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
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!
Upon setting out to write my 2018 reading post I realized I failed to write a 2017 post! So this post will serve double-duty! The goal I set for 2017 at the end of 2016 was to read 15 books – I managed to do so in both 2017 and 2018! 2017 featured 18 books … More Reading for Pleasure – 2017-2018
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
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
Oof. I did not end up meeting my reading goals in 2016. An extensive job search took up the first third of the year, preparing to move and then moving took up the summer, and then settling in to a new state and a new job took up the rest. But I did manage to … More Reading for Pleasure – 2016
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