December 2013 Roundup (INALJ Stats)

Over 3.75 million total page views reached in December!

What a great month!  we reached over 3.75 million page views at! December’s busiest day was 12,895 views on 12/3, and our busiest week had 69,787 views the 49th week of the year, and for the month had 241,055 views!

Some fast stats for December 2013:

  • 3,875,681 total page views (all time) and 241,055 in December alone
  • over 19,926 Tweets milestone reached
  • 4,248 Twitter followers
  • 5,685 Facebook fans
  • 4,232 LinkedIn group members
  • 1,186 email subscribers
  • Our ?th fan found their job!  ? fans shared that they found jobs in December and many, many more found jobs as well.  (this stat will be updated later on this month)


  • California was the most viewed state page with 10,586 views
  • Ontario was the most viewed Canadian province with 2,542 views
  • Total jobs added for the month 5,614  

The top 5 INALJ articles in December were:

1. Respectfully Declining a Job Offer  by Sarah Deringer, Head Editor, INALJ Mississippi
2. But I Can’t Move For a Job! by Elinor Crosby, Head Editor, INALJ Nova Scotia
3. DAM: A Career Opportunity for LIS Pros  by Kiersten Bryant, Head Editor, INALJ California
4. Gift Ideas for the Librarian in Your Life by Sarah Roark Schott, Head Editor, INALJ Arizona
10 Library-Themed Businesses I’d Love to Frequent Some Day by Sandra Hoyer, Head Editor, INALJ Washington

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 next year 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.   

Naomi House

Naomi House, MLIS, is the founder and publisher of the popular LIS jobs resource (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 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.