the book is (almost) here

isn’t this fun?

you may now order it and it will be shipped to you when it is available.

book cover is here


book cover is here

I’d like to thank Jill at ALA Editions for listening to my thoughts about the book cover, and for working with me to get to the final. I really appreciate all the attention you gave to this process!

American Libraries, page 38

If you receive American Libraries (in print) and flip to page 38, you will find an article written by me that is mostly an excerpt of the first section of the book “inside, outside, and online”.  I’ve received quite a few comments via all the various channels (fb, twitter, email, f2f) and they have all been thought-provoking or conversation-starting – thank you! Still hoping that I can soon provide a link to the article on the Am Libs website.

Also, I received word yesterday that the book now has a binding date: April 27, 2009. Doesn’t that feel lovely?

In the meantime, I’m still learning how to re-write mission, vision, and elevator pitches for my updated role at WJ. It’s hard. And that’s all I’m going to say about that.