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What the heck happened to INALJ?

by Naomi House, MLIS It was a nice day, January 31st of this year.  I was sitting at McDonalds as I do, getting all set to update the daily INALJ jobs page, but I kept getting an error message. I decided the best bet would be just to get the jobs up somewhere else (my…

Career Transitions for Librarians

Career Transitions for Librarians : 5 Questions with Ray Pun and Davis Erin Anderson by Naomi House, MLIS In this post, I interviewed the co-editors of Career Transitions for Librarians and asked them 5 questions about the book!   Tell us about yourselves and your new book, Career Transitions for Librarians: Proven Strategies for Moving to…

Inflexible

by Naomi House, MLIS I’m really happy overall since the new year!  By making significant changes to INALJ’s site I am saving myself an incredible amount of time.  Me: this year is unapologetically the year of ME giving priority to me, and not just INALJ.  It is the year of insisting that my boundaries are respected.  I…

Ch-ch-changes for INALJ in 2016!

by Naomi House, MLIS Ch-ch-changes for INALJ in 2016! Thanks to everyone who gave and continues to give via PayPal & GoFundMe I am able to keep INALJ.com going for the near future!  Your help paid some of my bills and allowed me to really concentrate on INALJ.  Also HUGE thanks to all INALJ’s sponsors…

Help Share the Manuscripts of Timbuktu with the World

by Naomi House, MLIS Help Share the Manuscripts of Timbuktu with the World In 2013, over 1,000 donors contributed to help save this priceless heritage from destruction. Now you can help share it with the world.  T160K.org has six partners across Africa, but the one most librarians and archivists might be interested in is the…

15 MILLION Page Views for INALJ!

by Naomi House, MLIS 15 MILLION Page Views for INALJ! On Friday, 12/11/2015, INALJ hit 15 MILLION page views all time!  YAY! Every time we hit a new usage stat someone says, “isn’t that a bad thing, you know that so MANY people are using a job hunting site?” Easy, the answer is NO. INALJ,…

My Best (Worst) Interview

by Naomi House, MLIS previously published 5/22/14 My Best (Worst) Interview Two years ago today I had an interview for a dream job at one of the most prestigious libraries in the country.  I did not get the job and they made the right choice.  I had a great interview despite a wardrobe malfunction and…

Khan, Kahn, Caan, Khaaaaaaaan!!! A Homophone Trick for Email

by Naomi House, MLIS previously published 5/23/14 Khan, Kahn, Caan, Khaaaaaaaan!!! A Homophone Trick for Email Back in 2007 when I was helping my husband set up his moving labor business Khan Moving, LLC, we realized early on that approximately half of his customers misspelled his name; his name is Sana Khan but they spelled…

I am not a librarian (and neither are you)

by Naomi House, MLIS previously published 11/26/14 I am not a librarian (and neither are you) What do you do?  I’m a librarian!  Right?  This is how we often answer because the jobs we hold are truly what we do for much of every day. Sometimes we are lucky and hold a job we are…

Why We Should Banish Business Suits for Interviews

by Naomi House, MLIS Why We Should Banish Business Suits for Interviews When I graduated from high school back in 1995 I had no idea just how different college was going to be, especially the costs.  We were rural and poor to lower middle class growing up, though lower middle class might be a stretch. …

Happy Eid to All the Librarians Celebrating!

by Naomi House, MLIS So grateful for another peaceful, uneventful Ramadan for my husband, Sana!  It was hot here in New Orleans but we are lucky this year to be in a finished home, with AC and fans. May everyone’s Eid be blessed and here is to another year!

Bloggers Desired

by Naomi House, MLIS Bloggers Desired INALJ.com is a platform for anyone in the LIS spheres, whether they are students, patrons, staff, or in tangential fields. Our main goal and focus is finding and sharing jobs on the Jobs pages, however the blog posts have been nearly as popular over the past few years. Until…

How INALJ Can Help You Get a Job

by Naomi House, MLIS How INALJ Can Help You Get a Job Our extensive jobs lists for the US, Canada and a few virtual & international jobs (6000-9000+ jobs a month) Our advice in articles & blog posts Sponsored jobs Tweets & Facebook posts Private LinkedIn group advice Yup, that about covers it!  INALJ, one…

Happy Ramadan Librarians!

by Naomi House, MLIS Happy Ramadan Librarians! Happy Ramadan! Many of you know my husband, Sana, is Muslim and from Pakistan. Usually Pakistan is a day behind the US for starting Ramadan, but only the moon shall tell. :)  I have observed Ramadan 3 times, only once successfully, and certainly not in the heat of…

#SLALeftBehind for #SLA2015

by Naomi House, MLIS #SLALeftBehind for #SLA2015 I was supposed to present at SLA in Boston on Sunday, June 14th, but on May 29th changed any chance I had of attending.  I had my 4th miscarriage and with the blood clotting disorder I have my Doctor recommended I not fly.  We didn’t announce this miscarriage…

Threading the Corkscrew: Non-Ladder/Non-Lateral Job Advancement

by Naomi House, MLIS previously published 4/24/14 Threading the Corkscrew: Non-Ladder/Non-Lateral Job Advancement I have not had the most traditional work-life for a librarian.  I didn’t get my undergrad degree, then my MLIS and then get a job in a library or information center.  I spent years in grocery stores and import stores working the…

10 MILLION page views!

by Naomi House, MLIS 10 MILLION page views! We did it!  We reached 10 million page views today, just 3 years into this website (4 years + all together)!  Thanks to all our fans and volunteers over the past few years. We are THRILLED to have helped so many find jobs and hope that many MANY…

INALJ Volunteers for 2016: Seeking Canada & non-US volunteers

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS for INALJ Round 1: Canada Content Editors + Submissions and Formatting Editors (non-Canada) Seeking volunteers for the following positions in February: Canada Content Editors– unpaid volunteers to format jobs for assigned Canadian provinces – 3 days a week, 1 hr each day.  1 calendar year commitment. Submissions Content Editors– unpaid volunteers to format…

Top 25 INALJ Articles of 2014

by Naomi House, MLIS Top 25 INALJ Articles of 2014 We are very lucky at INALJ to have some amazing bloggers and guest bloggers.  In 2014 these were the most widely read articles/blog posts.  At the very end of this posting you will find the top 125 blog posts for 2014 along with their page…

Top 10 Interviews of 2014

by Naomi House, MLIS Top 10 Interviews of 2014 We interviewed and profiled some amazing people in 2014 and before, and these 10 interviews/profiles were the most widely read in 2014.  Just like a countdown I am listing them from 10 to 1, in reverse order. You can find them all on Twitter with the hashtag #INALJ2014TopInterviews.…

Things I Don’t (and Things I Won’t) in 2015

by Naomi House, MLIS Things I Don’t (and Things I Won’t) in 2015 Most lists of resolutions that I have come across focus on things that the authors will change or DO in the New Year. Diet and exercise. Read more. Get rid of those who are negative in their lives. Whatever it is they are…

INALJ 2015 Leadership Team!

by Naomi House, MLIS INALJ 2015 Leadership Team!  Update: as of 8/31/15 Rachael Altman & Ashley Mancill resigned – I (Naomi House) went back to never resting, lol and running INALJ daily I began INALJ (initially called I need a library job) in October 2010 as a list of jobs for my fellow Rutgers classmates.…

Another Year Older & I Have an Exciting New Job!

by Naomi House, MLIS Another Year Older &  I Have an Exciting New Job! Thanks for all the birthday wishes!!! If you followed me on social media this weekend you’ll know I have ONE birthday wish!  It is that the INALJ community (because we are all in this together) spreads the word about my latest…

Life After Quitting My Library Job

by Naomi House, MLIS updated to include details about my housing situation Life After Quitting My Library Job One year ago yesterday, on November 20th, 2013 I came into work at the federal library I was working at for one last half-day to train my awesome new replacement. It had been a roller-coaster 2 months…

What Do You Support Beyond Libraries?

by Naomi House, MLIS What Do You Support Beyond Libraries? Librarians are often passionate advocates in the LIS world, for their patrons, for their jobs, for the field as a whole. The advocacy I have seen in person and in social media has been impressive. But we are passionate about more than just the work…

INALJ Turns 4 Today!

by Naomi House, MLIS INALJ Turns 4 Today! This year I just want to say Thanks! We have no way of accurately knowing exactly how many people we have helped find jobs. We know it is significantly more than the 1500 we count but the job hunting process is stressful and often times job hunters…

The Very 1st INALJ Jobs List

by Naomi House, MLIS The Very 1st INALJ Jobs List On October 16th, 2010 I emailed a bunch of my Rutgers classmates about sharing jobs with each other. I decided on a listserv format and wanted to share with you the very first email I ever sent of jobs, sent October 18, 2010 at 10:14am…

So I had another miscarriage

by Naomi House, MLIS updated 9/22/14 So I had another miscarriage On Thursday I went in for my 10 week ultrasound. Because I am higher risk we had an ultrasound every two weeks or so and had seen the fetus and heard its heartbeat at 6 weeks and 4 days.  Apparently a week later the…

For the Love of “Librarian”

by Naomi House, MLIS For the Love of “Librarian” Anyone who has been following INALJ even for a short period of time will have come to know just how passionate I can be about outside-the-box and non-traditional jobs for librarians and library staff. I even have a list of mostly non-Librarian Keywords for Job Searching…

The Day I Was a Mover (not a Shaker)

by Naomi House, MLIS The Day I Was a Mover (not a Shaker) I have done many odd and not-so-odd jobs over the years. I sold vacuum cleaners by phone and door to door for all of 3 days in the mid-1990s. I worked food service twice and have no stomach for the smell of…

Health and the Job Hunt: On Blood Sugar & Carbs & Me

by Naomi House, MLIS Health and the Job Hunt: On Blood Sugar & Carbs & Me One of the things I admire about many LIS professionals and librarians on social media is that they often discuss their own physical and mental health challenges. Their candor helps others. I have learned more from their stories and…

Why I Quit My Library Job and Why I No Longer Want One

by Naomi House, MLIS Why I Quit My Library Job and Why I No Longer Want One I have worked in libraries for the last ten years but as of December 2013 I have been working only outside of libraries doing my other job, renovating and selling old houses, and forming a new partnership.  I have…

Strategizing for the Job Hunt

by Naomi House, MLIS, INALJ Founder and Editor Strategizing for the Job Hunt In October 2013 I was not only furloughed but also lost my job in the great and tremendously stupid federal government shutdown.  I wrote an article Furloughed & Job Hunting: why strategizing 1st is the key to success, with advice about what…

A Change You Might Not Even Notice

by Naomi House, MLIS A Change You Might Not Even Notice Next week INALJ will undergo a significant change in its volunteer structure…and if I was not sharing this with you you might not even notice once it happened.  That is intentional.  The change is to lesson the time each volunteer spends on INALJ, while concentrating…