Happy 2nd Birthday INALJ!!!

Two years ago 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 🙂

Here it is, two years later and over 670 fans have found jobs!!!!  670+!!!!  I am over the moon.  Thanks to the cadre of volunteers that make INALJ happen and thanks to you for supporting it!  I do this totally as my volunteer gig and cannot ever see giving this up!  Here is to thousands of employed librarians and info pros as we move into the next two years!

For fun I am posting the first (that I could find- though it says second) ever INALJ Daily Digest which I called, Library Jobs Daily Digest: October 19, 2010.  It was not even an attachment, but just pasted into the body of the email 🙂  Note- these links will not work just so you know!  Just thought you might get a kick out of it. 🙂



Library Jobs Daily Digest: October 19, 2010

Greetings!Welcome to the second edition of our new Monday-Friday Daily library Jobs Digest!  Please forward it to anyone you can think of that may be interested.  There are even International jobs postd at the very bottom!  If you get any Jobs emails forward them to ineedalibraryjob@gmail.com and we will Post Them!  They say Location is everything so this email will organize the jobs by State/ Major Metropolitan area….and so we begin….
* Alabama* Alaska* Arizona* Arkansas* California


Library Assistant at the Glendale Public Library, Salary: $42,612 to $55,656, Glendale, California Deadline: 10/29/2010 Public Library http://joblist.ala.org/modules/jobseeker/Library-Assistant/15888.cfm


Clinical Services Librarian  Los Angeles, CA  Norris Medical Library, About Norris Medical Library  http://www.usc.edu/hsc/nml/   SLA members can apply here: http://careercenter.sla.org/jobs#/detail/3622364

Head, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Lib & Archives

Job Code: #276 Los Angeles, CA  USC  Requirements: Advanced degree related to LGBT history and cultural issues; ALA-accredited MLS typically required; at least 5 years leading a LGBT library or equivalent organization. USC is an EO/AA Employer. For full position description and application procedure, see: http://www.usc.edu/libraries/jobs/librarians    SLA members can apply here: http://careercenter.sla.org/jobs#/detail/3619174
* Colorado
* Connecticut
* Delaware

* District of Columbia

Trak Records and Library and Trak Legal temp to perm positons in DC area, BOSTON, CHARLESTON, SC, NYC, MD and VA!!! Submit resume and call!!! I got my 1st and 2nd library jobs through them 🙂 http://www.trakcompanies.com/Opportunities/SearchForm.asp%20 and www.trakcompanies.com

Cataloging Paralibrarian  Washington, DC Job Code: 4841 Bachelors degree and 3-5 years experience in related field Experience in the creation of metadata for web content in a high-production environment Ability to write succinct descriptions of documents Ability to apply a controlled set of terminology to content Demonstrated understanding of the selection of open keywords for content Proficiency with spreadsheets and other office applications Ability to work in a team environment Excellent attention to details. If you are interested in this position, please apply via the website http://www.asrcms.com Please click on careers and reference job number 4841.
* Florida
* Georgia

* Guam

* Hawaii

* Idaho
* Illinois


Library Science Analyst  Chicago, IL  Sherpa,LLC http://careercenter.sla.org/jobs#/detail/3622461   must be SLA member to apply online however you can probably contact the company directly

* Indiana

* Iowa
* Kansas

* Kentucky

* Louisiana
* Maine

* Maryland


Paid Internship at Education Week, Editorial Projects in Education, Bethesda, Maryland  http://www.lisjobs.com/jobseekers/details.asp?ID=43509


Competitive Intelligence Analyst Job Code: 10-0062 Columbia, Maryland

for Martek Biosciences Corporation http://www.martek.com/about/careers.aspx  and SLA members can apply here: http://careercenter.sla.org/jobs#/detail/3609107

* Massachusetts

Trak Records and Library and Trak Legal temp to perm positons in DC area, BOSTON, CHARLESTON, SC, NYC, MD and VA!!! Submit resume and call!!! I got my 1st and 2nd library jobs through them 🙂  http://www.trakcompanies.com/Opportunities/SearchForm.asp%20 and www.trakcompanies.com

Assistant Librarian/CME Coordinator, Tobey Hospital, Southcoast Hospitals Group, Wareham, Massachusetts   http://www.lisjobs.com/jobseekers/details.asp?ID=43511

Knowledge Services Sector Manager Lexington, Massachusetts Employer:          MIT Lincoln Laboratory Full Time “For more information on the Knowledge Services Sector Manager (#2006) position, and to apply, please visit our website at www.ll.mit.edu  (Search under Division/Department “Information Services.”)”
* Michigan

Director, Auburn Hills Public Library, Auburn Hills, Michigan http://www.lisjobs.com/jobseekers/details.asp?ID=43506


* Minnesota

* Mississippi

* Missouri


Library Director, University City Public Library, University City, Missouri  http://www.lisjobs.com/jobseekers/details.asp?ID=43508
* Montana
* Nebraska

* Nevada

* New Hampshire

* New Jersey

Academic, information literacy, TCNJ, NJ:

Public, children’s, part-time, temporary, North Brunswick Public Library http://www.bccls.org/buckles/jobs.shtml

* New Mexico

Associate Library Director, Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Library System, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Full-time http://joblist.ala.org/modules/jobseeker/Associate-Library-Director/15890.cfm
* New York

Trak Records and Library and Trak Legal temp to perm positons in DC area, BOSTON, CHARLESTON, SC, NYC, MD and VA!!! Submit resume and call!!! I got my 1st and 2nd library jobs through them 🙂 http://www.trakcompanies.com/Opportunities/SearchForm.asp%20  and www.trakcompanies.com

Digital imaging Specialist, part-time, BROOKLYN MUSEUM, NYC, Candidate should submit resume and a letter outlining her/his particular suitability to the position by email to deborah.wythe@brooklynmuseum.org.  See online job here: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/about/careers/index.php

Librarian Intern, Knolls Atomic Power Lab, Niskayuna, New York http://www.lisjobs.com/jobseekers/details.asp?ID=43516

KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT CONTENT COORDINATOR New York Employer: Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, To apply please send cover letter, resume, salary requirements and where you learned of this position to:  Apryl Stevenson-Holden Human Resources Generalist Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 919 Third Ave, 28th Floor New York, NY 10022 aesteven@debevoise.com  (FAX) 212.909.6033 (TTY only) 212.909.7833  See more here: http://careercenter.sla.org/jobs#/detail/3600729


* North Carolina

* North Dakota

* Ohio


Head of Research & Learning, Head of Electronic Services, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio  http://www.lisjobs.com/jobseekers/details.asp?ID=43512
* Oklahoma

* Oregon
* Pennsylvania

Periodicals Librarian, Rodale Inc., Emmaus, Pennsylvania http://www.lisjobs.com/jobseekers/details.asp?ID=43513


Youth Services Aide, Middletown Public Library, Middletown, Pennsylvania  http://www.lisjobs.com/jobseekers/details.asp?ID=43515


Social Sciences Data Services Librarian  at University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Deadline: 11/15/10 http://joblist.ala.org/modules/jobseeker/Social-Sciences-Data-Services-Librarian/15886.cfm


* Rhode Island
* South Carolina

Trak Records and Library and Trak Legal temp to perm positons in DC area, BOSTON, CHARLESTON, SC, NYC, MD and VA!!! Submit resume and call!!! I got my 1st and 2nd library jobs through them 🙂 http://www.trakcompanies.com/Opportunities/SearchForm.asp%20  and www.trakcompanies.com

Academic, electronic resources/acquisitions, TENURE TRACK, SC, Clemson U, https://cubshr9e.clemson.edu/psc/hpprd/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL
* South Dakota

* Tennessee


Knowledge Management /Library Fellowship in Personalized Medicine , Vanderbilt University Eskind Biomedical Library, Nashville, Tennessee   http://www.lisjobs.com/jobseekers/details.asp?ID=43514


* Texas
* Utah

* Vermont
* Virginia

Instruction and Reference Services Librarian, Roanoke College,in Salem, Virginia http://joblist.ala.org/modules/jobseeker/Instruction-and-Reference-Services-Librarian/15874.cfm
* Washington
* West Virginia

* Wisconsin

Cataloging Archivist  Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

Salary: $37,890 to $48,024 Status: Full-time Deadline: 11/08/10 http://joblist.ala.org/modules/jobseeker/Cataloging-Archivist/15875.cfm
* Wyoming


Technical Services/Technology Librarian Albany County Public Library,

Laramie, Wyoming Salary: Starting at $40,295  Status: Full-time Deadline: 11/18/10 For further information and application procedures:  http://acpl.lib.wy.us/Data/Sites/1/jobs/techsrv1010.pdf




* Canada


* Qatar

Librarian, Reference and Instructional Services, College of the North Atlantic, Doha, Qatar http://www.lisjobs.com/jobseekers/details.asp?ID=43510


*U.A.E. (Dubai, etc)


Campus Librarian, Zayed University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates http://joblist.ala.org/modules/jobseeker/Campus-Librarian/15852.cfm


Public Services Librarian  American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates Deadline: 11/22/10 http://joblist.ala.org/modules/jobseeker/Public-Services-Librarian/15883.cfm


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.