My interview with INALJ success story, Gretchen
Naomi: How did you find your current job?
Gretchen: I found it on the INALJ daily list, and since its close to where I already am I thought it might be worth checking out. I saw that the job description was a combination of all my career experiences, so I applied and about 3 weeks later they hired me!
Naomi: Favorite library you have been to?
Gretchen: I am rather partial to the one I’ve been working at…Spring Arbor University White Library.
Naomi: Favorite book?
Gretchen: The Bloody Jack Adventure Series, and Fahrenheit 451
Naomi: Favorite thing about libraries/ library technology?
Gretchen: The fact that they are continuously evolving and making a positive difference in the world of learning.
Naomi: Any websites or feeds or blogs we should be following?
Gretchen: I like Slate’s feed on Twitter just because I find their stories interesting. :)
Naomi: Best piece of job hunting advice?
Gretchen: Remember that you have a lot to offer, and don’t let a lack of interviews get you down. Everyone belongs somewhere!
I’ve been working to learn more about libraries since I did a job shadow at a public library in high school and loved it. I have nearly finished my MLIS and will be done in the middle of August. My hobbies include bike riding, kayaking (whenever I can), reading, and playing with my dog. I have been working in an academic library for the past 5 years as a student and then as staff once I started graduate school. In grad school I focused primarily on academic libraries and reference services, but oddly enough I have just accepted a position in acquisitions. My new job will be a combination of all of the library experience I have had and I look forward to starting this new adventure. :o)