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Title Awareness in the 21st Century

Title Awareness in the 21st Century by Lisa Iannucci, Senior Editor As a public librarian working part-time hours, I am constantly up against time constraints. Because one of my many responsibilities is collection development, it’s essential for me not only to remain current as far as what’s happening in the book industry but to stay abreast…

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…

Social Media and the Job Search

by Jennifer Devine, Senior Assistant, INALJ Maryland Social Media and the Job Search Today’s internet driven world gives a whole new component to the job search! When applying to a job or if there is an institution that I want to work for there are several actions that I take with social media. One of the first…

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?…

Why you should and how you are able to partake in American Library Association Annual Conference when not attending

by Jennifer Devine, Head Editor, INALJ Maryland Why you should and how you are able to partake in American Library Association Annual Conference when not attending  If you’re like me and you’re not attending or able to attend the ALA Annual Conference this year you are still probably flooded with information from your e-mail, on Facebook, twitter, other…

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…

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…

Melody Townley …Success Story

Naomi House’s interview with success story Melody. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Melody:  I found my job listing through the INALJ New Jersey page. I was interested in working in school libraries, so I checked that site daily and was able to find many possibilities. I applied to about 15 districts, totaling…

Susannah Peareth-Kinston.. Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily  Naomi House’s interview with success story Susannah. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Susannah:  After applying for what seemed like a million jobs and perfecting the art of answering key selection criteria, I happened to see the current job I have advertised…

Christy Herndon… Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with success story Christy. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Christy:  I started to volunteer at my local library about nine months ago. I made it clear to them that this is what I wanted as a career, and…

Kt Zawodny …Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with success story Kt. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Kt:  On Indeed.com Naomi:  Favorite library you have been to? Kt:  Severna Park Library (part of Anne Arundel County Public Library in Maryland). For no other reason than I…

Rebecca Vogler …Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with success story Rebecca. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Rebecca:  Unlike a previous recent hire at Holland America that you interviewed back in December, I had no clue cruise ships had libraries until about two months ago.  I…

Kristen Squire …Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with success story Kristen. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Kristen:  I was told about the position by a friend of mine, who had received the notice through a local library job listserv. I ignored him, because it wasn’t…

Sarah Keller …In Six

My interview with success story, Sarah Naomi: How did you find your current job? Sarah: I found my current job through a combination of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners job listings http://mblc.state.ma.us/jobs/index.php and indeed.com. But I was going http://inalj.com a variety of RSS feeds, and going to various town/library/school websites to make sure I…

Jessica Crossfield …In Six

My interview with success story, Jessica Naomi: How did you find your current job? Jessica: We have some great list serves in Ohio, including OhioLINK and Kent State SLIS. Tons of jobs are posted daily and most of them are local. My current position just popped up in my mailbox one day! Naomi: Favorite library you have…

Michelle Bourgeois …In Six

My interview with success story, Michelle Naomi: How did you find your current job? Michelle: I found my current job on the library system’s jobs board webpage. I was looking in a particular geographical area, so in addition to looking at INALJ, I frequently checked the websites of the library systems in that area. Naomi:…

Christa Ruth-Coleman …In Six

My interview with INALJ success story, Christa Naomi: How did you find your current job? Christa: I found my current job through the INALJ digest! I looked through the states I was interested in and then went through the list of websites on the resource page. After so much time job searching, I had a…

Jess Moore …In Six

My interview with INALJ success story, Jess Naomi: How did you find your current job? Jess: Through INALJ Jobs Page for Virginia. Naomi: Favorite library you have been to? Jess: Probably the Rust Library, which is in the Loudoun County Public Library system. It was doing most if not all the positive things we discussed…

Rachel Alexandra Tutera …In Six

My interview with Rachel Alexandra Tutera- fabulous librarian with an equally fabulous Tumblr. Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Rachel: I recently read the article in Archival Outlook about the Tupac Shakur Collection at Atlanta University and felt a wave of something that could be described as a realization that someone else has…