April 2014 Roundup (INALJ Stats)

Our best month Ever!

April 2014 inalj
What a great month!  The big news is we reached over 5.5 million page views on INALJ.com!

In addition it was the best month at INALJ.com for all stats! Our busiest day EVER was 21,863 views on 4/14, and our busiest week EVER at 116,111 views, and our busiest month EVER at  INALJ.com with 483,499 views!

Some fast stats for April 2014:

  • 5,507,646 total INALJ.com page views (all time) and 431,907 in April alone
  • 24,820 Tweets milestone reached
  • 4,851 Twitter followers
  • 5,932 Facebook fans
  • 5,362 LinkedIn group members
  • 1,207 INALJ.com email subscribers
  • Our ?th fan found their job!  ? fans shared that they found jobs in April and many, many more found jobs as well.  (this stat will be updated later on this month)

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  • California was the most viewed state page with 21,372 views
  • Ontario was the most viewed Canadian province with 8,908 views
  • Total jobs added for the month 7,392 

The top 5 INALJ articles in  April were:

  1. 5 Things That People Don’t Realize their Librarians Do by Rebecca Tischler, Head Editor, INALJ Tennessee
  2. Which Boolean Search are you? Operator as Mantra by Katie Blake, INALJ blogger
  3. “Why do you need a master’s degree to be a librarian?” by Alexis Stapp, former Head Editor, INALJ Minnesota
  4. The “In” Crowd: Librarian Jobs Beyond the Library by Naomi House, INALJ.com founder
  5. For Those Who Cannot Relocate by Stephanie Noell, Head Editor, INALJ Texas

All 20 of our top 20 articles for April can be found here!

 

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 May 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

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 20.5 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. 

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