On Finding Stealth Library Jobs (must read)

I was happy to find a posting on finding outside the box or stealth library jobs.  ALAJobList originally shared the link and I re-shared it :)

Written by Holly the Librarian, Stealth Library Jobs, covers a very important topic, jobs that are perfect for librarians posted employers who don’t know they need us (librarians) for that role.  Check out the whole thing.

One of my goals at INALJ is to make my list of Keywords for Job Searching (found on the right sidebar) even more robust.  Heck, I may even find time to alphebatize it this year too :)  There are many employers out there that think they know what a librarian does (books, shushing) and it is really difficult to teach someone when they think they know already.  By going out there and applying for these jobs and working in these varied fields we are doing the best teaching possible- through exposure to librarians in the workplace more and more employers will begin to share our value with their colleagues.

Libraries and information centers, why they are just the beginning.


From 1/22/13

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.