Kate DiGirolomo

About Kate DiGirolomo

Kate DiGirolomo is the SELF-e Community Coordinator at Library Journal. She received her Master's degree in Library and Information Science at Pratt Institute. Follow her on Twitter @KateDiGirolomo.

Writer’s Digest: Self-published Authors Hear from Experts

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The recent Writer’s Digest conference, held July 31–Aug. 2 in New York City, gathered self-published author together to learn from various experts in the industry. Below are some highlights from the show.

LAPL Launches Indie California, powered by SELF-e

“I’m just as excited about people submitting their life stories, and the library having a role as a memory-keeper for L.A’s history, diversity and communities.” John Szabo, City Librarian, Los Angeles Public Library

LibraryReads: Librarians Announce April Favorites

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  Topping this months Library Reads, the list of what librarians are loving lately, is a new novel by Sara Gruen, author of the beloved Water for Elephants. Interested in getting involved in LibraryReads, the monthly list of what librarians are loving? No problem! LibraryReads welcomes recommendations from all public library staff members, not just […]

LibraryReads: Librarians Announce March Favorites

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

Some familiar authors have made this months Library Reads, the list of what librarians are loving lately, and the list is topped by a familiar character: Miss Queenie Hennessy, whom we formerly met in Joyce’s The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. Interested in getting involved in LibraryReads, the monthly list of what librarians are loving? […]

LibraryReads: Librarians Announce February Favorites

Spool of Blue Thread

Another great family story from Anne Tyler tops the list of the February releases that librarians are enjoying most. Interested in getting involved in LibraryReads, the monthly list of what librarians are loving? No problem! LibraryReads welcomes recommendations from all public library staff members, not just readers’ advisory experts or credentialed librarians. Tyler, Anne. A […]

LibraryReads: Librarians Announce November Favorites

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David Nicholls’s Us met my subway test, meaning it’s a book that I had to stop reading on the subway because I was laughing so hard I made a spectacle of myself (crying hard was another result of the book). Librarians around the country are loving Us, too, as they’ve picked it as their favorite […]

LibraryReads: Librarians Announce October Favorites

A Sudden Light

Below is the latest LibraryReads, listing the October releases that librarians are most excited about. Are you interested in getting involved in LibraryReads, the monthly list of what librarians are loving? No problem! LibraryReads welcomes recommendations from all public library staff members, not just readers’ advisory experts or credentialed librarians. 1. Stein, Garth. A Sudden […]

LibraryReads: Librarians Announce September Favorites

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

One of my favorite recent books tops the list of what librarians are reading this month. See my interview with Caitlin Doughty in the September 15 issue of LJ. Interested in getting involved in LibraryReads, the monthly list of what librarians are loving? No problem! LibraryReads welcomes recommendations from all public library staff members, not […]

Rainbow Rowell | LibraryReads Authors

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Q&A with LibraryReads top vote getter Rainbow Rowell

LibraryReads: Librarians Announce July Favorites

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Summer is here, and what better way to kick back than to enjoy Rainbow Rowell’s July novel Landline? The book tops this month’s LibraryReads, the list of the upcoming books that librarians around the country are loving. It’s great to see some nonfiction on the list this month, too: Marja Mills’s The Mockingbird Next Door […]