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My interview with success story Erin
Naomi: How did you find your current job?
Erin: The job posting for my new position was on Dice.com.
Naomi: Favorite library you have been to?
Erin: My favorite library was a small room in the Parasitological Museum in Meguro (Tokyo) Japan. It’s the only museum dedicated to human and animal parasites.
Naomi: Favorite book?
Erin: My favorite book is Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro.
Naomi: Favorite thing about libraries/ library technology?
Erin: My favorite thing about library technology is that it isn’t particular about which domains it is influenced by. Solutions are solutions.
Naomi: Any websites or feeds or blogs we should be following?
Erin: I would definitely follow the DLF twitter feed, lots of excellent opportunities posted and news about upcoming conferences and symposia.
Naomi: Best piece of job hunting advice?
Erin: Don’t be afraid to ask for what you’re worth!
I’ve worked at the Field Museum in Chicago for the past 10 years as a genetics researcher. After a decade of collecting data and seeing the lack of infrastructure for organizing and preserving that data, I decided to pursue an MS in Library and Information Science at UIUC, specializing in Data Curation. GSLIS at UIUC caters to people who come from and want to work in a hugely diverse set of academic domains and the program was an excellent choice for me. I just accepted an offer to work at Integrys/Peoples Gas as an Application Analyst, where I will use many of the technical skills I honed during my graduate studies.
Article reprinted from 5/23/12 and formerly titled, Erin Sackett-Hermann …In Six