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) and former CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) of T160K.org, 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 20.5 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.

Welcome to INALJ, Sana Khan

Sana Khan for INALJ 2021 looking out the bus window

by Naomi House, MLIS Welcome to INALJ, Sana Khan *update 1/3/2021 My husband, Sana, is taking over the lead adding jobs to INALJ. I will remain the main article/interview editor and assist him. Once I find full time employment I will move into an advisory role and he will be the lead. Excited for 2021…

INALJ turns 10 today!

by Naomi House, MLIS INALJ turns 10 today! Today INALJ is 10 years old and I am so glad that I started this jobs list and website for LIS (library and information science) job seekers. I was in my MLIS program, and had been hired the month before for my first librarian position but wanted a…

Are You LIS Job Hunting or Just Interested in the Field? 3 Interview Series on INALJ

All 24 INALJ May and June Interviewees head shots in a collage with black background

by Naomi House, MLIS Are You LIS Job Hunting or Just Interested in the Field? 3 Interview Series on INALJ (Non-Library Jobs for Library Workers / Librarians Abroad / LIS Entrepreneurs) Welcome back to INALJ’s 2020 series of interviews. I took the month of July off after a very busy and incredibly helpful late-May and June…

INALJ Fundraiser / Donation Info

Naomi House four images of her face taken on a train, she is white and wearing a blue shirt

Hi Everyone, I am running a fundraiser to pay for INALJ as well as my own personal bills for 6 months (March-August) and I am hoping some of you can help. I had hoped not to have to do a fundraiser, but the truth is the pandemic has affected my income tremendously. March, April and…

The Week in INALJ Non-Library Job (and 1 Librarian Abroad) Interviews : June 22-26, 2020

by Naomi House, MLIS The Week in INALJ Non-Library Job (and 1 Librarian Abroad) Interviews : June 22-26, 2020 Welcome to the 5th weekly summary of INALJ’s 2020 series on non-library jobs for library workers and those with their MLIS. This week I am adding in the summary for INALJ’s first interview in my newest…

On Search Quality Analyst, Business Systems Analyst & Taxonomist Work : an Interview with Leif Durley

Leif Durley headshot for INALJ interview wearing white shirt and dark blue jacket

This is an interview with Leif Durley, search quality analyst at Glassdoor, done by Naomi House of INALJ. This is part of INALJ’s 2020 series on non-library jobs for library workers.  On Search Quality Analyst, Business Systems Analyst & Taxonomist Work : an Interview with Leif Durley Q1: Thanks so much for taking the time…

On User Research Operations & Knowledge Manager Work : an Interview with Samantha Sergeant

Samantha Sergeant Interview photo for INALJ wearing a blue and grey jacket, backpack and glasses

This is an interview with Samantha Sergeant, who works in research operations at Deliveroo, done by Naomi House of INALJ. This is part of INALJ’s 2020 series on non-library jobs for library workers.  On User Research Operations & Knowledge Manager Work : an Interview with Samantha Sergeant Q1:  Thanks so much for taking the time…