How I Got My First Job: Dr. Sarah Clark

Interviewed by Ellen Mehling EM: What was your first professional position? SC: I was promoted from a paraprofessional position to Access Services and Distance Learning Librarian at Rogers State University, shortly after I finished my MLIS at the University of Oklahoma. EM: How did you get it? SC: I’d like to think most of it … Continue reading

Q:How do you prepare for a phone interview?

Q: How do you prepare for a phone interview? Is the preparation different than for a face-to-face interview? Are phone interviews always just screening, to see who gets a face-to-face interview? EM: The preparation is mostly the same – do research on the employer and salary for that kind of work in that area, and … Continue reading

How I Got My First Job: Kim Dority

Interviewed by Ellen Mehling EM: What was your first professional position? KD: I was a copy editor and copywriter for Libraries Unlimited, a publisher of reference books and textbooks for the library profession. EM: How did you get it? KD: Libraries Unlimited was located where I lived and where I was completing my MLIS (Denver), … Continue reading

Advice I Give All The Time…

(…to which there is sometimes resistance!) By Ellen Mehling I’ve been advising job hunters, including librarians and library school students, for over ten years. As you might imagine, there are pieces of advice I give again and again, whether in an individual advising session or during a workshop for a group, and for some of … Continue reading

How I Got My First Job: Jackie Kilberg

Interviewer: Ellen Mehling EM: What was your first professional position? JK: Accounting Librarian at Price Waterhouse now called PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC). EM: How did you get it? JK: I built a relationship with the individual who ran the Career Services department at the library school I was attending. It was then called Rutgers University – School of … Continue reading

How I Got my First Job: Natalie Cannestra

How I Got my First Job: Natalie Cannestra We are pleased to announce a new series on Library Career People: “How I Got My First Job”, brief interviews with different kinds of info pros about their experiences (and advice!) re: landing that first professional position. Here’s our very first one: Interviewer: Ellen Mehling EM: What … Continue reading