Careers

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Our career services office works with students to help identify possible career paths, build experience through internships and practica, and ultimately connect with employers. And after graduation, we continue to support our alumni with job placement and career development.

An LIS degree can take you many places: tech giants, community libraries, Fortune 500 companies, research institutions, or jobs in government. Career Services can help you navigate the many opportunities available to you in innovative organizations of all kinds.

Services offered

  • writing resumes
  • writing cover letters
  • interview coaching
  • practica
  • internships
  • academic conference prep
  • job search help
  • mentoring
  • career development

Job Search

Start your career
search early!

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Make an appointment with GSLIS
Career Services today.

Roy Brooks
Career Services
telephone (217) 333-6202
fax (217) 244-3302
e-mail rebrooks [at] illinois [dot] edu

The first place to check for pre-professional and professional positions should be in I-Link or our jobs forum in the GSLIS Community Forums (retiring September 2014). Employers from across the country contact us with thousands of positions each year.

We also maintain a comprehensive list of databases and websites that advertise job opportunities for LIS graduates.

Employers

Looking to hire? GSLIS students are among the best and brightest in higher education today, and they come from around the world to study with us.

GSLIS offers employers a number of ways to utilize the talents of our world-class students and alumni, whose intelligence and creativity continually advance the field of library and information science, both at home and abroad.