Tag Archive for volunteer

INALJ turns 7! What it is and what it isn’t

by Naomi House, MLIS INALJ turns 7! What it is and what it isn’t Job hunting sucks. Not a little bit, but a lot. It can be stressful at best, soul crushing at worst. You can ask yourself and others WHY aren’t you being hired, and honestly the way hiring is done there could be…

INALJ Volunteers for 2016: Seeking Canada & non-US volunteers

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS for INALJ Round 1: Canada Content Editors + Submissions and Formatting Editors (non-Canada) Seeking volunteers for the following positions in February: Canada Content Editors– unpaid volunteers to format jobs for assigned Canadian provinces – 3 days a week, 1 hr each day.  1 calendar year commitment. Submissions Content Editors– unpaid volunteers to format…

3 Ways to Get Library Experience without a Library Job

by Courtney Baron, former Head Editor, INALJ Georgia previously published 5/22/13 3 Ways to Get Library Experience without a Library Job I just finished my first semester of library school and I don’t have a library job. By the time I realized I wanted to be a librarian and decided to apply to my MLIS…

Volunteer to Boost Your Career

by Christina Wilson, Senior Assistant, INALJ Alberta and INALJ Manitoba Volunteer to Boost Your Career Although I’ve worked full time in my field as a library and information professional since graduating from library school, I’ve always found time to volunteer as well. While I enjoy contributing to my community, volunteering has helped me gain valuable experience and learning opportunities that were…

So Long INALJ and Thanks for All the Fish!

by Sara Dixon, Former Head Editor, INALJ Kansas So Long INALJ and Thanks for All the Fish! In February of 2013, I was desperate to get out of cubicle world and land my first post-MLIS librarian position. I had used INALJ while it was still a PDF digest that Naomi would email to countless addresses. And when she…

Parting Words from a Parting Editor

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by Aimee Graham, former Head Editor, INALJ Georgia Parting Words from a Parting Editor My journey began with INALJ in the summer of 2012.  I was in a whirlwind, trying to complete my Masters of Science in Information Science from the University at Albany, SUNY within one year, and juggling work, family, four summer classes…

When a Sprint Becomes an Ultramarathon

by Adrith Bedore Bicchieri, former head editor, INALJ Maryland previously published 8/9/13 When a Sprint Becomes an Ultramarathon: Tips for an Extended Job Search The end of July marked one year of job searching for me, an anniversary I’d rather not have celebrated.   A job search of any length longer than you had cared,…

A Change You Might Not Even Notice

by Naomi House, MLIS A Change You Might Not Even Notice Next week INALJ will undergo a significant change in its volunteer structure…and if I was not sharing this with you you might not even notice once it happened.  That is intentional.  The change is to lesson the time each volunteer spends on INALJ, while concentrating…

INALJ is Going Global: and we need international volunteers

by Naomi House, MLIS INALJ is Going Global: and we need international volunteers Since the beginning INALJ has included jobs in several foreign countries as well as jobs that US citizens could be hired for internationally.  We have fantastic participation from our INALJ Canada editors and we have been growing a few other country pages. …

A Primer For Conference Volunteers

Amanda Brooks, Head Editor, INALJ British Columbia A Primer For Conference Volunteers The INALJ community’s recent discussions about the ALA conference and Lisa Huntsha’s How Volunteering May Actually Be Hurting Your Job Hunt were added incentives to write my planned recommendation for volunteering for conferences. As Lisa pointed out, you should not volunteer in a role which replaces a…

The Less Trap: 8 Tips on Combatting Doing the Same with Less

by Naomi House, MLIS The Less Trap:  8 Tips on Combatting Doing the Same with Less Last May I was invited to speak at the National Press Club by LexisNexis.  My passion for volunteer work and reality of staffing cuts at my workplace at the time were colliding.  I spoke to the group about building versatility…

So You’re Thinking about being a Head Editor…

by Nena Schvaneveldt, Lauren Bourdages, and Kate Kosturski So You’re Thinking about being a Head Editor… About a year ago, a plucky group of people said yes to a new venture – being head editors on states pages on INALJ. Some are staying, some are going, leaving openings for future Head Editors. If you’re thinking…

A Year at INALJ

by Shelley Macon, former Head Editor, INALJ Florida A Year at INALJ A year ago I was scrolling through facebook and noticed a shout out for volunteers to be state editors of INALJ.  And truthfully, I noticed it, but I just kept right on scrolling and didn’t give it another thought.  Then I went on…

Volunteering for INALJ

by Nicole Usiondek, former INALJ Michigan Head Editor Volunteering for INALJ I’m sure many of you are wondering what it is like to volunteer for I Need a Library Job. I can tell you it is an experience that I am so grateful for and have not regretted once. As a Head Editor I spend…

Tennessee Volunteer

by Marlena Barber, Head Editor, INALJ Tennessee Tennessee Volunteer When beginning my studies in San Jose State University’s completely online MLIS program, I had no professional library experience.  My experiences have been in editing, quality control, restaurant service, and working in television and film production.  While all of my work experiences that I have had…