Today’s web resource is a state-focused page: it’s Colorado’s Library Jobline. Not being from Colorado myself, I actually learned about it in a very vain way – they link to Hiring Librarians! Even if you’re not from Colorado, take a look. They’ve got a helpful resources page, and (as we’ll find out at the end of the interview) they do have opportunities for librarians from all over. Plus they’re collecting data about library jobs, and giving you the opportunity to access it, should you want to do your own research project.
What is it? Please give us your elevator speech!
LibraryJobline is a service of the Colorado State Library that gives employers and job seekers in/around Colorado a place to connect.
When was it started? Why was it started?
LibraryJobline went live in January 2007. Prior to LibraryJobline, the Colorado State Library posted job ads on its own website. We decided to streamline the process by creating a dedicated site where employers could post and manage their own ads, and where job seekers could easily find them. It also is a valuable tool for collecting data on the job climate in Colorado. We report our findings at http://www.lrs.org/fastfacts.php.
Who runs it?
It is run by Library Research Service, a unit of the Colorado State Library.
Are you a “career expert”? What are your qualifications?
We do not currently offer career advice our guidance, though we do have a “Resources” page where we link to external content.
Who is your target audience?
Employers and job seekers within/around Colorado.
What’s the best way to use your site? Should users consult it daily? Or as needed? Should they already know what they need help with, or can they just noodle around?
The best way to use the site is to create an account and customize your profile so that you receive email notifications when jobs match your criteria. For example, you can choose the type of library, salary, and education requirements that best fit you. You also get a custom RSS feed that displays relevant jobs.
LibraryJobline also has a search page, giving you a handy tool for researching previous job ads. You can quickly and easily view data for the 2000+ jobs that have been posted since 2007.
Does your site provide:
√ Job Listings √ Links
Should readers also look for you on social media? Or is your content available in other formats? Please include links, subscription information, or other details if pertinent
√ Twitter: https://twitter.com/libraryjobline
Do you charge for anything on your site?
Nope. It is 100% free for employers and job seekers.
Can you share any stories about job hunters that found positions after using your site?
Anything else you’d like to share with my readers about your site in particular, or about library hiring/job hunting in general?
Although LibraryJobline is a product of the Colorado State Library, we accept and encourage job ads from all libraries, regardless of location.