#SaveINALJ : INALJ is 5 years old & we need funding to continue!

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by Naomi House, MLIS

Naomi House at NPRSo we made it to 5 years old!  Woot!  And I am completely exhausted.

*GoFundMe option now added! – 12/27/15

Back on October 16, 2010 I thought to myself that I and my fellow Rutgers MLIS students were duplicating efforts in the job hunt and what if we made a daily email list and shared everything we found in one space. So I reached out to see if anyone else wanted to help and only one classmate did, Elizabeth Leondard, who helped set up the Facebook and Twitter accounts I still use today.  Um, yep, this 14 million page views and HUGE source for THOUSANDS of jobs happened through an accident of will (if that can happen, feels like it did).

But in order to continue and improve the site and resources I need funding.

Why should you give?

Because YOU use the site

Because it helped YOU or someone you know find their job

Because what WE do has extreme value and is not being done elsewhere

Because INALJ will go away without it

GoFundMe option


PayPalPayPal any donations to jobs@inalj.com

It would be lovely to write a long retrospective but I spend hours each day from dawn until very late in the evening managing volunteers, pages and adding jobs so you don’t have to hunt around for them. This is all I have time to write. I want to continue but whether I do or not depends on YOU, the community of LIS professionals, students and fans.



EMPLOYERS can Sponsor a job ad OR a page!


INDIVIDUALS can Sponsor a page!

And ANYONE can give using PayPal any amount at all one time or recurring to Jobs@inalj.com

THANKS and I hope to stay doing this but I need the community’s financial support NOW!  I know the work we do matters and has value and so does our time.

I don’t have a number – if I raise a little I’ll stay a little longer, if I raise a lot, I will be able to keep going much longer.

(published originally 10/16/2015)

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. 


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