Martha R

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Industry Museums or Libraries
Occupation Consultant
Location Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
Introduction I'm a 50-something serial career changer most recently into volunteering as a docent for the National Park Service on the National Mall. My most recent degree is in information science (once known as library science). I've been a teacher, engineer, information tech person, manager, graduate student, and consultant, among other things. I've worked for a museum, private companies, the federal government, universities, school systems, and myself. Before volunteering, I processed a photographic collection for the National Building Museum and taught an advanced searching course for the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland.
Interests travel, literature, fiber arts
Favorite Movies Men in Black, Casablanca, Philadelphia Story, anything with Sean Connery or Paul Newman in it
Favorite Music piano jazz, Dire Straits, choral music, Raising Sand (Robert Plant & Alison Krauss)
Favorite Books Tony Hillerman, Ian Rankin, Dana Stabenow, Lee Child, other mysteries

Sponges and tongues are frequently misspelled. Is it because both are thirsty?

A memorable misspelling (another word frequently misspelled!): "The Velvet Tounge" (on the marque of a drive-in movie theater:)