March 2013 Roundup (INALJ Stats )

What a great month it has been! INALJ reached 1,000,000 page views on March 17, 2013!!!

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Fifty-three fans reported that they found jobs!

In March the daily site visits jumped up 50%!!!

Some fast stats for March 2013:

  • 1,120,534 total page views (all time) and 239,353 in March alone
  • over 12,830 Tweets milestone reached
  • 3,278 Twitter followers
  • 5,209 Facebook fans
  • 2,946 LinkedIn group members
  • 941 email subscribers
  • Our 850th fan found their job!
  • California was the most viewed state page with 10,628 views
  • Total jobs added for the month 7,214  (to be updated on 4/3/13)

I love looking back and hope we continue to grow in leaps and bounds. March was stunning!  The blog posts made us go from a daily high in February of 9,503 on 2/26/13 to a high of 11,848 on 3/26/13 !!!

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The top 5 articles in March were:

  1. 4 Sites That Every Librarian Should Know and Show by Fallon Bleich, Head Editor, INALJ Oklahoma
  2. What I Learned During My Two and a Half Years on the Job Market by Kristen Jaques, Head Editor, INALJ Maine
  3. Ten Useful Websites for Techie Librarians by Rebekah Kati, Head Editor, INALJ North Carolina
  4. 10 Inspiring Pinterest Collections Created by Libraries and Librarians by Kiersten Bryant, Head Editor, INALJ California
  5. 5 Ways to Get Library Job Experience (When You Don’t Have a Library Job) by Sean O’Brien, Head Editor, INALJ Colorado

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 April 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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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.