May 2014 Roundup (INALJ Stats)

6 million page views total / 500,000+ in May alone

May 2014 INALJ

What a great month!  The big news is we reached over 6 million page views on and we broke 500,000 page views in a single month for the first time ever!

In addition it was the best month at for all other stats! Our busiest day EVER was 23,771 views on 5/27, and our busiest week Ever was at 119,337 views, and our busiest month EVER at with 503,069 views!

Some fast stats for May 2014:

  • 6,010,692 total page views (all time) and 503,069 in May alone
  • 26,536 Tweets milestone reached
  • 5,044 Twitter followers
  • 6,041 Facebook fans
  • 5,658 LinkedIn group members
  • 1,222 email subscribers
  • Our ?th fan found their job!  ? fans shared that they found jobs in May 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 24,029 views
  • Ontario was the most viewed Canadian province with 10,345 views
  • Total jobs added for the month 9,707 

The top 5 INALJ articles in  May were:

  1. 5 Things That People Don’t Realize their Librarians Do by Rebecca Tischler, Head Editor, INALJ Tennessee
  2. Dealing with Imposter Syndrome and Feeling Like You Belong  by Clare Sobotka, Head Editor, INALJ Idaho
  3. Ten Useful Websites for Techie Librarians  by Rebekah Kati, Head Editor, INALJ North Carolina
  4. My Experience Leaving the MLS off My Resume by Sarah Roark Schott, Head Editor, INALJ Arizona
  5. My Best (Worst) Interview   by Naomi founder

All 20 of our top 20 articles for May 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 June 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 Excel

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.