Congratulations to 2016-2017 ALA President, Julie Todaro!

by Naomi House, MLIS

Julie TodaroCongrats to “Julie Todaro, PhD, Dean of Library Services at Austin (Texas) Community College, has been elected president-elect of the American Library Association.”

We look forward to her leadership starting after the 2016 ALA Annual conference.  One thing we feel passionately about and feel that ALA leadership should be passionate about, is helping LIS professionals find jobs.  We hope to work with Julie and everyone who serves.

I am very grateful to Julie and the other candidates for sharing articles and their platforms with INALJ readers and know this close race may have been influenced by the added exposure.  You can read all four articles below and see the results of the Presidential race at the ALA News / Press Release page.

Congrats to ALL the winners!!!

Naomi House

Naomi House, MLIS, is the founder and publisher of the popular LIS jobs resource (formerly I Need a Library Job). Founded in October 2010 with the assistance of her fellow Rutgers classmate, Elizabeth Leonard, INALJ’s 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 has had over 20 Million page views and helped thousands of librarians and LIS folk 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 a month. Naomi believes that well-sourced quantity is quality in this narrow job market and INALJ reflects this many new jobs published daily. She was a 2013 Library Journal Mover & Shaker and has served on the University of Maryland iSchool Board from 2014-2017. Naomi was a Reference, Marketing and Acquisitions Librarian for a contractor at a federal library outside Washington, DC, and now lives part time in Western NY and Budapest, Hungary. She has heard of spare time but hasn’t encountered it lately. She pronounces INALJ as eye-na-elle-jay.