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Shoebrarian Extraordinaire: Meet Leslie Howerton-Hicks

Shoebrarian Extraordinaire: Meet Leslie Howerton-Hicks by Rachael Altman, INALJ COO After traveling the world and trying her hand at many different jobs Leslie Hicks finally graduated from University of South Florida with an MLIS in 2011. Leslie Howerton-Hicks manages the Footwear Materials Library at the World Headquarters of a large Athletic Footwear and Apparel Company…

INALJ 2015 Leadership Team!

by Naomi House, MLIS INALJ 2015 Leadership Team!  Update: as of 8/31/15 Rachael Altman & Ashley Mancill resigned – I (Naomi House) went back to never resting, lol and running INALJ daily I began INALJ (initially called I need a library job) in October 2010 as a list of jobs for my fellow Rutgers classmates.…

Network. Network. Network.

by Rachael Altman, Senior Assistant, INALJ Illinois Network. Network. Network. Taking that first step to put yourself out there can be intimidating, but it’s essential to take calculated risks in order to grow personally and professionally. Networking is about establishing a relationship and a rapport with this person so that you are the first person that comes to…

3 Secret Ingredient Brownies to bring to your Office Party

by Rachael Altman, Senior Assistant, INALJ Illinois, and INALJ Volunteer Coordinator 3 Secret Ingredient Brownies to bring to your Office Party Food brings people together and allows for office bonding and comradery. Midday office parties are fun, but usually filled with unhealthy foods, filled with sugars and processed junk, that make you sluggish for the rest of the…

Meet Megan Ashley, School Librarian

by Rachael Altman, Head Editor, INALJ Illinois Meet Megan Ashley, School Librarian and INALJ Assistant Editor Favorite Library you have been to? I studied at Loyola University Chicago for my undergraduate degree, and spent a lot of my time studying at the Information Commons. It’s a comfortable, aesthetically pleasing space that was used constantly by students. Favorite book?…

The Embedded Librarian: Never Underestimate the Power of Human Connection

by Rachael Altman, Head Editor, INALJ Illinois previously published 11/7/13 The Embedded Librarian: Never Underestimate the Power of Human Connection I recently attended the Special Libraries Association Education Division (SLA DEDU) webinar, “Embedded Librarianship” presented by David Shumaker, faculty member at the School of Library and Information Science at the Catholic University of America and…

Learn something new today: Listen to these 5 podcasts

by Rachael Altman, Head Editor, INALJ Illinois Learn something new today: Listen to these 5 podcasts If you have a few minutes on your commute or lunch break, tune into one of these three fact-filled podcasts guaranteed to teach you something new. Whether you want to learn about fire breathing, woodworking, cognitive neuroscience and music, life without a refrigerator,…

Rachael Altman …Success Story

Naomi House’s interview with success story Rachael. Naomi: How did you find your current job? Rachael: I currently work at Rockford University as the Reference & Instructional Librarian. I originally found position posted on ALA JobList, and it was also posted on INALJ Illinois. I was hesitant to apply because it asked for 3-5 years…

Meet Fantasia Thorne, Learning Commons Librarian

. . by Rachael Altman, Head Editor, INALJ Alabama Meet Fantasia Thorne, Learning Commons Librarian at Syracuse University Bird Library  Rachael: Favorite Library you have been to? Fantasia: The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. I recently visited this library during a conference, and I was in awe. The layout is wonderful, the Friends…

Meet Suzy Szasz Palmer, Dean of Greenwood Library

by Rachael Altman, Head Editor, INALJ Alabama Meet Suzy Szasz Palmer, Dean of Greenwood Library at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia I had the pleasure of meeting Suzy at the JobList Placement Center at ALA Annual in Chicago. I was lucky enough to be paired with her for the NMRT Resume Review Service.  It turns…

Reflections on Library Journal’s Lead the Change

Reflections on Library Journal’s Lead the Change by Rachael Altman, Head Editor, INALJ Alabama “Librarians are human change agents. Their product is a child who learns, a young person grown into a self-respecting adult; a changed human life altogether.” –Peter Drucker Last month I attended Library Journal’s Lead the Change Leadership Event Series at Alabama…

ALA FanGirl Moments

I wish I had attended ALA this year instead of only presenting one day.  You could feel the energy and excitement and I know I missed a ton of wonderful events and people.  But I was fortunate and had many ‘fangirl’ moments as well and I want to share some of them here (apologies for…

15 restaurant recommendations for eating your way through ALA Chicago

by Rachael Altman, Head Editor, INALJ Alabama 15 restaurant recommendations for eating your way through ALA Chicago “Hog Butcher for the World, Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroads and the Nation’s Freight Handler; Stormy, husky, brawling, City of the Big Shoulders.” – “Chicago” by Carl Sandburg Chicago. Chi-Town. The Windy City. Whatever you…

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…

Meet Amy Smith: INALJ Alabama Assistant Editor

by Rachael Altman, Head Editor, INALJ Alabama Meet Amy Smith: INALJ Alabama Assistant Editor and Circulation Supervisor at Troy University in Montgomery, AL Rachael: Favorite Library you have been to? Amy: Alden Library at Ohio University. Ohio University also has a Music & Dance Library, which is really awesome and unique. Rachael: Favorite book? Amy:…

Meet Alex Perry: INALJ Alabama Assistant Editor

by Rachael Altman, Head Editor, INALJ Alabama Meet Alex Perry: INALJ Alabama Assistant Editor & Legal Assistant at McArdle & Whitman and a freelance researcher/writer Rachael: Favorite Library you have been to? Alex: The Jefferson Market Library on 6th Ave NY in NYC. It’s a former women’s prison built like a castle. Right across the street from…

Meet Rachel Chenault: INALJ Alabama Assistant Editor

by Rachael Altman, Head Editor, INALJ Alabama Meet Rachel Chenault: INALJ Alabama Assistant Editor and Reference & Instruction Librarian at South University Rachael A: Favorite Library you have been to? Rachel C: The Erie County Public Library in Erie, PA is my favorite because it’s the library I grew up in. The children’s section was…

Work/life balance, stress reduction, learning, and having fun

by Rachael Altman, Head Editor, INALJ Alabama Work/life balance, stress reduction, learning, and having fun I participated in the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) E-Forum: Work/Life Balance on March 13-14. The discussion was hosted by Leslie Burke, Collection Development and Digital Integration Librarian at Kalamazoo College, and Robert Roose, Support Services Manger…