Unless you have been reading this blog for at least five years, you may not know much of the history behind it. It was started many years ago (8? 10? More? I honestly can’t remember) by some friends of mine as a grand experiment. The experiment concerned fair use, music, language and more — you can find a full explanation of the ethic and idea HERE. They asked me to join late in 2003, and I was really happy to do so. Back then I was concentrating on under-reported news, scouring indymedia sites and other tiny blogs, looking to re-post and hopefully spread the word on things that were important to me–immigrant and women’s rights, gender etc… After I started library school, I started posting more news on, yes, libraries and information. Over the past few years, most of the original contributors have fallen away, and now it really is just me. The funny thing about this, is that I have nothing to do with the design of the site, and it hasn’t been changed in quite some time. It doesn’t ‘belong’ to me, but it feels like mine all the same, even though I rarely write true personal commentary about my life. The reason I bring this up now, is that I’ve been named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker, which is a lovely honor– and best of all, I was nominated by my very favorite partner in crime (and crime fighting), Char Booth. I have long thought that what Char touches turns to gold, and I am currently feeling pretty shiny. Thank you to all of my friends & colleagues who make me a better person, and in turn a better librarian. I’m not sure if theexperiment will continue to evolve in to a more library-centric, lia-centric place, but if you have an opinion either way, I hope you’ll let me know.
You can find my UC blog HERE , on Twitter I’m piebrarian, and I’m Lia Friedman on FB. I’m also on Goodreads & Flickr , but I keep those a tiny bit more private, which doesn’t mean I wouldn’t like to see you there.