For immediate release | January 8, 2011

ALA JobLIST launches free e-newsletter to help job seekers and employers

CHICAGO – ALA JobLIST launched its free bi-weekly e-newsletter ALA JobLIST Direct at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in San Diego this week.

The newsletter will keep you up to date on what’s going on with job-seeking and hiring in the profession—including information on new publications, professional development offerings and opportunities to connect and network.

The newsletter includes selected articles highlighting job search strategies and career development resources relevant to all library, information science and technology professionals. It will also cover ALA and other news relevant to both job seekers and employers, including timely updates about ALA JobLIST Placement Centers at conferences. ALA JobLIST Direct joins ALA's "Direct" family of newsletters, which also includes AL Direct and AL Student Direct.

If you didn’t receive a copy of the first issue of ALA JobLIST Direct and would like to subscribe, please sign up here. As with all ALA online publications, you may opt out of your subscription at any time. We look forward to hearing how we can make the newsletter as useful as possible to you.

ALA JobLIST is the American Library Association’s one-stop library jobs site and a top source for both job seekers and employers. Job seekers can see the latest listings at a glance and do quick searches among the hundreds of listings for professional and support staff in libraries of all types, in information technology, and at associations and related institutions and companies, using a variety of criteria (e.g., library type, date, institution, name, salary range). They can also post résumés securely for advertisers to search, save searches as a custom RSS feed for alerts, or request e-mail notification of jobs that match their criteria. JobLIST has wide online distribution, and advertising employers have multiple options for how candidates can respond.

ALA JobLIST is a joint project of the American Library Association's American Libraries magazine, the Association of College and Research Libraries' (ACRL) C&RL News magazine, and ALA's Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR).

American Libraries, the flagship magazine of the American Library Association, is delighted to extend its 100-year tradition of keeping readers informed in print and (increasingly) online and keeping library and information science and technology workers in touch with the profession’s most current concerns.

ACRL is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing more than 12,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments.

The mission of ALA's Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR) is to facilitate the development of librarianship as a profession. To accomplish this purpose, HRDR focuses on education and learning programs, recruitment of a diverse workforce, and policies and practices in the areas of management and human resources which best serve the needs of libraries and their employee. HRDR coordinates ALA's placement services through the ALA JobLIST Placement Center, which provides assistance with job placement in conjunction with the ALA Midwinter and Annual Conferences, as well as selected divisional national conferences.


David Connolly