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Looking for a job after graduation? Start here!
By Steve McCann
January 12, 2003

February is here, and that means many of us will be graduating soon and looking for employment. The American Library Associaton reports that there's currently a shortage of librarians in the profession. However, if you spend a little time on listservs like newlib-l you'll quickly get the impression that what this really means is that there's a shortage of experienced librarians. A lot of job postings list required experience including more than 2 years in a library, a second masters degree, and so on. What's a student to do?

Well, there are entry-level positions available, and luckily we're in this profession because we love research. This article will give you a leg up on the resources you need to begin or continue your search for the perfect library job. A great starting point is the iSchool's Career Resources page. This article is meant to be helpful, not comprehensive. If your favorite job page is not here, let me know (, and I'll be sure to add it.

General Job Lists
Pacific Northwest Library Association
American Library Association
Library Jobs on the Internet
Local Libraries
King County Library System
Seattle Public Library System
Sno-Isle Regional Library System
Tacoma Public Library (city of Tacoma)
Academic Libraries
The Chronicle of Higher Education
American Association of Community Colleges
Bellevue Community College
City University
Edmonds Community College
Everett Community College
Lake Washington Technical College
Renton Technical College
Seattle Community Colleges
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle University
Shoreline Community College
University of Puget Sound
University of Washington Libraries
School Libraries
Washington Library Media Association
Bellevue School District
Everett Public Schools
Federal Way Public Schools
Highline Schools
Lake Washington School District
North Shore School District
Renton School District
Salmon Bay School (Contact Info)
Seattle Public Schools
The Seattle Times School Guide (Includes both public and private)
Tacoma Public Schools
Special Libraries
Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Special Libraries Association
Medical Library Association Jobs
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Experience Music Project
Government Jobs in Seattle/Tacoma
Seattle High Tech Job Network
Craig's List Seattle


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