Both MLIS students and working librarians rely upon outside associations and organizations to build upon or launch their careers. Your university libraries are a great place to begin your research or interview professionals during the school year. But many students find that they need additional help in research, networking, or career information. There are online job boards, library science publications, scholarly papers, and career advice at your fingertips. The following resource selection will help find all of that along with additional training, librarian toolkits, industry news, research findings, and scholarships.
American Library Association. The ALA provides support and information for students who intend to work in library careers. Their professional toolkit contains scholarships, community relationships, professional ethics, and library jobs listings.
CareerOneStop Blog. A great job resource for students pursuing a master’s in library science online, the blog offers a range of library job-seekers resources. It maintains listings of free job search sites, salary finders, resume assistance, and much more.
Library Journal. Founded more than 140 years ago, Library Journal is a home for news, trends, book reviews, library technology articles, and studies on academic and public libraries. A great resource if you are an MLIS student.
The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL). A division of the ALA, the ACRL represents 10,000 libraries and individuals. Resources include updates on advocacy issues, awards and scholarships, mentoring, networking, and career assistance.
The Association of Research Libraries. The association hosts a networking forum for MLIS students at major public and private universities, public institutions, and federal government agencies. Learn about advocacy, career salaries, scholarships, research library trends, and issues.