Employment Opportunities

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UH Library Jobs

A variety of jobs are available at the UH libraries, though students are encouraged to apply for positions that are available only for LIS students. These positions can be a great opportunity for gaining professional experience at a library reference desk.

Library Jobs available only for LIS students
  • BHSD Reference Intern
  • Sci Tech LIS Intern
  • Law Library LIS Intern

There are many other library jobs that are not limited to LIS students. These positions can also provide good training and learning experience for LIS students. Student employment job listings and current pay information can be found on the Student Employment & Cooperative Education website: http://www.hawaii.edu/sece/

Other Departments with Student Jobs (not necessarily limited to LIS students)
  • Archives
  • Asia Collection
  • Charlot Collection
  • Circulation Department
  • Government Documents
  • Hawaiian Collection
  • Interlibrary Services
  • Law Library
  • Map Collection
  • Pacific Collection
  • Preservation Department
  • Serials Department
  • Sinclair Library

For the current availability of any of these positions, go to the SECE (Student Employment & Cooperative Education) website. Log in with your UH user name and password. To find all the library jobs, limit “Job Category” to “Library.” The page also has a link to a visual guide to the application process (“Obtaining Referrals – Visual Guide” under “Information/Help”).

The information provided here is about paid positions. If you are interested in library internships for credits, please see our LIS690 page under the Courses section.

Other Library Job Listings

American Library Association: ALA’s Guide to Employment Sources in the Library and Information Professions

American Library Association: ALA’s “Employment Opportunities” webpage.

American Library Association: ALA JobLIST.

American Association of Law Libraries: AALL’s “Education & Careers” webpage.

Association of Research Libraries: ARL’s Career Resources Online Service was established in 1996 to provide job hunters with an easy-to-use resource for finding positions in ARL libraries.

Hawaii State Public Library System: Employment opportunities in the HSPLS.

Libraries and Information Technology Association: LITA’s “Jobs in Library and Information Technology” webpage.

Library of Congress Jobs & Fellowships: Provides current Library of Congress job vacancies and federal internship opportunities.

libraryjobpostings.org: Provides library employment opportunities posted on the Internet.

Library Journal Online: Library Journal’s Online “Classifieds” webpage.

LISjobs.com: Job listings from libraries and other employers of librarians. Postings are kept online for approximately one month, and are posted here within one week of receipt. Dates are in US (mm/dd) format.

Medical Library Association: MLA’s “Jobs” webpage.

Music Library Association: MLA’s Homepage.

NASIGWeb Job Listings: The jobs listed are serials-related announcements that were posted on ACQNET, AUTOCAT, COLLIB-L, INNOPAC, LIBJOBS, LITA-L, PACS-L, SERIALST, SLAJOB, and STS-L.

The Networked Librarian: Employment resources for librarians.

Online Computer Library Center: OCLC’s “Careers” webpage.

Special Libraries Association: SLA’s Career Center webpage.

University of Hawaii’s Hamilton Library: UHM’s “Professional Job Openings” webpage.

UH Manoa’s LIS Program LISJOBS listserv

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