July 2014 Roundup (INALJ Stats)

July was our best month ever! 7 million page views total!

INALJ VDay 2014What a great month!  The big news is July was our busiest month ever, by a lot!

In addition our busiest day EVER was 29,449 views on 7/29, and our busiest week Ever had 126,580 views, and our busiest month EVER at  INALJ.com with 544,821 views!  We also hit 7 million page views on July 29th,  July actually was a record month for average page views per day (17,575) too.

Naomi and several INALJ editors attended ALA Annual Conference in Vegas in late June, and she will link to her article review here, once it is published.

Some fast stats for July 2014:

  • 7,051,667 total INALJ.com page views (all time) and 544,821 in July alone
  • 30,398 Tweets milestone reached
  • 5,604 Twitter followers
  • 6,225 Facebook fans
  • 6,296 LinkedIn group members
  • 1,229 INALJ.com email subscribers
  • Our ?th fan found their job!  ? fans shared that they found jobs in July and many, many more found jobs as well.  (this stat will be updated later on some month)


  • California was the most viewed state page with 27,013 views
  • Ontario was the most viewed Canadian province with 17,223 views
  • Total jobs added for the month 8,794 

The top 6 INALJ articles in  July were:

  1. Why I Quit My Library Job and Why I No Longer Want One by Naomi House, INALJ.com founder
  2. 4 Sites That Every Librarian Should Know and Show by Fallon Bleich, Head Editor/ Senior Assistant, INALJ Arkansas
  3. Ten Useful Websites for Techie Librarians  by Rebekah Kati, Head Editor/ Senior Assistant, INALJ North Carolina
  4. 5 Things That People Don’t Realize their Librarians Do by Rebecca Tischler, Senior Editor & Head Editor, INALJ Tennessee
  5. Library hiring from the other side of the table  by George Hawtin, Head Editor, INALJ Saskatchewan
  6. Avoiding Cinderella Syndrome: Why Every Job Doesn’t Have to be a ‘Perfect’ Fit   by Krystal Corbray, Managing Librarian, with Yakima Valley Libraries in Washington State

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

On July 15th INALJ went through one of the biggest organizational changes since its founding, adding senior editors and senior assistants in place of head editors.  More information can be read here in my piece, A Change You Might Not Even Notice.

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 August 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.


*one last stat, the following states, countries and provinces have DOUBLED their page views since January of this year.  A special shout out to INALJ Texas (nearly tripled!), Washington, Rhode Island, North Carolina, New Jersey, NYC, Missouri, Maine, Idaho, Hawaii, Yukon, Quebec, Ontario, Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, British Columbia, UK and Virtual Jobs.


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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.