INALJ in Turkey

I thought I would share way too many photos of my trip to Istanbul over the Thanksgiving holiday with everyone. If anyone has ever wondered what I look like when I am sick then you are in for a treat! Also my husband Sana is prominently featured throughout as is my INALJ business card. I am going to make an INALJ oval bumper sticker and store soon and probably start a ‘Where in the World is INALJ’ feature…look for that in 2012! Next time I travel I will make plans to visit local libraries and meet local librarians and I hope to be healthy 🙂

If anyone living in Turkey (or anywhere international) would like to become an INALJ volunteer jobs contributor email me at For anyone who is very budget conscious (like me) but loves to travel (like me) I recommend signing up for the alerts from Travel Zoo and Kayak and CheapO Air. We flew to Turkey for less $$ than it cost us to fly to Seattle (from DC)- no lie. Also if an airline is opening up new service in your area get their email alerts too- which is how I flew to Ireland for so little a few years back.

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.