Interviews

Amy Dittman …In Six

Interview with the My Life as a Sometimes Librarian author, Amy Dittman. Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Amy: My perfect job would be the liaison between a college library and its education department. This liaison gets to work closely with student teachers, helping them to incorporate fiction and non-fiction into their lesson…

Callie Perry …In Six

A Success Story! Naomi: How did you find your current job? Callie: I found a posting through the Pacific Northwest Library Association (which is now covered by INALJ!). Naomi: Favorite library you have been to? Callie: Vancouver Public Library’s Carnegie Branch, where I spent many hours reading paperbacks and people watching, and where I first…

Michael Schofield …In Six

Naomi: How did you find your current job? Michael: My best, abstract answer is that I found this gig through diligence. I had been aggressively looking for professional library work for a year – before I even graduated. I signed up for the INALJ mailing list, I scoured the ALA JobList feed, www.floridalibraryjobs.org, and watched…

Stephanie Sendaula …In Six

Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Stephanie: Some of my library-related passions are digital outreach and digital reference. Thankfully, I have been fortunate enough to do both throughout my library career. Naomi: If you could take any of your hobbies and create a job out of them or integrate it into your job…

Charles Kiernan …In Six

I discovered Charles Kiernan’s wonderful blog and website through INALJ success story and interviewee Naomi Socher. Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Charles: The one I am doing—being a storyteller. Well, OK, I’d like to be a published author too. In either case, I usually don’t have to get out of bed before…

Neal Harmeyer …In Six

Naomi: How did you find your current job? Neal: I saw my job posted in the INALJ daily email and at Archives Gig on the same day. A few friends also told me about the posting right away. Naomi: Favorite library you have been to? Neal: For nostalgic reasons, the tiny library from my elementary…

Carlos Wong-Martinez …In Six

Naomi: How did you find your current job? Carlos: I found it by scanning the INALJ’s Canadian jobs in early September. I then visited the employer’’s website. I submitted my application on September 23, 2011 Naomi: Favorite library you have been to? Carlos: I can mention three libraries that I have used and bring good…

Kim Humberd …In Six

Naomi: How did you find your current job? Kim: I found my job posted on Indeed.com. Since I have daily email alerts of new jobs sent to me daily, I was able to apply right away! Naomi: Favorite library you have been to? Kim: I used to work at the Elmhurst Public Library in Elmhurst,…

Antoinette Palmieri …In Six

My non-librarian friend Antoinette Naomi: What work do you do? Can you tell us a little bit about it? Antoinette: I am a wine manager at La Fromagerie in Old Town Alexandria, VA. I like to joke that I talk about and drink wine all day. But, in truth, I do get to try wines…

Naomi Socher …In Six

Naomi House: How did you find your current job? Naomi Socher: I found a link to the listing on the INALJ list! Naomi House: Favorite library you have been to? Naomi Socher: A private neighborhood children’s library owned and run by a lady named Kathy Johnson. She organized her vast children’s fiction collection in her…

Richard James …In Six

Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Richard: Still looking! 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? Richard: Is there such a thing as a “travel librarian”? Naomi: Favorite library you have been…

Marianne Giltrud …In Six

Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Marianne: I am a big picture person which is somewhat a rarity in our profession. Therefore, I do approach things rather differently than most library professionals. And, while I am somewhat introverted, my dream job would consist of writing, presenting, researching and working with people to achieve…

Becky Knauer …In Six

Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Becky: My dream job would be to own my own small shop. I’d incorporate my love of fabric and quilting into this shop: “B*QUILTS” would sell fabric as well as have an area for coffee, tea and cookies and a lending library of quilt books. The coffee…

Mallory Olguin …In Six

Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Mallory: I would love to be just like Terri Gross on Fresh Air (and by that I mean come onto the job and magically have decades of radio and interviewing experience and an already established fan-base). She gets to talk to the coolest people and needs to…

Jenna Edwards …In Six

Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Jenna: My dream job is a job that lets me combine my passion for historical research with the preservation of historical records. The National Park Service is the best of both worlds, because I get to work with unique collections that span many topics and see the…

Sheryl House …In Six

Interview with my Mom :) Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Sheryl: Teaching social studies because it is about people and I want students to see that they are important too, or special education. Naomi: If you could take any of your hobbies and create a job out of them or integrate it…

Rose L. Chou …In Six

Naomi: What made you interested in blogging for Hack Library School? Rose: I’d been following Hack Library School since it began as a wiki and guest posted early on, but I was too scared of committing myself to writing for it. I loved that library students all over were analyzing issues I was thinking about,…

Joanna DiPasquale …In Six

Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Joanna: I’m so happy to say that I think I am pretty close to my dream job at Vassar! My dream job is to manage a team (as well as do some of the hands-on coding) that digitizes and provides access to information through innovative approaches, allowing…

Cynthia Engle …In Six

Cynthia previously wrote an article for INALJ.com which can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=256 Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Cynthia: My dream job would be to develop ways that help libraries be self-sufficient without the dependency on outside funding. My goal would be to have libraries operate on an increased business level without…

What exactly is …In Six?

In Six is a series of interviews I have been doing with innovative librarians and information professionals and is one of my secret weapons for finding out job hunting tips. I am planning on diversifying INALJ.com by adding recipes, articles, top ten lists, etc starting in December, but these popular interviews will continue as well…

Anujaa Navaratnaa …In Six

Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Anujaa: My dream job is when I can get to travel as a part of my job since I love to travel and I can be ready with my suitcase at a real short notice! Naomi: If you could take any of your hobbies and create a…

Brian Huffman …In Six

Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Brian: Being a librarian on a ship community like Freedom Ship. I would enjoy the travel and service to members of a ship community. Naomi: If you could take any of your hobbies and create a job out of them or integrate it into your job what…

Rebecca Halpern …In Six

Naomi: What made you interested in blogging for Hack Library School? Rebecca: I became interested in blogging for HLS because I read the blog and loved what they’re doing. There are a lot of valid complaints and criticisms about LIS education and as much as I love complaining, if I don’t share my thoughts and…

Asheleigh Perry …In Six

Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Asheleigh: That is an excellent question. I am early enough in my career that I’m still feeling out what I’m passionate about. I know I really enjoy versatility in the workplace and am very interested in Technical Services Management. I think my dream job for the moment…

Angela Prikockis …In Six

Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Angela: When I was an undergraduate, I wanted the big title and with lots of money. Fast forward 14 years and two kids, I’m all about LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. I don’t want to be traveling in Washington, DC area traffic. To be honest, I considered my first…

Annie Pho …In Six

Naomi: What made you interested in blogging for Hack Library School? Annie: I read Micah’s article in In the Library with the Lead Pipe about the Hack Library School project and spied on the original Google Doc. After he wrote another post looking for more diversity on the blog, I decided that I would actually…

Emily Thompson …In Six

Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Emily: I knew I wanted to do something integrating technology and teaching and libraries, so you can imagine how happy I was to get hired as a Learning Technologies Librarian! I get to research and learn new things and then pass them along to the students and…

Rachel Collins …In Six

Naomi: What is your dream job and why? 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? Rachel: My most ambitious answer would be to work as a curator at MoMA. I’ve always been passionate about art…

Crystal King …In Six

Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Crystal: I would love to work in a healthcare or medical library. I should have been a medical professional and I love to help people. I’d also love to be a genealogist. I’m fascinated with social history and old documents and I love doing research. I just…

Emily Hart …In Six

Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Emily: My dream job would be working to build and preserve archival collections in areas of the world that have suffered from political instability. I became enamored with this type of work after writing a research paper on archives building in South Africa in the post-Apartheid era.…

Carrie Price …In Six

Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Carrie: At this point, due mostly to our slow economy, my dream job is any librarian position. That’s the realistic answer. The idealist answer is, aside from becoming a culinary librarian which seems like a long shot, a job that allows me to do a little bit…

Francesca Francis …In Six

Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Francesca: My dream job would be something that utilizes all librarian type skills — cataloging, reference, collection development, etc. — like a solo librarian (but perhaps with another person or two, since I have had the good fortune to have great coworkers). I’ve enjoyed cataloging and now…

Kelli Bragg …In Six

Naomi:What is your dream job and why? Kelli: My dream job would be working as a metadata/cataloging librarian – my passion is accessibility, and I think metadata and cataloging go a long way in making electronic information accessible. (However, describing information so that it’s accessible means nothing if the website can’t be read by screen…

Carla Sarratt …In Six

An interview with Carla Sarratt Naomi:What is your dream job and why? Carla:My dream job would definitely be at the Library of Congress. All of those books, history, and culture in one big building? Yes, please. Naomi:If you could take any of your hobbies and create a job out of them or integrate it into…

Jazmin Idakaar …In Six

This is a feature I am starting where I interview INALJ contributors, editors, friends and colleagues. Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Jazmin: My dream job is to work in an academic library doing reference and instruction, or to work as a cataloguer for a library or cataloguing company. They seem like very…

Emilee Mathews …In Six

This is a feature I am starting where I interview INALJ contributors, editors, friends and colleagues. Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Emilee: My dream job is to be a subject specialist for art and art history constituents. This could take place in an academic, art and design, or museum library. As I…