Must Follow: Archives Gig

When I first began working on the daily INALJ jobs email it was less than 20 pages long in no small part because I had no idea about the wealth of resources available for librarians, library staff, archivists and other information professionals seeking work. It was actually a Smithsonian Librarian who turned me on to the best resource for archivists hunting for jobs, Archives Gig, run entirely by Meredith Lowe.

Meredith was gracious enough to give me an interview and I have nothing but the utmost respect for what she provides to our community. It truly is an invaluable service and I know for a fact many people are employed today that wouldn’t have been if Archives Gig were not around. Hats off to Meredith and you should all check her website out!

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.