November 2013 Roundup (INALJ Stats )

Over 3.5 million total page views reached in November!

What a great month!  we reached over 3.5 million page views at!  November’s busiest day was 13,879 views on 11/18, and our busiest week had 73,380 views the 45th week of the year, and for the month had 281,501 views!

Some fast stats for November 2013:

  • 3,591,074 total page views (all time) and 281,501 in November alone
  • over 19,301 Tweets milestone reached
  • 4,188 Twitter followers
  • 5,643 Facebook fans
  • 4,077 LinkedIn group members
  • 1,182 email subscribers
  • Our ?th fan found their job!  ? fans shared that they found jobs in October and many, many more found jobs as well.  (this stat will be updated later on this month)


  • California was the most viewed state page with 11,949 views
  • Ontario was the most viewed Canadian province with 4,584 views
  • Total jobs added for the month 5,762 (to be updated later this month- awaiting a few states)

The top 5 INALJ articles in November were:

1. Gift Ideas for the Librarian in Your Life by Sarah Roark Schott, Head Editor, INALJ Arizona
2. Respectfully Declining a Job Offer  by Sarah Deringer, Head Editor, INALJ Mississippi
3.Making Library School’s Dirty Little Secret Work for You   by Ruth Kitchin Tillman, Head Editor, INALJ Maryland
4. Librarians & Libraries in Comic Books  by Mychal R. Ludwig, Head Editor, INALJ New Mexico
5Why Every Profession Needs a Librarian or Information Professional  by Sara Dixon, Head Editor, INALJ Kansas

Honorable mention to my gift guide tied at #3

For Librarians, Buy Librarians  by Naomi House, MLIS, INALJ Founder & Publisher

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 December 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.   

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.