Stephen Abram, Principal, Lighthouse Partners, Dysart & Jones Associates
Stephen Abram, MLS is managing principal of Lighthouse Partners and an affiliate of Dysart and Jones Associates. He has been with Gale Cengage Learning, SirsiDynix, the SirsiDynix Institute,ProQuest, Micromedia, IHS,and Thomson. He is an SLA Fellow and the past president of the Ontario Library Association, SLA and the Canadian Library Association. In June 2003 he was awarded SLA’s John Cotton Dana Award. He received the AIIP Roger Summit Award in 2009 and Outstanding Teacher Award from the U of Toronto iSchool in 2010. He is the author of Out Front with Stephen Abram and Stephen’s Lighthouse blog.
Stacia Aho, Library Web Master, Arlington Public Library
|Stacia has been the web master at the Arlington Public Library since 2008, and previously worked as a librarian at Devry University. She recently oversaw a redesign of the Library's website, which knit together the CMS site with the news blog.|
Julian Aiken, Access Services Librarian, Yale Law Library
Paul Albert, Digital Services Librarian, Weill Cornell Medical Library
|Paul Albert is a Digital Services Librarian at Weill Cornell Medical College. Paul serves as information architect of the Weill Cornell installation of VIVO, a social networking site for researchers. He offers instruction to medical students and physicians in evidence based medicine and practice. Also, Paul is expert in searching the biomedical literature and has authored several papers appearing in PubMed.|
Louise E Alcorn, Reference Technology Librarian, West Des Moines (Iowa) Public Library and Executive Board Member, Iowa Library Assn
Louise Alcorn has been the Reference Technology Librarian and webmistress at the West Des Moines Public Library since 1996. She has created and presented classes for the State Library of Iowa, including the Libraries on the Prairie initiative in the summers of 2006 and 2007, as well as several classes on technology and library topics for the Iowa Library Service Areas and the Ontario Library Association’s Education Institute. She has presented at the Iowa Library Association Annual, the Nebraska Library Association, the American Library Association Annual, Internet Librarian and Computers in Libraries conferences on library technology topics. She has presented at, and is a member of the steering committee for, the Library Technology Conference in St. Paul, MN.
Louise earned her MILS at the University of Michigan’s School of Information. She also has a B.A. in American Studies from Grinnell College. She was a student research fellow at the Newberry Library in Chicago through the ACM/GLCA Humanities at the Newberry Program in the fall of 1990, assisting in the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries Project. While at the University of Michigan, she was president of the Information and Library Studies Student Association (1995) and participated in the original Internet Public Library Project [ www.ipl.org ].
Louise participated in the second Iowa Library Leadership Institute in August of 2006. She is active in the Iowa Library Association, formerly serving as Chair of the Public Relations Committee (2008), the Information Technology Forum (2008-2012) and current chair of the Bylaws Committee (2013). In 2009, Louise was elected to the Executive Board of the Iowa Library Association for a 3-year term.
Books: Wireless Networking: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians with Maryellen Mott Allen for Neal-Schuman, 2006. Neal-Schuman Directory of Management Software for Public Access Computers with Michael Sauers for Neal-Schuman, 2003. Other writing: 2-3 pieces per year for Catalyst, newsletter of the Iowa Library Association. She has also been published in Web Junction’s Technology Resources [ www.webjunction.org ] and in Info Career Trends at LISjobs.com. Louise has also blogged on technology topics at the MaintainIT Project [ maintainitproject.org ].
Louise’s blog, The Librarian’s Rant, is in rest mode, and thus you can find her on Facebook, FriendFeed and Twitter. Her cats have been banned from blogging.
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Nancy Allmang, Reference Librarian, Information Services Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Nancy Allmang is a reference librarian and Biosystems, Materials Science and Engineering, and National Center for Neutron Research Laboratory Liaison at the National Institute of Standards and Technology Research Library. She initiated and implemented the library’s iPod program in 2007 and kicked off the exploration of Kindle book devices and their proprietary content, “Kindle books” in 2009.
Martha Anderson, Director, NDIIPP Program Management, Office of Strategic Initiatives, Library of Congress
Martha Anderson is Director of Program Management for the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) at the Library of Congress. The program has developed a network of over 180 partners, nationally and internationally, to select, collect and preserve at-risk digital content. Today the program supports collaborative collection and preservation of digital content of high value for public policy decision makers as well as shared tools and services for sustaining diverse digital content for long-term access. She manages the web archiving program in support of the Library's Digital Strategic Initiatives Program.
She has served as a sponsoring representative on the NSF Blue Ribbon Task Force on Economic Sustainability of Preservation and Access. She also serves on the Steering Committee managing the communications for the International Internet Preservation Consortium. The IIPC is an international organization of 37 national libraries and non-profit archives dedicated to collecting and archiving significant content from the Web.
During her tenure on the staff of the National Digital Library Program at the Library of Congress, Martha Anderson served as the Production Coordinator for American Memory historical digitized collections.
Prior to joining the Library of Congress in 1996, Ms. Anderson worked in electronic publishing as editor and project manager for a variety of CD-ROM reference products.
Anne Arriaga, Librarian, Moreau Catholic High School
Anne received her BA from Bowdoin College and her MLIS from San Jose State University. Soon after being accepted into San Jose State University's School of Library and Information Science, she began working at Moreau Catholic high school as a library assistant and became co-librarian two years later. During her final summer as a graduate student, she served as the Exploratorium's Learning Commons and Teacher Institute intern where she supported a cohort of math and science teachers from around the country. At Moreau Catholic, Anne helped to implement the 23 Things, developed the Live from MCHS program, founded the MCHS Library 24 Hr. Read-a-thon, and serves as curriculum consultant to faculty members - connecting teachers to relevant information, professionals in their field, and professional development opportunities. Additionally, Anne partners with teachers to provide in-class instruction on a variety of topics that pertain to information and digital literacy and collaborates with faculty to build subject assignment-specific LibGuides.
4:15 PM – 5:00 PM
E105: Marketing Strategies for Your School Library- Create a Brand and Control Your Image|
Catherine Balkin, Author Appearance Coordinator, Balkin Buddies
The former library promotion director at HarperCollins Children's Books, Catherine Balkin started arranging author visits in schools for about 70 authors on Balkin Buddies in 2004. For the last two years, she has also been researching and working on Skype chats for authors in schools and libraries. In the interest of helping students to improve their language art skills, Ms. Balkin continues to work at bringing authors and artists in contact with students across the country.
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
E103: The Author Visit: From On-Site Appearance to Online Chat With Teachers and Students|
Marissa Ball, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Florida International University
|Marissa C. Ball, Emerging TecHnologies Librarian at Florida International University serves as the liaison to the Women’s Studies Center
offering instruction and collection development services. Additionally, she serves as
Secretary on the FIU Faculty Senate Technology Committee and as ACRL Representative on ALA’s Web
Advisory Committee. Her varied responsibilities in emerging technologies, social media, and Women’s
Studies are also reflected in her research interests which include women in film, gender and technology and
techno-feminism. Marissa received a Bachelor of Arts in English (with a concentration in Gender Studies
and a minor in Women’s Studies) from the University of Florida and a Master of Library and Information
Science from the University of South Florida.|
Matt Barnes, VP of Marketing, ebrary
As Vice President of Marketing for ebrary, Matt leads strategic marketing, communications, and partner relations. In this role he is focused on ensuring ebrary develops products and services that help libraries deliver relevant content to their patrons in the most efficient and cost effective manner possible.
Madeline Barratt, Enfield Library and Museum Service Business Manager, Public Libraries, London Borough of Enfield and London Libraries Consortium
Madeline joined Enfield Libraries in 2006 ago as Deputy Head of the Library and Museum Service with responsibility for library resources including IT. She took Enfield into the London Libraries Consortium (LLC) in 2008. She and her team have driven forward huge changes in IT provision with the aid of the LLC and library systems specialist Axiell, such as automating all backroom procedures. Madeline manages the digital citizenship team, overseeing 400% growth in the use of online resources over the last year. Starting as a Library Assistant and working in Hackney, Waltham Forest, Redbridge, and Enfield, she progressed through the ranks, carrying out jobs from Reference Librarian to Music Librarian and Children’s Librarian. Madeline took Redbridge into LLC as one of the founder members. She’s reputed for the speed at which she works and driving projects through adversity. An avid reader, but techie as well, Madeline loves gadgets and is the fixer for all family PCs, iPods etc. She never likes to stand still and actively embraces change, learning to scuba dive at the age of 50. Madeline presents regularly to small groups and has experience in speaking in public forums and doing Q&A on libraries, some of it quite controversial
Mary Ellen Bates, Principal, Bates Information Services, Inc.
Mary Ellen is the owner of Bates Information Services, providing strategic business research and analysis to business professionals and special librarians, and consulting services to the information industry. She also offers strategic busines coaching for entrepreneurs.
She is a prolific writer and speaker, having keynoted at conferences around the world and written six books and innumerable articles on the information industry. She is a regular columnist for ONLINE magazine and contributing editor for Information Advisor. She received her MLS from the University of California, Berkeley, and worked in special libraries for over a decade before starting her own company in 1991. She currently serves on the board of directors of SLA.
Mary Ellen Bates
Jen Baum Sevec, Senior Metadata and Acquisitions Librarian, Library Of Congress
Senior Metadata and Acquisitions Librarian
Jen Baum Sevec
Rick Bearden, Automation Librarian, Ferris Library for Information, Technology and Education, Ferris State University
Rick Bearden is the Automation Librarian and Web Coordinator for the Ferris Library for Information, Technology, and Education. He has a Master's in Library and Information Science from the University of Kentucky and a Master of Science in Chemistry from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. His responsibilities include web development, programming, project coordination, and systems planning.
Dr. Alan Bearman, Dean of University Libraries, Washburn University
Dr. Bearman is an Associate Professor History and Dean of University Libraries at Washburn University, where he has led a revitalization the institutions Libraries during the last 2 1/2 years. The Libraries have returned to the centrality of academic life at Washburn as they embraced the importance of teaching information literacy to students and faculty. Bearman is a published historian and sought after public speaker who currently serves as the Chair of the Deans and Directors of State University Libraries in Kansas.
Dr. Alan Bearman
Samantha Becker, Research Project Manager, University of Washington Information School
Samantha Becker is the Research Manager for the U.S. IMPACT Study. She has a background in public policy and was a librarian in Central Vermont before taking a slight detour into the world of library research. She has significant experience facilitating productive dialogue between diverse stakeholders, public policy analysis, and complex project management. Her current work focuses on how people use public library computers and other technology. She is particularly interested in how new adult users gain the skills to use information and communication technology. She holds master’s degrees in Library and Information Science and Public Administration from the University of Washington.
Tasha Bergson-Michleson, Search Educator, Google
Tasha collaborates with librarians and other educators who what to teach how to do quality research with popular search tools.
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
E201: Kids Doing Research Right|
Sean Bird, Instructional Librarian, Washburn University
|Sean Bird served as the director of a small public library prior to becoming the Instructional Librarian at Washburn, where he teaches information literacy and library research strategies to undergraduates and faculty. Sean has been a member of the adjunct faculty of the English department since 1993.|
Josh Bishoff, Access & Mobile Services Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Chanitra Bishop, Instruction & Emerging Technologies Librarian, Indiana University
|Chanitra Bishop is the Instruction & Emerging Technologies Librarian at Indiana University Bloomington. Her responsibilities include exploring and recommending new technology to incorporate into the delivery of library reference and instructional services. Chanitra, a technology enthusiast, promotes the use of technology by libraries and librarians. In addition to exploring new technologies, her professional interests include accessibility and usability issues with libraries and
exploring new ways to market library services to users.|
Helene Blowers, Community Manager, OCLC
Helene Blowers is a Library Journal Mover & Shaker, an ALA LITA Hi-Tech award winner, and the co-author of Weaving a Library Web: A Guide to Developing Children's Websites. But among her professional accomplishments, she is most widely known as the architect of the online discovery learning program, Learning 2.0: 23 Things. Helene currently practices her passion for learning, new technology and community building as a Community Manager for OCLC.
John Blyberg, Assistant Director for Innovation and User Experience, Darien Library
John Blyberg (B.A. English, University of Maine, 1998) is the Assistant Director for Innovation and User Experience at the Darien Library in Connecticut. He was formerly the System Administrator and Lead Developer for the Ann Arbor District Library (AADL) in Michigan. Prior to working in libraries, John was the IT manager for the North American office of the British car company, Lotus Engineering.
He has had an intense interest in technology since disassembling and escaping from his crib when he was fifteen months old but has spent the last ten years applying that passion in more constructive and professional ways. He is an open source software advocate and considers unfettered collaboration and participation the primary intent of information technology. To that end, he has authored a number of open source projects, including SOPAC, Locum, and Insurge, a social catalog application suite that allows libraries to focus holistically on digital strategy.
John was named a Library Journal “Mover and Shaker,” took first prize in Talis’ 2006 “Mashing-up the Library” competition, and speaks nationally and internationally about libraries, user experience, innovation, and technology. John has also received the 2009 LITA/Brett Butler Entrepreneurship Award for his work on the SOPAC Application Suite. He has written for Library Journal, American Libraries, and has contributed chapters to several published books. He also blogs at blyberg.net.
Rachel Borchardt, Science Librarian, American University
Rachel is the Science Librarian at American University in Washington, DC. Rachel's research interests include instant messaging technologies, pedagogy, reference and instructional assessment and podcasting.
Carla Bosco, Upper School Librarian, Stone Ridge School
|Upper School Librarian, Stone Ridge School, Bethesda MD.
Member, ALA Best Websites for teaching and Learning
AASL Co-Chair, AASL-ACRL Interdivisional Committee on Information Literacy
12 years as a school librarian.
MS from Simmons College, ALM from Harvard, BA from Mount Holyoke College|
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
E205: Best of Web 2.0 for Teaching and Learning|
Elizabeth Botten, Reference Specialist, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Elizabeth Botten holds a BA in art history and English, and has been providing art historical reference assistance to patrons of the Archives of American Art, in person and online, since 1999.
Scott Brandt, Associate Dean for Research, Purdue University Libraries
D. Scott Brandt is a professor of library science and associate dean for research in the Purdue University Libraries. He is PI on an IMLS funded project which resulted in the Data Curation Profiles project <www.datacurationprofiles.org>. Prior to arriving at Purdue in 1993 he was associate head of the Science and Engineering Libraries at MIT.
Heather Braum, Digital and Technical Services Librarian, Northeast Kansas Library System
Heather Braum currently serves as the digital and technical services librarian in Lawrence, KS for the Northeast Kansas Regional Library System, which supports public, school, and academic libraries in a 14-county region. She is currently a part of the NExpress Shared Catalog (Koha) team and also dabbles in cataloging, interlibrary loan, continuing education, collection development, systems librarianship, web development, and digital content selection. With lifelong passions for learning and sharing, Heather has presented at numerous regional, state, and national workshops and conferences on a wide variety of topics including innovation, social media, open source software, lifelong learning, online security, information overload, and open education resources. She was the 2010 Kansas Library Association New Professional of the Year. She's active on Twitter, blogs at www.heatherbraum.info, and loves KU Jayhawks basketball and her two cats.
Marshall Breeding, Independent Consultant and Founder of Library Technology Guides, Founder of Library Technology Guides
Marshall Breedng is the creator of the Library Technology Guides website (www.librarytechnology.org) and the lib-web-cats online directory of libraries (www.librarytechnology.org/libwebcats). He writes a monthly column for Computers in Libraries, is a contributing editor for Smart Libraries Newsletter published by ALA Techsource, has written the Automation System Marketplace feature published in Library Journal for the since 2002, has written 7 issues of Library Technology Reports, is on the editorial boards for Information Standards Quarterly published by NISO and Electronic Library. He has edited or authored six books and over 450 articles, book chapters, columns, or essays.
Breeding was the 2010 recipient of the LITA LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication for Continuing Education in Library and Information Science.
He is a frequent speaker at library converences, throughout the United States and internationally, including Colombia, Chile, Mexico, China, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, Singapore, the Czech Republic, Austria, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, The Netherlands, Iceland, Israel, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. In December 2008 Breeding spent three weeks in Argentina as a Fullbright Senior Specialist. He speaks on issues involving many aspects of library technology and the library automation industry.
Ken Breen, Director, eBook Products, EBSCOhost
Ken Breen joined EBSCO Publishing in September 2010 as the Senior Director of e-book Products. He is responsible for developing and managing EBSCO Publishing’s e-book and audio book product and content strategy. Previously, Mr. Breen had been the Vice President of Business Development at Gale where he dealt with e-books and served in a variety of roles for 11 years including: strategic planning & alliances, rights acquisition & management, copyright & licensing and product management.
Mr. Breen’s experience with e-books began in 1997 as the Product Development Manager for City Directories at R.L. Polk & Company, an international, privately owned, consumer information company. In that role, he led the migration of Polk's infoTYME product (the electronic version of the print City Directory) from diskette to CD-Rom.
During his career Mr. Breen has been a featured speaker and a panelist at conferences including American Library Association Annual Conference and London Book Fair.
- Account Executive, Copyright & Licensing at Thomson Gale
- Product Analyst, Product Management at Thomson Gale
- Product Development Manager at City Directory, The Polk Co.
- Operations Director at Little Caesar Enterprises
- Sales Representative at Holton Computer Systems
Scott Brown, Owner, Social Information Group and Author, Social Information: Gaining Competitive and Business Advantage Using Social Media Tools
Scott Brown is owner of Social Information Group (http://www.socialinformationgroup.com), an independent information practice focused on the effective use of social networking tools for sharing and finding information. He has worked with Fortune 500 companies, government and non-profit organizations, and individuals to help them understand and effectively use these tools. He is a founding Board member and Past-Chair of the SLA CI Division, and adjunct faculty at San Jose State University in California and University of Denver in Colorado. He received his library degree from San Jose State University in California in 1999, and holds a Masters in Counseling from Regis University in Colorado. You can reach Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org, and follow him on Twitter @scbrown5 or @socialinfo.
Stacy Bruss, Reference Librarian, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Stacy Bruss is a reference librarian at the National Institute of Standards and Technology Research Library. She joined the Library in March 2009, and currently serves as the library's liaison to the Engineering Laboratory.
Amy Buckland, eScholarship, ePublishing & Digitization Coordinator, McGill University Library
Amy is the eScholarship, ePublishing & Digitization Coordinator at McGill University, where she leads a team in charge of digitization, publishing initiatives, and scholarly communication. She is president-elect of the SLA Eastern Canada Chapter, and publisher of Library Student Journal. She was named an SLA Rising Star in 2010, and a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2008. You can find her online at informingthoughts.com and in most social networks as Jambina.
Christa Burns, Special Projects Librarian, Nebraska Library Commission
Christa Burns is the Special Projects Librarian, Technology & Access Services, at the Nebraska Library Commission. She provides organization, training, and consultation for special projects, such as the Gates Foundation grants for libraries, E-rate, Learning 2.0, and group purchases of library products and services. Christa also coordinates, produces, and hosts the Commission's weekly webinar series, NCompass Live.
In her spare time, Christa is a gamer, bibliophile, floriculturist, ferret and cat minion.
Shauntee Burns, Outreach Specialist for HomeworkNYC, Teaching & Learning, Literacy & Outreach, The New York Public Library
Shauntee Burns is currently The Outreach Specialist for The HomeworkNYC Apps. Ms. Burns has worked for NYPL since 1996. As a Young Adult Librarian, she had a great interest in children and their education. She implemented programs that NYPL has adopted as programming for young adults. The most successful was Teen Tech a 90-minute laptop program that allows teenagers to use the laptops to do homework, research, and fun stuff too. Shauntee Burns was involved in a program called, Global Kids Project, where kids came to the library for 10 weeks to participate in a serious video game design series on social injustices. Outreaching to schools and other community agencies is something that is also very important to Ms. Burns. She constantly goes to junior high and high schools to talk about library resources, give out library cards, and train teachers and administrators on Web 2.0 tools. As of September of 2008, Shauntee Burns worked with the Uth Turn organization, to reach out to troubled youths in the community. Ms. Burns is on the review team for Stuff for the Teenage 2011 and a member of CIPA Filtering Group. She was also a member of the Young Adult Emerging Technologies Group.
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
E202: A Homework Help Site That Meets Teens Where They "Live"|
Gillian Byrne, Head of Electronic Resources and Serials & Acquisitions, Memorial University of Newfoundland
|Gillian Byrne is currently the Head of Electronic Resources and Serials & Acquisitions, Memorial University of Newfoundland Libraries. Previous to that, she was the Head of Circulation and Document Delivery and an Information Services Librarian at the QEII Library, with responsibilities for the Library web presence, federated search and the Explore a Topic portal. Gillian has published and presented on web usability and information seeking behaviour, and is excited to explore what linked data will bring to users.|
Al Carlson, System Administrator, Tampa Bay Library Consortium
Al has worked in libraries since 1959--public, academic, and special. He's also an avid reader. He sees eBooks as the most exciting--and most significant--thing that has come along for libraries in years. Like automated systems and internet access, e-pub changes everything. Al works for the Tampa Bay Library Consortium in Tampa, Florida.
Mr. Jake Carlson, Data Services Specialist, Libraries, Purdue University
Jake Carlson is the Data Research Scientist at the Purdue University Libraries. In this role, he explores the application of the theories, principles and practices of library science beyond the domain of traditional "library work". In particular, Carlson seeks to increase the Libraries' capabilities and opportunities to work in data related research. Much of his work is done through direct collaborations and partnerships with research faculty. Carlson is one of the architects of the Data Curation Profile tool developed by Purdue and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Mr. Jake Carlson
Angela Carstensen, Head Librarian, Convent of the Sacred Heart
Angela Carstensen is the Director of Libraries at Convent of the Sacred Heart, a K-12 independent school for girls in New York City. An active member of YALSA since 2000, Angela served as the Chair of the 2010 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults committee. She previously served for four years on the Alex Awards committee, and as Chair in 2008. She is also a member of AISL, AASL, and the AASL ISS section. Angela is editor of the Adult 4 Teen blog on the School Library Journal website, a member of ALA Council, and President of the Hudson Valley Library Association (HVLA), the independent school librarians association for the New York City metro area. Angela has presented programs on the future of school libraries at the NYSAIS Educational Technology Conference and for HVLA, and has a particular interest in the future of online databases and ebook collections.
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
E101: Collections for Today and Tomorrow: How "e" to Be|
Blake Carver, Owner, LISHost.org
|Blake Carver is best known for his work with LISNews.org and LISHost.org and is an MLS librarian who works in Western New York.|
Gretchen Caserotti, Assistant Director for Public Services, Darien Library
Gretchen Caserotti is the Assistant Director for Public Services, formerly Head of Children Teen Services at Darien Library. Prior to coming to Darien, she was a Children's Librarian at New York Public Library. Gretchen is a singer and storyteller whose background in theater puts her in demand for storytime. Her interest in design and usability principles was developed while completing the MSLIS program at Pratt Institute in New York City (2008).
Dr. Frank Cervone, Vice Chancellor for Information Services and Chief Information Officer, Purdue University Calumet
H. Frank Cervone is the Vice Chancellor for Information Services and Chief Information Officer at Purdue University Calumet in Hammond, Indiana. His prior experience includes more than 20 years of leadership in developing systems and services that have helped to advance teaching and learning in higher education environments. Some of his major areas of interest include management of information technology and information organizations; accreditation in higher education; data analysis; the effect of social networks on innovation; and the use of library and information resources for advancing teaching and learning. The author of four books in applied information technology, multiple book chapters, and numerous articles, he writes a regular column in OCLC Systems and Services on digital project management.
He is currently the chair of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Standards and Accreditation committee, the LITA (Library Information Technology Association) representative to the International Federation of Library Associations and Agencies (IFLA), secretary of the IFLA IT Standing Committee, a board member of the Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI), as well as member of the Indiana State Library Resource Sharing Committee, the Educause Midwest Annual Planning Committee and the ACUTA Environmental Scanning Committee.
He holds a MSEd with a specialization in Online Teaching and Learning from California State University, an MA with a specialization in Information Technology Management in Information Agencies from DePaul University, as well as a Ph.D. in Management and Information Systems from Northcentral University.
Dr. Frank Cervone
Shian Chang, Senior Programmer Analyst, Library Information Technology, Lauinger Library, Georgetown University
Shian Chang is a Senior Programmer Analyst of the Department of Library Information Technology at Georegetown University Library since October 2007. She applies her expertise to the Library to promote new applications and new services using the up-to-date technologies. Prio to joining the Library, she was a Softerware Engineer who experienced very broad software development environment. She is familiar with both client and server development. She also experienced in the development of many software systems from commercial to mission critical classes. She is a graduate of Rutger University with MS degree in Computer Science.
Yu-Hui Chen, Bibliographer & Outreach Librarian for Education, University at Albany
Yu-Hui Chen is the Bibliographer and Outreach Librarian for Education at the University at Albany, State University of New York. She also chairs the University at Albany Libraries’ Web Usability Committee. Her research focuses on user studies, Web usability, and information architecture. Ms. Chen and her research partners have published articles on Web usability. With her colleague Ms. Carol Anne Germain, Ms. Chen has presented several Web usability related research projects at state-wide, regional, national, and international conferences, such as New York Library Association, State University of New York Librarians Association, Eastern New York Chapter of ACRL, ALA, and ASIS&T. Currently, Ms. Chen is also pursuing her PhD in Information Science.
Michael Chesnes, Science Reference Librarian, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
|Michael Chesnes, MLIS
Michael graduated in 2002 from the University of Rhode Island GSLIS program and has worked for NASA contractors over the past eight years as an indexer, cataloger, and most recently, a Science Reference Librarian at Goddard Space Flight Center.|
Dudee Chiang, Information Science Specialist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
|Dudee Chiang is an Information Science Specialist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Library. She has been heavily involved in the transformation of the BEACON Information Commons since the beginning, and she leads the Programming and Communications Team for the Commons. She also leads the collection management, user outreach, and marketing functions for the Library. Prior to JPL, Dudee has worked in an academic library and a corporate library, therefore she has broad experiences in working with different user communities.|
Ronalee Ciocco, Director of User Services, Musselman Library, Gettysburg College
|Ronalee Ciocco is Director of User Services at Musselman Library, Gettysburg College. Ronalee was a Reference and Web Services Librarian at Musselman Library for 6 years, and she continues to manage the content and design of the library web pages and online resources and implement services such as virtual reference and a library toolbar. She has been published in Computers in Libraries and had a presentation at the Virtual Reference Desk conference. Prior to being a librarian, Ronalee spent 10 years as a corporate technical trainer and 3 years as a computer science instructor.|
Jason A. Clark, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Head of Digital Access and Web Services, Montana State University Libraries
Before coming to MSU in 2005, Jason became interested in the intersection between libraries and technology while working as a web developer for the Division of Information Technology at the University of Wisconsin. After two years, he moved on to the web services department at Williams College Libraries.
When he doesn't have metadata on the brain, Jason likes to hike the mountains of Montana with his wife, Jennifer, their daughter, Piper, and their dog, Oakley.
You can find Jason online by following him on twitter at twitter.com/jaclark, catching up with him on Facebook at facebook.com/jasclark, or checking out his occasional thoughts and code samples on his site at www.jasonclark.info.
Jason A. Clark
Margaret Clark, Research Librarian, FSU College of Law Research Center
Mitzi M Cole, Electronic Library Systems Team Lead, Knowledge Management and Library Services Branch, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Zimmerman Associates, Inc.
Mitzi M. Cole, received her M.L.S. from the University of Iowa. She has held various professional positions in academic, public, and federal libraries where she has managed website development and the implementation of new technologies. For the last five years she has been the Electronic Library Systems Team Lead at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Library in Greenbelt, MD. In addition to implementing and supporting a variety of library technologies, her team is responsible for the development and implementation of the Goddard Institutional Repository.
Mitzi M Cole
Maurice D. Coleman, Technical Trainer, Harford County Public Library and Host, T is for Training
Maurice Coleman is the Technical Trainer at a Harford County Public Library in North Eastern Maryland. He has presented numerous virtual and face to face presenations on social media, technology implementation, presentation and training skills. In addition to his work with libraries across the country, he hosts the library training and presentation podcast T is for Training at http://tisfortraining.wordpress.com and writes for the American Library Association’s LearnRT blog ALALearning.
Maurice D. Coleman
John F. Coogan, Systems Librarian, University of Maryland University College
John Coogan is the Systems Librarian at Information and Library Services at the University of Maryland University College. He earned his MSLS from The Catholic University of America.
John F. Coogan
Michael Crandall, Senior Lecturer, Information School, University of Washington Information School
Michael Crandall is Chair of the Master of Science in Information Management program and Senior Lecturer in the Information School of the University of Washington. He has served on the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Board of Trustees since its inception in 2001, managed the Knowledge Architecture Group in Microsoft Information Services, and worked on information management and information architecture at the Boeing Company.
James Crawford, Engineering Director, Google Books
Anna L. Creech, Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Richmond
Anna Creech has been working with serials and electronic resources from several different angles over the years, beginning with cataloging, moving to acquisitions, to now managing them and educating users about them. She has used different electronic resource management tools and catalog systems to do these things, as well as far too many spreadsheets than any one person should have to work with. Currently, she is exploring better ways to use technology to make the ERM workflow... flow.
Anna L. Creech
Bianca Crowley, Biodiversity Heritage Library Collections Coordinator, Smithsonian Institution
Bianca Crowley is a graduate of the Catholic University of America’s School of Library and Information Science Masters program and holds a BA in Anthropology from the University of Maryland College Park. She serves as the Collections Coordinator for the Biodiversity Heritage Library at the National Museum of Natural History, assisting project participants in collections analysis and selection activities. Passionate about natural history subject matter, she began as a volunteer in the U. S. National Herbarium and discovered her love for data management and digitization working as a project manager for the Botany of the U. S. Exploring Expedition project.
Nancy Czech, Lecturer, San Jose State University
Nancy currently teaches for San Jose State University. Nancy graduated from Wayne State University where she taught various technology classes including Productivity Tools. She has worked in technical services in public and school libraries. She considers herself an end-user techie who approaches technology from the perspective of the librarian and patron.
Sujay Darji, Sales Engineer, The Americas, Swets
Sujay Darji joined Swets Information Services as a leading consultant in the healthcare market with over 10 years of experience in information systems. His experience includes that of Network Administration, Product Development, Marketing, and Sales which helps bring a strong customer centric approach to his professional work. Prior to joining Swets, Sujay was a Senior Account Manager at 1st Care Consulting where he introduced various new organizational methodologies to enhance the customer experience and streamline the support to sales process. He worked very closely with McKesson Corporation in deploying and supporting Electronic Health Records and Practice Management Systems to the Healthcare Market. While working at 1st Care Consulting, Sujay also attended Drexel University, Lebow College of Business, where he attained his MBA in both Entrepreneurship and Management Information Systems. In addition he also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science Information Systems.
Patricia Dawson, Assistant Professor/Science Librarian, Rider Univeristy
|Pat Dawson has been involved in reference services for the last 11 years. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology at Western Michigan University, and two graduate degrees, a M.S. in Microbiology and M.L.S., from Rutgers University. Prior to her academic appointment to Rider University in 2006, Pat was the Reference Information Specialist involved in library instruction and supervising the InterLibrary Loan Service at Burlington County College on the Pemberton, NJ campus. Immediately after graduating from library school, she worked as a Reference Analyst at Merck in Rahway, NJ. Now she is an Assistant Professor II-Librarian at Rider University, and is the Science Librarian and the consultant for Inter Library Loan Service in the Moore Library.|
Jim DelRosso, Digital Projects Coordinator, Catherwood Library, Cornell University
Jim DelRosso is the Digital Projects Coordinator for Cornell University's Hospitality, Labor, and Management Library, where he is responsible for such projects as DigitalCommons@ILR, the digital repository for Cornell's ILR School. A digital librarian since 2009, Jim is also the President for the Upstate New York Chapter of the Special Libraries Association, and has served as the Communication & Social Media Chair for the SLA's Academic Division.
Mike Demars, Systems Librarian, California State University, Fullerton
Mike DeMars currently works in both the Library Systems Department and Reference and Instruction Department at the California State University Fullerton Pollak Library. This split assignment gives him the opportunity to design new research tools while also observing how they are applied. Mike's ongoing study of the interaction between users and the library research tools has led to development of innovative ways to ensure technology is meeting patrons' information needs.
Kathy Dempsey, Editor, Marketing Library Services newsletter and Owner, Libraries Are Essential consultancy
Kathy Dempsey is the editor of Marketing Library Services newsletter and former editor-in-chief of Computers in Libraries magazine. She joined Information Today, Inc. back in 1994. In 2005, she started a consultancy called Libraries Are Essential to help librarians promote their value (www.LibrariesAreEssential.com). She also blogs at "The M Word." In 2009, she published a book called The Accidental Library Marketer.
Ying Ding, Assistant Professor of Information Science, School of Library & Information Science, Indiana University
Tamas Doszkocs Ph.D., Computer Scientist, President, WebLib
After a career in academia, private industry and government, Dr. Doszkocs joined WebLib.com, a small business specializing in advanced search and discovery technologies. Tamas's R & D interests focus on natural language processing,information retrieval and semantic technologies. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles and a frequent speaker at information industry conferences.
Tamas Doszkocs Ph.D.
Ellen Druda, Librarian, Internet Services, Half Hollow Hills Community Library
A public librarian for 25 years, I've been riding the trends in media, computers, and the social web. As they converge, we've got to carve out our space in people's lives. I'm proud to be part of the discussion here.
Amy Dumouchel, Electronic Resources Librarian, Suffolk University
|Amy Dumouchel is the recently appointed Electronic Resources Librarian at Suffolk University's Sawyer Library. In the past she has worked at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA and at Vanderbilt University's Peabody Library. In each position she has come to rely more heavily on web 2.0 and the land of the cloud. Information Today described her presentation with colleague Beth Fuchs at the 2010 meeting of ER&L as a hidden gem. She has a Masters in Library and Information Studies as well as a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University. More information about Amy can be found at http://amydumouchel.wordpress.com|
Jane Dysart, Principal, Dysart & Jones Associates
Prior to founding Dysart & Jones in 1992, Jane spent seventeen years as Manager, Information Resources with Royal Bank of Canada. Thanks in part to her work as head of its state-of-the-art information resources department, the company entered a decade of profound and rapid technologies change well positioned to take advantage of the changes that were to come. Her extensive experience makes Jane a frequently requested speaker on topics ranging from vision and leadership to information technology and change management strategies at conferences and industry events. She teaches continuing education and professional development courses with the University of Toronto's Faculty of Information Studies. Jane is former President of Special Libraries Association, and recipient of that organization's John Cotton Dana Award. Jane spends many of her days planning conferences for Information Today (Computers in Libraries, Internet Librarian, KMWorld), for the Special Libraries Association KM Division (2010 & 2011), for webcom (Toronto Apr 7 event), for IFLA KM Section (Gothesburg 2010 & Puerto Rico 2011). So if you have suggestions for topics or speakers, she is always listening!
Charles Early, Engineering Librarian, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
|Charles Early, MLS
Charles has a Master of Library Science degree and a Master of Science degree in physics. He has worked as a librarian at the University of Notre Dame, Stanford University, and Johns Hopkins University, and he has been employed at the NASA Goddard Library for the past 16 years as the Engineering Reference Librarian.|
Naomi Eichenlaub, Catalogue Librarian, Ryerson University Library & Archives
Naomi Eichenlaub is the Catalogue Librarian at Ryerson University, a position she has held since August 2008. Prior to working at Ryerson, Naomi was a librarian at Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC. Naomi graduated from the University of British Columbia School of Library, Archival and Information Studies in 2001 with her MLIS.
Nicole C. Engard, Vice President of Education, ByWater Solutions
Nicole C. Engard is the Vice President of Education at ByWater Solutions. Her primary role at ByWater Solutions is to educate librarians about open source software with a focus on the Koha ILS. In addition to her daily responsibilities, Nicole keeps the library community up to date on web technologies via her website "What I Learned Today..." (www.web2learning.net). In 2007, Nicole was named one of Library Journal's Movers & Shakers and in 2009 she was the editor of "Library Mashups," a book published by Information Today, Inc. In 2010 and 2012 she authored "Practical Open Source Software for Libraries," a book published by Chandos Inc. and the second edition of "The Accidental Systems Librarian" which she worked on with Rachel Singer Gordon.
Nicole C. Engard
Amanda Etches, Head, Discovery & Access, University of Guelph
Amanda Etches is the Head of Discovery & Access at the University of Guelph Library, where she spends her time guiding teams and projects that are all about making the overall library experience better for users, both in-person and online. She is also part of Influx, a user experience consultancy that works with libraries. Amanda has an MA in English Literature and an MISt in Library and Information Science, both from the University of Toronto. Amanda frequently writes and presents on web design, usability, and user experience practices and trends. She tweets @etches and blogs intermittently at etches.tumblr.com, two places where you are likely to find her feeling guilty about having so much fun doing exactly what she is supposed to do.
Darlene Fichter, GovInfo Librarian, University of Saskatchewan Library
Darlene Fichter is a librarian at the University of Saskatchewan Library. Darlene is particularly interested in usability and user experience design. She is a columnist for Online magazine and a speaker about usability, web design, and new technologies.
Dean Frey, Director, Red Deer Public Library
In his career as an Alberta librarian, Dean Frey has managed Library and IT Services for a Provincial Government Department, led a project to connect 300 public libraries to the Internet, and acted as Impressario for the 2010 Wild Rose Shanachie Tour. He was the first Chair of The Alberta Library, a consortium of public, academic, and special libraries. He is currently Director of Red Deer Public Library.
Karen Froslid-Jones, Director of Institutional Research and Assessment, American University
|Karen Froslid-Jones is currently the Director of Institutional Research and Assessment at American University. She has over 15 years of experience in assessment and has expertise in strategic planning, institutional assessment, and assessment of student learning. She co-chairs the university’s Strategic Plan Measurements Project Team and oversees the university’s accreditation activities. She has served as the assessment evaluator on a number of accreditation visiting teams, and has been a plenary speaker at accreditation conferences. She is often asked to speak to groups on issues related to institutional assessment.|
Li Fu, Digital Services Librarian, University of Maryland University College
Ms. Li Fu is the Digital Services Librarian at the University of Maryland University College. Ms. Fu provides technical support for the library systems, electronic resources, and the library Web site. Ms. Fu earned a dual MIS/MLS degree from Indiana University, Bloomington.
Laine Gabel, Electronic Resources Management Librarian, Ryerson University
Laine Gabel is an Electronic Resources Management Librarian at Ryerson University Library. Laine completed her MISt from the University of Toronto in 2009. Before coming to Ryerson Laine worked at the Dorothy H Hoover Library at Toronto’s OCADU. Laine also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Saskatchewan.
Richard Geiger, Information & News Consultant
Recently retired from the San Francisco Chronicle and looking for new opportunities.
Susan Geiger, Librarian, Moreau Catholic High School and AISL, BAYNET, BASIL Past President
Susan Geiger has been the librarian at Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward, California for 28 years. Susan has been involved with schools, technology and the Internet since creating her school's first website in the mid nineties with a group of students. Moreau Catholic initiated a one to one laptop program in 2007. The library has been an intregal part of this transition and provides just-in-time tech support to faculty, students and staff. A ubiquitous computing environment has created an opportunity for Susan and her staff to take on some non-traditional roles as infomation prosfessionals within the school community and redefine the role of the library.
4:15 PM – 5:00 PM
E105: Marketing Strategies for Your School Library- Create a Brand and Control Your Image|
Carol Anne Germain, Networked Resources Education Librarian, University at Albany
|Carol Anne Germain is the Networked Resources Education Librarian. In this position, she teaches information literacy courses and develops web-based instructional resources. Her research interests include Web usability, the persistence of URLs in academic resources, and information literacy. She is currently collaborating with several colleagues on a study focusing on Web usability practice and policy in ARL libraries. The initial findings from this work were published in the article "An exploration into the practices of library Web usability in ARL academic libraries," from the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology's May 2009 issue. Additional results from this research will be presented at the annual American Society for Information Science and Technology conference in a peer-reviewed paper entitled, "An analysis of formally published usability and Web usability definitions." Ms. Germain is currently working on her Ph.D. in Informatics. The title of her dissertation is "Maintaining persistent scholarship: An analysis of the accessibility rate of cited electronic resources within doctoral dissertations."|
Carol Anne Germain
Kevin Gilbertson, Web Services Librarian, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University
Kevin Gilbertson is Web Services Librarian at Wake Forest University's Z. Smith Reynolds Library. His work includes web application and user interface development and open source software initiatives. He focuses on web standards, information and interaction design, and accessible solutions to managing complex information environments. He was named a 2010 NextGen Librarian by Lyrasis.
Lisa Goddard, Acting Associate University Librarian for Information Technology, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Lisa Goddard is the Acting Associate University Librarian for Information Technology at Memorial University Libraries. She currently manages a number of the library's new scholarly communications initiatives, including the digital archive, research repository, ejournal hosting platform, and electronic thesis dissemination system. Lisa was previously the Head of Systems for Memorial Libraries. She holds degrees from Queen's, McGill, and Memorial. Current professional interests include Open Access evangelism, semantic web technologies, digital publishing & preservation, & humanities computing.
Krista Godfrey, Web Services Librarian, Memorial University of Newfoundland
As a liaison librarian, Krista Godfrey became interested in instructional technologies. Her growing interest in the use of technologies in libraries recently lead her to a position as Web Services Librarian at Memorial University of Newfoundland, where she concentrates on usability, user experience and mobile library resources. She is presently the past president/treasurer of the Ontario Library Information Technology Association.
Jeremy Gottwig, Web Developer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
|Jeremy M. Gottwig, MLS/MIS, graduated in 2008 from the Indiana University (Bloomington) School of Library and Information Sciences. Since then, he has worked at the NASA Goddard Library in Greenbelt, Maryland as the web developer, and has been heavily involved in the Goddard Institutional Repository project.|
Jean Graef, Founder, The Montague Institute
Jean Graef founded the Montague Institute in 1992, the Society of Knowledge Base Publishers in 1998, and Montague Information Technology LLC in 2007. The three organizations focus on research, knowledge base development, education, and information dissemination of interest to information professionals in cross-functional roles. Jean writes and edits articles for the Institute’s monthly web journal, the Montague Institute Review. Her work has appeared in many other publications, including CIO magazine, Research Technology Management, Internet Week, Sales & Field Force Automation, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, and CFO magazine. She has presented workshops at KMWorld, Enterprise Search Summit, Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals, the U. S. Information Agency, Fermilab, and several universities.
Suzanne R. Graham, Cataloging Services Librarian, University of Georgia School of Law Library
Suzanne R. Graham is the Cataloging Services Librarian at the University of Georgia School of Law Library. She has given professional presentations at many state and national conferences on a variety of topics including authority control in digital libraries, next-generation library catalogs, and community tagging. In addition to teaching a course for Valdosta State University's MLIS program, she is active in national professional organizations, currently serving as the chair of LITA's Next-Generation Catalogs Interest Group and on the American Association of Law Libraries Technical Services Special Interest Section (TS-SIS) executive board and the TS-SIS education committee.
Suzanne R. Graham
Phillip L. Green, Chief Technology Officer, Inmagic
Phillip Green currently serves as Inmagic's Chief Technology Officer. From 1990 until September 2006, he served as the company's President and CEO and led the transformation from DOS products to Windows and the Web. Before joining Inmagic, Green spent more than fifteen years in the software and information management sectors. He held a variety of management positions at Lotus Development Corporation, including director of product marketing for the One Source division, director of systems software development, and product manager for financial services products. Prior to Lotus, Green consulted with Communications Studies and Planning International, where he worked on the roll-out strategy for dBASE III and planning for Ashton-Tate's IPO. As an independent consultant to Microsoft, he worked on the project management team for Microsoft Word. Green is a graduate of Harvard College with a bachelor's degree in economics and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Phillip L. Green
Lisa Gregory, Digital Projects Liaison, Digital Information Management Program, State Library of North Carolina
Lisa Gregory works as Digital Projects Liaison in the Digital Information Management Program at the State Library of North Carolina. As liaison, she is tasked with helping to make relevant digital objects accessible to state agency employees and the broader public, and to increase awareness of digital preservation. She currently helps steward born-digital and digitized materials through the website archiving program and various digitization projects. She also conducts usability testing and works on interface design for the State Library’s digital products.
Jason Griffey, Head of Library Information Technology, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Author, Speaker, Tech Geek
Jason Griffey is an Associate Professor and Head of Library Information Technology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. His latest book, Mobile Technology and Libraries, is available as a part of Neal Schuman's Tech Set, the winner of the ALA 2011 Award for the Best Book in Library Literature. He has also written multiple Library Technology Reports for the American Library Association on topics such as personal electronics in the library, privacy, copyright, and intellectual property. Jason was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2009, and speaks internationally on the future of libraries, mobile technology, eBooks, and other technology related issues.
His current obsession is the LibraryBox Project (librarybox.us), a portable digital file distribution system. He can be stalked obsessively at www.jasongriffey.net and Pattern Recognition and is a columnist for the ALA Techsource blog. He spends his free time with his daughter Eliza, reading, obsessing over gadgets, and preparing for the inevitable zombie uprising.
Kimberly Griggs, OSU Libraries Programmer Analyst, Oregon State University Libraries
Kim Griggs is a Programmer/Analyst at Oregon State University Libraries. She has a B.S in Computer Science and a M.S in Human Computer Interaction. She is the developer of a number of projects including: Library a la Carte, an open-source CMS, OSUL Mobile Website, Catalog and other applications.
Susan K.S. Grigsby, Library Media Specialist, Elkins Pointe Middle School, Fulton County Schools and Professional Development Coordinator, Georgia Library Media Association
Susan Grigsby is a school teacher-librarian with 15 years experience in both public and private K-12 environments. Before earning her master's degree in Library Media Technology, Ms. Grigsby was an operations manager with a sports and entertainment promotions company, a producer with an Atlanta video production company, and an audio technician for both studio and live-sound productions. Ms. Grigsby served as the 2009 President of the Georgia Library Media Association and currently serves that organization as the Summer Institute Professional Development coordinator.
Susan K.S. Grigsby
2:30 PM – 3:15 PM
E204: Graphic Language (Arts!) in the Library|
Abigail Grotke, Web Archiving Team Lead, Office of Strategic Initiatives, U.S. Library of Congress and Nat Digital Information Infrastructure Preservation
Chad Haefele, Emerging Technologies Librarian, UNC Chapel Hill
Chad Haefele is the Emerging Technologies Librarian at UNC Chapel Hill. He explores applications of new technology in libraries, and serves in an advisory role to projects throughout campus. His areas of interest include ebooks, mobile devices, gaming in education, and location-based services. His blog is at www.HiddenPeanuts.com. Chad is hopelessly addicted to his iPad and smartphone.
Gali Halevi PhD, Customer Development Manager, Elsevier
Gali Halevi is an Account Development Manager at Elsevier providing training and support to government and military institutions in the US and Canada. Prior to Elsevier, she worked in various industry sectors as an Information Specialist including R&D, and venture capital firms in Israel. Gali Received her MLS from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 2010, Gali received her PhD in Library & Information Science from The Palmer School in Long Island University
Gali Halevi PhD
Colleen S. Harris, Head of Access Services, University of Tennessee – Chattanooga
Colleen S. Harris is Head of Access Services at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. A former reference and instruction librarian at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, she holds an MLS, an MFA, and is currently working on her EdD in Learning and leadership. Colleen's articles have appeared in Library Journal, InfoCareerTrends, Jounral of Access Services, The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances, and her book chapters have been published by ALA Editions and Neal-Schuman. Her professional interests include information literacy and research training for undergraduate and graduate students, library involvement in student retention, and academic library management.
Colleen S. Harris
Frances Harris, Librarian, University Laboratory High School
|Frances Jacobson Harris is the librarian at University Laboratory High School in Urbana, Illinois. She has presented and published on topics related to teens, Internet ethics, and digital information. The second edition of her book, I Found It On the Internet: Coming of Age Online, was just published by ALA.|
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
E101: Collections for Today and Tomorrow: How "e" to Be|
Lesley Ellen Harris, Author, Licensing Digital Content: A Practical Guide for Librarians, Copyrightlaws.com
Lesley Ellen Harris is a Copyright, Licensing and E-Commerce Lawyer/Consultant who works on legal, business, policy and strategic issues in the publishing, entertainment, Internet and information industries. Her clients range from individuals to governments, associations, unions and corporations. She also works with libraries, archives, museums and educational institutions. Lesley began her career in copyright in 1984 working with a lobbying group interested in revising Canada's copyright laws. From 1987-1991, Lesley was Senior Copyright Officer with the Canadian government where she helped revise the country's copyright laws. A frequent speaker on intellectual property issues, she is the author of the books, Licensing Digital Content: A Practical Guide for Librarians (2nd ed. 2009)(ALA Editions), Digital Property: Currency of the 21st Century (1997) and Canadian Copyright Law (3rd ed. 2001), both published by McGraw-Hill and numerous articles and papers. She maintains the blog Copyrightlaws.com and is the editor of The Copyright & New Media Law Newsletter. Lesley may be reached at email@example.com.
Lesley Ellen Harris
Cynthia Hart, Virtual Librarian, Technology Services, Virginia Beach Public Library
For more than 20 years, Ms. Hart has worked as a public librarian in various capacities. For the last nine years, she has managed the resources and services of the Virtual Library (Internet site, intranet site, extranet),including all virtual resources, services and digital collections as well as outreach in social networking sites such as Facebook. She coordinates gaming and multimedia projects for the library system. She also develops and coordinates web 2.0 training and tool implementation for internal and external use with staff and library customers.
Jamie Helgren, Research Fellow, Library Research Service
Jamie Helgren is in her second year of the Master’s of Library and Information Science program at the University of Denver. Jamie is a research fellow at Library Research Service in the Colorado State Library and is a recipient of the LEADers scholarship.
Brian Herzog, Head of Reference, Chelmsford Public Library
After starting out part-time at the Scarborough Library in Maine, Brian Herzog earned his MLIS from Kent State University, and is currently the Head of Reference at the Chelmsford Public Library in Massachusetts. He has been known to read a lot, knit, bike, hike and kayak, and can be found at www.swissarmylibrarian.net and on Twitter @herzogbr. He also likes popcorn.
Cindi Hickey, Director, Library Development, State Library of Kansas and Coordinator, WebJunction Kansas
Cindi Hickey is director, Library Development, State Library of Kansas and WebJunction Kansas coordinator. She served as a library consultant and as coordinator for a CE institute at the School of Library & Information Management, Emporia State University. Primary areas of interest include online learning/teaching, library technology, planning and leadership.
Nate Hill, Web Librarian, San Jose Public Library
Nate Hill is the Web Librarian for the San Jose Public Library. Nate has a BA in Art and a MLIS, and worked at the Brooklyn Public Library for a decade. Nate's experience as a graphic designer provides him a unique perspective on the library's web services.
Ran Hock, Principal, Online Strategies
Ran is the author of The Extreme Searcher's Internet Handbook, The Traveler's Web, The Extreme Searcher's Guide to Web Search Engines, and Yahoo! to the Max. He is also a frequent contributor and columnist for professional publications. Through his company, Online Strategies, Ran creates and presents courses on using the Web for professional associations, governments, NGO's, companies, schools, and businesses in the U.S. and abroad. Ran has held management and training positions with DIALOG and Knight-Ridder Information Services, and has been a reference librarian at MIT, and the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently an adjunct faculty member for Catholic University's School of Library and Information Science, and has served as adjunct faculty for Lesley University's Technology in Education Program, and Johns Hopkins University. He is active in the American Society for Information Science and Technology and the Association of Independent Information Professionals.
David Hoffman, Internet@Schools Program Co-Chair, Information Today, Inc.
Prof Melissa A Hofmann, Bibliographic Control Librarian, Rider University
Melissa A. Hofmann is the Bibliographic Control Librarian at Rider University’s Moore Library, where she is liaison to the English Department and the Gender & Sexuality Studies Program. Her other duties include reference, research instruction, and collection development. She has a Master of Library and Information Science from Rutgers University and a Master of Arts in English from The College of New Jersey. Her LIS research interests include next-generation OPACs, faceted browsing, subject analysis, and cloud cataloging. Her goal is to make the university library and its resources user-friendly, relevant, and useful to the needs of researchers and lifelong learners.
Prof Melissa A Hofmann
Sarah Houghton, AKA Barbara Gordon, BDSM Research Division, Batgirl Enterprises
Sarah Houghton is the author of LibrarianInBlack.net and the Director for the San Rafael Public Library. She was named a 2009 Library Journal Mover & Shaker as a Trendspotter. She is the author of Technology Training in Libraries (published 2010) and two ALA Library Technology Reports (about tech training and internet filtering).
Jessica Howard, Reference & Web Services Librarian, Musselman Library, Gettysburg College
Jessica Howard is a Reference and Web Services Librarian at Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library, where she is involved in the design and management of the library’s online presence, including the library’s mobile website. She also provides reference services and information literacy instruction. Prior to being a librarian, Jess spent five years coordinating web and electronic promotions for an academic publisher.
Karen Huffman, Manager, Technology Solutions, Information Systems & Technology, National Geographic Society and Special Libraries Association
Karen works for National Geographic Society as manager of the Applications and Collaboration team in the Information Systems & Technology division. She supports the enterprise's business needs with cloud-based solutions such as Google Apps, oversees the management of a handful additional applications and servers for user groups, and also develops customized solutions for targeted groups within the organization.
She has been a member of Special Libraries Association (SLA) since 1999, serving in various roles including chair of the KM division (2009-2010) and developing resources for SLA-sponsored initiatives like 23 Things (2008) several years ago and Future Ready Toolkit (2011) this year. Karen has developed/co-facilitated a number of continuing education courses for SLA as well as other venues focused around skill building in various technologies and knowledge management strategies.
Karen’s specialties include facilitating communication and engagement strategies through knowledge management techniques and collaborative models, streamlining and managing workflows to improve business processes, and training and development.
See vitae for additional information https://sites.google.com/a/cybersailors.org/home/.
Richard P. Hulser, Chief Librarian, Research & Collections, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Richard Hulser is chief librarian at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. He has expertise regarding content licensing and management, technology strategy planning, vendor partnerships and negotiations, and digital library management. He comments on these topics through his blog http://Cybrarianviews.com. Richard is also an SIIA Certified Contents Rights Manager and a Fellow of Special Libraries Association.
Richard P. Hulser
Brian Hulsey, Electronic Resources/Serials Coordinator, Columbus State University
Brian currently holds a position in Electronic Resources at the Simon Schwob Memorial Library of Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. He presents at the state, regional, and national level on a myriad of topics ranging from accessible services to innovative technologies. All the while enthusiastically continuing to explore and learn new technologies in hopes to promote and excite others with a contagious dedication for clear and inspiring library service.
His professional interest include equal access to information, intellectual freedom, digital and technology based services, 21st century literacies, and making libraries a key component in the ever changing climate of information and communication. Outside of libraryland he is a triathlete, cycling enthusiast, Pilates instructor, and coffee shop frequenter.
Terence Huwe, Director of Lilbrary and Information Resources, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, University of California - Berkeley
Terence K. Huwe is Director of Library and Information Resources at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, at the University of California, Berkeley. He oversees print collections, all Web administration for the Institute, and manages the production of the Institute’s eScholarship (http://repositories.cdlib.org/iir) working papers. He has been a presenter at Internet Librarian USA, Internet Librarian International (London) and Computers in Libraries (Washington, DC). In July 2005, he was a keynoter at AusWeb ’05, a W3 consortium conference sponsored by Southern Cross University, in Australia. Since 2002, he has been a Columnist with Computers in Libraries magazine (http://www.infotoday.com/cilmag), covering Digital Library Issues, and has also been a frequent contributor to ONLINE magazine (http://www.infotoday.com/online).
Melissa Jacobs-Israel, Coordinator, Office of Library Services, New York City Department of Education and New York City School Library System
Melissa Jacobs-Israel is the Coordinator of Library Services for the New York City Department of Education. In that role, she has created the New York City School Librarian Information Sharing Tool (NYCSLIST) Listserv which hosts over 1,000 school librarians in NYC. She has served the past several years as a Committee Member of AASL's Best Websites for Teaching and Learning and currently is the Chair of AASL's newly created committee Best Apps for Teaching and Learning. Melissa has worked as an elementary school librarian and a teacher of adults with developmental disabilities. She enjoys exploring emerging technologies, social media, lifelong learning, and obsessively collecting cookbooks. Connect with Melissa on Twitter @missyji.
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
E205: Best of Web 2.0 for Teaching and Learning|
Dan Jakubek, GIS and Map Librarian, Ryerson University
Dan Jakubek is the GIS and Map Librarian in the Ryerson University Library. Previous to his appointment in May 2007, he worked as the GIS and Data Technician in the Geospatial Map and Data Centre (GMDC) at Ryerson. As a geographer, lecturer and GIS Specialist, he has developed a comprehensive skill set related to GIS and its effective use. Dan completed his Masters in Library and Information Sciences (MLIS) at the University of Western Ontario, a Masters in Spatial Analysis (MSA) at Ryerson University and the University of Toronto, and an undergraduate degree in Geography at McGill University.
Rosemarie Jerome, Librarian, Half Hollow Hills Community Library
Head of Adult Services/Reference Department
Collection Manager and co-partner in Business Link (programs and services for Small Business owners).
Interviewed in the October/November 2010 issue of Audiofile.
Editor of the Half Hollow Hills Community Library Reviewers' Blog.
Margeaux Johnson, Science & Technology Librarian, Marston Science Library, University of Florida
Margeaux Johnson is a Science & Technology Librarian at the University of Florida, where she coordinates information literacy instruction for the sciences and integrates technology into library learning environments. Her research interests include Alternate Reality Gaming, transmedia navigation, and new media literacies. She is currently a Co-PI on the NSF ethics education in science and engineering grant “Gaming Against Plagiarism” (http://blogs.uflib.ufl.edu/gap) and a member of the NIH VIVO Collaboration (http://vivoweb.org/).
Rebecca Jones, Managing Partner, Dysart & Jones Associates
|As a principal with Dysart & Jones, Rebecca focuses on facilitating clients' planning processes, problem-solving, and organizational design. These are all skills she honed with Imperial Oil Limited, where she was involved with many innovative information management and human resource initiatives, and then with University of Toronto's iSchool where she was Director, Professional Learning. Rebecca is known for having long advocated the application of business and non-profit processes to information services and libraries. |
Laurie Kaplan, Director, Serials Editorial, Serials Solutions
Laurie Kaplan has been working in publishing for over 30 years, first in legal publishing, then legal newspaper publishing, and then serials publishing. She has an AB degree in Anthropology/Sociology from Lafayette College and a JD degree from St. John's University. Her team is located in New Providence, NJ and Seattle, WA.
Dick Kaser, Vice President of Content, Information Today
Dick Kaser is a familiar face in the information industry. As Vice President of Content for trade publisher and conference organizer Information Today, Inc. (ITI). Dick heads up ITI’s Content Group and directs the editorial operations for all trade periodicals, reference products, and conference programs—each aimed at the library community or professional btob information markets, including publishers. Publications under Dick’s wing include Information Today, Searcher, ONLINE, EContent, KMWorld, CRM Magazine, Streaming Media, American Library Directory, Literary Marketplace, and Computers in Libraries, where he simultaneously serves as Executive Editor. He also directs the program for ITI's Buying & Selling eContent conference.
Prior to joining ITI in 2001, Dick was Executive Director of NFAIS (the National Federation for Advanced Information Services). At NFAIS he directed the federation’s publishing and conference programming, in addition to providing consulting services to member organizations. Dick held prior management positions with Chemical Abstracts Service—the producer of STN International—and the Macmillan Electronic Publishing Group, including Pergamon Press, Molecular Design Limited, BRS Software, the BRS and ORBIT search services, and Macmillan New Media. He has more than 25 years of experience in the information industry. Published widely—from scholarly journals to the popular press—Dick observes and comments frequently on the industry.
He holds a B.S., summa cum laude, and with Honors in Journalism, from Ohio University and an M.A. in International Communications from Ohio State.
Bohyun Kim, Digital Access Librarian, Medical Library, Florida International University
Bohyun Kim is the Digital Access Librarian at Florida International University Medical Library. She has worked in web services, e-resources management, digitization, reference, and instructional technologies and has particular interests in library innovation and emerging technologies. She presented at various conferences both national and local, regularly tweets at @bohyunkim, and writes at her blog, Library Hat (http://bohyunkim.net/blog).
David Lee King, Digital Services Director, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library and and Publisher, davidleeking.com
David Lee King is the Digital Services Director at Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, where he plans, implements, and experiments with emerging technology trends. He speaks internationally about emerging trends, website management, digital experience, and social media, and has been published in many library-related journals. David was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker for 2008. His newest book, Face2Face: Using Facebook, Twitter, and Other Social Media Tools to Create Great Customer Connections, was published in September. David writes the Outside/In column in American Libraries Magazine with Michael Porter, and maintains a blog at http://www.davidleeking.com.
David Lee King
Janel Kinlaw, Broadcast Librarian, National Public Radio
Janel Kinlaw is a Broadcast Librarian at NPR where she has catalogued thousands of NPR stories, answered audio reference questions, and led a project to launch a new search and editing interface for NPR's programming archives. Janel received her MLS from Drexel University in December 2005. Since then she has been a member of ALA & SLA serving on multiple committees both at a national level & local level.
Jennifer Koerber, Web Services Librarian, Boston Public Library
Jennifer Koerber is the Web Services Librarian Boston Public Library by day, and an independent trainer and speaker in emerging technologies and the social web...on other days. After ten years as a children's librarian, generalist, branch manager, tech evangelist and patron trainer, she's developed a range of workshops and presentations for staff. Her most complex project was 26.2 Things in Boston (http://boston26dot2.blogspot.com), a beta-edition statewide staff training program; her growing passion is expanding online learning to patrons across Massachusetts. Her home base online is betterthancoffee.info, and she's also interacting on Twitter and Facebook and volunteering as Webmaster for Theatre@First, a community theatre company in Somerville, MA.
Oleg Kreymer, Systems Librarian, Thomas J. Watson Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Oleg Kreymer is the Systems Librarian for Thomas J. Watson Library of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
He presented at the Computers in Libraries (2008, 2009, 2010) and the Innovative Users Group (2006 and 2008) conferences, as well as OCLC Members' (2009) and ARLIS/NY meetings (2007).
He received his MLS from Queens College (CUNY) in 2001.
Strategic Vision for Library Systems - Presentation http://portal.sliderocket.com/AELJF/SVfLS
Ellyssa Kroski, Emerging Technologies and Web Services Librarian, Barnard College Library
Ellyssa Kroski is the Emerging Technologies and Web Services Librarian at Barnard College Library as well as a writer, educator, and international conference speaker. She is an adjunct faculty member at Long Island University, Pratt Institute, and San Jose State University where she teaches LIS students about emerging technologies. Her book Web 2.0 for Librarians and Information Professionals was published in February 2008 and she is the creator and Series Editor for the upcoming The Tech Set 10-volume book series. She blogs at iLibrarian and writes a column called Stacking the Tech for Library Journal's Academic Newswire.
Elizabeth Levy is the author of 90 award-winning books for children, including My Life as a Fifth Grade Comedian. Her latest is Danger and Diamonds, A Mystery At Sea, illustrated by Caldecott winner, Mordicai Gerstein. She travels around the world in real-time and on the Internet to speak to children.
uding My Life as a Fifth Grade Comedian. Her latest is Danger and Diamonds, A Mystery At Sea, illustrated by Caldecott winner, Mordicai Gerstein. She travels around the world in real-time and on the Internet to speak to children.
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
E103: The Author Visit: From On-Site Appearance to Online Chat With Teachers and Students|
Zeth Lietzau, Associate Director, Library Research Service
Zeth Lietzau is the Associate Director of the Library Research Service and has worked in reference and circulation at multiple public libraries in metro Denver. He designed and implemented the study "Public Library Websites and Web 2.0."
Ryan Livergood, Assistant Director, Dover Town Library
Assistant Director, Dover Town Library
Andrew Lokie, Library Science Faculty, Coordinator for IT, Missouri State University
|Andrew Lokie has an M.A. in Instructional Design & Technology. With more than 20 years experience, he has served in the field of instructional technology at various institutions including Ohio University, Bucknell University, Broome Community College, and Missouri State University. He has presented at national conferences such as ALA, CCUMC, and SALT. As a tenured LIS faculty, he developed and taught a graduate level course in Library Science. As an administrator he has been responsible for creating and facilitating the classroom upgrade process involving nearly a million dollars of annual funding, creating and managing multimedia and instructional labs in library environments, and overseeing various service units including technical support, training programs, equipment lending, and graphics, multimedia, and other production services.|
Pascal Lupien, Research and Scholarly Communications Librarian, University of Guelph
Pascal is a Research and Scholarly Communication Librarian at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. He received his MIS (Master of Information Science) from the Université de Montréal in 2001, his MA in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from the University of Guelph in 2009 and is currently working on a PhD. His research interests include the development and evaluation of emerging services, developing services for traditionally underrepresented groups and understanding how oppressed and powerless groups use information to pursue collective goals.
Jon Lutz, Electronic Services Librarian, FSU College of Law Research Center
I've worked at FSU College of Law Research Center since 1989. I'm currently the Electronic Services Librarian. I work on digital projects. I do technology oriented workshops and promote new technologies.
Chad Mairn, Chief Technology Officer, Novare Library Services
Chad Mairn is an Information Services Librarian and adjunct professor at St. Petersburg College in Florida and is also the Chief Technology Officer at Novare Library Services, a company he co-founded, whose goal is "to create custom underlying tools to help libraries interact with users, stay true to their goals and to thrive in the 21st century." While an undergraduate studying Humanities at the University of South Florida (USF), Chad was awarded a Library of Congress Fellowship archiving Leonard Bernstein's personal papers. During his Library and Information Science (LIS) graduate work, also at USF, Chad became a technology liaison between the Bill Gates Learning Foundation and Florida public libraries.
Much of Chad's recent library technology interests have focused around mobile techologies and building mobile apps for libraries and e-book developments. Chad authored the chapter 'Acquiring, Promoting, and Using Mobile-Optimized Library Resources and Services' in the recently published book edited by Sue Polanka entitled "E-Reference Context and Discoverability in Libraries: Issues and Concepts".
Chad's hobbies are spending time with his family, reading, composing/performing music, and he likes to make homemade beer and wine.
Katherine Makens, Head of Adult Services - South Regional Library, Durham County Libraries
|Kathy has worked with adults, teens and children in a wide variety of library settings and has a great interest in using emerging technologies to reach out to new library patrons. She has presented at ALA and many regional conferences. Kathy currently heads the Adult Services Department of the South Regional Library in Durham, North Carolina.|
Michelle Manafy, Director of Content, Free Pint, Limited and Chair, Buying & Selling eContent
Michelle Manafy is the Director of Content of Free Pint, Limited a publisher of sites and resources for the business information industry. Michelle previously served as as the Editorial Director of the Enterprise Group, for Information Today, Inc. In this role, Michelle served as Editor-in-chief of EContent magazine and the Intranets newsletter. She also served as the the programming chair of Information Today's Enterprise Search Summits and the Buying & Selling eContent Conference.
Michelle is a contributor to and co-editor (with Heidi Gautschi), of the book, Dancing With Digital Natives: Staying in Step with the Generation That is Transforming the Way Business is Done, (2011, CyberAge Books). She speaks at a variety of industry events and serves as a judge for many content and technology competitions and was the editor of the book Cashing in With Content: How Innovative Marketers Use Digital Information to Turn Browsers into Buyers, by David Meerman Scott. Michelle speaks at a variety of industry events and serves as a judge for various content and technology competitions. She has worked in book, magazine, and digital publishing for more than 20 years in areas ranging from pop culture to academic nonfiction, and holds a B.A. in Journalism from San Francisco State University.
Greta Marlatt, Outreach & Collection Development Manager & Homeland Security Digital Library Content Team Manager, Naval Postgraduate School
|Greta Marlatt is the information services manager for the Naval Postgraduate School’s Dudley Knox Library. She has over twenty-five years of experience working in libraries in various capacities and is a member of both the Special Library Association and the American Library Association. In 2000, Ms. Marlatt was appointed to a three-year term as a member of the Federal Depository Library Council, an advisory group to the Public Printer of the United States. She has received the Armed Forces Librarians Roundtable [AFLRT] Achievement Citation, the Navy’s Meritorious Civilian Service Award, and the Navy’s Superior Civilian Service Award. In addition to published articles, she is the author of a number of bibliographies and help guides for topics relating to intelligence, information warfare, mine warfare, directed energy weapons, NBC terrorism, and more. Ms. Marlatt holds a master of library science degree from the University of Arizona and a master’s degree in national security studies from California State University, San Bernardino.|
Jeffrey Marzluft, Associate Director, Phillips Academy
|Jeffrey has served as the Associate Director for Instructional Services for over 3 years at Phillips Academy. He has worked in a variety of Academic Libraries for the past 15 years.|
3:15 PM – 4:00 PM
E104: In the Trenches-Adaptive Strategies to Teaching With LibGuides|
Laura Matheson, Manger, Knowledge Management Services, BC Securities Commission
|Laura Matheson is the Manager of Knowledge Management Services at the BC Securities Commission, where she uses facilitation to gather meaningful input on knowledge management initiatives. She also recently used her facilitation skills to guide colleagues in another group within the Commission through a strategy session Prior to becoming Manager, Laura was the Web Content Strategist at the BC Securities Commission and led meetings, focus groups, and brainstorming sessions for web projects. Her interests include: sticky note brainstorming, effective meetings, user-focused design.|
Graham McCarthy, Innovative Technologies Librarian, Ryerson University
Graham McCarthy is the Innovative Technologies Librarian at Ryerson University, a position which has him discovering the education merits of emerging technologies and managing all software development projects in the library. Graham holds an Honours B.A. in Information Technology from York University and a master’s degree in Information Science from the University of Toronto.
Joe McKendrick, Principal Researcher, Unisphere Research, A Division of Information Today, Inc.
Robin Metaj, Education Specialist, Professional Development/School Improvement, ACES
Robin Metaj has been an educator for 14 years. She was a first grade teacher for 9 years before moving to her current position as Media Specialist at Great Oak Middle School. Robin has provided leadership on several collaborative projects across the curriculum, and has coordinated 4 technology integration grants. Most recently, she obtained a 21st Century Learning Environments grant, and will be working with a 6th grade cohort on creating, accessing and sharing digital content across the curriculum. Her education includes a Masters in Education, and she is now working on her 2nd Masters in Instructional Media in a program developed by Wilkes University and Discovery Education. Robin is a Glogster Ambassador, and a Star Discovery Educator. When Robin is not teaching, she enjoys travel, and spending time with her family. National and State Presentations: "Merging Literature, Discovery Education streaming, and Web 2.0" & "Discovery Education streaming & SMART Boards: A Perfect Marriage" Presentations at the CT Day of Discovery CECA Pre-conference (October, 2010) "Merging Literature with Web 2.0". Presentation at the Florida Educational Technology Conference (January, 2010) "Web 2.0 and Literature" - Presentation for the CT Educators Computer Association, Hartford Convention Center (October, 2008)
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM
E303: Merging Literature and Web 2.0|
Melissa L. Miller, Information Technology Manager /Librarian, Array Information Technology
The Information Technology Manager /Librarian for the Wirtz Library brought the Digital Library project to life establishing the metadata and loading the materials into the system for virtual distribution.
Melissa L. Miller
Anne Mintz, Independent Information Professional, DeskSet Intelligence
Anne Mintz spent several decades as the director of information centers in media and investment banking before becoming a freelance business researcher, writer and editor. Her current work includes working on behalf of publishers to present their content online in searchable formats and business research for a variety of clients.
She is the editor of Web of Deception: Misinformation on the Internet (CyberAge Books, 2002) and a variety of articles about databases and the quality of information retrieved online. Anne has taught at the graduate school level in both journalism and information science.
Emily R Mitchell, Education Technologies Librarian, Ferris State University
Emily Mitchell is the Educational Technologies Librarian at Ferris State University. She got her MLS from Indiana University in 2008 and has been creating tutorials, coding library web applications, and teaching library instruction sessions ever since.
Emily R Mitchell
Joe Murphy, Technology Trend Analyst & Librarian, Libraryfuture and Conference Committee, formerly Yale Univ
Joe Murphy is a Technology Analyst & Trend Spotter for libraries.
He identifies and synthesizes technology directions and their impacts. Joe formerly worked as a Science Librarian at Yale University from 2007 till 2077 and now delivers keynote presentations around the world. Joe authors the influential Twitter account libraryfuture and blog http://joemurphylibraryfuture.com/, and has a book out (Location Aware Services and QR Codes for Libraries).
Bob Nardini, VP, Product Development, Coutts Information Services, Ingram Content Group
Bob Nardini is Vice President for Product Development at Coutts Information Services. He worked in both public and academic libraries prior to 1985, when he took a job in the academic bookselling industry, where he has been ever since. In 2007 Bob joined Coutts and is involved in many areas of the company’s activity, especially approval plan services, database and platform development, and sales and marketing. Bob writes and speaks regularly on collection management and other issues. He holds an M.A. in History from the University of Virginia and an M.L.S. from the University of Toronto. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee, nearby the headquarters of Coutts’ parent company, the Ingram Content Group.
Walter T Nelson, Manager, Library Systems, RAND Corporation
Walter Nelson has been with the RAND Corporation Library for more than 25 years. During this time he has come to specialize in web design, online information management and the migration from a paper based to a digital document model. His most recent project has involved the creation of an internal digital delivery model for RAND's research products.
Walter T Nelson
Bobbi L. Newman, Consultant, writer, Librarian by Day
Bobbi is dedicated to helping libraries find their place in the digital age. She is passionate about 21st century literacies and the role of all libraries in equal access and opportunity for all. Her professional interests include digital and technology based services, the digital divide, and improving existing services through expanding traditional methods, while creating innovative new practices.
On the personal side, she is on a never-ending quest for the perfect pair of shoes.
Bobbi was named a Mover and Shaker by Library Journal in 2011. Her professional involvements and accomplishments include founding and coordinating the semi-annual Library Day in the Life Project. She is a frequent caller on T is for Training and a contributing editor and advocate at Library Renewal. In 2010 she co-founded Transliteracy Interest Group, LITA, ALA and currently serves as co-chair. Bobbi co-founded and writes for the Libraries and Transliteracy Project. She was recently invited to be a contributor on the Transliteracy Research Group She was appointed as the LITA representative on the ALA OITP Digital Literacy Task Force and serves as an ALA Councilor-at-Large and on the OITP Advisory Committee.
She shares her passions by consulting and speaking at local, national, and international conferences. She writes at Librarian by Day and Libraries and Transliteracy
Bobbi L. Newman
Jonathan Newton, Library Web Programmer, Arlington Public Library
|Jonathan Newton has been writing code for the Arlington Public Library's website for over 4 years. When Stacia and Alex come up with a really cool idea that never existed before, Jonathan usually builds it.|
Dr. Scott Nicholson, Associate Professor, Syracuse University School of Information Studies and Author of Everyone Plays at the Library: Creating Great Gaming Experiences for All Ages
Dr. Scott Nicholson is on the faculty at the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. He has been an academic librarian and a statistician, and now studies gaming in libraries and game design for education. A lifelong gamer, Dr. Nicholson wrote Everyone Plays at the Library for Information Today, hosted Board Games with Scott (http://boardgameswithscott.com), a video series about modern board games, is a voice for the On Board Games podcast (http://onboardgames.net), and is the Game Professor for boardgameinfo.com. He was the founder of the Games and Gaming Members Initiative Group for the American Library Association. He is also a published board game designer, with one game - Tulipmania 1637 - currently available and several other designs currently with publishers.
Dr. Scott Nicholson
Sam Nickell, VP, Business Development, Boopsie, Inc.
Laura Pleva Nielsen, Librarian/Information Scientist, General Motors
Laura Nielsen is a Librarian/Information Scientist at General Motors where she manages the GM Library's internal website and electronic access for all of the library's subscribed resources. Laura earned a BA in Interdisciplinary Humanities from Michigan State University in 1999 and a MLIS from Wayne State University in 2001.
Laura Pleva Nielsen
Elaina Norlin, Executive Director/Regional Library Manager, African American Research Library and Cultural Grant, Broward County Library
Elaina Norlin is the Executive Director/Regional Library Manager for the Broward County Library System. She is an accomplished teacher, technology and leadership development trainer and writer with extensive leadership experience and a flair for public relations, sales and communications. To date, she has delivered over 40 workshops, training sessions, presentations and institutes both nationally and internationally on marketing, web usability design, facilitation, strategic influence and conflict management. Self motivated and results oriented, she is well known for my ability to juggle many projects at once. She is also the co-author of the book Usability Testing for Library Websites which has been selected for a second edition and E-Learning and Business Plans: National and International Case Studies.
Greg Notess, Reference Team Leader, Montana State University
Greg Notess, founder of SearchEngineShowdown.com and reference team leader at Montana State University library, is an award-winning author, consultant, and international conference speaker. He writes the "On the Net" and "Search Engine Update" columns for Online Searcher, and his most recent book is Screencasting for Libraries.
Marydee Ojala, Editor-in-Chief, Online Searcher magazine
Marydee Ojala is Editor-in-Chief of Online Searcher (the successor journal to ONLINE) and writes its business research column ("The Dollar Sign"). She contributes feature articles and news stories to Information Today, Searcher, EContent, Computers in Libraries, Intranets, Cyber Skeptic's Guide to the Internet, Business Information Review, and Information Today's NewsBreaks. Her blog is ONLINEInsider.net. A long-time observer of the information industry, she speaks frequently at conferences, such as WebSearch University, Internet Librarian, Online Information (London, UK), Internet Librarian International, and national library meetings outside the U.S. She has adjunct faculty status at the School of Library and Information Science at IUPUI (Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis). Her professional career began at BankAmerica Corporation, San Francisco, directing a worldwide program of research and information services. She established her independent information research business in 1987. Her undergraduate degree is from Brown University and her MLS was earned at the University of Pittsburgh.
Randy Oldham, Web Development Librarian, University of Guelph
Randy Oldham is the Web Development Librarian at the University of Guelph. Randy is dedicated to ensuring user-friendly experiences to both physical and electronic spaces within the library. Randy has always had a keen interest in user experience, usage statistics, user behaviours and student use of technology for learning. Randy has worked on, and administered, three surveys dealing with user experience, behaviour and use of technology to all students at the University of Guelph. Randy has a bank account-crippling interest in new technology.
Samara Omundson, Director, Insight & Analytics, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide
Samara Omundson is a research director at Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, a global public relations firm. She has more than a decade of experience in media-related research and analysis. She is a past President of the Oregon Special Libraries Association.
Anne O'Shea, Project Manager, Vancouver Public Library
|Anne O’Shea is a Project Manager at Vancouver Public Library (VPL). Before embarking on VPL’s RFID implementation project, Anne was Assistant Manager for Collections & Electronic Resources, where she led a review and prioritization exercise of the library's electronic resources. Prior to VPL, Anne worked at the BC Securities Commission in research and knowledge management. Her interests include: facilitation, meaningful consultation processes, statistical geekery.|
Sabrina I. Pacifici, Librarian, & Founder/Editor/Publisher, LLRX.com and beSpacific.com, LLRX.com and beSpacific.com
Sabrina I. Pacifici began her professional career in 1979 in Washington, DC, and has worked in special libraries in Washington for over 30 years. Sabrina has been an active member of the online legal community since its inception. During her 20 year tenure as the director of library and research services for a global 10 law firm, Sabrina's pioneering Internet work resulted in one of the first law firm enterprise-wide research intranets. She was also one of the first law librarians to develop and maintain multiple topical blogs on the corporate enterprise. In addition, her legal technology accomplishments include: Developer, Web Manager and Publisher of CyberLaw@Sidley, which was awarded 5 stars for excellence in The Best and Worst Legal Sites on the Web (2001 & 2004 editions), and was recognized as Web Site of the Week, December 6, 1999 by the Legal Times of Washington.
Sabrina became an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland Center for Information Policy and E-Government Center in 2005. In May 2006, Sabrina joined the Washington Bureau of the New York Times, where she continued her work in the areas of legal, government and legislative research, knowledge management initiatives, and enterprise blogging. She received credit for her research and reporting on 13 articles. In July 2007, she became Chief Librarian at a federal regulatory agency.
During her non-job time (the phrase "free time" would be a misnomer), Sabrina created the journal PLL Perspectives in 1989, and served as its only editor and publisher until 1996. She then turned her focus, while not at work, to web publishing, and developed one of the first webzines targeted to the law/special librarian and legal research community. Debuting in November 1996, LLRX.com (http://www.llrx.com) was quickly established as a reliable "go-to" online resource for researchers to leverage the expanding content of the World Wide Web. With Sabrina as the sole Editor/Publisher, LLRX.com has consistently been recognized as a publisher of comprehensive, meticulously documented, non-partisan guides and content-rich resources, commentary and actionable information on Internet research and web-related current awareness issues invaluable to legal, academic, corporate, government and public interest researchers. With more than 120,000 unique readers each month, LLRX is now in its 15th year of continuous monthly publication as a independent and free resource, with readers from around the globe.
LLRX.com actively works with many law and special librarians, attorneys, and technology experts to produce the site's well-documented articles, topical research guides and bibliographies. LLRX.com also publishes a free (opt-in) monthly e-mail update to alert readers to the topics and authors featured in each new online issue. LLRX.com was recognized with a five star award in The Best and Worst Legal Sites on the Web (2001 & 2004 editions). In 2003, the site was honored as one of The 10 Best Sites of the Decade, in Law Technology News.
Sabrina is also the creator, editor and author of the blog, beSpacific (http://www.bespaciifc.com), established in August 2002, which provides a searchable database of over 25,000 postings. beSpacific is a free, factual current awareness research blog focused on reliable, comprehensive coverage of topical news on and data from law, government, banking/financial, and technology related arenas, updated daily (readers may choose to receive a daily opt-in email update). Deep links located via Sabrina's expert, thorough research take readers directly to an extensive number of timely documents published by government, academic, NGO, corporate and legal sectors. Sources include state, federal and foreign governments, as well as free and reliable research databases, surveys, technical reports and court opinions. The site has approximately 10,000 daily readers. beSpacific was recognized as the Best Overall Legal Blog of 2004, the Best Legal Support Blog of 2005, and Best Law Librarian Blog 2005, and received the American Association of Law Libraries Excellence in Marketing Award for Best Use of Technology in 2006.
Sabrina has authored many articles on legal technology topics, and delivered more than 300 presentations at professional conferences and seminars nationwide. She was named one of Library Journal's (LJ's) Movers & Shakers in 2006, and profiled in the American Bar Association (ABA) Law Practice Magazine, December 2006 issue. In 2008, Sabrina was the recipient of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) Innovations in Technology Award.
Sabrina I. Pacifici
Angie Fickert Paterek, Training Manager, Rocky River Public Library
Angie Fickert Paterek is an experienced instructor with over 20-years’ experience teaching in business, college and high school environments. As a degreed educator, Angie has facilitated programs in a wide range of general education subjects and business skills including various technology- related topics. Angie is a member of the American Society for Training and Development, member of the NEO-RLS Continuing Advisory Committee, a co-chair for the NEO-RLS Training and Staff Development Network, and a regular caller of the “T is for Training” podcast show. She has presented to a wide-range of audiences including speaking at ASTD chapter meetings and to a national sales force. Angie is currently the Training Manager at Rocky River Public Library with overall responsibility for both the Adult Public Computer Training program and staff development.
Angie became a resident of virtual world Second Life in 2007. Through her avatar, Angie is many things in the virtual world. She is a builder, business owner, live music venue owner, blogger and educational consultant. She has worked with educational and business institutions as a consultant to research and make recommendations for the creation of learning environments.
Angie Fickert Paterek
Amy Pawlowski, Web Applications Manager, Cleveland Public Library
|Currently the Web Applications Manager at the Cleveland Public Library, Amy Pawlowski manages the development, implementation, and maintenance of web based library services and the CLEVNET eMedia collection for the Library and the CLEVNET consortium.
Amy has held several different positions in the library field, including Manager of Partner Services for OverDrive Inc. where she assisted libraries with training, marketing, outreach, and collection development for their digital library platform. She has also worked as Archivist for The Cleveland Orchestra, Technology and Information Literacy Librarian at Cuyahoga Community College, and Public Services Coordinator for the Hartt School Performing Arts Library at the University of Hartford.|
Laura Pearle, Head Librarian, Hackley School
Laura Pearle began her library career with a three-year stint as a student library aide at Emma Willard School, followed by a 16-year hiatus while she explored the varied worlds of college, Off-Broadway theater, investment banking and executive recruiting, among others. Since returning to independent school libraries in 1996, she has focused on the evaluating accreditation process, investigating the K-20 skills curriculum and developing her Personal Learning Network. Her writings have appeared in such journals as Independent School and Knowledge Quest. Laura is currently Head Librarian at Hackley School in Tarrytown NY
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
E101: Collections for Today and Tomorrow: How "e" to Be|
Marcy Phelps, President, Phelps Research and Author, Research on Main Street: Using the Web to Find Local Business and Market Information
As the founder and president of Denver-based Phelps Research, Marcy Phelps helps her clients find and understand strategic business information. She is the 2009-2010 President of the Association of Independent Information Professionals (www.aiip.org) and the past-chair of SLA's Advertising and Marketing Division. Marcy is the author of, Research on Main Street: Using the Web to Find Local Business and Market Information (Information Today, Inc., March 2011, www.ResearchOnMainStreet.com).
Marcy blogs about information and the information industry at www.MarcyPhelps.com and tweets at www.twitter.com/marcyphelps. She also publishes a monthly email bulletin with tips and sites for internet research, at www.phelpsresearch.com/researchnotes.
Sue Polanka, Head of Reference and Instruction, Wright State University Libraries and No Shelf Required
Sue Polanka created the award-winning blog, No Shelf Required®, a blog about the issues surrounding e-books for librarians and publishers. The blog developed into a book of the same name in 2011 and will expand to include No Shelf Required 2: Use and Management of Electronic Books in Winter 2012. Sue is the Head of Reference and Instruction at the Wright State University Libraries in Dayton, Ohio and the Vice President/President Elect of the Academic Library Association of Ohio, She was named a Library Journal 2011 Mover and Shaker for her work with e-books.
Danielle Pollock, Technical Librarian, Sandia National Laboratories
Danielle Pollock is a Technical Librarian at Sandia National Laboratories, where she currently serves as the library’s Web Content Manager. Prior to joining Sandia, Pollock was a solo librarian for the Missouri Department of Transportation. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Lauren Pressley, Instructional Design librarian, Wake Forest University
|Lauren Pressley’s passion is helping people learn about the changing information landscape and think about what that means for them as consumers and producers of information. Recently Lauren published So You Want To Be a Librarian and Wikis for Libraries. She was an ALA Emerging Leader in 2008 and was a recognized as a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2009.|
Gary Price, Co-Founder, INFODocket & FullTextReports
Gary Price was the Founder and editor of both ResourceShelf and DocuTicker, published by Free Pint, Ltd. Having left those publications, he is now co-founder of Library Journal's INFODocket and FullTextReports. He co-authored (with Chris Sherman) The Invisible Web: Uncovering Information Sources Search Engines Can't See, published by Information Today, Inc. Price lives in suburban Washington D.C. and earned a Masters of Library and Information Science from Wayne State University in Detroit.
Jason Puckett, Communication Librarian, Georgia State University Library
Jason Puckett is Librarian for Communication and Educational Technologies at Georgia State University in Atlanta. He received his MLIS from Florida State University's School of Library & Information Studies in 2008 and has worked in libraries since 1993. Jason was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2010. He is the author of the forthcomingbook Zotero: A Guide for Librarians, Researchers and Educators (ACRL Publications, spring 2011). He speaks and writes about library technology topics including podcasting, digital rights management, and open-source research tools. He's co-host and co-producer of the monthly Adventures in Library Instruction podcast.
Lee Rainie, Director, Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project and & Author, forthcoming book, Networked: The New Social Operating System.
Lee Rainie is the Director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project, a non-profit, non-partisan "fact tank" that studies the social impact of the internet. The Project has issued more than 350 reports based on its surveys that examine people's online activities and the internet's role in their lives.
Lee is a co-author of Networking: The New Social Operating System, a book about the social impact of the internet and mobile technology. He is also co-author of four books about the future of the internet, which are based on Project surveys.
Prior to launching the Pew Internet Project, Lee was managing editor of the newsweekly magazine U.S. News & World Report. He is a graduate of Harvard University and has a master's degree in political science from Long Island University.
Nicholas Rejack, Ontologist and Metadata Expert, Marston Science Library, University of Florida
Erica Reynolds, Information Technology Manager, Johnson County Library
Erica Reynolds is the Information Technology Manager at the Johnson County Library in Kansas. She has worked in public, academic and special libraries, for over 10 years and specializes in user experience, community partnerships, and Web development.
Regina Reynolds, ISSN Coordinator, Library of Congress
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Tonia Reynolds-Pope, Information Services Team Lead, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Tonia Reynolds-Pope, MLS Tonia graduated in 1997 from Clark Atlanta University, Library and Information Studies Program. She has worked as a reference librarian for Alabama State University and a corporate librarian for Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation. She has held the position as the Information Services Team Lead for the NASA Goddard Library for the past 4 years.
Jennifer Ricker, Digital Collections Manager, State Library of North Carolina
Jennifer is part of a team at the State Library of North Carolina that's responsible for investigating and implementing systems and technologies to collect and ensure that North Carolina's digital state publications are openly accessible to the public, now and in the future.
Bonnie Roalsen, Head of Children's Services, Dover Town Library and mb3ok
Head of Children's Services, Dover Town Library. Library Journal's Mover and Shaker, 2007. Developer, Storyteller, Entrepreneur
Keith A Rocci, First Year Experience Librarian, Mabee Library, Washburn University and Emporia State University
Keith is the lead instructor of the online library information literacy courses at Washburn University. He holds a BS from Arizona State University, two M.Ed.'s from Northern Arizona University, and an M.A. from the University of Arizona. He works as an adjunct lecturer at Emporia State University in their library science program.
Keith A Rocci
Alex Rockwell, IT Expert, University of Florida
|Alex Rockwell is a System Administrator/Programmer for the VIVO Implementation Team at the University of Florida. He works on a wide range of implementation challenges at UF including data ingest, server maintenance, and VIVO application development.|
Rich Rosy, Vice President & General Manager, Library Services, Ingram Content Group Inc.
Rich Rosy is the Vice President and General Manager of Ingram's Library Services division. Rich is an industry thought leader and brings a wealth of experience to Ingram. His understanding of the e-book marketplace and how libraries adopt them enables Ingram to develop solutions in a manner that meets the needs of its library customers. Rich has been a featured speaker at several key events, such as the Charleston Conference and has been interviewed for several key publications, including Against the Grain and Information Today. Additionally, he has brokered several international consortium agreements with Taiwan and Canada.
Mr. Rosy was previously Vice President and General Manager of NetLibrary, a subsidiary of OCLC (Online Computer Library Center). Prior to joining NetLibrary, Mr. Rosy was Executive Vice President of Centrobe, an EDS company specializing in publishing and customer relationship management services.
Mr. Rosy received his Bachelor of Science degree for the University of Northern Illinois. He and his family reside in Nashville, Tennessee.
Ghislaine Sabbagh, Systems Librarian, Array Information Technologies and U.S. Department of Labor
The Systems Librarian for the Wirtz Labor Library oversees the entire scanning project providing technical support and training on the software and hardware used to create the virtual record of our historic labor paper holdings in micro format.
Michael P Sauers, Technology Innovation Librarian, Technology & Access Services, Nebraska Library Commission
Michael Sauers is currently the Technology Innovation Librarian for the Nebraska Library Commission in Lincoln, Nebraska and has been training librarians in technology for more than 15 years. He has also been a public library trustee, a bookstore manager for a library friends group, a reference librarian, serials cataloger, technology consultant, and bookseller. He earned his MLS in 1995 from the University at Albany’s School of Information Science and Policy. Michael’s eleventh book, Semantic Web Technologies and Social Searching for Librarians was published May 2012 and has two more books on the way. He has also written dozens of articles for various journals and magazines. In his spare time he blogs at travelinlibrarian.info, runs Web sites for authors and historical societies, takes many, many photos, and reads more than 100 books a year.
Michael P Sauers
Donna Scheeder, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Congressional Research Service, Library Of Congress
Donna Scheeder is currently the Deputy Chief Information Officer at the Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress. Previously she served as Director, Law Library Services, at the Law Library of the Library of Congress from 2004 to 2010. Prior to her service in the Law Library, Ms. Scheeder held a number of positions with increasing responsibilities at the Congressional Research Service.
She is a former President and Treasurer of SLA. She is also a SLA fellow and a recipient of the John Cotton Dana award given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of special librarianship. Ms. Scheeder is a member of the Governing Board of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions and has been a member of the Standing Committee on Libraries and Research Services for Parliaments for 8 years.She is a member of the Advisory Board for both the Computers in Libraries and Internet Librarian conferences.
Paul Schirle, GIS Analyst, Congressional Research Service, Library Of Congress and GISP
Paul Schirle is the Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) Analyst for the Congressional Research Service (CRS) at the Library of Congress. Mr Schirle joined CRS in January 2009 to establish a program for geospatial analysis to expand the Service's support to Congress.
Aaron Schmidt, Principal, Influx Library User Experience and & Publisher, walkingpaper.org
Sue Scott, Technology Librarian, Marlboro Free Library
I worked at IBM for 20 years in both hardware and software development and support. I have a degree in Computer Science and MLS from Southern Connecticut University. I decided that I wanted to use my computer knowledge to do ‘something’ in libraries. I was hired at Marlboro to help create opportunities for new experiences for patrons using the latest technologies and social networking tools. We did it before it was cool.
I bought my first computer in 1990, a $2600 Compaq Presario with a 100 MB processor so that I could play the Kings Quest computer game series by Sierra. I love all video and computer games - my favorites being Mass Effect, World of Warcraft, Fallout 3 and all things Final Fantasy. I also enjoy my greyhounds, cats, and sometimes my 2 teenagers.
Mike Shontz, Library & Educational Sales Account Executive, OverDrive
Mike is an Account Executive for OverDrive. For over a decade, he has successfully helped libraries and schools launch digital book initiatives. Mike has presented to groups in the United States and Australia about maximizing the value and effectiveness of download services.
Paul Signorelli, Writer, trainer, presenter, and consultant, Paul Signorelli & Associates and American Library Association, ASTD, eLearning Guild
Paul Signorelli is a consultant with more than 20 years of experience inclding working as Director of Volunteer Services and Staff Training for the San Francisco Public Library system. He is an active member of ALA's Learning Roundtable and ASTD. Paul believes in updating learning environments to meet current needs and realities.
Katherine Simpson, Associate Director for Organizational Development, American University Library
Katherine Simpson has led the strategic planning efforts at the American University Library for more than nine years. She holds a Masters of Science in Human Resource Management, and was made the Associate Director for Organizational Development in 2008 after managing various public services for many years. Her accomplishments include an American University Teamwork Award, and various speaking engagements on strategic planning and talent management.
Sara Snyder, Webmaster, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Webmaster Sara Snyder holds an MLS and MA, and has been working in web development and usability since 2004.
Laura Solomon, Library Services Manager, Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN)
Laura Solomon, MCIW, is the Library Services Manager for the Ohio Public Library Information Network and the former Web Applications Manager for the Cleveland Public Library. She has been doing web development and design for over twelve years, in both public libraries and as an independent consultant. She also authored a statewide web site usability study in 2004 that evaluated the site of every public library in Ohio. She specializes in developing with Drupal, as well as in web code and accessibility standards. She is a 2010 Library Journal Mover & Shaker. Her book Doing Social Media So It Matters: A Librarian's Guide was published in November 2010. As a former children's librarian, she enjoys bringing the "fun of technology" to audiences and in giving libraries the tools they need to better serve the virtual customer.
Hannah Sommers, Program Coordinator, National Public Radio
Hannah coordinates the projects in the NPR library portfolio, making sure that resources are driven toward high priority initiatives and that the library is contributing to innovation at NPR. Hannah received her MLIS from the University of Texas at Austin and was a legal research librarian prior to joining NPR. She currently serves on the board of DC-SLA. Between undergraduate and graduate studies, she spent two years in China's Sichuan province teaching English to college students. When she's not thinking about the world of information, she ponders home improvement projects.
Bill Spence, VP, Information Technology, Information Today
Carolyn Starkey, Assistant Professor, Alabama State University
A longtime school library media specialist, Carolyn Starkey is a doctoral candidate at the University of Alabama with research related to Participatory Culture Building in School LMCs and Implications for Teacher Education. Faculty member at Alabama State University.
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E102: Ebooks Go to School: Limitations and Possibilities for Instruction and Leisure Reading|
Jodi Stiles, Director, Information Systems, NPS Center for Homeland Defense and Security
Jodi Stiles is the director of information systems at the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security. She has over ten years experience in web development, online collaborative tools, database architecture, programming and design, and information systems. Ms. Stiles holds a master's degree from Virginia Tech.
Curt W. Tagtmeier, Reference Librarian/ Independent Consultant
Curt Tagtmeier is a librarian from Mundelein, IL, who has spoken twice at Computers in Libraries and has been published in the accompanying journal. He is a graduate of Dominican University in River Forest, IL, and has studied, researched, trained in the areas of technology and libraries for over ten years.
Curt W. Tagtmeier
Roy Tennant, Senior Program Officer, Research, OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
Roy Tennant is a Senior Program Officer for OCLC Research. He is the owner of the Web4Lib and XML4Lib electronic discussions, and the creator and editor of Current Cites, a current awareness newsletter published every month since 1990. His books include "Technology in Libraries: Essays in Honor of Anne Grodzins Lipow" (2008), "Managing the Digital Library" (2004), "XML in Libraries" (2002), "Practical HTML: A Self-Paced Tutorial" (1996), and "Crossing the Internet Threshold: An Instructional Handbook" (1993). Roy wrote a monthly column on digital libraries for Library Journal for a decade and has written numerous articles in other professional journals. In 2003, he received the American Library Association's LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Excellence in Communication for Continuing Education.
JD Thomas, Technical Support Manager, Information Technology, Information Today
JD Thomas has worked in Information Today Inc.'s tightknit IT department since 2006. In addition to providing support and solutions to colleagues, he coordinates the Open Graph Protocol implementation on the magazine and blog sites and performs SEO research tasks.
Lisa Carlucci Thomas, Digital Services Librarian, Southern Connecticut State University
Lisa Carlucci Thomas is an experienced manager, librarian, writer, and speaker, recognized for her leadership, innovation, and research on evolving mobile and social technologies. Her presentation topics include ebooks, libraries, mobile culture, social media, technology trends, training, career development for information and communications professionals, and the intergenerational library workplace.
Lisa is the director and founder of Design Think Do, a technology consulting and creative services firm. She is a 2010 Library Journal Mover & Shaker, a 2009 ALA Emerging Leader, and a MLIS graduate of Syracuse University. Lisa was formerly Digital Services Librarian at Southern Connecticut State University, responsible for library systems and digital initiatives. She previously managed projects and services in Access Services, Manuscripts & Archives, and Electronic Collections at the Yale University Library. Follow Lisa on Twitter @lisacarlucci.
Lisa Carlucci Thomas
Cindi Trainor, Coordinator for Library Technology and Data Services, Eastern Kentucky University
Cindi Trainor is the Coordinator for Library Technology and Data Services at Eastern Kentucky University Libraries, outside Lexington, KY. She writes for the ALA TechSource blog and maintains her own blog at citegeist.com. Cindi is fascinated by emerging technology, particularly as it applies to academic libraries, and is an avid photographer.
Tiffini Travis, Director, Instruction & Outreach, California State University - Long Beach
Tiffini is the Director of Information Literacy and Outreach Services at CSU Long Beach. She has presented both nationally and internationally on a variety of topics, including evaluation of electronic services, information-seeking behavior of undergraduates and the use of social networking software (MySpace, facebook) for outreach. Tiffini has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MLIS from UCLA.
Weina Wang, Head of Borrowing and Lending Services, Ryerson University
Weina Wang is the Head of Borrowing and Lending Services at Ryerson University Library, a postion she recently embarked on after working at Ryerson for one year as the Borrower Services System Librarian. Prior to Ryerson Weina also had more than 4 years experience working in the University Health Network, where she was the Electronic Services Librarian. In addition, Weina graduated with an MSc. in Information Systems from the University of Sheffield, UK.
Emily Wheeler, Manager, Insight & Analytics, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide
Emily Wheeler is a Manager on the Insight & Analytics team at Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, a global public relations firm. She has been with Waggener Edstrom for five years and specializes in secondary research and media analysis.
Melissa Widner, Webmaster, Library Specialist, Jasper County Public Library
Melissa Widner is the webmaster and database coordinator at the Jasper County Public Library in Indiana. She was published in Computers in Libraries magazine in July, 2010 for her work with RSS and Yahoo Pipes. She is currently guiding her library through a user-based redesign of their website and a migration to Drupal. She can be reached on the web at www.peacekaat.com.
Thomas J. Wilson, President, Unisphere Research, A Division of Information Today, Inc.
Thomas Wilson is the president of Unisphere Research which is Information Today, Incorporated's market research division. Unisphere has completed nearly 100 web-based market studies in various areas of information technology, customer relationship management, education and in the library marketplace. Last year, Unisphere produced the LRG North American Benchmark Study of Library Spending, 2011. This ground-breaking study resulted in a forty-five page final report available to all participating librarians at no cost. Covering technology trends, spending and budget trends, as well as library operating practices, the 2011 LRG Benchmark Study laid the groundwork for an ongoing longitudinal approach to measuring practices and changes in the library market. The large number of participating libraries from all major library sectors (public, academic and special/government) resulted in LRG's ability to refine its findings and deliver them on a sector-by-sector basis as well, which was further narrowed down to reporting on the findings by library-population-served within each library sector. Three sector reports at this level of granularity were made available for purchase in 2011, and will be made available once again in 2012 once the 2012 LRG Benchmark Study is made available.
Mr. Wilson is a veteran magazine and web publisher, and market researcher, whose career began in 1978. His management experience includes tenure at International Data Group, CMP Media, Elsevier North America, The New York Law Publishing Company and Crain Communications. Wilson has twice owned and operated his own publishing company first with Boucher Communications Inc. from 1996-1999 and then with Unisphere as the principal partner from 2000-2008.
Thomas J. Wilson
Jeff Wisniewski, Web Services Librarian, University of Pittsburgh
Jeff Wisniewski received his MLS from the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences. He is the Web Services Librarian for the University Library System at the University of Pittsburgh, where he maintains the Library System's public website, staff intranet, coordinates technical support for Pitt's University-wide ETD program, and project manages new technology initiatives . He has served as a Visiting Lecturer in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, has published in such journals as IRSQ, Online, and Computers in Libraries. has taught numerous technology workshops, and is a frequent presenter at web and Internet conferences.
Cathy Wolford, Systems Librarian, DALNET
Cathy Wolford is the systems librarian for the Detroit Area Library Network (DALNET) consortium. She provides customer service, support and training of the various ILS modules. Prior to her employment at DALNET, she was the Manager of Library Technical Services at the Benson Ford Research Center, a museum library and archive. Currently she is on the Michigan Library Association Board of Directors, a member of ALA and SLA, and a graduate of the Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science.
Dr. Sharon Q Yang, Associate Professor/Systems Librarian, Rider University
Dr. Sharon Yang has been working in the library automation field for eighteen years. She received her MS in 1988, Certificate for Advanced Librarianship in 1989, and Doctor of Library Science in 1997, all from the School of Library Service, Columbia University. While working on her doctoral degree, she worked as the Head of Technical Services/Systems at Wagner College. She acquired her computer knowledge through work experience and by taking college classes and attending workshops in computer science. Dr. Yang is very active as a speaker at many national and international conferences. She now works as Systems Librarian and Associate Professor with Tenure in Rider University Libraries, New Jersey.
Dr. Sharon Q Yang
Laurel Yatsko, Project Manager, Information International Associates, Inc
Project Manager/ Archivist - Librarian from Information International Associates currently assigned to the Wirtz Labor Library in the Dept. of Labor She was the Archivist for the HQ EUCOM History Office in Stuttgart Germany before coming to the Wirtz Labor Library. Her background includes reference services and library/archival management.
Alexandra Zealand, Social Media Coordinator and News Blog Editor, Arlington Public Library
Alex Zealand has worked in Libraries for over 10 years, and at the Arlington Public Library, in Arlington VA, for 4. She has been building APL's social media platform since late 2007.
Boris Zetterlund, Strategy Manager, Axiell Library Group
Boris focuses on product and development strategy for the Axiell Group, the largest LMS Company in Europe. He was formerly MD of the Axiell BOOK-IT business offering IT services to over 200 customers in Sweden and Denmark. A Masters Degree in Librarianship followed studies in History of Ideas and Social Sciences. Boris worked for 13 years in Sweden’s Malmö City Library, latterly as systems and IT manager. Over the last 12 years he has worked for BTJ Sweden and Axiell on all levels in the library automation and the information world. Particular areas of interest: library change processes; the user experience; how the physical library translates to the virtual room; the relationship of public libraries to other cultural services and to the community; the potential for cross-domain services; the library service as a force for creativity and change; the library as a stage (physical and virtual). Boris is an experienced public speaker with previous engagements at Scandinavian library conferences and national and regional level events in Sweden, Denmark and Finland. He presented in 2009 at Online, London on The mobile world, open data and open solutions: what does the future hold? In 2010 at Online, London on The Culture Portal. Has been presenting different themes at CIL Washington, ELAG, Prague and "next library", Århus. Blog http://www.axiell.com/blog