About In the Stacks

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In the Stacks is a web portal that aggregates book content produced by librarians. Both the apps and plugin products generate librarian book recommendations that combine top librarian picks with user preferences, and allow users to locate books near them or online. Watch the pitch here.

In the Stacks is the first video book review program hosted by a librarian. Conceived by librarian Michelle Zaffino in 2008 and registered at that time, In the Stacks features episodes of Michelle’s and other guest librarians’ review of new books currently out there in the stacks. All genres are covered, from adult to teen fiction, non-fiction, fantasy and mystery. In the Stacks is the seed for a larger digital library initiative, a channel consisting of aggregated book content from libraries around the world. To have your book reviewed or to form a strategic partnership with ITS, please contact us at michelle@inthestacks.tv, or make a request here.

About Michelle Zaffino

Michelle Zaffino has over 15 years of magazine and online publishing, writing, content, information architecture, copywriting and editing experience. She worked in New York for publications such as Redbook, Elle, Sports Afield and Esquire, and while managing the research department at Marie Claire, she wrote Does Your Man Need A Makeover?, which inspired tv’s Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. She is a 2012 graduate of the Master in Library and Information Science program at the University of Pittsburgh (3.825 final gpa). Now living in San Francisco, she works as an information architect and content strategist consultant and has been published in Marie Claire, Redbook, Sports Afield, SEEN, Double Negative, Sportswear International, IndiePlanet, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, The Bold Italic, Her Fab Life, the Sephora blog, Eco Fashion World, Eco to the People and In the Stacks video book review. She recently completed her first teen novel, How Good It Can Be, a sequel, The Love Quad, a historical novel for teens, a memoir, and is currently working on a series for young adults. More at www.michellezaffino.com.


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