Office for Human Resource Development & Recruitment

Recruit at ALA JobLIST Placement Center Open House

CHICAGO — As part of its continuing efforts to provide networking opportunities for employers and job seekers, the ALA JobLIST Placement Center will host an Open House from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday, June 30, 2013 during the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in Chicago.

Representatives from various libraries and library-related companies can take advantage of the opportunity to talk with conference attendees about their specific work environments—things that make their place of employment unique. There is no cost to participate in the Open House.

ALA still accepting sponsors for the 2014 class of Emerging Leaders

CHICAGO — The American Library Association’s (ALA) Emerging Leaders (EL) program is still accepting sponsors for the 2014 class of Emerging Leaders.  Completed Intent to Sponsor form (PDF)  should be submitted to the program coordinator, Beatrice Calvin by Friday, April 5, 2013.

Accepting appointments for free career counseling and resume reviews

CHICAGO - Free career counseling sessions and resume review help will be provided from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 26 and 27, 2013 in the ALA JobLIST Placement Center during the American Library Association’s (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Seattle.  The sessions will be held in the JobLIST Placement Center which will be located on Level 4, Hall E, in the front of Aisle 300 of the Washington State Convention Center.

Networking opportunities during ALA JobLIST Placement Center Open House, Sunday during Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO - As part of its continuing efforts to help job seekers and employers make connections, the ALA JobLIST Placement Center will once again host an Open House from 10:30 a.m. - noon on Sunday, Jan. 27th in the JobLIST Placement Center during the upcoming Midwinter Meeting in Seattle.  The Placement Center will be located on Level 4, Hall E, in the front of Aisle 300 of the Washington State Convention Center.

American Library Association announces Emerging Leader participants for class of 2013

CHICAGO —The American Library Association (ALA) has selected 55 to participate in its 2013 class of Emerging Leaders.  Instituted under ALA Past President Leslie Burger, the program is designed to enable library staff and information workers to participate in project planning workgroups; network with peers; gain an inside look into ALA structure; and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity early in their careers.

ALA 2013 scholarship online application now available

CHICAGO — Scholarship money is available for future librarians. 

The American Library Association (ALA) has more than $300,000 for students who are studying library science or school librarianship at the master's degree level.  Scholarships typically range from $1,500 to $7,000 per student per year.  The application and instructions are available online. The application deadline is March 1, 2013.

Survey results indicate salaries for librarians in 2012 flat – and in some cases lower

CHICAGO — According to results of the newly-released 2012 ALA-APA Salary Survey: Librarian – Public and Academic, with a less than 1 percent increase, salaries for librarians are basically flat. Survey responses from public and academic libraries in all 50 states and the District of Columbia indicate that salaries range from a low of $22,000 in public libraries to a high of more than $258,000, with the highest salary earners being library directors in university libraries.

Still time to become an Emerging Leader

CHICAGO — There’s still time to apply to the American Library Association’s (ALA) Emerging Leaders program.  Get program details and apply now. The deadline to apply is Aug. 3, 2012.

The program is designed to enable library workers to get on the fast track to ALA and professional leadership.  Participants are given the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, network with peers and gain an understanding of the ALA structure and wide range of activities.

2012 ALA scholarship recipients announced

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Scholarship Program has chosen the scholarship recipients for 2012-2013.  Recipients were selected for the following categories: General, Support Staff, and Specialty or Practice area, in children’s services, new media and federal librarianship.

Caregiver's Toolkit ready for use

CHICAGO —The American Library Association's Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship (COSWL) has created an online Caregiver's Toolkit that provides resources and links for both caregivers and those who supervise or work with someone who is a caregiver.

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