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August 2015 Roundup (INALJ Stats)

13 million page views! What a great month!  August was such an amazing month at INALJ, though bittersweet.  It was also the end of an INALJ era as it was the last month long serving volunteers Rachael Altman, COO and Ashley Mancill, Volunteer Manager, were with us. Starting in August I went back to my roots and was the…

Addressing Diversity in the Job Search Process

Addressing Diversity in the Job Search Process by Oscar Giurcovich, Senior Editor As an LIS job seeker, I come across something along the lines of the following quite frequently when looking at the requirements of a position: interest or ability to work in a multicultural environment. What does this mean? What are they looking for?…

Librarian in a Box!

Librarian in a Box! by Kate Kosturski, Volunteer Coordinator and Senior Editor, INALJ Ontario and INALJ Quebec Today, you can just about get anything in a subscription box, delivered to your door on set intervals – from makeup (Birchbox) to clothes (Stitch Fix) to intimates (Wantable – and yes you read that right, there is a subscription box for…

My House in New Orleans

by Naomi House, MLIS updated 10/28/14 – SOLD! My House in New Orleans My house is for sale! In my article, Why I Quit My Library Job and Why I No Longer Want One, I mentioned that currently my main income comes from renovating old houses and selling them. I have been flipping houses since…

#LibrariesAre

It can be easy to get down after reading misinformation on the web about #Libraries so starting today on Twitter I am tweeting using the #LibrariesAre hashtag sharing news articles about the awesome range of services, or tagging #SaturdayLibrarian friends and asking for their thoughts, as well as tweeting and thanking specific libraries that have…

INALJ Needs Donations

Hi Everyone, What a terrific start to the new year!  We are hoping to have over 1,000 success stories again in 2014.  This is an all volunteer run organization and all expenses come out of my pocket.  I don’t do donation calls often but it would be swell if you could donate, especially as this…

MLK Day: INALJ is closed

INALJ.com allows all its editors all federal holidays off, so today most pages are not being updated. This is a perfect time to reflect on Dr. King’s work and legacy.  Diversity in our field is scarce and something we should all strive for as well as including other perspectives and voices in all our library…

4 Million page views!

Early yesterday, 1/13/14, INALJ.com reached a new milestone- 4 million page views! Congrats to each and every single volunteer (head editors and others are listed in the left sidebar, below)! Naomi

Thankful

Another year and again, 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 (belated) Thanksgiving I am thankful for the opportunity to share these jobs, ALL…

Ask Naomi: expecting different results

Ask Naomi: expecting different results I really do believe that you cannot keep doing what you have always done and expect different results- this applies to the job hunting world as well. If you only apply to one type of job (librarian) or at one type of place (public library, university, etc) and you aren’t…

Happy Mother’s Day Mom!

Wishing my Mom (a former INALJ interviewee no less), Sheryl, a Happy Mother’s Day. My Mom is a teacher, library lover and volunteers at the local Historical Society. Glad we could be there! Love, Naomi and Sana   reposted from 5/13/12

Buy My House! My house is for sale :)

We just put our house on the market after renovating it and we think the world of this neighborhood in Hyattsville, MD.  If you are looking for an affordable neighborhood where you can walk to restaurants, shopping and is close to the metro and DC than check us out!  The door is red now, as…

Back in Black

So I am back from vacation and happen to be wearing all black today…even my gym clothes, black.  I think that is a perfectly reasonable excuse for a blog posting of this title :) Tons of photos and a blog posting about UAE and Dubai to come!

Best Week at INALJ, Ever!

What a week! No really, what..a..week!  A HUGE thanks to the now over 100  INALJ volunteers, especially all the new Head Editors of state and province pages.  INALJ has more than doubled its hits this week and on Monday, when we launched the state and province pages, we quadrupled our most page views ever! I…

Spotlight on #1 INALJ California

The response has been overwhelming!  INALJ.com has quadrupled daily readership since the launch of the state pages!  I will be highlighting the pages one by one on here.  First up is the most popular page, INALJ California! It is managed by Head Editor,Sarah Porter, and her assistants, Amy Pham, Rita M. Romero, Lee Safran and…

INALJ Jobs with new State Pages!

Good morning! I am so excited to announce that today we launch INALJ Jobs with state and province pages to replace the daily digest pdf.   In addition to each state page being a resource for jobs they also include all of the resources that we use and used to house on the AL-HI, ID-MT and…

Sneak Peek!

I bet some of you are curious about our new State and Province pages.  After all, the pdf may be something you are quite used to so you wonder why all this change.  Oh my goodness!  let me tell you that by adding over 100 volunteers INALJ will become so much more robust and have…

Monday, Monday Can’t Come Soon Enough

Why?  Because Monday, February 4th I am launching INALJ State pages!!!  Yep a page for each and every state and all Canadian provinces with tons more jobs, links to websites, etc!  And starting mid-month I will be publishing tons more stories and news and articles and lists and ….well the list goes on and on.…

Blahg

There are some changes coming to INALJ in February and one of them is that I will increase the number of postings each day.  Currently I mostly post interviews with success stories and people working for some great organizations.  These interviews will remain a daily thing but I will also be adding more articles, top…

Daily email alerts!

Hi Everyone, At the end of 2012 I stopped doing my manual email alerts for the daily jobs.  Instead for all INALJ.com alerts sign up at http://inalj.com/ on the right sidebar. Or bookmark the daily jobs page! Happy job hunting! Naomi

INALJ is now Ad Free!!!

Hi one and all!  One of my New Year’s resolutions was to do a bi-annual fund drive to replace ads.  I want INALJ to include ONLY content that I feel confident and comfortable sharing.  Since I can’t limit ads on Facebook at least here we can be ad free. I will be doing a $…

2012!

It is here!  We took today off but we are back tomorrow in full force.  Working on an annual report and hope to have it out soon!  Happy New Year from me to you!

2012 Job finders!

So then in 2012 these people found jobs! ♥ Julie D.  -Jan. 2012 Erin W.  -Jan. 2012 Jada M.  -Jan. 2012 Callie P.  -Jan. 2012  (INALJ) Amy N.  -Jan. 2012 Ben N.  -Jan. 2012 Kate W.  -Jan. 2012 Emily S.  -Jan. 2012  (non-library) Chris F.  -Jan. 2012  (Sweden)  (INALJ) Amanda B.  -Jan. 2012  (INALJ) (Internship)…

JobHunter’s Revenge! The Survey

Emily over at Hiring Librarians and I have come up with a great new survey for the frustrated job hunter as well as the successful one.  Tell HR and Hiring Committees what you really think by taking the survey here! We’ll be tabulating and posting the results soon too!  Happy venting!

All the Success Stories!

728 This is the number of fans who have shared their job hunting success with INALJ since we were founded on October 16, 2010!  I am so thrilled to have played even a small role in their success and I hope this number multiplies many times in the next few years. In the meantime read…

Happy Holidays…and we are back!

Happy Holidays Everyone! We are back from Christmas vacation and ready to wrap up this fantastic year!  Big changes will be coming.  I am adding a ton more volunteers early in the new year and we’ll have state pages.  So excited and thankful for everything! All the best to you and yours! Naomi

Happy birthday Dad!

I will have an interview with my Dad soon!  In the meantime feel free to have some spaghetti and chocolate cake in his honor :) and read my Mom’s interview :) -Naomi

November Roundup (600,000+ views)

What a great month it has been! We are now at 606,894 page views after this month! Twenty-one fans found jobs this month.  If you find a job email me at ineedalibraryjob at gmail.com In November 2011 the daily INALJ digest was around 150 pages long. Now it often 200+ pages by Friday. Some fast…

Success Stories or why we do this!

When INALJ began, back when it was called “I Need a Library Job,” I started a list of all fans who found jobs.  As we near 700+ I thought I’d share the list here as well as all the fabulous success stories and interviews here on INALJ.com. Congratulations and here is hoping we reach 1,000+…

Mahalo!

Next week I will be back to 100% instead of 66%.  Vacation on the wonderful island of O’ahu has been incredible!  I was able to speak at the University of Hawaii Manoa and be a guest at the annual meeting of the SLA Hawaiian Pacific Chapter!  I did get plenty of rest too! Mahalo!

Underemployed?

This statement, “I am underemployed,” I have been hearing quite a bit.  Knowing that the only thing that you control in the process is you ask yourself, what do I need to do differently?  Are you really underemployed because the job market is bad or is it because you can or won’t be flexible?  Is…

Success Stories

682 fans have found jobs!!!!!  Many have done interviews with INALJ.com giving tips, advice and their stories and you can read them all in my Success Stories section!  See the full list of names as well :) If you have found a job even if it wasn’t through INALJ.com let me know by emailing me…

INALJ.com is One!

INALJ.com was launched a year ago as a webzine companion to the daily jobs digest.  It has grown to host the INALJ Jobs Digest, interviews with great organizations and jobs success stories, as well as hosting links to all of INALJ’s communities on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. The past year at INALJ.com has been dynomite!…

Sandy Update Two: All clear here!

Hi everyone, The good news for us is we never lost power!  So thankful and the daily jobs digest  will be out late afternoon.  Thinking of you all!  Hoping that you get power back on soon and that you are safe and sound! Cheers, Naomi

Sandy Update One: from DC

Hi Everyone, The daily jobs went out as usual today!  Yay!!!  Who knows what tonight & tomorrow will bring here in DC (Hyattsville, MD specifically).  If we can get the jobs out you know we will.  Otherwise, hang tight, stay safe and apply for jobs using today’s INALJ jobs Daily Digest! If I lose power…

INALJ & Sandy

Hi Everyone, Fingers crossed this storm, Sandy, won’t hit the metro  DC area where I live with the force predicted.  Fingers crossed we keep power!  I will do all I can to keep INALJ going next week but if you do not get your digest/jobs you’ll at least know why. Stay safe everyone!

September Roundup (500,000 views!)

(reposted from 10/1/2012)  What a great month it has been! We reached 500,000 page views on September 27th, before we were even 1 year old! Thirty-nine fans found jobs which is up from twenty-six last September. In September 2011 the daily INALJ digest was around 96 pages long. Now it often 200+ pages by Friday.…

Change to Canada!

This is a long time coming but I finally split the Canadian section of the daily jobs digest up by provinces much like the US is already divided by states. Come check it out and happy job hunting :)