The Latest News From In the Stacks

In the Stacks is Looking for Librarians to Join Us!

In the Stacks is looking for librarians to collaborate with on a variety of projects and endeavors. We’re looking for librarians who write novels, non-fiction, and memoir. In the Stacks is looking for librarians who write book reviews/blogs, or who do video book reviews/vlogs. We’re looking for librarians who code and develop technology. Please contact for more information.

Why ITS (aka In the Stacks) Matters

 Hint: We’re building a Librarian Brain for Book Recommendations

Sometimes I wonder if we’re not explaining very well what ITS really is. Is it just Michelle doing video book reviews? (ITS much more than that). Is anyone else In the Stacks? (YES! And we also have interns!) Why is Michelle continuing her grad school booktubing project? (Seriously, ITS so much more than that!)

Why does supporting the In the Stacks Librarian Book Recommendation App matter?

It’s because we’re creating a librarian brain of book recommendations. Who reads more or knows more about books than librarians? We want to share our brain with you, online, all the time.

We’ve collected data about books librarians have loved and reviewed from around the world. It’s years and years of publicly available information, in a database, that powers the In the Stacks Book Recommendation App.

When book lovers log in to the app, your personal preferences are combined with top librarian book picks. You get suggestions of books to read, that you will love.

We’re so grateful for the support this year, and are continuing to fundraise for the app launch at ALA San Francisco this June 2015. We also need to build a new website  [;)]

Help us build our app:

Thanks #booklover! More about future products from the In the Stacks Librarian Developer Lab coming imminently.

Happy Holidays from In the Stacks! Cheers—Michelle Z. and the rest of the ITS team

Digital Librarian Developer Lab

In the Stacks is expanding to provide digital services for libraries, publishing, and media. We offer everything from Website and App development, eBook Publishing services, to coordinating Video Production. We utilize existing digital tools and build new solutions when necessary. View the list we’ve compiled of available services to see if any of them fit your needs. If not, we’ll create a custom solution for you. Please contact for more information, and join the group on Facebook.

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