Naomi House

Naomi House, MLIS, is the founder and publisher of the popular webzine and jobs list 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 18.5 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 has also written for the 2011, 2012 & 2013 LexisNexis Government Info Pro. She presents whenever she can, most recently thrice at the American Library Association's Annual Conference as well as breakout talk presenter at OCLC EMEA in Cape Town, South Africa and as a keynote speaker at the Virginia Library Association annual meeting, at the National Press Club, McGill University, the University of the Emirates, Dubai, MLIS program and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. 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 has relocated to being nomadic. She runs her husband’s moving labor website, KhanMoving.com, fixes and sells old houses and assists her husband cooking delicious Pakistani food as well. She has heard of spare time but hasn’t encountered it lately. She pronounces INALJ as eye-na-elle-jay.

Cynthia Engle …In Six

Cynthia previously wrote an article for INALJ.com which can be found here: http://inalj.com/?p=256 Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Cynthia: My dream job would be to develop ways that help libraries be self-sufficient without the dependency on outside funding. My goal would be to have libraries operate on an increased business level without…

What exactly is …In Six?

In Six is a series of interviews I have been doing with innovative librarians and information professionals and is one of my secret weapons for finding out job hunting tips. I am planning on diversifying INALJ.com by adding recipes, articles, top ten lists, etc starting in December, but these popular interviews will continue as well…

Discussions

I want to extend this invitation to library staff, students, librarians, information professionals and and anyone interested in job hunting within our fields to join the conversations over at the I Need a Library Job LinkedIn group. There are many fascinating threads already active and we are always looking for more. INALJ is a safe…

For Librarians, Buy Librarians 1

A holiday Shopping Guide to Etsy Shops of INALJ fans, friends and family :) I am amazed by all of the imagination and skill. I will be updating this all day today and all week! Happy shopping everyone- Naomi Christmas Shops Marina DeGeorgia Christmas wreaths Wintersong Books Christmas wreaths   Gifts Dewey Decimal Crafts crocheted…

I’m back from Istanbul!

I am definitely healthier and more rested than when I left and so thankful for the short break. For my birthday and our anniversary my husband Sana and I went to the beautiful and historic city of Istanbul, Turkey. Unfortunately (for him) I brought my cold with me and now he has it but we…

Anujaa Navaratnaa …In Six

Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Anujaa: My dream job is when I can get to travel as a part of my job since I love to travel and I can be ready with my suitcase at a real short notice! Naomi: If you could take any of your hobbies and create a…

Thankful

I just wanted to take this opportunity today to say Thanks! Thanks to the INALJ fans, to the employers who have hired and continue to support librarians and information professionals and to my friends and family. On this Thanksgiving day I am thankful for the opportunity to share these jobs, the people I have met…

Brian Huffman …In Six

Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Brian: Being a librarian on a ship community like Freedom Ship. I would enjoy the travel and service to members of a ship community. Naomi: If you could take any of your hobbies and create a job out of them or integrate it into your job what…

Rebecca Halpern …In Six

Naomi: What made you interested in blogging for Hack Library School? Rebecca: I became interested in blogging for HLS because I read the blog and loved what they’re doing. There are a lot of valid complaints and criticisms about LIS education and as much as I love complaining, if I don’t share my thoughts and…

Spotty Coverage

Hi All -I will be on as much as possible this next week but there may be lulls here on INALJ.com- never fear- I will be in full force after Thanksgiving with plenty more articles, interviews and tips! In the meantime sign up for the daily email at ineedalibraryjob@gmail.com -Cheers, Naomi

Asheleigh Perry …In Six

Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Asheleigh: That is an excellent question. I am early enough in my career that I’m still feeling out what I’m passionate about. I know I really enjoy versatility in the workplace and am very interested in Technical Services Management. I think my dream job for the moment…

Angela Prikockis …In Six

Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Angela: When I was an undergraduate, I wanted the big title and with lots of money. Fast forward 14 years and two kids, I’m all about LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. I don’t want to be traveling in Washington, DC area traffic. To be honest, I considered my first…

Blog Love: Archives Gig

One of the most helpful websites I have found was suggested to my a fan, a Smithsonian Librarian. She recommended I follow Meredith at http://archivesgig.livejournal.com/ for Archives jobs and it has been one of my favorite sites to visit. And read my interview with Meredith Lowe here!

Annie Pho …In Six

Naomi: What made you interested in blogging for Hack Library School? Annie: I read Micah’s article in In the Library with the Lead Pipe about the Hack Library School project and spied on the original Google Doc. After he wrote another post looking for more diversity on the blog, I decided that I would actually…

Launching Jobs Pages Menu…Soon!

A huge thanks to Rachel Singer Gordon of LISjobs.com for allowing INALJ to host the jobs pages she has so meticulously maintained for the past 15 years! We will be link checking and formatting this week and will let you all know when they are refined and posted! I will make a menu in the…

Jobs Pages NE-WY

  Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York (state) NYC (New York City) North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Pennsylvania Puerto Rico Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming All Jobs Found on the INALJ JOBS page

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Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana All Jobs Found on the INALJ JOBS page

Emily Thompson …In Six

Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Emily: I knew I wanted to do something integrating technology and teaching and libraries, so you can imagine how happy I was to get hired as a Learning Technologies Librarian! I get to research and learn new things and then pass them along to the students and…

Rachel Collins …In Six

Naomi: What is your dream job and why? If you could take any of your hobbies and create a job out of them or integrate it into your job, what would it be? And how? Rachel: My most ambitious answer would be to work as a curator at MoMA. I’ve always been passionate about art…

Crystal King …In Six

Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Crystal: I would love to work in a healthcare or medical library. I should have been a medical professional and I love to help people. I’d also love to be a genealogist. I’m fascinated with social history and old documents and I love doing research. I just…

Emily Hart …In Six

Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Emily: My dream job would be working to build and preserve archival collections in areas of the world that have suffered from political instability. I became enamored with this type of work after writing a research paper on archives building in South Africa in the post-Apartheid era.…

Ask Naomi: What does INALJ cover?

What websites, RSS feeds and Listservs do we cover? Listservs We Cover Websites We Cover There are more that I have yet to add to this list but if you notice something missing, something you think we should cover email it to me at ineedalibraryjob@gmail.com

Keywords for Job Searching

I have added a new permanent list to the right-hand sidebar called Keywords for Job Searching. I will add more as I find them or as they are suggested to me. Please drop me a line at ineedalibraryjob@gmail.com if you have any other terms you think I should add. h/t to Mallory for the idea-…

Carrie Price …In Six

Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Carrie: At this point, due mostly to our slow economy, my dream job is any librarian position. That’s the realistic answer. The idealist answer is, aside from becoming a culinary librarian which seems like a long shot, a job that allows me to do a little bit…

A Huge Thanks to MD SLA!

I had the pleasure of speaking at today’s Maryland SLA Jobs Workshop and I met so many great librarians and heard so many great tips and suggestions. I very much wish to thank Cindy Sheffield and Judy Taperio for this opportunity. I mentioned at the workshop that if you are interested anyone is welcome to…

Francesca Francis …In Six

Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Francesca: My dream job would be something that utilizes all librarian type skills — cataloging, reference, collection development, etc. — like a solo librarian (but perhaps with another person or two, since I have had the good fortune to have great coworkers). I’ve enjoyed cataloging and now…

Kelli Bragg …In Six

Naomi:What is your dream job and why? Kelli: My dream job would be working as a metadata/cataloging librarian – my passion is accessibility, and I think metadata and cataloging go a long way in making electronic information accessible. (However, describing information so that it’s accessible means nothing if the website can’t be read by screen…

Ask Naomi: What do you do in your spare time?

Glad you asked! First of all what exactly is spare time? LOL- I don’t think I have found any in the last few years. In addition to my work as a reference librarian for a DC area government contractor and my work on INALJ (I Need a Library Job) I work on my husband’s moving…

Carla Sarratt …In Six

An interview with Carla Sarratt Naomi:What is your dream job and why? Carla:My dream job would definitely be at the Library of Congress. All of those books, history, and culture in one big building? Yes, please. Naomi:If you could take any of your hobbies and create a job out of them or integrate it into…

What People Don’t Get About …

working in a library. A few months back I read an article in The Atlantic by Derek Thompson called What People Don’t Get About Working in a Library and wanted to share it here. One of our INALJ fans is actually Librarian #1 in the article.

Jazmin Idakaar …In Six

This is a feature I am starting where I interview INALJ contributors, editors, friends and colleagues. Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Jazmin: My dream job is to work in an academic library doing reference and instruction, or to work as a cataloguer for a library or cataloguing company. They seem like very…

Philly and Detroit INALJ Meetups in November

Hi Everyone- there are 2 scheduled INALJ meetups for librarians, library staff and library students in November. Upcoming INALJ Philadelphia meetup 11/5- Phillybrarians/INALJ – Tria Wine Bar, November 5th. Located at 3131 Walnut Street at 4:30pm. Please RSVP to phillybrarians@gmail.com so Jazmin can give Tria a head’s up on group size. As always, feel free…

Emilee Mathews …In Six

This is a feature I am starting where I interview INALJ contributors, editors, friends and colleagues. Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Emilee: My dream job is to be a subject specialist for art and art history constituents. This could take place in an academic, art and design, or museum library. As I…

Ask Naomi: Why all the websites?

One question I get a lot is why all the different websites/portals? There is INALJ Facebook & INALJ Twitter & INALJ LinkedIn & INALJ (Naomi House) on Google + & now INALJ.com- why? And what distinguishes the daily email from all of these? Each one serves a different purpose or community. INALJ.com -One stop shop…

Welcome

Thank you all so much for joining me here on the INALJ (I Need a Library Job) webpage/journal. I wanted to create a one stop shop where fans could find all of our pages and email information as well as bios, interviews, book reviews and original articles by our volunteers, fans, Elizabeth and I. Every…