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How Far We Have Come in One Year

Wow- just out of curiosity this weekend I decided to look at a copy of the INALJ daily jobs digest that I sent out in January of 2011. It was 37 pages long and it was sent to 167 email subscribers. Now, only one short year later we range from 150-215 pages of jobs each…

Fans who found jobs!

What a great start to the new year! 39 INALJ fans found jobs in January and over 289 have found jobs since we started! This more than made my day 🙂 You can read some of the tips and suggestions from success stories here on INALJ.com’s Success Stories tab. Good luck to all the job…

Ask Naomi: Duplications

One aspect of the daily digest that we are always behind on is duplications. I am often asked why there are several duplicate jobs posted in each version of the daily jobs digest. Part of the reason is time- it is more important to me to get the most jobs on the list that I…

New Year, New Habits

This year I shall try and look at and update my LinkedIn profile and resume every single weekend. I shall also try and be active on various LinkedIn groups, add interviews and articles to INALJ.com for the upcoming week and sleep. Come join the discussion about new habits in this new year on INALJ LinkedIn…

Hannah Q. Parris …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…

Donations Appreciated

I am looking to upgrade email services & the website & would greatly appreciate donations which can be made here: see below links. Any help at all will make a difference in growing INALJ- No amount is too small to make a difference -Thanks! Naomi A : $5.00USD – monthlyB : $10.00USD – monthlyC :…

Fans Blog Roll- now gone

I am memorializing this list Fans Blog Roll 🙂 Library Things bmore crafty Lorna the Librarian MLIS Student Journey Enthusiastic Librarian Jazmin Idakaar Lost in Literature writers being real Title Wave YA, Why Not? Olivia the Librarian The Fourth Musketeer Preserving the Dance Theatre of Harlem Archives In Which… Learning Beyond Ielle Palmer Catablog The…

Where do I click?

Don’t worry- I plan on making it much easier in future postings. But for now here are the instructions. I have had a few people contact me who have had trouble figuring out where to click to find the daily pdf (over 150+ pages of jobs) on the link provided in the daily email. (shhh-…

INALJ Daily Digest: Sneak Peek

Ever wonder just what the daily digest is? If you aren’t signed up for the daily INALJ email digest and you wonder what it looks like I have today’s posted online here: INALJ Digest 1/9/2012 v3n6. Check it out- and to get the new link to each day’s version sign up for my daily email…

Changes are coming!

I am working with a crack team of volunteers on moving the daily INALJ email pdf online and hosting it here on INALJ.com. The daily email would still be sent out with a link to a page that would be hidden so only subscribers would see it 🙂 We’ll see! h/t Robbie B- an INALJ…

Recipe: Comforting Banana & Walnut Loaf

I like to share recipes of INALJ readers, especially ones that are protein packed for energy or comfort food for the long job hunt. This delicious recipe was sent in by Kelly Quaye and this long, chilly week has inspired me to share this tasty recipe. Thanks Kelly! Ingredients (makes 1 loaf) 4 medium bananas…

Need a House? DC, MD, VA area

I Need a House– well actually I am selling mine because it is waaaaay too big for 2 people! So College Park, MD (we are just a -hop-skip-jump down the road from UMD) and DC area peeps- let me know if you are interested and I can hook you up with my agent (note the…

Ask Naomi: Why not post all jobs online?

One question I get often is why is the daily digest the format I settled on instead of posting all jobs on Twitter or online? My goal long term is to make an online database but one that is sortable and searchable. One of the key components of INALJ the digest as a service is…

Elizabeth Leonard …In Six

INALJ cofounder and big supporter: Elizabeth Leonard!!! Naomi: What is your dream job and why? Elizabeth: Librarians are such a terrific bunch of people and I am so proud to be counted among their members. So, a “library” type position. My job is not necessarily a specific position, but a collection of requirements that capitalize…

INALJ 2011: the numbers

What a huge year for INALJ. With help from my fellow classmate Elizabeth Leonard INALJ was launched on 10/16/2010. One year+ later and our scope has far exceeded any expectations I ever had!!! So I wanted to share some truly inspiring numbers with you. INALJ Email subscribers: 2,807 INALJ Facebook Fans: 3,851 INALJ Twitter followers:…

My New Year Wish

2011 has been a magnificent year full of blessings, stress, madness, luck, hard work, mistakes, successes and hope and I wouldn’t change most of it. I am happy that I learned many lessons the hard way. When I began the daily email, right up until late summer, I was doing every aspect of it for…

INALJ 2011 Summary- tomorrow

A year end wrap coming up tomorrow! A huge thanks to Elizabeth and all my volunteers! Assistant Submissions Editors Rachel Collins, Valerie Tagoe, Kelli Bragg, Francesca Francis, Rebekah Kati, Emily Hart, Emilee Mathews, Carla Sarratt & Carrie Price Senior Volunteers Karly Szczepkowski, Alexis Logsdon, Michelle Benedicta, Venessa Hughes, Jazmin Idakaar, Valerie Tagoe, Bonnie Simmons, Rachel…

Who are you?

I was skimming through some political blogs, in this case Andrew Sullivan and noticed he used Urtak- a way to ask his fans questions about them to get a better idea of just who reads his blog. So I have decided to try it out here! I would love to have everyone respond. This is…

♦ Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays ♦

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to all of you! Whether you are looking for a job, or active on my LinkedIn Group, Facebook page, Twitter feed, or just get the daily email I am thankful to have you along for this journey. Here is to a wonderful new year and jobs for everyone in 2012!…

In Six back In Four

Hi Everyone! The In Six feature, which is my interview series with librarians and other information professionals will be back in 4 days on 12/27. I am looking to expand this in the new year. If you work with someone notable or fabulous or have taken classes with someone you think should be featured please…

New Jobs Pages Menu

Hi everyone- Now the four jobs lists (International, Alabama-Hawaii, Idaho-Montana, Nebraska-Wyoming) have been added as a submenu at the top of all INALJ pages right under the main menu (Home, Success Stories, etc). A HUGE thanks to Rachel Singer Gordon of LISJobs.com who allowed us to take over her list. We have updated and link…

Ask Naomi: But I want to be a Librarian

While one of my great missions with INALJ is to expose library staff and librarians to jobs outside the “L” word/world by focusing on your skill sets, if you have really asked yourself do I want a job or a library job and answered “library, definitely” then what can you do to get a job…

$5 (or more) campaign

INALJ is a labor of love & it takes hours daily for the volunteers & I to sort, search, format & upload all the jobs into the 150+ page INALJ Daily Digest- it also costs money to do all of this & the website so I am looking for donations- even $5 helps- things I…

INALJ in Turkey

I thought I would share way too many photos of my trip to Istanbul over the Thanksgiving holiday with everyone. If anyone has ever wondered what I look like when I am sick then you are in for a treat! Also my husband Sana is prominently featured throughout as is my INALJ business card. I…