Collection development and publisher relations manager of 3M’s Cloud Library, Heather McCormack has been navigating the worlds of librarianship and publishing since 1998, when she moved to New York City from Fargo, North Dakota, after a brief stint as an adult circulation desk attendant at the Fargo Public Library.
For nearly 14 years, she worked as an editor at Library Journal magazine and won the 2010 Louis Shores/ABC-CLIO Award for excellence in reviewing. As head of the Book Review between 2010-2012, she launched a regular review forum for ebook originals and fostered a constructive dialogue between publishers and librarians about ebook access.
Based in Brooklyn, New York, and holding a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from The New School, Heather joined 3M Cloud Library in August 2012. Her goals are to expand access to content, help librarians build robust ebook collections, further the reach of readers’ advisory, and reduce the chaos of metadata.
Her favorite books, most days, in most moods, in no particular order:
- The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
- Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung: The Work of a Legendary Critic by Lester Bangs
- Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
- The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
- Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk Rock by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain
- White Teeth by Zadie Smith
- Bronx Primitive: Portraits in a Childhood by Kate Simon
Inspirational video, in case you like punk rock, too: