1. Hells yeah, LJ is cosponsoring a party at BEA this year. From the Facebook page:

    Join Bookrageous, “a podcast about books and why they’re awesome” for a party featuring some of our favorite authors — hijinks guaranteed to ensue. First 250 drinks are on us! After that, every drink is a good deed and a donation to Housing Works. 

    Thanks to this year’s raffle, three lucky attendees will get a personalized list of reading recommendations, courtesy of the Bookrageous hosts and the Library Journal Book Review! You could also win one of several audiobooks, hand-picked by Library Journal Media Editor, Stephanie Klose. Raffle tickets will be $5 each, or 5 for $20, and all proceeds will benefit Housing Works.

    We’ve been recommending their books for months, and now they’ll be joining us in person! This year’s featured authors include: Nathan Larson, Sarah MacLean, Rosie Schaap, and Teddy Wayne. We’ll also be joined by Library Journal Reviews Editor and librarian Etta Thornton, who will teach us the secrets of readers advisory.

    All hail our wonderful sponsors: BookExpo America, Book Riot, and Library Journal.

    It’s going down Wednesday, May 29 from 7pm until 9pm, right after LJ's Day of Dialog, at Housing Works Books. Be there or be square!

    (Source: facebook.com)

  2. Librarian Wardrobe: LW Photographers at #alamw13 Seattle →


    Keep an eye out for the Librarian Wardrobe Photographers in Seattle, they will be asking to take your picture. They will also have laminated badges to confirm they are photographers for the blog.

    Also don’t forget about the LW + EveryLibrary Afterhours Party on 1/26 (Saturday), 10pm — all event details here. Some of the photographers will be at the party to get pictures there as well.

    Bios follow with some information about what catches their eye. If asked to have your picture taken, and you agree, they will need some information: your position title or student/other status, type of library/museum/archive/etc, and location (state if in the USA, or country if outside).

    Keep an eye out folks!

  3. QUE(E)RY: Update on Hurricane Sandy →


    In response to Hurricane Sandy, the Que(e)ry Librarians are designating additional proceeds from our upcoming event to benefit the Ali Forney Center. Their center in Chelsea was destroyed by flooding at a time when the services they provide to homeless LGBT youth are all the more crucial. Emergency funds will help AFC restore services and facilities to those affected by the hurricane and the winter storm which came shortly thereafter.

    The first 100 donors at our party on November 24th will get a free beer courtesy of Public Assembly. You can also donate now on AFC’s website.

    Here are a few other library-related resources if you are looking for help or looking for ways to get involved:

    NYC Distribution Locations

    Our friends at Urban Librarians Unite have compiled a list of resources for Hurricane Sandy relief, and are also conducting a Children’s book drive.

    Brooklyn Public Library’s Response to Hurricane Sandy

    Queens Public Library’s Response to Hurricane Sandy

    NYPL’s response to Hurricane Sandy