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I can do that! Volunteering in Library Land

I can do that! Volunteering in Library Land by Mary-Michelle Moore, Senior Editor One of the tried and true pieces of library job hunting advice is to get experience in a library – any experience.  If you can’t find a job, volunteer.  The problem with just going to volunteer in a library is the types…

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…

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…

Bragging on the Job Hunt

by Mary-Michelle Moore, Senior Editor, INALJ California, DC, and Illinois Bragging on the Job Hunt I am pretty awesome. No, strike that. I am awesome. Those two statements may not seem different to you but on the job hunt losing the qualifier may make a world of difference. In the most recent leg of my job hunt I’ve…

What to do while you’re waiting – Library Assistant edition

by Mary-Michelle Moore, Senior Editor, INALJ California, DC, and Illinois What to do while you’re waiting – Library Assistant edition Congratulations! You’ve done it – you sent off a beautifully researched, proof-read, edited and complete application packet to your latest dream job listing. Now what? Well if you’re like me and many of my colleagues, you still have…

Sierra L. Campbell… Chicago History Museum & Success Story

by Mary-Michelle Moore, Senior Editor, INALJ California, DC, and Illinois Sierra L. Campbell… Chicago History Museum & Success Story Mary-Michelle: How did you find your current job? Sierra: I found my current job by being in the right place at the right time, otherwise known as luck. No, that’s really what happened. I inquired at the Chicago…

The Job Hunter’s Lament

by Mary-Michelle Moore, Senior Editor previously published 8/29/13 The Job Hunter’s Lament Being a job hunter is not easy. In any economy, in any environment, this is one of the hardest things that you can undergo, job searching is tough. When you think about it, your job influences the rest of your life and relationships…

Cairie R…. Lambda Archives & INALJ Success Story

by Mary-Michelle Moore, Head Editor, INALJ California Cairie R…. Lambda Archives & INALJ Success Story Mary-Michelle: How did you find your current job? Cairie: On the INALJ California page. My most current position at Lambda Archives was from looking at the INALJ page. Mary-Michelle: What is your favorite book? Cairie: Of all time?! That’s impossible. I can…

Creating or recreating your library network after a move

by Mary-Michelle Moore, Head Editor, INALJ California Creating or recreating your library network after a move Whether you’re just starting out in the library community or trying to make new connections after a recent move – trying to create a network from scratch can seem overwhelming. Happily, librarians are a sharing group so there is always someone you…

How Many Librarians Does It Take to Change a Light Bulb?

by Mary-Michelle Moore, Head Editor, INALJ California and former Head Editor, INALJ Vermont previously published 9/30/13 How Many Librarians Does It Take to Change a Light Bulb? Recently, I came across a rather unusual submission requirement mentioned on an INC.com blog; it was a short video segment with Jennifer Walzer, CEO of Backup My Info.…

Top 10 Tips for Reluctant Networkers

Mary-Michelle Moore, Head Editor, INALJ California Top 10 Tips for Reluctant Networkers It’s nearly summer, which means.. Conference season! In addition to the chance to go to presentations and sightsee this is one of the best ways to network with your fellow librarians. Below are ten great tips for networking with colleagues at in-person events. 1. Know…

What to write after they’ve turned you down

by Mary-Michelle Moore, Head Editor, INALJ California What to write after they’ve turned you down Finding a library job can be a difficult process. Even if you are qualified, the interview went well and you did everything in your power to show you are the best candidate, sometimes all of your efforts are not enough and the hiring…

5 Things I’m Grateful For (Librarian Edition)

by Mary-Michelle Moore, Head Editor, INALJ Vermont 5 Things I’m Grateful For (Librarian Edition) It’s the end of the year – which means that it’s time to start reflecting on what has happened this past year and to start making plans for the upcoming one. It’s also the season to take reflection on what I’m…

Cover Letters – Best Practices

by Mary-Michelle Moore, Head Editor, INALJ Vermont Cover Letters – Best Practices Your cover letter may be as important, if not more important, than your resume in a hiring packet.  It is an initial writing sample as well as your introduction to the search committee.  Many people create a boilerplate cover letter to send out…

Mapping out your library career – 3 great reads

by Mary-Michelle Moore, Head Editor, INALJ Vermont Mapping out your library career – 3 great reads How to stay afloat in the academic library job pool edited by Teresa Y Neely  So you want to work as an academic librarian but you’re not sure what the interview process will look like or what the search committee…

10 Takeaways from #SLA2013

by Mary-Michelle Moore, Head Editor, INALJ Vermont 10 Takeaways from #SLA2013 With more than 200 programs and 2,800 attendees the Special Libraries Association recently finished up their annual conference.  The 2013 conference occurred in San Diego, CA and included an unofficial INALJ meet up!  If you are not yet involved in SLA, please consider it…

Professional Organizations: Beyond ALA

by Mary-Michelle Moore, Head Editor, INALJ Vermont Professional Organizations: Beyond ALA  This is part three of a three part series on professional organizations. Part one was published on June 14, and part two was published on June 21. While ALA is the largest and best known of professional library associations, did you know that there…

Professional Organizations: Diversity in ALA

by Mary-Michelle Moore, Head Editor, INALJ Vermont Professional Organizations: Diversity in ALA This is part two of a three part series on professional organizations. Part one was published on June 14, and part three will be available on June 28. Librarians serve many different groups and interests – within the ALA there are several divisions…

Professional Organizations: Divisions of the ALA

by Mary-Michelle Moore, Head Editor, INALJ Vermont Professional Organizations: Divisions of the ALA This is part one of a three part series on professional organizations. Part two will be available on June 21, and part three on June 28. The American Library Association is the largest and most inclusive professional organization in our field and…

3 Great Podcasts for Library News

by Mary-Michelle Moore, Head Editor, INALJ Vermont 3 Great Podcasts for Library News As much as we love our blogs and social media, sometimes it’s better to have something to listen to on the commute or at the gym to help meet our “I learned something today” requirement.  Here’s a list of three great podcasts…

Feed your RSS Reader – Blogs to follow for career advice

by Mary-Michelle Moore, Head Editor, INALJ Vermont Feed your RSS Reader – Blogs to follow for career advice Just because Google Reader is shutting down is no reason not to keep cultivating new RSS feeds for resume, cover letter and general interview advice.  When I graduated from high school, I was told to always tell…