In the years since I received my MLS (University of Arizona, Class of 1989), I've done quite a bit of writing. At first it was under the pretext of things I needed to do for promotion. Really, I just enjoy writing, and many editors are happy to run my words. Now when I go to a library conference, people tell me "That name rings a bell." It's the writing. It has made me a semi-famous librarian. Here are some of the details:

Someone who took the survey on the main page of this work suggested that I create a file with links to journal articles I've written that have free access. A collection of the ones I could find is Here.

Here is a list that I created in 1991 of misspellings that are likely to be found in your OPAC. When I first presented this research, a lot of people were surprised at how widespread the problem was. This is the complete list: Typographical errors in databases

One of my first forays into multimedia - a Breeze presentation called Google this.

Here is a study that I did several years ago that may make me among the least popular people in the field. The concept is fairly simple. I went to the masthead of some of the more important refereed journals in library science, and searched the names of the referees in Library Literature to see what they had written, and how many of them had written an article in the journal that they represent. See for yourself in Library Referees. I changed the names to numbers for several reasons.

Several years ago I wrote a column on etexts - not the contemporary books distributed with mechanical readers, but the trend of making public domain texts available on the web. Since I knew that lots of great things would be made available in the weeks before the column appeared, I constructed an up-to-date file that links to some of the better etext providers. Check out ETEXTS This got me interested in managing an etext project here at Quinnipiac. The result so far is a collection of 25 books that we web-published. These fall into two main categories - books about the Great Famine of Ireland and books about Connecticut History.


As a committee member in ACRL's College Library Section, I go to almost every American Library Association national gathering. I normally write web reports for my colleagues back home - popular with some for a mix of hard information, travelogue material, and plain silliness. Here are the 2002 reports for Midwinter at New Orleans, and the main conference in Atlanta. Since people actually read these reports, I've also added a page about the 2003 conference in Toronto, and the San Diego 2004 Midwinter, and the report for ALA 2004 in Orlando. In a similar vein (vain?), here is a report that I did for the MERLOT conference in California. This was a mixed group of educators interested in adding useful learning materials to the Web for all to use. Count me in.

Both of the times that I designed a new Web Opac, I started by looking through the listing of other INNOPAC webpacs. There are so many now, that looking at everything is becoming very time consuming, so I've started a listing of III Webpacs that display particularly good design or have unusual enhancements.

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