Listen to Beyoncé, always, of course.
Madame Clairevoyant. (via therumpus)
It’s been real, everyone. Keep in touch!
With tremendous affection,
Library and literary miscellany from your pals at Library Journal.
I would like to present my successor, who will be taking up the LJ Tumblr around August 26: Liz French! Here’s what she has to say about herself:
I hail from Indiana, where it’s practically a law that you like basketball. I do like basketball, also watching old movies, collecting — and wearing — vintage clothing, reading voraciously (but of course!), and hanging out with my adorable rat terrier mix, Pitzi. Oh, and the boyfriend, Otto the artist.
Tomorrow is my last day at LJ before I start my MFA in fiction at UMass Amherst. I am going to be posting Beyoncé gifs all day. Get ready.
Yes! In case you haven’t heard, I’m heading off to grad school this August to get my MFA in fiction at UMass Amherst. (What? Yes.) You can read more about it here.
Don’t worry, I am not leaving the Internet at all. I will still be here on the Internet for and with all of you.
Oh hey, I’m on the Library Journal tumblr. Maybe someday, I can be on it again for a much cooler reason.
Help me! What is the name of the very nice librarian in the cute yellow dress?
Months to go, then weeks, and then it is a matter of days. I take stock, and I don’t say much, let alone any real goodbyes. To the physical spaces, my favorite corners: Cadman Plaza just after a thunderstorm, the view up Manhattan Avenue, dashing towards the train at Bryant Park at sunset. To the golden rhythms of the life I’ve known, because I, like Didion, spent my New York years making a magazine…To my friends, who, if we can manage it, will always be my friends, but never like this again—even if I rushed back tomorrow, the ground has already shifted beneath me. But mostly to the Enchanted City, to the idea of it, how effortlessly it formed in my mind, and how it can disappear in an instant, when your back is turned. Someone else, somewhere, is arriving right now, marching across the Hudson.
This is my last full week at Library Journal. I’m heading off to western Massachusetts to start my Masters of Fine Arts in fiction. (I bet you though I’d say library science—no, I’ve chosen a career even less lucrative.) While I’m heading out for the hills, that doesn’t mean the LJ Tumblr is: my colleagues are gonna keep it going strong (though there might be marginally less RuPaul gifs).
I just want to thank each and everyone of you for reading and reblogging the LJ Tumblr, and for helping make up this bad ass community of Tumblarians. You all rock.
It has been so, so great getting to know you all.
AND THE REAL EDITORS ARE? LJ’s Review editors logged many hours at BookExpo America searching for forthcoming titles that show the most promise for libraries and their patrons. Our avatars, on the cover of the July 2013 issue, got all the credit, however. Here are the editors in “person.” How many did you correctly identify? (Clockwise, from bottom left-hand corner): Bette-Lee Fox, Molly McArdle, Barbara Hoffert, Wilda Williams, Margaret Heilbrun, Annalisa Pesek (in pink), Stephanie Klose, Henrietta Thornton-Verma, and Mahnaz Dar.
You guys, I’m officially a reviewer for Library Journal! I’ll be covering literary fiction and genre fiction, and I have an assignment due at the end of the month! So many professional dreams are coming true right now.
Join me and these clipart white dudes at Blogging with Tumblr | Queens Library. I’ll be talking about the lit community on Tumblr!
If you are in the New York area next Thursday (July 18th to be specific), you can see your LJ Tumblrer talk about—you guessed it—Tumblr at Queens Library’s Central Library.
An ALAMYFACE Introduction
Hello. Your LJ tumblrer, pictured above, is the person in the middle. (Erin “Laser Fingers” Shea, of Darien Library, is to my left; Henrietta Thornton-Verma, editor of the LJ Book Review, is to my right.) I may or may not be holding a white board if/when you see me, but yes my glasses are that big. My name is Molly. You can also find me on Twitter.
Here are places I will be during ALA:
I will have these things: