Ask Naomi: Duplications

One aspect of the daily digest that we are always behind on is duplications. I am often asked why there are several duplicate jobs posted in each version of the daily jobs digest. Part of the reason is time- it is more important to me to get the most jobs on the list that I possibly can each day and less important to de-dupe. That is not to say that we don’t de-dupe. I have three wonderful volunteers who clean up behind me several times a week and I am truly grateful for them. So if you notice a duplicated job feel free to email me at or wait a day or two and we’ll most likely have caught it by then.

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.