by Naomi House, MLIS
It was a nice day, January 31st of this year. I was sitting at McDonalds as I do, getting all set to update the daily INALJ jobs page, but I kept getting an error message. I decided the best bet would be just to get the jobs up somewhere else (my husband’s site which I use a backup the once or twice a year something happens) and try and figure out if the issue was with a WordPress plugin. The next day I got an email from my Hosting provider, seems I was massively over the space allotted in my plan. It took a few days of back and forth but I finally decided to have the site migrated and upgrade on February 6th. I was told the following:
- I would have a mirror site left up (the site was still up as of Feb 6th)
- I would be able to edit the jobs page to link to the temp site on my husband’s page
- It would take 3 days to a week max
It turns out the overage of space being used meant the mirror site was never an option (I should have been told), and by the time they started the migration I could not edit anything. At least they got the site back up, but not until February 15th. So that is what happened. I pinned a tweet to my personal twitter @inaljnaomi. Several folks posted on ALA Think Tank and INALJ LinkedIn so I was able to share what was going on. But though this was annoying, frustrating and a bit of a pain it is resolved. The jobs are back where they belong and I will get more up tonight!
And INALJ is ALWAYS harvested on the Internet Archive Wayback Machine several times a month at the very least so check there for email contacts and policies, even old articles and old jobs lists.
Here is hoping the jobs found by myself and the volunteers help you find a great opportunity you might not have found otherwise! And here is hoping this was a once-in-a-site-lifetime thing!