Hi, I'm Jessamyn.
I am a Vermont librarian.
I can teach anyone to use a computer.

You may know me from such hits as beating Equifax in small claims court, taking over ownership of MetaFilter, or Today in Librarian Tabs.

About me

I've lived in Vermont since 1997 and I've been helping people learn to use computers at a Drop-In Time at the local tech center or library for the past 18 years. I have a Masters in Librarianship, my main interest area is the intersection of technology and civic engagement. I believe the digital divide is just one more symptom of an increasing distance between haves and have-nots in the United States.

I speak and write frequently on these and related issues. My professional website is jessamyn.info. My professional blog is at librarian.net and my personal blog is at jessamyn.com/journal. I maintain book and movie lists.

I am an elected Justice of the Peace in my town, Randolph, Vermont. I serve on the Conservation Commission and I am a big fan of civics generally. I maintain presences on Facebook, Instagram and Flickr. I used to have older, more narrative, About pages that I'd change every so often: 2015, 2007, 2003, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998 & 1997.

When I'm not online I am often baking squash, creating moss terrariums, or writing postcards.


I mostly do consultations with organizations that want to improve their community engagement strategy. I've worked for Wikipedia, the Flickr Foundation, and the Internet Archive's Open Library project. I own MetaFilter.

You can find me on mastodon,

though I prefer email,

or postcards: box 345, 05060.

Andrea made this design, I just copied it.