Another Year Older & I Have an Exciting New Job!

by Naomi House, MLIS

Another Year Older &  I Have an Exciting New Job!

NaomiHouseT160KThanks for all the birthday wishes!!!

If you followed me on social media this weekend you’ll know I have ONE birthday wish!  It is that the INALJ community (because we are all in this together) spreads the word about my latest community/ project!

What is T160K?

A new social purpose corporation that created a crowfunding platform with an emphasis on Africa cultural, heritage and preservation projects.  We partner with established organization across Africa to help them raise funds for their requirements.  We are a team of crowdfunders, supporters of culture, and software developers who believe that with technology, everyone can participate in positive change. We believe culture in all its forms plays an essential role in positive social and economic outcomes and hand-pick projects where crowdfunding can have the greatest impact.

What does T160K stand for?

T160k was forged in the international effort to rescue the priceless manuscripts of Timbuktu from terrorists in 2012. Early in the evacuation, when there was little help coming from outside Timbuktu, a timely contribution from an unexpected donor enabled us to save the first 160,000 manuscripts. We named our initiative in memory of that event: T for Timbuktu, 160k for the first 160,000 manuscripts. Read more FAQs at this link.

How can you help? 

Donating as little as $5 to one of our campaigns on would be phenomenally helpful! Also getting the word out about this great new social purpose corporation to your friends, family and networks via email and social media.

You can find us (I am CMO) on:


Twitter:  @T160K

LinkedIn Group:





CEO Tony is on Twitter at @T160kTony  and I am at @T160kNaomi

Thanks for being a part of the INALJ community and I hope that you join me in T160K, a community of cultural crowdfunding and preservation!

– Naomi


Naomi House

Naomi House, MLIS, is the founder and publisher of the popular webzine and jobs list (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 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,, 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. 


  1 comment for “Another Year Older & I Have an Exciting New Job!

  1. November 24, 2014 at 10:11 am

    This is great! Congrats! My second master’s is in African Studies so I’m excited to follow this project.

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