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Cover Letters: They’re Kind of a BIG DEAL!

Cover Letters: They’re Kind of a BIG DEAL! by Natalie Browning, Senior Assistant, INALJ DC Cover Letter. Letter of Interest. I dare you to find a job posting that does not require you to write a letter about your qualifications. Sending in a resume is not enough; the hiring committee wants to see not only…

To Jargon or Not to Jargon (Library Edition)

To Jargon or Not to Jargon (Library Edition) by Natalie Browning, Senior Assistant, INALJ DC   Circulation, Overdue, Hold Request, ILL (Inter-Library Loan), Peer-Review. As librarians and library workers, we not only know what these words mean, but we use them in conversation often. Whether you’ve studied for a MLS degree or have spent any…

On celebrating all victories in the job hunt

On celebrating all victories in the job hunt by Mary-Michelle Moore, Senior Editor One of the greatest things about volunteering as a senior editor for INALJ is the opportunity to see and work with people who have found jobs/internships/volunteer opportunities using our site.   My favorite INALJ articles to read and to write are the success…

Innovations in Information Literacy Instruction

by Natalie Browning, Senior Assistant, INALJ DC Innovations in Information Literacy Instruction   I graduated with my MLS in August 2014, and have been filling out job applications (mostly academic librarian positions) ever since. Most of the positions I have applied to have an instruction aspect. A recent application I submitted required that I write…

Bragging on the Job Hunt

by Mary-Michelle Moore, Senior Editor, INALJ California, DC, and Illinois Bragging on the Job Hunt I am pretty awesome. No, strike that. I am awesome. Those two statements may not seem different to you but on the job hunt losing the qualifier may make a world of difference. In the most recent leg of my job hunt I’ve…

What to do while you’re waiting – Library Assistant edition

by Mary-Michelle Moore, Senior Editor, INALJ California, DC, and Illinois What to do while you’re waiting – Library Assistant edition Congratulations! You’ve done it – you sent off a beautifully researched, proof-read, edited and complete application packet to your latest dream job listing. Now what? Well if you’re like me and many of my colleagues, you still have…

Sierra L. Campbell… Chicago History Museum & Success Story

by Mary-Michelle Moore, Senior Editor, INALJ California, DC, and Illinois Sierra L. Campbell… Chicago History Museum & Success Story Mary-Michelle: How did you find your current job? Sierra: I found my current job by being in the right place at the right time, otherwise known as luck. No, that’s really what happened. I inquired at the Chicago…

Step-up your job hunt with more steps

by Ruth Lincoln, Senior Assistant, INALJ DC Step-up your job hunt with more steps “Job hunting” bears little resemblance to the “hunting” of our primal ancestors. We both may forage for the biggest prize (cavemen: meat and fish; recent library grad: a tenure-track position with benefits), but the librarian’s hunt burns fewer calories. All that…

Do’s and Don’ts for your first ALA Annual conference

By Ruth Lincoln, Head Editor, INALJ Washington, DC Do’s and Don’ts for your first ALA Annual conference The American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference is just a few weeks away. If you’re heading to sunny Las Vegas for your first (or 15th) conference, keep these tips in mind to reap the most from this great experience. Do: 1.…

Meet the Law Librarian: Jason Hawkins, from the Thurgood Marshall Law Library of the University of Maryland

by Ta-Shirè Tribbett, Assistant for INALJ DC Meet the Law Librarian: Jason Hawkins, from the Thurgood Marshall Law Library of the University of Maryland Ta-Shiré:  Please describe your educational background. Jason:  I have a Bachelor of Arts in English from Oakwood University; a Master of Library Science (MLS) from The School of Information Studies, Syracuse…

Making the Most of your MOOC

by Ruth Lincoln, Head Editor, INALJ DC Making the Most of your MOOC Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are everywhere. Offered through platforms such as Coursera, Udacity, and EdX, MOOCs are providing thousands of people across the globe with access to amazing courses. They’re perfect for librarians and information professionals because you can bone up on some missed materials…

Sleep Better – Work Smarter

by Ruth Lincoln, Head Editor, INALJ DC Sleep Better – Work Smarter Does it ever feel your to-do list grows exponentially? Between work, school, volunteering, job hunting, professional development, families, and maybe a personal life, I know we all wish there were more hours in a day. BuzzFeed explains it well as the #1 “Shocking…