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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…

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…

Joe Noel …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, Joe Naomi: How did you find your current job? Joe: I found my current job listed on the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) website. Most jobs for law librarians…

R. David Lankes …In Six

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions 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…

Karly Szczepkowski …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 the author of INALJ’s Top 10 Job Sites for Librarians & Info Pro’s, Karly Naomi: What is your dream job and why? And if you could take any of your hobbies and…

Jennifer Ho …Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with success story Jennifer. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Jennifer:  In my Google Reader account, I had subscriptions to dozens of job feeds, in addition to looking at INALJ most days of the week. Each time I applied…

Dina Schuldner …Success Story

Naomi House’s interview with success story Dina. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Dina:  I worked at the Mineola Memorial Library as an Adult Page for two years until I received my degree, my NYS Public Library Certification, and received a position on the Nassau County Civil Service Librarian I list by taking…

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…

Rich Clegg …Success Story

My interview with success story, Rich Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Rich:  Although I used INALJ to apply to many positions, searching simplyhired.com was how I found my current position.  The job description was posted in INALJ about a day after I found it searching SimplyHired. Naomi:  Favorite library you have been…

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.…

Christina Keasler …In Six

My interview with success story, Christina Naomi: How did you find your current job? Christina: While I mainly used INALJ for jobs out of my immediate area, I stalked the job board of RAILS (Reaching Across Illinois Library System). We’re talking literally almost every hour. Naomi: Favorite library you have been to? Christina: I’m no…

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.…

Jessica Szad ..In Six

My interview with success story, Jessica Naomi: How did you find your current job? Jessica: I started out as an intern at History Works, Inc. almost three years ago after being referred to the company by an archivist at DePaul University. I soon became a part time Research Assistant and continued in that role for…

Alicia Schofield …In Six

My interview with success story Alicia Naomi: How did you find your current job? Alicia: I found the job posting through a job listserv that the U of I’s library school hosts. Naomi: Favorite library you have been to? Alicia: The closed stacks of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. Naomi: Favorite book? Alicia: This month…

Leslie Haas …In Six

My interview with success story Leslie Naomi: How did you find your current job? Leslie: I was looking through ALA Joblist and came across the advertisement for a library director for Zayed University in the UAE. I was intrigued and did some research on the university and what life is like in the UAE. I…

Sarah Schlageck …In Six

My interview with success story Sarah Naomi: How did you find your current job? Sarah: My Mom mentioned it to me first. I ignored her until I saw it in the INALJ daily digest and thought it looked interesting. I applied for it and received a phone interview. After that they asked me to come…

Christopher Schmit …In Six

INALJ success story Christopher! Naomi: How did you find your current job? Christopher: I actually found it by looking through the daily INALJ email. I have a bunch of RSS feeds set up with a variety of organizations and joblists, but this one wasn’t posted on one of those feeds, and I was glad to…

Elizabeth Andrews …In Six

My interview with success story Elizabeth Naomi: How did you find your current job? Elizabeth: During my job hunt, I not only subscribed to the INALJ e-mail, but used my Google Reader to follow something like 20+ job feeds. So to be honest, I don’t remember exactly where I first saw my current job listed!…

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…

Kim Humberd …In Six

Naomi: How did you find your current job? Kim: I found my job posted on Indeed.com. Since I have daily email alerts of new jobs sent to me daily, I was able to apply right away! Naomi: Favorite library you have been to? Kim: I used to work at the Elmhurst Public Library in Elmhurst,…