Now finds your nearest Christchurch bus-stop, and alerts you when the bus is near.
I'm currently Head of Department Digital Services in Library, Teaching and Learning at Lincoln University, New Zealand. I work with a broad swath of systems as well as being involved with our open access implementation and forays into research data management.
Previously I worked as a liaison librarian at the University of Canterbury and got increasingly interested in techy things and open access-y things. And before that I studied linguistics and various languages, and taught English in New Caledonia and in South Korea, before coming back to New Zealand and getting my MLIS.
In my spare time, I write science-fiction and fantasy.
My library stuff
A colleague and I wanted to try taking a laptop and library materials out of the library building to catch up with the students who don't come into the library.
Coming from a linguistics background, I'm always interested in how language works, so this was a natural topic for my MLIS research report.
My writing stuff
I've published a few science-fiction short stories:
Fish out of Water
An apprentice witch has to undo a spell when the wizard's goldfish transformation goes wrong, and the internet's of no use at all. Published in Electric Velocipede.
An alien used to living as the only one of her kind on a multicultural space station is confronted with new arrivals of her species. First published online in Abyss and Apex and reprinted in Best of the Rest 4.
Where the Hearth Is
Fighting bureaucracy over societal ramifications of universal extended life. It was published in the now defunct webzine "Papyrus".