This blog gives job hunting advice, advice for events and programming in a library setting, my reflections on library school, sustainability in libraries, and other ramblings.
|Posted by Tiffany Newton on December 24, 2013 at 2:25 PM||comments (0)|
Whether you’re looking for a job or have one you love, you should manage your online reputation. How do you do this?
Google (and Bing) yourself is the simplest thing you can do to figure out what is out there. First, start simply. Just type in your first and last name. Include quotation marks around your name to get better results if you have trouble.
This will tell you what others will see when they search for your name. Someone else with yo...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Tiffany Newton on December 16, 2013 at 11:00 PM||comments (1)|
Over the weekend, my grandpa found an ad for a receptionist opening at an electric company in the local newspaper. He called me and told me about it and said, "This is the perfect job for you!" Maybe it's just my family, but it seems like the older generations don't fully grasp the concept of libraries and librarians. Many of them keep mentioning things like: "I don't know why you need as Master degree to be a librarian" or "Why can't you just work at <random place...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Tiffany Newton on November 24, 2013 at 11:10 AM||comments (0)|
I had an interview a while back for a library director position. It was a very interesting interview. There were five members of the library board, and the current library director. When I first walked in and told the woman at the front desk who I was, she welcomed me then walked me over to the area where the interview would be. I wasn’t sure if she was on the search committee, but I was pleasant to her. This interview was several hours away from where I currently live, but was near fam...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Tiffany Newton on October 24, 2013 at 4:55 PM|
I've tried blogging in the past, about my favorite new recipes, or about DIY craft projects. I never seem to be able to keep the blog going for very long before I get tired, lose focus, or just stop writing.
So what's changed? Recently, I've been writing for I Need a Library Job (INALJ) and really enjoy it. I've even submitted some articles to other blogs as a guest writer, but I only get to write 1-2 articles a month ...Read Full Post »