I caught the Internet wave in the early ’90s, and haven’t stopped surfing since. An early adopter of Internet technologies, I’m no stranger to blogs, vlogs, wikis, virtual worlds, social networking and other odd elements that make up the landscape of cyberspace. I delight in studying new technologies and thinking about their applications in daily life, and sharing tech trends with other people. I have worked in information technology for more than 15 years, and have presented at local and international conferences.
For more than 12 years, I was a systems librarian. During my second semester of graduate school, I was accepted for an internship with MidNet, the community network hosted by the library school. I learned how to code html, and fell in love. Already committed to my course of study, I continued on to earn my MLIS, and shortly after that, a certificate of graduate study. When my internship ended, I was accepted as a graduate assistant at the university library, where I worked first in the computer lab, and later in the systems office. Here I received hands-on training in networking computers, building and maintaining computer systems and printers, and writing simple batch files. It was a thrilling time.
Recognizing that moderation is the key to balance, I take time away from the virtual world to re-create the best of the life and times of the Middle Ages.