December 2013 Roundup (INALJ Stats)

Over 3.75 million total page views reached in December!

What a great month!  we reached over 3.75 million page views at! December’s busiest day was 12,895 views on 12/3, and our busiest week had 69,787 views the 49th week of the year, and for the month had 241,055 views!

Some fast stats for December 2013:

  • 3,875,681 total page views (all time) and 241,055 in December alone
  • over 19,926 Tweets milestone reached
  • 4,248 Twitter followers
  • 5,685 Facebook fans
  • 4,232 LinkedIn group members
  • 1,186 email subscribers
  • Our ?th fan found their job!  ? fans shared that they found jobs in December 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 10,586 views
  • Ontario was the most viewed Canadian province with 2,542 views
  • Total jobs added for the month 5,614  

The top 5 INALJ articles in December were:

1. Respectfully Declining a Job Offer  by Sarah Deringer, Head Editor, INALJ Mississippi
2. But I Can’t Move For a Job! by Elinor Crosby, Head Editor, INALJ Nova Scotia
3. DAM: A Career Opportunity for LIS Pros  by Kiersten Bryant, Head Editor, INALJ California
4. Gift Ideas for the Librarian in Your Life by Sarah Roark Schott, Head Editor, INALJ Arizona
10 Library-Themed Businesses I’d Love to Frequent Some Day by Sandra Hoyer, Head Editor, INALJ Washington

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 next year 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.