About the author – Practical Open Source Software for Libraries

About the author

Nicole C. Engard is the Director of Open Source Education at ByWater Solutions. She directs the company’s open source education endeavors. In addition to her daily responsibilities, Nicole keeps the library community up to date on web technologies via her website, ‘What I Learned Today…’ (http://www.web2learning.net).

Nicole’s interest in library technology started at the Jenkins Law Library in Philadelphia where she worked as the Web Manager. In addition to her web development experiences, Nicole has worked as a Metadata Librarian and librarian trainer. For her innovative uses of technology in libraries, Nicole was named one of Library Journal’s Movers & Shakers in 2007.

Nicole received her BA in Literary Studies and Computer Programming from Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA, and her MLIS from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. She is also an active member of several special library associations.

Nicole has been published in several library journals and has also written chapters for Thinking Outside the Book: Essays for Innovative Librarians and Writing and Publishing: The Librarian’s Handbook, both edited by Carol Smallwood. In 2009 she published her first edited work, Library Mashups: Exploring New Ways To Deliver Library Data, with Information Today Inc.

You can reach Nicole via email at nengard@gmail.com.