Bloggers Desired

by Naomi House, MLIS

Bloggers Desired

INALJ.comtop interviews 2014 INALJ 3 is a platform for anyone in the LIS spheres, whether they are students, patrons, staff, or in tangential fields. Our main goal and focus is finding and sharing jobs on the Jobs pages, however the blog posts have been nearly as popular over the past few years. Until the middle of April many of the volunteer positions at INALJ had a monthly or every other month blogging requirement.  The quality and quantity made us a must stop for many in the LIS field.  We are refocusing all our efforts back to the jobs, but I have always and will always keep the door open for anyone in our field to blog for us.  Blogging guidelines can be found here.  It is unpaid as INALJ earns very little revenue and this year that revenue I have been sharing with my new COO, CIO and Volunteer Coordinators.

But the door is open.  Check out our guidelines and if interested we’d be happy to share your perspectives and voices.  We average 500,000 views per month so the reach is great and we are happy to have you aboard!  We used to publish anywhere from 2-3 a day weekdays but now we’ll just share when we have something new or something old we think is relevant.  Hope you consider us!  We’d love to have more diversity in our blogging but frankly unpaid blogging is something many cannot do, their commitments are elsewhere where they should be.  But for each of you who do blog I, and others, are very grateful!


Image is of the top 10 interviewers/interviewees on INALJ in 2014 composed on!

originally published 6/1/15


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. 


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