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Published: May 4, 2024 by Aryn Prestia 

As a student new to the library and information services space, it can be tempting to start looking into jobs to see what could be available upon graduation. While Linkedin and Indeed may have been good options for finding jobs after your undergraduate studies, did you know that there are career sites specifically geared towards finding librarians with MLIS degrees?

Be sure to add these sites to your job-seeking toolbox:

INALJ (I Need a Library Job…) 

Run by a fellow-librarian and a team of volunteers, this site is updated weekly and can easily be sorted by state.

ALA JobList

Run by the American Library Association, this site lists jobs for libraries throughout the U.S. It includes signifiers that employers can add such as “Member Company” meaning that the organization is a member of ALA, “Diversity Focus” meaning that the organization is seeking more diverse candidates, and a “Jobs you May Like” feature that aligns similar jobs to each posting you view.

SJSU Career Trends Report

This nationally-recognized resource comes from our very own iSchool. It provides data and analysis regarding the Library and Information Service job market as well as explanations of the skill sets that employers are seeking.

Special Library Association Career Center

Hosted by SLA, this site includes both “traditional” library jobs (public, academic, etc.) as well as “non-traditional” locations where librarians are very much needed like businesses, law firms, museums, and more.

Archives Gig

This site is run by an employee from the iSchool at the University of Wisconsin and includes Archive-specific positions from all over the country. Updated on a weekly (and sometimes daily) basis, the site also offers a newsletter feature to send jobs directly to your inbox. 

Hiring Librarians

Run by a librarian and a team of volunteers, this site includes resources like practice interview questions, salary transparency surveys, and even books about the hiring process.


The ultimate career tool – Handshake is a free resource for SJSU iSchool students. With new jobs and internships posted daily as well as virtual career events to attend, Handshake is an essential part of your job search experience. You can learn more about how to activate your iSchool Handshake account here

One More Thing…

Here are a few job opportunities that might be of interest!


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