November 2015 Roundup (INALJ Stats)

14.5 million page views!

[000225]What a great month!  On a personal note I celebrated my 10th wedding anniversary to my husband, Sana, and we decided to relocate, temporarily back to Washington, DC.

Our busiest day in November had 21,081 views on 11/3, and our busiest week had 105,070 views, and our month had 415,565 views!

We reached 14.5 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 November 2015:

  • 14,835,371 total page views (all time) and 415,565 in November alone
  • 47,601 Tweets milestone reached
  • 7,233 Twitter followers
  • 7,196 Facebook fans
  • 8,593 LinkedIn group members
  • 1,219 email subscribers


  • California was the most viewed US state page with 15,548 views
  • Ontario was the most viewed Canadian province and of ALL jobs pages with 21,377 views
  • Total jobs added for the month 5,937

The top 10 INALJ articles in November :

  1. Why I Quit My Library Job and Why I No Longer Want One by Naomi House, INALJ founder and CEO
  2. #SaveINALJ : INALJ is 5 years old today & we need funding to continue! by Naomi House, INALJ founder and CEO
  3. How Not to Impress a Hiring Manager: Lessons I’ve Learned from Hiring Student Assistants  by Ruth Harries
  4. I Survived Rejection after an Internal Interview, and So Can You! by Laura Birkenhauer
  5. “Why do you need a master’s degree to be a librarian?” by Alexis Stapp
  6. Highly Desired: Straightforward Library Job Ads  by R.C. Miessler
  7. Applying for Jobs Outside of the US: A Few Places to Start and Some Things to Consider  by Yandee Vazquez
  8. 5 Things That People Don’t Realize their Librarians Do  by Rebecca Tischler
  9. Scholarships for Everyone! – Funding your MLIS or MLS  by Sandra Hoyer
  10. Essential Research Mobile Apps for Librarians  by Stephanie Noell

Honorary mention (and true #5) to the always popular this time of year,
For Librarians, Buy Librarians 2015 Holiday Shopping Guide

The top 8 (not 20 this month) blogs for the month can be found on Twitter with #Top10INALJNov15 

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 December 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.

Image created with a camera and zero patience for it to be a good shot and featured image made with Wordle awhile ago




published 12/1/2015 but looks to be earlier because I didn’t want it on the main page, so that is that

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.