Saturday, July 07, 2007

A Hipper Crowd of Shushers

Librarians? Aren’t they supposed to be bespectacled women with a love of classic books and a perpetual annoyance with talkative patrons — the ultimate humorless shushers?

Not any more. With so much of the job involving technology and with a focus now on finding and sharing information beyond just what is available in books, a new type of librarian is emerging — the kind that, according to the Web site Librarian Avengers, is “looking to put the ‘hep cat’ in cataloguing.”

Read this article in its entirety: New York Times

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Announcing...The Fourth Comings Mini-Film Contest

This sounds like a really cool contest. Check out all the details here:

Here's what Megan has to say about this new contest:

Who: Fans of Jessica Darling, aspiring film-makers, obsessive vloggers,
or anyone who is creative with a camera

What: Create an original 3-minutes-or-under video that summarizes the action in Sloppy Firsts, Second Helpings and Charmed Thirds

When: Starting right now, submissions are due by August 7th, 2007 (aka the on-sale date of Fourth Comings)

Where: Post your video on YouTube with the tags Fourth Comings, Megan McCafferty, then email me the link via

Why (part one): To bring new and forgetful readers up to speed on the action leading up to Fourth Comings, and also because I thought it would be a fun distraction tactic until August 7th (for me, if not you)

Why (part two): The director of the best video (as determined by yours truly and a panel of my novel-writing peers) will win a customized Fourth Comings tote bag, containing The Megan McCafferty Collection, including (but not limited to) autographed copies of all the Jessica
Darling novels and other books I've contributed to, audio books, and an original You, Yes, You T-shirt

How: Dramatic reading! Music video! Interpretive dance! Anime! Finger-puppet theater! However you want to express long as the video is under three minutes and complies with YouTube's Terms of Use

I'll blog about the most entertaining videos as they come in. Have fun! I can't wait to see what you come up with...


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