Who Do Librarians Ask for Help? The Slightly Unhinged Folks at Unshelved

Now it’s official: the creators of Unshelved have all the answers. To prove it they’ve launched Unshelved Answers, where librarians, booksellers and others can share “expertise about libraries and everything in them: reference resources, reader’s advisory, customer service, cataloging, administration, or anything else.”

Unshelved Answers allows for grading of questions and answers “so that you can quickly and easily solve your problem and help others solve theirs. Every time your work is voted up you gain more reputation, which unlocks more functionality of the site for you. Eventually our most prized contributors become de-facto moderators. The site is really run by you, for you.”