Ready to give back? Volunteer to be a Reviewer for NMRT’s Resume Review Service and make a difference in a librarian’s career!

We are seeking librarians with significant experience in human resources, the hiring process or search committees to review resumes & cover letters at the ALA Annual Conference in Washington DC. This service is sponsored by NMRT to assist job seekers new to the profession.

Who may apply to be a reviewer? Librarians in any area (cataloguing, reference, management, technical services, etc.) and in any setting (public, academic, school, special, archives, vendor, etc) with significant experience in human resources, the hiring process, or search committees.

How does it work? Reviewers meet with a job seeker for 30 minutes and give constructive advice on how to improve his or her resume and/or cover letter. Reviewers comment on overall presentation, layout, organization, content and spelling/grammar issues. More information at

The ALA Placement Center in Hall C, Lower Level 2 of the Convention Centre.

Saturday (6/26): 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday (6/27): 9 am – 5 pm

Reviewers are scheduled for one-hour time slots, however you may volunteer for more than one day and/or more time-slots.

How to apply:
Send email to Haiyun Cao, NMRT Resume Review Service Committee via [email protected], with your name, title, current employer if any, area of expertise, preferred date and time, with a few sentences regarding your experience with hiring, search committees, or human resources.