About the publication
Title: I Need A Library Job (INALJ)
Purpose, objective, or mission: INALJ was started in 2010 by Naomi House as a way for librarians to find jobs in the LIS field.1 In its seventh year now, Naomi and volunteers strive to find and share jobs that are traditional and outside the box for LIS professionals, staff and students.2
Target audience: LIS professionals and students.
Publisher: The website and its LinkedIn and social media pages are run by Naomi House, Elizabeth Leonard and many other volunteers.3
Peer reviewed? No.
Type: Civilian publication.
Medium: Electronic / online.
Content: INALJ is not just for job postings, the site also features interviews, job hunting tips, articles and blog posts within the LIS field.4
About the publication’s submission guidelines
Location of submission guidelines: Information on guest blogging: http://inalj.com/?page_id=65207
Types of contributions accepted: Articles or interviews of any length (but at least 550 words) on all sorts of topics—archives, volunteering, diversity, resumes etc.5
Submission and review process: You must provide proof of identity in order to post an article or blog—use a professional work email address or have a LinkedIn connection or colleague vouch for you. A landscape orientation jpeg photo is required, as well as a personal bio. The bio can also be a link to your own site.
Submit photos, Word document of your article, bio and proof of identity to: email@example.com
Editorial tone: Professional yet casual.
Style guide used: No style guide is used.7
Conclusion: Evaluation of publication’s potential for LIS authors
INALJ publishes articles across a broad array of LIS topics. Its casual, straightforward, “no BS” approach to all aspects of the LIS field may be refreshing and helpful for many potential authors looking for an outlet for their writing. Naomi states that she does not publish any articles that are holiday related, since she has a back log to work through.8
About the publication’s readers
Publication circulation: INALJ covers all fifty states, Canada and features international jobs, as well.9
Audience location and language or cultural considerations: INALJ‘s audience is primarily in the United States, but it does feature coverage for Canada and some international jobs.
Reader characteristics: Readers come to INALJ for all sorts of reasons other than job hunting. Articles published in the past year span a broad range of topics–networking for reluctant networkers, the importance of saying “no” in the workplace and a q & a with Dr. Sandra Hirsch from SJSU’s iSchool. LIS students and professionals come to INALJ for career advice and ever changing, relevant information about the field.
Knowledge of LIS subject matter: Strong, but varied–INALJ is used by both professionals and students.
Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors
Considering the wide coverage of topics and issues that INALJ covers, potential authors can expect readers to be eager for new voices in the LIS field, no matter what area you are writing about.
Last updated: March 12, 2018
- “About INALJ,” INALJ.com, accessed March 12, 2018, http://inalj.com/?page_id=10653 ↩
- “Mission Statement,” INALJ.com, accessed March 13, 2018, http://inalj.com/?page_id=79518 ↩
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Frequency of publication: INALJ is usually updated Monday-Friday.[4. “About INALJ.” ↩
- “Write for INALJ,” INALJ.com, accessed March 12, 2018, http://inalj.com/?page_id=65207 ↩
- “Write for INALJ.” ↩
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- “About INALJ.” ↩