Monthly Archives: March 2012

March Roundup

This month has been fantastic! Forty-one fans found jobs which is up from eight last March. March 25, 2011 I stopped calling the daily email the LJDD (Library Job Daily Digest) and started calling it INALJ (I Need A Library Job) and it was 101 pages long Now it is INALJ and over 150 pages…

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.…

Safe and Sound

We had a bit of a scare on Saturday. Our little Toyota Corolla was sideswiped by a semi truck on 495N on Saturday just before 6pm when we were returning from a daytrip to Fredericksburg, VA. We are so lucky that all we lost was the front bumper of our car, some of the front…

Mia Breitkopf …In Six

Reposted froim 1/13/12 My interview with Mia Breitkopf whose article “61 non-librarian jobs for LIS Grads” is catching on fire. Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Mia: Last year, when I was itching to define my career goals, I went to the bookstore and walked away with Life’s A Bitch and Then You…

Quick Links

I had a wonderful time at Computers in Libraries here in DC yesterday and look forward to writing a bit more here about my experience. In the meantime for new INALJ fans here are some quick links to INALJ content. All “In Six” interviews can be found Here All “Success Stories” from INALJ fans who…

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…

Gone to look for America

We just got back from a whirlwind four day trip from suburban DC (MD) to Chattanooga, Nashville, Memphis, Little Rock, back to Memphis, St Louis, Charleston and back home again. 3,000 miles later we are madly addicted to the open road. Perhaps there is some way we can combine trucking and librarianship? We spent this…

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…

Oh where, oh where can she be

I am taking this Friday and Monday off so the daily digest will not be published those days. I will publish an edition today and will email and post it by late afternoon here: INALJ Daily Jobs Digest. Happy job hunting everyone! Naomi

Two days off

Just wanted to let everyone know in advance that I will be off Friday March 16th and Monday March 19th, so there will be no daily jobs digest on those days. :)

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-…

Paul Vinelli …In Six

My interview with Paul Vinelli, the author of the Unofficial SXSWi Primer for Rowdy Librarians. Naomi: What made you interested in creating this guide for SXSW? Paul: Last year was my first time at Interactive, and in the blur I was fortunate to connect with Jessamyn West and Paul Jones (UNC-Chapel Hill & iBiblio). After…

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…

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!…

2012 Computers in Libraries Conference

Hi Everyone! This year I will be attending Computers in Libraries conference in DC on March 21st (Wed.) and after the gathering at the end of the day I am thinking about doing a happy hour/INALJ meetup. Please leave ideas and comments on the INALJ LinkedIn page here: http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=4112382&type=member&item=99576611 Hope to see you there!

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…

Amanda Fensch …In Six

My interview with Girls in the Stacks Amanda! Naomi: What made you interested in blogging for or starting Girls in the Stacks?: Amanda: I’d been reading the blog for some time and always thought the ladies of GiTS were funny and interesting. I also really liked the fact that they predominantly reviewed YA lit, which…

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…