One of my favorite things about INALJ is how busy it keeps me and this week was no exception. In fact it took a question at a networking even for the DC 85 broads group to make me realize just why today is special. Someone asked when I founded INALJ and it hit me, October 16, 2010, three years ago today!
Last year I wrote about the founding of INALJ:
“I was at home sitting at my computer working on who knows which one of my grad school classes and counting my lucky stars. Just one month previously I had been hired as a Reference Librarian for a government contractor working at a federal library. Naomi House, Librarian! I was only half way through my MLIS at Rutgers and there I was, a full fledged librarian. But I was still getting jobs emails and listservs. Then my Aunt Susan sent me a listing for a librarian in her small town Montana library. I knew some of my friends would jump at the chance to apply but how to share these jobs with them?
One of my greatest frustrations in the job hunt was the myriad number of resources (websites, listservs, word of mouth, etc) I had to use to find jobs. I wanted to share these jobs with my library school classmates in a more organized, searchable, as comprehensive as I could get it format. I put out the call for help and former classmate Elizabeth Leonard agreed to help! Elizabeth got the Facebook and Twitter pages up and our classmate Marybeth Q. joined as the first subscriber to what I initially called my I Need a Library Job Daily Digest. It wasn’t til November of 2011 that I launched INALJ.com and the rest is history, or should I say history to be made I hope :)”
Now 3 years in over 1,300 fans have found jobs!!!!
Here is to many, MANY more years of INALJ and helping info pros find jobs.