About Glen

Glen HortonI'm Glen. I spent my childhood in Chicago, but I've spent most of my life in SouthWest Ohio. I currently live in Cincinnati with my family and two four hungry cats.

Over the past few years I've made lots of big changes to live a more meaningful and less stressful life. I now consider myself a recovering perfectionist. I've also embraced minimalism so I can focus on the things that matter in my life and simplify as much as possible (like this simple website). That means owning less, doing less, and worrying less. It's a work in progress.

What am I up to now? (updated 6/21/20)

I'm passionate about libraries and free access to information. I'm also passionate about technology, especially open source software and web applications. I started supporting technologies in libraries in 1992 while I attended Wright State University. Over the past 25 years I've helped public, academic, school, and special libraries use technology to provide better services to their patrons.

I currently lead the Application Development Unit at the University of Cincinnati Libraries. Most of my time is spent leading an agile group of developers on open source projects like Scholar@UC.

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