Where can I find listings for positions that involve rare books and manuscripts?
While few listings of solely rare book and/or manuscript positions exist, the following resources will include available positions in those areas:
A database for library positions of all types. Searches can be limited to positions in "Special Collections / Archives" on the advanced search page. Also provides a resume-posting service, email alerts and RSS feeds of listings.
“Careers, jobs, and internships in the world of Archives & Records Management.”
An electronic discussion list for people interested in rare books and manuscripts. It often provides early notice of open professional positions in the field. To join the list, read the directions on the link above, under "Subscribing." You may also search the list archive. Messages concerning open positions are often posted with "Job Announcement" in the subject line.
Library Job Postings on the Internet
A comprehensive directory of region-specific and discipline-specific library job lists. Includes links to Regional chapters of the ACRL, state chapters of the ALA, library school job boards, and other regional resources. Note that these regional listings can include paraprofessional positions that are often excluded from national databases.
Society of American Archivists: Online Employment Bulletin
Listings for jobs in the archives field only.
UT Austin Jobweb
National database of library and information science job listings. Includes private sector jobs that do not appear in other library job databases. Maintained by the UT Austin School of Information.
Chronicle of Higher Education - Careers
Listings for jobs from all fields of higher education. Available both in print and online. May be searched by region or position type.
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions: LIBJOBS list
An electronic discussion list that posts international library positions.
In some cases, open positions may be listed only on an institution's web site. This may be the case both for academic and independent institutions.