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 at Internet Society (ISOC).[1]. Jean has the distinction of publishing the first book on the web in 2000.[2] She coined the term surfing for browsing internet sites. [3]. Jean Armour Polly is the author of The Internet Kids Yellow Pages. She has interests in promoting internet.

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 co-owns and co-moderates PUBLIB, the Internet discussion list for public librarians.
  • She is also a member of the American Library Association.
  • She was elected to the Internet Society Board of Trustees, she is one of the two first women to have been elected.
  • She is the owner of, a website where she reviews websites for kids and families, thus the name Net-mom. She has also publish the The Internet Kids Yellow Pages, and The Internet Kids & Family Yellow Pages.[5]
  • She was a part of the project GAIN, which helped in connecting the rural public libraries to the Internet.

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