While your friends and colleagues in SLA are often your best resource for finding out about jobs, online listings are not to be overlooked. These are the ones we know about. Please share any others you may know of by sending an email to the webmaster. Use the “Contact Us” link, upper left on this page.
Resources for all special librarians:
Sponsored by the Illinois Library Association and the Illinois Chapter of the Special Libraries Association. The Library JobLine of Illinois is used by hundreds of job-seekers throughout the state. It is designed to help you locate qualified staff to fill current positions by announcing your job openings to a wide audience of library and information professionals and support staff. If you have any questions, please contact the person or institution listed for more information about the job listing.
The I Need a Library Job (INALJ) jobs page is hosted by former LISjobs.com author, Naomi House and her volunteer staff. The comprehensive job list is organized by country, then by state or province. The page’s job list is compiled through the use of a list of terms provided on the page.
Hosted by the Library Associates Companies (LAC), LibGig Jobs is a comprehensive database of current library jobs in all library types. Search for positions by keyword, category, location (including internationally) and experience level.
Hosted by Reaching Across Illinois Library System, the RAILS jobs board provides library job postings in public libraries in Illinois. RAILS provides this service free of charge for their members. Member libraries and other employers may list library-related job openings on this page. All applications, interviews, hiring decisions, etc., are between the employers and job applicants.
As an information professional, a world of new possibilities is within your reach. The SLA Career Center is designed to be one of your essential tools for success in the years ahead.
Review a listing of faculty, staff, and graduate assistantship and graduate hourly positions available at the U of I’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science. The GSLIS-sponsored web-based Job Board is available free-of-charge to all GSLIS students and alumni and to employers of librarians and information specialists to help meet their organizational recruitment needs as quickly as possible.
Resources by specialty:
Chicago Area Law Librarians (CALL):
America Alliance of Museums:
Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA):
Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS):
Society of American Archivists (SAA)
Medical Librarians: We are not currently aware of any freely available regional job listings. The private list-servs of the Health Sciences Librarians of Illinois (HSLI) and Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association do post job openings