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Now that you've got your brand new MLS or are about to finish your degree, it's time for the job search. It may seem daunting, but it's worth the effort and can even be fun. Interviews are a terrific way to meet people in the profession, see how different organizations are run and find out more about where you want to work. Your first job may or may not be your dream job, but it's the first step on an exciting journey. You're sure to find your dream job along the way.

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Job Search Steps

General Tips

  • Finding a Library Job
    Terrific overview of the job hunt with great tips for each step along the way.
  • The Art of Part-Time
    Consider working part time for the flexible hours while still having the opportunity to contribute and grow professionally.

New York State Certifications & Civil Service Exams

  • School Library Media Certification
    On the search form, select:
    • Area: Classroom Teacher
    • Subject: Library Science
    • Grade: Pre k-12 All Grades
    • Title: Library Media Specialist.
  • Public Library Certification
  • New York State Civil Service Exams
    Watch this web page for announcements of librarian exams.

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    Discussion forums devoted to library careers, job hunting and professsional development. Make connections, share experiences and get advice from librarians, LIS students, library workers, and information professionals.



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