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Ch-ch-changes for INALJ in 2016!

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by Naomi House, MLIS I’m really happy overall since…

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Today’s INALJ Jobs Now Updated!

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INALJ’s jobs for today have been UPDATED as of 9/28! * For New INALJ Jobs Click Here! * Want motivated LIS ( library & information science ) job hunters to see your job? Advertise with INALJ *** Sign up for daily email reminders at the bottom of ALL INALJ pages! SPONSORED JOBS (included in the daily pdf along…

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by Naomi House, MLIS I’m really happy overall since the new year!  By making significant changes to INALJ’s site I am saving myself an incredible amount of time.  Me: this year is unapologetically the year of ME giving priority to me, and not just INALJ.  It is the year of insisting that my boundaries are respected.  I…

Ch-ch-changes for INALJ in 2016!

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by Naomi House, MLIS Ch-ch-changes for INALJ in 2016! Thanks to everyone who gave and continues to give via PayPal & GoFundMe I am able to keep INALJ.com going for the near future!  Your help paid some of my bills and allowed me to really concentrate on INALJ.  Also HUGE thanks to all INALJ’s sponsors…

Help Share the Manuscripts of Timbuktu with the World

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by Naomi House, MLIS Help Share the Manuscripts of Timbuktu with the World In 2013, over 1,000 donors contributed to help save this priceless heritage from destruction. Now you can help share it with the world.  T160K.org has six partners across Africa, but the one most librarians and archivists might be interested in is the…

15 MILLION Page Views for INALJ!

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by Naomi House, MLIS 15 MILLION Page Views for INALJ! On Friday, 12/11/2015, INALJ hit 15 MILLION page views all time!  YAY! Every time we hit a new usage stat someone says, “isn’t that a bad thing, you know that so MANY people are using a job hunting site?” Easy, the answer is NO. INALJ,…

December 2015 Roundup (INALJ Stats)

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15 million page views! What a great month!  December stats often get overlooked as everyone looks at their end of year stats, but we had a darn good December! Our busiest day in December had 20,964 views on 12/1, and our busiest week had 106,365 views, and our month had 402,184 views! We reached 15 million page…

Self-Care for Job-Seekers

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by Elinor Crosby previously published 5/17/13 & 6/19/14 Self-Care for Job-Seekers Job searching is a difficult task, and sometimes it seems Sisyphean. There are points in the process where even the toughest, most dedicated seeker becomes disheartened and begins to spiral into despair. Many factors contribute to this, and under- and over-employment are among them.…

For Librarians, Buy Librarians 2015 Holiday Shopping Guide

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2015 Librarian Shopping Guide Welcome to For Librarians, Buy Librarians– my guide to some of my favorite web-based shops run (mostly) by librarians! Originally posted in 2012 I wanted to share this with new fans. This is a Shopping Guide to Etsy Shops (etc) of INALJ fans, their friends and family :) I am floored…

A Substitute Librarian’s Survival Guide

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by Laura Miller previously published 12/29/14 A Substitute Librarian’s Survival Guide I have been a substitute librarian since February 2007 and find my work very rewarding.  I work in two different public library systems and both systems have me working in multiple library branches- wherever the need for a substitute is. I love the variety…

10 Fake Books from TV and Film

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by Andrew Koval 10 Fake Books from TV and Film #WhenLibrariansHaveTooMuchTimeOnTheirHands “From Outer Space” by Jose Chung (The X-Files Television Series; Season 3 Episode 20)    The author in this episode (Jose Chung) speaks to special agent Dana Scully on writing a book on alien abduction whereby he will create a brand new literary genre…

The Importance of Saying “No”

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by Naomi Gonzales previously published 12/16/14 The Importance of Saying “No” I want to preface this piece by saying this is not an article on negativity, but taking care of yourself. We live in a very “yes”-oriented culture. A professional world where “sure I can do that”, and “I’ll take care of it” are phrases that…

November 2015 Roundup (INALJ Stats)

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14.5 million page views! What a great month!  On a personal note I celebrated my 10th wedding anniversary to my husband, Sana, and we decided to relocate, temporarily back to Washington, DC. Our busiest day in November had 21,081 views on 11/3, and our busiest week had 105,070 views, and our month had 415,565 views! We reached…

Essential Research Mobile Apps for Librarians

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by Stephanie Noell previously published 11/3/2014 Essential Research Mobile Apps for Librarians With so many people using their phones and tablets for everything, it is important for all of us to be aware of the mobile applications for research resources. Many of the research databases that libraries subscribes to have free mobile applications for their…

Highly Desired: Straightforward Library Job Ads

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by R.C. Miessler, former Head Editor, INALJ Indiana previously published 8/16/13 & 9/25/14 Highly Desired: Straightforward Library Job Ads When searching for jobs, sometimes the requirements seem ridiculous. Some job listings appear to be a list of all the library buzzwords and trends over the past 10 years, which can be a bit discouraging when trying…

5 Creative writing tips to enhance your communication skills

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by Kristin Charles-Scaringi previously published 11/12/2014 5 Creative writing tips to enhance your communication skills Before I took my seat at the reference desk of a public library I could be found at a computer writing. I found that my professional background as a journalist and public relations writer, as well as my experience as a creative…

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Sponsor or Donate to INALJ

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Sponsor or Donate to INALJ INALJ.com works hard to find you jobs and needs and appreciates your support! We have been very fortunate to have individual donors these past few years and we thank them for their generosity!  We have added corporate/ organization / individual sponsors too!  Libraries, orgs, and individuals can sponsor a page! Here…

Radical Librarianship at the Allied Media Conference

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Radical Librarianship at the Allied Media Conference by Veronica Leigh Milliner, Senior Editor While there are many options for professional and personal development in the library and information field, one upcoming opportunity that deserves to be highlighted is the Allied Media Conference (AMC). The AMC “brings together a vibrant and diverse community of people using…

Shoebrarian Extraordinaire: Meet Leslie Howerton-Hicks

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Shoebrarian Extraordinaire: Meet Leslie Howerton-Hicks by Rachael Altman, INALJ COO After traveling the world and trying her hand at many different jobs Leslie Hicks finally graduated from University of South Florida with an MLIS in 2011. Leslie Howerton-Hicks manages the Footwear Materials Library at the World Headquarters of a large Athletic Footwear and Apparel Company…

Q&A with Dr. Sandra Hirsh, Editor of Information Services Today

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Q&A with Dr. Sandra Hirsh, Editor of Information Services Today: An Introduction by Alison Peters, INALJ Contributor Lewis Carroll wrote in Alice in Wonderland: “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” I love Alice in Wonderland—the book, animated movie, and Disneyland ride—but I didn’t remember that quote till…

Anastasia Chiu on the Job Hunt, Volunteering & More

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Interview with INALJ Assistant Anastasia Chiu, INALJ Louisiana Assistant by Josh Rimmer, Senior Editor   For this month, I wanted to highlight INALJ Louisiana assistant Anastasia Chiu. If you have visited the Louisiana page recently, you will notice a change in the organization and web links provided on the page. Ms. Chiu was instrumental in…

Dr. Candace Aiani: Library Director at Taipei American School

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by Whitney Zahar, Senior Assistant, INALJ Pennsylvania Interview with Dr. Candace Aiani: Library Director at Taipei American School Have you ever imagined working as a librarian in another country? Several colleagues on the INALJ blog have posted several articles about library work around the world. I have the honor of volunteering as the archivist at Taipei American School,…

Sana Khan …Success Story

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My non-librarian husband on his birthday! There is a famous quote that, to paraphrase, says that one should never date anyone who doesn’t own books or read a lot.  I find it to be a foolish quote.  Think of all that you can learn from someone raised in an oral tradition, or someone who simply…

Interview with Olga Statnaia, Quebec Public Librarian

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by Elena Bubelich, former Senior Assistant, INALJ Quebec Interview with Olga Statnaia, Quebec Public Librarian In this blog post I would like to continue to share experience of job search of some graduates of MLIS programs in Quebec, Canada. I’ve already interviewed Josiane Doucet-Alarie and Mykola Krupko. In this blog post I’m glad to present my former classmate…

Deep in Archives: Interview with Archivist, Christy Tomecek

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By Kasia Piasecka, Senior Assistant, INALJ Rhode Island Deep in Archives: Interview with Archivist, Christy Tomecek Kasia:  How did you find your current job? Do you have any job hunting advice for INALJ readers? Christy:  I got very lucky with my current job. My former supervisor is a member of the Archivists Round Table in…

Sierra L. Campbell… Chicago History Museum & Success Story

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by Mary-Michelle Moore, Senior Editor, INALJ California, DC, and Illinois Sierra L. Campbell… Chicago History Museum & Success Story Mary-Michelle: How did you find your current job? Sierra: I found my current job by being in the right place at the right time, otherwise known as luck. No, that’s really what happened. I inquired at the Chicago…

Nancy Kranich …Former ALA President

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by Claire Schmieder, Senior Editor previously published 5/6/13 This interview is from 2013 Nancy Kranich…Former ALA President and Rutgers University–Lecturer, School of Communication and Information and Special Projects Librarian Claire:  Your career path has been pretty amazing. What are a few of your favorite moments along that path? Nancy: Retrieving books for UW-Parkside by bike…