Happy 3rd Anniversary as a Citizen, Mr Khan!

Congratulations and happy citizenship anniversary to my husband, Sana! July 23, 2010 he took the oath in Baltimore, MD. I took tons of photos and he hates his hair in all of them. I got a small piece published about Sana called “During The Oath, He Raised His Hand Higher Than Anyone Else”. The title came from one of the captions I sent to a photo they did not use, the photo that accompanies this brief blog posting. We laugh about it now. He has no idea why he decided to raise his hand so high and he is a bit embarrassed by all the photographic and video evidence but truthfully I find it sweet. He now flips houses and runs the highly successful moving labor company in DC, Khan Moving and has been nothing but supportive of INALJ.

Happy anniversary Sana!!! How sweet and fitting that it comes during Ramadan (again) this year 🙂

PS: The View from his window points to the wrong one- it should be this one.

sanakhancitizenFormerly titled Happy 2nd Anniversary as a citizen Mr Khan! and published on 7/23/12 (for obvious reasons, I have updated the title- because of the date) 🙂 and a few editorial tweaks too

Naomi House

Naomi House, MLIS, is the founder and publisher of the popular webzine and jobs list INALJ.com (formerly I Need a Library Job) and former CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) of T160K.org, 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.