American Library Association (ALA)
The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with about 58,000 current members. Its mission is to promote the highest quality library and information services and public access to information. ALA offers professional services and publications to members and nonmembers, including online news stories from American Libraries and analysis of crucial issues from the Washington Office.
American Libraries is sent to roughly 63,000 individuals and organizations worldwide. ALA members receive the magazine as a perquisite of membership. American Libraries is also available to libraries and other institutions by paid subscription.
Job ads running in the print edition of American Libraries are placed through JobLIST, with the option to run an online ad for the same position on the JobLIST site.
Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association, is a professional association of academic librarians and other interested individuals. It is dedicated to enhancing the ability of academic library and information professionals to serve the information needs of the higher education community and to improve learning, teaching, and research. ACRL is the largest division of the American Library Association (ALA), with a current membership of approximately 12,200.
College & Research Libraries News (C&RL News), the official newsmagazine and publication of record of ACRL, provides articles on the latest trends and practices affecting academic and research libraries and serves as the official newsmagazine and publication of record of ACRL. C&RL News is sent to roughly 12,500 individuals and organizations worldwide. ACRL members receive the magazine as a perquisite of membership. It is also available to indivduals and libraries or other institutions by paid subscription.
Job ads running in the print edition of C&RL News are placed through JobLIST, with the option to run an online ad for the same position on the JobLIST site.
Human Resources Development and Recruitment (HRDR)
The mission of ALA's Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR) is to facilitate the development of librarianship as a profession. To accomplish this purpose, HRDR focuses on education and learning programs, recruitment of a diverse workforce, and policies and practices in the areas of management and human resources which best serve the needs of libraries and their employee.
HRDR coordinates ALA's placement services through the ALA JobLIST Placement Center, which provides assistance with job placement in conjunction with the ALA Midwinter and Annual Conferences, as well as selected divisional national conferences.
Job listings related to Placement Services are posted on the JobLIST Web site. Communication between employers and prospective employees using these services are also conducted through JobLIST.