Tag Archive for library of congress

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…

Kate Theimer …of ArchivesNext

Naomi House’s interview with Kate of ArchivesNext formerly entitled Kate Theimer …In Six and published on 2/13/12 Naomi: What blogs should we be reading? Kate: Well, mine of course (http://archivesnext.com )! I’m sure your readers already follow library bloggers, so for archives I like The Bigger Picture from the Smithsonian Institution Archives and The Signal…

Meredith Lowe of Archives Gig

My interview with the founder of Archives Gig, Meredith Lowe! Naomi: What made you start your blog? Meredith: I was already gathering archives job announcements for the job listserv at University of Wisconsin – Madison SLIS (my employer), and I thought that I could create a service to do the same thing, but to a…

Fallon Bleich …Success Story

Naomi House’s interview with success story and INALJ Arkansas Head Editor,  Fallon. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Fallon:  I actually just happened to use my networking and bragging on myself skills to get it. I was working in a different department and when I heard that another GIS tech was leaving, I…

Alexandra Carter …Librarian and Success Story

My interview with success story Alexandra Naomi: How did you find your current job? Alexandra: I never would have expected this, but I actually found out about the job via a posting on Monster.com, which isn’t generally the greatest source for library jobs. I did see the same posting later on a library-related listserv, but…

Quaid Long …Success Story

My interview with success story Quaid! Naomi: How did you find your current job? Quaid: Like most of us – scouring multiple job sites and listservs every day and networking (although not as much as I should – it’s a skill I’m constantly trying to improve). Naomi: Favorite library you have been to? Quaid: I…

Megan Threats …Success Story

Naomi House’s interview with success story Megan. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Megan:  I received my MSLIS degree in May 2013 from the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. During my final semester, I created a resource guide of websites that posted LIS-related job openings. Although I began my career search…

Jessica Schmidt …Success Story

My interview with success story Jessica Naomi: How did you find your current job? Jessica: I actually found my current job on Naomi’s I Need a Library Job daily list. I checked every one that came to my email and applied to this job on a whim because it was the last day they were…

Sarah Deringer …Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with success story Sarah, INALJ Mississippi, Head Editor.  Check out her articles for INALJ here. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Sarah:  I was previously working at the Paoli Public Library as a part-time Library Aide until December 2012.…

Denise Kane …INALJ Contributor

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with librarian Denise. Naomi:  What is your dream job and why? Denise:  My dream job would be to work in an academic or federal library. Although, I really am not too picky. I really enjoy technical services, reference and instruction so…

R. David Lankes …In Six

I discovered R. David Lankes wonderful Virtual Dave…Real Blog through The Unquiet Librarian’s blog.  From 1/3/2012 Naomi: What is your dream job and why? R. David: Honestly, I have my dream job. As a professor I get to work with librarians all over the world, I get paid to think, and I teach the most amazing…

Camille Salas… MLS Student and Intern with Viewshare.org

by Sandra Hoyer, Head Editor, INALJ Washington Camille Salas… MLS Student and Intern with Viewshare.org Sandra:  Hi, Camille, tell us about yourself. Where are you from and how did you come to be a part of the LIS community? Camille: I am currently a second year MLS student at the University of Maryland’s iSchool focusing…

Lydia Willoughby …Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with success story Lydia. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Lydia:  I saw the job posting on the Vermont Library Association website. Naomi:  Favorite library you have been to? Lydia:  The Library of Congress, but I also have a…

Emily Aldridge …Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with success story Emily. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Emily:  I found my current position by scouring the listservs as well as the state postings, including the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. Naomi:  Favorite library you have…

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…

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…

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,…

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.…

Jordon Sly …In Six

Reposted from 1/5/12 Naomi: How did you find your current job? Jordon: TRAK Records and Library. I met Maura Barnes, a representative from TRAK at the Federal Librarians’ Networking Symposium that was held at the LOC over the last summer. She and I phoned back and forth for many months and finally she and I…

Christa Ruth-Coleman …In Six

My interview with INALJ success story, Christa Naomi: How did you find your current job? Christa: I found my current job through the INALJ digest! I looked through the states I was interested in and then went through the list of websites on the resource page. After so much time job searching, I had a…

Shaula Stephenson …In Six

My interview with success story Shaula Naomi: How did you find your current job? Shaula: I found my current job, appropriately enough, on the INALJ.com daily digest. I remember vividly sitting on my couch on a Saturday morning reading the job description and thinking, “this includes pieces of almost every job I’ve ever had. I…

Reed David …In Six

My interview with success story Reed Naomi: How did you find your current job? Reed: I first heard about it from an e-mail sent to the Music Library Association’s listserv. It was posted on INALJ as well. Naomi: Favorite library you have been to? Reed: My favorite libraries include the Library of Congress (although the…

Maria M. Bonet …In Six

My interview with INALJ success story Maria Naomi: How did you find your current job? Maria: While I had been looking through the LAC Group’s job adverts for a while, I actually saw the job I was hired for–a contract with the Library of Congress as a Library Assistant or Library Materials Handler–in the INALJ…

Lauren Najdul …In Six

My interview with INALJ success story Lauren Naomi: How did you find your current job? Lauren: I found my current job listed on Naomi’s daily email as well as on the LLAGNY website. Naomi: Favorite library you have been to? Lauren: My favorite library is the Library of Congress. Naomi: Favorite book? Lauren: Favorite books…

Stephanie Sendaula …In Six

Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Stephanie: Some of my library-related passions are digital outreach and digital reference. Thankfully, I have been fortunate enough to do both throughout my library career. Naomi: If you could take any of your hobbies and create a job out of them or integrate it into your job…

Marianne Giltrud …In Six

Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Marianne: I am a big picture person which is somewhat a rarity in our profession. Therefore, I do approach things rather differently than most library professionals. And, while I am somewhat introverted, my dream job would consist of writing, presenting, researching and working with people to achieve…

Jenna Edwards …In Six

Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Jenna: My dream job is a job that lets me combine my passion for historical research with the preservation of historical records. The National Park Service is the best of both worlds, because I get to work with unique collections that span many topics and see the…

Joanna DiPasquale …In Six

Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Joanna: I’m so happy to say that I think I am pretty close to my dream job at Vassar! My dream job is to manage a team (as well as do some of the hands-on coding) that digitizes and provides access to information through innovative approaches, allowing…

Carla Sarratt …In Six

An interview with Carla Sarratt Naomi:What is your dream job and why? Carla:My dream job would definitely be at the Library of Congress. All of those books, history, and culture in one big building? Yes, please. Naomi:If you could take any of your hobbies and create a job out of them or integrate it into…