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Jobs! Got to Catch Them All!!

by Leigh Milligan, Senior Editor previously published 8/11/14 Jobs! Got to Catch Them All!! I love Pokémon games! I have been playing Pokémon since the red and blue editions were on Game Boy. I am now playing the newest one Pokémon X for 3DS and I can’t put it down. I love that there are so many…

Creative Ideas for Selling at Comic Cons

Creative Ideas for Selling at Comic Cons by Leigh Milligan, Senior Editor Creativity is one of my strongest skills.  I just never really knew how to use it in my everyday life. And then I met my fiancé.  He’s really into old school video games and making things, I love pop culture and making things.…

What to do when you are #ALAleftbehind

What to do when you are #ALAleftbehind by Leigh Milligan, Senior Editor   Unfortunately, I rarely get to go to ALA conferences, unless it’s local in or near Philadelphia. I currently don’t work in a library so my employer will not pay for it and I have yet to receive funding from different conference sponsorship…

My #PositiveVibes Campaign

My #PositiveVibes Campaign By Leigh Milligan, Senior Editor Why #PositiveVibes? This all started during an #INALJchat on positivity on the job search. My good buddy Claire Schmieder then fellow senior editor now volunteer coordinator, tweeted at me during the chat #PositiveVibes. I got a really good feeling from that, and then it hit me, why…

Top 25 INALJ Articles of 2014

by Naomi House, MLIS Top 25 INALJ Articles of 2014 We are very lucky at INALJ to have some amazing bloggers and guest bloggers.  In 2014 these were the most widely read articles/blog posts.  At the very end of this posting you will find the top 125 blog posts for 2014 along with their page…

Ten Conference Tips for a First Timer

by Leigh Milligan, Head Editor, INALJ Pennsylvania previously published 2/21/14 Ten Conference Tips for a First Timer Last weekend, I went to my first big library conference, ALA Mid-Winter in Philadelphia, PA. I was very nervous and jittery going into this conference. It was my first conference, and I went by myself since my other librarian friends had…

Jennifer Lau-Bond…ipl2 Manager of Reference Services

by Leigh Milligan, Senior Editor, INALJ Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee Jennifer Lau-Bond…ipl2 Manager of Reference Services I have been volunteering with the Internet Public Library (ipl2) since I started library classes at Drexel University in 2009. I loved volunteering with the ipl2 so much, I continued volunteering after I graduated and…

Five Tips for Interviewing Candidates Who Use a Wheelchair

by Leigh Milligan, Senior Editor, INALJ Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee Five Tips for Interviewing Candidates Who Use a Wheelchair In September I wrote the blog, Five Tips on Going on an Interview in A Wheelchair. The blog actually was a success, and I received some very positive feedback. One of…

Positivity and Leadership through Tweet Chats

by Leigh Milligan, Senior Editor, INALJ Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee Positivity and Leadership through Tweet Chats So a few months ago, Naomi announced that she would be starting #INALJchat. I did not really know what this would entail, as I never did a tweet chat before or spend much time on…

Five Tips on Going on an Interview in a Wheelchair

by Leigh Milligan, Senior Editor, INALJ Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee Five Tips on Going on an Interview in a Wheelchair I work in an accessible library in a rehabilitation hospital that caters specifically to patrons in wheelchairs. Most of these patients suffer from spinal cord injury, brain injury or amputation. Some…

5 Tips for Conquering the Exhibits Hall

by Leigh Milligan, Head Editor, INALJ Pennsylvania 5 Tips for Conquering the Exhibits Hall Since its conference season and there are a lot of great conferences coming up such as ALA Annual, SLA’s conference and many others, I figured I would do another conference tips article since my last one Ten Conference Tips for a First Timer was…

Confidence Goes a Long Way

by Leigh Milligan, Head Editor, INALJ Pennsylvania Confidence Goes a Long Way Once upon a time back in 2011, I graduated library school. I was getting called into interviews left and right. I had been volunteering at a public library and had many great skills and qualifications to share. But it never got back the interview stage. I…

Celebrate Banned Books Year Round!

by Leigh Milligan, Head Editor, INALJ Pennsylvania Celebrate Banned Books Year Round! So a few weeks ago I was shopping at my favorite tea shop in Historic Smithville NJ when I found this gem: Which then reminded me I never wrote part 2 of my 2 -part Banned Books Week Blog, so here it is!…

5 Tips on Combating the Big Bad Stress Monster

by Leigh Milligan, Head Editor, INALJ Wisconsin 5 Tips on Combating the Big Bad Stress Monster With the holidays coming up, it sure can be the most wonderful time of the year, but also, the most stressful time of the year.  The hustle-bustle of gift buying, event planning, cooking holiday meals can all contribute to…

New York ComicCon: A Rewarding Experience for Librarians

by Leigh Milligan, Head Editor, INALJ Wisconsin New York Comic Con: A Rewarding Experience for Librarians On October 10th, I attended New York Comic Con (NYCC) for the first time. I have always heard about it and wanted to go, but never had an opportunity to until this year. NYCC includes pop culture related vendors and artists, as…

Banned Books Week – our top 5

by Leigh Milligan, Head Editor, INALJ Wisconsin Banned Books Week – our top 5 (pt 1) One of my favorite weeks of the year to promote libraries is Banned Books Week. Banned Books Week is the annual celebration of the Freedom to Read.  Libraries and bookstores all over the world bring attention to the problem…

Venus Bradley, Patient Resource Center Manager

Venus Bradley…Patient Resource Center Manager by Leigh Milligan, Head Editor, INALJ Wisconsin For the last year, I have been working with Venus as Lead Library Assistant in the Patient Resource Center at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital and I am very impressed by all the hard work she puts into this very unique library. I am very…

INALJ Summer Reads – you’ll love these books!

by Julie Watson, Head Editor, INALJ Pennsylvania INALJ Summer Reads – you’ll love these books! I asked some of my favorite librarians, who also happen to be INALJ volunteers, what books they are recommending this summer. Here’s what they had to say (and my recommendation as well):     Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy…

Informational Interviewing: A Unique Way to Learn …

by Leigh Milligan, Head Editor, INALJ Pennsylvania and former Head Editor of INALJ Wisconsin Informational Interviewing: A Unique Way to Learn about Libraries and Network at the Same Time One technique in networking and job-hunting that I have been interested in as of late is informational interviewing.  I read a blog post on INALJ last…

Jennifer Snoek-Brown…Reel Librarians Blog

by Leigh Milligan, Head Editor, INALJ Wisconsin Jennifer Snoek-Brown…Reel Librarians Blog Jennifer was previously interviewed as a success story on INALJ. Film and librarians, my two loves! So glad I had the opportunity to interview Jennifer Snoek-Brown on her blog Reel Librarians. Leigh: Please give us a little bit of a summary of what “Reel…

Lanora Melillo…Youth Services Librarian and Webmaster

by Leigh Milligan, Head Editor, INALJ Wisconsin Lanora Melillo…Youth Services Librarian and Webmaster Lanora is my great librarian friend who I met through my MLIS classes at Drexel University.  She has my goal job of what I would like to have in my future of librarianship and I am pleased to share her interesting job…

How to Stand Out on LinkedIn

by Leigh Milligan, Head Editor, INALJ Wisconsin How to Stand Out on LinkedIn A couple weeks ago, I attended a webinar through Drexel University called “How to Stand Out in the LinkedIn Network” The title of the webinar caught my eye and I decided to attend as I love professional development opportunities.  I use LinkedIn…