SLA Biomedical and Life Sciences Division


The Career Guidance & Employment Committee offers to review division members’ resumes at no charge and has aggregated the following career resources sites for your convenience.

Regardless of your membership status in SLA, we are happy to discuss your career options especially if you are looking to move into health or life sciences librarianship.

To submit your resume or to start a conversation with us about your career goals please contact Claudia Lascar, Committee Chair.

2014 Career Resources (Selective List)
Academic Library Jobs LIS Program Job Sites
Association Jobs Other Resources
Government Jobs Networking Sites
Journal Jobs Personnel Firms

Academic Library Jobs

Academic Employment Network

Chronicle Careers



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Association Jobs

American Library Association JobLIST offers 24/7 access to current job postings from all library types and related organizations. Ads are searchable by library type, job category, location, keyword, and more for increased access to the perfect opportunity for you.

ALA Library & Information Technology Association (LITA) offers jobs in library and information technology.

American Medical Informatics Association Career resources

American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Careers (Jobline)

ACRL Job/Residency/Internship Listings submitted by academic and research libraries and related institutions.

Canadian Library Association Job Search: Jobs are listed by province or simply choose “Show all Jobs” to view the career opportunities currently available to you across Canada, the United States or overseas.

Medical Library Association Jobs lists jobs in chronological and geographical order.

Special Library Association Job Search

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Government Jobs

Congressional Research Service Careers


Library of Congress Jobs

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Journal Jobs

Indeed includes all the job listings from major job boards, newspapers, associations and company career pages – and is updated throughout the day, every day.

Library Journal

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LIS Program Job Sites

Drexel College of Computing and Informatics Jobs Search Tool

Rutgers University School of Communication and Information Job Search

Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences Jobline

UCLA Department of Information Studies Job Listings & Resources

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign GSLIS Job Listing

University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill SILS: Jobs in Information Science

University of Tennessee–Knoxville SIS Library and Information Science Job Sites: Links are organized by country: United States, states, and additional countries alphabetically (Australia, Canada, International, and UK).

University of Toronto iSchool Job Site

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Networking Sites

Social Networking

Social Bookmarking

Social Sharing

Blogging & Microblogging

Mobile Social Media

Collaborative Applications

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Other Resources

Career Guide for Librarians a list of resources maintained by the students of the Syracuse University School of Information Studies.

LibInfoSciJobs (Twitter)

Libjobs is a job board service provided free to public, Academic and K-12 Libraries by WebClarity Software Inc.

LibraryCrossing consolidates every job it can find in the library domain and puts all of the job listings it locates in one place. Requires membership to apply to jobs.

LIS JobNet

Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) – METRO Job List

Wolper is a bibliography of library and information professional resources.

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Personnel Firms

AIM Library & Information Staffing specializes in providing information and library personnel staffing services. Offices in Northern and Southern California, view hot jobs by region.

BiblioTemps – Massachusetts Library System: Staffing Solutions supports short-term staffing needs.

InfoCurrent places information professionals in temporary positions, projects, and permanent jobs.

HERC: Higher Education Recruitment Consortium offers the largest database of higher education and related jobs in the world. Search using keywords (e.g. library, librarian) within a state or a region.

INALJ (The I Need a Library Job resource center!) is a community of information professionals working together to help you find a job!

John Keister & Associates helps libraries hire executive directors and upper management.

Ken Haycock & Associates specializes in executive search, including in libraries.

LAC Group has been involved in all aspects of library and information services since 1986.

LibGig offers jobs for librarians of all types and levels.

Library Job Postings on the Internet links to meta-sites with library job listings and individual libraries' job pages. Maintained by Sarah L. Johnson (1995-2013)

PRO LiBRA Associates Inc. is a library service company that staffs library and information centers in the Northeast.

Quality Staffing Specialists serves the Triangle region of North Carolina; Library/Records Managers is among their specialties.

Taylor & Associates – Library Management Solutions is a library placement service focusing on the San Francisco (CA) Bay Area.

WontawkLIS Staffing

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Rev. December 2013