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Thank you for reading!

This blog would not exist without the participation of library professionals and I would be very grateful if you would help out!

The best way to contact me is hiringlibrarians AT gmail (although I am also on Twitter @hiringlib and on Tumblr ).

Here are some ways to participate.

If you WANT TO VOLUNTEER to help this blog operate:

Please answer a few questions on this form

If you have PARTICIPATED IN HIRING one or more librarians:

Take the original survey: (Currently hiring?  Include your contact information and we’ll work together to feature your answers and job posting)

Take the survey “What Should Potential Hires Learn in Library School?”:

Take the survey “What’s the Library Job Market Like Nowadays?”:

Please contact me directly if you are interested in being a regular participant in the: Further Questions feature or in being a “ringer” in our crowdsourced review of resumes/CVs

If you are a JOB HUNTER:

Take the survey!

Submit your resume or CV for crowdsourced review

Been on an interview lately?  What questions did they ask you?  Add them to the interview questions repository:

Applying somewhere?  Contact me and I’ll ask them to fill out the original survey so you can get a little more info about what they are looking for!


Contact me to do a joint interview with the person who hired you

If you are an AUTHOR OR RESEARCHER into LIS careers:

Please get in touch if you’re interested in doing a guest post


Please get in touch if you’re interested having your website featured on Job Hunter’s Web Guide


Please get in touch if you’re interested in describing what you do to support your students’ career paths.


Please get in touch if you’re interested talking about what you look for in applicants.

If you are a RECRUITER:

Please get in touch if you’re interested talking about the best ways for candidates to work with you.

If you are a CANDIDATE in a LIS Professional Association Election:

Please get in touch if you’re interested talking about your views on what your association can do for job hunters.

If you are ANY KIND OF PERSON (no robots!):

Comment on posts, Twitter or Tumblr – let’s dialogue!

Contact me with questions you think I should ask people who hire librarians, article recommendations, LIS career website leads, topic suggestions, feature ideas, and general musings or comments.

Again, the best way to contact me is hiringlibrarians AT gmail (although I am also on Twitter @hiringlib and on Tumblr ).

Thanks for your interest!

11 responses to “Participate

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  2. Anonymous

    From the job hunter’s side: If you’re hiring, please write a clear job description. State whether it’s public services, tech services, supporting sales, marketing or in IT and the types of audiences the job seeker would encounter. For an idea of what not to write, see any of Lexis’ job postings. Horribly obtuse. Every posting starts out with “Institution X is the best in the world blah blah blah”. I don’t care – the work I would be doing on the job is what is interesting to me, a glorious description of the campus and rolling hills not so much. After you’ve read 50 descriptions, they all kind of read the same, similar to comments about cover letters being dry and repetitive.

  3. Hi. Today, in my “alt” position as a Client Service Executive, I gently informed a new colleague that he had completely misrepresented the requested IT change that the client had submitted, and helped him re-structure the information so that the client would be able to accept it. Later, I held a cordial discussion with members of the same client team, explaining how we were going to fix an IT problem our own people had created, and doing so with my pleasant ‘you can understand this too’ reference/trainer voice, appearing to be a total expert in something I had just had explained to me a couple of days before (reminds me of when I used to be able to fake a strong/deep knowledge of math and combinatorics, just by reading the LC call numbers on the spines while talking to the mathematicians in the library.) The client ‘bought it,’ and came away feeling like we were the experts working with them to resolve the IT problem (rather than being the source of the given problem. :- ) )
    Anyway, if you’re interested in job post suggestions and thoughts from someone has moved on to a non-traditional position, after 20+ years as a prof librarian, pls check out my blog. For background, the first few entries, from mid January, provide a ‘memoir’ of the period a year ago when I transitioned into my non-traditional position. cheers, alt-lib

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  9. Kathy

    I stumble upon this blog from Twitter to look at today’s post. Wow! This is an awesome blog!! It is one stop shopping for those looking for a library job. Great job!

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