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Music to Job Hunt By

Reposted from 12/15/11 Back a few months ago I asked fans on FB and the Music Librarians group on LinkedIn what songs they listened to while job hunting. I got a fabulously eclectic group of responses and created this radio station: Grooveshark Music to Job Hunt By. I am happy to intermittently add more songs-…

Librarians Swarm Austin! A Handy SXSW Interactive Primer

by Paul Vinelli, graduate student in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin Librarians Swarm Austin! A Handy SXSW Interactive Primer SXSW Interactive is an overwhelming assault on the senses. Fortunately, over the past few months a team of top library professionals from across the country has worked incredibly hard to…

Weekend Warrior

One habit I have tried to improve at and cultivate is using my weekends more wisely. For me one of my goals is every weekend to add interviews and articles to INALJ.com so that everything rolls out seamlessly throughout the week. Back when I was hunting for a job I made myself a pact that…

Ask Naomi: Where else can I look?

Say you have signed up for the daily INALJ jobs digest email, and subscribe to many listservs/rss feeds, and scan through Indeed.com, and follow companies on LinkedIn but you are feeling like there is something more you can be doing. There is. One tool I used in previous job hunts was to find the website…

The Dark Shadows of Unemployment

by Amy Dittman The Dark Shadows of Unemployment In the spring of 2010, it looked like my husband was going to get a new job out-of-state. It wasn’t a sure thing, mind you, but the prospect looked very promising. I had a tough decision to make. Did I keep my teaching position knowing there was…

Do you have any questions for us?

One of the most important parts of an interview comes at the end. Most committees you interview with will ask “do you have any questions for us” and how you answer can make a difference. There is also a discussion going on on LinkedIn on this topic here: INALJ LinkedIn page My tips are: Always…

My Life as a Sometimes Librarian

by Amy Dittman My Life as a Sometimes Librarian It was time for a change in my life. After some serious soul searching and in-depth research into flourishing careers, I chose to return to school. I received my MLS with school media certification in 2-1/2 years…finishing right before the booming Pennsylvania library budget took a…

INALJ is on SLA’s Future Ready 365!

Today on SLA’s Future Ready 365 blog my article from earlier this year I Need a Library Job: Finding and Filling a Need on the Fly was republished! Since it went to press a few months back INALJ has grown in leaps and bounds. Over 3,800 FB fans, over 1,800 Twitter fans, over 600 LinkedIn…