"We compose the stories of our lives by casting thought backward and forward, remembering and anticipating."

Scott Russell Sanders, Hunting for Hope, 1998

Susanne Bjørner


American Library Association

CHOICE magazine

Middletown, Connecticut
January 1998-March 2002
Special Projects Editor
Served as editor, development coordinator, and customer service supervisor for ChoiceReviews.online
Served as subject editor for review content and special features in the areas of philosophy, religion, and sports.


Online Inc.

Wilton, Connecticut
March 1996-December 1997
Editor, ONLINE magazine
Served as primary editor for a bi-monthly information industry trade magazine; participated in planning, organizing and delivering annual Online World conferences.


Bjørner & Associates

February 1991 - 1996, April 2002-continuing
Principal and Sr. Information Specialist
Provided research, editorial, training and consulting services under contract in multiple subject areas to professional, library and corporate clients including Gartner Group, IBM, Boehringer Ingelheim, and National Technical Library and Knowledge Center of Denmark.


MIT Libraries

Computerized Literature Search Service
Cambridge, Massachusetts
May 1985 - January 1991
Senior Information Specialist
Performed extensive literature searches on several online systems and in all subject areas for internal and external users of MIT's centralized computer search facility. Served on MIT Libraries' Public Services Instruction Group committee. Recipient of MIT Libraries Professional Research Grant in 1989. Co-recipient (with Professors Michael Rappa, then of MIT and Raghu Garud, then of NYU) of a Council on Library Resources Cooperative Research Grant in 1990. Participant in University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana) Advanced Research Institute in July 1990, studying the topic of information literacy.


World of Information

Franconia, New Hampshire
September 1984-1990
Provided training in information management to educators, library & information specialists, and business clients. Wrote on library/information science topics in the professional press. Performed industry surveys and developed curricula in technical education areas. Consulted to libraries and businesses on information technology problems. Performed online searching and document delivery for selected clients.


Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC)

Boston, Massachusetts
September 1982-September 1984
Automation Consultant
Assisted in developing and marketing the first statewide automated resource sharing plan. Conducted and published survey of microcomputer use in all types of Massachusetts libraries in 1983. Promoted and provided consulting and training services in microcomputer applications for public librarians.


Massachusetts Vocational Curriculum Resource Center (MVCRC)

Lexington, Massachusetts
September 1980-September 1982
Designed microcomputer-based systems for and developed a start-up library run as a project of the state department of education. Marketed library services statewide. Provided computer training for librarians and instructors in educational and management applications.


Burlington Public Library

Burlington, Massachusetts
July 1975-September 1980
Assistant Director
Coordinated and provided reference and adult services in a 40,000-volume library in an industrial/residential suburb. Trained circulation personnel and supervised circulation operations. Trained and supervised professional reference assistants and high-school pages.


Action for Children's Television (ACT)

Newtonville, Massachusetts
July 1974-July 1975
Provided research service for on-site and off-site organization members, industry leaders and the press.


Nashua High School

Nashua, New Hampshire
September 1971 - 1974 (11/72 - 7/73 living in Denmark)
Librarian and Substitute Teacher


Honeywell Information Systems

Waltham, Massachusetts
December 1968 - September 1971
Library Assistant



M.Ed. Antioch University, Yellow Springs, Ohio and Keene, New Hampshire

M.S. Simmons College, Graduate School of Library & Information Science, Boston, Massachusetts

B.A. Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts


American Library Association

A card-carrying member since 1976, I have belonged to several different divisions and from 1990-1995 was an officer in ILERT (the Independent Librarians Exchange Round Table, now ILEX, a section of ASCLA).


Association of Independent Information Professionals

In 1986 I responded to an invitation from Marilyn Levine to come to Madison, Wisconsin to a meeting of "information brokers" .. thus I became one of 26 founding members in 1987; subsequently I served as bylaws chair, vice president, conference organizer (Lowell, Massachusetts in 1989), president (1989-90), past president and oldest gadfly.






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