Working for a placement agency can be extremely beneficial and there are probably several agencies in your town or nearby city. There are also nationwide agencies that deal with temporary employment in multiple states. Either way, there should be plenty near you to choose from, some even particular to your specialty. Use the links below to begin your research.
- LIS Jobs.com – maintains a listing of associations and organization job banks.
- Taylor & Associates – specializes in direct hire, contract, and temporary assignments in special libraries, including corporate, law firms, government, medical, and some academic settings.
- LAC Group – recruits for direct hire, temp-to-hire, and contract positions in government facilities, federal libraries, corporate, law firms, and academic libraries and information centers.
- AIM Library and Information Staffing – posts positions for organizations and recruits for librarians and support staff to work in special, public, academic, school, government libraries and information centers.
- University of Tennessee, Knoxville – has a comprehensive page of links to recruitment agencies for LIS professionals.
- ASRC Management Services – AMC – provides comprehensive IT, science and engineering, and management and professional services to federal government agencies.
- Library Systems & Services – LSSI – provides library outsourcing for new and existing libraries, as well as contract library services for Federal agencies.
- CACI – places IT modernization positions to the government in defense, intelligence, and homeland security areas.
- TRAK – provides information management professionals temporary staffing and direct-hire placement in law firms, medical organizations, corporations, and other businesses in Washington, DC.
- VOLT Workforce Solutions– provides temporary and contingent workers in the IT field.
- C. Berger Group – recruits librarians and information specialists for direct-hire, temp-to-hire and temporary positions in academic institutions, corporations, trade associations, law firms, public libraries, hospitals, medical libraries, and a host of other organizations.
- Review the SLIS Career Development Elluminate session on Using Placement Agencies in Your Job Search
- LibGig – Top Ten Tips for Using Placement Agencies
- University of Notre Dame – Using Placement/Temp Agencies
- Blog Post – How a Job Placement Agency Should Work