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Today’s INALJ Jobs Now Updated!

INALJ’s jobs for today have been UPDATED as of 5/22 * ALL INALJ Jobs Found Here * Want motivated LIS ( library & information science ) job hunters to see your job?  Advertise with INALJ *** Sign up for daily email reminders at the bottom of ALL INALJ pages! SPONSORED JOBS (included in the daily pdf along…

Amber Clement: My Superior Librarian

Amber Clement: My Superior Librarian by Kevin Alexander I am very proud of my fiancée, Amber Clement.  She grew up in the Upper Peninsula on the shores of Lake Superior near a small city which boasts the Soo Locks, with accessibility to Soo, Canada, the Mackinac Bridge and other amenities of wildlife and nature.  She grew…

The Linebacker Librarian

My Husband: The Linebacker Librarian by Jaclyn Butz Jesse Butz is 6’2, 365 pounds and looks like a football linebacker. Once, forever ago, he DID play football, but that was many years and a broken back ago…now he’s a librarian. When people walk up to the reference desk at the public library where he works,…

Appreciating Your Staff: It’s Not All Fun, Games and Parties

Appreciating Your Staff: It’s Not All Fun, Games and Parties by Laura Birkenhauer This month, I was thrilled to be appointed head of the Staff Appreciation Committee at my library. Planning parties? Thanking awesome staff? Totally up my alley. My first thought after the initial excitement? “Wait… I’m the head of the Party Planning Committee.…

Wanted: The Next Librarian of Congress

Wanted: The Next Librarian of Congress by Andy Woodworth The next Librarian of Congress will be the most important job placement in our career lifetimes. Originally, I had written “may be” instead of “will be” because I thought the latter would be a bit hyperbolic. Upon further reflection, I made the decision to remove any…

How INALJ Can Help You Get a Job

by Naomi House, MLIS How INALJ Can Help You Get a Job Our extensive jobs lists for the US, Canada and a few virtual & international jobs (6000-9000+ jobs a month) Our advice in articles & blog posts Sponsored jobs Tweets & Facebook posts Private LinkedIn group advice Yup, that about covers it!  INALJ, one…

Resilience During (and Beyond) the Job Hunt

Resilience During (and Beyond) the Job Hunt by Julia Feerrar I once applied for a job that, in many ways, felt like it had been made just for me. I progressed through a phone interview and then an on-campus interview, feeling confident and excited. While of course I knew that there must be quite a…

Managing Student Employees in your 20s

Managing Student Employees in your 20s by Laura Birkenhauer Going from a being a student to managing students can be tough, especially when you still have the baby face and unbounded enthusiasm of a newbie 20-something. So, here are some of the upsides (and cons to steer clear of!) of managing student employees in your…

Avoiding Cinderella Syndrome: Why Every Job Doesn’t Have to be a ‘Perfect’ Fit

by Krystal Corbray, Managing Librarian with Yakima Valley Libraries in Washington State previously published 7/15/14 Avoiding Cinderella Syndrome:  Why Every Job Doesn’t Have to be a ‘Perfect’ Fit Once you’ve been job hunting for a while, things can get a bit…intense. Many job-seekers talk about their employment search as if it’s a full-time job—which is an…

So, you have an interview?

So, you have an interview? by Amy Steinbauer, Senior Assistant, INALJ California I am having a bit of an interview streak. In the past month, I have been on 8 job interviews, and they have all been extremely different. Hopefully, one will pan out into a real job! The following examples mostly pertain to a public…

4 questions to ask before applying to a for-profit university job

Four questions to ask before applying to a for-profit university library job by Rebekah Kati, Senior Assistant, INALJ North Carolina   Libraries at for-profit universities are pretty mysterious.  For-profit universities have libraries and some employ MLS-holding librarians, but accounts of for-profit librarianship are scarce.  I spent four years working as a librarian at a large,…

Prepping for ALA Annual 2015: A Job Seeker’s Perspective

Prepping for ALA Annual 2015: A Job Seeker’s Perspective by Oscar Giurcovich, Senior Editor About 2 weeks before I wrote this blog post, I received an email from ALA asking me to confirm my hotel reservation for Annual in June. “Why are they sending this out so early?” I thought to myself. I then glanced…

Taking Chances and Blooming Where You are Planted

Taking Chances and Blooming Where You are Planted by Heidi Greathouse, Senior Assistant, INALJ New Mexico   So, you may be in a situation in which you haven’t found your dream library job yet or even a library job at all and still are looking.  You may be in library school and will be graduating…

Resume Missteps & Solutions

Resume Missteps & Solutions by Amy Steinbauer, Senior Assistant, INALJ California The job search is a messy, complicated game of employment. It can seem like all of the hiring factors are out of your control. You get excited at job ads and prospects, send your resume and cover letter in, and wait, and wait, and wait.…

5 Ways to Take Control of Your Job Search

5 Ways to Take Control of Your Job Search by Brad McNally, Senior Editor    A job search is an extremely large undertaking. It is easy to let it get out of control and become overwhelming. Recently, a friend of mine was in a show (The Art of Acting Out) about a young man that…

Hello! My name is Heidi Greathouse and…I’m a cataloger!

Hello! My name is Heidi Greathouse and…I’m a cataloger! by Heidi Greathouse, Senior Assistant, INALJ New Mexico   You may be thinking, “cataloging is a dying field!…or “there are still catalogers?”  My reply “Yes, there are catalogers and they are more essential than ever!”  I am not going to tell you why cataloging is important…

How Do You Know When it is Time to Go?

How Do You Know When it is Time to Go? by Rebekah Kati, Senior Assistant, INALJ North Carolina   Leaving a job that you have put significant time and emotional investment into can be difficult to contemplate and it is easy to miss the warning signs – I know it was for me!  I felt…

One Year Done: Lessons from my first year of work!

by Amy Steinbauer, Senior Assistant, INALJ California One Year Done: Lessons from my first year of work!   By the time this is published, I will have my first year of professional library experience under my belt! It has been a really crazy and mixed up year. My personal life has been full of grief and…

Resolve to Communicate in the New Year

By Lisa Iannucci, Senior Assistant, INALJ New Jersey Resolve to Communicate in the New Year As we all move on into a new year, we’ve all probably taken some time to reflect back on the year that just ended. For me, there were job and schedule changes that required some adjustment, and some daily tasks…

Federal Job Application 101

by Holly Boyer, Senior Editor, INALJ Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia  Federal Job Application 101 Let’s say in your quest to find a job (any job in your field!) you stumble across the perfect dream job for you. Yay! I know how exciting this is and that you’ve already told all your family and friends. So…

Decoding the Job Posting

by Cassidy Charles, Senior Assistant, INALJ NYC Decoding the Job Posting As a senior assistant with I Need A Library Job I read through a lot of job posting every week. There is an art to writing a job posting and it is fascinating to read through the different ways similar jobs can be pitched – albeit…

3 Off-the-Beaten-Paths to Librarianship

by Claire Schmieder, Senior Editor previously published 5/23/13 3 Off-the-Beaten-Paths to Librarianship Librarians have so many amazing skills, all of which are transferrable into any number of careers. If you’re having trouble finding a traditional library job, maybe it’s time to start searching for less conventional, but equally as rewarding, positions. Here is a tree-tops…

What I’ve gained from working as a temp librarian

By Harold Rougeux, INALJ Alaska Assistant What I’ve gained from working as a temp librarian After what seemed like an endless string of applications and interviews, I finally had a solid job offer on the table. It had come kind of unexpectedly. I had just finished doing a short online presentation as part of the…

A Change You Might Not Even Notice

by Naomi House, MLIS A Change You Might Not Even Notice Next week INALJ will undergo a significant change in its volunteer structure…and if I was not sharing this with you you might not even notice once it happened.  That is intentional.  The change is to lesson the time each volunteer spends on INALJ, while concentrating…

Leaving Archives for Corporate Work, and Loving It

by Sarah Roark Schott, Head Editor, INALJ Arizona Leaving Archives for Corporate Work, and Loving It There have been a few posts here at INALJ about leaving the Library profession. Veda Darby Soberman, Head Editor of the Hawaii page wrote about it in July last year, and Naomi House, Head of INALJ, wrote a short piece…

The “In” Crowd: Librarian Jobs Beyond the Library

by Naomi House, MLIS The “In” Crowd: Librarian Jobs Beyond the Library As a long time member of SLA and someone who got their start in a specialized library I have been aware my entire library career that ‘librarian’ was just one title LIS grads can have.  One thing I want to emphasize is that…

Letting Go of “Librarian”

by Naomi House, MLIS Letting Go of “Librarian” I love discussing INALJ’s scope and strategy for finding jobs with anyone and everyone I meet.  Often those who are familiar with our INALJ Jobs pages are curious as to why we post more than just the traditional librarian jobs.  Either they are unfamiliar with some of…

Pity Party for One

by Cynthia Engle previously published on 11/9/11 Pity Party for One Recently, a friend asked for advice on how to go about finding a job in the city she just moved to- the same city that I have called home for the last three years. How exciting to be starting a brand new chapter in…

Ask Naomi: How Did You find Your Job?

Ask Naomi: How Did You find Your Job? I am often asked how I found my job. I work for a government contractor as a reference and acquisitions librarian at a federal library. What many people don’t realize is I got that job while I was only half way done with my MLIS. That kismet…

Who has found a job so far?

Who has found a job so far? Back in November of 2011, when INALJ the jobs resource was a year old but INALJ.com was less than a month old, I wrote an article about how many people had found jobs.  My how far we have come.  I have updated it below and hope it gives…

Ask Naomi: expecting different results

Ask Naomi: expecting different results I really do believe that you cannot keep doing what you have always done and expect different results- this applies to the job hunting world as well. If you only apply to one type of job (librarian) or at one type of place (public library, university, etc) and you aren’t…

What to do while you’re looking for a library job…

by Matthew Tansek, Head Editor, INALJ Rhode Island What to do while you’re looking for a library job… As many of you browsing this blog are aware, finding a good LIS job can be quite difficult and time consuming.  Recent grads struggle to find low level positions, and those that are employed often are on…

Taking the Road Less Traveled

by Karly Szczepkowski Taking the Road Less Traveled I was always drawn to the non-traditional aspects of our profession. For me, it was never about working in a building with the letter L on it or in a position with L in the job title. No, for me, it was about using those L skills:…

Library Superstar Dream Jobs

by Emily Guier, Head Editor, INALJ Wyoming Library Superstar Dream Jobs Often, I’ll see a news story about a cool space and know that a librarian is the unsung superstar. That’s right, I said superstar. The following is a list of some dream jobs: 1)      GM Heritage Center, http://www.gmheritagecenter.com/about-gm-heritage-center/. I heard about this archive on…

Library Jobs: Searching Outside-the-box

by Aingeal Stone, Head Editor, INALJ Northwest Territories Library Jobs: Searching Outside-the-box Whether you are a new graduate or a seasoned veteran, job hunting with its attendance cycle of testing, interviewing and rejection can be demoralizing heartbreaking. Often there are too few positions with far too many applicants. In my experience, I have found that…

What Would You Say You Do Here? JOBS!

The impetus behind INALJ (I Need a Library Job) was creating a jobs resource of all the library and information professional jobs we could find and distributing them to as many people as possible. To this end it is mostly the INALJ Daily Digest that is the reason for INALJ, the reason for our success…

Top 10 Job Sites for Librarians & Info Pro’s

reposted from 12/5/11 by Karly Szczepkowski More than just job postings, these are resources, blogs, social media sites and satire that inspire, inform, amuse and distract. In no particular order: 1. Lisjobs.com : Job postings for librarians and information professionals. The site is entirely maintained by Rachel Singer Gordon. One of my favorite places to…