After graduating from McMaster University with an Honours B.Sc in Geography and Environmental Science and acquiring a M.L.I.S. from McGill University, I was employed in a number of contract positions in public, corporate, non-profit, government, and academic libraries before joining the Leddy Library as Science Librarian in 1999.
I am known as copystar on Twitter and elsewhere. A selective portfolio of my community work can be found at AedileWorks. I blog about librarianship at Librarian of Things. I share interesting things through my weekly newsletter called University of Winds.
My research interests are varied and include civic tech, open data, in situ discovery of information, web mapping, "explorable explanations", and location-based games.