The Basics

Who...
My name is Karen Plummer. I'm an Associate Professor at The University of Akron (UA), currently working as AV/Special Materials Cataloger at the main library (Bierce Library).
What...
This personal web site includes a brief biographical sketch and my Curriculum Vitae. Additionally, I have included some fun things, such as authors, books, and blogs I enjoy reading, bookmark listings for topics I'm interested in, and my guilty pleasures!.
When...
I've had a personal web site since 2001 (originally at http://www.karen42.com). The site has undergone almost annual redesign and expansion, with this latest redesign taking place in September/October 2007 to coincide with moving to a new hosting service and taking on a new domain name.
Where...
My virtual home is hosted by Bluehost.com with a new domain name http://www.karenplummer.com. In the real world, I live in Massillon, OH and work in nearby Akron, OH.
Why...
Why not??? I am addicted to web design so putting together a personal/professional web site just seemed like the thing to do! In addition to my personal site, I have developed a number of other web sites; some for my personal use such as a site for web design resources and a site about my cat Grace; a work-related site for the UA Cataloging Department; and others for professional organizations, such as Academic Library Associaton of Ohio (ALAO) and The University of Akron's Women in Higher Education (WIHE).