May 2013 Roundup (INALJ Stats )

Phenomenal growth!  INALJ had nearly 300,000 page views in May!

Sixty-four fans reported that they found jobs!

In May the total page visits were over 299,000!!!  Half way through 2013 and we already have nearly doubled the page views for 2011 and 2012 combined!  And we reached 1.5 million views total on May 12.  May 2013 saw our busiest day (15,326 views 5/28), week (70,759 views the 22nd week of the year), and month (299,021 views)!

Some fast stats for May 2013:

  • 1,699,559 total page views (all time) and 299,021 in May alone
  • over 13,887 Tweets milestone reached
  • 3,488 Twitter followers
  • 5,283 Facebook fans
  • 3,325 LinkedIn group members
  • 1,098 email subscribers
  • Our 977th fan found their job!
  • California was the most viewed state page with 13,932 views
  • Total jobs added for the month 7,322

I love looking back and hope we continue to grow in leaps and bounds. May was stunning!  We had a daily high in April of 12,460 views on 4/8/13 and we jumped to a high of 15,326 on 5/28/13 !!!

The top 5 INALJ articles in MAY were:

1.  4 Reference tools that save my life (on a daily basis) by Amanda Viana, Head Editor, INALJ Massachusetts
2.  On Being a Secret Librarian by Nena Schvaneveldt, Head Editor, INALJ Utah
3.  3 Ways to Get Library Experience without a Library Job by Courtney Baron, Head Editor, INALJ Georgia
4.  3 Off-the-Beaten-Paths to Librarianship by Claire Schmieder, Head Editor, INALJ New Jersey
5.  What to Expect When You’re Interviewing: The Fabulous Five by Amanda Marie Yetter, former INALJ Maryland Head Editor

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 June 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.


Charts created via Excel

reposted from 6/3/13

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. 


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