Weekend Warrior

One habit I have tried to improve at and cultivate is using my weekends more wisely. For me one of my goals is every weekend to add interviews and articles to INALJ.com so that everything rolls out seamlessly throughout the week. Back when I was hunting for a job I made myself a pact that I would not go out and do anything each weekend day until I had applied for at least one job. And not just any job but one that was a good fit for me. This meant spending hours honing my job searching skills and really exploring what I was capable and willing to do for a job. It meant expanding my horizons.

My Hope For You

  • It is my hope that my readers will be able to focus on applying and not on becoming better job searchers.
  • I hope that all our work on the INALJ daily jobs digest allows you, the readers, to never have to worry about cultivating job searching skills but rather better spend your time on your job applying skills.
  • I hope you are able to find at least one job a week to apply to
  • I hope the daily digest allows you more free time to join in the discussions on LinkedIn
  • And finally my greatest hope is that you all find jobs!
  • Naomi House

    Naomi House, MLIS, is the founder and publisher of the popular webzine and jobs list 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 18.5 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 has also written for the 2011, 2012 & 2013 LexisNexis Government Info Pro. She presents whenever she can, most recently thrice at the American Library Association's Annual Conference as well as breakout talk presenter at OCLC EMEA in Cape Town, South Africa and as a keynote speaker at the Virginia Library Association annual meeting, at the National Press Club, McGill University, the University of the Emirates, Dubai, MLIS program and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. 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 has relocated to being nomadic. She runs her husband’s moving labor website, KhanMoving.com, fixes and sells old houses and assists her husband cooking delicious Pakistani food as well. She has heard of spare time but hasn’t encountered it lately. She pronounces INALJ as eye-na-elle-jay.