Join your fellow MLIS candidates, job seekers, and Federal information professionals to explore the issues and opportunities in Federal libraries. Discover the many different alternate career choices available to you. Find job announcements for

  • librarians
  • social media specialists
  • management and program analysts
  • intelligence research analysts
  • program planners
  • content developers and managers
  • writer/editors
  • and more!

Careers in federal libraries without mla is a thriving community of experienced federal librarians and job seekers.

Community benefits:

  • Discussion forum
  • Resume review
  • Career coaching
  • Jobs feed
  • Custom USAJobs.gov search

Librarians and students are valuable contributors. It is an ongoing hands on project that requires collaboration among volunteers. If you are interested in contributing to our blog as a guest writer or taking on other responsibilities in support of our group, contact us.


The ALA Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table has been sponsoring Careers in Federal Libraries events since 2007. The first event is archived on the Library of Congress site. Our first moderator, Roberta Shaffer, has been a long-time supporter of these events. The event at AALL 2011 conference was in response to her request as the 22nd Law Librarian of Congress.

In 2008, a Google group was established to allow a space for collaboration after these events, as a way to aggregate job postings, articles, and educational items. There are 1,500+ members, library and information students from around the country who are interested in federal librarianship.

There are all types of federal libraries – law, medical, public, academic, school – all around the world that have a wide diversity of opportunities. To reach job seekers, we are expanding our social media presence from the Google group to this weblog, a Facebook page and Twitter. Over time, we may also seek to stand up a Google+ presence and a LinkedIn account where all social media apps are integrated and optimized.