So I Didn’t Win the Lotto, This Time

Last night when I insisted my chances of winning the lottery, Powerball to be specific, were pretty good (I had a feeling), my husband reminded me it isn’t safe to build castles in the clouds.  I didn’t win but I still disagree :)  Even without the massive influx of cash (donations can be made anytime, people), I know that what we do here at INALJ, as well as those who donate their time at the myriad number of jobs websites do is building a dream for someone.  We all need work so we can pay our bills, but how fantastic is it that our chosen careers are fueled by such passion?  We do all that we can to provide links to opportunities, and we will continue to do this, because even if I had won Powerball I would still be doing this.  I love what I do and fingers crossed this hard work coupled with your hard work will land you a job!



PS: Donate here  :)


Naomi House

Naomi House, MLIS, is the founder and publisher of the popular webzine and jobs list (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 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,, 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.