#INALJchat starts Monday! 9-11pm EDT

What: #inaljchat

Where: Twitter.com

When: Mondays at 9-11pm EDT (last Monday of the month is Noon EDT and international focus)- all four Qs asked each hr so our west coast and further fans can participate

Why: Crowd-sourcing the best of the web from the best on the web (ie: librarians) on job hunting topics

How: 1 to 2 moderators will ask 4 Questions in the hour in the Q1, Q2, Q3 and Q4 format and followers will use #inaljchat and answer back in the A1, A2, A3 and A4 format (like #uklibchat)

Rules: Be constructive and positive. No attacking people, etc.



3/10/14 Translating Skillsets- how to sell yourself to non-libraries & sell libraries on your non-lib skills Hosted by @INALJOntario & @INALJ_NJ  2nd hour hosted by @INALJCalifornia, inspired by Translating Non-Library Skills to a Library-Directed Résumé  9pm EDT

3/17/14  After the Rejection: strategies for turning it around.  Hosted by TBD, inspired by What to write after they’ve turned you down  9pm EDT

3/24/14  Appearance in libraries (work – interviews – media etc) beyond & including cis gendered white women.  Hosted by @INALJMissouri,  inspired by So You Have Blue Hair  9pm EDT

3/31/14  International Focus (tbd) and at Noon EDT!

See further talks on our #INALJchat calendar


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.