December 2015 Roundup (INALJ Stats)

15 million page views!

naomi house roosevelt hotel 12.24.2015What a great month!  December stats often get overlooked as everyone looks at their end of year stats, but we had a darn good December!

Our busiest day in December had 20,964 views on 12/1, and our busiest week had 106,365 views, and our month had 402,184 views!

We reached 15 million page views in total!  Also hoping INALJ supporters will continue to follow and support my other venture, the 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 December 2015:

  • 15,237,555 total page views (all time) and 402,184 in December alone
  • 48,618 Tweets milestone reached
  • 7,289 Twitter followers
  • 7,234 Facebook fans
  • 8,643 LinkedIn group members
  • 1,218 email subscribers


  • California was the most viewed US state page with 15,247 views
  • Ontario was the most viewed Canadian province and of ALL jobs pages with 16,869 views
  • Total jobs added for the month 5,513

The top 10 INALJ articles in December :

  1. Why I Quit My Library Job and Why I No Longer Want One by Naomi House, INALJ founder and CEO
  2. Ch-ch-changes for INALJ in 2016! 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. 5 Things That People Don’t Realize their Librarians Do  by Rebecca Tischler
  5. Ten Useful Websites for Techie Librarians  by Rebekah Kati
  6. “Why do you need a master’s degree to be a librarian?” by Alexis Stapp
  7. Self-Care for Job-Seekers  by Elinor Crosby
  8. 10 Fake Books from TV and Film :  #WhenLibrariansHaveTooMuchTimeOnTheirHands  by Andrew Koval
  9. Respectfully Declining a Job Offer  by Sarah Deringer
  10. I Survived Rejection after an Internal Interview, and So Can You! by Laura Birkenhauer

Honorary mention (and true #6) to the always popular this time of year,
For Librarians, Buy Librarians 2015 Holiday Shopping Guide

The top 10 blogs for the month can be found on Twitter with #Top10INALJDec15 

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 2016 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.

published 1/1/2016 but may look 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.