Elizabeth Hinton …Success Story

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Naomi House’s interview with success story Elizabeth.

Naomi:  How did you find your current job?
Elizabeth:  The job was forwarded to me through one of the listservs I’m a part of.  It was either through my alma mater, or Tennessee New Members Roundtable.

Naomi:  Favorite book?
Elizabeth:  Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and Voltaire’s Candide.

Naomi:  Favorite thing about libraries/ library technology?
Elizabeth:  I’m so excited about the way libraries are constantly changing.  We are evolving with technology in order to best serve our customers.  Not only does it help us survive as a profession, but it keeps things very interesting!

Naomi:  Best piece of job hunting advice?
Elizabeth:  Focus on your strengths and only apply for jobs where you can imagine giving examples of those strengths to the interviewers.  The worst thing you can do is apply for every job that comes along- it causes burn out and frustration and is a complete waste of valuable job-hunting time.  Once you put all of your energy into the jobs you are most qualified for, the interviews will hopefully start coming in!

Elizabeth Hinton graduated in May 2011 from the University of Tennessee with a M.S. in Information Science, and in 2003, she received her B.A. in Music from the University of Tennessee with an emphasis in flute.  She is a member of the American Library Association and the Medical Library Association.  In October, she finished a postgraduate internship with Preston Medical Library at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine.  Currently, she is a new Reference Librarian at Rowland Medical Library in the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where she provides instruction and reference services.   Her professional interests include the exploration of new technologies and employing new technology to improve patron services.   In her spare time, she enjoys playing music and exploring her new home in Mississippi.