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Name:jenett
Birthdate:Sep 22
Website:Thoughts from a Threshold
[last update: July 20, 2016]

Hi, I'm Jenett. I'm Jenett on here, on on LiveJournal and on various forums. You can usually tell it's me because I'll link to something on gleewood.org as the web address. This is my personal online space (as opposed to my professional-self space.)

Basics:
I was born in Boston, live there through my college years, spent twelve years living in Minnesota, and moved to Maine for a job in 2011. In May 2015, I moved back to the Boston area for a new job, which is amazingly awesome so far. My father was English and my mother grew up in the UK, and for a variety of reasons, I tend to use British spelling (but not always terminology) in casual writing. I turned 40 in 2015.

Because my current job is instantly identifiable if I talk too much about the specifics, I won't do that here in public, but will say I'm a librarian working with a unique collection, in a situation that is mostly me as solo librarian plus archives staff, and that I do a mixture of everything - heavy on complex reference questions, some common FAQ type material, and collection development.

Previous library jobs have been at an independent school and then as the information technology librarian at a small public university campus in Maine. I'm glad to talk library stuff with many people, so if you've stumbled across this and have questions about the profession, or whatever else, feel free to ask.

I have multiple chronic medical diagnoses, all of which are individually well-managed, but that sometimes gang up on me. (From your point of view, this means that there are days I'm up for comment and complicated conversation, and days I'm really not.)

Religiously speaking, I am an initiate and priestess in a small religous witchcraft tradition founded in Minnesota in the late 1990s. Since I now live 1500 miles from the rest of the tradition, I'm currently solitary, though open to talking about teaching students within at least occasional driving distance. (See projects, below.)

What you'll see on this journal
Most entries in my journal are locked by default (but there are some exceptions). I am generally fairly relaxed about adding people to my access list, but it helps if you leave a comment or make it easy for me to figure out why you might be interested in me.

What you will see includes:
- General posts from me, about daily life stuff.
- Occasional analytical posts from me, usually about some aspect of research, technology, academia, libraryland, or something else related.
- Occaisional analysis of specific books, music, or other creative stuff.
- Crossposts from my public religious blog.
- Crossposts from my professional blog.
- My stuck post on the top of the journal has links to some of my favourite posts, and can give you a sense of what my more detailed ones are like.

Current projects:
I am generally fannish, but (outside of Alternity) have not done much fanfic writing. I wrote stories for Yuletide in 2011 to the present, and expect to keep doing so for the future, too. (I am also Jenett on AO3).

On the religious side, I maintain a somewhat infrequently updated blog, Limen: Thoughts from a Threshold, and I also maintain Seeking, which is a site for people interested in Paganism and more specifically religious witchcraft. I was on the board of Twin Cities Pagan Pride from 2005 until I moved in 2011, and helped found (and help when I can) Paganicon, a weekend-long Pagan hotel-based convention in March just outside Minneapolis.

My other current projects include knitting (I am particularly fond of double knitting, and am working on a simpler blanket than the Alternity blanket mentioned below, with runes on one side), bits of writing (more religious non fiction than otherwise, but there's a fiction project in there), and a lot of hanging out chatting online.

Previous projects
I was one of the player-authors for Alternity: a alternate universe Harry Potter role-playing game/shared story that ran from 2007 to 2015 (yes, that's seven years). See more in the stuck post at the top of my journal), and I was also our data goddess. While the project's over now, I still am happy to talk about it, or especially to geek about the wiki I built for it (with data entry help and comments from other player-authors!) which topped 7000 pages by the time we were done.

I also knit a rather massive blanket to go with Alternity, because two epic projects were apparently not enough.
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