March 2015 Roundup (INALJ Stats)

2nd best month EVER & 10.5 million page views!

INALJ best 2014  4 of group greyWhat a great month!  March was such an amazing month at INALJ!  2nd best ever, in fact!

Our busiest day in March was 22,633 views on 3/30, and our busiest week had 122,687 views, and our month was 543,482 views, our 2nd best month ever!

We also hit 10.5 million page views in total and nearly beat our best month ever, July 2014  Also hoping INALJ supporters will continue to follow and support my latest venture, the new social purpose corp/ community and crowdfunding website,, which focuses on arts and culture partnerships across Africa.  I am co-founder and CMO.


Some fast stats for March 2015:

  • 10,870,057 total page views (all time) and 543,482 in March alone
  • ? Tweets milestone reached (forgot to check)
  • ?  Twitter followers (forgot to check)
  • ? Facebook fans(forgot to check)
  • ?  LinkedIn group members (forgot to check)
  • ? email subscribers (forgot to check)


  • California was the most viewed US state page with ? views – but it always is (forgot to check)
  • Ontario was the most viewed Canadian province and of ALL jobs pages with ? views as usual (forgot to check)
  • Total jobs added for the month 6,250


The top 5 INALJ articles in March were:

  1.  Why I Quit My Library Job and Why I No Longer Want One  by Naomi House
  2.  Baby Face in the Workplace  by Veronica Leigh Milliner
  3.  Resume Missteps & Solutions  by Amy Steinbauer
  4. Why Running Makes Me A Better Librarian  by Alphild Dick
  5. So You Want to be a Prison Librarian? : An Interview with a Corrections Librarian by Josh Rimmer

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 April 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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actually published 5/31/15 but backdated -nh

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.