About David

This is my main home online. It reflects content related to my law, library, information, and technology interests.

Who is David Whelan?

I improve information access and have worked at the American Bar Association, Southern Methodist University, and the Law Society of Upper Canada.

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Why ofaolain.com?

My last name – Whelan – is one of many Anglicized variants of the Irish name O’Faolain.  When I looked for a domain name in 1996, whelan.com was already taken and this seemed a nice, if hard to spell, alternative.

I use this Web site – and a number of other blogs and sites – to have hands-on experience with technology and content management, and keep focused on legal technology and information areas.  Over the years, I have worked in academia and for non-profits wearing hats as diverse as library director, chief information officer, electronic services librarian, adjunct lecturer on networked library systems, and Web team manager.  I frequently speak at professional conferences and write in law and information publications about topics that interest me.

If you’d like to contact me, e-mail is the most reliable way and I will do my best to get in touch as quickly as I can. [ davidpwhelan@gmail.com ]

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