We were honored to host Jessamyn West, author of Without a Net: Librarians Bridging the Digital Divide and Community Manager at, for our keynote presentation.

Jessamyn West is an author, community technology librarian and community manager of the massive group blog She lives in a rural area of Central Vermont where she teaches basic computer skills. She assists tiny libraries with technology planning and implementation, helping them with wifi and websites and making sense of their systems. She maintains an online presence at and and has had her address and phone number on the Internet for a decade.

A graduate of the University of Washington, Jessamyn is a form ALA Councilor and an advocate for freedom of speech and an open internet.