I – the Cecily in cecily.info – was born in Atlanta, Georgia and spent 32 years of my life there before I high-tailed it to Vancouver, Canada as soon as the ink on my marriage license was dry. The marriage ended, but I still call Vancouver my home.
I have been a usability professional, college radio DJ (WRAS/Atlanta), a sometimes surly (but always well-intentioned) technical support representative, and violin player. It was my frustration with the way software was designed for the needs of programmers and highly technical users rather than the general public that led me to a career in user-centered design. It was my love of information, intellectual freedom, and service that pulled me back to librarianship. I work in the digital services unit of a large, urban public library system in western Canada, I’m a lover, not a fighter, and I am training to win a world record for toe-joint cracking.
Professionally I’m interested in user experience, team building, open data, content strategy, transforming the role of librarians and information professionals, and investigating the intersection of social issues, technology, and public librarianship. I’m available to speak at library conferences on these or other issues. Use the contact form below to get in touch.
In my personal life, I enjoy riding my bike (not racing), reading young adult novels, Twitter, and iPhone photography. I currently live in Vancouver, BC. I sometimes still blog here at cecily.info, but you can usually find me on twitter.
And it should go without saying, but these are my views, not those of my employer.