Tag Archive for canada

Fun for all that librarians call their favorite time of year!

By Kate Kosturski, MLSIS, Canada and International INALJ Volunteer Coordinator Fun for all that librarians call their favorite time of year!   (Now you have the song from A Charlie Brown Christmas stuck in your head.   Sorry about that.  Okay, maybe not ) Much like the Golden Globes kick off the film awards season, January…

Rare books; not just for dusty people

by Caitlin Bailey, MLIS Rare books; not just for dusty people I started out trying to write a post about why I like rare books. Then I realized it was just as long-winded and wordy as the rare book blogs that I dislike and go out of my way not to imitate on my own…

Professional Associations for Canadian LIS Professionals

by Lauren Bourdages, Head Editor, INALJ Ontario Professional Associations for Canadian LIS Professionals Professional Associations (PAs) are something we’ve all heard about, if only in that we’ve heard about the American Library Association (ALA) because of the fact that all MLIS programs in North America have to be accredited by them. PAs aren’t just about…

Jobs, Hope, and Community

***Want to find ALL our jobs?  They all live at this link, INALJ Daily Jobs*** Jobs, Hope, and Community by Amy Nickless. I’m not a INALJ “success story”, but maybe in the future I will be.  However, that doesn’t mean I don’t recognize the value of the site and its efforts.  Naomi House did a…

Scott Wiebensohn …Success Story

My interview with success story, Scott Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Scott:  I found my East St. Louis Community College Center Library Director position through a professional contact on LinkedIn and my Learning Resource Center Manager job at Sanford-Brown College – Collinsville through an old college roommate.  Yes, I work a full-time…

Sarah Barriage …In Six

My interview with success story Sarah Naomi: How did you find your current job? Sarah: Throughout my job search I had been checking a number of sites, including LibraryJobs.ca, University of Toronto’s iSchool Job Site, and the University of Western Ontario’s Faculty of Information and Media Studies employment resources page. I found the posting for…

Marsha Taichman …In Six

My interview with success story Marsha Naomi: How did you find your current job? Marsha: I found my current job via the Partnership listserv, which usually focuses on Canadian job sites, but occasionally advertises jobs in the US. A few of my friends sent the job posting to me thinking it would be a good…

Callie Perry …In Six

A Success Story! Naomi: How did you find your current job? Callie: I found a posting through the Pacific Northwest Library Association (which is now covered by INALJ!). Naomi: Favorite library you have been to? Callie: Vancouver Public Library’s Carnegie Branch, where I spent many hours reading paperbacks and people watching, and where I first…

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…

Crystal King …In Six

Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Crystal: I would love to work in a healthcare or medical library. I should have been a medical professional and I love to help people. I’d also love to be a genealogist. I’m fascinated with social history and old documents and I love doing research. I just…