Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Welcome Loranne

As Tim wrote earlier today, LibraryThing’s epic search for a “new Jeremy,” ended by deciding we’d take things up a notch and hire TWO people!

Hi, everyone, I’m Loranne Nasir (LT member lorannen)! I’m joining Tim, KJ, and Matt at LTHQ here in Portland. Along with Matt, I’m taking over for Jeremy, as Member Support and Social Media Librarian.

Originally from a small town in Missouri, I went to the University of Chicago, and recently completed a MSLIS at Syracuse University, where I studied everything from cataloging to information visualization. My social media experience includes helping Barbara Stripling with her successful campaign to become President of the American Library Association.

My hobbies include photography, swordplay (épée), wordplay, reading, and gaming. Among my favorite authors are Ursula K. Le Guin, Terry Pratchett, and Haruki Murakami.

I’m very excited to be joining the LibraryThing team and moving to Portland all at once. Going forward, I’ll be handling Early Reviewers, contests and games (really looking forward to Edible Books come April!), as well as official Facebook and Twitter accounts.  I was drawn to LibraryThing by the outstanding community here, and while I’ve got big shoes to fill, I look forward to working with and for all of you!

Come say hi and welcome me and Matt on Talk.

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  1. Loranne,

    Congratulations from an “also-applied” fellow Missourian. I’m sure you’ll do a great job. I know your hometown. We’ve driven through it oodles of times in the past 20-some years. That small-town sense of community, helpfulness and friendliness will serve you well in your new global online community.

    I’m happy for you!

    aka @lincolnbuff2

  2. Nancy Valle says:

    I’m not familiar with how you choose your selection of books for LibraryThing
    ..what do you have under The Classics –B.C. and A.D.?

  3. THOMAS E LULL says:

    Nelda Lull passed away last April. She was a big fan of yours. Please keep me on your distribution list
    Sincerely: Thomas E. Lull

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