Contact: Leonard Kniffel
Editor-in-Chief, American Libraries
For Immediate Release
August 1, 2006


New JobLIST site combines American Libraries,
C&RL News online ads


CHICAGO - Employers and job seekers in library and information science and technology now have a completely searchable and all-inclusive Web resource at their command with the official launch of JobLIST.


A joint project of American Libraries magazine, the Association of College and Research Libraries' (ACRL) C&RL News, and ALA's Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR), the site was designed and developed by Fig Leaf Software of Washington, D.C. The new site incorporates the current AL and ACRL job sites and many services of HRDR, including placement services at the ALA Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference.


The site went for a live test drive in July and launched August 1. Employers can now submit job ads for AL, C&RL News, and the Web only, or for any combination of print and electronic formats and can make arrangements for payment online.


"We want to make this one-stop shopping at its finest," said Leonard Kniffel, AL editor-in-chief. "An all-inclusive, user-friendly job site for the profession is going to mean better job searches and successful hires all around - especially important during tough economic times."


JobLIST allows job seekers to do a "quick search" or to register for the site at no charge and do more advanced searching. The site sorts job listings not only by library type, but also by date, state, institution name, salary range, and other parameters. In addition, registered job seekers can post their resumes on the site and recruiters will be able to search those resumes confidentially. The site will include openings for professional and support staff in libraries of all types, in information technology, and at associations (including the American Library Association) and related institutions and companies.


"By putting the needs of job seekers and employers first, we hope to make JobLIST the number-one source for careers in LIST-that is, library and information science and technology," said ACRL Executive Director Mary Ellen Davis. "We welcome your suggestions at"


New JobLIST site combines American Libraries, C&RL News online ads