April 2013 Roundup (INALJ Stats )

What a great month it has been!  INALJ had over a Quarter of a Million page views in April!

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Fifty-six fans reported that they found jobs!

In April the daily page visits totaled over a 250,000!!!


Some fast stats for April 2013:

  • 1,400,538 total INALJ.com page views (all time) and 280,004 in April alone
  • over 13,308 Tweets milestone reached
  • 3,381 Twitter followers
  • 5,257 Facebook fans
  • 3,203 LinkedIn group members
  • 1,089 INALJ.com email subscribers
  • Our 913th fan found their job!
  • California was the most viewed state page with 8,656 views
  • Total jobs added for the month 13,635  (to be updated on 5/2/13)

I love looking back and hope we continue to grow in leaps and bounds. April was stunning!  The blog posts made us go from a daily high in March of 11,848 on 3/26/13 to a high of 12,460 on 4/8/13 !!!

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The top 5 INALJ articles in April were:

  1. So, you think you might want an MLIS? by Sarah Porter, Head Editor, INALJ California
  2. Library 101: The Missing Course that You Wish You Could Have Taken by Shayna Monnens, Head Editor, INALJ South Dakota
  3. Free your wardrobe and the rest will follow! by Lauren Arnsman, Head Editor, INALJ Puerto Rico
  4. 4 Sites That Every Librarian Should Know and Show by Fallon Bleich, Head Editor, INALJ Oklahoma
  5. Soft Skills = Success:  Demonstrating Soft Skills in your Job Application – DOs and DON’Ts by Julie Watson, Head Editor, INALJ Pennsylvania

It is hard work finding job opportunities, applying for them and getting hired. I hope INALJ makes at least one aspect of your hunt easier so you can focus on applying and getting the job. Here is hoping May continues the trend. Here is hoping the community we have built can help you focus and grow and most importantly find work that can support you and work you can be passionate about.

 

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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 19.5 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. 

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