Kim Humberd …In Six

Naomi: How did you find your current job?
Kim: I found my job posted on Indeed.com. Since I have daily email alerts of new jobs sent to me daily, I was able to apply right away!

Naomi: Favorite library you have been to?
Kim: I used to work at the Elmhurst Public Library in Elmhurst, IL, and that’s probably my favorite library. The resources are amazing, and so are the staff!

Naomi: Favorite book?
Kim: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas.

Naomi: Favorite thing about libraries/ library technology?
Kim: The possibilities!

Naomi: Any websites or feeds or blogs we should be following?
Kim: INALJ, of course, Indeed.com, and you should be on Linkedin.

Naomi: Best piece of job hunting advice?
Kim: Get a few librarians you trust to go over your resume and/or cover letter. Tell them to be brutally honest. Then take their suggestions!

My name is Kim Humberd, and I am the new Learning Resource Center Manager at Strayer University’s Allentown campus in PA. I got my MLIS from Dominican University in January 2010, and have been looking for a job since then. My husband and I like to cook, and play with our dog (Scout) and our cat (Bellatrix). I also started a book club with some of my friends, and we have a wonderful time reading and discussing books! My husband, Luke, and I are very excited to be moving to PA, because his family all live there and he hasn’t lived close to them for many years.

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 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, 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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