Library Juice 3:11 Job Search Supplement - March 15, 2000


1. Library job search sites
3. NEWLIB-L resume discussion
4. PUBLIB summary of responses to "need advice on public library interview"
5. Applying for an academic library job (NMRT-L)
6. Cancellations Librarian
7. Actual Job Interview Behavior
8. The Back Door Guide to Short Term Job Adventures
9. Whole Work Catalog
10. Jobs you can live with
11. ACCESS (nonprofit jobs)
12. Escape Artist Home Page


1. Library job search sites

The Librarians Job Search Source, by Rachel Singer Gordon
A Good starting point

Library Job Postings on the Internet
A compilation of Resources by Sarah Nesbeitt
Very nice, arranged both geographically and by type of job

John Hernandez's Joblinx
Covers Library and Information Services, Archives and Records Management,
Human Computer Interaction, MSI Generalist, and Information Policy

Joe Ryan's Collection

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Date: Wed, 10 Feb 1999 11:36:54 -0800
From: Susan Scheiberg <scheiber[at]>
To: newlib-l[at]
Subject: Helpful employment links
Mime-Version: 1.0

More helpful information for job seekers!


Since recent discussion has been focused on interviewing, I thought I would
pass on these URLs.  I have used these sites to get information about
interviewing  as well as resume and cover letter ideas.  All of these also
have many links to job listings.

Enjoy, Jennifer.

The Networked Librarin - Job Search Guide - Employment Resources for

Ann's Place - Other Job Information

LIS Employment Websites and listservs (University of Illinios

ALA Library Education and Employment Menu Page (look at the Other Resources

Welcome to!

Jennifer Sharkey
Technology Training Specialist
Purdue University Libraries

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There's a new, handy (and growing) index of library job sources. Job ads
from libraries, library organizations, and other sources such as job
agencies are included. Public, academic, commercial libraries...USA, Canada.

The Resume
A recent feature about the components of a librarians resume, with a bit
of consideration for the vitae.  Model resume included.

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Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999 08:30:03 -0600 (CST)
From: Dan Knauft <dknauft[at]>
To: newlib-l[at]
Subject: Jobs in Higher Education web site

Since there was a recent message about employment sites for librarians I
thought I would share this message with other members of NEWLIB-L. I'm
sending a similar message to a few other mailing lists. My apologies if
you receive it more than once.

Because the spring is a major hiring time for many academic institutions, I
would like to bring to your attention a personal web site that I maintain
entitled "Jobs in Higher Education" at

[Late note from Dan:
"Beginning tomorrow, Jobs in Higher Education will be and
located at . There will be redirects from ALL
of the Jobs in Higher Education pages (yes, every one!) to the new
location beginning on Thursday." -Ed.]

While web sites come and go, this highly regarded web site has been in
continual operation for nearly four years. It has links to over 1,300 human
resources departments at colleges and universities in the US, Australia,
Canada, and the UK. In addition, there are links to dozens of faculty and
staff employment resources maintained by professional associations. You
might want to consider adding this site to your own personal bookmark list
or to your library's web site as a resource for your patrons.

As the creator and maintainer of Jobs in Higher Education (and a recent
MLIS graduate) I am very grateful for the support and encouragement that
members of the higher education community have given it over the years. My
special thanks to the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at
The University of Texas at Austin.

If you have any comments about the site or suggestions for additional
resources, please contact me at dknauft[at] Thanks!

Dan Knauft
Jobs in Higher Education


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3. NEWLIB-L resume discussion

Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 21:11:25 -0400 (EDT)
From: Liz Huffman
To: NEWLIB-L[at]
Subject: Library resumes


I don't remember if this question has been on this particular listserv
before, so if it has -- sorry for the repeat!

I thought I had heard of a website or something (book?) that might have
sample resumes specifically geared to library science.  Has anyone
heard of this?  Any information would be helpful -- I'm trying to
update my resume, and I like looking at sample resumes for ideas, etc.

Thanks alot!

Liz Huffman
Daytona Beach, FL

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Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 20:22:21 -0500
From: Priscilla Shontz <pshontz[at]>

Yes, the book is sitting right here on my desk, so I can tell you.  It's
called "Writing Resumes That Work: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians" by
Robert R. Newlen, New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 1998, ISBN
1-55570-263-5. sells it for $27.95 (I know because I just
ordered one for a friend).  Good luck with your resume!  Priscilla

[Price of book has gone up since this post. -Ed]

Priscilla K. Shontz
Librarian, Driscoll Children's Hospital Medical Library
3533 S. Alameda, Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Phone:  361-694-5467 | Fax: 361-694-4249
E-mail: pshontz[at]
 or shontzp[at]

President, ALA New Members Round Table

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Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 14:49:46 +1200
From: "Alistair Kwun" <a.kwun[at]>

Hi Liz:

Try these sites:

Alistair Kwun

Acquisitions Dept
University of Auckland Library
Private Bag 92019
Auckland 1000
New Zealand

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Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 20:54:16 PDT
From: "Carolyn Riddle" <jandcorp[at]>

The University of Michigan has student resumes posted at Sorry I can't create a link
from this terminal. And the University of Illinois has sample interview
questions. Apologies again, I don't have the exact URL, but it shouldn't be
hard to find.
I just went from a public to an academic library, and found both sites very

Carolyn Riddle

Graduate Student
School of Information Resources and Library Science
University of Arizona

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"It is not enough if you are busy.
                   The question is, What are you busy about?"
                                       ~~Henry David Thoreau


4. PUBLIB summary of responses to "need advice on public library interview"

Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1999 19:39:02 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Mary Smith" <marys15[at]>
To: publib <publib[at]>
Subject: summary of responses to "need advice on public library interview"

Many thanks to all who responded to my request for advice on interviewing
with a public library.  I received very helpful advice from many of you.
Your answers, as well as my original question, are summarized below.  I have
since had two interviews with the public library in my city and both went
very well.  Alot of the questions related to my supervisory style, what I
would be willing to do in the position, and how would I handle certain types
of situations (e.g., problem patrons). I have broken your responses down
into three categories: Suggestions for Interview Preparation, Things to Keep
in Mind, and Potential Interview Questions. Your responses follow a copy of
my original question:

>From: "Mary Smith" <marys15[at]>
>Reply-To: marys15[at]
>To: NEWLIB-L[at]
>Subject: need advice on public library interview
>Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 11:53:57 CDT
>I need some assistance from those newlib-l subscribers who work in public
>libraries or who are currently searching for jobs in public libraries.
>I am an academic librarian with over ten years of library experience, all
>in academic settings.  I recently applied for a >position with a
>medium-size public library.  I made the first cut and >had a phone
>interview a couple of months ago.  I did not feel that it >went very well.
>I felt my answers to their questions were not >satisfactory because of my
>lack of public library experience.  Well, >obviously they felt otherwise
>because they've now called me in for a >face-to-face interview.

>Other than the usual preparation such as researching the >organization, the
>community, etc., I would like some advice about how >else to prepare.  Does
>anyone have similar experience (i.e., moving >from an academic to a public
>library with no prior public library >experience) that they would be
>willing to share with me?  How about >other ways to prepare -- anyone know
>of any good articles or websites >that I can look at for tips on making
>this interview a success >(considering the circumstances)?  How about
>suggestions for >researching public library issues and current events?  Any
>other places that I can look besides the Public Library Association
> >website?

>Any and all suggestions are welcome, please either e-mail to the list or to
>me personally at marys15[at]


1) Read recent newspaper articles about the library
2) Review best-selling fiction books and Oprahs book club list
3) Observe at an actual public library reference desk
4) Mention your exposure to a variety of different types of resources
5) Think about the roles of the public library in a community
6) Think about the different types of information needs of public library
patrons vs. academic library patrons
7) Think about how I have approached public libraries as a patron
8) Talk to friends about their library experiences...why do they or don't
they use the library?  What do they like or not like about it?
9) Research jobs in education, retail, and public service for similarities
in job requirements
10) Read the article "Books, Bytes, Buildings, and Bodies" by Christine Lind
Hage in the January issue of American Libraries
11) Study the libraries' annual reports from the last five years.  What are
the trends?  Gear your answers to how you can help the library achieve its
mission and goals.
12) Learn about the community served by the library.  Be aware of local
issues and demographics.
13) Read Library Hotline.  Develop a list of subject terms and run against
the publib archive.

1) "Patrons are patrons regardless of the type of library"
2) "The public is not a captive audience"
3) Public librarians work with a wide variety of people (e.g., high school
kids, the elderly, children, etc.)
4) Public librarians take the user to the material instead of directing them
to it. Also, public librarians find the answer instead of showing patrons
how to find it.
5) Circulation is important
6) Missions of public libraries and academic libraries are difference except
that they both try to get the user to the material
7) Academic library patrons need current scholarly materials with alot of
detail...public library patrons want a lighter read
8) "In public libraries, our customers are our treasures."
9) An academic background may give you a better understanding of the need
for continuing education.
10) Academic and public libraries are much more similar than most realize.
Public service skills are transferrable.
11) Emphasize customer service and computer skills, enthusiasm, willingness
to be flexible and innovative.
12) Public library work is much more diverse than academic library work.
13) Ask questions about formal and informal relations with schools in the
area, who monitors public access to the Internet, what kinds of off-desk
responsibilities do librarians have, and whether or not there will be
collection development responsibilities.

1) Why do people use a library?
2) How is the library a part of the community?
3) How does a library staff fit into that role (see #2)?
4) Why do you want to work in a public library?
5) Do you like people?
6) What do you know about intellectual freedom?
7) What do you know about patrons' rights to privacy?
8) Can you/have you dealt with multiple bosses?
9) What experience have you had with budgeting, grant writing, long range
planning, and goal setting?
10) Tell me about a time you did good.
11) How would you handle three patrons who all want help at the same time?
12) How do you deal with difficult patrons?
13) Are you willing to be active in the community?
14) What do you know about filtering?
15) Discuss the future of the public library.
16) What do you think is the future of electronic information in the public
17) Is the book dead?
18) Tell me your ideas on programming (i.e., how much and what kind of
19) Are you willing to work evenings and weekends?
20) How well can you think on your feet and shift gears?
21) What percentage of a librarian's time should be spent on/off the desk?
22) Talk about your reading habits.  What was the last book you read?

Thanks once again for all your help and the great responses!


5. Applying for an academic library job (NMRT-L)

The following is a thread giving advice on applying for an academic library
job, from the NMRT list, back in February, 1998.  I have lost the headers
and signatures to these messages, so I am afraid don't know who posted them.

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I thought that I had good credentials when I started looking my last
year of library school -- a previous master's from a highly competitive
graduate school, work study and part-time library experience in various
library environments -- but the placement officer at University of Texas
at Austin said, "you're great, but you're not really competative for
entry-level academic." She gave me some advice/harsh reality comments,
which you may have heard before, but I'll repeat ...

*  The more mobile you are, the better, so don't be attached to any one
part of the country.  (Apparently, some areas with more extreme climates
have slightly fewer applicants in the pool.  Also, I admit that the
reality of significant others and/or money doesn't always allow

*  Put down any relevant experience on your resume, even if it isn't in
a library -- ex:  any supervisory positions, especially those with
fiscal/budgeting responsibilities are a plus!

** put down the AMOUNT of money that you were responsible for whether it
be a project budget or an annual one.

*  Put down EXACTLY what systems, vendors, and hardware you have
experience with...Don't ever put vague technology statements down
on a resume!  (don't ex:  "have experience with automated circulation
systems")   (do:  "have experience searching, creating linked item
records, etc. with the Galaxy 2000 xyz web-interface system")

*  There are plenty of people with subject master's degrees in the
applicant pool.  To make yourself stand out you need TECHNOLOGY,
TECHNOLOGY, TECHNOLOGY.  The more systems, electronic databases,
and online services you know the better.

*  Foreign language skills make you stand out.  Even reading knowledge
only is better than no language proficiency at all.

*  NETWORK, NETWORK, NETWORK  Go to conventions and don't just attend
volunteer!  Go to receptions.  Be an officer in your professional
library organization.  Get to know as many people as possible.

So what got me my job?  I think it was #1 networking and #2 mobility.

I was a student member of ACRL.  I spent the $$$ to go to ACRL in
Nashville, and arranged to volunteer in the Internet Room.  Importantly,
I had the computer skills to do this!  I knew how to FTP files to a
remote server, and I was able to help several people send information to
their directories at their home libraries.

This impressed the other volunteers, who were employed academic
librarians.  One of them told me that her university was going to begin
a search for an entry-level librarian in a few months. I was excited to
just to know this, but even more came of the acquaintance.

The librarian that I had met told her administrative librarian that she
was impressed by a library student she met at ACRL.  The administrative
librarian looked up my e-mail address and made a point to send me
updates about how far they were in the search process.  When they
finally had the Search Committee formed, he sent me the job posting.  My
application had at least some name recognition.

The librarian I met at ACRL had to leave her position because her spouse
got a job in another state.  This created a second job opening, plus the
need for a temporary librarian.  I went ahead and applied for the
temporary position even though it would mean a significant investment of
$$$ to travel to interview.  I got the position and moved to Tennessee
from Texas, again paying $$$ to move for the summer.  I worked for an
hourly wage, and finally got an interview for the tenure-track,
entry-level position.  I got one position and a recent grad who had done
an internship at the library got the other.

It's tough to get a job.  I think it is 1/2 the luck you get, and 1/2
the luck you create (w/significant prayer throughout).

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Our academic library is in the midst of filling 5 positions.  I chair a
search committee for one of the positions.  I would like to reinforce
some of the points <name deleted> made:

On Wed, 28 Jan 1998, she wrote:
> *  There are plenty of people with subject master's degrees in the
> applicant pool.  To make yourself stand out you need TECHNOLOGY,
> TECHNOLOGY, TECHNOLOGY.  The more systems, electronic databases,
> and online services you know the better.

This is SO true.  If the job ad has techno skills listed as required or
preferred qualifications - you will be scored higher, the more you can

> *  NETWORK, NETWORK, NETWORK  Go to conventions and don't just
> attend --  volunteer!  Go to receptions.  Be an officer in your
> professional library organization.  Get to know as many people as
> possible.

Absolutely.  A recommendation or nomination from another librarian gets
you noticed.

Perhaps it would help you to understand the process if you knew how a
search committee works.  I'll give you a brief overview of what we do at
our institution:  Form a search committee - usually 3-5 people.

Write and place a job ad.  The ad will contain a description of the job,
the required qualifications, preferred qualifications, salary info,
deadline, starting date, EEO statement, and info about the

Write screening criteria.  Each candidates' written application is
reviewed by each member of the search committee using the screening

Wait for applications to roll in and pray a few good ones turn up.

Start screening candidates.  The first stage of screening involves the
required qualifications.  You either pass or fail.  The second stage
scores your application based on required and preferred qualifications.
You are given a grade for each qualification (usually 0-5 points).
Sometimes we weigh certain grades if a particular qualification is very
important to us.  For example, we might we grade you for experience
creating web pages, using HTML, etc. and then multiply that grade by 2.
Everything we screen is a qualification that appears in the job ad.  We
cannot screen on something that we did not include in the ad.  Both your
letter and resume are examined for screening.  Those that score above a
preset minimum pass to the third stage.  The third stage may start with
checking your references and then calling or inviiting the top 2-3
candidates for interviews.  Your references and interview questions are
also given scores.

It is very important that your letter and resume succinctly and clearly
address the qualifications specified in the job ad.

One last point -  (She) mentioned that places in cold climates have a
hard time attracting candidates.  So do some southern states, especially
Mississippi.  It seems some people think that we are all a bunch of
grits eating, racist, rednecks.   Don't let stereotypes color your
decision about where to apply.  I was appalled at the thought of coming
to Mississippi when my husband dragged me here.  Now I love it and,
frankly, can't think of a better place to live and raise a family. (And
we've lived everywhere - NY, KY, OK, MD, CA, WA, and probably some
places I can't remember).  And *cheese* grits are pretty good.

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Let me add to two of the points (in the last message).  Texas A&M
University-Kingsville has had several openings since I started working
here 3 1/2 years ago, and I have been fortunate enough to serve on a few
of those search committees.

The thing that has struck me the most while looking at applications, and
what automatically raised a red flag when I read the original post
was the line  "I had my resume and cover letter looked at months
ago...."  You need to change your cover letter for EVERY single job you
apply for, enough if just by a few sentences, so that it addresses the
needs of that particular library/position!  I was amazed at how
"generic" some of the cover letters were that we received. Look very
closely at the job ad.  You need to state, requirement by requirement if
possible, how you have what they need.

Example [for a job where a background in education is "preferred"]...
You ask for someone with a background in education.  As a psychology
major, I used the ERIC database many times, as well as other educational
research resources...
or Even though  I do not have a background in education, I am very
familiar with ERIC and educational research resources, which I used in
my undergraduate studies in psychology.

or something to that effect.  In other words, emphasize the
qualifications you bring that make you the best candidate for the
position, and find a way to address those areas where you don't have
exaclty what they ask for, as in the example above.

And as for point two, if you are desparate for a first job, then don't
neglect geographically remote areas.  We too have trouble attracting
people to rural South Texas.  As long as the pay is not totally
miserable, considering applying for those jobs [and take into account
that the cost of living will be lower in rural areas].  Even if you
don't plan to stay for 10 years, at least get your foot in the door,
learn as much as you can, obtain that "professional" experience for your
resume, and after a couple of years, start looking again.  We expect a
lot of mobility in this field.

And get involved with NMRT!!!  You just might meet that important
"contact" that will pass your name along to the right person.  If you
serve on committees, [and you don't have to attend conference to serve]
ask for a letter of recommendation from the chair.  It will show that
you are interested and involved in the profession (especially of
importance in an academic position)!  Hope these tips help, and good

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Great discussion!  I'd like to add, in response to the following

> And as for point two, if you are desparate for a first job, then don't
> neglect geographically remote areas.

Don't limit your search to the large academic libraries--you may be able
to find work in a smaller academic department library/resource center.
Being a solo-librarian is challenging, but its a great opportunity to
work very closely with a specialized user population, and you can gain a
broad spectrum of skills in all areas of library operations.

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Before I got the job I have now, I worked in a grant position for 2
years or so.  I got some valuable experience and met some good
people. So I wanted to add that in looking at job ads, don't neglect
grant positions.


6. Cancellations Librarian

From: Joe Stephens <jstephen[at]>
Subject: Position Announcement: Cancellations Librarian (Black humor)

The Oregon Supreme Court Library anticipates a vacancy for an
experienced Cancellations Librarian. This position is contingent on
the early retirement of our Acqusitions Librarian, who no longer has
anything to do, but is temperamentally unsuited to cancellations work.

Qualifications: JD and MLS from accredited institutions; three years
experience in a shrinking library. Ten years experience in debt
collection or repossession work may be substituted for the academic
degrees. Must be able to deal with vendors who refuse to acknowledge
that it is possible to cancel their products and who therefore have
no cancellation procedures in place, as well as customer service
employees who are recent immigrants from other planets.

Position requires excellent communications skill, such as the ability
to curse in several languages, as well as the ability to carry on in
the midst of pointless change and demoralization of staff.
Ruthlessness and irascibility are desirable traits. Must have no
sentimental attachments to books or history. Indifference to the
legal information needs of judges, lawyers, and the public at large a

The Cancellations Librarian will write and implement a new Collection
Destruction policy. It is imperative that the unorganized destruction
of the recent past be replaced with systematic destruction procedures
as we move into the 21st century.

Salary commensurate with qualifications, experience, and amounts
cancelled. Excellent benefits package includes psychiatric
counselling and outplacement when the library is destroyed.

******************** Dear Mr. Stephens, I wanted to get my
application off to you the instant I saw the notice of the fantastic
opportunity you are offering a person of my particular skills.

First let me point out that I consider this field a calling rooted
deep in my blood. One of my ancestors was the Papyrous Cataloguer at
the Library at Alexandria. (Not really a good position for an absent
minded chain smoker.) Another sorted books for Savanarola. (He sorted
them into two piles: Burn and Burn Along with Author.) Another, my
Great-great-grandfather Dewey Ryan, developed the first scientific
methodology for deaccessing a collection 10% at a time. This was,of
course, the famous Dewey Decimation System.

My own experience to date has not been nearly so lofty. I have been
associated with a number of large libraries which were forced to
downsize, having formerly occupied one large facility with several
wings. I was responsible for pulling the wings off. I also had a
brief stint as the Client/Collection Interface Librarian at the
library at the University of Southern Labrador. Clients would ask me
to retrieve a particular book from the closed stacks and I would
would tell them not to be so particular and to please go away. I was
the Labrador Non-retriever. Finally, I recently completed a doctoral
dissertation titled: "Computer Cataloguing for the 21st Century:
Infinite Possibilities for Misfiling." I would gladly send you a copy
but, unfortunately, I don't seem to be able to locate one.

All in all, I believe I am just what you are looking for in the way
of a Cancellations Librarian. I do hope you will be in touch. I can
be reached here or through my website at:

Very truly yours, Robert S. Ryan,  Frandzel & Share,  6500 Wilshire
Blvd, 17th Fl (near where the library used to be), Los Angeles, CA


7. Actual Job Interview Behavior

The following behavior by job applicants was reported by personnel officers:

"... stretched out on the floor to fill out the job

"She wore a Walkman and said she could listen to me and
the music at the same time."

" A balding candidate abruptly excused himself. Returned to
office a few minutes later, wearing a hairpiece."

"... asked to see interviewer's resume to see if the
personnel executive was qualified to judge the candidate."

"... announced she hadn't had lunch and proceeded to eat a
hamburger and French fries in the interviewer's office - wiping
the ketchup on her sleeve"

"Interrupted to phone his therapist for advice on answering
specific interview questions."

"When I asked him about his hobbies, he stood up and started
tap dancing around my office."

"At the end of the interview, while I stood there
dumbstruck, he went through my purse, took out a brush,
brushed his hair, and left."

"... pulled out a Polaroid camera and snapped a flash
picture of me.  Said he collected photos of everyone who
interviewed him."

"While I was on a long-distance phone call, the applicant
took out a copy of Penthouse, and looked through the photos only,
stopping longest at the centerfold."

"During the interview, an alarm clock went off from the
candidate's brief case.  He took it out, shut it off, apologized
and said he had to leave for another interview."

"A telephone call came in for the job applicant.  It was
from his wife. His side of the conversation went like this: "Which
company?  When do I start?  What's the salary?"  I said, "I
assume you're not interested in conducting the interview any further."
He promptly responded, "I am as long as you'll pay me more.  "I
didn't hire him, but later found out there was no other job offer.
It was a scam to get a higher offer."

"His attaché [case] opened when he picked it up and the
contents spilled, revealing ladies' undergarments and assorted
makeup and perfume."

"... asked who the lovely babe was, pointing to the picture
on my desk.  When I said it was my wife, he asked if she was home
now and wanted my phone number.  I called security,"

"Pointing to a black case he carried into my office, he said
that if he was not hired, the bomb would go off.  Disbelieving, I
began to state why he would never be hired and that I was going to
call the police.  He then reached down to the case, flipped a
switch and ran.  No one was injured, but I did need to get a
new desk."



The Back Door Guide to Short Term Job Adventures
by Michael Landes, Published by Ten Speed Press
September 1997 edition, reprinted July 1998
486 pages worth of possibilities!
8 1/2 x 11, trade paperback, $21.95
ISBN #0898159547

Our guide offers thousands of detailed listings for unique
and alternative paid internships, seasonal work, volunteer
opportunities, overseas jobs, volunteer vacations, and other
short-term work experiences. Whether you're a college
student, a corporate-weary, 9-5-bleary individual, a happily
employed adventure seeker, or in your golden years, The
Back Door Guide to Short Term Job Adventures has
something for everybody. It gives you first hand accounts of
what it's really like living, working, and learning in a totally new
and completely different job environment.

Opportunities range from mountaineering to museums -
workcamps to wildlife, and each listing is complete with
detailed and up-to-date information, including who to talk to,
what it pays, where it's located, helpful insider tips on getting
hired -- complete with web sites. Zillions of tips, quotes,
features, and stories from Back Door readers enlighten and
amuse you; and five indexes make it all totally accessible.

Back Door Experiences
45 Pearl St., #3
Dorchester, MA 02125-1815 USA
(617) 825-2025

9. Whole Work Catalog

Hate your job?  Disscover new work options, alternative careers, home
business opportunities.  Trial subscription, $1.  The Whole Work Catalog,
Box 297-UE, Boulder, CO  80306


10. Jobs you can live with

>From Counterpoise Vol.2, No.3, July, 1998

_Jobs you can live with: working at the crossroads of science, technology,
and society, ed. by Susan M. Higman.  Washington, DC: Student Pugwash USA

This is a directory of organizations working for a better world.  The
mission of Student Pugwash USA is to promote socially responsible
applications of science and technology in the 21st century.  This directory
is for students and young professionals who are in the midst of their
academic studies or are just beginning their careers and want to start
their life's work by creating a more just, secure and sustainable world.  A
tremendous resource for identifying internship opportunities.  The
environmental and natural resources are very well represented in this
compendium.  Thanks to a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation,
this reference book can be ordered free of charge. -Fred Stoss

11. ACCESS (nonprofit jobs) -

        Formerly known as Community Jobs, ACCESS:
        Networking in the Public Interest provides an excellent
        resource for anyone seeking jobs, internships, volunteer
        positions, and career development in non-profit
        organizations. Also serves nonprofit employers seeking a
        national pool of job seekers. All employment listings in the
        print version of ACCESS are posted on this Web site. - rms

Librarians' Index to the Internet -


12. Escape Artist Home Page -

        This is one of the biggest overseas job directories on the
        Internet. Here you'll find links to a wealth of information
        on topics such as moving and living overseas, offshore
        investments, Internet commerce, world search engines,
        and world newspapers. Clicking on "Overseas Jobs"
        will bring you to job links organized by country. - sws
        Subjects: jobs - listings

Librarians' Index to the Internet -

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