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Joined
Feb 9, 2008
Real Name
Rachel
About My Library
Most of my print books (those within the "Your Library" collection) were found at resale shops, library sales, and used bookstores, though I preorder or pick up new releases occasionally. I've also started acquiring or borrowing significantly more eBooks and audiobooks; those are added only as I read them and are placed in separate collections, along with borrowed print books.

As far as physical storage, my books are finally all unboxed after a recent move. Some tags are used for location purposes and will be rearranged as time and interest permit. Prior to the move, I carried out a large-scale weeding/deaccession project, and books that I had read but did not keep or have replaced with eBooks are in the "Withdrawn" collection.

As for the favorite authors, I initially added just about everyone who had written several books I enjoyed. The list has been edited and expanded somewhat over the past 10+ years but remains reasonably representative.
About Me

I'm an academic librarian in northern Illinois, currently in a resources management role. Thus far, I've worked in a variety of public and academic libraries, as well as teaching part-time for several years. Reading in all forms is my favorite hobby, though I also enjoy cooking/baking and, more actively, hiking and nature walks (often while listening to audiobooks or podcasts).

I share my home with two cats--Tara and Ralph--accentuating the stereotype of the bespectacled, cat-loving, spinster librarian. (My profile pictures also feature a few departed feline companions, who are much missed.) In summer 2022, we adopted Sam, a very mixed breed dog, despite the cats' misgivings.

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Illinois
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Libraries: Aurora Public Library - Eola Road Branch, Aurora Public Library - Santori Library, Aurora University - Charles B. Phillips Library, DeKalb Public Library, Founders Memorial Library - Northern Illinois University, Fountaindale Public Library District, Lewis University - Romeoville (Main) Campus Library, Naperville Public Library - Naper Boulevard Library, Naperville Public Library - Nichols Library, Northern Illinois University - College of Law - David C. Shapiro Memorial Law Library, Sycamore Public Library, Wheaton College - Buswell Memorial Library

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