Recruitment and Retention

A library is only as good as its staff. Attracting, hiring, and retaining the best talent is a large and important part of any library administrator's job. The resources here provide information on recruitment and retention of key staff and diversity awareness in the workplace.

  • AASL's Recruitment to School Librarianship
    Provides 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.
  • ACRL's Recruiting to the Profession
    Recruitment of the next generation of academic librarians is one of the most pressing issues facing the profession and the association today.
  • ALA Mentoring Opportunities
    Mentoring resources from across ALA's Divisions, Round Tables, Offices and Affiliates.
  • ALA Recruitment Clearinghouse
    An interactive resource for people interested in assisting others to begin or advance in various library career paths. The Clearinghouse presents current and past recruitment efforts that may be replicated, as well as a variety of recruitment resources. The Clearinghouse was created by and continues to be monitored by members of the ALA Recruitment Assembly, a group charged with facilitating communication about activities related to recruiting for the profession.