It's a great day to be a librarian! Then again, isn't every day? But days like today are special. When library service providers come together and collaborate, it's almost like the planets themselves are aligning. It usually means great things for librarians and info-pros everywhere. Thanks to the good folks at Library Resources Group (LRG) and Library Associates Companies (LAC), today is one of those days!
It was announced today that LAC will be powering the new Career Center offered by LRG on its excellent Library Works site. If you have not been to Library Works, it is actually a portal to some of LRG's most valued content. This site provides searchable access to the full text of The Librarian's Yellow Pages and its well-loved directory of vendor profiles, demos, product information, and special offers. It also provides access to LRG's monthly newsletter of library product news, best practices, and advice, INFOcus.
Library Works' new Career Center, powered by our friends at LAC, features a listing of open library positions around the United States. The list features hyperlinks to job descriptions and can be browsed as a whole or by category. Simple, yet efficient and comprehensive. We dare say, that with the current economic and jobs pictures, that its arrival could not be more timely! Whether you are looking to get into a position or make a change of positions, this is one resource that should be part of your plan of action. It will also be a welcome new resource to our colleagues in library and information science schools as they anxiously prepare to enter the job the market. Kudos to LRG and LAC for putting this together!
The LRG is no stranger to the needs of the library community. Library Resources Group's mission is to help you make informed, cost-efficient decisions about products and services for your library. The LRG family of resources, provided free of charge, is designed and delivered to enable you to identify best practices, discover special offers and discounts, and learn of new technologies and services in a timely manner. Anyone who has ever used The Librarian's Yellow Pages knows how valuable a partnership our industry enjoys with the folks at LRG.
LAC was a natural fit for LRG in bringing the Career Center to life. Though we have featured them on iBraryGuy before, it is worth singing their praises yet one more time. Library Associates Companies (LAC) is a premier provider of consulting, executive search, recruiting, staffing, and project management services within the information, knowledge, intelligence, library and research fields. Their clients range from government agencies and public institutions to Fortune 500 corporations, law firms, pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms, media organizations, academic institutions, and nonprofit organizations. For 23 years, it it has been going strong, growing, and doing our industry proud.