INALJ 2011: the numbers

What a huge year for INALJ. With help from my fellow classmate Elizabeth Leonard INALJ was launched on 10/16/2010. One year+ later and our scope has far exceeded any expectations I ever had!!! So I wanted to share some truly inspiring numbers with you.

INALJ Email subscribers: 2,807
INALJ Facebook Fans: 3,851
INALJ Twitter followers: 1,874
INALJ LinkedIn Group members: 678

INALJ volunteers: 65 views (since late October): 27,477 views on my busiest day, 11/28/11: 1,673
INALJ fans who found jobs: 250 most popular posting: For Librarians, Buy Librarians 4,322 second most popular posting: Top 10 Job Sites for Librarians & Info Pro’s 1037
Urtak “Who Are You” Poll: 2,268 responses Here

INALJ FB Post Views: 12,841,083 (yep, really)
INALJ FB Post Feedback: 10,693

INALJ Tweets (in total): 8,638

INALJ LinkedIn Fans in New York City: 13%
INALJ LinkedIn Fans Who Work in Community & Social Services: 34%
INALJ LinkedIn Fans in Entry Level status: 46%
INALJ LinkedIn Fans in Libraries: 63%

Facebook Users by Country:
3,408 United States
120 Canada
77 Egypt
20 United Kingdom
20 Ireland
13 Algeria
12 Italy
11 Australia
11 India
7 Germany
5 France
5 Hungary
5 Philippines
5 Sudan
3 Switzerland
3 Brazil
3 Hong Kong
3 Spain
3 United Arab Emirates

Facebook Users by City:
87 New York
69 Chicago
55 Brooklyn
50 Los Angeles
50 Seattle
36 Portland
34 Giza
31 Buffalo
30 Philadelphia
28 San Francisco
27 Cairo
26 Minneapolis
23 Austin
23 Madison
22 Dallas
22 Saint Paul
21 Houston
21 Pittsburgh
20 Alexandria

Facebook Users by Language:
3,460 English (US)
254 English (UK)
41 Arabic
11 French (France)
9 Italian
5 English (Pirate)
5 Hungarian
4 Spanish
3 French (Canada)
3 Portuguese (Brazil)
2 German
2 Spanish (Spain)
1 Greek
1 English (India)
1 Catalan
1 Traditional Chinese (Taiwan)
1 Dutch
1 Indonesian
1 Danish

Naomi House

Naomi House, MLIS, is the founder and publisher of the popular webzine and jobs list (formerly I Need a Library Job) and former CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) of, a crowdfunding platform focused on African patrimony, heritage and cultural projects. INALJ was founded in October 2010 with the assistance of her fellow Rutgers classmate, Elizabeth Leonard. Its 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. INALJ has had over 21 Million page hits and helped many, many thousands of librarians 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 one month. Naomi believes that well-sourced quantity is quality in this narrow job market and INALJ reflects this with many new jobs published daily. She has also written for the 2011, 2012 and 2013 LexisNexis Government Info Pro and many other publications in the past decade. She presents whenever she can, including serving on three panels at the American Library Association's Annual Conference in Las Vegas; as breakout presenter at OCLC EMEA in Cape Town, South Africa; as a keynote speaker at the Virginia Library Association annual meeting; at the National Press Club in Washington DC; McGill University in Montreal, Canada; the University of the Emirates, Dubai, MLIS program and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Naomi was a Reference, Marketing and Acquisitions Librarian for a contractor at a federal library outside Washington, DC, and has been living and working in Budapest, Hungary and Western New York State. She spent years running her husband’s moving labor website, fixed and sold old houses and assisted her husband cooking delicious Pakistani food. She is preparing to re-enter the workforce and is job hunting. Her husband is now the co-editor of INALJ, a true support!  She has heard of spare time but hasn’t encountered it lately. She pronounces INALJ as eye-na-elle-jay.