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Library Job Resources: Applying & Interviewing

A job resource guide for SLIS students and others seeking employment in the Library and Information Science field.

Cover Letters & Resumes

Don't underestimate the importance of writing an exemplary cover letter!  This resource provides real-life examples of effective cover letters for librarian and archivist positions.

Open Cover Letters: anonymous cover letters from hired librarians and archivists

"A cover letter is your opportunity to tell your story with much more effect than that of a resume. Think of all the other recent grads competing with you for the same position. You need to stand out, and the cover letter is an opportunity to make your case and get the interview."

Also on Facebook.


Mr. Library Dude (aka Joe Hardenbrook) has a great resource on his blog called Nailing the Library Interview. It includes:

Ace the Interview, Land a Librarian Job / by Robin O'Hanlon, Libraries Unlimited, 2016

Your Librarian

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Duncan Stewart
Duncan Stewart
Cataloging-Metadata Main Library 5020
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242
Website Skype Contact: Duncan R Stewart