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500,000!!!

Wow! On 9/27/12 INALJ.com hit 500,000 page views and it has been less than a year since we were truly up and running! Thanks to all my fab volunteers. Thanks to all of you for following and to sharing your successes! Here is to a busy year full of many more success stories :) -Naomi

August Roundup

What a great month it has been! Forty-eight fans found jobs which is up from thirty-seven last August. In August 2011 the daily INALJ digest was around 97 pages long. Now it often 200+ pages by Friday. Some fast stats for August 2012: over 10,400 Tweets milestone reached 2,507 Twitter followers 4,703 Facebook fans 2,022…

Job Scrapers

Reposted from 3/5/2012 One of the unique qualities of the INALJ daily jobs email is that most of the listings come from listservs and postings the volunteers and I find on major library job websites. We use job scrapers as well but we are careful to check the timeliness of the postings to be certain…

Need a house? Metro Washington, DC area

It is that time of year again where my husband and I sell our house. It just went up for sale today and you can view the listing here. Six bedrooms and three bathrooms! Walk to metro, MARC, Busboys and Poets, Hyattsville Arts District, Yes! Organic Market, Chipotle, Shagga Ethiopian restaurant and much more. The…

July Roundup

What a fantastic month it has been! Sixty fans found jobs which is up from twenty-two last July and twenty more than in June of this year. In July 2011 the daily INALJ digest was around 81 pages long. Now it often 200+ pages by Friday. Some fast stats for July 2012: over 10,200 Tweets…

Editorial update

The article published today is going through some re-working by the author per her request. As soon as edits are approved I will republish. Until then I will republish the fantastic earlier article by the same author- Naomi

June Roundup

This month has been incredible! Thirty-nine fans found jobs which is up from twenty-four last June. In June 2011 the daily INALJ digest was around 76 pages long. Now it often 200+ pages by Friday. Some fast stats for June 2012: 10,000 Tweets milestone reached 2,071 Twitter followers 4,528 Facebook fans 1,745 LinkedIn group members…

Power On!

Yay!!!! :) Naomi Now to catch up on INALJ and emails :) So thankful the giant 30 foot tree branch didn’t fall on our house. Hoping everyone gets power back ASAP. I hear the government is open tomorrow so off to work I go. Would like a do-over weekend :) I had not realized that…

Power Out!

Hi All, Typing this from a DC McDonalds as we have had no power since the surprise series of storms Friday night. Fingers crossed it will be on soon. Still going to try and get the daily jobs digest out tomorrow afternoon :) Naomi

Interviews!

I have three separate tabs at the top of all of my pages that will lead you to interviews with Success Stories: Librarians and info pros who have found work Great Organizations: Non-profits and other great organizations with a focus on reading, literacy, media and the arts In Six: All interviews including ones with librarians…

Internet!

I am taking a wicked chance here by posting about the successful fixing of my home internet :) but I also wanted to let everyone who has written me in the past two weeks know that I promise to get back to you this week! Thanks everyone who came out the DC/SLA event at Catholic…

No internet yet

Hi All, I have been internet-free at home for over a week now. Comcast swears it will be fixed Monday. Til then I have been at McDonalds trying to bust out Monday’s daily jobs edition. Fingers crossed all will be working soon :) If you have emailed me and not heard back first a HUGE…

Success Stories!

One of the aspects of INALJ that provides me with motivation is reading the stories of librarians and information professionals who have found jobs. I post them throughout the week but wanted to make special note that you can always find them in the tab that is labeled “success stories” on every single page of…

Must follow: ALA JobList on Facebook

reposted from 1/23/12 I love lists and I have made many of my own but sometimes I find I can miss something great buried in the middle of a list so I wanted to spotlight ALA Joblist on Facebook and explain why I love it so. The folks over at ALA Joblist don’t just post…

May Roundup

This month has been fantastic! Fifty-six fans found jobs which is up from fifteen last May. In May 2011 the daily INALJ digest was around 67 pages long. Now it often 180+ pages by Friday. I love looking back and hope we continue to grow in leaps and bounds. It is hard working finding job…

The Interns are Coming!

I am so grateful to Caity Bauer and Katherine Vitlin for volunteering to be the new INALJ interns and Associate editors. They will be formatting the daily jobs digest and I couldn’t be happier. I am hoping to profile them on here soon and start featuring articles and blog postings by them too! Thanks a…

My library :)

Though unfortunately I was off on the day that Cathy of the fab blog Love Special Libraries came to visit you can read her profile here: US Census Bureau Library blog post. The photos are fabulous!!! :)

Veg

In an effort to turn over a more prolific leaf this May I decided to spend the last evening of April vegging out. I watched the first four episodes of Game of Thrones season one and didn’t touch the internet (iPhone doesn’t count right?) Now…May!

April Roundup

This month has been fantastic! Forty-seven fans found jobs which is up from sixteen last April. In April 2011 the daily INALJ digest was around 66 pages long. Now it often 200+ pages by Friday. I love looking back and hope we continue to grow in leaps and bounds. It is hard working finding job…

Seeking nominations

I am interested in reaching out to new people to interview for INALJ. If you know of anyone who has been successful in finding a job, or a faculty ember that has been supportive or even a blogger whose site you find helpful send me an email at ineedalibraryjob@gmail.com with a brief explanation of who…

Something I am Working On: Job Hunting Strategies

Over at the INALJ LinkedIn Group I started a discussion on jobs with no applicants that has morphed into a brainstorming session on strategies in the job hunt, specifically for those who are able to relocate. Join us online with any suggestions and tips, but please read through the discussion first to avoid duplications and…

Housed!

So the closing on our house this week is distracting me in my free time. Apologies for the light amount of postings here on INALJ.com and I plan on having more interviews this week. :) Happy job hunting! The daily jobs email is on schedule :)

Monday Daily Digest- will be late

Hi All, I am (fingers crossed) closing on a house tomorrow (4/16) morning so the daily jobs digest might be out late in the evening :) Drove out to Assateague and Ocean City today and up to Rehoboth Beach. Will attach a photo at some point. Happy job hunting all!

Back in the Saddle

Hi Everyone, I am hoping to be back to full functioning by Tuesday. I hope to be adding more articles as well as the fabulous In Six interviews. This has been a very busy few weeks but I look forward to being back in the swing of things :)

Blog Love: LLRX.com

reposting from 3/2/12. And I loved CiL this year I am quite excited about this year’s Computers in Libraries conference and happy that I will be able to attend at least one of the days. It reminded me of my first CIL conference several years ago in DC when I had the pleasure of taking…

Blog Love: Hiring Librarians

reposted from 3/12/12 with added info The past several weeks myself and many of my contributors and fans have been all abuzz about a new blog that focuses on the behind-the-scenes hiring process at libraries by Emily Weak called Hiring Librarians. It is wonderful, insightful, full of tips and Emily has a call out to…

March Roundup

This month has been fantastic! Forty-one fans found jobs which is up from eight last March. March 25, 2011 I stopped calling the daily email the LJDD (Library Job Daily Digest) and started calling it INALJ (I Need A Library Job) and it was 101 pages long Now it is INALJ and over 150 pages…

Safe and Sound

We had a bit of a scare on Saturday. Our little Toyota Corolla was sideswiped by a semi truck on 495N on Saturday just before 6pm when we were returning from a daytrip to Fredericksburg, VA. We are so lucky that all we lost was the front bumper of our car, some of the front…

Quick Links

I had a wonderful time at Computers in Libraries here in DC yesterday and look forward to writing a bit more here about my experience. In the meantime for new INALJ fans here are some quick links to INALJ content. All “In Six” interviews can be found Here All “Success Stories” from INALJ fans who…

Gone to look for America

We just got back from a whirlwind four day trip from suburban DC (MD) to Chattanooga, Nashville, Memphis, Little Rock, back to Memphis, St Louis, Charleston and back home again. 3,000 miles later we are madly addicted to the open road. Perhaps there is some way we can combine trucking and librarianship? We spent this…

Oh where, oh where can she be

I am taking this Friday and Monday off so the daily digest will not be published those days. I will publish an edition today and will email and post it by late afternoon here: INALJ Daily Jobs Digest. Happy job hunting everyone! Naomi

Two days off

Just wanted to let everyone know in advance that I will be off Friday March 16th and Monday March 19th, so there will be no daily jobs digest on those days. :)

2012 Computers in Libraries Conference

Hi Everyone! This year I will be attending Computers in Libraries conference in DC on March 21st (Wed.) and after the gathering at the end of the day I am thinking about doing a happy hour/INALJ meetup. Please leave ideas and comments on the INALJ LinkedIn page here: http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=4112382&type=member&item=99576611 Hope to see you there!

February Roundup

This month has been fantastic! Thirty fans found jobs which is up from seven last February. Last February I was calling the daily email the LJDD (Library Job Daily Digest) and INA LJ (I Need A Library Job) and it was 34 pages long Now it is INALJ and over 150 pages long and often…

Applying out of state

For those of you who do not follow us on LinkedIn yet one of the most active conversations INALJ fans are having right now involves whether or not it is worth it to apply for out of state job opportunities. Come join the conversation here: http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=4112382&type=member&item=96211093&qid=35a2f5ff-269f-4291-86aa-9e00ec7db0e0&trk=group_most_popular-0-b-ttl&goback=.gmp_4112382 and also let us know if you have been…

Happy Monday!

I am looking forward to another eventful week! I hope to have my new intern start this week. Last week we sold our house and began the new house hunt in earnest. And at last, as we begin to look towards spring, we have much to celebrate at INALJ. The past month has seen 29…

Blog Love: Mental Floss, At the Libraries

About a month ago INALJ was featured on the fabulous At the Libraries blog on Mental Floss, one of my favorite mental health break websites! I love it! This is definitely one of those weeks where when I am online I need some down time (we are selling our house Friday, goodbye sweet house), and…