Brief Bio Edit
I'm a librarian. I'll soon start a new job as a Metadata Management Librarian for a university.
- Online: I've started using the Internet only since 1997 - progressing from university-based online tools for my graduate study to almost doing all my work now online. I have been playing around with blogs, wikis, content/learning management systems as tools for improving library services.
- Open Source: I've been trying to find ways to use Drupal, WordPress, Moodle and other open source tools for use within the library community.
- Teaching: I've created a few online tutorials. I could probably teach a course in how to put together Drupal modules for specific uses.
What I Hope To Learn at FOSSCoach Edit
There is a library community that wants to put together a clearinghouse of cataloging/metadata resources to help educators in this field put together cataloging courses that are relevant in a networked environment. I want to learn not only how to sharpen my technical skills but also how to participate in or lead online communities better for projects like this.
I hope to be able to coach novices in the library community once I get my footing more firmly in my new job.