For a full list of my professional activities, click this link,   but here is a shorter, less formal version  in a nutshell – I’ve been a librarian for over twenty-six  years . (This followed a short, painful stint as a historical museum curator.) I started my library career in children’s work and then switched over to being the reigning “techie” since I was the only one who actually owned a computer on staff.   This was back in, gasp, 1986!   Fifteen years ago I became the Electronic Resources Librarian as well as Local History and Genealogy Guru. I’m still a reference librarian at heart, so it’s a great mix – thus the term, “well-rounded” in my blog title. In my spare time, I train librarians through the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (formerly Michigan Library Consortium) and give talks on ebooks & ereaders as well as various aspect of genealogical research.  I have a Master’s Degree in American History and a Master’s in Library Science.  Never in a million years did I dream I’d become a web developer and cheerleader for Library 2.0 technology.  This blog is about the joys and sorrows of being a “well rounded librarian” from the baby-boomer generation now living in a world of technology.  Contact me at mkp@plymouthlibrary.org.


2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Tyrion Frost  |  December 29, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Hey there,

    I’ve been looking over your blog, and was wondering if you could add me to your blog roll/links page? I’m new to blogs in general, but have recently created my own, which consists mostly of book reviews (of the fantasy genre). I would most certainly appreciate it, and will do the same :). I understand if you are no longer adding anyone, or feel my blog doesn’t fit with yours.

    My blog address is: http://tyrionfrost.wordpress.com/

    Thanks :).

  • 2. Peter W Tobey  |  March 30, 2010 at 9:39 am

    Congratulations. Your blog has been nominated for our Library Blog Awards. In fact, your blog was suggested more than once. We’re in the process of assembling information about all those nominated and will be sending a short questionnaire, including the categories of awards and the judges involved. Would you please send me your email address so that I can send you the questionnaire? If your email is on your blog, I couldn’t locate it.

    Thanks in advance,
    Peter W Tobey


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