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Welcome to the new Librarian in Black blog!

Librarian in BlackI have been working with my fabulous designers to create this new website which is now re-designed, re-functioned, and re-purposed.

I want to extend the biggest, most sincere thanks to SIDESHOW graphix, the geniuses who both designed and did all the coding work behind the scenes for the new site.  Cris and Robert, you are brilliant, visionary, patient, and I am in awe of you.  You absolutely understood the soul of Librarian in Black.

My new tag line, “Amazingly informed & therefore properly opinionated,” comes courtesy of a Michael Porter statement about yours truly.

Between the cats, the Victorian old-bookish feel to the images, and the stellar Sarah portrait, I am a very happy librarian blogger indeed.

For my readers, please update your links, bookmarks, and RSS feeds.

I want to thank all of my devoted readers and commentators.  Together we make this library content sing.

Happy reading!  And for bonus points, try to find both cats in the new site’s design!

“Welcome to the new Librarian in Black blog!”

  1. Jonathan Says:

    The RSS feed you give goes to the old blog.

  2. Aaron Says:

    looks super!

  3. Lori Reed Says:

    Sarah, The site looks great! And I’m not giving away the location of the second cat!!! :)

  4. edh Says:

    Awesome new look :)

  5. Marie Says:

    Looks great! Wow! :-) Beautiful

  6. Katie Says:

    *Fabulous* redesign! I love the artwork!

  7. Laurel Eby Says:

    Sarah, I love the new look! Especially the cats!

  8. Edo Says:

    Wow! Looks super. As if it’s the site of the librarian of the Adams family. Which is a great family.

  9. Erin Says:

    The new site looks great, very readable! I borrowed some of your formatting style for my About and Contact pages… I hope that’s okay! They just look very nice and organized, I couldn’t resist. Thanks for the great blogging.

  10. Peter Says:

    I can just only agree with the other comments + I really like your tag line: “Amazingly informed”

  11. LynneW Says:

    Great redesign, and I love the tag line esp. “properly opinionated” !!!
    You’re a real hero to many of us in the trenches, and I always look forward to your posts.
    Long may you blog ~

    PS found both cats – the first is attention-getting, but the second is just purr-fect! Miao!

  12. Lynn E Says:

    Sarah, totally rocks! Cats are always cool — your graphic is wicked!

  13. Sarah Says:

    The feed (through Feedburner) is actually pointing to the current, new site. If anyone has an old feed with a Typepad URL, please update it to the new feed:

  14. rcn Says:

    Wonderful! And I really love the byline – do you think i might steal it for myself once in a while (in my personal, not professional blogs)?


  15. pixelatedmushroom Says:

    Hello, it’s a lovely new layout. I was just wondering if there is any possibility of getting your rss feeds to have the full content of the posts rather than the summary version?
    the bottom cat is very cute to see when posting comments :)

  16. Porfyria Says:

    Good to see RSSes again in my reader. Love the new site and am totally jealous of your graphic/avatar – completely gorgeous.

  17. Wendy Israel Says:

    Love the look of the new site!

  18. Kris Says:

    Great new look for your blog! The cats are cool.

  19. Scott Says:

    Verrrryy nice new look, Sarah! Makes me want to put on And Also The Trees or The Marble Index while reading!

  20. Graeme Williams Says:

    Your RSS feed includes only summaries, not the full text of each blog entry. Was that your intention?

  21. Nicole C. Engard Says:

    I love it!!

  22. Darren Says:

    love the cool new look

  23. Ira Bray Says:

    Simply wonderful!

  24. Mary Minow Says:

    love it

  25. Peter Bromberg Says:

    Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow. Congrats on the great new design! Wow. :-)

  26. AngelaS Says:

    That byline[tagline] would make a great librarian’s t-shirt – in black of course.

  27. Sarah Says:

    We are working on shirts & other swag, hopefully in time for the Internet Librarian conference :)

  28. Libraryhub Says:

    Hello, I’m librarian blogger from Thailand….. I follow since original in now……I will update rss for your new blog…
    good luck and say hi again

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