Librarian/Writer

I’m an academic librarian and writer, focusing on everything from library issues to free and open software to music.

I’m Professor/Deputy Chief Librarian at LaGuardia Community College. My academic work centers, broadly, around technology, but has recently begun to focus on collections. My first book, The Librarian’s Guide to Academic Research in the Cloud, showed readers how to use technology to make research easier and more effective. I’m also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

I also write about technology, concentrating on free and open source software. The Linux Setup is my collection of interviews with desktop Linux users about their Linux setups. My book, Learn Linux in a Month of Lunches, teaches non-technical users how to use Linux for everyday tasks.

I recently returned to music writing, reviewing albums and interviewing artists across genres, but concentrating on blues and Americana.

I also co-host/co-produce the Indoor Voices podcast, with Kathleen Collins. The podcast features interviews with CUNY colleagues about their work.

This site collects my work.