Ash Green is a qualified librarian, with over 20 years’ experience working in public and academic libraries. This includes over 15 years cataloguing, classification, related acquisition experience, and systems work in this area.
They also have extensive experience supporting digital library services offers and resources, including website, social media, and app development and implementation.
They have an enthusiasm for digital content curation, have published a book chapter and journal articles on using IFTTT.com in this area, and have acted as a beta tester for start-up projects including Brickflow and Trailmeme.
As a member of the International Catrobat Association, Ash is an advocate for the organisation’s work developing free open source mobile apps for teenagers and children. They have formally acted as a mentor for degree-level students during Catrobat’s involvement in the 2019 and 2020 Google Summer of Code initiatives.
They have run workshops, presented at conferences and run online initiatives on the subjects of classification; library advocacy and campaigning; digital content curation; creative use of technology in libraries; STEM & Makerspace technologies; games and interactive fiction. Organisations that Ash has run sessions for include CILIP conferences in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales; The British Library; University of Roehampton; Mozfest; Surrey Libraries; Internet Librarian International; IFLA; Manchester Metropolitan University.
Ash was a founder member of Voices for the Library public library advocacy group; and co-organiser of the successfully funded 2014 Library A to Z Kickstarter library advocacy campaign.
They are currently a member of the recently formed CILIP LGBTQ+ Network Steering Group, with co-responsibility for managing the Network’s web presence. As part of the Network, they are also leading on the UK LGBTQ+ Lives Online web archiving collaboration with The British Library, and UK Web Archive.
Ash is a digital game maker and music composer, with an eye on the 1980s, and is currently working on a number of creative projects.
Information Twist site – thoughts about libraries and using software for creative information discovery and sharing.
Gary Green, IFTTT Makes Data Play Easy (2014), More Library Mashups: Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Data, Edited by Nicole C. Engard, Information Today, Inc.
Elisabet Brynge, Holly Case, Ellen Forsyth, Gary Green, and Ulf Hölke (2015). ‘Libraries: Sustaining the Digital Reader Experience’, Canadian Institute for Studies in Publishing Journal Services.