Librarian work in the USA

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Nisa in London, United Kingdom

82 months ago

Hello I am training to become a (doing an MA) librarian in England and I would like to work in the US after I have finished. Could anyone tell me what the job situation for younger librarians, is like in the US. I would be particularly interested in working in Florida or California.

Thanks

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hedi in Pécs, Hungary

57 months ago

hi Nisa,

you written your note for 2 yrs but i would like to ask from u.
I have a diploma in library (i did it in hungary). Unfortunatelly i hv not got a job since ages however i want to work for a library, i am very intrested in kids and school libraries.
so do you know how can i get a job in the uk? is it possible? what kind of recquirements are?

many thx for helping in advance.

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Nisa in London, United Kingdom

56 months ago

hedi in Pécs, Hungary said: hi Nisa,

you written your note for 2 yrs but i would like to ask from u.
I have a diploma in library (i did it in hungary). Unfortunatelly i hv not got a job since ages however i want to work for a library, i am very intrested in kids and school libraries.
so do you know how can i get a job in the uk? is it possible? what kind of recquirements are?

many thx for helping in advance.

Hello Hedi,

I think it might be easy for you to get a job in the UK, but with the country still in recession, I am not quite sure. You can check out the cilip website, which deals with library issues and employment in the UK.

Here is the website address of interest

www.cilip.org.uk/

Hope this helps.

Kind Regards

Nisa

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Kristin in Culpeper, Virginia

54 months ago

Hi Nisa,

The two states you mentioned (Florida and California) tend to have a lot of librarian job postings.

Here are some good sites to check for postings:

ala.joblist.org

lisjobs.com

www.ischool.utexas.edu/jobweb/Search.php?bClearSearch=1

Each state normally has its own library association and libraries post job openings to the association's website.

I actually came across your post as I'm looking to work as a librarian outside the US. I'm currently a children's librarian in Virginia but would love to work in UK.

Good luck!

Kristin

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Marie in Ocala, Florida

46 months ago

Actually, Florida Libraries are laying off staff and cutting back. As far as Florida librarian jobs in general though, the Panhandle, Tallahassee & South Florida are your best bets.

Nisa in London, United Kingdom said: Hello I am training to become a (doing an MA) librarian in England and I would like to work in the US after I have finished. Could anyone tell me what the job situation for younger librarians, is like in the US. I would be particularly interested in working in Florida or California.

Thanks

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Alice in Long Beach, California

46 months ago

Library jobs are hard to find in CA. I have been searching for 8 months and the libraries here are on a hiring freeze (also laying off.) There is a lot of competition out here; you will need to have years of experience and/ or an MLS degree. However, once in a while something will open up but, expect a line of other interviewees and be prepared for rejection. Best bet for jobs is up the coast, San Jose, San Fran, etc. Land any position you can (page/ clerk,) opportunities will open up for internal employees for promotion. For example, at my old job where I worked for 5 years, I moved from a clerk, to office assistant, then library associate (with B.A.)

Just had another interview today (the third with same school, praying to land it.)

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