Library Technology Career Jumpstart Program

The Library Technology Career Jumpstart Program will be offered virtually for the third year in a row from NC State University Libraries during the week of August 1-5, 2022. The Jumpstart Program is a free, immersive, weeklong virtual experience that will help to prepare first-year library school students for a career in library technology upon graduation.

Participants will...

  • develop an ongoing relationship with a mentor
  • glimpse “a day in the life” of tech librarians
  • attend technical workshops
  • network with professionals at top institutions
  • built technical portfolios
  • learn how to apply and interview for technical positions in libraries


Nominate someone to participate in this program

Know a driven LIS student or soon-to-be student? Are they graduating in May 2023 or later? We'd love to get in touch with them and invite them to apply! Email Tori Culler ( with their name, email, and a brief description of why you're nominating them for the Jumpstart Program.

Interested in organizing a similar program?

Our guide, Planning a Jumpstart Program, details our process for conceptualizing, planning, hosting, and assessing this program in the hopes that this information will be useful for others looking to begin similar programs at their institutions.

For additional information about the Jumpstart Program, contact Tori Culler (