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On Volunteering

First I just want to say a HUGE thanks to my volunteers both past and present! It is amazing what a little bit of coordination and a whole lot of volunteers can do. INALJ, the daily jobs digest, is much more robust than even a few short months ago due in no small part to…

Spotlight: International Jobs Pages

You can find more job resources for states for International jobs on the INALJ.com international page here: Jobs Pages: International. I wanted to highlight one of the resources offered here at INALJ.com, the state and international jobs pages. These are lists originally compiled and hosted on LISJobs.com by Rachel Singer Gordon. We have taken over…

One of those days

by Ann Davis “One of those days” seems to occur more and more frequently when un(der)employed and career hunting. More often than I’d like to admit, the inner 6-year-old in me wants to stand up on a table and scream, “Life is not fair! When will it be MY turn?! This is NOT what was…

♥Happy Valentine’s Day All!♥

Today is my parents wedding anniversary so Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad! And I am wishing my husband, Sana Khan, another wonderful day :) I take no sides in the whole commercialization of the day versus those who love to celebrate it fight. But my wish for all of you is that you can feel…

Spotlight: Nebraska-Wyoming Jobs Pages

You can find more job resources for states from Nebraska-Wyoming on the INALJ.com states page here: Jobs Pages: NE-WY. I wanted to highlight one of the resources offered here at INALJ.com, the state and international jobs pages. These are lists originally compiled and hosted on LISJobs.com by Rachel Singer Gordon. I have taken over site…

Must Follow: Archives Gig

When I first began working on the daily INALJ jobs email it was less than 20 pages long in no small part because I had no idea about the wealth of resources available for librarians, library staff, archivists and other information professionals seeking work. It was actually a Smithsonian Librarian who turned me on to…

Spotlight: Idaho-Montana Jobs Pages

You can find more job resources for states from Idaho-Montana on the INALJ.com states page here: Jobs Pages: IL-MT. I wanted to highlight one of the resources offered here at INALJ.com, the state and international jobs pages. These are lists originally compiled and hosted on LISJobs.com by Rachel Singer Gordon. We have taken over site…

Spotlight: Alabama-Hawaii jobs websites

You can find more job resources for states from Alabama-Hawaii on the INALJ.com states page here: Jobs Pages: AL-HI. I wanted to highlight one of the resources offered here at INALJ.com, the state and international jobs pages. These are lists originally compiled and hosted on LISJobs.com by Rachel Singer Gordon. We have taken over site…

Rebecca Borowski …In Six

My interview with my former colleague Rebecca Borowski! Naomi: If you could take any of your hobbies and create a job out of them or integrate it into your job what would it be? And how? Rebecca: I love taking pictures of food/restaurants, cooking, parties, friends, events, art and nature. I also take pictures of…

How Far We Have Come in One Year

Wow- just out of curiosity this weekend I decided to look at a copy of the INALJ daily jobs digest that I sent out in January of 2011. It was 37 pages long and it was sent to 167 email subscribers. Now, only one short year later we range from 150-215 pages of jobs each…

Fans who found jobs!

What a great start to the new year! 39 INALJ fans found jobs in January and over 289 have found jobs since we started! This more than made my day :) You can read some of the tips and suggestions from success stories here on INALJ.com’s Success Stories tab. Good luck to all the job…

Ask Naomi: Duplications

One aspect of the daily digest that we are always behind on is duplications. I am often asked why there are several duplicate jobs posted in each version of the daily jobs digest. Part of the reason is time- it is more important to me to get the most jobs on the list that I…

New Year, New Habits

This year I shall try and look at and update my LinkedIn profile and resume every single weekend. I shall also try and be active on various LinkedIn groups, add interviews and articles to INALJ.com for the upcoming week and sleep. Come join the discussion about new habits in this new year on INALJ LinkedIn…

Hannah Q. Parris …In Six

My interview with another success story, Hannah Q. Parris! Naomi: How did you find your current job? Hannah: My husband found a job right out of grad school that moved us to California. After I finished up my last semester of grad school online it became painfully apparent just how dire the library situation was…

Donations Appreciated

I am looking to upgrade email services & the website & would greatly appreciate donations which can be made here: see below links. Any help at all will make a difference in growing INALJ- No amount is too small to make a difference -Thanks! Naomi A : $5.00USD – monthlyB : $10.00USD – monthlyC :…

Fans Blog Roll- now gone

I am memorializing this list Fans Blog Roll :) Library Things bmore crafty Lorna the Librarian MLIS Student Journey Enthusiastic Librarian Jazmin Idakaar Lost in Literature writers being real Title Wave YA, Why Not? Olivia the Librarian The Fourth Musketeer Preserving the Dance Theatre of Harlem Archives In Which… Learning Beyond Ielle Palmer Catablog The…

Where do I click?

Don’t worry- I plan on making it much easier in future postings. But for now here are the instructions. I have had a few people contact me who have had trouble figuring out where to click to find the daily pdf (over 150+ pages of jobs) on the link provided in the daily email. (shhh-…

INALJ Daily Digest: Sneak Peek

Ever wonder just what the daily digest is? If you aren’t signed up for the daily INALJ email digest and you wonder what it looks like I have today’s posted online here: INALJ Digest 1/9/2012 v3n6. Check it out- and to get the new link to each day’s version sign up for my daily email…

Changes are coming!

I am working with a crack team of volunteers on moving the daily INALJ email pdf online and hosting it here on INALJ.com. The daily email would still be sent out with a link to a page that would be hidden so only subscribers would see it :) We’ll see! h/t Robbie B- an INALJ…

Recipe: Comforting Banana & Walnut Loaf

I like to share recipes of INALJ readers, especially ones that are protein packed for energy or comfort food for the long job hunt. This delicious recipe was sent in by Kelly Quaye and this long, chilly week has inspired me to share this tasty recipe. Thanks Kelly! Ingredients (makes 1 loaf) 4 medium bananas…

Need a House? DC, MD, VA area

I Need a House– well actually I am selling mine because it is waaaaay too big for 2 people! So College Park, MD (we are just a -hop-skip-jump down the road from UMD) and DC area peeps- let me know if you are interested and I can hook you up with my agent (note the…

Ask Naomi: Why not post all jobs online?

One question I get often is why is the daily digest the format I settled on instead of posting all jobs on Twitter or online? My goal long term is to make an online database but one that is sortable and searchable. One of the key components of INALJ the digest as a service is…

Elizabeth Leonard …In Six

INALJ cofounder and big supporter: Elizabeth Leonard!!! Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Elizabeth: Librarians are such a terrific bunch of people and I am so proud to be counted among their members. So, a “library” type position. My job is not necessarily a specific position, but a collection of requirements that capitalize…

INALJ 2011: the numbers

What a huge year for INALJ. With help from my fellow classmate Elizabeth Leonard INALJ was launched on 10/16/2010. One year+ later and our scope has far exceeded any expectations I ever had!!! So I wanted to share some truly inspiring numbers with you. INALJ Email subscribers: 2,807 INALJ Facebook Fans: 3,851 INALJ Twitter followers:…

My New Year Wish

2011 has been a magnificent year full of blessings, stress, madness, luck, hard work, mistakes, successes and hope and I wouldn’t change most of it. I am happy that I learned many lessons the hard way. When I began the daily email, right up until late summer, I was doing every aspect of it for…

INALJ 2011 Summary- tomorrow

A year end wrap coming up tomorrow! A huge thanks to Elizabeth and all my volunteers! Assistant Submissions Editors Rachel Collins, Valerie Tagoe, Kelli Bragg, Francesca Francis, Rebekah Kati, Emily Hart, Emilee Mathews, Carla Sarratt & Carrie Price Senior Volunteers Karly Szczepkowski, Alexis Logsdon, Michelle Benedicta, Venessa Hughes, Jazmin Idakaar, Valerie Tagoe, Bonnie Simmons, Rachel…

Who are you?

I was skimming through some political blogs, in this case Andrew Sullivan and noticed he used Urtak- a way to ask his fans questions about them to get a better idea of just who reads his blog. So I have decided to try it out here! I would love to have everyone respond. This is…

♦ Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays ♦

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to all of you! Whether you are looking for a job, or active on my LinkedIn Group, Facebook page, Twitter feed, or just get the daily email I am thankful to have you along for this journey. Here is to a wonderful new year and jobs for everyone in 2012!…

In Six back In Four

Hi Everyone! The In Six feature, which is my interview series with librarians and other information professionals will be back in 4 days on 12/27. I am looking to expand this in the new year. If you work with someone notable or fabulous or have taken classes with someone you think should be featured please…

New Jobs Pages Menu

Hi everyone- Now the four jobs lists (International, Alabama-Hawaii, Idaho-Montana, Nebraska-Wyoming) have been added as a submenu at the top of all INALJ pages right under the main menu (Home, Success Stories, etc). A HUGE thanks to Rachel Singer Gordon of LISJobs.com who allowed us to take over her list. We have updated and link…

Ask Naomi: But I want to be a Librarian

While one of my great missions with INALJ is to expose library staff and librarians to jobs outside the “L” word/world by focusing on your skill sets, if you have really asked yourself do I want a job or a library job and answered “library, definitely” then what can you do to get a job…

$5 (or more) campaign

INALJ is a labor of love & it takes hours daily for the volunteers & I to sort, search, format & upload all the jobs into the 150+ page INALJ Daily Digest- it also costs money to do all of this & the website so I am looking for donations- even $5 helps- things I…

INALJ in Turkey

I thought I would share way too many photos of my trip to Istanbul over the Thanksgiving holiday with everyone. If anyone has ever wondered what I look like when I am sick then you are in for a treat! Also my husband Sana is prominently featured throughout as is my INALJ business card. I…

Recipe: Soothing Italian Hot Chocolate

via INALJ daily email Assistant Editor Kelli Bragg Inspired by the amazing Coconut Curry Chocolate bar made byTheo’s (in Seattle) this is my ultimate comfort beverage in winter. You can make your own favorite hot chocolate recipe and just add ¼ tsp curry powder per serving, or use my favorite cocoa recipe, Italian Hot Cocoa,…

Ask Naomi: Ask INALJ members

Many of you have noted that I do not have open comments here on INALJ.com. That is because I like gathering all commentators in one place- the INALJ LinkedIn Group. It is a closed group but anyone can join. The reason it is a closed group is that this allows for a bit of privacy-…

Ask Naomi: Outside-the-box jobs

Many years back I took a class at Computers in Libraries taught by Sabrina Pacifici called “Got CI?” Since then every year I eagerly look forward to Sabrina’s Competitive Intelligence entry in her webzine, LLRX.com. This year’s edition should help anyone who wonders just what CI is and what resources they’ll need to know to…

Recipe: Comforting Artichoke Pie

by Angela Prikockis I have been making this recipe for about 15 years so I don’t have a written recipe. Recently I have been leaving out the artichokes because my family, except me, dislikes them. You can add whatever you want. Mostly I go vegetarian, but sometimes I make it with no-nitrates, no-MSG bacon or…

$5 (or more) Campaign

INALJ is a labor of love & it takes hours daily for the volunteers & I to sort, search, format & upload all the jobs into the 150+ page INALJ Daily Digest- it also costs money to do all of this & the website so I am looking for donations- even $5 helps- things I…

For Librarians, Buy Librarians 2

A holiday Shopping Guide to Etsy Shops of INALJ fans, friends and family :) I am amazed by all of the imagination and skill. I will be updating this all day today and all week! Happy shopping everyone- Naomi Christmas Shops Marina DeGeorgia Christmas wreaths Wintersong Books Christmas wreaths   Gifts Dewey Decimal Crafts crocheted…

Recipe: Protein Packed Salmon Cakes

Easy Salmon Cakes Makes 10 – 12 cakes Job hunters need protein to keep them going. Unfortunately, protein can be expensive. Job hunters need to watch their pennies, too. Enter canned salmon. It’s a tasty, economical, and sustainable choice for fortifying oneself during the hunt. ¼ cup finely chopped bell pepper ¼ cup finely chopped…

Ask Naomi: Don’t Apply to Everything

Often I have served on more than one search committee at a particular job and we see the same candidate apply for every job we post whether it is a staff position, librarian, etc. What this tells us is that the person is desperate for any job but not necessarily focused on our specific job…

Discussions

I want to extend this invitation to library staff, students, librarians, information professionals and and anyone interested in job hunting within our fields to join the conversations over at the I Need a Library Job LinkedIn group. There are many fascinating threads already active and we are always looking for more. INALJ is a safe…

For Librarians, Buy Librarians 1

A holiday Shopping Guide to Etsy Shops of INALJ fans, friends and family :) I am amazed by all of the imagination and skill. I will be updating this all day today and all week! Happy shopping everyone- Naomi Christmas Shops Marina DeGeorgia Christmas wreaths Wintersong Books Christmas wreaths   Gifts Dewey Decimal Crafts crocheted…