NEA taking the past into the future


Below is a list of linked resources that may help you in your job hunting. You will find resources for various job seeking stages, types of jobs, and general recommendations.

Finding the Job


Archives Gig (@archivesgig)
Get Archivist Jobs
National Archives Jobs, Internships, & Volunteer Opportunities
Society of American Archivists Online Career Center
ACRL Rare Books and Manuscript Section jobs

General Library & Information Science

American Library Association (ALA) JobLIST
Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Career Center
Association of Research Librarians (ARL) Job/Residency/Internship Listings
Vitae: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Drexel College of Computing & Informatics Career Resources
Get Library Jobs
I Need a Library Job (@needalibraryjob)
Library Journal Job Zone
Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) Job Site (*Must be a member to log in)
Rutgers School of Communication and Information Job Search
Special Libraries Association Career Center
Simmons College Jobline

New England Library & Information Science

New England States Library Jobs Index
Special Library Association New England Jobs Index
Maine Library Jobs
Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners Library Jobs
New Hampshire Library Jobline
Vermont Library Association Jobs
New England Museum Association

Applying for the Job


Hiring Librarians
Special Libraries Association New England Job Seeker’s Toolkit
Self Care for Job Seekers
Ask the Manager

Cover Letters

ALA’s Preparing Effective Cover Letters
Open Cover Letters: Anonymous Cover Letters from Hired Librarians & Archivists
Purdue OWL Job Search Letters


ALA Résumé Guidelines
Common Library & Info Science Action Verbs for your Resume
Purdue OWL Résumés and Vitas
SAA’s Guide to Effective Resumes: Resources for Archivists and Records Managers
The 5 Biggest Resume Mistakes, and 5 Simple Solutions to Fix Them
Want the Job? Your Resume Must be a Mirror (Not a Window)


What to Know About Providing Job References
How to Choose Good Job References

Interviewing & Follow Up

From the inside out and the outside in: The academic library interview process in a tight economy
Big Interview Interview practice interviews (paid)

Archives and Library Interview Resources

Librarian Interview Questions
Library Interview Question Database
Library Interview Questions
University of Florida Libraries Research Guides: Library Interview Questions
Sample Interview Questions for Librarians and Information Professionals
Census: Archival Census and Education needs Survey in the United States

General Interview Resources

How To Make a Great Impression in a Job Interview: 20 Tips
Your 2023 Guide to the Most Common Interview Questions and Answers


Facing 50 Questions for Every Job Interview
Common Interview Questions
20 Most Common Archivist Interview Questions and Answers

Interview Strategy

10 Good Ways to ‘Tell Me about Yourself’
Acing the Behavioral Interview
Before the Interview, Do Your Homework!
How to Answer the "Tell Me About Yourself" Interview Question
Inside the Recruiter's Head

Questions about Salary

How to Answer Questions about Salary Expectations

Privacy and Discrimination Issues

Don't Answer That Interview Question
What to Do if a Company Asks for Your Facebook Password in a Job Interview
5 Key Data Privacy and Security Risks That Arise When Organizations Record Job Interviews & Strategies for Mitigating Them
Federal Laws Prohibiting Job Discrimination Questions and Answers


4 Ways to Follow Up After a Job Interview
How to Follow Up After a Job Interview the Right Way

Salary Information

Placements & Salaries 2023
US Bureau of Labor
The Exact Words to Use When Negotiating Salary
A*CENSUS II All Archivists Survey

   Contact Us  Donate to NEA  Policies  
  Facebook icon Twitter icon Linked-in icon Vimeo icon Pinterest icon  

© New England Archivists. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software