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Post a Job

Post a job to the library world's premiere job search site: ALA JobList.

Post a job opening to RUSA-L, RUSA's online discussion list:

  • To subscribe, send an email to  with the following subject:
  • Subscribe rusa-l firstname lastname
  • (replace firstname and lastname above with your first and last names.) 
  • Do not put anything in the body of the message. 
  • You can also click on the "Subscribe" link here:

Post job openings in library and information technology on LITA's job site.

Find a job

ALA JobList

Get Library Jobs

I Need A Library Job

Internet Library for Librarians

Library Crossing


LibInfoSciJobs (Twitter)

Library Journal Job Zone


LIS JobNet

LITA Job Site

Library Postings on the Internet

ProLibra Associates, Inc. (a library service company providing experienced personnel who are specialists in all facets of library service and maintenance to corporations, public entities and individuals)

The Networked Librarian Job Search Guide

Wontawk LIS Staffing


The Chronicle of Higher Education

Higher Ed Jobs

Educause Career Center


American Alliance of Museums

American Medical Informatics Association

American Society for Information Science and Technology 

American Theological Association

Art Libraries Society of North America

Association of Independent Information Professionals

Association for Library and Information Science Education

Association of Research Libraries

Library and Information Technology Association (LITA)

Medical Library Association

Music Library Association

Society of American Archivists

Special Library Association JOB Bank

*State and Regional Chapters (by State or region)



Archives Gig

Council of Non-Profits Job Bank

International Employment Opportunities and Funding Sources for Librarians

*Special Libraries Association Listservs by chapter/state/region
Many employers post job listings via Listservs because of the wide audiences they reach. These are a great way to network for job seekers and job posters.


Smithsonian Institute


How do I find out more about the day-to-day responsibilities of an academic reference librarian? A public reference librarian?

Professional Competencies for Reference and User Services Librarians

What are the educational requirements?

Most librarian positions require a Master of Library Science (MLS) or a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree, preferably from a school accredited by the American Library Association (ALA). There are many options regarding program style and size. Undergraduate degrees in almost any subject area are appropriate. Please visit the ALA website for more information on accredited masters programs.

What is the job outlook for librarians?

Available online, the “Occupational Outlook Handbook” suggests that the number of librarian jobs is projected to grow about 7 percent between 2010 and 2020. By 2020, librarians are expected to hold more than 166,000 jobs. In addition, more than 2 out of 3 librarians are aged 45 or older, which will result in many job openings over the next decade as many librarians will retire.

Where can I find salary information?

Library salaries vary depending upon your experience, the size of the library, and what region of the country the library is located in. Most professional positions within libraries require a master’s degree in library and information science. For more information about salary, please visit the “Occupational Outlook Handbook” and ALA JobList.  You can also find information on Salary Negotiation on ALA’s JobList page and the ALA Survey of Librarian Salaries 2010.

Also, you can find helpful information from the ALA Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA), including improving salary/status and salary negotiation. The ALA-APA is a nonprofit professional organization established “to promote the mutual professional interests of librarians and other library workers.” To that end, the ALA-APA is focused on two broad areas:

  • Certification of individuals in specializations beyond the initial professional degree.
  • Direct support of comparable worth and pay equity initiatives, and other activities designed to improve the salaries and status of librarians and other library workers.

General Employment Resources:

Cover Letters: