Tag Archive for INALJ

INALJ turns 10 today!

by Naomi House, MLIS INALJ turns 10 today! Today INALJ is 10 years old and I am so glad that I started this jobs list and website for LIS (library and information science) job seekers. I was in my MLIS program, and had been hired the month before for my first librarian position but wanted a…

INALJ Fundraiser / Donation Info

Naomi House four images of her face taken on a train, she is white and wearing a blue shirt

Hi Everyone, I am running a fundraiser to pay for INALJ as well as my own personal bills for 6 months (March-August) and I am hoping some of you can help. I had hoped not to have to do a fundraiser, but the truth is the pandemic has affected my income tremendously. March, April and…

INALJ.com turned 9 (way back on October 16th)

by Naomi House, MLIS Whew, I am currently 35+ weeks pregnant with my 7th pregnancy (5 miscarriages and 1 wee one) and allowing myself much more down time, so this is late.  But INALJ is now 9 years old and has had 19.9 million page views and helped THOUSANDS of librarians and LIS folk find jobs.…

Traveling While Broke: Library Conferences and Scholarships

Aisha Conner-Gaten is standing wearing a blue shirt and against a white background. She is holding a round red sign that says the words Ask a Librarian, the text is white.

by Aisha Conner-Gaten Traveling While Broke: Library Conferences and Scholarships For librarians and information folks, conference attendance can provide essential opportunities for networking, professional development, and, of course, gainful employment. Unfortunately, those seeking new jobs or just better pay cannot often afford conference housing and air travel that accompany exorbitant registration fees. Some conferences totals…

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

Naomi, Sana and their baby standing in front of a building in the sun in Budapest, the baby is crying and we are smiling.

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…

Baby Face in the Workplace

Baby Face in the Workplace by Veronica Leigh Milliner, Senior Editor “Oh, I thought you would be older! But you have work experience, right?” This is a greeting from a coworker I was once met with on the first day of a job. As abrupt as it sounds, I would have been more taken aback…

Professional Development: Doing it on your own

by Erica Calvert Professional Development: Doing it on your own Whether you are a novice into a degreed-field job hunt or are a veteran of the discipline, securing a job can be a daunting feat. Luckily there is a plethora of resources, organizations and websites that are dedicated to helping jobseekers. With this support system…

Tips for Getting Unstuck

by Margot Note Tips for Getting Unstuck If you’re looking for a new job or happily employed, there are moments in your professional life when you feel immobile, despite your best efforts. Here are a few pointers for getting unstuck. MariKondo Your Life In the bestselling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese…

What the heck happened to INALJ?

by Naomi House, MLIS It was a nice day, January 31st of this year.  I was sitting at McDonalds as I do, getting all set to update the daily INALJ jobs page, but I kept getting an error message. I decided the best bet would be just to get the jobs up somewhere else (my…

Career Transitions for Librarians

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions Career Transitions for Librarians : 5 Questions with Ray Pun and Davis Erin Anderson by Naomi House, MLIS In this post, I interviewed the co-editors of Career Transitions for Librarians and asked them 5 questions about…

Inflexible

by Naomi House, MLIS I’m really happy overall since the new year!  By making significant changes to INALJ’s site I am saving myself an incredible amount of time.  Me: this year is unapologetically the year of ME giving priority to me, and not just INALJ.  It is the year of insisting that my boundaries are respected.  I…

Ch-ch-changes for INALJ in 2016!

by Naomi House, MLIS Ch-ch-changes for INALJ in 2016! Thanks to everyone who gave and continues to give via PayPal & GoFundMe I am able to keep INALJ.com going for the near future!  Your help paid some of my bills and allowed me to really concentrate on INALJ.  Also HUGE thanks to all INALJ’s sponsors…

December 2015 Roundup (INALJ Stats)

15 million page views! What a great month!  December stats often get overlooked as everyone looks at their end of year stats, but we had a darn good December! Our busiest day in December had 20,964 views on 12/1, and our busiest week had 106,365 views, and our month had 402,184 views! We reached 15 million page…

November 2015 Roundup (INALJ Stats)

14.5 million page views! What a great month!  On a personal note I celebrated my 10th wedding anniversary to my husband, Sana, and we decided to relocate, temporarily back to Washington, DC. Our busiest day in November had 21,081 views on 11/3, and our busiest week had 105,070 views, and our month had 415,565 views! We reached…

New Adults Need Libraries, Too

by Abby Hargreaves I know we’re out there, because I’m one of them: New Adults. This category, often used as a marketing demographic for publishers, has more recently been creeping into the periphery of public library service. The Arlington Public Library in Arlington, Virginia, recently hosted an “indoor recess” event as part of their summer reading programming,…

October 2015 Roundup (INALJ Stats)

14 million page views! What a great month!  And incredibly busy as I had little access to wifi for the last two weeks!  And we celebrated 5 years doing this!!!!  Happy birthday to us! Our busiest day in October had 20,706 views on 10/5, and our busiest week had 119,379 views, and our month had 445,878 views!  We…

Learn a New Language For Your Library Career!

by Raymond Pun, reference and research services librarian in New York University Shanghai peviously published 7/14/2014 Learn a New Language For Your Library Career! One of the most important and useful skill to have is knowledge of another foreign language. Libraries today are interested in having someone who has multilingual skills and experiences working in a diverse…

September 2015 Roundup (INALJ Stats)

Multiple photos of Naomi House of INALJ

13.9 million page views! What a great month!  And incredibly busy as I went back to my roots re-taking over much of the daily grind! Our busiest day in September had 23,017 views on 9/1, and our busiest week had 119,822 views, and our month had 511,791 views! We also hit 13.9 million page views in total!  Also hoping…

Reference isn’t dead, just different

by Andy Woodworth I recently read Brian Kenny’s latest column piece for Publisher’s Weekly “Where Reference Fits in the Modern Library” which talks about the state of reference in public libraries. It’s worth a read and I’d suggest taking it in before continuing here. Don’t worry, I can wait. … First off, Brian nails some…