Library / Media Centers
/ Research Libraries
College, Coe Library in Mt. Vernon, Iowa offers a number of internship
and independent study opportunities.
The Delaware Valley Chapter of the Association of College and Research
Libraries offers an annual stipend of up to $1,000 to graduate library
students who have demonstrated interest in academic librarianship.
For more information contact Lisa Stillwell, Information Literacy
Librarian, Franklin & Marshall College, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
of a Profession, the ACRL/ARL recruitment video, highlights the
role of academic librarians and the satisfactions to be realized in
the profession. It includes interviews with academic librarians who
discuss what they do and why they made their career choices.
The Association for Research Libraries provides a database of Research
Library Internship and Residency Programs along with a listing
of related readings and resources.
The Association of College and Research Libraries Recruiting
to the Profession webpage provides links to recruitment brochures,
videos, and publications, including the "Job of a Lifetime"
series published bi-monthly in College & Research Libraries
Stevens, Jen and Rosemary Streatfeild. Recruitment and Retention,
SPEC Kit 276. Washington, D.C.: Association of Research Libraries,
September 2003. See the "Recruitment to the Profession"
section on pages 106-119 for descriptions of initiatives at the University
of California, Irvine, the University of Delaware, Johns Hopkins University,
the Library of Congress, and the University of Pittsburgh.
Sutton, Margot. "Job Shadow Day: Recruitment to the Profession."
College & Research Libraries News 61, no. 4 (April 2000).
Summarizes job shadow days in a number of academic libraries.
Information Technology/Systems, Reference, Paraprofessional/Support
The Library Information Technology Association sponsors four LITA
scholarships to encourage the entry of qualified persons into
the library and information technology field.
Children / Youth
The Reference and User Services Association Careers
in Reference webpage promotes the variety and excitement of reference
work. Includes a pdf brochure for distribution.
The American Library Association promotes library careers working
and young adults.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook describes the nature of
work, working conditions, employment patterns, job outlook, earnings
and other career considerations for Library
Assistants/Clerical and Library
The American Library Association Library
Support Staff Resource Center lists job titles, state certification
programs, paraprofessional associations, and other career resources.
This page is maintained
by the ALA Recruitment Assembly in liaison with the ALA Office for Human
Resource Development and Recruitment. Please send recommendations for
additions or changes to jbrewer at udel.edu.
Last update January 5, 2005.