Ever wished for a REALLY BIG LIST of LIS jobs? Look no further than LisList. Keep reading to learn more.
What is it? Please give us your elevator speech!
LisList is a list of U.S. library jobs, updated daily. It includes public, academic, school, and special library jobs. We are especially interested in those that require an MLS or equivalent.
When was it started? Why was it started?
It started in February 2014, so it’s brand new. It was started to fill what we saw as a gap in the job search resources available for librarians. There are a number of good sites that offer articles and advice, and some of them include job listings by state or specialty, or job listings submitted by employers . But other than LisList, there is no clearinghouse with one big list of jobs (like the one Lisjobs featured in its heyday).
Who runs it?
Amadee Ricketts, a youth services librarian from Colorado, and James Orndorf, a photographer who happens to be married to a librarian.
Are you a “career expert”? What are your qualifications?
We are definitely not career experts, but we’re good at making lists.
Who is your target audience?
Librarians, aspiring librarians, and library workers.
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 list grows every day, but users can check it out as needed.
Does your site provide:
√ Job listings
Should readers also look for you on social media? Or is your content available in other formats?
√ Twitter: @theLisList (highlights a Job of the Day)
√ Tumblr: http://lislist.tumblr.com (highlights a Job of the Day)
Do you charge for anything on your site?
Can you share any stories about job hunters that found positions after using your site?
Not yet, but hopefully in the future.
Anything else you’d like to share with my readers about your site in particular, or about library hiring/job hunting in general?
Do you run a web resource focused on LIS jobs or careers? Or is there one you’d like to know more about? Email me a hiringlibrariansATgmail to suggest a site for the Job Hunter’s Web Guide.