jeffgerhard

Hey there.

This site is a repository for both personal and professional work and a central hub for my overall internet presence. If it can be rendered into hypertext markup language, it will all go here. jeffgerhard.com launched in late 2016, and is in continuous, if sporadic, development.

Digital projects and library services!
An exercise in branding.

Contact information

I’m not currently active on Facebook or LinkedIn; the best way to correspond with me is via email. You can reach me at jeff [at] jeffgerhard.com.

I am also present on Twitter and you can contact or follow me at @jeffgerhard.

About me

I have a decade of experience working in libraries, with a focus on technology, metadata, and digital libraries. I work at a large law library in Washington, DC, as a digital initiatives coordinator, and am anticipating an MLIS degree from the University of Maryland in December, 2017. Librarianship is a second career; in previous lives, I worked in international education and did a stint teaching English overseas.

I live in Baltimore where I never have time for hobbies, but they include performing and listening to music, cooking vegetarian meals, biking, reading, and political discussions. I would rather have those discussions in person over a beer than on the internet.

Consulting

I have some experience consulting clients on technology issues, particularly web design. I am not currently seeking employment, but I may be available for freelance and consulting gigs. Time permitting, I am happy provide free or low-cost support to cultural, activist, or social services organizations or individuals. Please email with any questions.

Core competencies include:

Introspect

In early 2017, I am unveiling a new blog on this site called Introspect. This project remains under development but feel free to kick the tires. Here are some recent posts:

in category personal

Put on your boots and march

I’ve been to a lot of protests and a lot of presidential inaugurations. I’m hoping this time their lesson will stick with me.

in category personal

I’m bringing BloggingBack

Introducing Introspect, a new blog for a new, weird era. Because there are reasons to write out your thoughts.