Tag Archive for SLA

Tips for Post-Conference Networking: Ask a Special Librarian

Ask a Special Librarian – July Edition What to Do With That Stack of Business Cards: Tips for Post-Conference Networking Tracy Z. Maleeff Library Resources Manager at Duane Morris LLP in Philadelphia @LibrarySherpa & LibrarySherpa.com Joshua LaPorte Law Library Assistant – University of Connecticut @joshualaporte & https://www.youtube.com/user/JoshuaLaPorte In this installment of “Ask a Special Librarian,”…

#SLALeftBehind for #SLA2015

by Naomi House, MLIS #SLALeftBehind for #SLA2015 I was supposed to present at SLA in Boston on Sunday, June 14th, but on May 29th changed any chance I had of attending.  I had my 4th miscarriage and with the blood clotting disorder I have my Doctor recommended I not fly.  We didn’t announce this miscarriage…

More On Mentoring: Ask a Special Librarian – May Edition (Pt 2)

Ask a Special Librarian – May Edition (Part 2 of 2) Tracy Z. Maleeff Library Resources Manager at Duane Morris LLP in Philadelphia @LibrarySherpa & LibrarySherpa.com Joshua LaPorte Law Library Assistant – University of Connecticut @joshualaporte & https://www.youtube.com/user/JoshuaLaPorte It’s a banner month for all you INALJ.com readers. You get not one but two editions of…

On Mentoring: Ask a Special Librarian – May Edition (Pt 1)

Ask a Special Librarian – May Edition (Part 1 of 2) Tracy Z. Maleeff Library Resources Manager at Duane Morris LLP in Philadelphia @LibrarySherpa & LibrarySherpa.com   Mentoring. It’s a word that seems to strike fear in the hearts of new and experienced professionals alike. If you are just starting out, you probably often hear…

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…

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…

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…

Why SLA is a ‘Must’ Membership for Me

by Naomi House, MLIS Why SLA is a ‘Must’ Membership for Me SLA or Special Libraries Association is an organization I really believe in.  I like to call it the “Specialized” Libraries Association, because that is what it truly is; it is an organization for LIS professionals in any field who specialize in something.  Divisions…

Carolyn Sosnowski at SLA

Carolyn Sosnowski – Director, Education and Information Services at SLA My interview with Carolyn Sosnowski of SLA (Special Libraries Association). SLA is “is a nonprofit global organization for innovative information professionals and their strategic partners. SLA serves more than 9,000 members in 75 countries in the information profession, including corporate, academic and government information specialists.”…

Carrie Netzer Wajda …Success Story

My interview with success story Carrie Naomi: How did you find your current job? Carrie: Through the New York chapter of the Special Libraries Association jobs website. I’ve always had better luck applying for jobs online or through postings than through networking. Perhaps this is just a fluke, since it goes against every piece of…

Mary-Alexandra Smith …Success Story

Naomi House’s interview with success story Mary-Alexandra. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Mary-Alexandra:  I actually found my current position as librarian for Touro University Worldwide through networking. A professional contact and good friend shared the job posting and I applied. Naomi:  Favorite library you have been to? Mary-Alexandra:  There are so many…

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…

On SLA, Both Near and Far

by Naomi House On SLA, Both Near and Far I am missing SLA Annual this year in San Diego.  I am frankly much the worse for it.  I am blessed to have been able to speak and travel so much this year and my time-off requests finally caught up with me.  Next year, I promise…

Join SLA

JOIN SLA! SLA Annual Conference is coming up soon and I have been able to attend several DC, MD and VA SLA events the past two months and that has got me thinking about just how much value SLA (Special Libraries Association) has brought to me in my own personal career.  I am a member…

Billy Cook …Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with success story Billy. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Billy:  The INALJ Jobs list. The position was only advertised for a very brief period, in a geographic area I wasn’t looking in, so I never would have found…

Karly Szczepkowski …In Six

My interview with the author of INALJ’s Top 10 Job Sites for Librarians & Info Pro’s, Karly Naomi: What is your dream job and why? And if you could take any of your hobbies and create a job out of them or integrate it into your job what would it be? And how? Karly: My…

Ryan Jones …In Six

Reposted from 4/6/12 & 8/30/12 My interview with success story Ryan Naomi: How did you find your current job? Ryan: I found my current position at the Maine State Library Job List. I really wanted to move back to New England, so I created a portfolio of region-specific resources long before applying anywhere. After identifying…

Tom Nielsen of SLA Solo Division …In Six

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with Tom. Naomi:  How did you come to work for SLA?  (technically, I’m a volunteer with SLA). Tom:  When I started working at Hazen and Sawyer, a New York City environmental engineering firm, I realized that I would need to find a…

Lydia Redding …In Six

My interview with success story (and former classmate), Lydia Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Lydia:  I actually first saw the posting for my job on INALJ, which I check religiously. I typically start with the INALJ daily email from the day before to check the newest postings. Then I visit the Pennsylvania…

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,…

Carrie Wardzinski …In Six

Naomi: How did you find your current job? Carrie:   I subscribe to a listserv that the Pittsburgh Chapter of SLA puts out.  Each week, jobs in the region are compiled and emailed through the listserv.  During one particular week, three jobs in theological libraries popped up and I felt compelled to apply to all three…

Margo Kulseth Klein …In Six

My interview with success story Margo Naomi: How did you find your current job? Margo: I found my new job on the website of Minnesota Council of Nonprofits. Naomi: Favorite library? Margo: I don’t have a favorite library. I love them all. Naomi: Favorite book? Margo: I have many favorite books, but one that stands…

INALJ is on SLA’s Future Ready 365!

Today on SLA’s Future Ready 365 blog my article from earlier this year I Need a Library Job: Finding and Filling a Need on the Fly was republished! Since it went to press a few months back INALJ has grown in leaps and bounds. Over 3,800 FB fans, over 1,800 Twitter fans, over 600 LinkedIn…

A Huge Thanks to MD SLA!

I had the pleasure of speaking at today’s Maryland SLA Jobs Workshop and I met so many great librarians and heard so many great tips and suggestions. I very much wish to thank Cindy Sheffield and Judy Taperio for this opportunity. I mentioned at the workshop that if you are interested anyone is welcome to…