October 2015 Roundup (INALJ Stats)

14 million page views!

_SCN4119What a great month!  And incredibly busy as I had little access to wifi for the last two weeks!  And we celebrated 5 years doing this!!!!  Happy birthday to us!

Our busiest day in October had 20,706 views on 10/5, and our busiest week had 119,379 views, and our month had 445,878 views!  We also hit 5 million total views in 2015!

We reached 14 million page views in total!  Also hoping INALJ supporters will continue to follow and support my latest venture, the new social purpose corp/ community and crowdfunding website, T160K.org, which focuses on arts and culture partnerships across Africa.  I am a co-founder and CMO.

Some fast stats for October 2015:

  • 14,419,798 total INALJ.com page views (all time) and 445,878 in October alone
  • 46,747 Tweets milestone reached
  • 7,158 Twitter followers
  • 7,154 Facebook fans
  • 8,499 LinkedIn group members
  • 1,232 INALJ.com email subscribers


  • California was the most viewed US state page with 15,985 views
  • Ontario was the most viewed Canadian province and of ALL jobs pages with 17,599 views
  • Total jobs added for the month 7,836

The top 8 INALJ articles in October :

  1. #SaveINALJ : INALJ is 5 years old today & we need funding to continue! by Naomi House, INALJ founder and CEO
  2. Why I Quit My Library Job and Why I No Longer Want One by Naomi House, INALJ founder and CEO
  3. 5 Things That People Don’t Realize their Librarians Do by Rebecca Tischler
  4. New Adults Need Libraries, Too by Abby Hargreaves
  5. How to Stay Positive During a Long Job Hunt by Scottie Kapel
  6. Learn a New Language for Your Library Career by Raymond Pun
  7. Ten Useful Websites for Techie Librarians by Rebekah Kati
  8. “Why do you need a master’s degree to be a librarian?” by Alexis Stapp

The top 8 (not 20 this month) blogs for the month can be found on Twitter with #Top8INALJOct15

It is hard work finding job opportunities, applying for them and getting hired. I hope INALJ makes at least one aspect of your hunt easier so you can focus on applying and getting the job. Here is hoping November continues the trend. Here is hoping the community we have built can help you focus and grow and most importantly find work that can support you and work you can be passionate about.

Image created with a camera and zero patience for it to be a good shot

published 11/2/2015 but looks to be earlier because I didn’t want it on the main page, so there is that also there is no head showing on the slider because there are enough heads on the slider

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.