We’re thrilled to introduce our latest guest blogger: long-time reader, digital humanist, and (as of last month) Master of Library and Information Science, Tod Robbins. Here’s how Tod introduces himself:
I received my masters of library and information science degree in June 2012. I am an activist for free speech, open access, and open standards in libraries, archives, and museums. My interests include open data, the future of genealogy, digital libraries, digital archives, maker/DIY culture, and community informatics.
The future of libraries is of central concern to me. I possess skills and attributes that make me appropriately situated to lead change in the cultural instutional space. My many experiences among a plethora, yes plethora, of fields of study have prepared me to excel and serve wherever I find myself.
I have worked in film, history, a grocery store, animation, data mining, digital archives, scheme change research, and a host of other areas. These experiences provide me with a broad view and appreciation for the challenges of the 21st century. I am equipped to meet these challenges with bright ideas, fresh resolve, and innovative tools. I love Mormon history and I am a wizard.