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) and former CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) of T160K.org, a crowdfunding platform focused on African patrimony, heritage and cultural projects. INALJ was founded in October 2010 with the assistance of her fellow Rutgers classmate, Elizabeth Leonard. Its 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. INALJ has had over 21 Million page hits and helped many, many thousands of librarians 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 one month. Naomi believes that well-sourced quantity is quality in this narrow job market and INALJ reflects this with many new jobs published daily. She has also written for the 2011, 2012 and 2013 LexisNexis Government Info Pro and many other publications in the past decade. She presents whenever she can, including serving on three panels at the American Library Association's Annual Conference in Las Vegas; as breakout presenter at OCLC EMEA in Cape Town, South Africa; as a keynote speaker at the Virginia Library Association annual meeting; at the National Press Club in Washington DC; McGill University in Montreal, Canada; the University of the Emirates, Dubai, MLIS program and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Naomi was a Reference, Marketing and Acquisitions Librarian for a contractor at a federal library outside Washington, DC, and has been living and working in Budapest, Hungary and Western New York State. She spent years running her husband’s moving labor website, fixed and sold old houses and assisted her husband cooking delicious Pakistani food. She is preparing to re-enter the workforce and is job hunting. Her husband is now the co-editor of INALJ, a true support!  She has heard of spare time but hasn’t encountered it lately. She pronounces INALJ as eye-na-elle-jay.

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

In order to better reflect how LIS folk currently feel I am removing all interviews that are more than 1 year old. This interview may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions, so it has been harvested to the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine (see link below) and removed from INALJ. All…

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

In order to better reflect how LIS folk currently feel I am removing all interviews that are more than 1 year old. This interview may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions, so it has been harvested to the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine (see link below) and removed from INALJ. All…

Kelli Bragg …In Six

In order to better reflect how LIS folk currently feel I am removing all interviews that are more than 1 year old. This interview may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions, so it has been harvested to the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine (see link below) and removed from INALJ. All…

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

In order to better reflect how LIS folk currently feel I am removing all interviews that are more than 1 year old. This interview may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions, so it has been harvested to the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine (see link below) and removed from INALJ. All…

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

In order to better reflect how LIS folk currently feel I am removing all interviews that are more than 1 year old. This interview may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions, so it has been harvested to the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine (see link below) and removed from INALJ. All…

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

In order to better reflect how LIS folk currently feel I am removing all interviews that are more than 1 year old. This interview may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions, so it has been harvested to the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine (see link below) and removed from INALJ. All…

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…