Job Resources

For jobs in the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia that do not require a MLIS degree, go to the MLIS not required page. For DMV jobs that require the MLIS, go to  MLIS-required. Some are listed in both (those expressing “MSLIS preferred,” e.g.) You’ll find jobs in libraries, archives, museums, governmental agencies, corporations, law firms, non-profits, and more.

Here is a list of job resources to assist prospective and current students, as well as alumni, in the job hunt. This list is far from exhaustive, but should be helpful as you look for a job. Good luck!

Job Posting Sites

DCLA Career Portal

GenJobs –  Genealogy related jobs

I Need a Library Job (INALJ): Job aggregator containing both traditional and nontraditional library and information professional job listings.

LibGig: Offers information professionals looking for work a place to connect with employers with a skills gap

Library of Congress Internships and Fellowships

Library of Congress jobs

Library jobs

MLA Job Line – Maryland Library Association

Music Library Association Job postings 

SAA Career Center – Society of American Archivists jobs in the archives field

VLA Job Line – from the Virginia Library Association

USA Jobs: The Federal government’s official job list, including library, archives, and museum positions.

Campus positions

CatholicU Libraries:  The libraries hire students in full-time, part-time, and work-study positions.

Graduate Library Preprofessional (GLP) Program: The GLP program allows new and currently enrolled students in the Library and Information Science program to obtain paralibrarian work experience in the university libraries, thus establishing a foundation for their first professional positions.

 Professional Organization Job Sites

American Alliance of Museums (AAM)

American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)

American Library Association (ALA)

Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA)

Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)

Medical Library Association (MLA)

Special Library Association (SLA)

Society of American Archivists (SAA)

Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP)

 Additional Resources

Catholic University Center for Academic and Career Success: Programs, services and resources designed to encourage and assist students and alumni in obtaining their employment and educational goals.

Hack Library School: A blog by library school students, for library school students. Advice on how to make the most of your time in library school, as well as commentary and insights on LIS-related topics.

Hiring Librarians: Insights from employers, hiring managers, and job hunters on the hiring process. Includes resume, interview, and library school advice.

Library Career People: Professional guidance and advice for librarians, library staff, and those thinking of entering the profession.

Open Cover Letters: Anonymous cover letters from hired librarians and archivists.

Library Journal Placements & Salaries Survey: Trends of how the field looks for those librarians and information specialists that are just entering the profession.

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