Naomi House

Naomi House, MLIS, is the founder and publisher of the popular LIS jobs resource INALJ.com (formerly I Need a Library Job). Founded in October 2010 with the assistance of her fellow Rutgers classmate, Elizabeth Leonard, INALJ’s social media presence has grown to include Facebook (retired in 2016), Twitter and a LinkedIn group, in addition to the interviews, articles and jobs found on INALJ.com. INALJ has had over 20 Million page views and helped thousands of librarians and LIS folk find employment! Through grassroots marketing, word of mouth and a real focus on exploring unconventional resources for job leads, INALJ grew from a subscription base of 20 friends to a website with over 500,000 visits in a month. Naomi believes that well-sourced quantity is quality in this narrow job market and INALJ reflects this many new jobs published daily. She was a 2013 Library Journal Mover & Shaker and has served on the University of Maryland iSchool Board from 2014-2017. Naomi was a Reference, Marketing and Acquisitions Librarian for a contractor at a federal library outside Washington, DC, and now lives part time in Western NY and Budapest, Hungary. She has heard of spare time but hasn’t encountered it lately. She pronounces INALJ as eye-na-elle-jay.

INALJ turns 10 today!

by Naomi House, MLIS INALJ turns 10 today! Today INALJ is 10 years old and I am so glad that I started this jobs list and website for LIS (library and information science) job seekers. I was in my MLIS program, and had been hired the month before for my first librarian position but wanted a…

Are You LIS Job Hunting or Just Interested in the Field? 3 Interview Series on INALJ

All 24 INALJ May and June Interviewees head shots in a collage with black background

by Naomi House, MLIS Are You LIS Job Hunting or Just Interested in the Field? 3 Interview Series on INALJ (Non-Library Jobs for Library Workers / Librarians Abroad / LIS Entrepreneurs) Welcome back to INALJ’s 2020 series of interviews. I took the month of July off after a very busy and incredibly helpful late-May and June…

INALJ Fundraiser / Donation Info

Naomi House four images of her face taken on a train, she is white and wearing a blue shirt

Hi Everyone, I am running a fundraiser to pay for INALJ as well as my own personal bills for 6 months (March-August) and I am hoping some of you can help. I had hoped not to have to do a fundraiser, but the truth is the pandemic has affected my income tremendously. March, April and…

The Week in INALJ Non-Library Job (and 1 Librarian Abroad) Interviews : June 22-26, 2020

by Naomi House, MLIS The Week in INALJ Non-Library Job (and 1 Librarian Abroad) Interviews : June 22-26, 2020 Welcome to the 5th weekly summary of INALJ’s 2020 series on non-library jobs for library workers and those with their MLIS. This week I am adding in the summary for INALJ’s first interview in my newest…

On Search Quality Analyst, Business Systems Analyst & Taxonomist Work : an Interview with Leif Durley

Leif Durley headshot for INALJ interview wearing white shirt and dark blue jacket

This is an interview with Leif Durley, search quality analyst at Glassdoor, done by Naomi House of INALJ. This is part of INALJ’s 2020 series on non-library jobs for library workers.  On Search Quality Analyst, Business Systems Analyst & Taxonomist Work : an Interview with Leif Durley Q1: Thanks so much for taking the time…

On User Research Operations & Knowledge Manager Work : an Interview with Samantha Sergeant

Samantha Sergeant Interview photo for INALJ wearing a blue and grey jacket, backpack and glasses

This is an interview with Samantha Sergeant, who works in research operations at Deliveroo, done by Naomi House of INALJ. This is part of INALJ’s 2020 series on non-library jobs for library workers.  On User Research Operations & Knowledge Manager Work : an Interview with Samantha Sergeant Q1:  Thanks so much for taking the time…