I’m a librarian. I have worked in libraries pretty much my entire working life, starting in high school when I was a page at the Livermore Public Library in Livermore, California, where I was born and raised.
In college, I worked as a Bibliographer for my German Lit professor, Dr. Karl Menges. It was great fun–I got to poke around in the Shields Library at UC Davis.
After graduating, I got a fantastic job at the Alameda County Library, as a library assistant in Extension Services, taking books to inmates of the Alameda County Jails, and to the Federal Prison in Pleasanton. Eventually I transferred to the Fremont Main Library, where I was a Reference Library Assistant.
Went to the UC Berkeley Library School, got my MLIS, and have since worked for a variety of public and academic libraries. Currently, I am the Collections Manager at the Sonoma County Library in Santa Rosa, California.
I have published three books, all relating to the Grateful Dead. The most recent one is The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics, which I co-edited with Alan Trist. My website, “The Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics,” is an early example of the use of hypertext to annotate a literary text, and is hosted by the University of California at Santa Cruz.
This blog is meant to be a personal place to publish about my professional and other interests, and to explore how everything relates to everything else. Which I believe it does.