Job Scrapers

Reposted from 3/5/2012
One of the unique qualities of the INALJ daily jobs email is that most of the listings come from listservs and postings the volunteers and I find on major library job websites. We use job scrapers as well but we are careful to check the timeliness of the postings to be certain the jobs are not expired. I wanted to share the few job scrapers we use regularly so that readers can create their own alerts.

  • LinkUp.com which searches company job listings online tends to be more timely than some of the other job scrapers
  • Indeed.com is a fantastic resource just be sure to check when the job was originally posted
  • Glassdoor.com we use to find corporate jobs
  • Naomi House

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