Furthering your library career...

The American Library Association is committed to the recruitment of a diverse workforce. By providing leadership, resources, and training, the Association is actively engaged in supporting recruitment efforts at the local level.

Recruitment

Love the library career you have? What better way to build on your positive experiences than to encourage others to join this rewarding and versatile profession.  The following resources can help you on this path.

The American Library Association is committed to the recruitment of a diverse workforce. By providing leadership, resources, and training, the Association is actively engaged in supporting recruitment efforts at the grass-roots level. 

 

  • ALA Recruitment Assembly
    Members represent various units within ALA and the profession as a whole.  They work to facilitate communication and cooperation within the library community regarding activities related to recruiting for the profession.
     
  • Recruitment Clearinghouse Wiki 
    Toolkit for people planning career days or involved in recruiting people to the library profession in general.  Includes a multitude of resources. Developed by the Recruitment Assembly.
     
  • Recruiting for Diversity
    These tips, success stories and resources are meant to support your first tool as a recruiter to build a multicultural workforce.
     
  • Recruiting to Academic Librarianship
    This page provides links to resources for recruiting academic and research librarians.
     
  • Recruitment to Public Librarianship
    This page provides links to information about Public Librarianship as a career and additional recruitment tools.
     
  • Recruitment to School Librarianship
    This Web site has been developed to provide information to those interested in becoming school library media specialists as well as those seeking to recruit people to the profession.
     
  • Summary report of the ALA Town Hall Meeting 'Recruitment @ Your Library' teleconference/webcast held on April 26, 2002 discussing the need for increased efforts in recruiting to the library profession.  An initiative of ALA-Past President, John W. Berry.
     
  • Career Day Network
    A national network of library workers trained to participate in local career fairs and represent the library profession.  Training sessions are held during the ALA Midwinter Meetings.  For additional information on training, or to get a representative to attend a local career fair, contact the ALA  Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR) at 1-800-545-2433 ext. 4277, hrdr@ala.org.