July 2013 Roundup (INALJ Stats )

Over 350,000 page views in July!

July 2013 INALJ stats

July saw our busiest day ever at 16,464 views on 7/8, and busiest week ever with 81,992 views the 28th week of the year, and the absolute busiest month ever at INALJ.com with 352,754 views, over 30,000 more than June!

Some fast stats for July 2013:

  • 2,372,145 total INALJ.com page views (all time) and 352,754 in July alone
  • over 15,820 Tweets milestone reached
  • 3,778 Twitter followers
  • 5,442 Facebook fans
  • 3,590 LinkedIn group members
  • 1,163 INALJ.com email subscribers
  • Our 1,106th fan found their job!  66 shared that they found jobs in July and many, many more did find them.
  • California was the most viewed state page with 15,405 views
  • Total jobs added for the month 7,578 (to be updated 8/5/13)

I love looking back and hope we continue to grow in leaps and bounds.

The top 5 INALJ articles in July were:

1. A Rejection Letter to the Rejection Letter  by R.C. Miessler, Head Editor, INALJ Indiana
2. How Break Out of the Library Field & Feel Good About It by Veda Darby Soberman, Head Editor, INALJ Hawaii
3. What (not) to do while job hunting by Alexis Stapp, Head Editor, INALJ Minnesota
4. 4 Sites That Every Librarian Should Know and Show by Fallon Bleich, Head Editor, INALJ Oklahoma
5. I Found my Dream Job but I’m Not Qualified by Courtney Baron, Head Editor, INALJ Georgia

* honorable mention to our 9th most viewed article for July, How I Recovered From Being Fired by Nena Schvaneveldt, Head Editor, INALJ Utah, which wasn’t even up on INALJ.com for a full 24 hours!

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 August 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.


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Naomi House

Naomi House, MLIS, is the founder and publisher of the popular webzine and jobs list INALJ.com (formerly I Need a Library Job) and former CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) of T160K.org, a crowdfunding platform focused on African patrimony, heritage and cultural projects. INALJ was founded in October 2010 with the assistance of her fellow Rutgers classmate, Elizabeth Leonard. Its 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. INALJ has had over 21 Million page hits and helped many, many thousands of librarians 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 one month. Naomi believes that well-sourced quantity is quality in this narrow job market and INALJ reflects this with many new jobs published daily. She has also written for the 2011, 2012 and 2013 LexisNexis Government Info Pro and many other publications in the past decade. She presents whenever she can, including serving on three panels at the American Library Association's Annual Conference in Las Vegas; as breakout presenter at OCLC EMEA in Cape Town, South Africa; as a keynote speaker at the Virginia Library Association annual meeting; at the National Press Club in Washington DC; McGill University in Montreal, Canada; the University of the Emirates, Dubai, MLIS program and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Naomi was a Reference, Marketing and Acquisitions Librarian for a contractor at a federal library outside Washington, DC, and has been living and working in Budapest, Hungary and Western New York State. She spent years running her husband’s moving labor website, fixed and sold old houses and assisted her husband cooking delicious Pakistani food. She is preparing to re-enter the workforce and is job hunting. Her husband is now the co-editor of INALJ, a true support!  She has heard of spare time but hasn’t encountered it lately. She pronounces INALJ as eye-na-elle-jay.