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 memories to me…
– Biblioteca Central de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico City, Mexico)
– National Library of the Republic of Korea (Seoul, South Korea)
– EPL – Stanley A. Milner Library (Edmonton, Canada)

Naomi: Favorite book?
Carlos: La Tregua (Mario Benedetti) published in 1960 in Montevideo, Uruguay

Naomi: Favorite thing about libraries/library technology?
Carlos: Libraries are great places to spend quality time and meditate. I love the fact that library technology is ever evolving and offers continuous opportunity for learning

Naomi: Any websites or feeds or blogs we should be following?
Carlos: I like very much the weekly news update from Library Technology Guides edited by Marshall Breeding

Naomi: Best piece of job hunting advice?
Carlos: I believe that the only way to find a job is simply keep trying despite the unavoidable rejections and painful feelings of failure. God helps those who help themselves.

I am a skilled library and information science professional with more than ten years of international experience in higher education, industry, government and consulting backed by solid IT expertise. I hold the PMP certification and membership in the Project Management Institute (PMI).
I was born in Mexico in 1962. I completed my MLS in 1986 at SUNY-Buffalo. Subsequently I obtained MBA (International Business, 1990) and Ph.D. (Applied Statistics, 1995) degrees. Through executive education I finished a master’s certificate in project management in 2000.
I have occupied managerial positions in libraries in the following countries: Mexico, United States, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia and South Korea. I currently work as Coordinator, Technical and Media services for Red River College, Winnipeg, MB in Canada. I began my current job in December 12, 2011.