about

There’s lots of things to tell you but it depends why you’re here!

 

About Jenny: Information Scientist

I am a taxonomist/information architect, and technically a librarian.  I do freelance taxonomy consulting and thesaurus development, metadata consulting, research, user experience and competitive intelligence consulting.  If you have a data set with little metadata that is just getting bigger with no solution, I’m the person for you.  I have previously authored taxonomy solutions for the Associated Press (available via API here), Sears.com, Kmart.com, IMLS, and indie music websites.  My design philosophies are user driven with a focus on combining automatic classification and traditional expert created metadata.

I am also available for personal librarianship, reader’s advisory, and collection development in a private library.

You can find out about my speaking engagements here.  My LinkedIn will give you more information.

 

About Jenny: Lecturer & Podcaster

I lecture on branding, social media, music, musicians & pop culture.  I am most known for my lectures on the Insane Clown Posse and Juggalos, a lecture which is based out of a post on this blog.  You can read more about my lecturing career here or listen to some of them here.

I podcast over here about pop culture and life skills/being a better adult.

 

About Jenny: Regular Person

I enjoy beer drinking, book/magazine reading, movie watching, excessive lyric dissection, going to music shows, and general internet addiction. I love ridiculously trivial knowledge. I believe in the balance of the Harvard comma. I am an ebook zealot. I love cities and public transit.

I love people who believe in weird things. I studied propaganda in college and I’ve always been interested in people with strong convictions even in the face of reason which proves otherwise. As a result, I visit a lot of churches for an atheist.

I live in Chicago with my pet Roomba Fido. I have also lived in New York, Champaign-Urbana, IL, and Portland, OR, all great places. I travel about once a month. I have 7 states in the US left to visit (Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Mississippi, New Mexico) and I hope to knock a few off this year.

 

Contact or Hire Me

I can be found many places on the internet. Most places I use the name jennybento in case you are inclined to googlestalk me, tweet at me, email me, or skype me or schedule a call.