Leaving Librarianship: some recent blog posts

by Naomi House, MLIS

Leaving Librarianship: some recent blog posts

This past weekend I read three excellent blog postings by librarians and info pros who have left or are considering leaving the library field.  Money is a huge part of the equation.  Librarians, Masters holders that we are, are grossly under-compensated and often wrestle with being treated as less than professionals by others.  I am fighting the good fight within the field (for right now) but very much support the decisions of both of these authors and wanted to share with you here.

Please, check them out:

Breaking Up With Libraries by Nina McHale

Hey Libraries: It’s Not Me, It’s You by Kate Kosturski, INALJ New York State Head Editor

Hey Libraries: It’s Not Me, It’s You Part 2: Who Gets to Keep the Couch?  by Kate Kosturski, INALJ New York State Head Editor



photo from UAE trip in February 2013

previously published 6/2/13 (I added a link on 6/8/13)

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. 


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