November 2014 Roundup (INALJ Stats)

Another fantastic month!

T160k 2-page-spread-manu-on-parchment-1024x680What a great month!  Another fantastic November!

Our busiest day in November was 20,353 views on 11/3, and our busiest week had 110,721 views, and our month was 421,532 views!

We also hit 8.9 million page views in total. Fantastic!  My big news for the month was the launch of my new community and crowdfunding website,, which focuses on arts and culture partnerships across Africa.  I am co-founder and CMO.


Some fast stats for November 2014:

  • 8,954,599 total page views (all time) and 421,532 in November alone
  • 34,739 Tweets milestone reached
  • 6,131 Twitter followers
  • 6,492 Facebook fans
  • 7,193 LinkedIn group members
  • 1,197 email subscribers
  • Our ?th fan found their job!  ? fans shared that they found jobs in November and many, many more found jobs as well.  (this stat will be updated later on some month)


  • California was the most viewed US state page with 16,943 views
  • Ontario was the most viewed Canadian province and of ALL jobs pages with 21,709 views
  • Total jobs added for the month 6,595 


The top 6 INALJ articles in November were:

  1. Why I Quit My Library Job and Why I No Longer Want One by Naomi House, founder
  2. “My life fell apart… and then I had to go back to work” by Amy Steinbauer, Senior Assistant, INALJ Califor Add Mediania
  3. I am not a librarian (and neither are you) by Naomi House, founder
  4. Essential Research Mobile Apps for Librarians  by Stephanie Noell, Senior Editor
  5. If You Want A Library Job, Look Outside the Library! Kate Kosturski, Senior Editor and Volunteer Coordinator
  6. 5 Things That People Don’t Realize their Librarians Do by Rebecca Tischler, Senior Editor

All 20 of our top 20 articles for November can be found here!


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 December 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.



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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.