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Articles

Networking on LinkedIn: Informational Interviews vs. Librarianesque Stalking

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by Kasia Piasecka reposting from 1/26/12 and 3/28/12 Networking on LinkedIn: Informational Interviews vs. Librarianesque Stalking Personally, I enjoy meeting new people online in the interest of making new friends, business associates, tennis partners, pals to toss hackey sack, and yes, you guessed it, for the purpose of gaining knowledge from an informational interview. I…

Pity Party for One

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by Cynthia Engle previously published on 11/9/11 Pity Party for One Recently, a friend asked for advice on how to go about finding a job in the city she just moved to- the same city that I have called home for the last three years. How exciting to be starting a brand new chapter in…

Qraig’s Quest – Information (Mis)Management

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by Qraig De Groot previously published 12/5/12 Information (Mis)Management Please bear with me for a moment. I’m writing this column mere moments after applying for a job online.  As has become the norm, I had to fill out a lengthy application with all the information that is already clearly highlighted on my résumé.  But before…

Changing Public Perception One Patron at a Time

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by Nicole Usiondek, former Head Editor, INALJ Michigan previously published on 3/22/13 Changing Public Perception One Patron at a Time Libraries have worked hard to redefine themselves, and the public perception is the last lingering hurdle many libraries are facing. The perception of what a library is has made times bleak for some libraries, but…

Don’t Quit Your Day Job

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Denise Peeler, Head Editor, INALJ West Virginia  Don’t Quit Your Day Job Before I applied for grad school, I asked a professor in the department I wanted to join for an interview. He granted it to me. One thing he said during the interview was, “Don’t quit your day job.” I was in the early stages of…

Which Boolean Search are you? Operator as Mantra

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By Katie Blake Which Boolean Search are you? Operator as Mantra Remember your delight when you really dug into how we search for information? Boolean terms are relevatory in providing tidy parameters for search patterns. They are so often applied in our everyday, we Information Professionals might forget to savor them. Let’s review: Or And Not Think again…

Becoming Mnemonic: Sticking In Your Interviewers’ Minds

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by Mychal Ludwig, Head Editor, INALJ New Mexico previously published on 4/4/13 Becoming Mnemonic: Sticking In Your Interviewers’ Minds Clearly, standing out in an interview is the goal of most job seekers. By this stage (the interview), it’s likely, though not certain, that all candidates match to some extent what the employers are looking for…

The First Libraries

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by Alexandra Janvey, Head Editor, INALJ Iowa The First Libraries Libraries developed shortly after the inhabitants of ancient Mesopotamia, the Sumerians, invented writing, which was around 3500 BC. Called cuneiform, this early form of writing involved engraving simple shapes onto clay tables. It was only natural that after societies began recording information, the need for storing and organizing that knowledge…

Gamification, or adding a little excitement to your work

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by Holly Boyer, Head Editor, INALJ Virginia Gamification, or adding a little excitement to your work If you’re looking for a librarian position in an academic (or even a public or school) library, you’ve probably seen ads that require familiarity with emerging technologies. And if you’re like me, you aren’t really sure what that means. In my last…

The Possimpible Resumé

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by Scottie Kapel, former Head Editor, INALJ Oregon previously published on 4/4/13 The Possimpible Those of you who watch How I Met Your Mother may recognize the title of this post from Barney Stinson’s video résumé. Beyond the possible, beyond the impossible is the possimpible. Even though the word is used for laughs in the…

Negotiation 101

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Erin Wells, Head Editor, INALJ Oregon Negotiation 101 Recently a story has gone viral about a female professor having a job offer rescinded when she asked what many considered to be too much after a job offer had been made. There are always two sides to any story, but many people thought she asked too much when she tried…

Interviews

John Chrastka, Executive Director of EveryLibrary

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.Naomi House, MLIS’s interview with the founder of EveryLibrary, John Chrastka. EveryLibrary is the first and only national organization dedicated exclusively to political action at a local level to create, renew, and protect public funding for libraries of all types. We will provide tactical and operational support to local voter awareness campaigns, seed and sustaining…

Erica Findley of EveryLibrary

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Naomi House, MLIS’s interview with Every Library’s Erica. EveryLibrary is the first and only national organization dedicated exclusively to political action at a local level to create, renew, and protect public funding for libraries of all types. We will provide tactical and operational support to local voter awareness campaigns, seed and sustaining monies to local…

Patrick Sweeney of EveryLibrary

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Naomi House, MLIS’s interview with Patrick Sweeney of EveryLibrary. EveryLibrary is the first and only national organization dedicated exclusively to political action at a local level to create, renew, and protect public funding for libraries of all types. We will provide tactical and operational support to local voter awareness campaigns, seed and sustaining monies to…

Ulla de Stricker, on getting noticed

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Anastasia Gould, Head Editor, INALJ Nunavut, INALJ Yukon, INALJ Northwest Territories Ulla de Stricker, on getting noticed Anastasia: What is your dream job and why? Ulla: Your question provokes reflection: If I were to imagine myself in any other role than the one I now hold, when would I have made the necessary deviation in the past? What decision…

Meet the Law Librarian: Jason Hawkins, from the Thurgood Marshall Law Library of the University of Maryland

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by Ta-Shirè Tribbett, Assistant for INALJ DC Meet the Law Librarian: Jason Hawkins, from the Thurgood Marshall Law Library of the University of Maryland Ta-Shiré:  Please describe your educational background. Jason:  I have a Bachelor of Arts in English from Oakwood University; a Master of Library Science (MLS) from The School of Information Studies, Syracuse…

Sarah Houghton, the Librarian in Black

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Originally published 1/6/12, 2/15/13 and 6/4/13 as Sarah Houghton, the Librarian in Black …In Six Naomi House’s interview with Sarah Houghton, otherwise know as the Librarian in Black. Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Sarah: I would love to be a futurist for a think tank. It’s what I love to do, and…

Kate Theimer …of ArchivesNext

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Naomi House’s interview with Kate of ArchivesNext formerly entitled Kate Theimer …In Six and published on 2/13/12 Naomi: What blogs should we be reading? Kate: Well, mine of course (http://archivesnext.com )! I’m sure your readers already follow library bloggers, so for archives I like The Bigger Picture from the Smithsonian Institution Archives and The Signal…

Dan Robinson, on being a Content Analyst

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Naomi House’s interview with Dan Robinson, Content Analyst Naomi:  How did you find your job as a Content Analyst? Dan:  I didn’t find it, it found me. It’s the latest, and last, job title for what turned out to be an evolving position at HW Wilson.  I started out as an indexer, then started interacting…

Rory Litwin of Library Juice Academy

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My interview with Rory Litwin, founder of Library Juice Academy, Library Juice Press & Litwin Books! “Library Juice Academy offers a range of online professional development workshops for librarians and other library staff, with classes. These workshops earn Continuing Education Units, and are intended as professional development activities primarily for academic librarians and staff.” Naomi: …

Leadership and the LLAMA New Professionals Section : An Interview with Tyler Dzuba

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by Caitlin Moen, Head Editor, INALJ Louisiana Leadership and the LLAMA New Professionals Section : An Interview with Tyler Dzuba Name: Tyler Dzuba Position: Head, Physics-Optics-Astronomy Library, University of Rochester; Chair, New Professionals Section (NPS), Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) Brief Bio: Tyler Dzuba is serving as the inaugural chair of the New Professionals Section…

Cross-Country Job Searching : An Interview with Derrick Jefferson

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by Caitlin Moen, Head Editor, INALJ Louisiana Cross-Country Job Searching : An Interview with Derrick Jefferson Current Position: Communications Librarian at American University, Washington, D.C. Twitter Handle: @geekandahalf Caitlin:  When you began job-hunting, what criteria did you have? Parts of the country, types of positions, etc. Derrick:  Ideally I wanted to find a job where…