Eye Na Elle Jay: You say tom-AY-to and I say…

reposted from 12/8/11

So how do I pronounce INALJ? I say it Eye-Na-Elle-Jay (or Ina as in Garten, Elle Jay) but I have heard it pronounced as one syllable inallggg and as I-N-A-L-J. 🙂 It stands for I Need a Library Job- and I wish it was a less clunky name but I can’t think of a better way to describe what we do here- job hunting is a personal journey and aim to be a sort of job club/community for all the information pros hunting for jobs.

Photo of a tomato grown in my Mom’s garden.

Naomi House

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