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How to stay positive during a long job hunt

by Scottie Kapel, former Head Editor, INALJ Oregon previously published 6/20/13 & 9/26/14 Keeping your head above water: How to stay positive during a long job hunt For many of you reading, you may very well be on your fourth, fifth, or sixth month of your job hunt. For others, you may have passed that…

New Year’s Resolutions in the Library

by Scottie Kapel, former head editor, INALJ Oregon previously published 1/24/14 New Year’s Resolutions in the Library I typically forgo making New Year’s Resolutions simply because I don’t want to set myself up for failure. However, now that I’m finally in my career and have a few months in the job under my belt, I…

4 Steps to Impress in Your Cover Letters

by Scottie Kapel, former Head Editor, INALJ Oregon previously published 5/1/13 4 Steps to Impress in Your Cover Letters Remember last month when I wrote on and on about how difficult resume writing can be? Well, I lied. Writing a resume is nothing in comparison to writing a cover letter. That said, writing a cover…

The Possimpible Resumé

by Scottie Kapel, former Head Editor, INALJ Oregon previously published on 4/4/13 The Possimpible Those of you who watch How I Met Your Mother may recognize the title of this post from Barney Stinson’s video résumé. Beyond the possible, beyond the impossible is the possimpible. Even though the word is used for laughs in the…

Conference Qualms

by Scottie Kapel, Head Editor, INALJ Oregon  Conference Qualms I’m writing this from a table at the back of the exhibitors hall at the AASL 16th National Conference in Hartford, CT. This is my first conference, and so far the experience has been very rewarding, in terms of both stimulating sessions and generous swag. Thanks…

Success! (On Program Planning)

by Scottie Kapel, Head Editor, INALJ Oregon Success! Last month I wrote an article about my worries as a first-time program planner. If you’ll recall, the event was Teen Read Week, and I’m back today to recap the week’s events and address if my concerns came to fruition. What events should we schedule? While planning…

Confessions of a First-Time Program Planner

by Scottie Kapel, Head Editor, INALJ Oregon Confessions of a First-Time Program Planner I am currently in the midst of planning my first program at my first library job, and so far the process has raised more questions than it has answered. For that reason, this article will be the first in a two-part series. Today,…

A Trip to the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum

by Scottie Kapel, Head Editor, INALJ Oregon A Trip to the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum I recently returned from a trip to Vermont with a new love for billboard-free interstates, Subaru Outbacks, and cheese (admittedly, that last one is not a newfound love). Although each day of the trip was great, my favorite afternoon was spent visiting…

Podcasts to make your commute bearable

by Scottie Kapel, Head Editor, INALJ Oregon Podcasts to make your commute bearable I had intended to write this post earlier in the summer in preparation for the height of vacation season, but time got away from me, and now here we are just a hop, skip, and a jump away from fall. Until the holiday…

Scottie Kapel …Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with success story Scottie, also INALJ’s Oregon Head Editor. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Scottie:  I ran into a former teacher of mine from high school shortly before I started the last semester of my MLIS program. She…

Lauren Swain Mosley, archivist at Jacksonville Historical Society

by Scottie Kapel, Head Editor, INALJ Oregon Interview with Lauren Swain Mosley, archivist at Jacksonville Historical Society Lauren Swain Mosley is the archivist for the Jacksonville Historical Society. She began working at the institution as an intern while pursuing her master’s in history and continued volunteering at the JHS Archives after completing her degree. Her…