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Monday, October 12, 2009
Worth a Look: Shelf Renewal
My friends and colleagues, Karen and Rebecca have started a great RA blog called Shelf Renewal. I love the concept of their blog. It is epitomized by a great tag line, "Nobody puts backlist in a corner."
Readers of this blog know how much I push for the backlist-- all of those great titles we have on the library shelves from days gone by, that are just waiting to be read. Well, Shelf Renewal takes the backlist and lets it shine in the spotlight.
I would have mentioned their new endeavor anyway, but they also made me their "Web of Crush of the Week." I get to hold the "title" until this Friday when they name a new one. I am very honored.
Thanks Rebecca and Karen for mentioning RA for All and for creating such a useful blog for librarians and readers. I have already signed up for the RSS feed. Have you? I am excited to see where Shelf Renewal takes its authors and readers.
I am a Librarian [MLIS] in Illinois specializing in serving leisure readers ages 13 and up. I train library staff all over the world on how to match books with readers through their local public library. I am the author of The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Horror, 2d edition (ALA Editions, 2012). I am under contract to write content for EBSCO's NoveList database, reviews for Booklist, am a member of the Adult Reading Round Table Steering Committee, a 5 term Trustee for my local library, and am a proud member of The Horror Writers' Association. Check out the side bar for links to the groups and organizations with which I am affiliated.