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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…

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…

The Top 4 Ways to deal with new administration

by Jennifer Stevenson, Assistant, INALJ Illinois The Top 4 Ways to deal with new administration I have been a librarian for ten and a half years, during this time I have worked in both public and school library settings. I have devoted a decent amount of time tomy chosen field. During my career, I have encountered many…

Network. Network. Network.

by Rachael Altman, Senior Assistant, INALJ Illinois Network. Network. Network. Taking that first step to put yourself out there can be intimidating, but it’s essential to take calculated risks in order to grow personally and professionally. Networking is about establishing a relationship and a rapport with this person so that you are the first person that comes to…

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…

3 Secret Ingredient Brownies to bring to your Office Party

by Rachael Altman, Senior Assistant, INALJ Illinois, and INALJ Volunteer Coordinator 3 Secret Ingredient Brownies to bring to your Office Party Food brings people together and allows for office bonding and comradery. Midday office parties are fun, but usually filled with unhealthy foods, filled with sugars and processed junk, that make you sluggish for the rest of the…

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…

Meet Megan Ashley, School Librarian

by Rachael Altman, Head Editor, INALJ Illinois Meet Megan Ashley, School Librarian and INALJ Assistant Editor Favorite Library you have been to? I studied at Loyola University Chicago for my undergraduate degree, and spent a lot of my time studying at the Information Commons. It’s a comfortable, aesthetically pleasing space that was used constantly by students. Favorite book?…

The Embedded Librarian: Never Underestimate the Power of Human Connection

by Rachael Altman, Head Editor, INALJ Illinois previously published 11/7/13 The Embedded Librarian: Never Underestimate the Power of Human Connection I recently attended the Special Libraries Association Education Division (SLA DEDU) webinar, “Embedded Librarianship” presented by David Shumaker, faculty member at the School of Library and Information Science at the Catholic University of America and…

Learn something new today: Listen to these 5 podcasts

by Rachael Altman, Head Editor, INALJ Illinois Learn something new today: Listen to these 5 podcasts If you have a few minutes on your commute or lunch break, tune into one of these three fact-filled podcasts guaranteed to teach you something new. Whether you want to learn about fire breathing, woodworking, cognitive neuroscience and music, life without a refrigerator,…

Rachael Altman …Success Story

Naomi House’s interview with success story Rachael. Naomi: How did you find your current job? Rachael: I currently work at Rockford University as the Reference & Instructional Librarian. I originally found position posted on ALA JobList, and it was also posted on INALJ Illinois. I was hesitant to apply because it asked for 3-5 years…

4 ways to answer, do you have any questions for us?

Dillon Wackerman, Assistant Editor, INALJ Illinois 4 ways to answer, do you have any questions for us? In any interview format – phone, video chat or in-person – the interviewers will eventually (or hopefully) ask the interviewee: do you have any questions for us? For the interviewee, asking relevant and pertinent questions can show not…

In downtown Chicago for #ALA13? Take advice from this Chicagoan

by Holly Lipschultz, Head Editor, INALJ Illinois  In downtown Chicago for #ALA13? Take advice from this Chicagoan I moved to downtown Chicago 3 years ago, and since then, I’ve learned a lot about navigating Chicago, and what kind of free things there are to do. I’m focusing on the most common issues and concerns I’ve…

18 Tips for Writing a Manual for Work

by Holly Lipschultz 18 Tips for Writing a Manual for Work I’m one of those Hermione-types of people who read manuals. If I need to learn something, my first order of business is to read the manual. Give me a job manual, and I’ll read by tomorrow morning. And if there is no manual or…

So….what is an adjunct faculty job fair?

by Holly Lipschultz, Head Editor, INALJ Illinois  So….what is an adjunct faculty job fair? (updated 5/2/13) While searching for jobs, I ran across an intriguing posting for the City Colleges of Chicago. They were holding something called an adjunct career fair at one of the City Colleges, and the word “librarian” was nestled among the…

Job-hunting and interviewing when you have a disability

by Holly Lipschultz, Head Editor, INALJ Illinois Job-hunting and interviewing when you have a disability Job hunting is nerve-wracking, but it is even more anxiety-inducing if you have a disability. There’s so many questions involved in addition to the usual ones: When should I disclose my disability? What if the interviewer asks? What jobs can…

Stephanie Rivera …Children’s Librarian

An interview with Stephanie Rivera, Children’s Librarian at Naperville Public Library, Naperville, IL by Chris Hogsett, former Head Editor, INALJ Illinois Stephanie Rivera …Children’s Librarian Christopher: What is your dream job and why? Stephanie: My dream job in the future is to manage a children’s department of a medium-scale library. Christopher: If you could take…