Karen Schneider

Karen G. Schneider works in research and development at College Center for Library Automation, a network serving Florida's 28 community college libraries. Her library career path includes two stints as a systems librarian, directorships in small public and small special libraries, children's library services, adult reference services, adjunct instruction at two library schools, and running a one-person Internet training business. Karen has published over 100 magazine articles, most related to library science, many as the Internet Librarian columnist for American Libraries, and most recently as a columnist for the ALA Techsource blog. She has also published two books, most notably A Practical Guide to Internet Filters (Neal Schuman, 1997). She has been an active participant on four ALA presidential task forces (Outsourcing, Electronic Participation, Electronic Meetings, and Member Participation) and has twice chaired state chapter Intellectual Freedom Committees (New York, 2000; California, 2002-2004). She is a co-founder of the LITA Blogging and Wikis Interest Group (BIGWIG). She is a frequent speaker at library conferences and maintains a personal blog, Free Range Librarian.