For immediate release | June 22, 2010

ALA JobLIST Placement Center to host free webinar on finding and keeping library jobs

CHICAGO – The American Library Association’s (ALA) JobLIST Placement Center is launching a free webinar from 1-2 p.m. EDT on June 29. The webinar will explore resources for professional development, job searching and networking. To register, go to

Finding the right library job in the geographic locations and library types that fit your specific needs can be a challenge. This webinar is designed to help library workers explore the best resources among the wealth of information available. If you are seeking employment-- whether you are a new graduate, recently laid off, considering future employment options or looking for professional development resources to assist in maintaining your current employment—this workshop is for you.

The webinar presenter, Diane K. Kovacs has 15 years’ experience as a Web instructor and consultant. Her presentation will include information on library job meta-sites, federal and state job services, recruiting and placement services and business startup information for information professionals, among other topics.

For more than 30 years, the ALA Placement Service has provided opportunities for employers and job seekers to meet, network and achieve success in reaching their employment goals. For more information, visit the JobLIST Placement Center website or contact Placement Center Manager, Beatrice Calvin at or (800) 545-2433 ext. 4280.