November 2014 Roundup (INALJ Stats)

Another fantastic month!

T160k 2-page-spread-manu-on-parchment-1024x680What a great month!  Another fantastic November!

Our busiest day in November was 20,353 views on 11/3, and our busiest week had 110,721 views, and our month was 421,532 views!

We also hit 8.9 million page views in total. Fantastic!  My big news for the month was the launch of my new community and crowdfunding website,, which focuses on arts and culture partnerships across Africa.  I am co-founder and CMO.


Some fast stats for November 2014:

  • 8,954,599 total page views (all time) and 421,532 in November alone
  • 34,739 Tweets milestone reached
  • 6,131 Twitter followers
  • 6,492 Facebook fans
  • 7,193 LinkedIn group members
  • 1,197 email subscribers
  • Our ?th fan found their job!  ? fans shared that they found jobs in November and many, many more found jobs as well.  (this stat will be updated later on some month)


  • California was the most viewed US state page with 16,943 views
  • Ontario was the most viewed Canadian province and of ALL jobs pages with 21,709 views
  • Total jobs added for the month 6,595 


The top 6 INALJ articles in November were:

  1. Why I Quit My Library Job and Why I No Longer Want One by Naomi House, founder
  2. “My life fell apart… and then I had to go back to work” by Amy Steinbauer, Senior Assistant, INALJ Califor Add Mediania
  3. I am not a librarian (and neither are you) by Naomi House, founder
  4. Essential Research Mobile Apps for Librarians  by Stephanie Noell, Senior Editor
  5. If You Want A Library Job, Look Outside the Library! Kate Kosturski, Senior Editor and Volunteer Coordinator
  6. 5 Things That People Don’t Realize their Librarians Do by Rebecca Tischler, Senior Editor

All 20 of our top 20 articles for November 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 December 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.