To Volunteers, With Love

by Naomi House, MLIS

INALJ VDay 2014INALJ is an all volunteer effort and I just wanted to take a minute to thank everyone who puts in time Monday-Friday each of the 52 weeks of the year to help bring job opportunities and advice to job hunters.  On every page of INALJ.com you will see a list of volunteers on the lower left hand side (assistants, associates, metadata manager, articles editor, head editors, etc) and assistants to the head editors for state/province/country pages are listed on their individual pages.

But I want to give them a little love and shout out here as well.  So here is to everyone!

Thanks for the countless hours you dedicate, for your spirit of giving, for helping people find job opportunities and for staying positive no matter what!  3 cheers to you and here is to another great year!

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 18.5 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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  1. Shaula
    February 14, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    You guys rock! Thank you, all of you, for your hard work and the important service you provide to your fellow info professionals.

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