Your Career Starts Now!

Roy Brooks
Assistant Director for Career Services and Recruiting

Works primarily with second-year students and alumni on the professional job search, application writing, interviewing techniques, and salary negotiation. Primary contact for employers.

telephone (217) 333-6202
email rebrooks [at] illinois [dot] edu

Rebecca Hodson
Career Services Coordinator

Works primarily with first-year students on career exploration, identifying experiential learning opportunities, and securing pre-professional employment. Serves as practicum coordinator and is the primary contact for questions regarding the GSLIS Job Board: I-Link.

telephone (217) 300-2254
email rhodson1 [at] illinois [dot] edu


Our career services office works with students to help identify possible career paths, build experience through internships and practica, and ultimately connect with employers. And after graduation, we continue to support our alumni with job placement and career development.

An LIS degree can take you many places: tech giants, community libraries, Fortune 500 companies, research institutions, or jobs in government. Career Services can help you navigate the many opportunities available to you in innovative organizations of all kinds.

Services offered

  • writing resumes
  • writing cover letters
  • interview coaching
  • practica
  • internships
  • experiential learning
  • job search help
  • mentoring
  • I-Link support

Job Search

The first place to check for pre-professional and professional positions should be in I-Link. Employers from across the country contact us with thousands of positions each year.

We also maintain a comprehensive list of databases and websites that advertise job opportunities for LIS graduates.


Looking to hire? GSLIS students are among the best and brightest in higher education today, and they come from around the world to study with us.

GSLIS offers employers a number of ways to utilize the talents of our world-class students and alumni, whose intelligence and creativity continually advance the field of library and information science, both at home and abroad.