May 2013 Roundup (INALJ Stats )

Phenomenal growth!  INALJ had nearly 300,000 page views in May!

Sixty-four fans reported that they found jobs!

In May the total page visits were over 299,000!!!  Half way through 2013 and we already have nearly doubled the page views for 2011 and 2012 combined!  And we reached 1.5 million views total on May 12.  May 2013 saw our busiest day (15,326 views 5/28), week (70,759 views the 22nd week of the year), and month (299,021 views)!

Some fast stats for May 2013:

  • 1,699,559 total page views (all time) and 299,021 in May alone
  • over 13,887 Tweets milestone reached
  • 3,488 Twitter followers
  • 5,283 Facebook fans
  • 3,325 LinkedIn group members
  • 1,098 email subscribers
  • Our 977th fan found their job!
  • California was the most viewed state page with 13,932 views
  • Total jobs added for the month 7,322

I love looking back and hope we continue to grow in leaps and bounds. May was stunning!  We had a daily high in April of 12,460 views on 4/8/13 and we jumped to a high of 15,326 on 5/28/13 !!!

The top 5 INALJ articles in MAY were:

1.  4 Reference tools that save my life (on a daily basis) by Amanda Viana, Head Editor, INALJ Massachusetts
2.  On Being a Secret Librarian by Nena Schvaneveldt, Head Editor, INALJ Utah
3.  3 Ways to Get Library Experience without a Library Job by Courtney Baron, Head Editor, INALJ Georgia
4.  3 Off-the-Beaten-Paths to Librarianship by Claire Schmieder, Head Editor, INALJ New Jersey
5.  What to Expect When You’re Interviewing: The Fabulous Five by Amanda Marie Yetter, former INALJ Maryland Head Editor

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 June 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.


Charts created via Excel

reposted from 6/3/13

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. 


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