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“Why do you need a master’s degree to be a librarian?”

by Alexis Waide, former Head Editor, INALJ Minnesota “Why do you need a master’s degree to be a librarian?” Crowdsourcing an answer for an irritating question Recently, I went to a party attended largely by librarians and/or friends from library school.  Several of us were discussing the minor annoyances of our respective jobs and one…

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…

5 Tips to Making the Most of an Internship

by Alexis Stapp, former Head Editor, INALJ Minnesota previously published 4/24/13 5 Tips to Making the Most of an Internship We all know that one of the key things for landing a library or information job is to get experience in the field.  Internships are one of the ways to do this but if you’ve…

7 Tips About the All-Important Thank You

by Alexis Stapp, former Head Editor, INALJ Minnesota previously published 3/18/13 7 Tips About the All-Important Thank You Thank you notes always seem like such a chore, don’t they?  Aside from the tediousness factor, sometimes they can make us feel downright dishonest (“Dear Aunt Suzy, Thank you for the beautiful sweater you knitted for me”…).…

Working the Job Hunt (While Working a Job), Part 1

by Alexis Stapp, Head Editor, INALJ Minnesota Working the Job Hunt (While Working a Job), Part 1 Some of you out there surely must be in the position of looking for a new job when you already have one. The job hunting process while already employed can be tricky – it is, after all, practically…

Best Regional Job sites

by Alexis Stapp, Head Editor, INALJ Minnesota Best Regional Job sites As a seasoned job hunter, you probably have some key websites you check daily for jobs, and/or subscribe to RSS feeds and are on various listservs.  INALJ is one of them, obviously!, but the ALA JobList makes the cut, too, I’m sure.  Perhaps the…

What (not) to do while job hunting

by Alexis Stapp, Head Editor, INALJ Minnesota What (not) to do while job hunting Here is my tongue-in-cheek guide to what you should do while job hunting: Take longer than a week to complete a single job application. Complain endlessly – especially to library school friends who are in the same boat. Be super disorganized…

Alexis Stapp …Success Story

My interview with success story, Alexis, success story and Head Editor, INALJ Minnesota Naomi: How did you find your current job? Alexis: I found my current job through LISjobs.com. I read about 40+ assorted RSS feeds, e-mail listservs, and INALJ (of course!) every day while I was searching. Naomi: Favorite library you have been to?…