I am very pleased to announce, for all the legion of librarians who read my blog, that I've gotten my first piece of professional writing published. The Charleston Conference on Issues in Book and Serials Acquisition publishes a journal, Against the Grain. In the current issue (24:2, April 2012) there is a short entry in the section "And They Were There", where I describe a conference session I attended called 'Free is the Best Price: Building Your Collection of Primary Sources with Free, Online, Digital Collections'. Joan Petit was the presenter. (Sorry, I can't link to the article, Against the Grain is not open access.) I am oddly excited about this, the article is no ground-breaking stuff and not a lead article, but it' my name in print. That's kind of cool.
As if that isn't exciting enough, this announcement makes my 100th post on my blog. This has been a lot of fun, and I look forward to continuing to blog, and hitting more milestones like one year, 200 posts, 2000 hits, etc. I didn't have many expectations for what would happen with Deep in the Stacks, but it has been and continues to be a very satisfying experience. Thank you to everyone who has ever read my blog, and especially to my small band of followers. Maybe their ranks will grow, maybe not, but whatever happens, I'm happy to have gotten as far as I have. Glory to God!