I am an independent scholar based in Southern California.
I hold a PhD in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I have been a professor at the University of Arizona at Tucson, a visiting faculty at the University of California at Los Angeles, a post-doc researcher at the University of California at Santa Barbara, and a systems librarian at Santa Ana and Santiago Canyon colleges. I am a Library Journal Mover and Shaker, an award that I received for my pioneering and interdisciplinary work in Open Access. dlIST, the multi-disciplinary OA repository that I founded helped to shape the future of libraries and scholarly communication as we know it today. Similarly, I have been recognized by the American Library Association and Library of Congress for my innovations in Metadata Education. My research has appeared in the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Journal of Documentation, Knowledge Organization, Lecture Notes in Computer Science.
I left academia to be a stay at home wife and home. More recently, I played in the heady world of digital publishing. Then, in 2015-2016 while teaching Vocabulary Design at San Jose State University I received a Research and Creative Scholarship Award. This launched my social impact journey!
My stories, essays, and photos have appeared in Horizon, the Magazine for Presbyterian Women, One Church, Many Voices, Voice of OC, The Salt Collective, and InSight Magazine. My anti-racism research has been presented at the 2016 and 2017 national conferences of the American Theological Library Association. I have written about the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, racism in the church, traffic congestion, homelessness in OC. I am the author of several books. I design, curate, and develop digital libraries as social impact spaces. I am grateful to my communities of Presbyterian Women, Rotary, and interfaith for the interest and support they’ve lavished on me.