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. I share interesting things through my weekly newsletter called University of Winds. A selective portfolio of my community work can be found at AedileWorks. I blog about librarianship at Librarian of Things.
My research interests are varied and include civic tech, open data, in situ discovery of information, web mapping, "explorable explanations", and location-based games.