*update 1/3/2021 My husband, Sana, is taking over the lead adding jobs to INALJ. I will remain the main article/interview editor and assist him. Once I find full time employment I will move into an advisory role and he will be the lead. Excited for 2021 and being able to continue INALJ (I need a Library job) with his help!
originally published 5/22/2020
For the past year my husband, Sana Khan, has been learning the day to day aspects of INALJ’s job ads and I am long overdue in adding him to the site and acknowledging his learning and labor. Many of you are already familiar with him from my articles and interviews with him but if not, I would like to share a little bit about him and why we have moved in this direction.
Sana was born in what is now the KPK province of Pakistan in a traditional, large family. It was a childhood spent playing cricket and hiding from the barber (his Dad thought his hair was too long). But it was also a childhood steeped in oral traditions. He attended school and earned his B.S.C. in Science, but dreamed of moving abroad and seeing the world. When he got the opportunity, which is rare these days and for which he is eternally grateful, he jumped on the chance. Since then he has built a small moving labor business and spent years renovating houses from Hyattsville, MD to New Orleans to Western New York state where we reside part of the year. We also live part time in Budapest, Hungary which has allowed us to travel cheaply to many countries and to be mid-way between his family in Pakistan and mine in America.
We are transitioning him to take over the daily duties of INALJ over the next year so that I can seek employment and we can be a two income family once again. He loves hearing all the success stories of LIS / library workers finding jobs and hopes to continue this great work. While I am seeking out opportunities (I am looking for remote work or international work) he will continue learning the ropes and will eventually take over. I will stay involved with INALJ even if hired elsewhere, but the day to day labor with be Sana. Please belatedly welcome him aboard and we look forward to making our partnership help job seekers.