19 November 2008

Hello, New York, and welcome to Shelved @ NYC!

Herein will be gathered news about New York City libraries, librarians, and library-related stuff. This is not a blog aimed specifically at metadata specialists or children’s librarians or LIS students; it’s a blog for ALL librarians working in this culturally rich—but frequently disjointed and overwhelming—city.

In addition to its function as a traditional blog, Shelved @ NYC will provide a single source for library events and workshops…one-stop shopping for your professional and social calendar! Please email me (shelvedatnyc [at] gmail.com) if you have information about events or workshops and I’ll add them post haste.

Likewise, if you have news to share, complaints to make, or topics to discuss, please let me know. I hope this will become a place where librarians of all persuasions and from all kinds of organizations can both debate and conspire. Suggestions gratefully accepted!

[N.B.: Hundreds of exciting readings, programs, and classes take place in our city’s libraries every day. Listing all of them would be a gargantuan task and one that is out of this blog’s scope. The events assembled here are of particular interest to librarians and bibliophiles, encompassing everything from professional workshops to library soirees to book fairs.]

4 comments:

Jenna said...

Great idea for a blog, Alex! It's going right in my feed reader.

nate said...

This will definitely be a great blog to follow- it is due time NYC library news all got rolled up into one place. Cheers.

Suralaye said...

This is a fabulous blog! Great meeting you, too, Alexandra, @ ACRLNY. Please endeavor to post our NY Librarians MeetUp which is happening today, 11-12:30 at the Indie Book Fair, Cafe, Third Floor. It's free and walk-ins are welcome. http://www.meetup.com/NYLibrarians. Hope to see you all there. Door prizes will be awarded. Stephanie

Sebastian said...

The blog is looking great Alex, well done!