INALJ is 3!!!!

IMG_1522One of my favorite things about INALJ is how busy it keeps me and this week was no exception.  In fact it took a question at a networking even for the DC 85 broads group to make me realize just why today is special.  Someone asked when I founded INALJ and it hit me, October 16, 2010, three years ago today!

 

Last year I wrote about the founding of INALJ:

“I was at home sitting at my computer working on who knows which one of my grad school classes and counting my lucky stars.  Just one month previously I had been hired as a Reference Librarian for a government contractor working at a federal library.  Naomi House, Librarian!  I was only half way through my MLIS at Rutgers and there I was, a full fledged librarian.  But I was still getting jobs emails and listservs.  Then my Aunt Susan sent me a listing for a librarian in her small town Montana library.  I knew some of my friends would jump at the chance to apply but how to share these jobs with them?

One of my greatest frustrations in the job hunt was the myriad number of resources (websites, listservs, word of mouth, etc) I had to use to find jobs.  I wanted to share these jobs with my library school classmates in a more organized, searchable, as comprehensive as I could get it format.  I put out the call for help and former classmate Elizabeth Leonard agreed to help!  Elizabeth got the Facebook and Twitter pages up and our classmate Marybeth Q. joined as the first subscriber to what I initially called my  I Need a Library Job Daily Digest.  It wasn’t til November of 2011 that I launched INALJ.com and the rest is history, or should I say history to be made I hope :)”

 

Now 3 years in over 1,300 fans have found jobs!!!!

 

Here is to many, MANY more years of INALJ and helping info pros find jobs.

 

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). 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 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, KhanMoving.com, 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. 

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  2 comments for “INALJ is 3!!!!

  1. Steph Routhier Perry
    October 17, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Happy Birthday INALJ! I’m still in library school but I check INALJ every day and I know how valuable this service is. Congratulations and here’s to many, many more!
    Steph

  2. Soli
    October 17, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Happy anniversary!

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