INALJ is having a baby (well, I am)


* updated 10/20/13 – Sadly we had a miscarriage.  Thanks for all your support.  Now, to get healthy again!


Hi everyone,

Great news- my husband and I are expecting a baby in late April, early May 2014.  This is a bit earlier than I wanted to tell everyone but we are very excited!  Also today my contract with the government ended and I am without a job.  I am choosing to see this as an opportunity to develop my career in a new and exciting way.  I will keep everyone posted on all my life events (baby, job, etc) but wanted to share this with all you guys too!

Here is hoping for health, a resolution to the furlough and jobs for everyone and check out my article, Furloughed & Job Hunting: why strategizing 1st is the key to success.

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. 


  20 comments for “INALJ is having a baby (well, I am)

  1. October 20, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    * updated 10/20/13 – Sadly we had a miscarriage. Thanks for all your support. Now, to get healthy again!

  2. Susan
    October 11, 2013 at 9:11 am


  3. Clare
    October 9, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Congratulations, and thank you for all that you do!

  4. Sarah Roark Schott
    October 8, 2013 at 12:30 pm


  5. Nena
    October 7, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Congratulations Naomi & Sana, and best wishes in all your new adventures!

  6. Corrie Peterson
    October 7, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Congratulations, Naomi and Sana!

  7. Amber Egan
    October 7, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Congratulations on starting this new exciting chapter of your lives together!

  8. Marian
    October 7, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Best of luck for the future!!!

  9. Soli
    October 7, 2013 at 9:13 am


  10. Mary Astarita
    October 7, 2013 at 7:55 am

    Naomi, congratulations to you and your husband! Best of luck with everything!

  11. October 6, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    You guys are so sweet! Super lucky that I have a back-up job (house flipping) too!

  12. Veda - INALJ Hawaii
    October 6, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Yay! Congratulations, Naomi! Here’s to new beginnings!

  13. Michelle M Young
    October 6, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Congrats & best of luck to both of you.

  14. Susan
    October 6, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Congrats on the baby news!

  15. October 6, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Congratulations!!!!! Thank you for all you do. Feel great, relax and keep writing! Sue Montgomery

  16. Mary McMillen
    October 6, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Congratulations! Sometimes God works in mysterious ways — could the furlough be a sign of that? I certainly enjoy INALJ, though I haven’t found the opening that fits right. Blessings to you and your husband as you continue this wonderful journey you began!

  17. October 6, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    That’s awesome news!! Congratulations :) Less awesome that you’re without a job, but you’ll find some awesome opportunity I’m sure.

  18. Deborah Gurt
    October 6, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Congratulations and best wishes!

  19. Michelle
    October 6, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Congratulations! All the best for a happy and healthy pregnancy! And of course best of luck with the career. I have no doubt you’ll land on your feet!

  20. October 6, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Congratulations to you and your husband and thank you for sharing this milestone with us!

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