Tag Archive for interviews

INALJ Interviews Are Going Away

by Naomi House, MLIS INALJ Interviews Are Going Away I will be archiving all INALJ interviews to the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine in the coming weeks.  The link to the interview will still work, however it will no longer include the interview or image, just a link to the Internet Archive archived version and the…

My Best (Worst) Interview

Naomi House standing in front of a mural

by Naomi House, MLIS My Best (Worst) Interview Five years ago I had an interview for a dream job at one of the most prestigious libraries in the country.  I did not get the job and they made the right choice.  I had a great interview despite a wardrobe malfunction and major issues with my online application.  In…

Baby Face in the Workplace

Baby Face in the Workplace by Veronica Leigh Milliner, Senior Editor “Oh, I thought you would be older! But you have work experience, right?” This is a greeting from a coworker I was once met with on the first day of a job. As abrupt as it sounds, I would have been more taken aback…

The (Pregnant) Elephant in the Room

The (Pregnant) Elephant in the Room by Jen Park My husband and I had tried for a long time to have a baby. When I finally became pregnant I was in my last term of library school. I was thrilled and very, very nervous about applying for positions. Although I was working part-time in a…

Shoebrarian Extraordinaire: Meet Leslie Howerton-Hicks

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions Shoebrarian Extraordinaire: Meet Leslie Howerton-Hicks by Rachael Altman, INALJ COO After traveling the world and trying her hand at many different jobs Leslie Hicks finally graduated from University of South Florida with an MLIS in…

7 Tips for Moving Past Job Search Rejection

7 Tips for Moving Past Job Search Rejection by Erin Kinney, Senior Assistant, INALJ Wyoming There are several strategies for coping with rejection of any kind, not just during the job hunt. Rejection on the job hunt has been covered on INALJ, but a refresher is always good. Process Your Emotions It is natural to feel angry…

Q&A with Dr. Sandra Hirsh, Editor of Information Services Today

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions Q&A with Dr. Sandra Hirsh, Editor of Information Services Today: An Introduction by Alison Peters, INALJ Contributor Lewis Carroll wrote in Alice in Wonderland: “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will…

Anastasia Chiu on the Job Hunt, Volunteering & More

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions Interview with INALJ Assistant Anastasia Chiu, INALJ Louisiana Assistant by Josh Rimmer, Senior Editor   For this month, I wanted to highlight INALJ Louisiana assistant Anastasia Chiu. If you have visited the Louisiana page recently,…

The Telephone Interview: Why am I so Nervous?!

The Telephone Interview: Why am I so Nervous?! by Natalie Kahn   Last week I had my first telephone interview for a university librarian position. This was a brief, first-round interview that covered the basics listed in the job description, and I appreciated the lack of curve ball questions. I was surprised by my nervousness…

Is Honesty Really the Best Policy in Interviews?

by Caitlin Moen, former Head Editor, INALJ Louisiana previously published 2/13/14 Is Honesty Really the Best Policy in Interviews? I’ve been thinking a lot about HOW honest to be in a job interview or in a conversation with someone who is a possible contact for an opportunity. This came up recently for me as I…

Top 10 Interviews of 2014

by Naomi House, MLIS Top 10 Interviews of 2014 We interviewed and profiled some amazing people in 2014 and before, and these 10 interviews/profiles were the most widely read in 2014.  Just like a countdown I am listing them from 10 to 1, in reverse order. You can find them all on Twitter with the hashtag #INALJ2014TopInterviews.…

Cairie R…. Lambda Archives & INALJ Success Story

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions by Mary-Michelle Moore, Head Editor, INALJ California Cairie R…. Lambda Archives & INALJ Success Story Mary-Michelle: How did you find your current job? Cairie: On the INALJ California page. My most current position at Lambda Archives was…

My Experience Leaving the MLS off My Resume

by Sarah Roark Schott, Head Editor, INALJ Arizona previously published 10/1/2013 My Experience Leaving the MLS off My Resume Last month I wrote about leaving the MLS off your resume when applying for entry level library jobs and non-library positions. Many of you shared your stories and commented on that article, so I thought I…

John Chrastka, Executive Director of EveryLibrary

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions .Naomi House, MLIS’s interview with the founder of EveryLibrary, John Chrastka. EveryLibrary is the first and only national organization dedicated exclusively to political action at a local level to create, renew, and protect public funding…

Erica Findley of EveryLibrary

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions Naomi House, MLIS’s interview with Every Library’s Erica. EveryLibrary is the first and only national organization dedicated exclusively to political action at a local level to create, renew, and protect public funding for libraries of…

Kate Theimer …of ArchivesNext

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions Naomi House’s interview with Kate of ArchivesNext formerly entitled Kate Theimer …In Six and published on 2/13/12 Naomi: What blogs should we be reading? Kate: Well, mine of course (http://archivesnext.com )! I’m sure your readers…

Dan Robinson, on being a Content Analyst

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions Naomi House’s interview with Dan Robinson, Content Analyst Naomi:  How did you find your job as a Content Analyst? Dan:  I didn’t find it, it found me. It’s the latest, and last, job title for…

Rory Litwin of Library Juice Academy

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions My interview with Rory Litwin, founder of Library Juice Academy, Library Juice Press & Litwin Books! “Library Juice Academy offers a range of online professional development workshops for librarians and other library staff, with classes.…

Winona Patterson …Success Story

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions All Jobs for INALJ can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=1441 Updated daily Naomi House’s interview with success story Winona. Naomi:  How did you find your current job? Winona:  The RAILS Library System has a great job…