Success Stories

Lindsey Fresta …In Six

My interview with success story Lindsey! Naomi: How did you find your current job? Lindsey: I must say, prior to landing this job at the American Institute of Physics’ Emilio Segre Visual Archives, I was… what’s the word… incessant about checking job boards! I found this job through the Society of American Archivists job board.…

Ben Neal …In Six

My interview with success story Ben Naomi: How did you find your current job? Ben: I found the job posting on the Northeast Tennessee Library Network. Within a few hours of sending in my resume and cover letter, they had contacted me for an interview for the next week. The day after I interviewed I…

Ilana Barnes …In Six

My interview with success story Ilana Naomi: How did you find your current job? Ilana: I keep a very large Google reader feed going from a lot of different sources, so I’m not entirely sure where it was posted originally. I got my current group of feeds from my friend/awesome person Emily Johnson. You can…

Christopher Schmit …In Six

INALJ success story Christopher! Naomi: How did you find your current job? Christopher: I actually found it by looking through the daily INALJ email. I have a bunch of RSS feeds set up with a variety of organizations and joblists, but this one wasn’t posted on one of those feeds, and I was glad to…

Elizabeth Andrews …In Six

My interview with success story Elizabeth Naomi: How did you find your current job? Elizabeth: During my job hunt, I not only subscribed to the INALJ e-mail, but used my Google Reader to follow something like 20+ job feeds. So to be honest, I don’t remember exactly where I first saw my current job listed!…

Kathy Fester …In Six

Success story Kathy Fester Naomi: How did you find your current job? Kathy: I am on every job search site imaginable but when I found INALJ I realized that every position I had seen was now in one place! It was in INALJ that I first saw the vacancy for my current position at Adelphi…

Andrew Gerber ..In Six

Success story and blogger Andrew! 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? Andrew: I have a background in theater, and when I can, I like to incorporate my enjoyment of demonstrating my ideas in…

Sarah McNeil …In Six

Interview with success story Sarah! Naomi: How did you find your current job? Sarah: INALJ! (Thanks, Naomi– I’ll be donating from my first paycheck!) My job hunting strategy was to monitor the websites of the library systems in my area, since their postings often did not appear elsewhere, and then scan INALJ daily. My husband…

Leanna Simon …In Six

Success Story Leanna! Naomi: How did you find your current job? Leanna: I found my job on a whim when I Googled “Law Librarian Detroit”. It’s always been something I have wanted to do but gained experience when other opportunities came up. I applied just for kicks (I thought I didn’t have a chance) and…

Lauren Najdul …In Six

My interview with INALJ success story Lauren Naomi: How did you find your current job? Lauren: I found my current job listed on Naomi’s daily email as well as on the LLAGNY website. Naomi: Favorite library you have been to? Lauren: My favorite library is the Library of Congress. Naomi: Favorite book? Lauren: Favorite books…

Sonya Durney …In Six

Naomi: How did you find your current job? Sonya: When I graduated from library school I moved to Portland, ME. A friend from school had worked as a substitute at the Portland Public Library and spoke very highly of the library. Prior to hearing that, I had not been aware that it was possible to…

Aaron Crandall …In Six

Naomi: How did you find your current job? Aaron: While I can’t exactly call it my current job, since it doesn’t start until the day before Valentine’s, I found it in a roundabout way. I was referred to a webinar on job search strategies, and near the end someone posted something to the effect of…

Aaron Nelson …In Six

photo of Aaron Nelson in Kiev, Ukraine Naomi: How did you find your current job? Aaron: I found my current job through Adriane Juarez, who is the director of the Emporia State University Utah Cohort program. Naomi: Favorite library you have been to? Aaron: I have seen my fair share of awesome libraries. I once…

Meghan Duffy …In Six

My interview with INALJ success story Meghan! Naomi: How did you find your current job? Meghan: INALJ.com! Thanks to my friend, Kristen, for telling me about the listserv. I joined in early December, found the posting in mid-December, received an invitation to interview at the end of December, and received an offer by mid-January. Truly…

Matt Shangler …In Six

My interview with success story Matt Shangler Naomi: How did you find your current job? Matt: I was previously employed as a Library Assistant at the Duke Medical Library and learned of the Archivist vacancy through an internal announcement. Naomi: Favorite library you have been to? Matt: It’s hard to pick a favorite, but the…

Emily Singley …In Six

My interview with success story Emily Singley Naomi: How did you find your current job? Emily: I set up a customized feed at Higher Ed Jobs. I also saw it posted on INALJ and Simmons GSLIS Jobline. I had all my job site feeds coming into Google Reader, and also set up a list of…

Stephanie Altbier …In Six

My interview with Stephanie Altbier. Stephanie also wrote an article on Frequently Asked Interview Questions for INALJ.com Naomi: How did you find your current job? Stephanie: I found the job announcement for the Digital Library Technician at the National Park Service on the University of Maryland ISchoolDiscussion listserv. Naomi: Favorite library you have been to?…

Hannah Q. Parris …In Six

My interview with another success story, Hannah Q. Parris! Naomi: How did you find your current job? Hannah: My husband found a job right out of grad school that moved us to California. After I finished up my last semester of grad school online it became painfully apparent just how dire the library situation was…

Laurie Zark-Seigel …In Six

My interview with success story, Laurie Naomi: How did you find your current job? Laurie: I had feeds coming to my gmail reader account everyday. Every morning and evening I would check for jobs and apply immediately. Naomi: Favorite library you have been to? Laurie: The one in Montpelier, VT. It has the old charm…

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…

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,…

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…