Why ITS (aka In the Stacks) Matters
Hint: We’re building a Librarian Brain for Book Recommendations
Sometimes I wonder if we’re not explaining very well what ITS really is. Is it just Michelle doing video book reviews? (ITS much more than that). Is anyone else In the Stacks? (YES! And we also have interns!) Why is Michelle continuing her grad school booktubing project? (Seriously, ITS so much more than that!)
Why does supporting the In the Stacks Librarian Book Recommendation App matter?
It’s because we’re creating a librarian brain of book recommendations. Who reads more or knows more about books than librarians? We want to share our brain with you, online, all the time.
We’ve collected data about books librarians have loved and reviewed from around the world. It’s years and years of publicly available information, in a database, that powers the In the Stacks Book Recommendation App.
When book lovers log in to the app, your personal preferences are combined with top librarian book picks. You get suggestions of books to read, that you will love.
We’re so grateful for the support this year, and are continuing to fundraise for the app launch at ALA San Francisco this June 2015. We also need to build a new website
Help us build our app: http://www.gofundme.com/IntheStacksApp
Thanks #booklover! More about future products from the In the Stacks Librarian Developer Lab coming imminently.
Happy Holidays from In the Stacks! Cheers—Michelle Z. and the rest of the ITS team
Think And Grow Rich
Two years ago, my life coach recommended I read the 1937 book Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. Two months ago, I finally started reading it, and now am telling everyone who I love about it. Full of life-altering ideas about how your thoughts are vibrations that have the power to change your life, the book was commissioned by Andrew Carnegie, steel magnate and founder of the huge American library system. And who can argue with following his path to success?—MEZ
ITS in the Bag
Donate $50 to the In the Stacks Book App budget and get a #booklover logo Ecosilk reusable bag, plus test the app pre-release, and receive a #booklover bookmark sticker! Ecosilk bags are created in Australia, and made of durable parachute silk that lasts forever. We LOVE these bags, and selected them after owning and using them for years. (Read a review article here). Help librarians build an app and get a cool book bag. Thanks, #booklover!
Donate at: http://www.gofundme.com/IntheStacksApp
UPCOMING EVENT: 10/18/2014 READING @ LITQUAKE LIT CRAWL, SAN FRANCISCO
LIBRARIAN AUTHORS IN THE STACKS
Come check out librarian authors reading from their new work!
Librarian literati Taryn Edwards, Andrew Demcak, Gr Keer, Moazzam Sheikh, Erin Wilson and Michelle Zaffino will thrill you with their bookish brilliance.
When: Saturday, October 18, 2014 @ 8:30
Where: Press: Works on Paper, 3108 24th St. at Folsom, in the Mission, San Francisco
More info at: http://www.litquake.org/events/librarian-authors-stacks and www.inthestacks.tv