Thursday, December 10th, 2020

Welcome Meg!

We’re thrilled to welcome Meg (LT member megbmore, Litsy member megbmore) to the team, as our new Project Specialist for LibraryThing.com.

Meg will be running the official social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter, writing State of the Thing, and eventually taking over the Early Reviewers program. If it involves writing, she will probably have a hand in it. One of her first projects will be launching a new group for requesting and giving book recommendations. Stay tuned for more details.

Meg learned about the Project Specialist position through State of the Thing, so she gets to keep the $1000 reward. She plans to spend part of it on Jólabókaflóð. In the Icelandic Christmas Book Flood tradition, books are given on Christmas Eve and people spend the evening at home reading. Sounds like the perfect way to celebrate the holiday in 2020, especially on a cold winter night in Maine.

Say “hello” on her LT profile or on the “Welcome Meg” Talk topic.

About Meg

Meg grew up in New Hampshire. She left the small town for the big city to attend Columbia University where she received her B.A. in English and Comparative Literature. After a short stint in the Peace Corps and dabbling in television production, she found her calling in libraries. She received her MLS from Simmons and worked in several K–12 libraries in Maine and Massachusetts. She later returned to Simmons to pursue her doctorate in library science with a focus on diversity in young adult collections. At the same time, she began writing and publishing books for children and young adults. Meg is one of our LibraryThing Authors and an alum of the Early Reviewers program. Visit her website or LibraryThing author page to learn more about her work.

Meg lives in southern Maine with her husband, two children, two cats, and a very, very old leopard gecko. She and her family keep bees somewhat successfully and enjoy spending time outdoors hiking, swimming, and skiing. They also enjoy their weekly family movie nights and are always looking for recommendations.

Some favorite authors: Shirley Jackson, Kate Racculia, Rebecca Stead, and Mary Roach.

Recent reads that she can’t stop thinking about: Writers & Lovers by Lily King, Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid, Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, and Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts by Kate Racculia.

LT member megbmore
Litsy member megbmore

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6 Comments:

  1. TimothyFrankelL says:

    Congratulations on joining LibraryThing. Be well and enjoy your time with family.

    Cheers,

    Tim

  2. Welcome aboard! Best wishes for the holidays and the New Year.

  3. Marie Seltenrych says:

    Hi Meg,

    Congratulations on winning the reward! It is lovely to see such a friendly face and I think you will be perfect for this job. I love your plan for Jólabókaflóð, which I am sure you will survive and enjoy.
    Stay safe and here for as long as you want.
    Happy Christmas too you, family, cats and gecko. We have two cats too. Too good! We are sweltering in Queensland Australia and I hope you have snow where you are!

  4. Allen Brown says:

    There are many members who have a substantial number of books. I for one would welcome photos of members’ libraries. Can we have a provision to include photos of personal libraries?

    • Meg Blakemore says:

      Hi, Allen! On your profile page, you can upload pictures into your gallery. Members can add photos of their libraries there if they would like.

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