CHICAGO – ALA JobLIST, the online career center for job seekers and employers in library and information science and technology, this week announced the launch of an all-new version of the site. A joint project of the American Library Association’s (ALA) American Libraries magazine, the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) C&RL News magazine and ALA’s Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR), the enhanced ALA JobLIST site is now positioned to serve users better through an updated service powered by YourMembership, the leading provider of job websites and career centers for organizations that serve specialized members.
“ALA and ACRL members represent some of the most engaged and qualified professionals in the field, making them highly appealing to employers, whether in libraries or other industries,” said ACRL Classified Ads Coordinator David Connolly. “ALA JobLIST the busiest it’s been since it launched in 2006. We expect that YourMembership’s expertise in job board technology and user experience quality is going to help connect job seekers with the right hiring employers more easily and effectively than ever before.”
In addition to serving as a robust source of hundreds of current LIS job opportunities, the improved ALA JobLIST offers a number of enhanced, user-centered benefits to both job seekers and employers, including:
- job seeker account integration with their ALA web services login; job seekers will use their ala.org username and password to access their ALA JobLIST accounts, instead of having to keep track of different logins;
- the ability for job seekers to post their résumés anonymously, allowing them to be recruited while remaining in complete control over how employers view their information;
- a mobile-responsive environment to ensure that job seekers have an optimal experience regardless of their device;
- the ability for LIS job seekers to be alerted every time a new job becomes available that matches their personal goals and interests;
- extensive employment brand advertising opportunities for employers;
- simplified flat-rate pricing and a variety of new options for employers to expose job opportunities to librarians and information professionals who are not actively looking for a new position, including Jobs Flash emails to ALA/ACRL members and other interested parties;
- integration of job content into social media channels to provide valuable exposure of job openings and engage ALA and ACRL’s extensive social media audiences along with other Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn users;
- and options for job seekers and employers to gain exposure throughout YourMembership’s network of nearly 2,500 niche career centers, including diversity-focused boards.
“We’re proud to help take the ALA JobLIST, a critical industry resource for library and information science and technology professionals nationwide, to the next level of effectiveness in connecting well qualified candidates and employers,” said YourMembership Senior Vice President and General Manager, Revenue Solutions Tristan Jordan. “Employers will now have access to more candidates, and job seekers will find more job opportunities, more efficiently, regardless of the devices they use to conduct their searches.”
ALA JobLIST is located at http://joblist.ala.org.
About the American Library Association
The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with more than 55,000 members in academic, public, school, government, and special libraries. The mission of the American Library Association is to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.
About the Association of College & Research Libraries
The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for librarians. Representing more than 11,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals, ACRL (a division of the American Library Association) develops programs, products and services to help academic and research librarians learn, innovate and lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning and transforming scholarship. ACRL is on the Web at www.acrl.org/, Facebook at www.facebook.com/ala.acrl and Twitter at @ala_acrl.