Job Search, Part 3: Phone and Video Interviews

Part 1: Library School, Work Experiences, & General Resources Part 2: Searching & Applying for Positions Getting to the phone/video interview stage is an awesome feeling! Someone liked your application enough to want to talk to you! Coming off great in your phone/video interview really comes down to preparation, so now’s the time! Preparing for interview questions This … More Job Search, Part 3: Phone and Video Interviews

New position!

The news has already hit social media, but I haven’t announced here yet: I started a new job! I spent the holidays visiting family and moving across the country from Irvine, California to New York! On January 7, 2019 I started as the Student Success Librarian at SUNY Purchase College. Image source: Purchase College Library via … More New position!

Microaggressions, Political Correctness, Growth Mindset

I’m hoping this post will end up more well-thought-out-deliberation than rambling-haphazard-rant, but if not, at least you had this preface as a warning! I’ve recently been trying to find the words to articulate and respond to a frequently occurring phenomenon that I do not enjoy. I’ve witnessed it in personal and professional contexts; it usually … More Microaggressions, Political Correctness, Growth Mindset

Job Search, Part 2: Searching & Applying for Positions

Part 1: Library School, Work Experiences, & General Resources Obviously every job search is different, even within librarianship, even with academic librarianship! So I won’t try to speak to every type of librarianship or specialty. Head over to Hack Library School for a wider variety of info, folks (of particular interest: the “After Library School” section of … More Job Search, Part 2: Searching & Applying for Positions

Job Search, Part 1: Library School, Work Experiences, & General Resources

As promised I’m finally doing a small series on my job search process this past year, in the hopes of providing a helpful resource to LIS students and emerging professionals. Part 1 needs to be about library school and student work experience. These were crucial for my later success. However, I’m assuming most people reading this … More Job Search, Part 1: Library School, Work Experiences, & General Resources