What Would You Say You Do Here? Inspire Hope!

The impetus behind INALJ (I Need a Library Job) was creating a jobs resource of all the library and information professional jobs I could find and distributing them to as many people as possible.  But beyond that I wanted to inspire hope in job hunters who were struggling and show them that success was possible.

To this end I created the Success Stories (formerly called In Six) section of INALJ.com.  These interviews not only give job hunters practical tips, such as which blogs and RSS feeds they should be following and where the success story found their job, they are meant to give hope and be a beacon.  We are so lucky to live in a time when physical isolation from each other does not mean we cannot connect.  Thank goodness for the internet!

So when I am asked what INALJ is I can answer, INALJ is Inspiring Hope !


Naomi House

Naomi House, MLIS, is the founder and publisher of the popular LIS jobs resource INALJ.com (formerly I Need a Library Job). Founded in October 2010 with the assistance of her fellow Rutgers classmate, Elizabeth Leonard, INALJ’s 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.com. INALJ has had over 20 Million page views and helped thousands of librarians and LIS folk 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 a month. Naomi believes that well-sourced quantity is quality in this narrow job market and INALJ reflects this many new jobs published daily. She was a 2013 Library Journal Mover & Shaker and has served on the University of Maryland iSchool Board from 2014-2017. Naomi was a Reference, Marketing and Acquisitions Librarian for a contractor at a federal library outside Washington, DC, and now lives part time in Western NY and Budapest, Hungary. She has heard of spare time but hasn’t encountered it lately. She pronounces INALJ as eye-na-elle-jay.