Deborah Hamilton …In Six

My interview with success story, Deborah

Naomi: How did you find your current job?
Deborah: I originally found the posting for my current job on the website for the Texas Library Association’s Jobline, which I learned about from INALJ.

Naomi: Favorite library you have been to?
Deborah: My favorite library is the Central Branch of the Seattle Public Library. It demonstrates the city’s commitment to their library system. The building is both futuristic and welcoming. It is always full of activity, while still having a few quiet corners with great views of the city.

Naomi: Favorite book?
Deborah: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. I read a lot of non-fiction, and this work really captures the best of non-fiction with a narrative that is as gripping as any well-written fiction novel. Additionally, I think Capote does an excellent job of describing the humanity of all involved in this tragedy.

Naomi: Favorite thing about libraries/ library technology?
Deborah: Everyday you learn something new either about the world, yourself, or your community.

Naomi: Any websites or feeds or blogs we should be following?
Deborah: The Chronicle for Higher Education and School Library Journal are two of my favorites.

Naomi: Best piece of job hunting advice?
Deborah: Be patient, don’t take rejection personally, and be confident that the right job for you will come along at the right time. Don’t be afraid to try new formats for cover letters. If you can, get involved with any local professional groups and volunteer to eliminate gaps in your resume.

Deborah Hamilton is the newly hired Learning Technologies Librarian at the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. She grew up in Coeur d’Alene, ID and now lives in Austin, TX. Deborah holds a BA in English from Pacific Lutheran University, a MA in English from the University of Maryland, a MA in education from Antioch University Seattle, and a MLIS from the University of Washington.