Can I get a hand

Can some body give me some direction?

I so want to work in a library setting, but getting my foot in the door seems to be VERY hard.
I wish to continue to get a MLS, but not if I cannot even get started.
Does any one have some advice sites to look at that deal with these types of employment or what?

Thanks for any of those who help!

"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both." - Dwight D. Eisenhower


ALA has a website and a job search area. There is, and I find that going through City & County & State HR sites in the job area helps, also the University websites will list employment opportunities.

You might have to settle for a part-time clerical position in order to get your foot in the door....but right now, many (most) libraries are not hiring.......Good luck.


I will check these sites thanks!

I have been trying to get on a library for a year already.
I find it funny that all major companies have online apps, but it not true for the libraries.
PT is all I am looking for anyway.

God Bless have a great day!

Because of the economy, most libraries are not currently hiring. If you can "afford" it, you might want to consider volunteering a couple of hours a week at your local library. Many libraries rely on volunteers to for backroom tasks such as material repairs and processing, shelving assistance, or providing a second pair of hands during a children's activity such as storytime or the summer reading club. Volunteers don't get paid but it can lead to a (part-time or full-time) clerical positon when one becomes available. Good luck.