Margaret Alexander earned her MLIS from San Jose State University, and her BA in English Literature from Kenyon College. She has worked in library technology for most of her career, including a short stint at Innovative Interfaces and a much longer stint at the Eugene Public Library overseeing Technology for the library system. She has been active in the Oregon Library Association, working most recently in legislative and standards development, and in the Library Information Technology Association of the American Library Association. She has also been an adjunct for the University of Washington iSchool, teaching about Systems Librarianship. She has presented on topics ranging from RFID to change management.