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Making the Case to Attend ALA Annual Conference…to Yourself

by Sara Dixon, former Head Editor, INALJ Kansas previously published 5/21/13 & 6/16/14 Making the Case to Attend ALA Annual Conference…to Yourself If you are like me, you have been weighing the pros and cons of attending the ALA Annual Conference.  ALA says, “Expand your network. Build your knowledge. Improve your profession.”  Why, yes, ALA, I would…

JP Porcaro – Candidate for President of the American Library Association

JP Porcaro – Candidate for President of the American Library Association All information taken from the candidate’s website.  Also check out his mention of INALJ here! “JP Porcaro’s ALA Presidential Platform! My platform for my time as ALA President revolves around ensuring a stronger future for librarianship. Presidential initiative: We know from the data [OCLC…

Jamie LaRue – Candidate for President of ALA

Jamie LaRue – Candidate for President of the American Library Association   When I was 22, at the end of the 70s, I hitchhiked out to Arizona to look for work. At that time, I had a double major in Philosophy and English (mostly creative writing). It turns out there wasn’t a lot of demand…

Joe Janes – Candidate for President of ALA

Joe Janes – Candidate for President of the American Library Association Let’s start with things we all already know:  The job market in libraries has been rocky for a while, though it is getting somewhat better as time goes on and budgets stabilize and occasionally even improve.  There’s lots of guidance about how to pursue…

Julie Todaro – Candidate for President of ALA

Julie Todaro – Candidate for President of the American Library Association I Needed A Library Job, Too! Do I want you to vote for me for ALA President? Yes, I do. And I could spend a great deal of time articulating why I think I am the best candidate, but instead let me just say…

Why You Should Apply for the ALA Emerging Leader Program

by Fallon Bleich, Head Editor, INALJ Arkansas Why You Should Apply for the ALA Emerging Leader Program Last year, I was luckily chosen to participate in the ALA Emerging Leader program. It was a great experience and has really supercharged my career both within and outside of ALA. The following is a list of the…

Rory Litwin of Library Juice Academy

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions My interview with Rory Litwin, founder of Library Juice Academy, Library Juice Press & Litwin Books! “Library Juice Academy offers a range of online professional development workshops for librarians and other library staff, with classes.…

Jackie Miller of Reach Out and Read

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions My interview with Jackie of Reach Out and Read. Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based nonprofit organization that promotes early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide by giving new books to…

My Library Bucket List: Summer Edition

by Courtney Baron, Head Editor, INALJ Georgia My Library Bucket List: Summer Edition I’m in my second semester of library school now and still do not have a library job (nor am I planning on looking for one just yet). I try to stay connected to the field through INALJ and my collection development internship,…

ALA’s Emerging Leaders program

by Caitlin Moen, Head Editor, INALJ Louisiana ALA’s Emerging Leaders program In 2007, American Library Association president Leslie Burger established the Emerging Leaders program, where librarians new to the profession could apply to participate in networking, problem solving and project completion, and ultimately work toward leadership positions within ALA.  Each year there are about 50…

Lydia Redding …In Six

My interview with success story (and former classmate), Lydia Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Lydia:  I actually first saw the posting for my job on INALJ, which I check religiously. I typically start with the INALJ daily email from the day before to check the newest postings. Then I visit the Pennsylvania…

Dana Tunick …In Six

My interview with success story Dana Naomi: How did you find your current job? Dana: I found my current job first on the INALJ website, then I had heard that the position hadn’t been filled by a relative who saw the posting in a local newspaper. Naomi: Favorite library you have been to? Dana: I…

Reed David …In Six

My interview with success story Reed Naomi: How did you find your current job? Reed: I first heard about it from an e-mail sent to the Music Library Association’s listserv. It was posted on INALJ as well. Naomi: Favorite library you have been to? Reed: My favorite libraries include the Library of Congress (although the…

Megan Myers …In Six

My interview with success story Megan Naomi: How did you find your current job? Megan: While interning with a federal agency under the Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP) I was strongly encouraged to pursue the Presidential Management Fellowship Program ( http://pmf.gov), a leadership development program that recruits advanced degree candidates to the federal government. During…

Amy Neeser …In Six

My interview with success story Amy Naomi: How did you find your current job? Amy I identified an institution I wanted to work for and formed as many connections with it as possible. I am an alumna from the University of Minnesota so I knew their vision and philosophies were in line with my own.…

Rose L. Chou …In Six

Naomi: What made you interested in blogging for Hack Library School? Rose: I’d been following Hack Library School since it began as a wiki and guest posted early on, but I was too scared of committing myself to writing for it. I loved that library students all over were analyzing issues I was thinking about,…