Hi! This is me:
(photo by the super-awesome Molly Tomlinson)
I’ve been a math major and a middle school Latin teacher. Now I’m a librarian and technologist. I do web development, library outreach, communications, and whatever needs doing for Unglue.it. We’re building a more library-friendly ebook ecosystem where readers, authors, and publishers all win. I’m also heavily involved with LITA, the Library Information Technology Association, and passionate about building librarians’ skills and confidence with code.
Sometimes I do projects with code. The common theme is connecting people and information in new ways. I try to document them and share the code so you can build on them, too.
I’m interested in people, technology, information, and how they intersect in strange new alchemies.
About the blog
My blog title, Across Divided Networks, is from Peter Morville’s Ambient Findability:
Narrowly circumscribed groups develop coded languages that optimize communication between insiders at the expense of transparency for outsiders. And when these groups interact, they often talk past one another without doing the hard work necessary to translate, understand, and cooperate. This insularity can be disheartening, and yet it presents a great opportunity for boundary spanners who are willing to serve as a bridge by linking ideas and people across divided networks.(link).
I aim to be a boundary spanner.