Naomi House

Naomi House, MLIS, is the founder and publisher of the popular LIS jobs resource INALJ.com (formerly 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 (retired in 2016), Twitter and a LinkedIn group, in addition to the interviews, articles and jobs found on INALJ.com. INALJ has had over 20 Million page views and helped thousands of librarians and LIS folk 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 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 was a 2013 Library Journal Mover & Shaker and has served on the University of Maryland iSchool Board from 2014-2017. Naomi was a Reference, Marketing and Acquisitions Librarian for a contractor at a federal library outside Washington, DC, and now lives part time in Western NY and Budapest, Hungary. She has heard of spare time but hasn’t encountered it lately. She pronounces INALJ as eye-na-elle-jay.

New Year’s Resolutions in the Library

by Scottie Kapel, former head editor, INALJ Oregon previously published 1/24/14 New Year’s Resolutions in the Library I typically forgo making New Year’s Resolutions simply because I don’t want to set myself up for failure. However, now that I’m finally in my career and have a few months in the job under my belt, I…

What your “Friends” can do for you?

by Shayna Monnens, former Head Editor, INALJ South Dakota previously published 1/16/14 What your “Friends” can do for you? Does your library have a Friends of the Library? Chances are good that there is! If so, are you a member? Do you know how to join? Are there opportunities to improve your volunteer skills (because…

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.…

December 2014 Roundup (INALJ Stats)

A great end to 2014! What a great month!  Another fantastic December! Our busiest day in December was 19,622 views on 12/1, and our busiest week had 105,031 views, and our month was 397,632 views! We also hit 9 million page views in total and nearly 9.5 million! Fantastic!  My big news for the month was the introduction of the 2015…

Today’s INALJ Jobs Now Updated!

Wordle word cloud from 2013 of words found on INALJ all of them are library and job related

In 2019 this page will no longer be updated INALJ’s jobs for today have been UPDATED as of 12/31 * ALL INALJ Jobs Can Be Found By Clicking HERE * Want motivated LIS ( library & information science ) job hunters to see your job?  Advertise with INALJ *** Sign up for daily email reminders…

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.…

November 2014 Roundup (INALJ Stats)

Another fantastic month! What a great month!  Another fantastic November! Our busiest day in November was 20,353 views on 11/3, and our busiest week had 110,721 views, and our month was 421,532 views! We also hit 8.9 million page views in total. Fantastic!  My big news for the month was the launch of my new community and crowdfunding website,…

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…

Sana Khan …Success Story

This interview is over 1 year old and may no longer be up to date or reflect the interviewee/interviewees’ positions My non-librarian husband on his birthday! There is a famous quote that, to paraphrase, says that one should never date anyone who doesn’t own books or read a lot.  I find it to be a…

October 2014 Roundup (INALJ Stats)

Another fantastic month! 8.5 million page views in total! What a great month!  Another fantastic October! Our busiest day in October was 20,482 views on 10/14, and our busiest week had 111,599 views, and our month was 486,486 views! We also hit 8.5 million page views in total. Fantastic!  Also some big news, I was appointed to a…

5 Right Questions for an Informational Interview

by Diana La Femina, Senior Editor, INALJ Canada previously published 5/16/13 5 Right Questions for an Informational Interview I can’t remember how I first heard about informational interviews, but I now believe them to be one of the most powerful and underutilized tools in any professional’s repertoire. (And by “professional” I mean anyone who’s serious…

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…

Making an Impression: what to read this weekend

Making an Impression: what to read this weekendby Naomi House, MLIS previously published 6/15/13 – I added 2 more on 10/3/14 Making an Impression: what to read this weekend Too often in the job hunt we reach a point where we are frustrated with the process and start becoming demanding and uncooperative.  We forget to…

10 Great Art Apps

by Alexandra Janvey, former Head Editor, INALJ Iowa previously published 12/10/13 10 Great Art Apps Art Swipe by Jody Zellen Price: Free An app developed by artist Jody Zellen and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) to coincide with the exhibition “In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the…

September 2014 Roundup (INALJ Stats)

Another fantastic month! 8 million page views in total! What a great month!  Another fantastic September! Our busiest day in September was 21,344 views on 9/8, and the busiest week with 116,451 views, and our 5th busiest month EVER at INALJ.com with 488,856 views! We also hit 8 million page views in total. Fantastic!  Also some big news,…

Happy Wedding Day Jonathan & Jinger!

Wishing you a wonderful autumn wedding day and a lifetime of happiness! Happy wedding day to my brother Jonathan, and my new sister-in-law, Jinger! Adding a nephew too!  Preston we are happy to have you as our newest nephew!    

3 Ways to Get Library Experience without a Library Job

by Courtney Baron, former Head Editor, INALJ Georgia previously published 5/22/13 3 Ways to Get Library Experience without a Library Job I just finished my first semester of library school and I don’t have a library job. By the time I realized I wanted to be a librarian and decided to apply to my MLIS…

Fines and Forgiveness

by Kristen Jaques, former Head Editor, INALJ Maine previously published 5/8/13 Fines and Forgiveness The handling of overdue charges is a point of contention among many libraries and librarians. Because of our profession’s lack of consensus on this issue, and because different libraries have different needs and serve different populations, I have experienced a wide range…