Jean Armour Polly

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Jean Armour Polly works as the Assistant Director and Administrator of Systems and Technology at the Liverpool Public Library. She is renowned as the Net-mom.

Jean is also the website review editor at She has been a board member of The Internet Society.[1] Her interest in promoting the internet has helped her earn the distinction of publishing the first book on the web in 2000.[2] She also coined the term "surfing" for browsing internet sites. [3]. Jean Armour Polly is the author of The Internet Kids Yellow Pages.

Career History

Before joining Liverpool Public Lirary, she was the Director of Public Services and Internet Ambassador at NYSERNet, Inc.;[4]prior to that, Jean was a public librarian for sixteen years. She is also a member of the American Library Association. Her interest in accessible interent also led her to be a part of the project GAIN, which helped in connecting the rural public libraries to the internet.

Jean co-owns and co-moderates PUBLIB, the Internet discussion list for public librarians; and is the owner of, a website where she reviews websites for kids and families. She has also published the The Internet Kids Yellow Pages, and The Internet Kids & Family Yellow Pages.[5]

Jean Armour Polly is one of the first two women to have been elected to The Internet Society's Board of Trustees.

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