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Specialties

A number of job banks focus on particular sub-specialties within librarianship; find these here. See also information on getting started in specific specialties.

Suggestions for additional resources? Email rachel@lisjobs.com.

Academic Institutions

  • The Greater Western Library Alliance lists openings in around 30 academic libararies. Click on "Job Advertisements" on the left.
  • UniversityJobs.com often includes a number of faculty/staff LIS positions.
  • Research and Faculty jobs from AERA - the Education and Research Network.
  • Academic 360 lists open positions in colleges and universities. Click on "Library Science."
  • EDUCAUSE aims to "help shape and enable transformational change in higher education through the introduction, use, and management of information resources and technologies in teaching, learning, scholarship, research, and institutional management." This means they often list library/information science positions.
  • Jobs in Library Information Management are listed at Higheredjobs.com. Scroll down the page and click on "libraries."
  • Insidehighered.com offers a job bank - registration required.
  • For a job in a research institution, look at the Association of Research Libraries Career Resources Online Service.
  • Aspiring library school deans and faculty members should visit this page from ALISE.
  • The jESSE listserv is for all discussion of higher education issues in librarianship, but is also a very good place to find library faculty job postings.
  • The Association for Educational Communications and Technology lists instructional positions, including those in library schools.
  • Academic Careers Online lists job openings in academia, including for librarians. Pick "library science" from their search options.

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Government

  • For library and information jobs with the U.S. government, check USAJOBS.
  • The Careers in Federal Libraries Google group lets federal librarians network and share information and job ads with students interested in working for the federal government.

Other Specialties

  • Theological librarians should look here for position postings from ATLA.
  • APRA (Association for Professional Researchers for Advancement) has a jobs page that lists openings in the field of development research.
  • Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials posts jobs & internships related to librarianship in Latin American, Latino, Caribbean, and/or Iberian Studies.

Science/Technical/Medical

  • LibraryJobs-STM is a Facebook group whose discussion board includes job postings for Science/Technical/Medical librarians. Must create a Facebook account to view.
  • EngLib is a blog for "scitech" librarians. Find job ads down the right-hand column; an RSS feed is also available.
  • Medical librarians should examine listings from the MLANet site.

School Media

  • School media specialists should examine job postings from MAME. (And don't forget to check under your state for state school media association listings.)

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