Category Archives: Recruitment

Time Is Running Out to Register for the Job Fair

If you’re looking to fill vacant positions in your library, consider participating in the Job Fair during the upcoming ALA Annual Conference in San Diego. The Open House/Job Fair ─ scheduled for Sunday, June 30, 2024, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm ─ is the perfect place to have great conversations about open (or soon to be available) positions. 

Although time is quickly running out, employers may still submit the online participation form. There is no cost to participate, but Read the rest

Still Time to Reserve Space to Recruit at the ALA Annual Conference

If your library has vacant positions that you plan to fill this year, consider meeting with job seekers in the ALA JobLIST Placement & Career Development Center at the upcoming American Library Association’s Annual Conference in San Diego (June 27 – July 2, 2024).

Human Resource professionals, library directors, and hiring managers can make real connections with exceptional candidates at every level. The Center offers private interview areas to ensure confidentiality. Reserve a recruitment booth now. 

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Find the Perfect Employee for Your Open Positions at the ALA Annual Conference

If your library has vacant positions that you plan to fill this year, consider meeting with job seekers in the ALA JobLIST Placement & Career Development Center at the upcoming American Library Association’s Annual Conference in San Diego (June 27 – July 2, 2024).

Human Resource professionals, library directors, and hiring managers can make real connections with exceptional candidates at every level. The Center offers private interview areas to ensure confidentiality. Reserve a recruitment booth now. 

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Get Ready for the Job Fair at ALA Annual Conference in June

If your library has vacant positions that you plan to fill this year, consider meeting with job seekers in the ALA JobLIST Placement & Career Development Center at the upcoming American Library Association’s Annual Conference in San Diego (June 27 – July 2, 2024).

Human Resource professionals, library directors, and hiring managers can make real connections with exceptional candidates at every level. The Center offers private interview areas to ensure confidentiality. Reserve a recruitment booth now. 

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Strategies to Ensure Your Job Offers are Accepted

As a human resource professional or hiring manager, have you ever gone through an entire hiring process, found what your team thought was the perfect candidate, and made an offer, only to have the offer rejected? Did you second-guess yourself? Did you not pay enough attention to the candidate’s priorities, concerns, and/or engagement? Did you neglect to stay in communication with the candidate? Did you wonder if you missed any signs that would have indicated the candidate was unhappy with Read the rest

ACRL Library Worker Retention Toolkit Available

There are many reasons for worker turnover and just as many strategies to help retain employees. While effective retention strategies benefit all employees and organizations, they are especially crucial for institutions committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This is one reason why the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of ALA, has announced the launch of a new Library Worker Retention Toolkit. This freely available resource provides effective employee retention strategies for academic libraries, including ideas Read the rest

Perfect Time and Place to Connect

Library workers from around the world will be meeting in Chicago at the ALA  Annual Conference & Exhibition, June 22-27, 2023. It’s the perfect time for employers and job seekers to connect. The Open House/Job Fair ─scheduled on Sunday, June 25, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm─ is the perfect place to have great conversations about open (or soon to be available) positions. 

The ALA JobLIST Placement & Career Development Center is still accepting forms for employers who want to participate Read the rest

Plan Now to Make Connections at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago

Together again in Chicago! Library workers from around the world will be meeting in Chicago at the ALA 2023 Annual Conference, June 22 – 27, 2023. Join us in the ALA JobLIST Placement & Career Development Center (the Center) where meaningful connections can be made for now and for the future.

The Center is still accepting employers who want to participate in the Open House/Job Fair on Sunday, June 25, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm. Advanced signup is required Read the rest

Candidates’ Expectations in the Current Job Market

What is your library’s recruitment process like for job candidates? Do your candidates feel valued throughout the application process? Are they left feeling excited about the possibility of working for your library and your leadership team? Today’s job seekers have elevated expectations when it comes to a candidate’s experience and their interactions with interviewers. The current labor market is prompting hiring managers and recruiters to focus on the full candidate experience which includes all the feelings, impressions, interactions, and activities Read the rest

Find Your Perfect Employee or Job this Summer in Chicago

Join us in the ALA JobLIST Placement and Career Development Center (the Center) during the ALA 2023 Annual Conference, June 22-27. It will be the first time in quite a while that we will be face-to-face in Chicago. 

There will be a variety of activities and events taking place in the Center. Employers will be on-site connecting with attendees and conducting interviews. For job seekers, there will be complimentary career coaching, mentoring, help with resumes, and career guidance sessions.Read the rest