September 2014 Roundup (INALJ Stats)

Another fantastic month!
8 million
page views in total!

Sept INALJWhat a great month!  Another fantastic September!

Our busiest day in September was 21,344 views on 9/8, and the busiest week with 116,451 views, and our 5th busiest month EVER at with 488,856 views!

We also hit 8 million page views in total. Fantastic!  Also some big news, I was appointed to a 3 year term on the iSchool at the University of Maryland’s Inaugural MLS Advisory Board.


Some fast stats for September 2014:

  • 8,046,330 total page views (all time) and 488,856 in September alone
  • 33,091 Tweets milestone reached
  • 5,908 Twitter followers
  • 6,371 Facebook fans
  • 6,827 LinkedIn group members
  • 1,196 email subscribers
  • Our ?th fan found their job!  ? fans shared that they found jobs in September 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 19,362 views
  • Ontario was the most viewed Canadian province and of ALL jobs pages with 22,331 views
  • Total jobs added for the month 8,008


Although I am not counting it below, the second most read article of the month was So I Had Another Miscarriage.  Thank you all for your support!

The top 10 INALJ articles in September were:

  1. Why I Quit My Library Job and Why I No Longer Want One by Naomi House, founder
  2. Good Questions to ask Interviewers by Lauren Bourdages, Senior Assistant, INALJ Ontario
  3. How You’re Screwing Up Your Job Search by Rebecca Kluberdanz, Senior Editor, INALJ MontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew Jersey,  New Mexico, and Wyoming
  4. 3 Ways to Get Library Experience without a Library Job  by Courtney Baron, former Head Editor, INALJ Georgia
  5. (Google) Drive Your Library  by Ashley Mancill, Senior Assistant, INALJ Alabama
  6. Rethinking Information Work: A Career Guide for Librarians and Other Information Professionals  by Cassidy Charles, Senior Assistant, INALJ NYC
  7. 5 Things That People Don’t Realize their Librarians Do by Rebecca Tischler, Senior Editor
  8. “You want to work, but where?”  by Amy Steinbauer, Senior Assistant, INALJ California
  9. For the Love of “Librarian” by Naomi House, founder
  10. MLIS + Non-Library Job = A Much Bigger Picture by Claire Schmieder, Senior Editor

Our most popular interview cracked the top 20 too!

All 20 of our top 20 articles for September 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 October 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.