Hi. I’m Jenett.
It’s pronounced like Janet with more Jen at the beginning, and rhymes with then-it. (That’s not my legal name. But it’s the name I use everywhere except work and legal documents.) Jenett Silver.
I’m a librarian, priestess, and religious witch, who is a total process geek about making things work better. My friends often refer to me as a combat librarian, for my ability to dig into a question and come up with an answer. I have a tremendous amount of experience finding, sharing, teaching, and generally using information and resources. I’m particularly skilled doing all those things online and in text.
Who I am and what I do
I’ve been working in libraries since 2000, and I’ve had my Master’s in Library and Information Science since 2007. I currently work as a librarian in what’s called a special library associated with a large non-profit and educational institution in the Boston metro area.
I get to answer questions from our staff, but also from around the world – everything from ten year olds to academic researchers to people in their eighties. I’m comfortable working with a wide range of ages, educational levels, and backgrounds. Previous library jobs include an independent high school library and a small liberal arts college campus library.
On the religious side, I’m a priestess, initiate, and witch in a small religious witchcraft tradition founded in Minnesota in the late 1990s. I earned my third degree in that tradition in 2007 (it was a busy year). I’ve taught in small group settings (both for seekers and for students in the tradition), offered workshops, and participated in panel discussions. I’ve also been to a lot of public rituals, helped run a few, and been to several festivals.
While I lived in Minnesota, I was programming chair for Twin Cities Pagan Pride, and then one of the founding committee and hotel chair for Paganicon. I’ve been active in online Pagan communities since 1999, and have been a staff member on The Cauldron (a long-running interfaith Pagan forum) since spring of 2016.
Since 2011, I’ve run Seeking: first steps on a Pagan path, a site focused on introductory material for people interested in religious witchcraft and related paths. That site has over 150 essays, including a number on research and information evaluation.
All of this means I’ve got a really broad view of the diversity of the Pagan community, and I know a lot about where to look for more information and resources.
I grew up in Massachusetts, moved to Minnesota in 1999, to Maine in 2011, and back to Massachusetts in 2015. I currently live in a Boston suburb with a cat (Astra), a folk harp, a bunch of books, and a lot of ideas.
Last updated July 12, 2017