Careers in Special Librarianship

The profession of librarianship is changing as rapidly as the technology upon which the profession is becoming based. This section suggests resources that provide insight into LIS as a career in general, and more specifically about the field of special librarianship as a career and some of the non-traditional options available for MLS/MIS-degrees. For specific job listings, see the Job Search page.

Career Opportunities

UNC SILS Career Services

Resources at UNC and on the SLA Web Site

SLA Career Information Center
You must be an SLA member to access this section, which includes feature articles; career, interview and resume writing advice; international careers.

SLA Salary Surveys
You must be an SLA member to access this section, which publishes the results of a survey summarizing salary levels both geographically and by position. An older edition is available in the SILS library: Reference Z682.4.S65.S58.

UNC Career Services
This site has a ton of general but relevant links, and the center offers workshops on resume writing, interviewing and job search strategies.

SILS Job Listserv
If you are not already a member, choose "join sils-jobs" and follow the instructions.

About Us

The SLA was created to allow librarians in specialized disciplines and non-traditional careers to share advice and network. With the growing diversity of library positions, the SLA encompasses a wide variety of careers.