Hi, my name is Karen Perone and I'm a FluteBrarian. What exactly does that mean? I'm a librarian who plays the flute.
My undergraduate training is in music education and flute performance. As a professional flutist, I've performed with all types of groups from orchestras, concert bands and wind ensembles, to pit ensembles, chamber ensembles and as a soloist.
I worked my way through college in a music library and after graduating decided to make librarianship my real career. Fast forward a few years and enter this thing called the PC. As the new MLS in the library, I got the "honor" of learning how it worked. At this point, OCLC and RLIN were in their infancy and the Internet wasn't on anyone's radar.
After a brief stint with an early Internet tool called Gopher, Mosaic came on the scene, soon to be followed by Netscape. I installed my first Internet Information Server and tackled this thing called HTML. I coded my first web page using Notepad and launched my library's website in April 1996. Around 2001 I started working with CSS and discovered that websites were a whole lot easier to maintain with the addition of stylesheets.
I haven't looked back.