INALJ Turns 4 Today!

by Naomi House, MLIS

INALJ Turns 4 Today!

INALJ VDay 2014This year I just want to say Thanks!

We have no way of accurately knowing exactly how many people we have helped find jobs. We know it is significantly more than the 1500 we count but the job hunting process is stressful and often times job hunters don’t remember where they found a job. Just being a place they CAN find one is enough for us!  As of today we have 6,401 fans on Facebook, 6,907 LinkedIn group members, 6,007 Twitter followers, over 8,288,000 page views all time and have helped many LIS pros find jobs!

When I sent out my very first email of library jobs two days after starting what was at first the Library Jobs Daily Digest, then I Need a Library Job and finally INALJ. I thought I would do it for a year and hand it over to a new Rutgers student. Though I did start it on my own I thought it might be something that stayed within Rutgers and my first help came from co-founder Elizabeth Leonard, one of my classmates who set up the Facebook and Twitter pages and co-managed them with me for the first year. But it became clear that my specific vision coupled with an addiction to job hunting and the reward of hearing I helped someone find their job, that INALJ would be my project for the foreseeable future. I sent that first email of jobs to 6 classmates and by the end of the week to 31 in total, and now, 4 years later and over 8 million page views I just want to say…

THANKS!  Thanks to each and every single person who has volunteered their time with INALJ in any capacity. Putting together the list of jobs takes many volunteer hours each week and we all do it because we believe. Thanks to everyone, especially in the early days, who shared the jobs digest and website and were advocates for the work we do. This is a volunteer site but it takes a tremendous amount of work. Through vacations, health scares, weekends, and more I have not missed a day of INALJ in 4 years. Two years ago I threw a 2nd birthday party, last year I had my 1st miscarriage the day before the anniversary so I did not write anything up.

I know I am missing a few people so note in the comments if your name is not on here and When you volunteered at INALJ so I can check and add you!  This only lists people who completed their commitments (not those who volunteered and quit before doing any work). Below, not in any order at all…

INALJ Volunteers Now and through the Years!!!
(527 total!)

Naomi House (INALJ’s first volunteer and success story), Elizabeth Leonard, Rachael Altman, Kate Kosturski, Jennifer Devine, Ashley Mancill, Lauren Bourdages, Mary-Michelle Moore, Valarie Swayze, Emma Pinault, Josh Rimmer,  Amelia Zavala Vander Heide Claire Schmieder, Leigh Milligan, Holly Boyer, Rebecca Tischler, Rebecca Kluberdanz, Diana La Femina, Stephanie Noell, Marian Mays, Sarah Mueth, Stephanie Sendaula, James Adams, Jessica Colbert, Maria House, Jessica Marlette, Sara Horne, Christina Virden, Crystal Snyder, Fallon Bleich, Amy Steinbauer, Rachel Loria, Ruth Tillman, Ruth Lincoln, Tracy Wasserman, Danielle Todd, Veda Darby Soberman, Clare Sobotka, Sara Dixon, Heidi Taylor-Caudill, Jennifer Devine, Katherine Kimball Adelberg, Deeba Rehman, Alexis Stapp, Nicole Usiondek, Nicolas Resteiner, Angela Solis, Gabrielle Spiers, Alexis Rohlfing, Yandee Vazquez, Rebekah Kati, Jennifer Reisch, Nena Schvaneveldt. Clayton Hayes, Brad McNally, Rebecca Vogler Splain, R.C. Miessler, Sarah Deringer, Africa Hands, Rossy Mendez, Shayna Monnens, Heidi Greathouse, Grey Maixner, Bradley Woodruff, Emily Guier, Christina Wilson, Amanda Brooks, Sarah Dashow, Elena Bubelich, Ashley Crace, Brittany Bush, Denise Peeler, Julie Watson, Whitney Zahar, George Hawtin, Suzanne Schultz Pick, Ryan Nitz, Sarah Roark Schott, Jennifer Crutchfield, Sheryl Christensen, Kiersten Bryant, Sarah Porter, Scottie Kapel, Joy Rodriguez, Sheela Sur, Shelley Macon, Aimee Graham, Courtney Barron, Courtney Butler, Elinor Crosby, Amanda Brooks, Sarah Parramore, Erin Wells, Kasia Piasecka, Kristen Jaques, Emily Guier, Amanda Yetter, Adrith Bicchieri, Mychal Ludwig, Mathew Tansek, Amanda Viana, Sarah Filiberto, Samantha McClellan, Alisha Hasson, Meredith Solomon, Oscar Giurcovich, Maria Aghazarian, Rebecca Greer, Anne-Marie Taylor, Karly Szczepkowski,  Venessa Hughes, Naomi Gonzales, Rebecca Crago, Jill Olsen, Paul Marks, Alexandra Janvey, Elizabeth Lieutenant, Marlena Barber, Alphild Dick, Patricia Guardiola, Lisa Guidarini, Sean Taylor, Sandra Hoyer, Roselle Pendergast, Caitlin Moen, Renee Holden, Amanda May, Angela Prikockis, Brian Huffman, Jane Gilvin, Asheleigh Perry, Ta-Shire Tribbett,Kasey Ciborowski, Aimee Babcock-Ellis, Angela Kent, Michelle Benedicta, Sarah Eiseman, Rachel Collins, Nate Goodwin, Annice Sevett, Chelsea Pettella, Erin Kinney, Tiwanna Nevels, Alex Perry, Lexie Aldridge, Rachel Chenault, Jamaal Fisher,  Russell Wesdorp, Heather Gayton, Harold Rougeux, Jenna Troidl, Kristi Blamires, Kimberly Kelly, Christy Meister, Lauren Mitchell, Linda McVay, Antoinette Jaycox, Mardene Carr, Genise Gorman, Lacy Wolfe, Megan Ausen, Amy Steinbauer, Paul Hottinger, Sylvia Bly, Sierra Campbell, Sierra Lepine, Jacqueline Keleher, Linda Van Sistine-Yost, Michelle Barron, Liza Hickey, Julian Gautier, Mandy Sutton, Erin Dobias, Beth Gemellaro, Alicia Guzman, Jenna Shaffer, Matt Kirby, Lee Saffran, Amy Pham, Rita Romero, Sean O’Brien, Kimberly Harrison, Sean Taylor, Jason Reed, Erin Elzi, Leeanne Mill, Carrie-Ann Chavez, Jessica Framson, Amanda Marez-Frutchey, Lorelle Gianelli, Kristin Charles-Scaringi, Maura Carbone, Chelsea Patella, Stacy Williams, Cammy Koch, Veronica Britto, Laura Bosley, Roxanne Sutton, Matt Rice, Ayinde Flores, Collin Rickman, A.J. (Amy) Latalladi-Fulton, Sara Yarrito, Hollie Thompson, Amanda Del Sontro, Kate Aras, Robin Rockman, Cherish Burnside, Rachel Sharrow, Carmen Cole, Lindsey Fresta Gumb, Ameena Mohammad, Michael Rodriguez, Elizabeth Rapp, Jessica Caldwell-Lehr, Belle Reinoso, Jahala Simuel, Cirrus Gundlach, Sandra Manning, Nicole Oderisi, Liz Thompson, Ruth Rowell, Laura Rhicard, Ana Wiggins, Amy Smith, Anne Childress, Erin Green, Jessica Anderson, Nancy Fountaine, Michael Fosses, Muriel Call, Maria Candelario, Thomas Pinkerton, Katy Marcy, Katherine Epanchin-Butuc, Nicolas Resteiner, Karen Stoll Farrell, Kurt Albrand, Christina Geuther, Sarah Brooks, Erin Wentz, Kristin DeAnfrasio, Kim Weir, Linda Miles, Valerie Tagoe, Jessica Liening, Elizabeth McKinstry, Hali Black, Jessie Wionzek, Brandi Marquez, Chole Tiscornia, Brianna Erban, Stephanie Tayolor, Jenn Tiegs, JJ Wu, Sandi Richards, Sarah Morrison, Shannon Vondrasek, Sam Read, Anne Kolisnyk, Duda Trickovic, Anastasia Gould, Anne Kolisnyk, Emily Woodcock, Holly Ashbourne, Rebekah Harrison, Heather MacFadyen, Shannon Gracey, Michelle Fitzgerald, Shannon Mighton, Claire Baker, Meagan Berry, Janet Marchment, Chelsea Misquith, Christine Zubrinic, Shannon Mighton, Lauren Klapak, Dylan Hoover, Stephanie Lee, Tricha Fraser, Andrea Basra, Shannon Stalter, Michelle Goodridge, Susan Williams, Dan Eliosoff, Zeineb Yousif, Josiane Doucet-Alarie, Natalie Bissonnette, Rima Saliba, Michelle Curran, Timothy Tweed, Anna Robinson, Katie Rayner, Lisa Huntsha, Kat Howes, Caroline Grambo, Miranda Doran-Myers, Leta Ward, Lauren Arnsman, Maria Yolanda Rivera, Ailé Filippi Sánchez, Jill Silverberg, Lauren Manzella, Rosemary Kiladitis, Jade Geary, Arthur La Rue, Meghan Williams, Seth Allen, Elizabeth Shaw, Meghan McCusker, Simms Toomey, Leila Lucas, Brenna Christiansen, Jenise Overmier, Laura Nemitz, Lori Cadotte, Susanna Carey, Karen Kramer, Aimee Goodson, Katelynn Clark, Kim Michael, Krista English, Elizabeth Sargent, Julia Gaida, Sunny Purdin, Jeremy Mercier, Louise Daileigh, Christina Gibson, Lexie Davenport, Emily Bullough, Erika Crowe, Genive Purchase, Mary Purdey, Elise Dunham, Rebecca Corin Applin, Peter House, Molly Marcusse, Jing Wu, Amanda E. Mita, Heather Sturm, Karen King, Cadetrus Smith, Karen Mason, Jess Bruckner, Patrick Dougherty, Sarah Hudson, Jackie Saavedra, Meg Massey, Carolyne Begin, Rachel Wightman, Barbara Wetzel, Carlos Martinez III, Dara-Lynn Baker, Jennifer Frederiksen, Carol Desmond, Susan Shaffer, Randi Johnson, Holly Wheeler, Kristin Johnson-Perlock, Kristin Moo, Amber Sheely, Nyama Marsh, Briana Benson, Sarah Reckling, Sarah Lynch, Kristal Boulden, Shanee Murain, Jessica Danielle Smith, Margaret Usiak, Melissa Chomintra, Kristen Merryman, Matthew Johnson, Eileen Whittle, Neyda Gilman, Lisa Iannucci, Lisa Underwood, Carolyn McGee Mohn, Mallory Jallas, Caitlin Tingo, Tom Mullusky, Brianna Affholder, Carrie Crossman, Lara McLaughlin, April Eudy, Donna Terpack, Cassidy Charles, Amelia Zavala Vander Heide, Melanie Massarant, Todd Simpson, Jazmin Idakaar, Dana Bublitz, Amanda Elizabeth Perrine, Michele Lamorte, Ralph Baylor, Zenia Tatarsky, Drew Epstein, Kim Iacucci, Autumn Dilley, Kristina Bilello, Chante Hope, Alex Berman, Rena Grossman, Amy Wolfe, Carrie Fishner, Phylicia Dolcy, Pam Ameigh, Erin De Marco, Kristin Stockslager, Jenn Milani, Rose Feuer, Peter Olivia, Beth Deaner-Cohen, Shere Shelley, Barbara Speck, Lauren Pfender, Holly Mabry, Sarah Brown, Sarah Harris, Chris Lynch, Janice Putt,  Dawn Thomspon, Kristina Olsen, Anna Gaffey, Mary-Alexandra Smith, Stephanie Freas, Tracey Hughes, Alison Trautmann, Annie Nickum, Tariyka Chaulk, Patricia Guardiola, Alita Vogel, Sarah Kimmel, Stephanie Santiful, Julianne Wells, Kim Schwenk, Sara Bystrom, Basil Francois, Beth Caldwell, Aoife O’Connell, Brian Fulton, Rachel Werth, Mickie Cathers, Iris Jahng, Audra Deemer, Sarah Fetzer, Caitlin Bechtel, Jennifer Fredrickson, Amanda Chudnow, Erin Clavier, Jennifer Stickles, Chris Hogsett, Jennifer Stevenson, Holly Lipschultz, Erin Linsenmeyer, Paula Pergament, Deanna Fix, Kathy Ladell, Casey McCoy, Elizabeth Neal, Dillon Wackerman, Megan Ashley, Amy Golly, Annie Bahu, Denise Rayman, Aimee Nelson, Sarah Ellsworth-Hoffman, Andrew Stephens, Katie Fink, Natalie DeJonghe, Bharti Joshi, JoAnn Urban, Sarah Schlageck, Jennifer Millen, Julie Ramsay, Liz Polley, Virginia Mattingly, Tracy Legaspi, Anastasia Chiu, Stacy Gordon, Cassandra Mackie, Kayla Whidbee, Anna Jensen, Charissa Brammer, Natalie Browning, Amanda Cintron, Mary Block, Anna Maloney, Elizabeth Schlackman, Sarah Green, Michelle Izuka, Ruth Ware, Jessica Parij, Eleanor Lynch, Brittney Buckland, Karen Corday, Amy Pacheco, Julie Kennedy, Kristine Smith, Claire Abraham, Erin Klemm, Grace Torok, Theodora Sobin, Melanie Kloack, Amy Lauder, Emily Bartram, Jennifer McDonald, Sarah Hashimoto, Andrea Tietz, Andrea Smalley, Abigail Kathryn Sadler, Nic Moy, Alyssa Novak, Danielle Leigh Danke, Preston Salisbury, Michael Paulmeno, Heather Wefel, Elena Azadbakht, Tiffany Newton, Lauren Hoerr, Crystal Bauer, Julie Porter, Mackenzie Duffield, Steve Shackleford, Angela Piccola and Kenya Wiedemann!

 

If you are missing from this list post below your name and when you served with INALJ.  Thanks!

 

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 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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  2 comments for “INALJ Turns 4 Today!

  1. Clare
    October 17, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    I knew there were a lot of people involved, but seeing all the names written out makes it very real. Thank you so much everyone for your hard work!

  2. October 17, 2014 at 7:05 am

    Happy B-Day INALJ! Your website continues to be the best source for job seekers.

    Michael

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