For immediate release | June 25, 2021

Programs and Activities for Job Seekers

The ALA JobLIST Placement & Career Development Center will offer several career-guidance programs, mentoring, and a Job Fair. All events, which are listed below, are free. All times are Central. For more details, visit the Center’s web page.

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Ask HR; 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.; Advance registration not required. Join Zoom Meeting

Do you have questions about what employers expect of job candidates and new staff? Do you want to know how to make yourself shine above other candidates? Do you want advice from someone who does hiring in libraries? If you responded yes to any of these questions, then join us for an informal discussion/Q&A session where you can gain an insider's perspective on what employers really look for in job candidates. Come prepared to ask library human resource professionals your questions about the current hiring situation in libraries. Hiring managers from academic and public libraries along with Library of Congress representatives will be available to answer your questions.

Library Career Alternatives: How to Market Your Transferable Skills to Land Your Next Job; 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Register in advance.

Are you feeling stuck in your current job and wondering what to do next? Or are you just considering your career options? If so, then you will want to attend this complimentary webinar. The librarian, or information professional skill set is highly transferable and applicable in the rapidly changing information job market. There are many opportunities across industries that allow library workers to utilize their skills in non-traditional library careers — not just in academic, public, or school libraries. You probably already know that any company that deals with information has a need for information professionals (whether they realize it or not). Join us as we discuss ways you can expand your job search and discover the variety of employment options available to you. You can leave the session with tools to help you feel empowered to land your next rewarding position.

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Job Fair; 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Employers will be available to talk about their institutions and available positions. Participating employers are listed on our Recruiters at Conference page. Job seekers and others interested in attending information sessions with the listed employers my join the session by going here: Join Job Fair. Registration is NOT required. Visit JobLIST to see open positions.

Monday, June 28, 1:00 – 4:00pm and Tuesday, June 29, 9:00am – 12:00pm


Are you looking for some guidance and advice related to your library career? If so, the ALA JobLIST Placement and Career Development Service will host short mentoring sessions. Mentors with experience in academic and public libraries will be available to offer suggestions and guidance to help you discover ways to advance in your library career. The service will be facilitated by the ACRL - University Libraries Section. Mentoring sessions are available by appointment. Sign-up now, as appointments may go quickly.

The ALA JobLIST Placement & Career Development Service is managed by the ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR).

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ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR)


Beatrice Calvin

Manager, Professional Development

Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR)