Quotable: “Let’s get the bad news out of the way first: if you want to be hired as a librarian, get ready to move. Many of you are probably already in a large city or a university town with a library school, plenty of recent graduates, a public library that hasn’t hired anyone since 2008, and academic libraries that are only making part-time appointments. You’re going to need to look nationally, especially to land that first position.”
See the full article: How to Land a Library Job | Brian Kenney | Publishers Weekly
Very useful and to the point advice. Recommended read for new and upcoming MLIS graduates.