Naomi House : Library Journal Mover & Shaker Award Winner 2013


naomihouseNaomi House founder of has been named a “Mover & Shaker” in the library industry by the national publication, Library Journal.

In its March 15, 2013 issue, Library Journal named 50 outstanding professionals committed to providing excellent service to meet the needs of the people they serve.  Naomi House was selected because of her commitment to librarianship and building a community, INALJ.

Naomi currently serves a Federal Government Library contractor as supervisory Reference and Acquisitions Librarian.  Her profile will debut on Sunday, March 19th, online.

Library Journal honored Naomi because of her commitment to finding librarians and other info pros jobs.

“Each member of this year’s Movers & Shakers class embodies service to their community and a passion for advancing libraries and their profession,” said Mike Kelley, Library Journal Editor-in-Chief.

The 2013 Movers & Shakers were selected by the editors of Library Journal, the profession’s leading trade magazine. Each of the Movers & Shakers will be prominently featured in the March 15th issue of Library Journal and celebrated at a special luncheon in June during the American Library Association’s annual conference in Chicago. The print feature’s companion website is sponsored by OCLC and available at The luncheon and awards ceremony is made possible by the support of sponsors, including Baker & Taylor, Collection HQ, DEMCO, Info Group/Reference USA, Library Aware from Novelist, ProQuest, and Rosen.

A link to all award winners as they roll out the groups daily is here: Library Journal Movers & Shakers 2013, and here is my article:

Naomi House: Career Conjurer

About Library Journal


In its 137th year of publication, Library Journal is the oldest and most respected publication covering the library field. Considered to be the “bible” of the library world, LJ is read by more than 100,000 library directors, administrators, and staff in public, academic, and special libraries. Library Journal is a publication of Media Source Inc., which also owns School Library Journal, The Horn Book Magazine and Junior Library Guild.


* In June 2020 Library Journal awarded their Library of the Year to the Seattle Public Library, which had hosted an anti-Trans group risking Trans staff and patrons. While I did not ask LJ to rescind my own award, I did sign a letter along with 2,000+ library workers asking LJ to rescind the Library of the Year award. They have declined our request, therefore I wanted to place an asterisk explaining why on my site.

Naomi House

Naomi House, MLIS, is the founder and publisher of the popular LIS jobs resource (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 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.