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How I Got My First Job: Mai Reitmeyer

Interviewed by Ellen Mehling EM: What was your first professional position? MR: My undergraduate degree was in Biology and Secondary Education. After teaching high school biology for a year, I decided teaching was not for me so I leveraged my biology degree and found a job in the pharmaceutical industry. Six years in a corporate … Continue reading

Q: How can I get my start in a public library?

Q: Aside from volunteering, what are some ways that a relatively recent MLIS graduate might get their start in a public library, even if they don’t have a lot of experience working in a library yet? Thank you. EM: You have the right idea with volunteering as a way to start and you’re also correct in thinking there … Continue reading

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

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

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