Success Stories

Quaid Long …Success Story

My interview with success story Quaid! Naomi: How did you find your current job? Quaid: Like most of us – scouring multiple job sites and listservs every day and networking (although not as much as I should – it’s a skill I’m constantly trying to improve). Naomi: Favorite library you have been to? Quaid: I…

Samantha McClellan …Success Story

Naomi House’s interview with success story Samantha. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Samantha:  I actually found my job through INALJ. Thank you to whoever added my job to the Kentucky jobs list in December 2012! Naomi:  Favorite library you have been to? Samantha:  I’m going to cop out a little and mention…

Helen Kim …Success Story and Archivist

My interview with success story, Helen Naomi: How did you find your current job? Helen: I just joined the staff at Visual Communications, an Asian American media arts nonprofit in the Little Tokyo neighborhood in downtown LA. As their Preservation Manager, I work with a lot of AV materials. I have a long history with…

Joe Noel …Success Story

My interview with success story, Joe Naomi: How did you find your current job? Joe: I found my current job listed on the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) website. Most jobs for law librarians end up there sooner or later, but a few fall between the cracks, so I also regularly checked my school’s…

Megan Threats …Success Story

Naomi House’s interview with success story Megan. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Megan:  I received my MSLIS degree in May 2013 from the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. During my final semester, I created a resource guide of websites that posted LIS-related job openings. Although I began my career search…

Jeremiah Paschke-Wood …Success Story

Naomi House’s interview with success story Jeremiah. Naomi: How did you find your current job? Jeremiah: I think it was on inalj.com. In March I was browsing through state employment pages and just thought “Hey, why not apply for this?” A couple months later I got a request for more information, interviewed and was offered…

Dee Krasnansky …Success Story

My interview with success story, Dee! Naomi:  How did you find your current jobs? Dee: I heard about this volunteer position (Vendor Coordinator) from the organization Common Ground on the Hill since I am a long term volunteer there. It’s an organization which promotes peace, cultural understanding and advocacy for traditional arts and music of…

Wanett Clyde …Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with success story Wanett. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Wanett:  I’m juggling a variety of positions at the moment. I submitted my application for the volunteer Social Media Manager position at Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York…

Emily Savageau …Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with success story Emily. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Emily:  I found my current job through my volunteer supervisor at the Two Harbors Public Library. She got an email about the position and forwarded it to me. Naomi: …

Carla Sarratt …Success Story

My interview with success story and former INALJ Assistant Editor, Carla Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Carla:  I found the position on Glassdoor.com when I was performing my nightly INALJ duties in August.  It was listed as an intern position, but the title is librarian. Naomi:  Favorite library you have been to?…

Ricardo Figueroa …Success Story

My interview with INALJ success story, Ricardo Naomi: How did you find your current job? Ricardo: I found my current job using INALJ.  I had been keeping up with the listserv religiously in the last year. Naomi: Favorite library you have been to? Ricardo: This is a hard question, I feel that main branch libraries…

Matthew Kirby …Success Story

Naomi House’s interview with success story and INALJ California Assistant Editor, Matthew. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Matthew:  I had friends from library school looking out for me, and one that was in-the-know told me about a position that would be opening soon.  She forwarded the posting to me the next day,…

Joseph L. Annaruma …Success Story

Naomi House’s interview with success story Joseph. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Joseph:  Upon relocating to Virginia, I utilized INALJ, Indeed, Simply Hired and the Virginia Government Jobs websites. I actually found my current position as Maritime Specialist through the Virginia Gov.jobs website. Naomi:  Favorite library you have been to? Joseph:  I…

Michael McWilliams …Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with success story Michael. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Michael:  An email listing through the comm_lissa@eden.rutgers.edu group mailbox listing; guess I was at the right place at the right time and the job and I found each other.…

Lia Skalkos …Success Story

Naomi House’s interview with success story Lia. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Lia:  Right out of library school I found a part-time job working for my organization’s online publishing initiative. A few months later, we began talking about redesigning the website. I had taken user interface design and introductory web development courses…

Alex Lent …Success Story

Naomi House’s interview with success story Alex. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Alex:  I had a pretty good thing going when I applied for my current position. I was teaching and doing research at McGill University, where I was (and still am) a PhD student. Because I already had a job, I…

Jessica Schmidt …Success Story

My interview with success story Jessica Naomi: How did you find your current job? Jessica: I actually found my current job on Naomi’s I Need a Library Job daily list. I checked every one that came to my email and applied to this job on a whim because it was the last day they were…

Nico Carver …Success Story

My interview with success story Nico Naomi: How did you find your current job? Nico: I first saw the job listed on the inalj daily digest (now all online)! I immediately knew I wanted to apply. Over the next few days, many of my colleagues sent me the same job posting. I made sure to…

Lupita Sebastian-O’Brien …Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with success story Lupita. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Lupita:  So let take a crack at this… How I found my job…  Even before library school I had seen an add for a library assistant job and found…

Scottie Kapel …Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with success story Scottie, also INALJ’s Oregon Head Editor. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Scottie:  I ran into a former teacher of mine from high school shortly before I started the last semester of my MLIS program. She…

Savannah Gignac …Success Story

Savannah Gignac …Success Story Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Savannah:  I saw the job listed on Archives Gig. During the job search I also checked INALJ, ALA and SAA job listings. Naomi: Favorite library you have been to? Savannah:  I think my favorite would have to be the Monte Oliveto Maggiore, located in…

Mike Rybak …Success Story

My interview with success story, Mike Naomi: How did you find your current job? Mike: I responded to a job listing on http://www.metrolibraries.net/res/jobline.html.  I had a good interview, and one of my former supervisors gave me a good reference. Naomi: Favorite library you have been to? Mike: My favorite library is the main Hennepin County…

Lessa Pelayo-Lozada …Success Story

My interview with success story Lessa Naomi: How did you find your current job? Lessa: I originally saw the job posted on the CALIX listserv and then saw it posted again on the INALJ Daily Digest. The application was interesting because it had to be turned in completely via snail mail. No electronic copies would…

Alexis Stapp …Success Story

My interview with success story, Alexis, success story and Head Editor, INALJ Minnesota Naomi: How did you find your current job? Alexis: I found my current job through LISjobs.com. I read about 40+ assorted RSS feeds, e-mail listservs, and INALJ (of course!) every day while I was searching. Naomi: Favorite library you have been to?…

Diana La Femina… Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with success story Diana. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Diana:  My best friend works at a large corporate bank, and she immediately called me when a position opened up. It wasn’t at all what I was looking for,…

Julia Barbalace ….Success Story

My interview with INALJ success story, Julia Naomi: How did you find your current job? Julia: It came through on the UMD listserv and then popped up on the INALJ Daily Digest (now called INALJ Jobs). I was initially hesitant, but it sounded perfectly suited to my abilities and career goals, so I applied. And…

Naomi Wolfson …Success Story

Naomi House’s interview with success story Naomi. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Naomi W:  I am fortunate to have made friends with a number of fellow MLIS classmates, one of them who also works at the Lisle District Library, brought the advertisement to my attention. Naomi:  Favorite library you have been to?…

Erin Sackett-Hermann …In Six

My interview with success story Erin Naomi: How did you find your current job? Erin: The job posting for my new position was on Dice.com. Naomi: Favorite library you have been to? Erin: My favorite library was a small room in the Parasitological Museum in Meguro (Tokyo) Japan. It’s the only museum dedicated to human…

Naomi House …In Six

A self-directed interview ;) Reposted from 12/29/2011 and 1/27/12 A snapshot of my vision for INALJ from 2011 What is your dream job and why? Naomi: This! I love being able to do reference by day and nights and weekends focusing on INALJ.com, FB, Twitter and LinkedIn. I would love to grow INALJ this next…

Linda Humes …Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with success story Linda. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Linda:  I am fortunate that I work in the school district where I got the job and knew that the librarian was retiring.  I will say, however, that my…

Alice Kirby …Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with success story Alice. Naomi: How did you find your current job? Alice: A little background- I’ve been hunting for library jobs for the past six months, and got a few interviews and callbacks, but nothing panned out. I have been…

Natasa Doten …Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with success story Natasa. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Natasa:  I found my job through an Indeed.com search. I was very thrilled to be offered my current position. My dream was to work as a Librarian in an…

Nick Steffel …Success Story

My interview with success story Nick from 6/19/12 Naomi: How did you find your current job? Nick: INALJ! It was funny, actually, since the job was in the same LIS department where I was a student at the time. I actually saw it posted on INALJ even before I’d heard anyone talking about it on…

Shiloh Moore …Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with success story Shiloh. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Shiloh:  After graduation I looked at the internship listings from SJSU and saw that Los Angeles Harbor College welcomed recent graduates, so I called the library. I became an…

Susannah Peareth-Kinston.. Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily  Naomi House’s interview with success story Susannah. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Susannah:  After applying for what seemed like a million jobs and perfecting the art of answering key selection criteria, I happened to see the current job I have advertised…

Freya Lucas …Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with success story Freya. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Freya:  My current job was advertised on seek.com.au, and also on the website of the organization I now work for. Naomi:  Favorite library you have been to? Freya:  The…

Sarah Deringer …Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with success story Sarah, INALJ Mississippi, Head Editor.  Check out her articles for INALJ here. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Sarah:  I was previously working at the Paoli Public Library as a part-time Library Aide until December 2012.…

Henry Mensch …Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with success story Henry. Naomi:  How did you find your current internship and can you tell us more about what you do there? Henry:  It was a short search, actually. I had in mind a few places that might provide awesome…

Sarah Porter …Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with success story Sarah, Head Editor of INALJ California. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Sarah:  I started working for the Santa Barbara Public Library in 2008, as a Library Page. In 2010, I moved up to a Library…

Aimee Graham …Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with success story Aimee. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Aimee:  I have been looking at job postings on INALJ for about a year now; wanted to start the search before graduating with my MSIS. In early January of…

Jessica Parij …Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with success story Jessica. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Jessica:  I think I first heard about it through the Syracuse iSchool listserv, but I had been routinely checking AACPL’s jobs page, as a friend from library school worked…

Billy Cook …Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with success story Billy. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Billy:  The INALJ Jobs list. The position was only advertised for a very brief period, in a geographic area I wasn’t looking in, so I never would have found…

Matt Berlyant …Success Story

My interview with success story Matt (from 2012) Naomi: How did you find your current job? Matt: I found my current job via the job board of the iSchool at Drexel University. Note that I really mean the job I will start on June 4th. I’m currently still interning/volunteering at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania…