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Wanted: The Next Librarian of Congress

Wanted: The Next Librarian of Congress by Andy Woodworth The next Librarian of Congress will be the most important job placement in our career lifetimes. Originally, I had written “may be” instead of “will be” because I thought the latter would be a bit hyperbolic. Upon further reflection, I made the decision to remove any…

23 Useful Twitter Tools

by Alexandra Janvey, former Head Editor, INALJ Iowa previously published 11/4/13 & 5/20/14 23 Useful Twitter Tools There are an abundance of tools available that you can use to manage your Twitter account more effectively and save time. Here are 23 useful Twitter tools.   HootSuite – Social Media management system where you can keep track…

There’s a Twitter Chat for That

There’s a Twitter Chat for That by Naomi Gonzalez, Senior Assistant, INALJ Virginia    For those of you who spend what could be called an inordinate amount of time online (ahem), the world of Twitter chats is probably not new ground to you. For those that prefer to spend your time in the physical realm…

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…

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…

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…

Innovations in Information Literacy Instruction

by Natalie Browning, Senior Assistant, INALJ DC Innovations in Information Literacy Instruction   I graduated with my MLS in August 2014, and have been filling out job applications (mostly academic librarian positions) ever since. Most of the positions I have applied to have an instruction aspect. A recent application I submitted required that I write…

8 must haves for going to a Library Conference

by Emily Woodcock, Senior Assistant, INALJ Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island 8 must haves for going to a Library Conference In the near future, I am going to be attending my first library conference. I am going to the OLA Super Conference in Toronto, Ontario at the end of this month. I haven’t been to…

Facebook and Twitter in the Workplace

by Emily Woodcock, Senior Assistant, INALJ Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island Facebook and Twitter in the Workplace Many different organizations including libraries now have Facebook and Twitter accounts that are used on a regular basis. Below is a list of pros and cons to using Facebook and Twitter in the workplace. I currently work at small…

Positivity and Leadership through Tweet Chats

by Leigh Milligan, Senior Editor, INALJ Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee Positivity and Leadership through Tweet Chats So a few months ago, Naomi announced that she would be starting #INALJchat. I did not really know what this would entail, as I never did a tweet chat before or spend much time on…

Using Social Media for Your Job Search

by Alexandra Janvey, former Head Editor, INALJ Iowa previously published 6/24/13 Using Social Media for the Job Search Social media has become an increasingly popular pastime within the last few years. However, sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn can also be utilized professionally as an effective job search tool. Social media is just another…

Meet Michael Rodriguez: INALJ Assistant Editor, Librarian & Faculty

by Tracy Wasserman, Senior Assistant, INALJ Florida Meet Michael Rodriguez: INALJ Assistant Editor, Librarian & Faculty Meet Michael Rodriguez, INALJ Florida Assistant Editor and Faculty Library at Hodges University in Naples/ Fort Myers, Florida * Photo credit to Lynn Elliott, Florida Library Association, via Flickr Tracy: Tell us about your history in working in libraries. Michael:…

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…

14 Twitter Feeds for Job Seekers to Follow

by Kiersten Bryant, former Head Editor, INALJ California previously published 9/25/13 14 Twitter Feeds for Job Seekers to Follow Need career or job hunting advice? Looking for a new job? Make social media work for you and use Twitter!  There are a lot of people out there that are full of professional advice that use…

#LibrariesAre

It can be easy to get down after reading misinformation on the web about #Libraries so starting today on Twitter I am tweeting using the #LibrariesAre hashtag sharing news articles about the awesome range of services, or tagging #SaturdayLibrarian friends and asking for their thoughts, as well as tweeting and thanking specific libraries that have…

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…

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…

Top 3 Reasons to Use Twitter

by Alexandra Janvey, Head Editor, INALJ Iowa Top 3 Reasons to Use Twitter Twitter has quickly become my favorite social media outlet, but it wasn’t always this way. When I first joined the microblogging service, my attention and interest quickly faded because I was using the technology without a true purpose or focus. I signed up for a Twitter…

Using Social Media to Get Yourself Out There

by Diana La Femina, Head Editor, INALJ South Carolina Using Social Media to Get Yourself Out There I have a project I’m setting for myself during the next two months: I want to finally get my online portfolio together. I’ve been planning it out for a while but just haven’t had the time to get the…

Emerging Technologies – Social media

by Holly Boyer, Head Editor, INALJ Virginia Emerging Technologies – Social media As a recent MLIS graduate, job seeker, and INALJ Virginia head editor, I have been reading a lot of job ads. I’ll be honest, occasionally I don’t understand what all of the required/preferred qualifications mean, which usually leads me straight to Google. Early on…

How to Create an Awesome Twitter Account

by Fallon Bleich, Head Editor, INALJ Arkansas How to Create an Awesome Twitter Account What a great year INALJ has had! In just a short time, we’ve created a great resource for library job seekers and a small LIS community that’s growing every day. Sometime around the middle of the year, many of us head…

Denise Gary of Kids Need to Read

My interview with Denise Gary, Co-founder and Executive Director, of Kids Need to Read. Kids Need to Read works to create a culture of reading for children by providing inspiring books to underfunded schools, libraries, and literacy programs across the United States, especially those serving disadvantaged children. It has always been our desire to not…

Meredith Lowe of Archives Gig

My interview with the founder of Archives Gig, Meredith Lowe! Naomi: What made you start your blog? Meredith: I was already gathering archives job announcements for the job listserv at University of Wisconsin – Madison SLIS (my employer), and I thought that I could create a service to do the same thing, but to a…

Jackie Miller of Reach Out and Read

My interview with Jackie of Reach Out and Read. Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based nonprofit organization that promotes early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide by giving new books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud. Currently, Reach Out and Read serves more than 4…

Missy Shields of buildOn …In Six

My interview with Missy Shields of buildOn, which “is an international nonprofit organization that runs youth service after-school programs in United States high schools, and builds schools in developing countries. The organization’s programs engage young Americans from mostly urban areas in community service, and promote literacy among children and adults in developing countries. buildOn views…

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…

Designing Your Web: Learning HTML, CSS, XHTML, and More

by Sarah Deringer, Head Editor, INALJ Mississippi Designing Your Web: Learning HTML, CSS, XHTML, and More Read many job descriptions these days, and you might find certain skills needed that include being able to design websites using HTML, CSS, XHTML, Javascript, PHP, MySQL, and a number of other coding languages. You may have had some…

#mlsadvice trending now on Twitter

Hi Everyone, Just wanted you to know I have asked some friends and encourage others to join in and share their best advice to new MLS students on topics ranging from networking and job hunting to anything they might think is relevant. Check #mlsadvice on Twitter and follow – click through – RT and add…

Karen Hiebert …Success Story

Naomi House’s interview with success story Karen. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Karen:  In the last semester of my MLIS program, I applied for an internship locally. While there, I applied through the Broward County careers website through the advice of my supervisor while on my internship at Tamarac Library. After my…

Tweet-up with INALJ

by Julie Watson, Head Editor, INALJ Pennsylvania updated by Naomi House on 4/10/14 Tweet-up with INALJ Are you following INALJ on Twitter? Well, you should be! It’s another great way to engage with the INALJ community. We tweet when we post new jobs and share the best articles from INALJ. We also link to great advice…

Julie Tanaka …Success Story

My interview with success story, Julie Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Julie:  Graduation was approaching and all I could think of was being stuck in the anteroom between being a grad student and gainfully employed. While I was browsing positions for Medieval and Early Modern European History, I stumbled across the posting for this…

Joe Noel …Success Story

My interview with success story, Joe Naomi: How did you find your current job? Joe: I found my current job listed on the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) website. Most jobs for law librarians end up there sooner or later, but a few fall between the cracks, so I also regularly checked my school’s…

Margaret Irons …Founder of LibraryJobs.ie

Naomi House’s interview with the Founder of LibraryJobs.ie, Margaret. Naomi:  How did you come to work for (or start) LibraryJobs.ie? Margaret:  LibraryJobs.ie had been on my mind for years. I even bought a domain name many years ago but it just never got off the ground. Many conversations with my friend Barry and years later it came…

A Midsummer’s Resolution

by Alexis Rohlfing, Head Editor, INALJ New Hampshire A Midsummer’s Resolution Resolutions are something we usually associate with New Year’s: new year, new goals, a way to restart some aspect of our lives. By the time we hit midsummer, those resolutions are usually in the rearview mirror — we’ve abandoned the gym membership, the new…

Matthew Kirby …Success Story

Naomi House’s interview with success story and INALJ California Assistant Editor, Matthew. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Matthew:  I had friends from library school looking out for me, and one that was in-the-know told me about a position that would be opening soon.  She forwarded the posting to me the next day,…

Alex Lent …Success Story

Naomi House’s interview with success story Alex. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Alex:  I had a pretty good thing going when I applied for my current position. I was teaching and doing research at McGill University, where I was (and still am) a PhD student. Because I already had a job, I…

3 #TweetChats You Should be Following

by Africa Hands, Head Editor, INALJ Kentucky 3 #TweetChats You Should be Following: using hashtags in Twitter for learning (Editor’s Update: you can now participate Monday’s at 9pm ET with us on #inaljchat) Have you participated in a tweet chat? Tweet chats are chat sessions that happen regularly on Twitter using a particular hashtag. Chat…

Lupita Sebastian-O’Brien …Success Story

All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with success story Lupita. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Lupita:  So let take a crack at this… How I found my job…  Even before library school I had seen an add for a library assistant job and found…