About the Author


David Gwynn is a librarian living in Greensboro, North Carolina. He has also lived in San Francisco, Winston-Salem, Charlotte, Myrtle Beach, and Pittsburgh (part-time), but he identifies as a cultural Torontonian (despite never having lived there).

David’s past employment has included stints as a McFlunkie, a DJ, a surf shop manager, a freelance writer, a freelance web designer, and a fifteen-year management and training veteran at FedEx Kinko’s. Oddly enough, he has never worked in a supermarket nor within the grocery industry. He is currently employed as a digital collections librarian in the University Libraries of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. This site is his own self-hosted and self-funded work of scholarship and does not reflect the views of his employer.

David’s educational background includes a B.A. in Geography and Sociology (concentrated in Urban Studies) from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Master of Library and Information Studies from that same institution (December, 2009). He has been known to present papers at library and (way back when) geography and sociology conferences. He has been published in The American Archivist and Digital Library Perspectives, among other publications, and he has published several book chapters on library-related topics.

David’s hobbies and interests include forgotten US highways, Canadian indie rock, vintage commercial architecture, old movies, used bookstores, and food. David really likes food.

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David can often be found shopping at the West Market Street Harris Teeter in Greensboro — which used to be both a Kmart and a Kroger. He also appreciates gifts and gratuities and always writes “thank you” notes. When in face-to-face situations, David does not generally refer to himself in the third person.

Updated on 19 May 2024