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Meredith McGowan …Success Story

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Naomi House’s interview with Meredith McGowan, success story and librarian! Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Meredith:  I contacted a grad school friend of mine who worked in the contracting services business.  She was able to connect me with a wonderful recruiter who has consistently kept me employed for the last year.  …

Interview with Janssen of Everyday Reading

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. . by Emily Guier, Head Editor, INALJ Wyoming Interview with Janssen of Everyday Reading Emily’s interview with Janssen, of the blog Everday-Reading.com, who started blogging in 2006 to chronicle the books they were reading and so much more! Also follow on Twitter @EverydayReading. Emily: What is your librarian background? Janssen: I did a master’s degree in library…

Alexandra Carter …Librarian and Success Story

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My interview with success story Alexandra Naomi: How did you find your current job? Alexandra: I never would have expected this, but I actually found out about the job via a posting on Monster.com, which isn’t generally the greatest source for library jobs. I did see the same posting later on a library-related listserv, but…

Jennifer Snoek-Brown …Reel Librarians Blogger and Success Story

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My interview with INALJ success story, Jennifer who also founded the blog, Reel Librarians  “a website and blog exploring hundreds of portrayals of librarians in film and what these reel librarians represent.” Naomi: How did you find your current job? Jennifer: Multiple sources, including INALJ, Craigslist, and state library jobline postings. INALJ actually helped me…

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…

Helen Kim …Success Story and Archivist

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My interview with success story, Helen Naomi: How did you find your current job? Helen: I just joined the staff at Visual Communications, an Asian American media arts nonprofit in the Little Tokyo neighborhood in downtown LA. As their Preservation Manager, I work with a lot of AV materials. I have a long history with…

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…

Jeremiah Paschke-Wood …Success Story

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Naomi House’s interview with success story Jeremiah. Naomi: How did you find your current job? Jeremiah: I think it was on inalj.com. In March I was browsing through state employment pages and just thought “Hey, why not apply for this?” A couple months later I got a request for more information, interviewed and was offered…

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…

Jessica Schmidt …Success Story

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My interview with success story Jessica Naomi: How did you find your current job? Jessica: I actually found my current job on Naomi’s I Need a Library Job daily list. I checked every one that came to my email and applied to this job on a whim because it was the last day they were…

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…

Lessa Pelayo-Lozada …Success Story

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My interview with success story Lessa Naomi: How did you find your current job? Lessa: I originally saw the job posted on the CALIX listserv and then saw it posted again on the INALJ Daily Digest. The application was interesting because it had to be turned in completely via snail mail. No electronic copies would…

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…