Inside, Outside, and Online
Author: Chrystie Hill
Whatever your role, and whatever size or type of library, the principles outlined here can support anyone
working to build a strong community of engaged, interested, and satisfied library users.
Chrystie Hill is a librarian, writer, and community builder. After a short stint at the Seattle Public Library,
she started It Girl Consulting, a small venture that helps libraries use online tools to build communities
online. In 2003 Chrystie joined WebJunction where she serves as their director of community services.
Chrystie is a frequent presenter at library meetings and conferences, and her articles have appeared in
JASIST, Library Journal, and RUSQ. In 2007, Chrystie was nominated as a Library Journal "Mover and
Shaker". Chrystie’s undergraduate degree is in biology and psychology, she holds an M.A. from Sarah
Lawrence College, and her MLIS is from the University of Washington, Seattle, where she lives with her
desk and a laptop.<br/>