I received my MLIS (Master of Library & Information Science–the evolution of the traditional “librarian degree”–from the University of Washington in 1999. Ironically, I haven’t worked in a library since, instead exploring opportunities in the corporate sector. It turns out that, when more and more of business is taking place on the “information super highway,” hiring people who have been trained to navigate huge catalogs of data is the way to go!
Over the years I’ve helped with index creation for game books and item classification for retail sites, but my true passion has been building and maintaining taxonomies and ontologies: information structures that help people and systems find the data they need via contextual hierarchies (aka, grouping like with like).
If you want to learn more about my information science work, past or present, please visit Creative Taxonomies!