This is the author accepted manuscript of Howard, H. "Landing the Job: How Special Libraries Can Support Career Research Introduction," Public Services Quarterly 13(1): 55-59. 2017. The version of record can be found at


Special libraries often provide career searching support to their users. Career research has changed significantly over the past decade, as have the resources available to librarians and their patrons. Librarians at Purdue University’s Roland G. Parrish Library of Management and Economics have formed partnerships with other organizations across campus in order to share the cost of specialized career resources, streamline instruction, and best serve students. This article discusses how these cooperative relationships were formed, and also recommends specific specialized career resources that libraries providing career research assistance may want to consider.


career research, special libraries, academic libraries, collaborations

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