15 MILLION Page Views for INALJ!

by Naomi House, MLIS

15 MILLION Page Views for INALJ!

IMG_6534On Friday, 12/11/2015, INALJ hit 15 MILLION page views all time!  YAY!

Every time we hit a new usage stat someone says, “isn’t that a bad thing, you know that so MANY people are using a job hunting site?”

Easy, the answer is NO.

INALJ, while specifically focusing on library and information professional job opportunities, is not reaching anywhere near everyone who could find this site useful.  We have relied on word of mouth and grassroots outreach to get our site in the hands of job hunters.  We are proud of the work we have done saving LIS job hunters time.  “We” is me, and over 600 volunteers over the past 5 years and I am so grateful and thankful for all the hard work everyone has done to help their fellow LIS job hunters find jobs.

Thanks to everyone – I am unsure how 2016 will shake out but I know am proud of all we accomplished so far.


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.