Featured Member: Pam Margolis

Meet Pam Margolis of An Unconventional Librarian.JUSTPAM

We asked Pam some questions, and here is what she has to say!

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I have lived all over the world and have had many, many interesting jobs; but the one constant in my life has been reading and writing. And coffee. I currently have a 21 yr old and a 16 yr old and have mixed feelings about middle age. I collect dishes and linens and my extensive tea set is currently being used by the bookstore I work at for children’s tea parties, which I love to host.

What is your blog about?

I review books for children. I try to point out if there is an opportunity for the characters to be multicultural or of a different ethnic background or ability.

Is there a story behind your blog name?

I graduated from Drexel in 2009 with a master’s degree in Library Science. I found it difficult to find full time work as a children’s librarian and decided to start reviewing books online as a way to keep current with the industry.

Who or what inspires you?

I am inspired by children. I love to live life through their eyes. Gosh that sounds corny; but whatevs.

What is your favorite social network and why?

Twitter: it’s like a giant cocktail party!

What is your biggest claim to fame?

I filmed a grant writing training video for potential criminal justice grant applicants when I worked for Governor Bush.

When you were a little girl, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be an actress like Carole Burnett.

What subject would you like to blog about but won’t?

Entertainment or beauty.

What is your favorite indulgence?

Anything cashmere.

Be sure to follow Pam on Facebook and Twitter, and visit her at An Unconventional Librarian.


You can also find Pam as a contributor on Towne Book Center & Cafe’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and at Good Enough Mother.

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Jo-Lynne Shane is co-founder of Philly Social Media Moms and author of the personal lifestyle blog that bears her name, where she shares wearable style and beauty tips for the suburban housewife. Jo-Lynne is also the author of The Everything Gluten-Free Breakfast And Brunch Cookbook. She lives in the western suburbs of Philadelphia with her family.

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  1. Pam is not only an amazing writer, but an amazing person as well!

  2. My favorite job ever was at a book store and I’m in complete envy that you have an extensive tea set :) Too many bulls live in this china shop to own one, self included, lol!

  3. I love that you love children’s and YA literature as much as I do! Always looking to you for more suggestions!

  4. Gosh i hate to sound sappy but y’all make a gal feel special!

  5. I work in a bookstore, and I love hearing about new books, reviews, and everything in between. I especially love hearing about new children’s books, because I love being able to recommend new things. So excited that I will have another book lover to chat with!

  6. I love your approach to reviewing kid’s books! And that your inspiration is kids :) You’re great!

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