Hi. I am Jenny, in case the URL didn’t tip you off.
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 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 podcast over here.
I live in Boystown with my pet Roomba Fido. That’s in Chicago, my hometown. I have also lived in New York, Champaign-Urbana, IL, and Portland, OR, all great places. I travel about once a month. I have 11 states in the US left to visit (Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Mississippi, New Mexico, South Carolina, West Virginia) and I hope to knock a few off this year.
I am a taxonomist/information architect, and technically a librarian, so excuse my library science dorkery. I am particularly interested in taxonomy creation, and classification systems. I think folksonomy and traditional cataloging would make great tennis partners. I do freelance taxonomy and thesaurus development, metadata consulting, research, user experience and competitive intelligence consulting. 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.