August 2013 Roundup (INALJ Stats )

Over 339,000 page views in August!

August 2013 INALJ stats

August saw our 2nd busiest day ever at 15,523 views on 8/13, and 2nd busiest week ever with 81,159 views the 31st week of the year, and the 2nd busiest month ever at with 339,855 views!

Some fast stats for August 2013:

  • 2,712,000 total page views (all time) and 339,855 in August alone
  • over 17,001 Tweets milestone reached
  • 3,852 Twitter followers
  • 5,520 Facebook fans
  • 3,729 LinkedIn group members
  • 1,221 email subscribers
  • Our 1,187th fan found their job!  81 fans shared that they found jobs in August and many, many more found jobs as well.
  • California was the most viewed state page with 14,212 views
  • Ontario was the most viewed Canadian province with 4,840 views
  • Total jobs added for the month 7,403 (to be updated 9/5/13)

I love looking back and hope we continue to grow in leaps and bounds.

The top 5 INALJ articles in August were:

1.Ten Useful Websites for Techie Librarians  by Rebekah Kati, Head Editor, INALJ North Carolina
2. Should You Leave the MLS off Your Resume? by Sarah Roark Schott, Head Editor, INALJ Arizona
3. You Are Not A Good Fit For This Position   by Gabrielle Spiers,  Head Editor, INALJ Montana
4. 5 Fun and Interesting Blogs to Follow  by Kiersten Bryant, Head Editor, INALJ California
5. Beggars Can’t Be Choosers  by Claire Schmieder, Head Editor, INALJ New Jersey
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 September 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.