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They say its your birthday…

It is my birthday and my wedding anniversary so I haven’t been on too much- never fear- post Thanksgiving I have tons planned and the volunteers are still hard at work. Here is a photo – me and my husband Sana celebrating from 2011! In 2012 it was Hawaii and in 2013 we are in…

Trick and a Treat!

by Naomi House, MLIS Trick and a Treat! As many of you know I was laid off after the furlough when my contract ended at the federal library I work at.  Good news, yesterday I got a call and as of today we are all back at work with a new contract.  A treat on…

Ask Naomi: How Did You find Your Job?

Ask Naomi: How Did You find Your Job? I am often asked how I found my job. I work for a government contractor as a reference and acquisitions librarian at a federal library. What many people don’t realize is I got that job while I was only half way done with my MLIS. That kismet…

Who has found a job so far?

Who has found a job so far? Back in November of 2011, when INALJ the jobs resource was a year old but INALJ.com was less than a month old, I wrote an article about how many people had found jobs.  My how far we have come.  I have updated it below and hope it gives…

So I Didn’t Win the Lotto, This Time

Last night when I insisted my chances of winning the lottery, Powerball to be specific, were pretty good (I had a feeling), my husband reminded me it isn’t safe to build castles in the clouds.  I didn’t win but I still disagree :)  Even without the massive influx of cash (donations can be made anytime,…

Top 5 LinkedIn Groups for Library Job Seekers

There are many places you can interact online with other library job seekers. What I love about LinkedIn is that overall the discussions tend to lean towards being more professional than they do on Facebook, Twitter and other sites. In no particular order: INALJ- The I need a Library job Group : I founded this…

Need a house? Metro Washington, DC area

It is that time of year again where my husband and I sell our house. It just went up for sale today and you can view the listing here. Six bedrooms and three bathrooms! Walk to metro, MARC, Busboys and Poets, Hyattsville Arts District, Yes! Organic Market, Chipotle, Shagga Ethiopian restaurant and much more. The…

New Year, New Habits

This year I shall try and look at and update my LinkedIn profile and resume every single weekend. I shall also try and be active on various LinkedIn groups, add interviews and articles to INALJ.com for the upcoming week and sleep. Come join the discussion about new habits in this new year on INALJ LinkedIn…

Need a House? DC, MD, VA area

I Need a House– well actually I am selling mine because it is waaaaay too big for 2 people! So College Park, MD (we are just a -hop-skip-jump down the road from UMD) and DC area peeps- let me know if you are interested and I can hook you up with my agent (note the…

Ask Naomi: Why not post all jobs online?

One question I get often is why is the daily digest the format I settled on instead of posting all jobs on Twitter or online? My goal long term is to make an online database but one that is sortable and searchable. One of the key components of INALJ the digest as a service is…

My New Year Wish

2011 has been a magnificent year full of blessings, stress, madness, luck, hard work, mistakes, successes and hope and I wouldn’t change most of it. I am happy that I learned many lessons the hard way. When I began the daily email, right up until late summer, I was doing every aspect of it for…

♦ Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays ♦

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to all of you! Whether you are looking for a job, or active on my LinkedIn Group, Facebook page, Twitter feed, or just get the daily email I am thankful to have you along for this journey. Here is to a wonderful new year and jobs for everyone in 2012!…

About INALJ

Welcome to the INALJ (I Need a Library Job) webpage/journal. This is a one stop shop where fans could find all of my pages and email information as well as bios, interviews, book reviews and original articles by my friends, colleagues and fans. Every day I will add more to this website so stop by,…

INALJ is on SLA’s Future Ready 365!

Today on SLA’s Future Ready 365 blog my article from earlier this year I Need a Library Job: Finding and Filling a Need on the Fly was republished! Since it went to press a few months back INALJ has grown in leaps and bounds. Over 3,800 FB fans, over 1,800 Twitter fans, over 600 LinkedIn…

INALJ in Turkey

I thought I would share way too many photos of my trip to Istanbul over the Thanksgiving holiday with everyone. If anyone has ever wondered what I look like when I am sick then you are in for a treat! Also my husband Sana is prominently featured throughout as is my INALJ business card. I…

I’m back from Istanbul!

I am definitely healthier and more rested than when I left and so thankful for the short break. For my birthday and our anniversary my husband Sana and I went to the beautiful and historic city of Istanbul, Turkey. Unfortunately (for him) I brought my cold with me and now he has it but we…

Thankful

I just wanted to take this opportunity today to say Thanks! Thanks to the INALJ fans, to the employers who have hired and continue to support librarians and information professionals and to my friends and family. On this Thanksgiving day I am thankful for the opportunity to share these jobs, the people I have met…

Ask Naomi: What do you do in your spare time?

Glad you asked! First of all what exactly is spare time? LOL- I don’t think I have found any in the last few years. In addition to my work as a reference librarian for a DC area government contractor and my work on INALJ (I Need a Library Job) I work on my husband’s moving…