Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

Introducing Abigail Blachly, Librarian


LibraryThing welcomes a new member to the team: Abigail Blachly. Abby, a real librarian with a day job, will be helping me out part-time over the next few weeks, and, I hope, beyond. She will be handling some customer emails, and generally helping raise the library-science quotient of LibraryThing.

Abby is a graduate of Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science, with a dual MA/MS in Archives and History. She’s worked in several college and university archives, and currently works as a corporate archivist/cataloger. A couple years ago I worked with her at Houghton Mifflin, a publisher in Boston. She’s sharp!


I am in fact, a real librarian by day (though the title to this post seems more like it should be announcing “Abigail Blachly, International Spy” than a librarian), and I’m excited to be helping Tim. LibraryThing is on the cutting edge of cataloging, with its concepts of works, tagging, user-controlled cataloging… And who knew so many people would care about figuring out MARC fields? It’s incredible, and I can’t wait to get into it all.

Anyway, here I am, ready and willing to talk LibraryThing meets library science. I’ve never worked as a professional cataloger or technical services librarian, though, so go easy on me. But I am still a librarian, after all, so if I don’t know an answer, I’ll find it.

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  1. Monica Ruiter says:

    I returned 2 maroon tees. You sent smalls. I
    Ordered xl. It kept defaulting back to small
    Anyway if you still have 2 xl maroon tees, could
    you set them aside for me, till you get the ones
    I returned. I am worried you will be sold out

    • Hi Monica,

      Thanks for reaching out. Your order was submitted as ordering 2 small maroon LT stamp logo shirts, not XL’s. That said, we were already out of the XL’s before you submitted your order, so I’m afraid we can’t send you those shirts. I’m very sorry for the inconvenience. I’ll make sure you receive a full refund for those shirts and for your trouble. Please let me know if there’s anything else I can do!

      Kristi at LibraryThing

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