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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…

Sarah Keller …In Six

My interview with success story, Sarah Naomi: How did you find your current job? Sarah: I found my current job through a combination of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners job listings http://mblc.state.ma.us/jobs/index.php and indeed.com. But I was going http://inalj.com a variety of RSS feeds, and going to various town/library/school websites to make sure I…

Yandee Vazquez …In Six

My interview with success story and INALJ volunteer, Yandee! Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Yandee:  I found my current position through a hodgepodge of library listservs, job finding websites, and any random page of information-related jobs that I put together over the course of 2 years. Pouring over the list of jobs…

Lydia Redding …In Six

My interview with success story (and former classmate), Lydia Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Lydia:  I actually first saw the posting for my job on INALJ, which I check religiously. I typically start with the INALJ daily email from the day before to check the newest postings. Then I visit the Pennsylvania…

Robin Rockman …In Six

My interview with success story and INALJ volunteer, Robin! Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Robin:  BCCLS, which is a large consortium in New Jersey of mostly northern NJ libraries has a great and very active Jobs board.  I would say 90% of the jobs I applied to and interviewed with were through…

Tanya Koukeyan …In Six

My interview with success story, Tanya Naomi: How did you find your current job? Tanya: I set an Indeed.com job alert for “Prospect Researcher” and it popped into my inbox one day.   Naomi: Favorite library you have been to? Tanya: It’s still my hometown library, the Pasadena Main Branch Library. The walls are mahogany-paneled,…

Kathy Elliott …In Six

My interview with success story, Kathy Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Kathy:  As soon as I was accepted into an MLIS program, I joined the San Diego Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (SLA-SD). And it paid off. I met San Diego Zoo Global librarian Talitha Matlin, asked if she needed volunteers,…

Ashley Stevens …In Six

My interview with success story,  Ashley Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Ashley:  I found my position through Archives Gig which then redirected me to USAjobs.gov. Naomi:  Favorite library you have been to? Ashley:  The Seattle Public Library.  I love the architectural design of the building, their use of library-related objects as art,…

Sarah Lucchesi …In Six

My interview with INALJ success story, Sarah Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Sarah:  I found it on the INALJ daily e-mail. As soon as I read the job description I knew it would be a perfect fit. I feel so lucky to have found a job that combines everything I wanted to…

Molly Riley …In Six

My interview with success story, Molly! Naomi: How did you find your current job? Molly: I learned about my current job from my personal and professional community here in Santa Barbara. For that matter, I learned about the residency position I held last year from my professional community in Seattle. I always tire of talking…

Ross Todd …In Six

Reposted from 3/9/12 My interview with one of my favorite Rutgers professors, Ross Todd Naomi: Favorite library you have been to? (and it talks a little about my favorite thing about libraries/library technology) Ross: In recent years I have had several opportunities to visit the historic city of Zadar, Croatia, a walled town on the…

Carrie Wardzinski …In Six

Naomi: How did you find your current job? Carrie:   I subscribe to a listserv that the Pittsburgh Chapter of SLA puts out.  Each week, jobs in the region are compiled and emailed through the listserv.  During one particular week, three jobs in theological libraries popped up and I felt compelled to apply to all three…

Yago Cura …In Six

Naomi:  What is your dream job and why? Yago: I would love to work as an academic librarian at a state college or university with a small but respectable creative writing program and help them develop curriculum and programs that champion Latin American poetry, in general, and U.S. Latino poetry, specifically. I could easily transmit…

Mara Egherman …In Six

My interview with success story, Mara M J Egherman, MA, MLIS Naomi: How did you find your current job? Mara:  I was told about a potential opening at my current place of employment, a small liberal arts college, by a librarian at that college while attending an Iowa ACRL conference hosted at that same college.…

Mary McGregor …In Six

My interview with success story, Mary Naomi: How did you find your current job? Mary: Authentic networking: I joined the New York City School Library Association during my last semester of library school. I went to the meetings and I participated. I spoke with school librarians and administrators. When someone from the Library Services team…

Deborah Hamilton …In Six

My interview with success story, Deborah Naomi: How did you find your current job? Deborah: I originally found the posting for my current job on the website for the Texas Library Association’s Jobline, which I learned about from INALJ. Naomi: Favorite library you have been to? Deborah: My favorite library is the Central Branch of…

David McBee …In Six

My interview with success story, David Naomi: How did you find your current job? David: I was regularly checking USAjobs and I also saw the job in the INALJ daily listing. I definitely found it useful to check both of those resources as well as Indeed.com to see available jobs. Naomi: Favorite library you have…