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A Substitute Librarian’s Survival Guide

Wordle word cloud from 2013 of words found on INALJ all of them are library and job related

by Laura Miller previously published 12/29/14 A Substitute Librarian’s Survival Guide I have been a substitute librarian since February 2007 and find my work very rewarding.  I work in two different public library systems and both systems have me working in multiple library branches- wherever the need for a substitute is. I love the variety…

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…

Libraries, hey? That could be a dissertation topic

Libraries, hey? That could be a dissertation topic by Jen Li, INALJ Contributor I begin with a confession. I claim to be a lover of books, reading, and libraries, and indeed during the course of my PhD research, I have visited over seventy libraries in several countries, amassed a number of library cards, and borrowed…

For the Love of “Librarian”

Naomi House standing in front of a mural

by Naomi House, MLIS For the Love of “Librarian” Anyone who has been following INALJ even for a short period of time will have come to know just how passionate I can be about outside-the-box and non-traditional jobs for librarians and library staff. I even have a list of mostly non-Librarian Keywords for Job Searching…

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…

On Being a Secret Librarian

by Nena Schvaneveldt, former Head Editor, INALJ Utah previously published 5/16/13 On Being a Secret Librarian For the last year or so, I’ve been a secret librarian. Let me explain. A few months after I got a paraprofessional job in a library after grad school, I made a decision to not advertise that I had…

Meredith McGowan …Success Story

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions 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…

INALJ Jobs

INALJ Jobs  Our most extensive online resource for jobs for information professionals, librarians, knowledge managers and those in related fields USA   •   Canada •   International •   Post a Job JOBS 2021 INALJ Jobs 2020 INALJ Jobs 2019 INALJ Jobs 2018 INALJ Jobs 2017 INALJ Jobs 2016 INALJ Jobs State pages with more resources USA –…

Ask Naomi: But I want to be a Librarian

While one of my great missions with INALJ is to expose library staff and librarians to jobs outside the “L” word/world by focusing on your skill sets, if you have really asked yourself do I want a job or a library job and answered “library, definitely” then what can you do to get a job…