In a crowded field, both students and practitioners can benefit from careful consideration of what it means to be a professional in libraries in 2012. In a market where one library job may have 200 applicants, how do you set yourself apart?
Job seekers, pay attention! I have some advice for you from the perspective of someone who has served on a variety of search committees and has recently had my own successful job search. This advice will help you get a job or, at least, an interview. What I have to say is not new, but surprisingly, very few job seekers follow it.