October 2014 Roundup (INALJ Stats)

Another fantastic month!
8.5 million
page views in total!

Sept INALJWhat a great month!  Another fantastic October!

Our busiest day in October was 20,482 views on 10/14, and our busiest week had 111,599 views, and our month was 486,486 views!

We also hit 8.5 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 October 2014:

  • 8,532,816 total INALJ.com page views (all time) and 488,856 in October alone
  • 33,857 Tweets milestone reached
  • 6,025 Twitter followers
  • 6,433 Facebook fans
  • 7,018 LinkedIn group members
  • 1,194 INALJ.com email subscribers
  • Our ?th fan found their job!  ? fans shared that they found jobs in October 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 20,073 views
  • Ontario was the most viewed Canadian province and of ALL jobs pages with 24,035 views
  • Total jobs added for the month 9,763 


The top 10 INALJ articles in October were:

  1. Why I Quit My Library Job and Why I No Longer Want One by Naomi House, INALJ.com founder
  2. 5 Things That People Don’t Realize their Librarians Do by Rebecca Tischler, Senior Editor
  3. Librarians, Technological Literacy, and Those Who Get Left Behind by Marian Mays, Former Senior Editor
  4. Don’t Be Afraid to Relocate by Erin Kinney, Senior Assistant, INALJ Wyoming
  5. BANNED! 8 Lesser-known Books Banned in the United States by Ashley Mancill, Senior Assistant, INALJ Alabama
  6. Decoding the Job Posting  by Cassidy Charles, Senior Assistant, INALJ NYC
  7. What to do while you’re waiting – Library Assistant edition  by Mary-Michelle Moore, Senior Editor and LinkedIn Group Manager
  8. Applying for Jobs Outside of the US: A Few Places to Start and Some things to Consider  by Yandee Vazquez, former Head Editor
  9. Dealing with Rejection During the Job Search by Rebekah Kati, Senior Assistant, INALJ North Carolina
  10. Librarians Are Superheroes (Literally and Figuratively) by Claire Schmieder, Senior Editor

Our two popular interviews cracked the top 20 too!

All 20 of our top 20 articles for October 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 November 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 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.