In October of 2014, I left a great job with great people to explore other great jobs with other great people and also a new way of life.  The hardest part, besides the occasional moment of terror at not having the security of a day job, is helping people understand what I do and who I do it for.  Consultant and freelancer don't quite fit, but somehow the word independent does. I work for all types of organizations in all types of roles, but I have the most experience in informal science learning, digital engagement, risk-taking and and space-making for practitioners in museums, libraries, and other cultural institutions. 


Teaching challenges and enriches my ability to be present, to connect with others, and to understand myself. My super powers as an educator are holding ambiguity for the doubtful and fearful because I know well what it is to be doubtful and fearful. 


Lynda Barry

I was a guest lecturer at the University of Washington. One of my classes, Digital Experiments in Museums and Libraries, is archived online. There was also a TinyLetter.

In the summer of 2015, I co-hosted Museum Camp at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History. The theme of camp was space-making and we created this together.


In collaboration with the State Library of Illinois, I work with librarians across the state to support them in risk-taking and change-making.