Welcome to Delimiter Z. This blog will explore how librarians use data to understand audiences and improve services.
My name is Christopher Zammarelli and I am not a data expert by any stretch of the imagination. I just aspire to someday sound like I know what I’m talking about.
I work as a librarian at the U.S. Department of State’s Office of American Spaces on behalf of The Kenjya-Trusant Group. My official title is Program Evaluation, Applied Technology and Information Resource Contractor. This can be abbreviated to PEATIRC, which either makes me sound like someone annoyed with fertilizer or a Turkish vegetable farmer. Let’s just stick with librarian.
I graduated from the University of Maryland’s iSchool in 2008 with a Master’s degree in Library Science. My master’s thesis is “Advanced Content In State E-Government: Criteria for Evaluation,” and it is woefully out of date.
My wife, son, and I live in Rockville, Maryland and yes, we are familiar with the song by R.E.M. My wife and I write a blog about the Eurovision Song Contest called Eurovision Lemurs. You can see what else I get up to on my publications page.