Kari Paulson is the President and founder of Ebook Library (EBL), a subsidiary of Ebooks Corporation. Kari has more than a decade of experience with e-book technology, working closely with both publishers and libraries to continue to innovate e-book access models and technology. She currently oversees EBL's global operations and thoroughly enjoys the challenges of working in a high growth, rapidly changing space in libraries and publishing.
Most interested in the opportunities and challenges posed by the intersection of technology and publishing, Kari was an early and an ongoing advocate for trialling new technologies and access models, such as mobile access and patron-driven acquisition. A regular speaker at international conferences and events, she considers herself enormously fortunate to have the opportunity to work in many diverse communities and cultures across the globe.
Growing up in the arctic winters in Minnesota, Kari was drawn to winter sports and began her career as a professional figure skater in Europe. Before working for Ebooks Corporation, she had a diverse career in media, having been a voice agent, a radio producer, a film producer, and web development project manager and consultant for a web development company.
A dual American and Australian citizen, Kari now lives with her partner in London. In her free time, Kari likes to spend as much time as possible in mountains, especially in the winter, to ski (both down the mountain and across it), skate, hike, cycle and enjoy good, clean alpine living. Back in the city, Kari enjoys live music, theatre and sampling the many fine pubs of London.