Librarian from Alaska is Daniel Cornwall’s effort at a professional presence blog. This blog will cover library and information science issues defined broadly. It may cross over into politics over issues of open access, freedom of information, surveillance and other intellectual freedom issues. Websites, books and other things in or accessible from a library may be featured from time to time.
As of October 2014, Daniel was the Internet and Technology Consultant for the Library Development section of the Alaska State Library and a very part time nights and weekends reference librarian for the Egan Library of the University of Alaska, Southeast in Juneau, Alaska. He does not speak for either institution on this blog. More information about Daniel’s professional background can be found on his LinkedIn profile.
Daniel uses some of his spare time for professional purposes. He is an occasional blogger for Free Government Information, the project coordinator for the State Agency Databases Project and serves as the Alaska Library Association’s Chapter Councilor to the American Library Association. He also serves as a member of the Depository Library Council, an advisory body to the Government Printing Office.
No one can be all work 24/7, so Daniel enjoys hiking, reading (especially science fiction, mystery and most kinds of nonfiction), astronomy (though usually by internet) and any number of science fiction or crime TV shows.