GuruLib is the brain child of three University of Missouri Students Christina Leung, Rana Basheer and Jordan Varble. GuruLib started as personal tool that helped keep track of their modest collection of books and movies. As more people found it useful, they opened up the service and made it free for everyone. GuruLib has since been enthusiastically adopted by individuals and organizations. GuruLib brings powerful cataloging tools that were once only available for large public and university libraries to individual homes.
Using a book shelf metaphor, GuruLib catalogs books, movies, music, games and software in an online virtual book shelf. Users can search through their collection, write reviews, keep notes on what they are reading etc. In addition, powerful social networking features helps connect them with others who share similar passion in books and movies. One of the most popular feature that GuruLib provides is to help keep track of books loaned between friends or small communities.
GuruLib has the potential to be an interesting project for a teen or preteen to catalog their (or your) library online and write reviews to share with others.