Meet the Unshelved Answerers

Emily J is the undisputed power user over at Unshelved Answers. She's often on-hand to answer questions and vote up other answers she likes. Her questions and answers have given her moderator superpowers on the board, too, which she only uses for good. As a thank you, we're going to add to her Unshelved T-shirt collection.

I met Emily years ago when we both worked for the same library system as YA Librarians. She's funny, full of energy, and she drove Bill and I around San Antonio in her Mini a few years back. She became a librarian because she likes to organize other peoples' stuff, she's a nerd at heart, and she gets a charge out of helping the people that come into the library for help.

One of the only name-that-book questions she hasn't been able to answer is Bill's, which makes me believe the book doesn't exist. I think Emily agrees with me but is too polite to say so.

Visit Unshelved Answers if you've got questions or want to share your knowledge with others. And please vote up good questions and answers.

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