March 2014 Roundup (INALJ Stats)

5 million total page views reached in March!

5 millionWhat a great month!  The big news is we reached over 5 million page views at on 3/30!

In addition it was the best month at for all stats! Our busiest day EVER was 20,026 views on 3/24, and our busiest week EVER at 104,475 views, and our busiest month EVER at with 431,907 views!

Some fast stats for March 2014:

  • 5,027,988 total page views (all time) and 431,907 in March alone
  • 23,242 Tweets milestone reached
  • 4,689 Twitter followers
  • 5,844 Facebook fans
  • 5,052 LinkedIn group members
  • 1,203 email subscribers
  • Our ?th fan found their job!  ? fans shared that they found jobs in January 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 20,936 views
  • Ontario was the most viewed Canadian province with 8,316 views
  • Total jobs added for the month 9,095 

The top 5 INALJ articles in  March were:

  1. Debunking 10 Librarian Misconceptions  by Aimee Graham, Head Editor, INALJ New York State
  2. Working at a Public Library Reference Desk by Clare Sobotka, Head Editor, INALJ Idaho
  3. What to write after they’ve turned you down  by Mary-Michelle Moore, Head Editor, INALJ California
  4. The 8 Best Reader’s Advisory Websites  by Rebecca Tischler, Head Editor, INALJ Tennessee
  5. 3 Ways that your Job Interview can go seriously awry, and how to avoid them   by Charissa Brammer, Head Editor, INALJ Maine

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 April 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.


*screen capture of chart made with WordPress

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.