Tag Archive for interviews

Michael Hughes …In Six

My interview with success story Michael Naomi: How did you find your current job? Michael: I first found it on LISjobs.com, but it showed up in the INALJ, too. Naomi: Favorite library you have been to? Michael: I’m a Shakespeare nerd, so the Folger Library in D.C. is a real treat. Just look at this…

AnnMarie Hurtado …In Six

My interview with INALJ success story AnnMarie Naomi: How did you find your current job? AnnMarie: I actually found my new job at Pasadena using INALJ! I have used your listserv for about a year when it was recommended to me by a librarian friend who I knew from LISSTEN (a student organization I was…

Amy Neeser …In Six

My interview with success story Amy Naomi: How did you find your current job? Amy I identified an institution I wanted to work for and formed as many connections with it as possible. I am an alumna from the University of Minnesota so I knew their vision and philosophies were in line with my own.…

Lindsey Fresta …In Six

My interview with success story Lindsey! Naomi: How did you find your current job? Lindsey: I must say, prior to landing this job at the American Institute of Physics’ Emilio Segre Visual Archives, I was… what’s the word… incessant about checking job boards! I found this job through the Society of American Archivists job board.…

Mia Breitkopf …In Six

Reposted froim 1/13/12 My interview with Mia Breitkopf whose article “61 non-librarian jobs for LIS Grads” is catching on fire. Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Mia: Last year, when I was itching to define my career goals, I went to the bookstore and walked away with Life’s A Bitch and Then You…

Ben Neal …In Six

My interview with success story Ben Naomi: How did you find your current job? Ben: I found the job posting on the Northeast Tennessee Library Network. Within a few hours of sending in my resume and cover letter, they had contacted me for an interview for the next week. The day after I interviewed I…

Ilana Barnes …In Six

My interview with success story Ilana Naomi: How did you find your current job? Ilana: I keep a very large Google reader feed going from a lot of different sources, so I’m not entirely sure where it was posted originally. I got my current group of feeds from my friend/awesome person Emily Johnson. You can…

Christopher Schmit …In Six

INALJ success story Christopher! Naomi: How did you find your current job? Christopher: I actually found it by looking through the daily INALJ email. I have a bunch of RSS feeds set up with a variety of organizations and joblists, but this one wasn’t posted on one of those feeds, and I was glad to…

Paul Vinelli …In Six

My interview with Paul Vinelli, the author of the Unofficial SXSWi Primer for Rowdy Librarians. Naomi: What made you interested in creating this guide for SXSW? Paul: Last year was my first time at Interactive, and in the blur I was fortunate to connect with Jessamyn West and Paul Jones (UNC-Chapel Hill & iBiblio). After…

Elizabeth Andrews …In Six

My interview with success story Elizabeth Naomi: How did you find your current job? Elizabeth: During my job hunt, I not only subscribed to the INALJ e-mail, but used my Google Reader to follow something like 20+ job feeds. So to be honest, I don’t remember exactly where I first saw my current job listed!…

Kathy Fester …In Six

Success story Kathy Fester Naomi: How did you find your current job? Kathy: I am on every job search site imaginable but when I found INALJ I realized that every position I had seen was now in one place! It was in INALJ that I first saw the vacancy for my current position at Adelphi…

Amanda Fensch …In Six

My interview with Girls in the Stacks Amanda! Naomi: What made you interested in blogging for or starting Girls in the Stacks?: Amanda: I’d been reading the blog for some time and always thought the ladies of GiTS were funny and interesting. I also really liked the fact that they predominantly reviewed YA lit, which…

Andrew Gerber ..In Six

Success story and blogger Andrew! Naomi: If you could take any of your hobbies and create a job out of them or integrate it into your job what would it be? And how? Andrew: I have a background in theater, and when I can, I like to incorporate my enjoyment of demonstrating my ideas in…

Alua S. Kennedy …In Six

  This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions I am in the process of archiving all interviews published more than 1 year ago at the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine. Alua’s old interview may still be found through this link.

Do you have any questions for us?

One of the most important parts of an interview comes at the end. Most committees you interview with will ask “do you have any questions for us” and how you answer can make a difference. There is also a discussion going on on LinkedIn on this topic here: INALJ LinkedIn page My tips are: Always…