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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…

Off the Beaten Path: a Blueprint for LIS Career Moves

Off the Beaten Path: a Blueprint for LIS Career Moves Q&A with Dr. Sandra Hirsh by Alison Peters, INALJ Contributor As a San José State University iSchool student, I’d heard of Dr. Sandra Hirsh, iSchool Director, and her many, many accomplishments, projects and accolades. But I was not expecting to speak with such a happy,…

Tips for Boosting Your Presence in the LIS Community

Tips for Boosting Your Presence in the LIS Community by Angie Solis, Senior Editor Being a part of the INALJ team means that I’m surrounded by many amazing people who rock my world every day with their knowledge and ability to be superstars in the LIS community. Seriously, it’s like I know celebrities.  I find…

Don’t Discount the Digital Community

Don’t Discount the Digital Community by Sarah Morrison, Senior Assistant, INALJ Alberta and INALJ Manitoba I’ve noticed an underlying feeling that pervades discussion of the internet, introversion, and community. It’s one of those things that isn’t always explicit, and I don’t have one or two “exposé” links to point to for proof. But there seems…

Using LinkedIn to facilitate the job search

Using LinkedIn to Facilitate the Job Search By Svetlana Symonenko, INALJ California Social networks have become the channel of choice for the latest news, friends’ updates, deals, local events, weekend ideas, and many other things. But, how commonly are they used to search for jobs and/or promote yourself in the job market? Not long ago,…

On celebrating all victories in the job hunt

On celebrating all victories in the job hunt by Mary-Michelle Moore, Senior Editor One of the greatest things about volunteering as a senior editor for INALJ is the opportunity to see and work with people who have found jobs/internships/volunteer opportunities using our site.   My favorite INALJ articles to read and to write are the success…

Ask a Special Librarian – February Edition

Ask a Special Librarian Tracy Z. Maleeff Library Resources Manager at Duane Morris LLP in Philadelphia @LibrarySherpa & LibrarySherpa.com Lucky for you, the special librarian saw a shadow and now we have at least six more weeks of the “Ask a Special Librarian” column! I was thrilled to see the great response from my inaugural installment of…

Using Social Media for Your Job Search

by Alexandra Janvey, former Head Editor, INALJ Iowa previously published 6/24/13 Using Social Media for the Job Search Social media has become an increasingly popular pastime within the last few years. However, sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn can also be utilized professionally as an effective job search tool. Social media is just another…

Meet Michael Rodriguez: INALJ Assistant Editor, Librarian & Faculty

by Tracy Wasserman, Senior Assistant, INALJ Florida Meet Michael Rodriguez: INALJ Assistant Editor, Librarian & Faculty Meet Michael Rodriguez, INALJ Florida Assistant Editor and Faculty Library at Hodges University in Naples/ Fort Myers, Florida * Photo credit to Lynn Elliott, Florida Library Association, via Flickr Tracy: Tell us about your history in working in libraries. Michael:…

Exploring Alternative Library Careers via Linkedin Groups

by Joy Rodriguez, former Head Editor, INALJ Delaware previously published 8/1/13 Exploring Alternative Library Careers via Linkedin Groups Joining groups on Linkedin is a great way to expand your professional network and keep track of the latest information in the LIS world. Several articles have been written on how to manage and network via LinkedIn…

Using LinkedIn to Jumpstart Your Job Search

by Mandi Goodsett Using LinkedIn to Jumpstart Your Job Search Until my job search really got going, I had a LinkedIn profile but it was pretty barren and pathetic. Does that sound familiar to you? If so, you might want to consider taking another look at your profile and instead of letting this resource sit…

Elevating your Elevator Speech

by Alexis Rohlfing, Head Editor, INALJ New Hampshire previously published 5/21/13 Elevating your Elevator Speech We’ve all been told, at one time or another, that we need to perfect our elevator speech. The very name makes you think of something out of Mad Men– a chance encounter that leads to a pitch that leads to…

Emerging Technologies – Social media

by Holly Boyer, Head Editor, INALJ Virginia Emerging Technologies – Social media As a recent MLIS graduate, job seeker, and INALJ Virginia head editor, I have been reading a lot of job ads. I’ll be honest, occasionally I don’t understand what all of the required/preferred qualifications mean, which usually leads me straight to Google. Early on…

Crafting your LinkedIn Summary

by Bradley Woodruff, Head Editor, INALJ Wisconsin Crafting your LinkedIn Summary If you’re a LinkedIn user, you may have pondered over the summary portion of your profile. What IS the LinkedIn summary for? Your profile already summarizes your work history, education, experience, volunteer work, and every accomplishment you’ve made. The Summary? That’s what grabs whoever…

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…

Karen Hiebert …Success Story

Naomi House’s interview with success story Karen. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Karen:  In the last semester of my MLIS program, I applied for an internship locally. While there, I applied through the Broward County careers website through the advice of my supervisor while on my internship at Tamarac Library. After my…

JJ Pionke …Success Story

Naomi House’s interview with success story JJ. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? JJ:  My job was posted on INALJ as well as alajoblist.  Admittedly, I saw it on the alajoblist first. Naomi:  Favorite library you have been to? JJ:  I adore the British Library but keep in mind that I spent a…

Karen Klein …Success Story

Naomi House’s interview with success story Karen. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Karen:  A classmate from GSLIS e-mailed me. She wasn’t sure if I was still looking for work or not, but she reached out to me. I’m definitely grateful she did. It taught me the importance of keeping my LinkedIn up…

Cardmunch, store business cards on your phone

. . . by Duda Trickovic, . Head Editor, INALJ New Brunswick and INALJ Prince Edward Island Cardmunch, a new way to store business cards on your phone In today’s digital world I am still getting a lot of information on paper. I am trying to convert everything in digital form but that is not always easy. One of the…

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…

Margaret Irons …Founder of LibraryJobs.ie

Naomi House’s interview with the Founder of LibraryJobs.ie, Margaret. Naomi:  How did you come to work for (or start) LibraryJobs.ie? Margaret:  LibraryJobs.ie had been on my mind for years. I even bought a domain name many years ago but it just never got off the ground. Many conversations with my friend Barry and years later it came…

Michael McWilliams …Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with success story Michael. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Michael:  An email listing through the comm_lissa@eden.rutgers.edu group mailbox listing; guess I was at the right place at the right time and the job and I found each other.…

Searching for Jobs Using Apps

by Elena Bubelich, Head Editor, INALJ Quebec Searching for Jobs Using Apps (for smartphones and tablets) Over the last few years, smartphones and tablets have become accessible for most people. For owners of these devices they have even become an essential tool, especially after many useful applications appeared (here application means software for a mobile…

Naomi House …In Six

A self-directed interview ;) Reposted from 12/29/2011 and 1/27/12 A snapshot of my vision for INALJ from 2011 What is your dream job and why? Naomi: This! I love being able to do reference by day and nights and weekends focusing on INALJ.com, FB, Twitter and LinkedIn. I would love to grow INALJ this next…

Henry Mensch …Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with success story Henry. Naomi:  How did you find your current internship and can you tell us more about what you do there? Henry:  It was a short search, actually. I had in mind a few places that might provide awesome…

Sarah Porter …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, Head Editor of INALJ California. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Sarah:  I started working for the Santa Barbara Public Library in 2008, as a Library Page. In 2010, I moved up to a Library…

Susanne Markgren of LISJobs Career Q&A …In Six

My interview with Susanne of LISJobs Career Q&A Naomi: What made you interested in starting your online Career Q&A? Susanne: Career Q&A with the Library Career People began as a column in the online newsletter Information Career Trends in 2003 and is still under the auspices of LISjobs.com. My co-author, Tiffany Allen, and I have…

Jobs, Hope, and Community

***Want to find ALL our jobs?  They all live at this link, INALJ Daily Jobs*** Jobs, Hope, and Community by Amy Nickless. I’m not a INALJ “success story”, but maybe in the future I will be.  However, that doesn’t mean I don’t recognize the value of the site and its efforts.  Naomi House did a…

Raymond Pun …Reference/Research Librarian

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with Library Journal 2012 Mover & Shaker Raymond. Naomi:  How did you find your job as a Reference/Research Librarian? Raymond:  In August 2006, I started out as an undergraduate intern as a history major processing and boxing up Holocaust archives in the Dorot…

Top 5 LinkedIn Groups for Library Job Seekers

There are many places you can interact online with other library job seekers. What I love about LinkedIn is that overall the discussions tend to lean towards being more professional than they do on Facebook, Twitter and other sites. In no particular order: INALJ- The I need a Library job Group : I founded this…

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…

Let’s really get LinkedIn

by Africa Hands, Head Editor, INALJ Kentucky Let’s really get LinkedIn If you’re like many people, you received an invitation to join LinkedIn years ago when it first launched and just ignored the invite. Then you received another invitation a couple months or years later, and thought, “What the heck, I’ll join.” So you “joined”…

Scott Wiebensohn …Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with multiple-time success story Scott.  See Scott’s previous interview on INALJ too! Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Scott:  I found my Manager of Digital Library Services postion at Jones eGlobal Library through an old classmate from the University…

Ryan Siriwardene …Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily  Naomi House’s interview with success story Ryan. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Ryan:  I was on a solo roadtrip from Melbourne to Cairns last year in November, Moreton Bay posted the ‘Senior Library Assistant’ position on a Job seeking website called…

Ann Marie Leonard …Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with success story Ann. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Ann Marie:  My answer is a bit more complicated than most. My story is more about how I arrived at the idea of exploring career paths outside of the…

John Shank …Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with success story John. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? John:  I was in a grant funded position at Bryn Mawr College Libraries and was looking for a permanent innovative position within the Mid-Atlantic region in and came across…

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…

Michele Lucero of LAC Group…In Six

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with LAC Group’s Michele. Naomi:  How did you come to work for LAC Group? Michele:  LAC Group, http://www.lac-group.com/, placed me at me in my former position at the LA Law Library. I had always heard and known about LAC from association events…

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…