Learning about the Job
What a school library media specialist does, salaries, job outlook, mentoring and job shadowing programs, as well as testimonials from working library media specialists.
Library Education & Licensing
Information about certification, licensure and endorsement, and finding a library education program.
Finding a Job
Where to find job postings and job hunting tips.
Useful tools for recruiting to the school library media profession.
Each state was asked to provide information on licensure, scholarships, library education, job hunting, mentoring, and recruitment efforts.
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. 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.
Developed by the AASL Recruitment for the Profession Task Force. In 2001 the task force was charged with preparing a multi-year plan including current statistics on retirements from the field, shortfalls of qualified library media specialists and recommending strategies for AASL and its affiliate organizations to take.