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Victoria Brooke Rodrigues …Success Story

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My interview with success story, Victoria Brooke Rodrigues by Naomi House, MLIS Naomi: How did you find your current job? Victoria: INALJ’s daily jobs. Albuquerque’s library jobs were few and far between, and most with the local university are offered as work-study to its students. This made job hunting tough as a distance-ed student interested…

Julie Tanaka …Success Story

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My interview with success story, Julie Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Julie:  Graduation was approaching and all I could think of was being stuck in the anteroom between being a grad student and gainfully employed. While I was browsing positions for Medieval and Early Modern European History, I stumbled across the posting for this…

Quaid Long …Success Story

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My interview with success story Quaid! Naomi: How did you find your current job? Quaid: Like most of us – scouring multiple job sites and listservs every day and networking (although not as much as I should – it’s a skill I’m constantly trying to improve). Naomi: Favorite library you have been to? Quaid: I…

Joe Noel …Success Story

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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 end up there sooner or later, but a few fall between the cracks, so I also regularly checked my school’s…

Dee Krasnansky …Success Story

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My interview with success story, Dee! Naomi:  How did you find your current jobs? Dee: I heard about this volunteer position (Vendor Coordinator) from the organization Common Ground on the Hill since I am a long term volunteer there. It’s an organization which promotes peace, cultural understanding and advocacy for traditional arts and music of…

Carla Sarratt …Success Story

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My interview with success story and former INALJ Assistant Editor, Carla Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Carla:  I found the position on Glassdoor.com when I was performing my nightly INALJ duties in August.  It was listed as an intern position, but the title is librarian. Naomi:  Favorite library you have been to?…

Ricardo Figueroa …Success Story

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My interview with INALJ success story, Ricardo Naomi: How did you find your current job? Ricardo: I found my current job using INALJ.  I had been keeping up with the listserv religiously in the last year. Naomi: Favorite library you have been to? Ricardo: This is a hard question, I feel that main branch libraries…

Nico Carver …Success Story

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My interview with success story Nico Naomi: How did you find your current job? Nico: I first saw the job listed on the inalj daily digest (now all online)! I immediately knew I wanted to apply. Over the next few days, many of my colleagues sent me the same job posting. I made sure to…

Terrence Martin … Information Literacy Coordinator/Social Science Liaison

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By Jahala Simuel, Former Head Editor of INALJ Montana Terrence Martin … Information Literacy Coordinator/Social Science Liaison 1) What is your current position, and what are your duties? I am currently the Information Literacy Coordinator/Social Science Liaison at Winston-Salem State University. I am responsible for coordinating the O’K Scholar Institute twice a year, supervise media…

Savannah Gignac …Success Story

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Savannah Gignac …Success Story Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Savannah:  I saw the job listed on Archives Gig. During the job search I also checked INALJ, ALA and SAA job listings. Naomi: Favorite library you have been to? Savannah:  I think my favorite would have to be the Monte Oliveto Maggiore, located in…

Lauren Swain Mosley, archivist at Jacksonville Historical Society

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by Scottie Kapel, Head Editor, INALJ Oregon Interview with Lauren Swain Mosley, archivist at Jacksonville Historical Society Lauren Swain Mosley is the archivist for the Jacksonville Historical Society. She began working at the institution as an intern while pursuing her master’s in history and continued volunteering at the JHS Archives after completing her degree. Her…

Mike Rybak …Success Story

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My interview with success story, Mike Naomi: How did you find your current job? Mike: I responded to a job listing on http://www.metrolibraries.net/res/jobline.html.  I had a good interview, and one of my former supervisors gave me a good reference. Naomi: Favorite library you have been to? Mike: My favorite library is the main Hennepin County…

Meet Sylvia Bly: INALJ California Assistant Editor

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by Kiersten Bryant, Head Editor, INALJ California Meet Sylvia Bly: INALJ California Assistant Editor Kiersten:  How did you find your current job? Sylvia: Through Indeed.com, as well as subscribing to job postings from Wayne State University.  I do the searching for California [INALJ page] using Indeed.com, and tried it for the Michigan market. Kiersten: Favorite…

Poppy Louthan … Youth Services Librarian

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by Melanie Masserant, Head Editor, INALJ NYC Poppy Louthan … Youth Services Librarian 1. Please tell INALJ readers about your position and responsibilities at Sacramento Public Library. I’m a Youth Services Librarian and Volunteer Coordinator at a county branch of Sacramento Public Library. The Youth Services part of my role includes serving ages birth-18 with…

Alexis Stapp …Success Story

My interview with success story, Alexis, success story and Head Editor, INALJ Minnesota Naomi: How did you find your current job? Alexis: I found my current job through LISjobs.com. I read about 40+ assorted RSS feeds, e-mail listservs, and INALJ (of course!) every day while I was searching. Naomi: Favorite library you have been to?…

Julia Barbalace ….Success Story

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My interview with INALJ success story, Julia Naomi: How did you find your current job? Julia: It came through on the UMD listserv and then popped up on the INALJ Daily Digest (now called INALJ Jobs). I was initially hesitant, but it sounded perfectly suited to my abilities and career goals, so I applied. And…

Erin Sackett-Hermann …In Six

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My interview with success story Erin Naomi: How did you find your current job? Erin: The job posting for my new position was on Dice.com. Naomi: Favorite library you have been to? Erin: My favorite library was a small room in the Parasitological Museum in Meguro (Tokyo) Japan. It’s the only museum dedicated to human…

Nick Steffel …Success Story

My interview with success story Nick from 6/19/12 Naomi: How did you find your current job? Nick: INALJ! It was funny, actually, since the job was in the same LIS department where I was a student at the time. I actually saw it posted on INALJ even before I’d heard anyone talking about it on…

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…

My On-campus Interview

by R.C. Miessler, Head Editor, INALJ Indiana My On-campus Interview Various things running through my head on the week of an all-day, on-campus librarian interview: Is this real? While I have experience being interviewed (as well as interviewing), this will be my first full-blown on-campus interview for a job. It’s kind of nerve-wracking. I kind…

The “Do You Have Any Questions?” Question

by Ashley Crace, Head Editor, INALJ West Virginia The “Do You Have Any Questions?” Question A common piece of interview advice is to prepare questions for the inevitable moment when the interviewer asks, “Do you have any questions for us?”.  Asking questions sounds good in theory, yet it becomes more difficult in practice.  As an…

5 Basic Tips for Doing Well in the Interview

by Sean O’Brien, Head Editor, INALJ Colorado 5 Basic Tips for Doing Well in the Interview So you got the interview!  Congratulations!  But now, you realize, you still have to get through the scariest part; the interview.  But hey, don’t worry, we’re here this month to give you a few basic tips that will help…

Frequently Asked Interview Questions

by Stephanie Altbier, MSLS, ERMp I recently had a job interview where the interview panel asked several personality questions. Here are my suggestions for how to answer the questions. “What is your hobby?” Give a professional response by talking about your volunteering activities and how you grow your professional skills. “What would your supervisor say…

Matt Berlyant …Success Story

My interview with success story Matt (from 2012) Naomi: How did you find your current job? Matt: I found my current job via the job board of the iSchool at Drexel University. Note that I really mean the job I will start on June 4th. I’m currently still interning/volunteering at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania…

Susanne Markgren of LISJobs Career Q&A …In Six

My interview with Susanne of LISJobs Career Q&A Naomi: What made you interested in starting your online Career Q&A? Susanne: Career Q&A with the Library Career People began as a column in the online newsletter Information Career Trends in 2003 and is still under the auspices of LISjobs.com. My co-author, Tiffany Allen, and I have…

Karly Szczepkowski …In Six

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 create a job out of them or integrate it into your job what would it be? And how? Karly: My…

Meet Rachel Chenault: INALJ Alabama Assistant Editor

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by Rachael Altman, Head Editor, INALJ Alabama Meet Rachel Chenault: INALJ Alabama Assistant Editor and Reference & Instruction Librarian at South University Rachael A: Favorite Library you have been to? Rachel C: The Erie County Public Library in Erie, PA is my favorite because it’s the library I grew up in. The children’s section was…

Sharon Miller…Mechanic’s Institute Library Director

by Kiersten Bryant, Head Editor, INALJ California Sharon Miller…Mechanic’s Institute Library Director Sharon Miller is the Director of the Mechanic’s Institute Library, a historic membership-based library in the heart of San Francisco, founded in 1854 near the end of the California Gold Rush. In addition to housing the library, the Mechanic’s Institute building is home…

Rosa Longacre …Registrar/Archivist

by Todd Simpson, Head Editor, INALJ New York City Rosa Longacre …Registrar/Archivist Todd:  In the interest of full disclosure, we met when we were both Library Assistants, you were working in ILL and I was working Evening & Weekend Circulation at the Geisel Library, UCSD.  Since then we’ve both completed our MLIS degrees, and ended…

Preparing for a job interview

by Jennifer Crutchfield, Head Editor, INALJ Connecticut Preparing for a job interview Hi everyone! I am currently getting ready for the rare occurrence of a job interview, which is coming up in a few days. I am really excited about the interview because it is with a great company, but I’m also really nervous because…

Jen Cwiok …AMNH Digital Projects Manager

by Melanie Masserant, Head Editor, INALJ NYC Jen Cwiok …AMNH Digital Projects Manager Melanie:  Can you tell us about your current job and how you found it? Jen:  I am currently the Digital Projects Manager at the American Museum of Natural History Research Library. I learned about the position through Metro’s job list. I am…

Peter Szabo …Music Librarian

by Dawn Thompson, Head Editor, INALJ Ohio Peter Szabo …Music Librarian Dawn:  How did you find your job at the Music Librarian at Ohio Wesleyan University? Peter:  The Music Library Association’s web site (http://www.musiclibraryassoc.org/).  They have a list of current openings that relate to various kinds of music librarian positions.   Dawn: Tell us a little bit…

Meet Tiwanna Nevels: INALJ Alabama Assistant Editor

by Rachael Altman, Head Editor, INALJ Alabama Meet Tiwanna Nevels: INALJ Alabama Assistant Editor and Acquisitions, Collections & Assessment Manager at the Levi Watkins Learning Center at Alabama State University Searching for jobs is an adventure. Searching for jobs in the state of Alabama sounds like a daunting task, but, to my surprise, there are…

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…

Ryan Jones …In Six

Reposted from 4/6/12 & 8/30/12 My interview with success story Ryan Naomi: How did you find your current job? Ryan: I found my current position at the Maine State Library Job List. I really wanted to move back to New England, so I created a portfolio of region-specific resources long before applying anywhere. After identifying…