The official-sounding bits:
Cindi Trainor is a Community Specialist and Trainer for Springshare, the makers of LibGuides. She is formerly the Coordinator for Library Technology and Data Services at Eastern Kentucky University Libraries, the former Director of Library/Information Technology for the Libraries of the Claremont Colleges in southern California and spent several years on the Electronic Resources & Support Team at the University of Kentucky Libraries.
As a blogger, photographer and mom, Cindi enjoys making and sharing her observations with the world, whether writing about emerging technology, posting photos to flickr, or tweeting the latest wise words from her daughters. She is active in LITA, for which she currently serves as Vice-President/President-Elect. She is a former writer for ALA’s TechSource blog and was named Mover and Shaker by Library Journal in 2011.
The posts on this blog are solely the opinions of the author and do not represent official positions of Springshare, LLC.
The unofficial and much more fun bit:
Given that I haven’t had an original idea in my life (contradict me if you like, it might help my mood, thankee), I’m writing this page after reading similar pages written by a librarian that I admire very much but have only met once, briefly: jessamyn west.
So, this is a page about me. I am a librarian currently living and working in Central Kentucky and Southwest Connecticut, for the best library software company in the world. I have two daughters, who are currently nine and seven, and they are wonderful, but the role of single parent and unexpected question-answerer sometimes doesn’t come easy to me.
I love to figure things out, and that currently means playing with technology in libraries and doing unreasonably complicated things with computers and cameras and image files. I’m pleased (and, honestly, surprised) to find that I have a large number of friends, many of whom I love deeply, many of whom I wish I knew better, or at least knew how to talk to better, or at least knew how to talk to more frequently and meaningfully.
It’s during the long and extremely-freaking-cold winter months that I miss Southern California, where we lived for six years, and where my kids were born. I do not miss it in July, even when it’s 90 degrees and 100% humid here at home.