Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Where did Ms. Sonya go?

So it's been 2 months since Sonya left the library. I'm sure many of you miss her as much as I do... So, where did she go? Well, besides to Boston, Sonya has moved on to LibraryThing where she is working on LibraryThing for Libraries, which is really pretty awesome.

For example, if you were to search for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in the Danbury, CT Library Catalog, which has LibraryThing for Libraries, here are the tags that would come up:
adventure boarding school british children children's children's fiction children's literature England fantasy favorite film friendship harry potter juvenile kids magic mystery rowling witches wizardry wizards young adult
You can then click on any of those tags and be directed to other books that have similar elements. Another cool feature is that you can get recommendations of similar books. Here is one recommendation for HP and the SS:
Charlie Bone and the castle of mirrors / Jenny Nimmo.

Pretty cool, huh? LibraryThing is something you can join (if you're over 13! and then w/parent permission), input your own books and then get great recommendations for similar books, meet other members who have similar books, write reviews and more. If you join, make me your friend. You can search for me on the Search tab under Members. I'm lalalibrarian.

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