Karen A. Coombs is a librarian and geek coder with an interest in mashups, web services, and library web sites and interfaces. Currently, she is the Senior Product Analyst for Web Services at OCLC. Karen joined OCLC in 2010 as the Product Manager for the OCLC Developer Network, a community of developers collaborating in a “sandbox” environment in order to propose, discuss and test OCLC Web Services.
Prior to joining OCLC, Karen spent 10 years working in library systems at academic libraries and served as a library web technology consultant. She has an MLS and an MS in Information Management from Syracuse University. Karen has presented at many national and international conferences and written articles and books on the topics of library technology and web services. In 2009, Karen was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker.