Interviews

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…

Conference Tips: An Interview with Sarah Mailloux

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions by Emily Guier, Head Editor, INALJ Wyoming Conference Tips: An Interview with Sarah Mailloux Emily: As a first-time library conference attendee, what were you expecting? Sarah: I think I was expecting more people. There were…

Rachael Altman …Success Story

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 success story Rachael. Naomi: How did you find your current job? Rachael: I currently work at Rockford University as the Reference & Instructional Librarian. I originally found position posted on ALA…

Kaitlyn Lyons …Success Story

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions My interview with INALJ success story, Kaitlyn Naomi: How did you find your current job? Kaitlyn: I found my current job posted on INALJ, but a co-worker also mentioned it to me. The first time…

Transitioning to Management: Q&A with Anna Jensen

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 Transitioning to Management: Q&A with Anna Jensen Caitlin: What has been the greatest challenge for you in moving into a management role? Anna: Moving into a library with…

Emily Weak of Hiring Librarians

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions My interview with Emily of the blog, Hiring Librarians Naomi: What made you interested in starting your blog, Hiring Librarians? Emily: I’d been thinking about ways I could do service for the profession. Because I’m…

Heather Firchow …Success Story

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions My interview with success story Heather Firchow Naomi: How did you find your current job? Heather: I saw the listing for my Altadena job on the local library consortium’s (SCLC) jobs list. I use several…

Matt Thorenz …Success Story

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 success story Matt. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Matt:  I contacted my local library to see if there was a need for help. It turned out they were…

Catherine Wagner …Success Story

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions My interview with success story Catherine – this interview is from last year and Cathy has since found another position at a higher level- congrats Cathy! Naomi: How did you find your current job? Catherine:…

Casey Lansinger …Success Story

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 success story Casey. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Casey:  I found my current job by religiously checking INALJ, LibGig, various library websites, etc. I was always told it’s…

Jon Haupt …Wine Librarian

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions . . by Kiersten Bryant, Head Editor, INALJ California Jon Haupt …Wine Librarian  Kiersten: How did you come to work at the Sonoma County Wine Library, and how long have you worked there?  Jon: I…

Adrienne Chamberlin …Success Story

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 success story Adrienne. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Adrienne:  It was timing, really. Last fall, I had a freelance writing job going, was tutoring student essays…

When Archiving and Comics Collide

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions by Sandra Hoyer, Head Editor, INALJ Washington When Archiving and Comics Collide: Tess McCarthy on Incorporating Creativity in Librarianship Tess McCarthy is the archivist at the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco, California. She…

Meet Fantasia Thorne, Learning Commons 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 Alabama Meet Fantasia Thorne, Learning Commons Librarian at Syracuse University Bird Library  Rachael: Favorite Library you have been to? Fantasia: The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton…

David del Norte …Success Story

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions My interview with success story David Naomi: How did you find your current job? David: Through volunteer work at the library, I had made myself known as a dedicated librarian impartial to disengaged staff, patrons,…

Carrie Netzer Wajda …Success Story

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions My interview with success story Carrie Naomi: How did you find your current job? Carrie: Through the New York chapter of the Special Libraries Association jobs website. I’ve always had better luck applying for jobs…

Jarrett Farmer …Success Story

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions My interview with success story Jarrett Naomi: How did you find your current job? Jarrett: I have worked for Baltimore County Public Library since I was 17. I started as a circulation assistant at the…

Sarah (Thomas) Brown …Success Story

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions My interview with INALJ success story, Sarah Naomi: How did you find your current job? Sarah: INALJ! I had just gotten a rejection phone call and decided the best way to stay positive was to…

Karen Hiebert …Success Story

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 success story Karen. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Karen:  In the last semester of my MLIS program, I applied for an internship locally. While there, I applied through…

JJ Pionke …Success Story

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 success story JJ. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? JJ:  My job was posted on INALJ as well as alajoblist.  Admittedly, I saw it on the alajoblist first. Naomi: …

Mary-Alexandra Smith …Success Story

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 success story Mary-Alexandra. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Mary-Alexandra:  I actually found my current position as librarian for Touro University Worldwide through networking. A professional contact and good…

Karen Klein …Success Story

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 success story Karen. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Karen:  A classmate from GSLIS e-mailed me. She wasn’t sure if I was still looking for work or not, but…

Meredith McGowan …Success Story

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 Meredith McGowan, success story and librarian! Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Meredith:  I contacted a grad school friend of mine who worked in the contracting services business.  She…

Jeremy Withnell …Success Story

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 success story Jeremy. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Jeremy:  My current job that I just started (Library technician with the rare books and manuscripts section of the History…

Melody Townley …Success Story

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 success story Melody. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Melody:  I found my job listing through the INALJ New Jersey page. I was interested in working in school libraries,…

Interview with Janssen of Everyday Reading

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions . . by Emily Guier, Head Editor, INALJ Wyoming Interview with Janssen of Everyday Reading Emily’s interview with Janssen, of the blog Everday-Reading.com, who started blogging in 2006 to chronicle the books they were reading and…

Fallon Bleich …Success Story

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 success story and INALJ Arkansas Head Editor,  Fallon. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Fallon:  I actually just happened to use my networking and bragging on myself skills to…

Mallorie Colvin …Success Story

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions This was the very first Success Story interview at INALJ.com published on 12/9/11.  I updated the title from Mallorie Colvin…In Six.  Enjoy!  And find all jobs at http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Naomi: How did you find your current…

Being Daring as a Librarian: Nadia Pazolis-Gabriel

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions by Sandra Hoyer, Head Editor, INALJ Washington Being Daring as a Librarian: Nadia Pazolis-Gabriel on Creating Opportunities for Oneself I had the pleasure of meeting Nadia Pazolis-Gabriel during a brief, but exciting, time volunteering with…