August 2014 Roundup (INALJ Stats)

Another fantastic 500,000+ page view month!
7.5 million
page views total!

inalj 2014 volunteersWhat a great month!  Another fantastic August!

Our busiest day in August was 22,768 views on 8/5, and our busiest week Ever with 133,894 views, and our 2nd busiest month EVER at with 505,807 views!  We also hit 7.5 million page views in total. In the very beginning of August we actually passed the total number of page views for all of 2013- so 2014 is going to be a banner year for us!

Some fast stats for August 2014:

  • 7,557,474 total page views (all time) and 505,807 in August alone
  • 31,941 Tweets milestone reached
  • 5,741 Twitter followers
  • 6,300 Facebook fans
  • 6,578 LinkedIn group members
  • 1,227 email subscribers
  • Our ?th fan found their job!  ? fans shared that they found jobs in August 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 23,173 views
  • Ontario was the most viewed Canadian province with 20,550 views
  • Total jobs added for the month 7,866 

The top 10 INALJ articles in August were:

  1. Why I Quit My Library Job and Why I No Longer Want One by Naomi House, founder
  2. Working Abroad As a Librarian: Challenges and Opportunities Ahead  by Raymond Pun, reference and research services librarian in New York University Shanghai
  3. 5 Things That People Don’t Realize their Librarians Do by Rebecca Tischler, Senior Editor
  4. But I Can’t Move For A Job! by Elinor Crosby, former Head Editor, INALJ Nova Scotia and PEI
  5. How to Ace the Academic Library Database Presentation  by Rebekah Kati, Senior Assistant, INALJ North Carolina
  6. So Long INALJ and Thanks for All the Fish!  by Sara Dixon, Former Head Editor, INALJ Kansas
  7. It is Never too Early to Job Hunt: Some Resources for New & Returning LIS students by Naomi House, MLIS
  8. Ego Tripping at the Gates of the Library Job Hunt by R.C. Miessler, former Head Editor, INALJ Indiana
  9. 3 Off-the-Beaten-Paths to Librarianship  by Claire Schmieder, Senior Editor
  10. Wardrobe Preparation: the interview  by Dan Trout, medical librarian at Edward G. Miner Library, University of Rochester Medical Center

Our most popular interview nearly cracked the top 10 too!

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


A reminder that 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 September 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.



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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.