LibraryThing, or My New Jobbity Update

I’m sorry I haven’t posted sooner about my fabulous new job at LibraryThing, but as usual, it was some little detail that inspired me to actually write.

Here’s the life synopsis: On Monday, I jumped in with two feet (holding a wedge of brie and laptop). I’m working on the LibraryThing for Libraries (LTFL) stuff. LTFL is this fantastic idea that any old library can add widgets to their OPAC, joining the LibraryThing data to their catalog, which means tag clouds! similar titles! hottness!

So, that’s what I’m up to now. I work from home, or wherever, so I’m now online 100% of the day. If you IM me, and I can’t chat much, it’s because I’m busy making libraries’ catalogs more awesome.

That being said, part of joining LibraryThing is learning more about what the damned site can do. The answer? A lot.

Right now, my favorite thing is that along with Library of Congress records and member-generated tags by the millions, you can make your own records for things that aren’t already out there.

Like?

Zine collections like Paper-Fort.

4 Responses to “LibraryThing, or My New Jobbity Update”

  1. Richard says:

    w00t! Congrats on the new position!

  2. Kjerste says:

    You got that job? Awesome! I love LT!

  3. Kjerste says:

    Also, I’m glad I read it here first before reading about it on the LT blog. Because that would have been too weird.

  4. Jessica says:

    Dude, I hate you – I wanted that job!

    Seriously, congratulations! And, I think it’s too weird that you worked at Milicent – I grew up in New Bedford, and that library remains one of my favorite library buildings.

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