New Gig

So I suppose I should post about my new job. I have been so busy with the new job and raiding that I haven’t had a chance to post, and in part there is so much to tell that I don’t know where to start. Two weeks ago I had no job offers, and was coordinating my vacation time with the department of homeland security.

Then all the sudden I had a job offer from the Atomic Heritage Foundation, and rapidly had an offer from the Center for History and New Media. In the end the History and New Media thing is more up my alley, but I must say that it was a bit overwhelming.

My first few days of work have been great. Everyone here at the center has been very nice to me and I think I will be able to do a lot of good in the position. Oh, here is my job description.

Technology Evangelist (Technology Outreach Coordinator): The Center for History & New Media at George Mason University is seeking a technology evangelist for Zotero (, an open source bibliographic management and note-taking tool for the Firefox web browser. The technology evangelist will be responsible for building alliances with scholarly organizations and libraries, encouraging scholars to try Zotero, developing and maintaining user documentation, and building awareness of this next-generation research tool. We are looking for an energetic, well-organized individual with excellent written and oral communication skills. Applicants should have at least some graduate training in library science or one of the humanities or social science disciplines as well as familiarity with relevant technologies (e.g., XML, RDF, metadata standards, and Firefox extensions) and scholarly research practices. This is a grant-funded, two-year position at the Center for History and New Media ( at George Mason University, which is known for innovative work in digital media. Located in Fairfax, Virginia, CHNM is 15 miles from Washington, DC, and accessible by public transportation. Apply online at for position 10378Z; please include letter of application, resume, and three references. If you have questions, please write with the subject line “Technology Evangelist.” We will begin considering applications October 15, 2006, and continue until the position is filled.

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