About the publication
Title: INALJ (formerly I Need A Library Job)
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 tenth 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: LIS professional or trade 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: **Update 9/8/2020-INALJ is not accepting guest submissions at this time. the Wiki Core Team will update submission guidelines as they become available**
Types of contributions accepted: **Update 9/8/2020-INALJ is not accepting guest submissions at this time. the Wiki Core Team will update submission guidelines as they become available**
Submission and review process: **Update 9/8/2020-INALJ is not accepting guest submissions at this time. the Wiki Core Team will update submission guidelines as they become available**
Editorial tone: Professional yet casual.
Style guide used: N/A
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.
About the publication’s readers
Publication circulation: INALJ covers all fifty states, Canada and features international jobs, as well.5
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 span a broad range of topics. 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: September 8, 2020