Recruiters at Conference

Note: Job Seekers do not have to register for the conference to come to the ALA JobLIST Placement & Career Development Center, attend any of our workshops, or to use Placement services. 

Check this page often, as it will be updated with more employers as we get closer to the conference.

Listed below are the names of employers who will have a recruitment booth and/or participate in the Open House/Job Fair in the ALA JobLIST Placement and Career Development Center during the ALA 2019 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.  The Center will be located in the Marriott Marquis Hotel - Independence Ballroom.

The Open House/Job Fair will be held on Sunday, June 23, 2019, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm. Representatives will be available to talk with conference attendees about their individual work environments as well as activities in and around their institutions (i.e. sports, arts, music, community involvement, etc). There is no cost to participate in the Open House.

For the ALA 2019 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., the ALA JobLIST Placement & Career Development Center will be open Saturday and Sunday, June 22 - 23, 2019; 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (both days). 

If you plan to attend the ALA 2019 Annual Conference, be sure you come to the ALA JobLIST Placement & Career Development Center to talk to employers. They are eager to talk with job seekers and will often grant an interview on the spot. If they are busy at the time you stop by, they may schedule an interview for a time that is later in the conference. You are free to walk around the Placement & Career Development Center and talk to any and/or all of the employers there. Be sure to bring extra copies of your resume with you to the Placement Center.


Recruiters with a booth:


  1. Austin Public Library
    Austin, Texas

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    The Austin Public Library (APL) serves as a center where people from all walks of life – working professionals, retirees, immigrants, students, artists, teens, families with children and more – can come together to explore new ideas, interests and technologies. For many staff members, being a part of the community’s pursuit of knowledge and discovery makes working at the Library a meaningful and satisfying experience. Join our team of diverse, innovative thinkers and go-getters! Visit our website to see some of the exciting things we’re doing every day.


    The Austin Public Library strives to provide customers premier library services system-wide by offering programs and information that meet the needs of a highly diverse Austin community. The Library system consists of the Central Library, the Austin History Center, Recycled Reads Bookstore and 20 branches. The current budget is $52.1 million with a staff of 443 employees throughout the system. Nationally recognized, the Austin Public Library system has received numerous accolades for excellence and innovation.

  2. Enoch Pratt Free Library
    Baltimore, Maryland

    Enoch Pratt Free Library logo

    The Enoch Pratt Free Library is one of the oldest free public library systems in the United States. Serving the community for over 120 years. We serve the residents of Baltimore with branch libraries throughout the city, and the residents of Maryland as the State Library Resource Center. Our mission is "to provide equal access to information, services, and opportunities that empower, enrich, and enhance the quality of life for all." We offer an attractive benefits package. Stop by our booth in the ALA Placement Center to learn more about what the Pratt Library has to offer and how you can become a part of the Enoch Pratt Free Library team. We would love to talk to you.

  3. Library of Congress
    Washington, D.C.

    Library of Congress logoThe Library of Congress is the world’s largest collection of knowledge in almost all languages and formats, offering access to the creative record of the United States – and extensive materials from around the world – both on-site and online. It is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office. With nearly 100 different job types—from librarians, policy analysts, scientists, archivists, and chemists to accountants, contract specialists, data analysts, IT specialists, and visitor services specialists—our work is diverse and challenging. We look for employees with a wide range of skills and professions who will share and help shape our mission.


    The Library of Congress offers employees a variety of learning modalities to allow for the continuing performance improvement and professional development as employees progress through their careers.


    Whatever your aspirations, the Library of Congress is a great place to build a career. Learn more about our current job opportunities by visiting our booth #5 in the Placement Center while at the ALA Conference, or go to

  4. Philadelphia Free Library
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  5. Sonoma County Library
    Rohnert Park, California

    Sonoma County Library Library logoSonoma County represents the best of Northern California —over 50 state and regional parks, miles of rugged Pacific coastline, towering redwood forests, 425 wineries, thriving arts and cultural activity, and close proximity to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, make it an exciting place to live and work.


    The Sonoma County Library —originally formed in 1975— now serves approximately 495,000 residents throughout the county in the cities, towns, and communities of Cloverdale, Cotati, Guerneville, Healdsburg, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Sonoma and Windsor. Through library services and programs at our 14 branches, online, and through targeted outreach, we embrace our mission to bring information, ideas and people together to build a stronger community.


    Please stop by our booth in the ALA JobLIST Placement & Career Development Center for a list of our current openings. SCL is an equal opportunity employer.

  6. Southeastern Public Library System of Oklahoma
    McAlester, Oklahoma

    Southeastern Public Library System of Oklahoma logoSoutheastern Public Library System of Oklahoma (SEPLSO) provides library service to 15 branches throughout 7 counties of southeastern Oklahoma. Headquartered in beautiful McAlester, SEPLSO is a quickly growing and thriving library system with over eighty employees. In addition to having just updated our pay scales, SEPLSO provides a generous benefit package that includes health and life insurance, a 14% retirement contribution, and separate sick and vacation time. Our service area is dotted with several state parks, lakes and rivers, and the City of McAlester is quickly growing into the hub of southeast Oklahoma. We are specifically looking for a Technical Services Librarian with strong skills in acquisition. The librarian chosen for this position will have the opportunity to restructure SEPLSO’s Technical Service department and work with an energetic management team to lead SEPLSO into the future. Our staff will be happy to speak with you about this position, other opportunities, and life in southeastern Oklahoma. SEPLSO is an equal opportunity employer.

Open House/Job Fair Employer Participants

In addition to the employers who are listed above, several other employers will participate in the Open House/Job Fair on Sunday, June 23, 2019, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   They are listed below.

  1. American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees
    Washington, D.C.

  2. Auburn University Libraries
    Auburn, Alabama

  3. Birmingham Public Library
    Birmingham, Alabama

  4. Brown University Library
    Providence, Rhode Island

  5. Cornell University Library
    Ithaca, New York

  6. Fairfax County Public Schools
    Falls Church, Virginia

  7. HathiTrust
    Ann Arbor, Michigan

  8. Hennepin County
    Minnetonka, Minnesota

  9. Iron Mountain, Inc.
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Positions in D.C. and Chicago

  10. Kennesaw State University
    Kennesaw, Georgia

  11. Mississippi University for Women
    Columbus, Mississippi

  12. Montclair Public Library
    Montclair, New Jersey

  13. Montgomery County Library Information Network (MCLINC)
    Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

  14. Montrose Regional Library District
    Montrose, Colorado

  15. Multnomah County Library
    Portland, Oregon

  16. New Orleans Public Library
    New Orleans, Louisiana

  17. New York University
    New York, New York

  18. Northeastern University Library
    Boston, Massachusetts

  19. Northern Arizona University - Cline Library
    Flagstaff, Arizona

  20. Princeton Public Library
    Princeton, New Jersey

  21. Rollins College
    Winter Park, Florida

  22. Sweet Briar College
    Sweet Briar, Virginia

  23. University at Buffalo
    Amherst, New York

  24. University of Miami Libraries
    Coral Gables, Florida

  25. University of North Carolina Charlotte - Atkins Library
    Charlotte, North Carolina

  26. University of West Florida Libraries
    Pensacola, Florida

  27. West Virginia Library Commission
    Charleston, West Virginia


As part of its continuing efforts to help job seekers re-tool their skills and prepare for job searches, the ALA JobLIST Placement & Career Development Center will sponsor a number of workshops .

Check this page often, as it will be updated with more employers as we get closer to the conference.

If you have questions or need more information, send an email to or call 800/545-2433 ext. 4280.


Rev. June 18, 2019