About the Radical Patron
Library background: I have relationships with these libraries as a patron, volunteer, researcher/copyeditor of books on global economics and academic library student worker (2002 – 2005):
- Beaman Memorial Public Library
- Waltham Public Library
- Boston Public Library (mostly online & via phone)
- Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine
- Mount Holyoke College Library
Education: earned an undergraduate degree in Science and Technology Studies (2005) after suspending my career to attend college full-time.
Profession: technical project manager for a prominent STM publisher.
Blogging experience: none; this is my first blog and I’m still finding my way. Feedback and advice appreciated!
Whassup with the Rubik’s Cube in the header? I see the challenge of libraries maintaining relevance and public support as a puzzle with many permutations. Like a rubik’s cube, the puzzle is held together by a strong core — our shared aspirations and commitment to a public institution that provides equal access to resources for enrichment and entertainment. The trick is to turn the parts around and around to render something people recognize and are drawn to…