My name is Ariana Curiel. I currently work at a non-profit organization, but I would like to transition to working in a library or library-related job. I earned my Master's degree in Library Science in 2013. How do I go about job searching for entry-level positions? How does one network when not currently employed in the field one wants to work in?
My suggestion to you is to be direct. Go to the library and ask for the manager or managing director about resources for employment. Ask how to best get your foot in the door. Don't be afraid to ask him/her how they got started. People usually love to tell those stories to others. You just may not get an entry-level job but one higher. Present yourself well. Don't be afraid. Have a few copies of your resume ready and in a nice portfolio. Get the person's name and be sure to send a "thank you" card afterwards. Yes, people Remember those little extra touches and it just might get your resume pulled to the top of the pile. One last thing, Google search "librarian professional organizations". There just may be one near you that you could join and network in.