September 2015 Roundup (INALJ Stats)

13.9 million page views!

FotorCreated naomiWhat a great month!  And incredibly busy as I went back to my roots re-taking over much of the daily grind!

Our busiest day in September had 23,017 views on 9/1, and our busiest week had 119,822 views, and our month had 511,791 views!

We also hit 13.9 million page views in total!  Also hoping INALJ supporters will continue to follow and support my latest venture, the new social purpose corp/ community and crowdfunding website,, which focuses on arts and culture partnerships across Africa.  I am a co-founder and CMO.

Some fast stats for September 2015:

  • 13,973,588 total page views (all time) and 511,791 in September alone
  • 45,938 Tweets milestone reached
  • 7,070 Twitter followers
  • 7,093 Facebook fans
  • 8,463 LinkedIn group members
  • 1,233 email subscribers


  • California was the most viewed US state page with 21,156 views
  • Ontario was the most viewed Canadian province and of ALL jobs pages with 25,847 views
  • Total jobs added for the month 7,161

The top 10 INALJ articles in September :

  1. Why I Quit My Library Job and Why I No Longer Want One by Naomi House, INALJ founder and CEO
  2. 40 Resume Tweaks to Get You an Interview by Margot Note
  3. Reference isn’t dead, just different  by Andy Woodworth
  4. My Best (Worst) Interview  by Naomi House, INALJ founder and CEO
  5. Avoiding the Michael Scott Syndrome: 9 Tips for New Managers at Every Level  by Aisha Conner-Gaten
  6. “Why do you need a master’s degree to be a librarian?” by Alexis Stapp
  7. Ten Useful Websites for Techie Librarians by Rebekah Kati
  8. I am not a librarian (and neither are you)  by Naomi House, INALJ founder and CEO
  9. The Power of Introversion  by Diana La Femina
  10. BANNED! 8 Lesser-known Books Banned in the United States  by Ashley Mancill

The top 20 blogs for the month can be found on Twitter with #Top20INALJSept15 

It is hard work finding job opportunities, applying for them and getting hired. I hope INALJ makes at least one aspect of your hunt easier so you can focus on applying and getting the job. Here is hoping October continues the trend. Here is hoping the community we have built can help you focus and grow and most importantly find work that can support you and work you can be passionate about.

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published 10/2/2015

Naomi House

Naomi House, MLIS, is the founder and publisher of the popular webzine and jobs list (formerly I Need a Library Job) and former CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) of, 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 21 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.