Carole Leita,
Internet Librarian (ret.)

I am a consultant for the California State Library Infopeople Project. After my hip replacement in late 2004, I began to slow down and now consult for the Infopeople Project a few hours each year and post interesting websites to our blog - Infoblog.

LII Logo Until October, 2001, when I retired from full-time (and more) work, I was the coordinator of the Librarians' Internet Index, I had updated the LII weekly since it started as my gopher bookmark file in mid-1991. From 1994 to early 1996 it was known as the Berkeley Public Library Index to the Internet. We were awarded LSTA grants from the California State Library from 1997-2001 to produce a training manual for indexers, train California librarians to become indexers, and enhance the indexing and searching functions of the database.

The California State Library/Library of California newsletter Connections October, 2000 issue has a cover story on the LII (in PDF). For a substantive review, see Péter Jacsó's Librarians' Index to the Internet in the March 2001 Digital Reference Review.

I was a Reference Librarian at the Berkeley Public Library from 1978 to March, 1997. I really love living in Berkeley and used to take a lot more advantage of the many wonders of the San Francisco Bay Area before I discovered the Internet!

The Berkeley Public Library began offering public access to the Internet January 9, 1995, as part of the Infopeople Project. I was appointed Internet Librarian to coordinate the project, administer the system, and train the staff and community volunteers. I have become one of the community volunteers and have been teaching computer and Internet use to community members the first and third Sundays of each month since I retired from BPL in 1997.

Carole Leita - carole at leita dot org
Last modified: November 1, 2007