Success Stories

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Victoria Brooke Rodrigues …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, Victoria Brooke Rodrigues by Naomi House, MLIS Naomi: How did you find your current job? Victoria: INALJ’s daily jobs. Albuquerque’s library jobs were few and far between, and most with…

Julie Tanaka …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, Julie Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Julie:  Graduation was approaching and all I could think of was being stuck in the anteroom between being a grad student…

Marta Murvosh …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 Marta. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Marta:  The short answer is I got lucky and had the skill set that managers in my library system were…