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5/20/2015 » 5/22/2015
MLA Board Meeting

6/21/2015 » 6/26/2015
IAML-IMS Congress 2015 New York




Resources for the Recent Graduate
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Barr, Catherine. “Library Employment Sources on the Internet.” Computers in Libraries 32, no. 6 (2012): 9-12.

This article contains a comprehensive list of sources for job openings.

Clark, Joe C. “What Employers Want: Entry-Level Qualifications for Music Librarians." Notes - Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association 69, no. 3 (2013): 472-493.

The author reports on a study conducted of entry-level job announcements from MLA’s Job Placement Service’s Job List from 2008-2011.

Detmering, Robert and Claudene Sproles."Forget the Desk Job: Current Roles and Responsibilities in Entry-Level Reference Job Advertisements." College & Research Libraries73, no. 6 (2012): 543-555.

Examining the job advertisements posted on ALA’s JobLIST, the researchers find that entry-level positions in academic libraries involve a wide range of duties and responsibilities.

Chronicle of Higher Education. “First Time on the Market?”

Contains links to several articles from the Chronicle of Higher Education on applying for your first academic position.

Hodge, Megan and Nicole Spoor. "Congratulations! You've Landed an Interview: What do Hiring Committees really Want?" New Library World 113, no. 3 (2012): 139-161. DOI: 10.1108/03074801211218534

The researchers conducted a survey on librarians recently serving on hiring committees to find what advice they have for job seekers of entry-level professional positions in public and academic libraries.

Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki. “Looking for a Job.”

This webpage from the “Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki” contains links to online job search resources, blogs and websites to watch, posts and articles to read, as well as general tips for job seekers.

Stormes, Sheridan, and Gordon Theil. "Job Hunt Rhetoric: The Conversation Behind the Successful Search." In Careers in Music Librarianship II: Traditions and Transitions, eds. Paula Elliot and Linda Blair, 53-70. Lanham, Maryland: The Scarecrow Press, 2004.
Stormes and Theil provide essential information for those currently looking for positions in music librarianship. In addition to analyzing recent job postings and descriptions, they offer helpful advice for preparing job application materials.

Wright, H. Stephen. "What Are Libraries Seeking in New Hires?" Music Reference Services Quarterly 10, no. 3-4 (2006): 25-32.

Originally given as informal presentation at the Midwest Chapter Meeting of the Music Library Association in 2006, this article examines
some of the less frequently mentioned traits that administrators might look for in candidates for entry-level library positions.