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.

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…