Q: In the business field, there are headhunters who can help match a person to a particular position. Is there anything similar in the library field?
Funny you should ask because there’s an interesting conversation happening right now on the New Librarian’s Listserv (firstname.lastname@example.org) about this very topic: Library placement Services.There are a number of these agencies out there that specialize in placements for librarian positions. And they can work in both directions — finding a job or a librarian, and finding a librarian for the job. In the end, I guess it’s the same outcome… the right placement in the right organization to get the job done.Here’s a website with a listing of several placement agencies, many of which specialize in a geographic region: http://www.libraryjobpostings.org/placement.htm. Take a look and best of luck with your search.
How about our readers??? Anyone out there with a related experience? Any thoughts/advice/warnings you want to share?