Job Listing Sites and Resources

If you are new to the information profession, or it has been a long time since you conducted a you may want to start by checking out the guidelines, checklists, tips and tricks for how to find a library job on liswiki.com (link is external). Although in need of updating (the last update was in 2010), this can still provide useful insights as you lay out your own job search strategy. You may also want to check out this digital booklet packed with job search tips from LAC, a library staffing agency.

For general information about librarian wages, trends, and related job titles, see Summary Report for United States.

For public library salary information, see Library Journal’s LJ Placement and Salary Survey for 2015 (link is external) for the latest on who is getting hired and how much money they are making.

California-Specific Job Resources

Association Job Resources

Other LIS Job Resources

General Job Listing Resources

When searching general jobsites, you’ll probably want to search on multiple keywords in addition to library or librarian. For example, consider searching on records manager, digital archivist, business researcher, information specialist, etc.

Additional Resources to Check

In addition to the resources noted above, consider these other places to check for possible library/information job postings:

  • State government websites
  • State Department of Education websites
  • State Library websites (for those states that have State Libraries)
  • State library association websites

Also, you may want to check out How to Apply for a Library Job for tips about acing the application process. Some of the information is a bit outdated, but overall it’s a pretty comprehensive overview.

Employers

If you have an employment opportunity you'd like to publicize, post the position through the SJSU Handshake system. Read more about SJSU Handshake.

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