Tag Archive for hiring librarians

INALJ turns 7! What it is and what it isn’t

by Naomi House, MLIS INALJ turns 7! What it is and what it isn’t Job hunting sucks. Not a little bit, but a lot. It can be stressful at best, soul crushing at worst. You can ask yourself and others WHY aren’t you being hired, and honestly the way hiring is done there could be…

Preparation, Preparation, Preparation, and…….Preparation.

by Josh Rimmer, Senior Editor, INALJ Missouri, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Kentucky, Louisiana Preparation, Preparation, Preparation, and…….Preparation. Preparing for a job interview is probably the least exciting of tasks to perform, but it should pay off in the long run, if you are diligent. When I think back to my first interview, I remember the mental…

Emily Weak of Hiring Librarians

My interview with Emily of the blog, Hiring Librarians Naomi: What made you interested in starting your blog, Hiring Librarians? Emily: I’d been thinking about ways I could do service for the profession. Because I’m such a new librarian I don’t have a lot of sage advice and because I’m severely underemployed I feel weird…

Constructing a Job Posting Infographic

by Lauren Bourdages, Head Editor, INALJ Ontario Constructing a Job Posting Infographic One of the many LIS industry blogs that I follow is the Hiring Librarians blog. A common complaint of Hiring Librarians’ readers is that not every job posting comes with a salary range. That concern, along with the INALJ desire for more postings…

Karen Klein …Success Story

Naomi House’s interview with success story Karen. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Karen:  A classmate from GSLIS e-mailed me. She wasn’t sure if I was still looking for work or not, but she reached out to me. I’m definitely grateful she did. It taught me the importance of keeping my LinkedIn up…

Prepping for the Job Interview

by Sara Dixon, Head Editor, INALJ Kansas Prepping for the Job Interview For this blog post, I want to share some ways that I prepare for job interviews. I’m told that I prepare too much sometimes, but I just feel more comfortable the more that I prepare.  The one thing I try to remember, and…

Carla Sarratt …Success Story

My interview with success story and former INALJ Assistant Editor, Carla Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Carla:  I found the position on Glassdoor.com when I was performing my nightly INALJ duties in August.  It was listed as an intern position, but the title is librarian. Naomi:  Favorite library you have been to?…

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?…

On What Candidates Should Wear

by Genise Gorman, Head Editor, INALJ Arkansas On What Candidates Should Wear I really enjoyed Emily Weak of Hiring Librarians article,  As long as the candidate shows they have taken care over their appearance that day … it doesn’t matter what they wear.  This appears to be one of the best blogs I’ve read this year.  Thinking…

Henry Mensch …Success Story

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 do there? Henry:  It was a short search, actually. I had in mind a few places that might provide awesome…

Jessica Parij …Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with success story Jessica. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Jessica:  I think I first heard about it through the Syracuse iSchool listserv, but I had been routinely checking AACPL’s jobs page, as a friend from library school worked…

Denise Kane …INALJ Contributor

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 academic or federal library. Although, I really am not too picky. I really enjoy technical services, reference and instruction so…

Feed your RSS Reader – Blogs to follow for career advice

by Mary-Michelle Moore, Head Editor, INALJ Vermont Feed your RSS Reader – Blogs to follow for career advice Just because Google Reader is shutting down is no reason not to keep cultivating new RSS feeds for resume, cover letter and general interview advice.  When I graduated from high school, I was told to always tell…

Allison Coltin …Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with success story Allison. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Allison:  I saw the listing for my position on both INALJ and the city HR alert that I had signed up for two years ago Naomi: Favorite library you have…

Sofia Becerra-Licha …Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with success story Sofia. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Sofia:  ArchivesGig and the Music Library Association’s job list. (It’s possible I saw it elsewhere as well; I followed so many lists, blogs, and boards that I honestly can’t remember where…

Job Hunters Respond!

Hiring Librarians (with some assistance from INALJ) has put together a survey for job hunters “(or those hired within the last two months) in all LIS careers, at all levels, who are interested in providing their feedback about the process.” Take the Survey! In addition to posting results Emily Weak at Hiring Librarians has gone…

Hava Lyon …Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with success story Hava. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Hava:  Well, I currently work at the Twin Falls Public Library as the Circulation Manager; I was originally hired as a Circulation Clerk but then was promoted almost three…

Benjamin Nanamaker …Success Story

My interview with success story, Benjamin Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Benjamin:  I can’t remember which of the countless number of job posting RSS feeds I found my current job advertised on, but I do remember where I found the bulk of them. Last summer, Jazmin Idakaar posted a link on her…

Elena Gleason …Success Story

My interview with success story, Elena Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Elena:  The story of how I found my job is pretty ordinary, which just goes to show that you don’t need to have an “in” or a special approach in order to land a job. When I was job hunting, I…

Yandee Vazquez …In Six

My interview with success story and INALJ volunteer, Yandee! Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Yandee:  I found my current position through a hodgepodge of library listservs, job finding websites, and any random page of information-related jobs that I put together over the course of 2 years. Pouring over the list of jobs…

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…

Ashley Stevens …In Six

My interview with success story,  Ashley Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Ashley:  I found my position through Archives Gig which then redirected me to USAjobs.gov. Naomi:  Favorite library you have been to? Ashley:  The Seattle Public Library.  I love the architectural design of the building, their use of library-related objects as art,…