Writing Begets More Writing

Conflict in the Job Interview: How to Approach the Tricky Questions

Why Archives are Awesome: A Top 5 List

An open letter to my fellow job hunters for when you get discouraged

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Writing Begets More Writing

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by Africa Hands, former Head Editor, INALJ Kentucky previously published 9/9/13 Writing Begets More Writing In this, my last post as Head Editor of the Kentucky INALJ page, I wrap up my three-part series on writing, with my notes from the third speaker on the ALA NMRT Writing and Publishing webinar. As you will recall,…

Why Archives are Awesome: A Top 5 List

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by Courtney Butler, former Head Editor, INALJ Idaho previously published 7/12/13 Courtney has since been hired at her dream job! Why Archives are Awesome: A Top 5 List This past week I began an internship with the Missouri State Archives – the very last stepping stone before receiving my MLS with a specialization in Archives…

An open letter to my fellow job hunters for when you get discouraged

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by Lauren Bourdages, Senior Assistant, INALJ Ontario previously published 6/25/13 Lauren has since found a job!!! An open letter to my fellow job hunters for when you get discouraged If you’re like me, sometimes you start internally freaking out because here you are in your mid-to-late-twenties-to-early-to-mid-thirties and you’ve got all of this education but here…

Know the Difference: Identifying Obstacles to Employment

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by Ellen Mehling previously published 10/14/13 “Know the Difference: Identifying Obstacles to Employment” There is a curious thing I see frequently among those I advise: job hunters focusing on a smaller, though possible, less likely obstacle to employment and ignoring a much larger, definite difficulty – some have an almost superstitious fixation on a certain…

14 Twitter Feeds for Job Seekers to Follow

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by Kiersten Bryant, former Head Editor, INALJ California previously published 9/25/13 14 Twitter Feeds for Job Seekers to Follow Need career or job hunting advice? Looking for a new job? Make social media work for you and use Twitter!  There are a lot of people out there that are full of professional advice that use…

Real Job Titles of Information Specialists in French

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by Elena Bubelich, Senior Assistant, INALJ Quebec previously published 8/15/13 Real Job Titles of Information Specialists in French Since I’ve volunteered for I Need A Library Job, I have language issues. Quebec is a French-speaking province, so I assume that the most of the audience of INALJ Quebec are French-speaking too. As a result, I think…

Getting Your Foot in the Door

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by Rebecca Tischler, Senior Editor, INALJ North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon Getting Your Foot in the Door At a library that I previously worked at, I started as a part-time assistant. I was really excited to get that job because I had been told that once I got my foot in the door, I…

How to Ask for a Reference

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by Ruth Kitchin Tillman, former Head Editor, INALJ Maryland previously published 10/16/13 How to Ask for a Reference Asking for references can be as nerve-wracking as applying for a job. But if you collect yourself and prepare beforehand, it shouldn’t be. From a boss: Most hiring managers will want to talk to at least one…

The Job Hunter’s Lament

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by Mary-Michelle Moore, Senior Editor previously published 8/29/13 The Job Hunter’s Lament Being a job hunter is not easy. In any economy, in any environment, this is one of the hardest things that you can undergo, job searching is tough. When you think about it, your job influences the rest of your life and relationships…

7 of My Favorite Professional Development Websites

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by Sean O’Brien, former Head Editor, INALJ Colorado previously published 8/6/13 7 of My Favorite Professional Development Websites Summer is here, and that means we’ve probably all got a little bit of extra free time.  You could spend that time outside, but why would you want to do that?  It’s hot out there, and there…

4 Back to Basic Tips for Job Seekers

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by Gabrielle Spiers, Senior Assistant, INALJ Montana previously published 8/21/13 4 Back to Basic Tips for Job Seekers Recently, I got the chance to read through resumes and cover letters – the experience prompted reiterating these tips. I realize that a lot of these are really basic, and I feel like they shouldn’t have to…

But I Can’t Move For A Job!

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by Elinor Crosby, former Head Editor, INALJ Nova Scotia and PEI previously published 12/9/13 But I Can’t Move For A Job! What happens if you graduate from your Masters or Technician program and intend to stay in the city or town you went to school in? For some of us that is the only financially…

Interviews

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…

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 sponsors too!  Here is how you can donate at the individual level…

Cairie R…. Lambda Archives & INALJ Success Story

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by Mary-Michelle Moore, Head Editor, INALJ California Cairie R…. Lambda Archives & INALJ Success Story Mary-Michelle: How did you find your current job? Cairie: On the INALJ California page. My most current position at Lambda Archives was from looking at the INALJ page. Mary-Michelle: What is your favorite book? Cairie: Of all time?! That’s impossible. I can…

Mykola Krupko, Hospital Librarian

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By Elena Bubelich, Head Editor, INALJ Quebec  Mykola Krupko, Hospital 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. In May 2014 I interviewed my assistant Josiane Doucet-Alarie and in this blog post I’m glad to present my former classmate…

Meet Megan Ashley, School Librarian

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by Rachael Altman, Head Editor, INALJ Illinois Meet Megan Ashley, School Librarian and INALJ Assistant Editor Favorite Library you have been to? I studied at Loyola University Chicago for my undergraduate degree, and spent a lot of my time studying at the Information Commons. It’s a comfortable, aesthetically pleasing space that was used constantly by students. Favorite book?…

Meet Paula Pergament, Former Nonprofit Development Professional & Current MLIS Student

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by Rachael Altman, Head Editor, INALJ Illinois Meet Paula Pergament, Former Nonprofit Development Professional, Current MLIS Student and INALJ Illinois Assistant Editor Favorite Library you have been to? The British Library in London. My family and I lived in London for a summer when I was 14. Seeing the pages of plays and books written by Shakespeare and Virginia…

Meet Josiane Doucet-Alarie

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By Elena Bubelich, Head Editor, INALJ Quebec  Meet Josiane Doucet-Alarie In this blog post I’d like to introduce my assistant who has helped me to find job offers since November 2013. That month the page of INALJ Quebec became second by popularity among Canadians pages (and it’s still second!). So I asked for help Josiane Doucet-Alarie,…

Why a High School Librarian is Still Excited to Return for Her 41st First Day of School

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By Ruth Lincoln, Head Editor, INALJ Washington, DC previously published 8/30/13 Why a High School Librarian is Still Excited to Return for Her 41st First Day of School It’s back-to-school time! As many of you head back to class, our school librarian friends, colleagues, and mentors are heading back, too. Margaret “Gigi” Lincoln has served…

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…