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 out to me is A Dog’s Purpose: A Novel for Humans by W. Bruce Cameron.
Naomi: Favorite thing about libraries?
Margo: My favorite thing about libraries is the ability and potential within to educate, entertain, and comfort people with virtually any question or need. I know that sounds cheesy, but it is true, and there is no charge.
Naomi: Any websites or feeds or blogs we should be following?
Margo: I don’t have any specific library related websites to recommend that you wouldn’t already know about. Some of the websites I follow because of my personal interests are as follows:
- Minnesota Twins
- American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
- Cascade Vacation Rentals (Lake Superior)
- Dave Ramsey and Financial Peace University
Naomi: Best piece of job hunting advice?
Margo: My best job hunting advice is to keep a list of websites where jobs are posted and check them regularly. I used a program called Website Watcher, that was very helpful in monitoring these websites for me and highlighting changes. Always be adding to your list, and include general job sites as well as specific companies for which you might like to work or that are geographically convenient. And don’t forget about professional organizations like ALA, SLA, etc. Somehow I stumbled across the website for Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, starting monitoring their job pages, and I found a fabulous new job!
I was born and raised on a farm in southwestern Minnesota with one younger sister. I got my BA in Psychology from University of Northern Iowa. In my 30’s, I got my MLIS from Dominican University by attending classes at College of St. Catherine in St. Paul.
My career has included working as a nanny, various roles with an employee assistance program, an online admissions representative for a college, and a physician recruiter. I spent the last 3 years as an Information Specialist at Center for Rural Health, part of University of North Dakota. Specifically, I worked on a project called Health Workforce Information Center (HWIC). I was laid off due to reduction in force last fall and have just landed a fabulous new job as an Information Specialist at National Rural Health Resource Center in Duluth, Minnesota.
In my spare time, I snuggle and take walks with my 3 small dogs and do volunteer work in dog rescue. I love attending as many Minnesota Twins baseball games as possible. Lake Superior in northern Minnesota has always been a favorite vacation spot, and now I have a new job in Duluth, so I will be moving there and living the dream!