Recruitment and Retention
- AASL's Recruitment to School Librarianship
Provides information to those interested in becoming school library media specialists as well as those seeking to recruit people to the profession. It provides information on the job itself, the job outlook, education and licensing across the U.S., job hunting, and ideas for recruitment. Information from individual states is provided where available.
- ALA Mentoring & Recruitment Efforts
Mentoring and recruitment resources from across ALA's Divisions, Round Tables, Offices and Affiliates.
- Librarian Recruitment Press Kit (last updated 2007)
With three states and the District of Columbia already "majority minority" and Texas well on its way, America's libraries are adding multilingual materials and services in response to shifting demographics. Still missing in most libraries, however, is library staff that looks like and speaks like the diverse populations they serve. Of the roughly 4,000 library master's degrees awarded in 2001-2002, only 5 percent went to African Americans, 3.6 percent to Hispanics, 2.8 percent to Asian/Pacific Islanders and .5 percent to American Indians. The American Library Association (ALA) is committed to changing this landscape.
- Library and Information Studies and Human Resource Utilization Policy Statement (PDF, 9 pages)
Statement to recommend categories of library personnel and levels of training and education appropriate to the preparation of personnel for these categories.
- Office for Human Resource Development & Recruitment (HRDR)
Facilitates the development of librarianship as a profession through education programs, recuritement of a diverse workforce, and communication with libraries on issues relating to management and human resources..
- Professional Tips Wiki - Recruitment and Retention
Offers readings and related topics such as education, certification, international credentials and more.
- Professional Tips Wiki - Staffing in School Libraries
Resources to aid in the appropriate staffing of school libraries.
- Staff Development Clearinghouse
This Clearinghouse is composed of a variety of materials collected from all types of libraries throughout the United States. The materials included consist of Staff Development and Personnel policy statements, training and orientation manuals, Staff Development programs, projects, a list of pertinent Web Sites, and referrals. The Clearinghouse is designed to serve as a resource for any library in its planning or implementation of Staff Development policies or training programs.