ACRL publishes “Getting the job: hiring college library for new librarian”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Get the Job: Academic Library Hiring for the New Librarian” by Meggan Press, an accessible and constructive manual that can help you navigate your search for employment and hiring of the university library. to treat.

Academia is a strange and wonderful beast, governed by rules and traditions that may be opaque to those who have never worked professionally in its unique hallways. Academic job search is a very specific process that only superficially resembles job search in other fields.

“Get the Job” is a concise and practical job search guide for librarians interested in a career in academic libraries. It opens with concrete suggestions on how to steer your studies towards full-time employment and make the most of the student experiences. The majority of the book is devoted to the job search itself, covering the various stages of the college hiring process, breaking each step into manageable pieces, and providing plenty of tips and ideas from the search committee’s perspective. Particular emphasis is placed on introduction, one of the most stressful and new parts of the interview process for a new librarian. Along the way, you’ll gain insight into the “whys” of academia and how they manifest in the hiring process. Finally, there is post-job advice, providing advice on negotiating and concluding with practical advice for the first year of a new job.

The aim is to empower the new job seeker and help them focus their energy in a positive direction. “Get the Job” emphasizes the concrete actions that a job seeker can take in the mindset and material creation, and provides support and constructive suggestions to not only survive but thrive during the job. job search process.

“Getting the Job: Hiring a College Library for the New Librarian” is available for purchase in print and as an eBook form through the ALA Online Store; in print on; and by telephone order at (866) 746-7252 in the United States or (770) 442-8633 for international customers.


The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for university libraries and librarians. Representing nearly 10,000 people and libraries, ACRL (a division of the American Library Association) develops programs, products and services to help those who work in academic and research libraries learn, innovate and lead at the within the university community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning, transforming scholarship, and creating diverse and inclusive communities. Find ACRL on the web, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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