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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…

Annie Pho …Success Story

Reposted from 11/27/12 Naomi House’s interview with success story, Annie Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Annie:  I saw the job listed in various places but the first place was in the ALA Think Tank Facebook group. Networking matters, even if it’s online. Naomi:  Favorite library you have been to? Annie:  I previously…

Ellen Mehling …In Six

Reposted from 3/1/12 My interview with the multi-talented Ellen, of L.I.U.’s Palmer School of Library and Information Science and METRO Naomi: 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? Ellen: I love silent movies, especially comedies,…

Kim Dority …In Six

My interview with Kim Dority reposted from 12/12/11 and 3/14/12 Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Kim: Doing exactly what I’m doing now! I’m self-employed, so I have the freedom to work on whatever projects I want, I have an ability to have a positive impact on the lives of people I care…

Nicole LaMoreaux …Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with success story Nicole. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Nicole:  I found my job with FIT through the college’s website. I started library school with the hope that I would one day become a fashion librarian and working…

Barbara Walker …Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily :) Naomi House’s interview with success story Barbara. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Barbara:  My former lead librarian let me know about an email she had received stating Dallas ISD had several openings for librarians. Since school had already begun, it…

Dina Schuldner …Success Story

Naomi House’s interview with success story Dina. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Dina:  I worked at the Mineola Memorial Library as an Adult Page for two years until I received my degree, my NYS Public Library Certification, and received a position on the Nassau County Civil Service Librarian I list by taking…

Kristin Moo …Success Story

Naomi House’s interview with success story, Kristin. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Kristin:  I met a CPL branch manager while working on a class project. As I interviewed him for my assignment, we talked a bit about my career goals and experience. He ended up recommending me to the coordinator of the…

Patrica Finnerty …Success Story

Naomi House’s interivew with Patrica Finnerty, Outreach Librarian for the Pioneer Library System in Canandaigua, NY. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Pat:  On the local regional library council website. It was also listed on INALJ as well. Thanks Naomi! Naomi:  Favorite library you have been to? Pat:  My college library at St.…

Rachel Somerville …In Six

My interview with INALJ success story Rachel Naomi: How did you find your current job? Rachel: I heard about and became interested in the company through a friend and then saw the job posting on INALJ! Other places I looked were ALA Joblist, Indeed.com, and a few local listservs. Naomi: Favorite library you have been…

Monique Lowe …Success Story

My interview with success story, Monique Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Monique:  Since a couple months before graduating (August 2011) I put a great deal of focus on the job hunt. I utilized my school’s employment site (iTrack), list servs and other employment websites. I was still working part time for U of M…

Liz Thompson …Success Story

My interview with success story, Liz Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Liz:  I scoured the online resources (INALJ and ala.org to name but a few) weekly.  I also volunteered for as many professional events and groups as my time allowed.  I’ve heard that professional networking is crucial to finding and being offered…

Zoe Fisher …Success Story

My interview with success story, Zoe Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Zoe:  I saw the job posting on the ACRL-NW (Association of College & Research Libraries – Northwest) listserv. I wasn’t sure whether or not to apply at first because I knew I’d have to relocate, but I decided to give it…

Lauren Linn …Success Story

My interview with success story, Lauren Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Lauren:  I worked in higher education prior to returning to school for my MSIS and always wanted to continue my professional career in that environment.  After graduation from my program, I actively pursued positions in academic libraries but also monitored all…

Benjamin Nanamaker …Success Story

My interview with success story, Benjamin Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Benjamin:  I can’t remember which of the countless number of job posting RSS feeds I found my current job advertised on, but I do remember where I found the bulk of them. Last summer, Jazmin Idakaar posted a link on her…

Rich Clegg …Success Story

My interview with success story, Rich Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Rich:  Although I used INALJ to apply to many positions, searching simplyhired.com was how I found my current position.  The job description was posted in INALJ about a day after I found it searching SimplyHired. Naomi:  Favorite library you have been…

Rosalyn Alleman …Success Story

My interview with success story, Rosalyn Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Rosalyn :  A former superior approached me earlier this year about taking on a customer service assessment and improvement project in the FMCSA. When I found out my contract at the NTL was ending September 30, I followed up on it, and was hired in October by Phase…

Jonathan Manton …Success Story

My interview with success story, Jonathan Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Jonathan:  – Code4lib jobs website (http://jobs.code4lib.org/) Naomi:  Favorite library you have been to? Jonathan:  – Difficult to pick one. It would be between the Bodleian Library in Oxford UK, Sterling Memorial Library at Yale, or Green Library at Stanford. Naomi:  Favorite…

Elena Gleason …Success Story

My interview with success story, Elena Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Elena:  The story of how I found my job is pretty ordinary, which just goes to show that you don’t need to have an “in” or a special approach in order to land a job. When I was job hunting, I…

Jonathan Harrison …Success Story

My interview with success story, Jonathan Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Jonathan:  Scouring my current workplace’s job page.  Already being a worker, even though I was quarter time, got me an interview which lead to me being hired. Naomi:  Favorite library you have been to? Jonathan:  I would say the downtown public…

Scott Wiebensohn …Success Story

My interview with success story, Scott Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Scott:  I found my East St. Louis Community College Center Library Director position through a professional contact on LinkedIn and my Learning Resource Center Manager job at Sanford-Brown College – Collinsville through an old college roommate.  Yes, I work a full-time…

Erin Wenz …In Six

My interview with INALJ volunteer and success story, Erin Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Erin:  I have been lucky to work with the wonderful people at my current employer for the past few years.  When a professional librarian position opened up, I jumped at the chance to apply.  Of course, the position was…