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Stephen X. Flynn of Open Cover Letters

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions My interview with Stephen X. Flynn, founder of OpenCoverLetters.com.  I was fortunate to be able to meet and chat with him at ALA 2013 Naomi: What made you start your blog? Stephen: While applying for…

Open Cover Letters

by Leigh Milligan, Head Editor, INALJ Wisconsin Open Cover Letters One of my favorite websites that gives me motivation during my job search is called Open Cover Letters. This website is a collection of anonymous cover letters submitted by hired librarians and archivists. Each cover letter is titled by the position that the anonymous person…

Cover Letters: They’re Kind of a BIG DEAL!

Cover Letters: They’re Kind of a BIG DEAL! by Natalie Browning, Senior Assistant, INALJ DC Cover Letter. Letter of Interest. I dare you to find a job posting that does not require you to write a letter about your qualifications. Sending in a resume is not enough; the hiring committee wants to see not only…

Anastasia Chiu on the Job Hunt, Volunteering & More

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions Interview with INALJ Assistant Anastasia Chiu, INALJ Louisiana Assistant by Josh Rimmer, Senior Editor   For this month, I wanted to highlight INALJ Louisiana assistant Anastasia Chiu. If you have visited the Louisiana page recently,…

Top 25 INALJ Articles of 2014

by Naomi House, MLIS Top 25 INALJ Articles of 2014 We are very lucky at INALJ to have some amazing bloggers and guest bloggers.  In 2014 these were the most widely read articles/blog posts.  At the very end of this posting you will find the top 125 blog posts for 2014 along with their page…

Ten Conference Tips for a First Timer

by Leigh Milligan, Head Editor, INALJ Pennsylvania previously published 2/21/14 Ten Conference Tips for a First Timer Last weekend, I went to my first big library conference, ALA Mid-Winter in Philadelphia, PA. I was very nervous and jittery going into this conference. It was my first conference, and I went by myself since my other librarian friends had…

Top 10 Interviews of 2014

by Naomi House, MLIS Top 10 Interviews of 2014 We interviewed and profiled some amazing people in 2014 and before, and these 10 interviews/profiles were the most widely read in 2014.  Just like a countdown I am listing them from 10 to 1, in reverse order. You can find them all on Twitter with the hashtag #INALJ2014TopInterviews.…

Strategizing for the Job Hunt

by Naomi House, MLIS, INALJ Founder and Editor Strategizing for the Job Hunt In October 2013 I was not only furloughed but also lost my job in the great and tremendously stupid federal government shutdown.  I wrote an article Furloughed & Job Hunting: why strategizing 1st is the key to success, with advice about what…

Leigh Milligan

    I grew up in Philadelphia, PA and I currently live with my fiancé and black cat in Levittown, PA, a small suburb outside Philadelphia. We are getting married in May 2015. I graduated from West Chester University in 2008 with two degrees in English Literature and Theatre Arts. I graduated from Drexel University…

Tips for Writing Amazing Cover Letters

by Rebekah Kati, Head Editor, INALJ North Carolina Tips for Writing Amazing Cover Letters Cover letters are an essential part of the job application.  In the cover letter, you have the opportunity to explain your interest in the position and how your qualifications relate to the job. Do you have non-library experience that could be…

Cover Letters – Best Practices

by Mary-Michelle Moore, Head Editor, INALJ Vermont Cover Letters – Best Practices Your cover letter may be as important, if not more important, than your resume in a hiring packet.  It is an initial writing sample as well as your introduction to the search committee.  Many people create a boilerplate cover letter to send out…

Keeping an Open Mind on the Job Hunt

by Sara Dixon, Head Editor, INALJ Kansas Keeping an Open Mind on the Job Hunt A common theme around INALJ is to think outside the box when it comes to library and information professional jobs. This usually encourages you to consider jobs outside the library field that still utilize your information professional skills acquired via…

Karen Klein …Success Story

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions Naomi House’s interview with success story Karen. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Karen:  A classmate from GSLIS e-mailed me. She wasn’t sure if I was still looking for work or not, but…

Mallorie Colvin …Success Story

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions This was the very first Success Story interview at INALJ.com published on 12/9/11.  I updated the title from Mallorie Colvin…In Six.  Enjoy!  And find all jobs at http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Naomi: How did you find your current…

ALA FanGirl Moments

I wish I had attended ALA this year instead of only presenting one day.  You could feel the energy and excitement and I know I missed a ton of wonderful events and people.  But I was fortunate and had many ‘fangirl’ moments as well and I want to share some of them here (apologies for…

The Cover Letter, Demystified

by Claire Schmieder, Head Editor, INALJ New Jersey The Cover Letter, Demystified I must confess that, not all that long ago, I did not enjoy writing cover letters. Or, more precisely, I did not enjoy writing about myself. My lackluster self-selling skills made the cover letter writing process excruciating. I’d hem and haw, do Internet…

Feed your RSS Reader – Blogs to follow for career advice

by Mary-Michelle Moore, Head Editor, INALJ Vermont Feed your RSS Reader – Blogs to follow for career advice Just because Google Reader is shutting down is no reason not to keep cultivating new RSS feeds for resume, cover letter and general interview advice.  When I graduated from high school, I was told to always tell…

I Love These Blogs

by Sheela Sur, Head Editor, INALJ Washington, DC I Love These Blogs I realize these blogs are already listed on INALJ, but I really cannot stress enough how much I LOVE them.  I really encourage everyone (especially recent graduates/newcomers to the library job hunt) to check out these two great resources: opencoverletters.com and hiringlibrarians.com. Even…

Allison Coltin …Success Story

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with success story Allison. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Allison:  I saw the listing for my position on…

Ryan Jones …In Six

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions Reposted from 4/6/12 & 8/30/12 My interview with success story Ryan Naomi: How did you find your current job? Ryan: I found my current position at the Maine State Library Job List. I really wanted…

Yandee Vazquez …In Six

My interview with success story and INALJ volunteer, Yandee! Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Yandee:  I found my current position through a hodgepodge of library listservs, job finding websites, and any random page of information-related jobs that I put together over the course of 2 years. Pouring over the list of jobs…

Robin Rockman …In Six

My interview with success story and INALJ volunteer, Robin! Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Robin:  BCCLS, which is a large consortium in New Jersey of mostly northern NJ libraries has a great and very active Jobs board.  I would say 90% of the jobs I applied to and interviewed with were through…

Michelle Bourgeois …In Six

My interview with success story, Michelle Naomi: How did you find your current job? Michelle: I found my current job on the library system’s jobs board webpage. I was looking in a particular geographical area, so in addition to looking at INALJ, I frequently checked the websites of the library systems in that area. Naomi:…

Top 10 Job Sites for Librarians & Info Pro’s

reposted from 12/5/11 by Karly Szczepkowski More than just job postings, these are resources, blogs, social media sites and satire that inspire, inform, amuse and distract. In no particular order: 1. Lisjobs.com : Job postings for librarians and information professionals. The site is entirely maintained by Rachel Singer Gordon. One of my favorite places to…

Ask Naomi: Don’t Apply to Everything

Often I have served on more than one search committee at a particular job and we see the same candidate apply for every job we post whether it is a staff position, librarian, etc. What this tells us is that the person is desperate for any job but not necessarily focused on our specific job…