About Me

Taryn 2014 HeadshotHello, I am Taryn Edwards and work as a Librarian and Member Relations and Marketing Specialist for the Mechanics’ Institute of San Francisco. I host events for the Library, lead tours of the Institute, and spend a lot of private time digging up history of the place and people associated with it. In addition to my professional duties I am embarking upon my first biography of a major San Francisco figure. I am fascinated by the “mechanics” of writing in the digital age: how authors and historians manage their research, design their project’s structure, and use technology to supplement their workflow. I also love San Francisco history particularly as it pertains to Mechanics’ Institutes worldwide and technological advancement. I live in the beautiful East Bay with my husband, daughter, and two energetic dogs.