- Work Experience
- Professional Associations
- Publications/ eBooks
- Skills and Databases
- Contact Information
Founder, Project Manager, Administrator, Publisher and Editor
10/2010 – Present
- Publishes: INALJ.com, an online webzine/blog with a focus on job searching strategies, interviews and access to all INALJ (I Need a Library Job) portals into one virtual space. Over 350,000 page views in a month and over 4.5 million total page views.
- Cultivated: in less than one month built a volunteer crew of 63 Head Editors for states, Canadian provinces and several international countries, along with 88 assistants for those editors and other senior and assistant editors.
- Supervises: and edits the submissions of all volunteer contributors, including specialists in international jobs, competitive intelligence and prospect research jobs.
- Provides: over 7,000 new active library positions, both internationally and nationally. Helped over 1,500 info pros find jobs.
- Grew: over 5,700 Facebook fans, over 4,500 Twitter followers and a network of more than 4,700 librarians and information professionals on LinkedIn. Klout score of 62.
- Grassroots: developed methods for building subscription base through social media, email, networking and internet campaigns. Built brand and brand recognition. Utilized metrics to build support.
- Built: advertising revenue and relationships with vendors and universities.
CSTI/ Census Bureau Library
Reference, Marketing and Acquisitions Librarian
8/2010 – 11/2013
- Supervised: collection development and reference department staff.
- Saved: along with my Acquisitions staff, saved the Census Bureau 25% of our total subscriptions budget/IAA, in FY12 and 34% in FY13.
- Created: made taxonomy for Library shared drive. Worked with Records Management staff to make sure the plan complied with government schedules. Identified procedural problems.
Georgetown Law Library
Evening Circulation Supervisor
8/2007 – 9/2010
John Wolff International & Comparative Law Library
- International Specialist: Bibliographic searcher for the reference librarians’ collection development duties at the international library including United Nations and NATO documents.
- Supervised: Responsible for hiring and scheduling all student workers.
- Served: member of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee, Integrated Library System Forum, and International Resources Forum.
- Lead: created a new classification system and indexing terms for the shared drive. Spearheaded the required switch to SharePoint for all Wolff staff documents.
Library Journal Movers & Shakers 2013 – Community Builders Award
8/2009 – 5/2011
Masters of Library and Information Science
Beta Phi Mu, Omicron Chapter
- (Upcoming) Panelist. “Leaning International…Recipes from the Field,” IRRT International Connection Committee. ALA Annual Conference. Las Vegas, NV. June 30, 2014.
- (Upcoming) Panelist. FAFLRT & CiFL Committees. ALA Annual Conference. Las Vegas, NV. June 28, 2014.
- (Upcoming) Speaker. Presentation on Job Hunting by Skillset for Professor Trester’s Linguistics 487, MLC Proseminar. Georgetown University. Online. April 15, 2014.
- Chat presenter. “Networking and Un/Underemployed Chat,” #medlibs chat on Twitter. Online. March 6, 2014.
- Panelist. “We Built a Community!” Breakout Talks. OCLC EMEA Regional Council Fifth Annual Meeting 2014. Cape Town, South Africa. February 24, 2014.
- Presenter. “Mining Massachusetts: a toolkit for librarian/info pro job seekers and their employers,” Massachusetts Library System webinar. Online. December 13, 2013.
- Speaker. “Search Terms Beyond Librarian: Finding the Hidden Job Market in Front of Your Eyes,” Resumé Swap, District of Columbia Library Association. Mt. Pleasant Library. Washington, DC. November 19, 2013.
- Panelist. Careers in Library Science Panel Discussion, DGI and DC/SLA. Washington, DC. November 13, 2013.
- Inaugural New Member Keynote Speaker, “Succeeding Against and with the Odds: Job Hunting Skills, Tricks and Tips for all Info Pro and Librarian Job Hunters,” Virginia Library Association Annual Meeting. Williamsburg, VA. September 26, 2013.
- Speaker, “Branding and Marketing: from the personal to the professional,” Executive Council of the Alaska Library Association (AkLA). Alaska State Library, Anchorage, Alaska. September 20, 2013.
- Speaker, “Beyond Libraries: Careers for Info Pros Outside the Hallowed Halls of Libraries,” Virginia SLA Career Connection: Keys to LIS Career Growth and Successful Job Hunting. VASLA. Chesapeake, VA. August 23 2013.
- Panelist, “NewFeds panel,” Institute on Federal Library Resources. Catholic University of America. Washington, DC. July 13, 2013.
- Panelist, “A Day in the Life- Federal Librarians on the Job.” ALA Annual Conference. Chicago, IL. June 29, 2013.
- Panelist, “Guess what you can do with your MLIS degree?” ALA Annual Conference. Chicago, IL. June 29, 2013.
- Speaker, “Balancing Act and Actions,” LexisNexis 2013 National Press Club Event for Government Librarians. Professional Versatility, Leadership, and Organizational Effectiveness in Challenging Times. Washington, DC. May 16, 2013.
- Guest of Steven Bell and John Shank, “Communities of Conscious Design: Planting and Pruning Your Way to an Effective Online Community,” Blended Librarian,” Webcast-20130418 1904-1. Online. April 18, 2013.
- Speaker & Workshop Presenter, “INALJ by Example: Growing Your Career from the Grassroots Up,” McGill University SIS, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. April 12, 2013.
- Speaker, “You and Only You: An Empire State Librarian’s Toolkit,” New York Library Association, webinar. Online. April 10, 2013.
- Speaker, “New Trends in Information & Reference Services, “American University in the Emirates, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. February 15, 2013.
- Panelist/Speaker, “Personal Branding & Your Online Presence Workshop,” University of Maryland iSchool/SLA-MD/SAM. College Park, MD. January 30, 2013.
- Guest of Emily Thompson and Addie Matteson, “Finding that Perfect Job,”LiTTech Podcast, Episode 64. Online. January 23, 2013.
- Speaker, “’I’dentity: building a brand by bucking the crowdsourcing trend,” ACRL/NY 2012. Symposium. Cultivating Entrepreneurship in Academic Libraries. New York, NY. December 7, 2012.
- Co-presenter with Cynthia Engle. “Bending Boundaries and Inverting Expectations in the Job Hunt,” University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. Career Exploration Speaker. Honolulu, Hawaii. November 15, 2012.
- Speaker. “It’s Not Easy Being Green: building strategies for job hunting success for beginners in the library field,” Online GSLIS Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Career Exploration Speaker Series. Online. September 7, 2012.
- Co-presenter. “Last Night a Database Saved My Life,” Library of Congress. FedLink Library Technician’s Institute. Washington, DC. August 22, 2012.
- Panelist/Speaker. “Rebooting Your Career: Networking, Motivation and Partnering,” DC/SLA Chapter. Job Search Presentation. Washington, DC. June 14, 2012.
- Panelist/Speaker. “Searching for Jobs, Panel Discussion,” SLA Maryland Chapter. Job Search Workshop III. Gaithersburg, MD. November 5, 2011.
- American Library Association member 2008- present
- Beta Phi Mu- Omicron member 2012- present
- DCLA member 2008- 2013
- Special Library Association- DC/SLA member, 2009- 2013, served on the Strategic Plan Committee 2013
- Special Library Association- LaSoMi member 2013- present
- Women in Technology member 2013- present
- 85 Broads member, investor level 2013- present
House, Naomi. “No Boundaries: When Location Isn’t Everything in Your Job Hunt.” LexisNexis. September 2012. 2012 Best Practices for Government Libraries: Mobility…Community…Accessibility. http://www.lexisnexis.com/tsg/gov/Best_Practices/Best_Practices_2012.pdf
House, Naomi. “I Need a Library Job: Finding and Filling a Need on the Fly.” LexisNexis. June 2011. 2011 Best Practices for Government Libraries: e-Initiatives and e-Efforts: Expanding Our Horizons. http://www.lexisnexis.com/tsg/gov/Best_Practices/Best_Practices_2011.pdf
Skills and Databases
- Integrated Library Systems include SirsiDynix Symphony, Innovative’s Millennium, Voyager and InMagic circulation and acquisitions modules.
- Office Databases and Programs include Microsoft Office suite including Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint; familiarity as a user with SharePoint (user), SCT Banner, iPrint, Sharpdesk, SFTP, Gobi, ILLiad, Ariel, iMIS, Photoshop, Adobe Professional, VPN, Secure File Transfer, basic HTML/xHTML web design, CSS, RefWorks, scanning tech, metadata schemas, taxonomy schemas and Internet Savvy.
- Research Databases include ERIC, Dialog, Scopus, Factiva, Hoovers, Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw, Westlaw TWEN, OCLC, OCLC ILLME, Global Books in Print, Blackwell’s, CQ, ReferenceUSA, Free Edgar, THOMAS, eLibrary, eBrary, free and fee databases as well as familiarity with print only sources.
- Social Media and Web Platforms include Twitter, Facebook, WordPress, HootSuite, LinkedIn.
- Analysis Skills include SWOT analysis, Benchmarking, Published Source Collections, Human Source Content/Intelligence, Win-Loss analysis, Five Points analysis.
Naomi House, MLIS, is the founder and publisher of the popular webzine and jobs list INALJ.com (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, Twitter and a LinkedIn group, in addition to the interviews, articles and jobs found on INALJ.com. In just over a year and a half she’s had over 4.5 Million page hits and helped over 1,500 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 350,000 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 and 2012 LexisNexis Government Info Pro. She presents whenever she can, most recently as breakout 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.
Naomi was a Reference, Marketing and Acquisitions Librarian for a contractor at a federal library outside Washington, DC, and has relocated to New Orleans, LA. 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.