Friday, August 15, 2008

Calling All RWA Members

I'm what RWA calls an associate member. This level of membership is designed for booksellers and librarians, features insanely reasonable membership dues, and allows us to take advantage of RWA perks like attending the conference at the same price as "full-fledged" members.

What it doesn't entitle me to, however, is receiving a hard copy of the RWR newsletter. Hey, normally this is fine. Members can read it online using their log-in and password - which is what I usually do. However in the August issue, the delightful and wonderful Sherry Thomas wrote an article about how books get into libraries. She interviewed me and everything! I've read the article online, and there are some choice Super Librarian quotes people. Including the following:
"The minute my job becomes about personal taste is the day I hope I get fired."
Seriously. How awesome am I?

Anyway, just because I can read the article online doesn't mean I can print it. I can't. If I was a smarter duck I could probably crack RWA's security, but I'm not. Oh, and I'm lazy. Mustn't forget the lazy.

My boss has expressed an interest in seeing this article, as have several of my coworkers. Plus there is the Super Librarian family. My Mom wants to hang it on the refrigerator and everything! So I'm wondering if some kind full-fledged RWA member will take pity on me? Either by sending me their copy of the newsletter (if you're going to pitch it in the garbage anyway) or by sending me a photocopy (or scan) of the article.

Pretty please? With sugar on top? If you're interested in meeting your good deed of the day quota, please e-mail me. Many thanks in advance.

9 comments:

Tracy said...

I wish I could fulfill your wish but unfortunately I can't. I hope someone can!

Ciara said...

I can! What's your address?

Wendy said...

Weeee! Thanks Ciara!

Nikki said...

I am so glad Ciara can help you, so I am going on to something else. I love Alison Kent's The Sweetest Taboo that you have on your random books list. That's twice now that I have had to go back to reread something after seeing it on your library. Thanks for the reminder.

little alys said...

Wheee!!! Now I want to read it!!!! To our Super Librarian! Woohoo!

Wendy said...

Nikki:
Since my personal library is huge, you could end up doing a lot of rereading ;-)

Rosie said...

Wow SL, you'd think someone would've thought about sending an interviewee a copy. Glad Ciara could help.

Sherry Thomas said...

Gah! Wasn't I the one who said I'd send you my copy? (Which now I will have to locate!)

But I'm sure I can hustle up a couple of those babies from my peeps in the local group.

Let me know if you still want more of those babies.

Wendy said...

LOL - no sweat Sherry! Ciara hooked me up. As I type this it's circulating around the office for my colleagues to read about how awesome I am (they need reminding on occasion)......