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Librarian Uses Kickstarter to Fund Video Book Reviews

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The video book review site In the Stacks is using the community fundraising site Kickstarter to raise $5,000. Here at GalleyCat Reviews, we are very interested to see if Kickstarter can help raise money for criticism.

Author Michelle Zaffino founded the site while earning her Master’s degree in Library and Information Science. Money raised through the project will be used to upgrade the site, hire a developer and help pay the graphic designer, illustrator and a few other librarians working on the site.

Here’s more about the project: “Last year I created the program In the Stacks video book review, which features 60-second long reviews of recent books. The reviews are done by one of the most authoritative sources on the topic: Librarians. In the Stacks is meant to not only be intellectually provocative but also features tastefully sexy librarians, and asserts that women can be both sexy and smart. The 32 60-second spots currently on the website are meant to run like ads, with longer episodes in the works.”

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