I let my ALA membership lapse a while ago, so I have no idea if the March issue of American Libraries is in people’s hands yet, but if it is, you may have seen that the cover story is on librarian bloggers–and I’m one of the bibliobloggers in the article. Back in January, I got an email request to answer some questions and be included in the article. I was incredibly surprised and flattered, but I had no idea which other bloggers would be in the article. Kathleen de la Pena McCook, also in the article, posted about it with a list of the bloggers interviewed and…Holy Macaroni! I’m in there with Jessamyn West, Sarah Houghton-Jan and Jenny Levine! They’re well-known, well-respected, well-connected library professionals and bloggers. Me? I’m just some two-bit wiseacre with a keyboard and a website. I feel like Marlin swimming with the turtles on the EAC. Not that Jessamyn, Sarah and Jenny are turtlish in any way, it’s just, well, next to them I feel sort of small and inexperienced. And orange.
At any rate, I’m very excited to be included in this article (although I don’t know how much of what I said was included, and if what I said makes me sound like a doofus) and this group (which also includes brilliant bloggers Rochelle Hartman and Nicole Engard, more awesome company for me). If the article has led you to my blog, welcome! Feel free to stick around for a while. Leave me a comment of two if’n you feel like it. Try the corned beef, it’s very good this week.