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

Once I got my dander up when I read some cute and snarky remarks by library referees, so I thought it might be fun to turn the tables on them and check out their publication record. The results were pretty interesting, and it made me a bit unpopular back then. You may see for yourself at


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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