A cover letter is written to the recruiter or an employer for giving an introduction of yourself, presenting a short summary of what your resume has and specifying the qualities that will make him or her select your application for the job. The academic librarian cover letter is a business letter written for presenting your best achievements or qualities that you think will be favorable for acquiring the job. The following sections will give you the format and an example of the academic librarian cover letter.
The academic librarian cover letter is to be written in the 'blocked' format, which is also called the American letter-writing format. All the contents of the letter are placed on the left hand side of the page, starting from the sender's details to the closing salutation. The outline of the format goes like shown in the following:
Name of the Sender
Name of the Addressee
Re: Post applied for
Mr. / Miss. Last Name,
Name of Sender.
Enclosures: Enlist all the documents that you are going to submit along with this cover letter including your resume.
Jolly Urchins Mansion
Mermaid Arena, Residential Lines - 8
Contact Number - (787) xxxx 787
Human Resources Manager
Human Resources Department
Minnesota Public Library
The Children's Arena, Clerical Lines - 13
Re: Application for the post of Academic Librarian
This letter refers to the notice posted online on the official website of your library, minnesotapubliclibrary.com, regarding the vacant post in the Academic Librarian. I am an avid reader and simply love to keep myself updated with new book releases as well as an avid follower of the popular and famous authors' blogs. I have submitted my research paper titled, Evolution of Archaeology in Egypt, in the University of Massachusetts and awaiting the feedback from the Head of the Department.
I am very keen for getting this job because reading and being surrounded by books is my hobby and if this can convert into my work, then I believe I can passionately contribute towards the betterment of Minnesota Public Library. Thank you very much for going through this letter.
Signature Torque Earnest
Follow this academic librarian cover letter format to draft your personal letter and impress your future employers by carefully and intelligently mentioning your qualities and be ready to be called for the interview soon. All the best to you!