The Department of Library and Information Science hosts a Google Group - LIS-JOBS - where job seekers may search for jobs and employers may post jobs. Anyone with a cua.edu email may go to their email and groups and search for lis-jobs to join. To join the group with a non-cua email, email us at email@example.com.
The university's Center for Academic and Career Success assists students and alumni secure employment after graduation. They are able to help students with resumes and cover letters and help them search for job openings.
The Department of Library and Information Science suggests a few of the professional library associations and organizations to encourage students to become active in the library profession.
- American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)
- American Library Association (ALA)
- Art Libraries Society of North America
- Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)
- Association of Independent Information Professionals
- Association of Catholic Libraries
- Association of Jewish Libraries
- Association of Research Libraries
- International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
- Medical Library Association
- Music Library Association
- Society of American Archivists (SAA)
- Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP)
- Special Libraries Association (SLA)
Job Posting Sites
- DCLA Career Portal
- I Need a Library Job (INALJ): Job aggregator containing both traditional and nontraditional library and information professional job listings.
- LibGig: Offers information professionals looking for work a place to connect with employers with a skills gap
- Library of Congress Internships and Fellowships
- Library of Congress jobs
- Library jobs
- MLA Job Line – Maryland Library Association
- Music Library Association Job postings
- SAA Career Center – Society of American Archivists jobs in the archives field
- VLA Job Line – from the Virginia Library Association
- USA Jobs: The Federal government’s official job list, including library, archives, and museum positions.
CatholicU Libraries: The libraries hire students in full-time, part-time, and work-study positions.
Graduate Library Preprofessional (GLP) Program: The GLP program allows new and currently enrolled students in the Library and Information Science program to obtain paralibrarian work experience in the university libraries, thus establishing a foundation for their first professional positions.
Organization Sponsored Conference Travel
Are you interested in attending a professional library association's conference this year? Check with the individual associations for student awards and stipends available to help cover your travel expenses.