Library Jobs and Careers in Illinois

ALA JobList: Career Resources

Date Added: May 15, 2012

  • Cover Letters--Resources for guidelines and examples of effective cover letters.
  • Interviewing--Articles on improving interview skills, including how to manage different types of interviews, how to answer tough questions, etc.
  • Negotiating--Articles on effective ways to negotiate salary offers.
  • Networking--Articles on why to network and how to do it effectively to meet your career goals.
  • Resumes--Resources that include guidelines for preparing effective resumes, as well as examples.


Date Added: May 15, 2012

  • Interviewing--Resources that provide possible interview questions, articles, and tips on successful interviewing.
  • Resumes--Resume writing advice and resources, both librarian-specific and general.

UMKC Library Career Guide

Date Added: May 15, 2012

  • Careers--Articles and tips for pursuing a library career.
  • Interviewing--Resources on interview do's and don'ts.
  • Resumes--Guidelines for writing a professional resume.

LIS Wiki

Date Added: May 15, 2012

If you're new to the profession or haven't searched for a library position in a while, this guide is designed for you..

Purdue Online Writing Lab: Job Search Writing

Date Added: May 15, 2012

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue.These OWL resources will help you prepare for the different types of writing you may do during the job search process.

Illinois workNet Center

Date Added: May 15, 2012

For the purpose of expanding economic opportunity, the Illinois workNet® Portal and Program utilizes partnerships and technology to expand seamless and real-time access to workforce development resources aimed at individuals, businesses and workforce professionals.

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