Why no comments?

I am often asked why I don’t have comment threads here at INALJ.com or on FB. The reason is simple- I want all comments to be in one place and part of larger conversations. That is why I created the LinkedIn group for I Need a Library Job. I never wanted to constantly have to police comments either so this makes it much easier for me as well as fans to find all our discussions in one place.

Finally each website is a service with specific goals. INALJ.com shares news, tips and articles. FB shares job notices and congratulations. I feel strongly about organizing our listings and information and do not intend on being a data dump- but rather a service. So come join the conversations on LinkedIn and fingers crossed for all you job hunters!


originally published 11/11/11


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.