Tag Archive for california

Open thank you note to past search participants

Open thank you note to past search participants by Mary-Michelle Moore, Senior Editor It takes many people in the library to successfully hire a new librarian. While the head of the search committee (and sometimes the whole committee) gets a thank you note, many people involved in the interview day do not get much recognition.…

I can do that! Volunteering in Library Land

I can do that! Volunteering in Library Land by Mary-Michelle Moore, Senior Editor One of the tried and true pieces of library job hunting advice is to get experience in a library – any experience.  If you can’t find a job, volunteer.  The problem with just going to volunteer in a library is the types…

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.…

Heather Firchow …Success Story

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions My interview with success story Heather Firchow Naomi: How did you find your current job? Heather: I saw the listing for my Altadena job on the local library consortium’s (SCLC) jobs list. I use several…

Karen Hiebert …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:  In the last semester of my MLIS program, I applied for an internship locally. While there, I applied through…

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…

Julie Tanaka …Success Story

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions My interview with success story, Julie Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Julie:  Graduation was approaching and all I could think of was being stuck in the anteroom between being a grad student…

Helen Kim …Success Story and Archivist

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions My interview with success story, Helen Naomi: How did you find your current job? Helen: I just joined the staff at Visual Communications, an Asian American media arts nonprofit in the Little Tokyo neighborhood in…

Matthew Kirby …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 and INALJ California Assistant Editor, Matthew. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Matthew:  I had friends from library school looking out for me, and one that was…

Henry Mensch …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 Henry. Naomi:  How did you find your current internship and can you tell us more about what you…

Denise Kane …INALJ Contributor

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 librarian Denise. Naomi:  What is your dream job and why? Denise:  My dream job would be to work in an…

Tamara Evans… 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 Tamara. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Tamara:  I visited INALJ and saw an opening for…

Laura Nicole Miller …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 Laura. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Laura:  I was fortunate enough to begin my San…

Patricia Alvayay …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 Patricia. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Patricia:  I actually found it on INALJ! I applied…

Krystin Mavity …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 Krystin. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Krystin:  My school offered a career colloquium presentation on…

Chris Bradshaw of the African Library Project …In Six

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions Originally published 8/21/12 My interview with Chris Bradshaw, Founder/President of the African Library Project. The African Library Project changes lives book by book by starting libraries in rural Africa. Their grassroots approach mobilizes U.S. volunteers,…

Kim Dority …In Six

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions My interview with Kim Dority reposted from 12/12/11 and 3/14/12 Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Kim: Doing exactly what I’m doing now! I’m self-employed, so I have the freedom to work on…

Chris Fitzpatrick …Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with success story Chris. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Chris:  There is this thing called I Need A Library Job that I found it on… Naomi:  Favorite library you have been to? Chris:  Pretty hard to beat the…

Tanya Koukeyan …In Six

My interview with success story, Tanya Naomi: How did you find your current job? Tanya: I set an Indeed.com job alert for “Prospect Researcher” and it popped into my inbox one day.   Naomi: Favorite library you have been to? Tanya: It’s still my hometown library, the Pasadena Main Branch Library. The walls are mahogany-paneled,…

Kathy Elliott …In Six

My interview with success story, Kathy Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Kathy:  As soon as I was accepted into an MLIS program, I joined the San Diego Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (SLA-SD). And it paid off. I met San Diego Zoo Global librarian Talitha Matlin, asked if she needed volunteers,…

Molly Riley …In Six

My interview with success story, Molly! Naomi: How did you find your current job? Molly: I learned about my current job from my personal and professional community here in Santa Barbara. For that matter, I learned about the residency position I held last year from my professional community in Seattle. I always tire of talking…

Yago Cura …In Six

Naomi:  What is your dream job and why? Yago: I would love to work as an academic librarian at a state college or university with a small but respectable creative writing program and help them develop curriculum and programs that champion Latin American poetry, in general, and U.S. Latino poetry, specifically. I could easily transmit…

Colleen McClowry …In Six

My interview with INALJ success story, Colleen Naomi: How did you find your current job? Colleen: Since I was concentrating on finding work in the Bay Area, I used resources that listed jobs by location. I browsed INALJ’s California listings, search engines like Indeed.com, and the resources available to me at the University of Illinois.…

Amy Bradley …In Six

My interview with success story, Amy Naomi: How did you find your current job? Amy: It was posted to my university, San Jose State’s, listserv. The application call mentioned library innovation in an urban setting, both things I’m drawn to, so it definitely caught my eye. Naomi: Favorite library you have been to? Amy: Central…

Shaula Stephenson …In Six

My interview with success story Shaula Naomi: How did you find your current job? Shaula: I found my current job, appropriately enough, on the INALJ.com daily digest. I remember vividly sitting on my couch on a Saturday morning reading the job description and thinking, “this includes pieces of almost every job I’ve ever had. I…

Amy Gutierrez …In Six

My interview with success story Amy Naomi: How did you find your current job? Amy: My resume’ is on all the major career websites, so although I’m not positive I think I think the recruiter found me on Monster.com. Naomi: Favorite library you have been to? Amy: Being a Southern California native, I’d have to…

Ashley Wilson …In Six

My interview with success story Ashley Naomi: How did you find your current job? Ashley: By scouring city and county websites every day for nearly six months. I made a list of all the websites that had relevant jobs and blocked out time each day to check out if anything new had been posted. Naomi:…

AnnMarie Hurtado …In Six

My interview with INALJ success story AnnMarie Naomi: How did you find your current job? AnnMarie: I actually found my new job at Pasadena using INALJ! I have used your listserv for about a year when it was recommended to me by a librarian friend who I knew from LISSTEN (a student organization I was…

Paul Vinelli …In Six

My interview with Paul Vinelli, the author of the Unofficial SXSWi Primer for Rowdy Librarians. Naomi: What made you interested in creating this guide for SXSW? Paul: Last year was my first time at Interactive, and in the blur I was fortunate to connect with Jessamyn West and Paul Jones (UNC-Chapel Hill & iBiblio). After…

Chris Bourg …In Six

My interview with Assistant University Librarian for Public Services at the Stanford University Libraries and Feral Librarian, Chris Bourg! Naomi: What blogs should we be reading? Chirs: Sadly, I’m finding that there are very few academic librarians blogging regularly – and even fewer library administrators. So let me take this opportunity to call on my…

Hannah Q. Parris …In Six

My interview with another success story, Hannah Q. Parris! Naomi: How did you find your current job? Hannah: My husband found a job right out of grad school that moved us to California. After I finished up my last semester of grad school online it became painfully apparent just how dire the library situation was…

Naomi Socher …In Six

Naomi House: How did you find your current job? Naomi Socher: I found a link to the listing on the INALJ list! Naomi House: Favorite library you have been to? Naomi Socher: A private neighborhood children’s library owned and run by a lady named Kathy Johnson. She organized her vast children’s fiction collection in her…

Angela Prikockis …In Six

Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Angela: When I was an undergraduate, I wanted the big title and with lots of money. Fast forward 14 years and two kids, I’m all about LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. I don’t want to be traveling in Washington, DC area traffic. To be honest, I considered my first…