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Career Development Links

We've compiled the following links to assist you in locating useful resources to identify available jobs in both regular and special libraries, write your resume, sharpen your interviewing skills, and know your salary worth.


SLA Awards
This is a listing of many scholarships offered by the SLA to Masters, PhD, and post-doc students.

General Library Positions

ALA JobList
ALA maintains an extensive search engine for jobs in all areas of librarianship.

ALA Links to Lists of Jobs
ALA's links to other job lists (including JobList) hosted by external organizations.

IFLA's mailing list for job postings.

Special Library Positions

SLA Career Center
You must be an SLA member to access this section, which includes feature articles, career, interview and resume writing advice, and international careers.

The American Association of Law Libraries maintains this list of jobs.

MLA Jobs
The Medical Library Association has a job posting list as well.

Music Library Association Jobs
The Music Library Association has a number of job-seeking links.

Resume Help

Resume and Cover Letter Guide
A general guide to resumes, cover letters, and thank you notes.

Newlen, Robert. Resume Writing and Interviewing Techniques That Work: A How-To-Do-It Manual For Librarians. SILS Library, Z682.35.V62 N49 2006.


Interviewing Guide
This is a blog post from a blogging librarian about how best to navigate an interview.

Neely, Teresa, editor. How to Stay Afloat in the Academic Library Job Pool. SILS Library Stacks and Reserves, Z682.4.C63 H69 2011.


Libraries and Salary Information
An ALA website with links to external sites with databases and ALA's living wage resolution.

SLA Salary Survey. SILS Reference, Z682.4.S65 S58.

Ernst and Young. Unlocking the Door to Higher Compensation: Your Key to the Salary Maze. SILS Library, Z682.4.S65 U55 1996.

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