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Wanted: The Next Librarian of Congress

Wanted: The Next Librarian of Congress by Andy Woodworth The next Librarian of Congress will be the most important job placement in our career lifetimes. Originally, I had written “may be” instead of “will be” because I thought the latter would be a bit hyperbolic. Upon further reflection, I made the decision to remove any…

Tips for Boosting Your Presence in the LIS Community

Tips for Boosting Your Presence in the LIS Community by Angie Solis, Senior Editor Being a part of the INALJ team means that I’m surrounded by many amazing people who rock my world every day with their knowledge and ability to be superstars in the LIS community. Seriously, it’s like I know celebrities.  I find…

Facebook and Twitter in the Workplace

by Emily Woodcock, Senior Assistant, INALJ Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island Facebook and Twitter in the Workplace Many different organizations including libraries now have Facebook and Twitter accounts that are used on a regular basis. Below is a list of pros and cons to using Facebook and Twitter in the workplace. I currently work at small…

Using Social Media for Your Job Search

by Alexandra Janvey, former Head Editor, INALJ Iowa previously published 6/24/13 Using Social Media for the Job Search Social media has become an increasingly popular pastime within the last few years. However, sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn can also be utilized professionally as an effective job search tool. Social media is just another…

Why you should and how you are able to partake in American Library Association Annual Conference when not attending

by Jennifer Devine, Head Editor, INALJ Maryland Why you should and how you are able to partake in American Library Association Annual Conference when not attending  If you’re like me and you’re not attending or able to attend the ALA Annual Conference this year you are still probably flooded with information from your e-mail, on Facebook, twitter, other…

Has Your Career Ladder Morphed into a Career Jungle Gym?

by Jill Olsen, former Head Editor, INALJ Nevada Previously published 8/26/13 Has Your Career Ladder Morphed into a Career Jungle Gym? I’m sure we have all heard and know about climbing the infamous career ladder. But times have changed and it’s a whole new world out there. Early in my career it felt like I…

Erica Findley of EveryLibrary

Naomi House, MLIS’s interview with Every Library’s Erica. EveryLibrary is the first and only national organization dedicated exclusively to political action at a local level to create, renew, and protect public funding for libraries of all types. We will provide tactical and operational support to local voter awareness campaigns, seed and sustaining monies to local…

Combating satisficing through relevance: Facebook, Reddit, and beyond

by Clayton Hayes, Head Editor, INALJ North Dakota Combating satisficing through relevance: Facebook, Reddit, and beyond The increased availability of information online has presented information seekers with an often overwhelming array of sources to choose from. This (along with other factors) has led to a growing concern in the academic world with satisficing. Satisficing, put briefly, is the…

Elevating your Elevator Speech

by Alexis Rohlfing, Head Editor, INALJ New Hampshire previously published 5/21/13 Elevating your Elevator Speech We’ve all been told, at one time or another, that we need to perfect our elevator speech. The very name makes you think of something out of Mad Men– a chance encounter that leads to a pitch that leads to…

Using Social Media to Get Yourself Out There

by Diana La Femina, Head Editor, INALJ South Carolina Using Social Media to Get Yourself Out There I have a project I’m setting for myself during the next two months: I want to finally get my online portfolio together. I’ve been planning it out for a while but just haven’t had the time to get the…

Emerging Technologies – Social media

by Holly Boyer, Head Editor, INALJ Virginia Emerging Technologies – Social media As a recent MLIS graduate, job seeker, and INALJ Virginia head editor, I have been reading a lot of job ads. I’ll be honest, occasionally I don’t understand what all of the required/preferred qualifications mean, which usually leads me straight to Google. Early on…

Denise Gary of Kids Need to Read

My interview with Denise Gary, Co-founder and Executive Director, of Kids Need to Read. Kids Need to Read works to create a culture of reading for children by providing inspiring books to underfunded schools, libraries, and literacy programs across the United States, especially those serving disadvantaged children. It has always been our desire to not…

Meredith Lowe of Archives Gig

My interview with the founder of Archives Gig, Meredith Lowe! Naomi: What made you start your blog? Meredith: I was already gathering archives job announcements for the job listserv at University of Wisconsin – Madison SLIS (my employer), and I thought that I could create a service to do the same thing, but to a…

Jackie Miller of Reach Out and Read

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 children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud. Currently, Reach Out and Read serves more than 4…

Missy Shields of buildOn …In Six

My interview with Missy Shields of buildOn, which “is an international nonprofit organization that runs youth service after-school programs in United States high schools, and builds schools in developing countries. The organization’s programs engage young Americans from mostly urban areas in community service, and promote literacy among children and adults in developing countries. buildOn views…

5 Things I’m Grateful For (Librarian Edition)

by Mary-Michelle Moore, Head Editor, INALJ Vermont 5 Things I’m Grateful For (Librarian Edition) It’s the end of the year – which means that it’s time to start reflecting on what has happened this past year and to start making plans for the upcoming one. It’s also the season to take reflection on what I’m…

Adrienne Chamberlin …Success Story

. . Naomi House’s interview with success story Adrienne. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Adrienne:  It was timing, really. Last fall, I had a freelance writing job going, was tutoring student essays online, and working in retail at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. The founder and director of NHC came…

Karen Hiebert …Success Story

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 the Broward County careers website through the advice of my supervisor while on my internship at Tamarac Library. After my…

Melody Townley …Success Story

Naomi House’s interview with success story Melody. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Melody:  I found my job listing through the INALJ New Jersey page. I was interested in working in school libraries, so I checked that site daily and was able to find many possibilities. I applied to about 15 districts, totaling…

Marta Murvosh …Success Story

Naomi House’s interview with success story Marta. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Marta:  The short answer is I got lucky and had the skill set that managers in my library system were looking for to fill one of four new internal positions at the library system where I work in Western Washington.…

Margaret Irons …Founder of LibraryJobs.ie

Naomi House’s interview with the Founder of LibraryJobs.ie, Margaret. Naomi:  How did you come to work for (or start) LibraryJobs.ie? Margaret:  LibraryJobs.ie had been on my mind for years. I even bought a domain name many years ago but it just never got off the ground. Many conversations with my friend Barry and years later it came…

Naomi House …In Six

A self-directed interview ;) Reposted from 12/29/2011 and 1/27/12 A snapshot of my vision for INALJ from 2011 What is your dream job and why? Naomi: This! I love being able to do reference by day and nights and weekends focusing on INALJ.com, FB, Twitter and LinkedIn. I would love to grow INALJ this next…

Susannah Peareth-Kinston.. Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily  Naomi House’s interview with success story Susannah. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Susannah:  After applying for what seemed like a million jobs and perfecting the art of answering key selection criteria, I happened to see the current job I have advertised…

Allen McGinley …Mover & Shaker

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with success story Allen. Naomi:  How did you come to work for your current position? Allen:  After working for Piscataway PL for almost 5 years, I was promoted to my current position in March 2013. I have also worked at my…

R. David Lankes …In Six

I discovered R. David Lankes wonderful Virtual Dave…Real Blog through The Unquiet Librarian’s blog.  From 1/3/2012 Naomi: What is your dream job and why? R. David: Honestly, I have my dream job. As a professor I get to work with librarians all over the world, I get paid to think, and I teach the most amazing…

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…

Raymond Pun …Reference/Research Librarian

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with Library Journal 2012 Mover & Shaker Raymond. Naomi:  How did you find your job as a Reference/Research Librarian? Raymond:  In August 2006, I started out as an undergraduate intern as a history major processing and boxing up Holocaust archives in the Dorot…

Mauro Magarelli …Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with success story Mauro. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Mauro:  I found my current job on the BCCLS (Bergen County Cooperative Library System) want-ads webpage. Since I grew up in Bergen County and was familiar with the “Buckles”…

John Shank …Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with success story John. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? John:  I was in a grant funded position at Bryn Mawr College Libraries and was looking for a permanent innovative position within the Mid-Atlantic region in and came across…

Annie Pho …Success Story

Reposted from 11/27/12 Naomi House’s interview with success story, Annie Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Annie:  I saw the job listed in various places but the first place was in the ALA Think Tank Facebook group. Networking matters, even if it’s online. Naomi:  Favorite library you have been to? Annie:  I previously…

Michele Lucero of LAC Group…In Six

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with LAC Group’s Michele. Naomi:  How did you come to work for LAC Group? Michele:  LAC Group, http://www.lac-group.com/, placed me at me in my former position at the LA Law Library. I had always heard and known about LAC from association events…

Why no comments?

I am often asked why I don’t have comment threads here at INALJ.com or on FB. The reason is simple- I want all comments to be in one place and part of larger conversations. That is why I created the LinkedIn group for I Need a Library Job. I never wanted to constantly have to…

Kristin Moo …Success Story

Naomi House’s interview with success story, Kristin. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Kristin:  I met a CPL branch manager while working on a class project. As I interviewed him for my assignment, we talked a bit about my career goals and experience. He ended up recommending me to the coordinator of the…

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…

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,…

Mara Egherman …In Six

My interview with success story, Mara M J Egherman, MA, MLIS Naomi: How did you find your current job? Mara:  I was told about a potential opening at my current place of employment, a small liberal arts college, by a librarian at that college while attending an Iowa ACRL conference hosted at that same college.…

Must follow: ALA JobList on Facebook

reposted from 1/23/12 I love lists and I have made many of my own but sometimes I find I can miss something great buried in the middle of a list so I wanted to spotlight ALA Joblist on Facebook and explain why I love it so. The folks over at ALA Joblist don’t just post…

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…

Dee Krasnansky …In Six

My interview with success story Dee Naomi: How did you find my current job? Dee: Answered ad in local paper Naomi: Favorite library? Dee: Finksburg Library in Carroll County. It offers lots of parking, plenty of computers with no problem about asking for extra time. Most importantly, the staff is knowledgeable, friendly and eager to…

Amanda Fensch …In Six

My interview with Girls in the Stacks Amanda! Naomi: What made you interested in blogging for or starting Girls in the Stacks?: Amanda: I’d been reading the blog for some time and always thought the ladies of GiTS were funny and interesting. I also really liked the fact that they predominantly reviewed YA lit, which…