About In the Stacks
In the Stacks is a web portal that aggregates video 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.
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 60-second episodes of Michelle’s and other guest librarians’ take on 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or make a request here.
About the In the Stacks Plug-in Product
The plug-in product from In the Stacks is a module for partners to install on their website. When users log in to the website, their book preferences are combined with librarian book recommendations to generate video book reviews and other librarian book programs, which will assist the user in selecting a good book to read. Librarians are the most authoritative literary source, and users can rely on them as a resource.
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. 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, and is currently working on a series for young adults, and a memoir. More at www.michellezaffino.com.