February 2014 Roundup (INALJ Stats)

February: 4.5 million views and best month ever!

2014 feb inalj wordleWhat a great month!  The big news is we had our best month ever despite February being the shortest month of the year, and we reached over 4.5 million page views at INALJ.com.  February’s busiest day  and our busiest EVER was 16,939 views on 2/24 (the day I presented at OCLC EMEA in Cape Town, South Africa), and our busiest week EVER at 93,055 views the 9th week of the year, and it was our busiest month EVER at  INALJ.com with 359,904 views in February alone!

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Some fast stats for February 2014:

  • 4,592,032 total INALJ.com page views (all time) and 359,904 in Febrary alone
  • 21,003 Tweets milestone reached
  • 4,514 Twitter followers
  • 5,787 Facebook fans
  • 4,775 LinkedIn group members
  • 1,210 INALJ.com email subscribers
  • Our ?th fan found their job!  ? fans shared that they found jobs in February 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 18,715 views
  • Ontario was the most viewed Canadian province with 6,492 views
  • Total jobs added for the month 7,834  

The top 5 INALJ articles in  February were:

17 Great Sites for Academic Librarians   by R.C. Miessler, Head Editor, INALJ Indiana
2.  The Skinny on Cruise Ship Librarianship   by Rebecca Vogler, Head Editor, INALJ Nevada
3.  MLIS + Non-Library Job = A Much Bigger Picture  by Claire Schmieder, Head Editor, INALJ New Jersey
4.  Cross-Country Job Searching : An Interview with Derrick Jefferson  by Caitlin Moen, Head Editor, INALJ Louisiana
5.  Tips for Writing Amazing Cover Letters  by Rebekah Kati, Head Editor, INALJ North Carolina


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 March 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.


*screen capture of chart made with WordPress and Wordle made with Wordle.net

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.