Career Resources

Here is a sampling of resources to help start or manage your career, from general job search to ILS-specific career options. All are available in the SILS Library collections.


Above is a brochure outlining the careers resources in the SILS Library. Thanks to Andrew Green (Library Student Assistant, Undergraduate Class of 2012) for making it!

General job search resources:

Finding the Right Job

What Color is Your Parachute? (HF5383.B56 2010)

50 Best Jobs for Your Personality (HF5381.15.F3618 2009)

Do what you are: discover the perfect career for you through the secrets of personality type (BF698.9.O3 T54 2007)

Resumes & Interviews

Acing the interview:  how to ask and answer the questions that will get you the job (HF5549.5.I6 B475 2008)

Resume writing and interviewing techniques that work:  a how-to-do-it manual for librarians (Z682.35.V62 N49 2006)

Job Search

Cracking the hidden job market:  how to find opportunity in any economy (HF5382.7.A836 2011)

Find a job through social networking:  use LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, blogs, and more to advance your career (HF54.56.S28 2011)

Library and Information Science

The New Graduate Experience:  Post-MLS Residency Programs and Early Career Librarianship (Z682.4.C63 N49 2011)

Information and knowledge professional's career handbook:  define and create your success (Z682.35.V62 D42 2011)

Working in the virtual stacks:  the new library & information science (Z682.35.V62K37 2011)

Recovery, reframing, and renewal:  surviving an information science career crisis in a time of change (Z682.35.V62 C88 2011)

New book coming out for those interested in Library Science (

Additional career resources:

http://opencoverletters.comGreat resource for sample cover letters

Salary Calculator: Find out how far salaries can go in American and international cities

ACCRA's Cost of Living Index: For a fee, compare the cost of living in more than 300 cities across North America