January 2015 Roundup (INALJ Stats)

A great beginning to 2015!

INALJ Leadership Team 2015 twitterWhat a great month!  Another year, and getting better!  Why? Because in 2015 INALJ has a fantastic new Leadership Team, lead by Rachael Altman and Jennifer Devine, with Kate Kosturski, Ashley Mancill, Claire Schmieder and Stephanie Sendaula!

Here are the top 25 INALJ articles and top 10 interviews in 2014!

Our busiest day in January was 22,056 views on 1/28, and our busiest week had 123,725 views, and our month was 492,734 views!

We also hit 9.8 million page views in total!  Also hoping INALJ supporters will continue to follow and support my latest venture, the new social purpose corp/ community and crowdfunding website, T160K.org, which focuses on arts and culture partnerships across Africa.  I am co-founder and CMO.


Some fast stats for January 2015:

  • 9,844,478 total INALJ.com page views (all time) and 492,734 in December alone
  • 36,794 Tweets milestone reached
  • 6,361 Twitter followers
  • 6,632 Facebook fans
  • 7,523 LinkedIn group members
  • 1,195 INALJ.com email subscribers
  • Our ?th fan found their job!  ? fans shared that they found jobs in January 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 20,897 views
  • Ontario was the most viewed Canadian province and of ALL jobs pages with 28,057 views
  • Total jobs added for the month 5,910


The top 8 INALJ articles in January were:

  1. 5 Things That People Don’t Realize their Librarians Do by Rebecca Tischler
  2. Why I Quit My Library Job and Why I No Longer Want One by Naomi House, INALJ.com founder
  3. 4 Tips for the start of the job search—what I wish I had really understood before I began by Clare Sobotka
  4. 10 Inspiring Pinterest Collections Created by Libraries and Librarians by Kiersten Bryant
  5. 7 Great Sites for Academic Librarians  by R.C. Miessler
  6. “Why do you need a master’s degree to be a librarian?”  by Alexis (Stapp) Waide
  7. Debunking 10 Librarian Misconceptions  by Aimee Graham
  8. 8 must haves for going to a Library Conference by Emily Woodcock

All 21 of our top 21 articles for January 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 February 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.