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You & Me & Library Makes Three: Negotiating Dual-Career Households

by Alphild Dick, former Head Editor, INALJ Washington previously published 6/9/14 You and Me and Library Makes Three: Negotiating Dual-Career Households When I started library school, I was under few illusions that finding the traditional librarian position that I wanted would be easy. And time consuming. And frustrating. It was the reality of pursuing work that I was…

6 Career Journaling Techniques: Get Started Today!

6 Career Journaling Techniques: Get Started Today! by Valarie Swayze, Senior Editor  Have you ever kept a travel diary, fitness log, or a personal journal? Each helps us reflect on activities and can serve as a source of motivation in the future. A career journal is simply a record of your professional experiences kept on…

For the Love of Volunteers and Unpaid Interns

by Sandra Hoyer, former Head Editor, INALJ Washington preciously published 7/11/13 For the Love of Volunteers and Unpaid Interns Volunteers and unpaid interns are one of the greatest resources that businesses, organizations, and federal agencies can have; including libraries. These unpaid warriors are even more critical as institutions face dwindling budgets and shrinking staffs. One…

10 Library-Themed Businesses I’d Love to Frequent Some Day

by Sandra Hoyer, former Head Editor, INALJ Washington. previously published 12/5/13 10 Library-Themed Businesses I’d Love to Frequent Some Day Here are 10 library-inspired places that I would love to visit. The Library in Rome, Italy. – Run by a library aficionada, this off the beaten path bar offers a cozy spot for both wine and…

They Lend What??? The Magical World of Unique Lending Libraries

by Sandra Hoyer, former Head Editor, INALJ Washington previously published 9/26/13 They Lend What??? The Magical World of Unique Lending Libraries I have always been fascinated by unusual lending libraries and the spectacular items they have for users. I think libraries (whether private, public, academic or special) in general could truly benefit from taking an…

MLSing the Good Old Days– A Retrospective on the Degrees

by Alphild Dick, Head Editor, INALJ Washington MLSing the Good Old Days– A Retrospective on the Degrees It was with no small amount of relief that a year ago this month I wrapped up my final year of graduate school and started working. It was the end of five years of graduate education, having (ridiculously) subjected myself to…

Confessional Professional

by Alphild Dick, Head Editor, INALJ Washington Confessional Professional I admit it. This post is entirely inspired by the flame war on ALATT that started on Sunday. If you don’t follow that group, you should. Well, maybe. It’s half professional inquiry, half goofing off. Most days you can find something useful or entertaining. But I digress. This post…

4 things I Learned About Library Service by Leaving the Country

by Rachel Wightman, Assistant Editor, INALJ Washington previously published on 5/4/13 4 things  I Learned About Library Service by Leaving the Country At the end of 2009, when I received my MLIS, the economy wasn’t great. But I started looking for and applying to jobs and was fairly optimistic. I had worked as a paraprofessional…

9 Ways to Brand Yourself

by Sandra Hoyer, former Head Editor, INALJ Washington previously published 5/9/13 9 Ways to Brand Yourself: A Few Thoughts on Personal Branding and Standing Out Having survived the last year in the Washington, D.C. area in a large library, I spent much of that time absorbing and writing down what makes people successful in the…

New Year’s Resolutions: LIS Edition

by Sandra Hoyer, Head Editor, INALJ Washington New Year’s Resolutions: LIS Edition It’s that time of the year again. The time to look back on all the year’s events and truly think about what you might want the New Year to bring. Join me as these fellow LIS professionals think about what’s to come in 2014.…

Library-Themed Music for the Soul

by Sandra Hoyer, Head Editor, INALJ Washington Library-Themed Music for the Soul I find that music, above almost anything else, always has the power to shift my mood to a more positive place. Here are ten fun/silly/rocking/serious library-related tunes to get you through any lumps, bumps, library woes, or plain old slow days.   Time…

When Archiving and Comics Collide

by Sandra Hoyer, Head Editor, INALJ Washington When Archiving and Comics Collide: Tess McCarthy on Incorporating Creativity in Librarianship Tess McCarthy is the archivist at the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco, California. She also draws comics. All artwork featured in this article is by Tess McCarthy . (Images used with permission.) Tell us…

Being Daring as a Librarian: Nadia Pazolis-Gabriel

by Sandra Hoyer, Head Editor, INALJ Washington Being Daring as a Librarian: Nadia Pazolis-Gabriel on Creating Opportunities for Oneself I had the pleasure of meeting Nadia Pazolis-Gabriel during a brief, but exciting, time volunteering with the Smithsonian Institutions Libraries Cataloging department. What struck me most about Nadia was that she embodies the clever and resourceful…

Scholarships for Everyone! – Funding your MLIS or MLS

by Sandra Hoyer, Head Editor, INALJ Washington Scholarships for Everyone! – Funding your MLIS or MLS Everyone knows how pricey a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) or Master of Library Science (MLS) program can be. Here are some excellent sites that feature a variety of  different scholarships and fellowships to help fund your…

Camille Salas… MLS Student and Intern with Viewshare.org

by Sandra Hoyer, Head Editor, INALJ Washington Camille Salas… MLS Student and Intern with Viewshare.org Sandra:  Hi, Camille, tell us about yourself. Where are you from and how did you come to be a part of the LIS community? Camille: I am currently a second year MLS student at the University of Maryland’s iSchool focusing…