Interviews

Career Transitions for Librarians

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions Career Transitions for Librarians : 5 Questions with Ray Pun and Davis Erin Anderson by Naomi House, MLIS In this post, I interviewed the co-editors of Career Transitions for Librarians and asked them 5 questions about…

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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

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions 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…

Shoebrarian Extraordinaire: Meet Leslie Howerton-Hicks

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions 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…

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

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions 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…

Anastasia Chiu on the Job Hunt, Volunteering & More

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions 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,…

Dr. Candace Aiani: Library Director at Taipei American School

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions 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…

Sana Khan …Success Story

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions 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…

Interview with Olga Statnaia, Quebec Public Librarian

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions 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…

Deep in Archives: Interview with Archivist, Christy Tomecek

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions 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:…

Sierra L. Campbell… Chicago History Museum & Success Story

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions 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…

Nancy Kranich …Former ALA President

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions 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…

Cairie R…. Lambda Archives & INALJ Success Story

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions 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…

Mykola Krupko, Hospital Librarian

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions 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…

Meet Megan Ashley, School Librarian

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions 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…

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

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions 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…

Meet Josiane Doucet-Alarie

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions 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…

John Chrastka, Executive Director of EveryLibrary

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions .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…

Erica Findley of EveryLibrary

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions 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…

Patrick Sweeney of EveryLibrary

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions 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…

Ulla de Stricker, on getting noticed

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions 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…

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

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions 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…

Sarah Houghton, the Librarian in Black

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions 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…

Kate Theimer …of ArchivesNext

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions 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…

Dan Robinson, on being a Content Analyst

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions 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…

Rory Litwin of Library Juice Academy

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions 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.…

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

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions 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…

Cross-Country Job Searching : An Interview with Derrick Jefferson

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions 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…

Winona Patterson …Success Story

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with success story Winona. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Winona:  The RAILS Library System has a great job…

JP Porcaro, MakeItHappenDay and ALATT founder

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions by Naomi House, MLIS JP Porcaro, MakeItHappenDay and ALATT founder Naomi: How did you come to work for your current position? JP:  I started working in libraries with my first paid position in 1996 when…

Denise Gary of Kids Need to Read

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions My interview with Denise Gary, Co-founder and Executive Director, of Kids Need to Read. Kids Need to Read works to create a culture of reading for children by providing inspiring books to underfunded schools, libraries,…

Stephen X. Flynn of Open Cover Letters

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions My interview with Stephen X. Flynn, founder of OpenCoverLetters.com.  I was fortunate to be able to meet and chat with him at ALA 2013 Naomi: What made you start your blog? Stephen: While applying for…

Meredith Lowe of Archives Gig

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions My interview with the founder of Archives Gig, Meredith Lowe! Naomi: What made you start your blog? Meredith: I was already gathering archives job announcements for the job listserv at University of Wisconsin – Madison…

Carolyn Sosnowski at SLA

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions Carolyn Sosnowski – Director, Education and Information Services at SLA My interview with Carolyn Sosnowski of SLA (Special Libraries Association). SLA is “is a nonprofit global organization for innovative information professionals and their strategic partners.…

Melanie Sellar …of Librarians Without Borders

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions  My interview with Melanie Sellar, founder of Librarians Without Borders, “a non-profit organization that strives to improve access to information resources regardless of language, geography, or religion, by forming partnerships with community organizations in developing…

Jackie Miller of Reach Out and Read

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions My interview with Jackie of Reach Out and Read. Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based nonprofit organization that promotes early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide by giving new books to…

Missy Shields of buildOn …In Six

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions My interview with Missy Shields of buildOn, which “is an international nonprofit organization that runs youth service after-school programs in United States high schools, and builds schools in developing countries. The organization’s programs engage young…