The Knowledge Alliance engages early career librarians, especially those from underrepresented groups, as ambassadors for the profession. The Knowledge Alliance provides honest career information and ongoing access to graduate degree, scholarship, and professional development opportunities to high school and college students, primarily those with an African American, Latino, Native American, and Asian American/Pacific Islander background.
Recruiters, also known as Allies, serve as mentors and should:
- Have completed a master’s degree in LIS
- Have at least 2 years and no more than 7 years of professional experience
- Commit to completing Recruiter training (web-based, asynchronous)
- Commit to identifying local recruitment opportunities, requesting materials and staffing a Knowledge Alliance booth at least twice a year
- Be available to mentor contacts established through events and through the website
- Be active in professional organizations - ALA membership is encouraged for Recruiters planning to participate in recruitment fairs
If you are interested in volunteering as a Recruiter, please complete the application below and follow the emailed instructions to complete your profile. Please create as detailed a profile as possible to help us determine eligibility. Individuals matching our program goals are welcome to maintain an online Ally profile and use the website as a mentoring tool. Please note we can support only a limited number of Field Recruiters each year in attending face-to-face events, and individuals selected to serve as Field Recruiters will receive a welcome message with instructions on accessing our recruiting training series. Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your interest!