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October 27 - 28
Monterey Conference Center
Monterey, CA
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Stephen Abram, Principal, Lighthouse Consulting Inc.

Stephen Abram, MLS is managing principal of Lighthouse Consulting Inc. He is executive diretcor of the Federation of Ontario Public Libraries. 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.


Sessions by Stephen Abram
10-17-2011   1:15 PM – 2:00 PM   C103: 21st Century Book Recommendation Engines
10-18-2011   11:30 AM – 12:15 PM   A202: Ebooks & the Future of Publishing, Lending, Learning
10-19-2011   8:45 AM – 9:45 AM   Internet 2020: TrendWatch Smackdown
Amy Affelt, Director, Database Research, Compass Lexecon

Amy Affelt is Director, Database Research, at Compass Lexecon, a global economic consultancy, where she finds, analyzes, and transforms information and data into knowledge deliverables for PhD economists who testify as experts in litigation. She is a frequent writer and conference speaker on Big Data, adding value to information, evaluating information integrity and quality, and marketing information services. Her book, "The Accidental Data Scientist: Big Data Applications and Opportunities for Librarians and Information Professionals" will be published in 2015 by Information Today. She has a BA in history, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a master’s degree in library and information science from Dominican University.


Sessions by Amy Affelt
10-18-2011   10:30 AM – 11:15 AM   A201: Ebooks: Putting the Issues on the Table
10-19-2011   10:30 AM – 11:15 AM   B301: Tech Change
Elizabeth Altman, Web Services Coordinator, California State University, Northridge

Elizabeth Altman earned her M.A. in Comparative Literature from UCLA. She has ten years' experience in web site design, programming, and accessibility. In addition to serving as webmaster of the CSUN Oviatt Library, she is the Project Manager for CSUN ScholarWorks, the university's institutional repository. Her two most recent projects were the co-organization of a faculty workshop on copyright and a web cast presentation on digital learning objects created and used by CSUN faculty.


Sessions by Elizabeth Altman
10-17-2011   2:15 PM – 3:00 PM   A104: Mobile Landscape, Cool Tools, & the Future
Tommy Armstrong, Senior Systems Analyst and Information Architect, Texas A&M University Libraries
After graduating from Texas A&M University and spending 8 years in the Army as a Russian cryptologic linguist, Tommy Armstrong has spent the past 17 years working in various technical and managerial capacities for Texas A&M University Libraries. His current projects include implementing Microsoft SharePoint and planing for his retirement at the end of next year. He hopes to make the Monterey Bay area his permanent home some day!

Sessions by Tommy Armstrong
10-19-2011   10:30 AM – 11:15 AM   D301: Building Support for Change & Customer Relationships
Anne Arriaga, Head 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.



Sessions by Anne Arriaga
10-17-2011   3:15 PM – 2:00 PM   E103: Implementing Student Eportfolios
Cheryl Avery, Archivist, University of Saskatchewan

Sessions by Cheryl Avery
10-17-2011   11:15 AM – 12:00 PM   A102: QR Codes in Action
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.


Sessions by Matt Barnes
10-18-2011   3:15 PM – 4:00 PM   A204: Talk About: Ebooks, Users, & Library Workflow
Mary Ellen Bates, Principal, Bates Information Services, Inc.

Mary Ellen is the owner of Bates Information Services, (BatesInfo.com) 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 seven books and innumerable articles on the information industry. Her latest book is The Reluctant Entrepreneur: Making a Living Doing What You Love. She is a regular columnist for Online Searcher 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.


Sessions by Mary Ellen Bates
10-16-2011   9:00 AM – 4:30 PM   W8: Searchers Academy
10-17-2011   10:15 AM – 11:00 AM   C101: Super Searcher Spectacular Secrets!
Jason J Battles, Director, Office of Library Technology, University Libraries, The University of Alabama

Jason J. Battles is Associate Professor and Director of the Office of Library Technology at The University of Alabama Libraries. Jason’s department manages the University Libraries' web presence as well as the desktop and network support group. His group also administers the discovery application (EDS) and open-source digital content management system and shares responsibility for LibGuides. As part of his duties managing the libraries' web presence, Jason is also working on mobile web applications and researching and developing web-based games that promote library collections and information literacy. He serves as chair of the Library Information Technology Association’s International Relations Committee and a member of LITA's Technology and Access Committee.

http://bama.ua.edu/~jjbattles/il2012/


Sessions by Jason J Battles
10-16-2011   1:30 PM – 4:30 PM   W17: Streamlining Data for Cross-Platform Web Delivery
10-18-2011   11:30 AM – 12:15 PM   B202: Building a Single User Experience
Lori Bell, School of Library and Information Science, San Jose State University

Sessions by Lori Bell
10-15-2011   1:30 PM – 4:30 PM   W4: Best Practices for Mobile Reference Services
Mary Ann Bell, Professor of Library Science/, Sam Houston State University

Mary Ann Bell, BA, MLS, Ed.D. is a Professor in the Department of Library Science, Sam Houston State University, where she teaches classes related to technology and librarianship. She is the author of Internet and Personal Computer Fads, Haworth Press, 2004 and Cybersins and Digital Good Deeds: A Book About Technology and Ethics, Haworth Press, 2006. Her most recent book, School Librarians and the Technology Department: A Practical Guide to Succesful Collaboration, came out in May 2013. She has also written numerous journal publications and presented conference presentations on the topics of information ethics and creative teaching with technology. She is active in Texas Library Association, American Library Association, and Texas Computer Education Association. She received her BA from Baylor University, her MLS from Sam Houston State University, and her EdD from Baylor University. She enjoys nature photography, hiking, reading and trying out new devices and resources to keep up with technology.


Sessions by Mary Ann Bell
10-18-2011   4:15 PM – 5:00 PM   E205: Down With Techno-Fear! Positive Steps to Counter Negative Times
Tasha Bergson-Michleson, Instructional and Programming Librarian, Castilleja School

Since 1995, Tasha has been exploring what makes for successful information literacy instruction in corporate, non-profit, subscription, and school libraries, and through aferschool programs and summer camps. Most recently, Tasha was the Search Educator at Google, where she wrote lesson plans, the Power Searching MOOCs, and - most importantly - collaborated with other librarians around the world. Tasha looks forward to advancing these conversations and collaborations with her peers in her new role as Instructional and Programming Librarian for Castilleja School. 


Sessions by Tasha Bergson-Michleson
10-17-2011   2:15 PM – 3:00 PM   E104: Critical Thinking About Online Sources- Liven Up Those Lessons!
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.


Sessions by Helene Blowers
10-19-2011   10:30 AM – 11:15 AM   C301: Inno'play'ion in Libraries
Debra Bodio-Thomas, Technology Coordinator, Oregon Episcopal School

Sessions by Debra Bodio-Thomas
10-18-2011   3:15 PM – 4:00 PM   E204: The Library/Tech Connection: Making Collaboration Practical
Erik Boekesteijn, founder and director Doklab, Doklab ShanachieTour

Erik Boekesteijn works in the Science and Innovation Department at DOK, the library concept centre. His work includes marketing, promotion and innovation. Together with Jaap he works on many DOK Studio productions. They are also hired as a team by other libraries for a period of time to reorganize their library. Erik is also one of the founders of the UGame Ulearn project. Erik has a degree in English and is specialized in the area of interpreter/translator. Erik has written some articles for CIL and MLS that were well received. Erik has been doing video tours looking for best practise in libraries in many countires, among which Ireland, Jamaica, and the USA. The last tour is now published as a book with DVD by ITI under the title ShanchieTour, a library road trip across America. Currently the LBI (library Bureau of Investigation) is touring Australia in search for new stories to inspire librarians all over the world. Their videos can also be watched on www.shanachietour.com


Sessions by Erik Boekesteijn
10-16-2011   5:30 PM – 7:30 PM   Gaming & Gadgets Petting Zoo
10-19-2011   2:45 PM – 3:30 PM   B304: Storytelling Tools on Multitouch Solutions
Sarah r Bonato, Reference/Research Librarian and Collection Development Librarian, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Sarah Bonato is a health science librarian at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, ON. She is involved with many research activities at CAMH and is also involved with bibliographic instruction at CAMH and the University of Toronto. Her current research interest include the promotion of open access journals and Web 2.0 applications.


Sessions by Sarah r Bonato
10-17-2011   3:15 PM – 4:00 PM   C105: Top Tips for Turning Information Into Insights
David Bowers, VP, Global Business Development, Oxford University Press

David Bowers is currently Vice President of Global Business Development at Oxford
University Press. He is based in New York City, although every month he spends at least one business week in Oxford, U.K. David's responsibilities include digital & print licensing, global business strategy, and incubating new ideas thru to established business models . Prior to joining OUP, David taught English in a village in Guangdong province, China. A native of the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, he
graduated with a B.A. from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. In his spare time you can find David playing with his infant son Thomas. Thomas regrets the fact that he could not be here with everyone in the audience. Maybe next year.


Sessions by David Bowers
10-18-2011   11:30 AM – 12:15 PM   A202: Ebooks & the Future of Publishing, Lending, Learning
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.


Sessions by Scott Brandt
10-15-2011   9:00 AM – 4:30 PM   Data Curation: Understanding & Dealing With Research Data
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.  


Sessions by Marshall Breeding
10-16-2011   9:00 AM – 4:30 PM   W9: Web Managers Academy 3.0: Seamless Websites & Expanded Presence
10-17-2011   11:15 AM – 12:00 PM   C102: Advances in Discovery Engines & Services
10-18-2011   2:00 PM – 2:15 PM   CT-T8: Cloud Computing 101
10-19-2011   1:30 PM – 2:30 PM   B303: Imagining a Future for the Library Catalog
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.

 


Sessions by Ken Breen
10-18-2011   1:30 PM – 2:30 PM   A203: Talk About: Ebook Preservation
Melanie Browne, Manager, Digital Research, Maple Leaf Foods

I am currently the Manager, Digital Research at Maple Leaf Foods’ ThinkFOOD! Information Café in Mississauga, Ontario where I created a physical library, implemented an automated library software system and contribute to aligning the goals, services and activities of the ThinkFOOD! Innovation centre with the strategic goals of the company. Previously, as the Senior Information Specialist at the Sidney Liswood Library at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, I used my scientific research and my library science skills to support a university's mission of teaching, research and public service. I have Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Library Information Science degrees from the University of Western Ontario. I developed my critical appraisal skills by twice attending McMaster University’s "How to Teach Evidence Based Clinical Practice" workshop as a teacher librarian and my leadership and managerial skills have been honed by serving a term as the President of the Ontario Health Libraries Association.


Sessions by Melanie Browne
10-17-2011   3:15 PM – 4:00 PM   C105: Top Tips for Turning Information Into Insights
Eric Bryan, Knowledge Sharing Services Librarian, Boeing Company
Eric Bryan is a librarian in Boeing Library Services—Knowledge Sharing Services. He specializes in developing and maintaining user interfaces with an emphasis on internal outreach and marketing, designing KM web interfaces, as well as implementing web 2.0 technologies to drive web content and design. Eric has a MLIS from San Jose State University.

Sessions by Eric Bryan
10-18-2011   1:30 PM – 2:30 PM   C203: Knowledge Management (KM) & Library Services
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.


Sessions by Amy Buckland
10-15-2011   9:30 AM – 12:30 PM   Library Camp Monterey@Monterey Public Library
10-16-2011   5:30 PM – 7:30 PM   Gaming & Gadgets Petting Zoo
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.


Sessions by Christa Burns
10-16-2011   9:00 AM – 12:00 PM   W12: Webcasting & Podcasting: Building Connections, Conversations, & Content on the Net
Amy Calhoun, Virtual Branch Coordinator, Virtual Branch, Sacramento Public Library

Amy Calhoun is the Virtual Branch Coordinator for Sacramento Public Library. She oversees the Library's website, online services, social media channels, databases and eBook platforms. The Virtual Branch is also responsible for technology training for staff.


Sessions by Amy Calhoun
10-18-2011   4:15 PM – 5:00 PM   A205: Ebook Research & Experiments
Andrew Carlos, STEM & Web Services Librarian, California State University, East Bay

Andrew is one of the STEM and Web Services Librarians at California State University, East Bay. He is the liaison for the Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science and Psychology departments, as well as an instructor for LIBY 1210: Introduction to Information Literacy. His interests including emerging technology, makerspaces, user interface design and mobile technology. He previously worked for The Harker School, a private K-12 school in San Jose as the Electronic Resources Librarian. This will be his third time presenting at Internet Librarian. 


Sessions by Andrew Carlos
10-18-2011   4:15 PM – 5:00 PM   C205: Social Media Lessons From the Ad World & More!
10-19-2011   10:30 AM – 11:15 AM   E301: Digital Content Tools: Thesaurus & Folksonomies
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.


Sessions by Jake Carlson
10-15-2011   9:00 AM – 4:30 PM   Data Curation: Understanding & Dealing With Research Data
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.

Sessions by Blake Carver
10-16-2011   9:00 AM – 4:30 PM   W10: Drupal: Start to Finish in a Day
10-17-2011   3:15 PM – 4:00 PM   B105: Drupal vs. WordPress vs. Joomla Smackdown
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).


Sessions by Gretchen Caserotti
10-17-2011   1:15 PM – 2:00 PM   A103: Next Big Trends: Near Field Communication & Interactive Picture Books
10-19-2011   1:30 PM – 2:30 PM   C303: Building a Think Tank @ Your Library
Frank Cervone, Managing Partner, Cervone and Associates

H. Frank Cervone is the managing partner at Cervone and Associates, based in Chicago, IL. His prior experience includes more than 20 years of leadership in developing systems and services that have helped 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 has served as the chair of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Standards and Accreditation committee and is currently the LITA (Library Information Technology Association) representative to the International Federation of Library Associations and Agencies (IFLA).

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 from Northcentral University.


Sessions by Frank Cervone
10-16-2011   9:00 AM – 4:30 PM   W9: Web Managers Academy 3.0: Seamless Websites & Expanded Presence
Allan Cho, Program Services Librarian, University of British Columbia Library
Program Services Librarian, Allan helps design and deliver programs and services to support the broader community as well as variety of learners and instructors as well as integrating other virtual resources and services to support a broad range of users. Allan Cho joined the staff in 2008. A graduate of the School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies (SLAIS) at UBC, Allan worked in public and health libraries before joining UBC Library. Prior to IKBLC, Allan was reference librarian at the Humanities and Social Sciences Division at UBC Library where he was responsible for the subject areas of Social Work, Women's Studies, and Asian Studies (English language materials). As a proud Vancouverite, Allan enjoys volunteering in the community, with the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of B.C. He also serves as an editor for the Special Libraries Association Western Canadian Chapter's Wired West.

Sessions by Allan Cho
10-18-2011   4:15 PM – 5:00 PM   D205: Repositioning With Tablets, Social Media, & Outreach
Michael Ciccone, Director of Collections, Hamilton Public Library

Michael Ciccone is currently the Director of Collections at the Hamilton Public Library in Ontario. Previously he was the Associate Director of Collections at the DC Public Library and the Head of Acquisitions for the branches of the New York Public Library.  He is spoken widely about eBooks and Collections over the past 10 years.


Sessions by Michael Ciccone
10-19-2011   1:30 PM – 2:30 PM   A303: Practical Considerations for Public & Academic Libraries
Jason A. Clark, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Head of Digital Access and Web Services, Montana State University Libraries

Jason A. Clark is Head of Digital Access and Web Services at Montana State University Libraries where he builds digital library applications and sets digital content strategies. He writes and presents on a broad range of topics including mobile design & development, web services & mashups, linked data, search engine optimization, interface design, and application development.

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.


Sessions by Jason A. Clark
10-16-2011   9:00 AM – 12:00 PM   W13: Designing Mobile Experiences
10-16-2011   1:30 PM – 4:30 PM   W18: Web Developers Boot Camp
10-17-2011   11:15 AM – 12:00 PM   A102: QR Codes in Action
10-19-2011   1:30 PM – 2:30 PM   C303: Building a Think Tank @ Your Library
Emily Clasper, System Operations and Training Manager, Suffolk Cooperative Library System

Emily has been working for the Suffolk Cooperative Library System since 2005, providing cooperative services to the 54 public libraries in Suffolk County, New York. As the System Training and Operations Manager, Emily manages an ILS shared by 49 of the member libraries and is responsible for maintaining an ongoing training program for library staff across the county. She is an all-around troublemaker who spends her free time keeping her equally mischievous children (Robert, 7 and Claire, 4) from burning the house down.


Sessions by Emily Clasper
10-17-2011   10:15 AM – 11:00 AM   D101: Training Is Not Learning?
Meryl Cole, Principal, Masterminds Strategic Research

Meryl Cole, MA, MLS, is the Principal of Masterminds Strategic Research, coordinator for SLA's FutureReady365 blog and author of Instant Messaging Reference: A Practical Guide. She was awarded an SLA 2011 Presidential Citation for her work on the FR365 blog. Meryl just recently won the Kathy Greey Memorial Award from the Oregon chapter of SLA for dedication to the profession, the chapter and its members.


Sessions by Meryl Cole
10-19-2011   11:30 AM – 12:15 PM   B302: FutureReady365: Highlights, Insights, & Advice
Tod Colegrove, Head of DeLaMare Science & Engineering Library, University of Nevada, Reno
Tod Colegrove is the Head of the DeLaMare Science & Engineering Library at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), where he previously served multiple years as manager of the Information Commons of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center. He is actively involved in the academy across multiple scientific and engineering disciplines, and keenly aware of the issues and trends in scholarly communication in the sciences and is an active member of the Association of College and Research Libraries, Science and Technology Section (ACRL/STS), as well as the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) division of the ALA. He holds the degree of Master of Science in Library and Information Science with a concentration in Competitive Intelligence and Knowledge Management from Drexel University which complements additional advanced degrees held in Physics, including the Ph.D.; over 14 years experience as senior management in high-technology private industry.

Sessions by Tod Colegrove
10-17-2011   4:15 PM – 5:00 PM   A106: E-Collections and E-Devices
10-17-2011   1:15 PM – 2:00 PM   B103: It's All About the Customer!
Christopher J. Connell, Information Integration Analyst, Library, Institute for Defense Analyses

Chris Connell, Information Integration Analyst at the Institute for Defense Analyses, Alexandria, Virginia, is engaged in a wide range of library automation and information retrieval initiatives in support of IDA's research activities. Chris is currently developing a digital repository of IDA's research publications to be housed in both classified and unclassified environments. In addition, Chris has played a leading role in IDA's implementation of the enterprise collaborative platform, SharePoint, contributed to IDA's enterprise search initiatives, and has managed the implementation and maintenance of IDA's library system, link resolver, and databases. Chris earned a B.A. in History at Northern Illinois University and holds a M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A resident of Washington, D.C., Chris enjoys his "reverse commute" each morning to his office in Alexandria, Virginia.


Sessions by Christopher J. Connell
10-18-2011   3:15 PM – 4:00 PM   C204: Integrating Content for Creative Products & Services
Diane Daniel, Upper School Librarian, Columbus Academy

Sessions by Diane Daniel
10-17-2011   3:15 PM – 4:00 PM   E105: Point-of-Need Library and Research Instruction- Meeting Students "Where They Are"
Robin Dasler, Science and Mathematics Librarian, University of Houston

Robin Dasler is the Science and Mathematics Librarian at the University of Houston.  She is responsible for liaising with the departments of Physics, Math, and Geosciences, as well as the College of Technology.  In addition to her liaison duties, she is the co-founder of the UH Libraries' Marketing Committee, whose efforts earned the 2009 Texas Library Association Branding Iron Award.  Robin is also the co-chair of the ACRL Science and Technology Section Membership and Recruitment Committee.


Sessions by Robin Dasler
10-19-2011   1:30 PM – 2:30 PM   E303: Data Management, Preservation, Curation, & Repositories
Denise Davis, Deputy Director, Sacramento Public Library
Denise M. Davis is deputy director of Sacrament Public Library since October 2010. Prior to joining SPL Davis directed the ALA Office for Research and Statistics leading many research activities for ALA to expand the knowledge base of the field, to understand association membership trends, and to collect useful statistics about all types of libraries. Most notably among the various ALA research initiatives were Diversity Counts, a longitudinal study of library staff; LNCC, a three-year research study of library networks, cooperatives, and consortia and the development of a searchable database of the study findings; an ongoing study of Public Library Funding and Technology Access; and a study of public library support of non-English speakers. Davis has worked in a variety of capacities in academic, state library agencies and public libraries, and with the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, whose operations were absorbed in 2008 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Sessions by Denise Davis
10-18-2011   4:15 PM – 5:00 PM   A205: Ebook Research & Experiments
Christina de Castell, Director, Resources & Technology, Vancouver Public Library

Christina de Castell is director, resources & technology at Vancouver Public Library, responsible for service and strategy for print and digital collections, websites and library systems. She is a member of the Canadian Urban Libraries Council ebook task force, the ReadersFirst leadership working group, the IFLA eLending Working Group, and an eBook blogger.


Sessions by Christina de Castell
10-17-2011   2:15 PM – 3:00 PM   B104: Using the Cloud to Power Library Sites & Services
10-19-2011   10:30 AM – 11:15 AM   D301: Building Support for Change & Customer Relationships
Jezmynne Dene, Director, Portneuf District Library

Jezmynne Dene is the Director of the Portneuf District Library, located in Chubbuck, Idaho, and serving all of District 25. She has her bachelors degree in Southwestern History from the University of New Mexico and her masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.   Jezmynne is a patient and enthusiastic librarian and is active in her community. She strives to increase programming and social activities through the Portneuf District Library and to create relationships between the library and other community initiatives for the greater good of all who live in the area. Jezmynne enjoys bringing new technology and services into public libraries while balancing the needs the traditional public library provides.


Sessions by Jezmynne Dene
10-18-2011   1:30 PM – 2:30 PM   B203: Tools for Improving UX
Lisa Dettling, Head Librarian, Adlai E. Stevenson High School

Lisa Dettling is a former reference and young adult librarian turned school library media specialist.  She is now the head librarian at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois.  Lisa earned her MLS from Queens College in 1994  and received her school media certification from Dominican University in 2007.


Sessions by Lisa Dettling
10-17-2011   4:15 PM – 5:00 PM   E106: Research Gone Green
Tim Donahue, Instruction Librarian, Montana State University

Tim is a former English teacher, graphic designer, flash animator, and Naval Cryptolinguist.  Now, Tim is Instruction Librarian at Montana State University. The most important piece of the job Tim is tasked with at MSU is to think about the challenges students face when conducting library research and to develop and implement the technologies, services, and models of instruction by which that research can be most facilitated. When he's not in the library, Tim enjoys playing jazz trumpet and hiking the Rockies with his wife Leslie and daughter Terra.


Sessions by Tim Donahue
10-17-2011   11:15 AM – 12:00 PM   A102: QR Codes in Action
10-18-2011   4:15 PM – 5:00 PM   D205: Repositioning With Tablets, Social Media, & Outreach
Anita R. Dryden, Digital & Web Projects Fellow, Unviersity of Houston Libraries

Anita R. Dryden is the Digital & Web Projects Fellow at the University of Houston Libraries, where she frequently leads training sessions on technology-related topics. Prior to accepting this position, she has worked at a number of public and academic libraries while completing her MLIS. She has spoken recently at regional and national conferences on mobile technologies for libraries as well as data management practices.


Sessions by Anita R. Dryden
10-17-2011   3:15 PM – 4:00 PM   D105: Blackboard Learn: Partnering to Integrate Resources
10-19-2011   1:30 PM – 2:30 PM   E303: Data Management, Preservation, Curation, & Repositories
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!


Sessions by Jane Dysart
Michael Epstein, Electronic Resources Librarian, University of San Diego, Copley Library
Michael J. Epstein is an Associate Professor and Electronic Resources Librarian at the University of San Diego’s Copley Library. He has served as the library's web manager since 2001 and has previously conducted web usability studies at Copley.

Sessions by Michael Epstein
10-17-2011   4:15 PM – 5:00 PM   B106: Tips on Redesigning Library Sites
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.


Sessions by Amanda Etches
10-15-2011   1:30 PM – 4:30 PM   W5: Redesign for UX: Website Usability
10-18-2011   10:30 AM – 11:15 AM   B201: UX Tools of the Trade
Melissa Falgout, Web Services Librarian, King County Library System

Melissa Falgout is a King County Library System Web Services Librarian who has been intensely involved with the creation of functional requirements and project management for the Evergreen Open Source ILS/OPAC implementation. KCLS has created a completely customized version of the Evergreen ILS. Based on staff and patron input; the specifications for this new Open Source catalog hold potential to become the ILS of the future. Highly customizable with no proprietary black box barriers, the Evergreen integration has turned the traditional OPAC on its head. Melissa began as a page at King County Library System in 2000 and has worked her way through the ranks of public services as a library assistant, then librarian. She achieved her MLIS in 2007 while continuing to work for KCLS. Her focus is on providing top notch patron services through superior technology resources.


Sessions by Melissa Falgout
10-18-2011   3:15 PM – 4:00 PM   B204: Community Endorses Online 11:1
Polly-Alida Farrington, Consultant & Trainer, PA Farrington Associates

Polly-Alida Farrington, is a consultant and the owner of PA Farrington Associates, with more than 15 years’ experience providing technology-related training, web project development, and consulting services to libraries, library systems, and schools. A former academic librarian, she has 17 years experience in reference, government documents, interlibrary loan, and technology. She has a keen interest in how libraries & schools are using technology and adapting to change, and loves helping people explore emerging technologies and assess how technology can help deliver better services to customers.  She and Kyle M.L. Jones are the co-authors of Library Technology Reports, April 2011 (47:3), Using WordPress as a Library Content Management System and Learning from Libraries that Use WordPress: Content-Management System Case Studies and Best Practices (2012, ALA Editions). When not in front of a computer, she can be found in her garden trying to help things grow Her website is pafa.net


Sessions by Polly-Alida Farrington
10-17-2011   10:15 AM – 11:00 AM   D101: Training Is Not Learning?
Kristine Ferry, Head, Access Services, UC Irvine Libraries

Kristine Ferry is currently the Head, Access Services at the University of California, Irvine Libraries and has presented several times at Computers in Libraries and other national and regional conferences.


Sessions by Kristine Ferry
10-17-2011   1:15 PM – 2:00 PM   B103: It's All About the Customer!
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.

 


Sessions by Darlene Fichter
10-15-2011   1:30 PM – 4:30 PM   W2: Analyzing Website Usage With Google Analytics
10-16-2011   9:00 AM – 4:30 PM   W9: Web Managers Academy 3.0: Seamless Websites & Expanded Presence
10-17-2011   11:15 AM – 12:00 PM   A102: QR Codes in Action
Sean Fitzpatrick, Drupal Developer, LISHost.org

Sean designs and develops Drupal websites for libraries.


Sessions by Sean Fitzpatrick
10-16-2011   9:00 AM – 4:30 PM   W10: Drupal: Start to Finish in a Day
Esben Fjord, Head of Development, Gladsaxe Public Libraries

Esben Fjord has over 15 years of experience in libraries, the Internet and new technologies. He currently work as Head of Development at Gladsaxe Public Libraries in Denmark, where he's leading innovative technologic initiatives.


Sessions by Esben Fjord
10-17-2011   3:15 PM – 4:00 PM   A105: Developing a Mobile Presence: Mobile Web, Usability, and Devices
Cyrus Ford, Special Formats Librarian, University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Sessions by Cyrus Ford
10-19-2011   10:30 AM – 10:45 AM   CT-W1: Streaming Media for Libraries
Amanda Foust, Electronic Services Librarian, Marin County Free Library

Amanda Jacobs Foust is the Electronic Services Librarian for Marin County Free Library and spends her days managing the various websites and related technology and her nights reading comics.


Sessions by Amanda Foust
10-17-2011   4:15 PM – 5:00 PM   B106: Tips on Redesigning Library Sites
Virginia Franklyn, Web Developer, Pikes Peak Library District

Virginia Franklyn has worked for the Pikes Peak Library District for 16 years, the last 11 of which has been in the position of Web Developer.


Sessions by Virginia Franklyn
10-17-2011   4:15 PM – 5:00 PM   B106: Tips on Redesigning Library Sites
Barbara Galik, Executive Director, Cullom-Davis Library, Bradley University

Barbara A. Galik is the Executive Director, Cullom-Davis Library, Bradley University.  Prior to Bradley, she was Assistant University Librarian for Information and Research Services at Miami University of Ohio;  Head, Slavic and East European Division and Coordinator of Area Programs at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Head, Slavic and East European Section at the University of Washington, Seattle; and Reference Librarian and Slavic Bibliographer at the University of Kentucky, Lexington.  She has a BA in Russian and Soviet Area Studies Certificate from the University of Notre Dame and an MA in Russian Literature and MLS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  She has been involved in MyInfoQuest since its inception and serves as chair of the Advisory Committee and incoming chair of the Policies and Procedures Committee.  She enjoys the challenges of being a librarian in the 21st century and encourages risk taking and "trying things out".


Sessions by Barbara Galik
10-15-2011   1:30 PM – 4:30 PM   W4: Best Practices for Mobile Reference Services
Linda Garvin, Chair, Community Led Service Philosophy Team, Edmonton Public Library

Sessions by Linda Garvin
10-19-2011   11:30 AM – 12:15 PM   C302: Strengthening Community, Enhancing Library Services
Richard Geiger, Information & News Consultant

Recently retired from the San Francisco Chronicle and looking for new opportunities.


Sessions by Richard Geiger
Susan Geiger, Librarian, Moreau Catholic High School 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.


Sessions by Susan Geiger
10-17-2011   3:15 PM – 2:00 PM   E103: Implementing Student Eportfolios
Angela Gillis, Knowledge Sharing Services Librarian, Boeing Company
Angela Gillis is a librarian in Boeing Library Services—Knowledge Sharing Services. She specializes in knowledge management, project management of library knowledge management collections, and web content. She is also a member of the Boeing Enterprise Knowledge Management core team. Angela has a M.A. in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Sessions by Angela Gillis
10-18-2011   1:30 PM – 2:30 PM   C203: Knowledge Management (KM) & Library Services
Christina H. Gola, Head of Library Instruction, University of Houston Libraries

Christina H. Gola is the Head of Library Instruction at the University of Houston Libraries. She has five years experience coordinating library instruction which involves different technologies including clickers, blogs, and Blackboard. She also developed and taught an undergraduate credit course focusing on current web tools and information literacy. Her current research is focused on eReaders in libraries.


Sessions by Christina H. Gola
10-17-2011   3:15 PM – 4:00 PM   D105: Blackboard Learn: Partnering to Integrate Resources
Cary Gordon, The Cherry Hill Company

Sessions by Cary Gordon
10-18-2011   11:30 AM – 12:15 PM   C202: Drupal to the Next Level
Linda Gordon, Librarian, University of La Verne
EdD in Organizational Leadership (July, 2011) - University of La Verne, Executive MBA -Claremont Colleges, Drucker School of Management, MLIS Library Science & Information Management - Univeristy of Southern California, Juris Doctor - Southwestern University of Law, MA Education - California State University, Los Angeles, BA Business Education - California State Univerity, Los Angeles. Librarian, Univeristy of La Verne, 2002 - present. Liaison to the College of Business & Public Management, on and off-campus library research instruction.

Sessions by Linda Gordon
10-17-2011   2:15 PM – 3:00 PM   D104: iLibrarian: Virtual, iPads & Mobile Devices
Toni Gorman, Associate Librarian, Adlai E. Stevenson High School

Toni Gorman is a second-year school library media specialist at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois.  Before this, she earned a degree from Dominican University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science and taught tenth and eleventh grade English, also at Stevenson High School, for ten years.


Sessions by Toni Gorman
10-17-2011   4:15 PM – 5:00 PM   E106: Research Gone Green
Alison Griffin, Account Manager, Ingram’s Coutts Library Service

Sessions by Alison Griffin
10-19-2011   10:30 AM – 12:15 PM   A301 & A302: Talk About: Publishers, Distributors & the Future of Ebooks
William Gunn PhD, Head, Academic Research, Mendeley Ltd

William Gunn has been engaged in creating the future of science from the very beginning. As a young child he was fascinated by futuristic stories of science in Omni Magazine and Wired, leading him to get his PhD in the cutting edge field of stem cell biology. His first-hand experience with the inefficiencies and antiquities of "modern" academic research led him to join the team at Mendeley where he works on bringing modern network efficiencies to academic research.


Sessions by William Gunn PhD
10-18-2011   12:30 PM – 12:45 PM   CT-T5: Building the World's Largest Crowdsourced Archive of Research
10-19-2011   1:30 PM – 2:30 PM   E303: Data Management, Preservation, Curation, & Repositories
Brian Gurewitz, Director of Content Sales, OverDrive

Brian Gurewitz is the Director of Content Sales for OverDrive. With over a decade of experience in the library market, he is responsible for assisting accounts with their collection development goals through access to premium content. Previously, he held the position of President of Library Sales at Books on Tape.

 

 


Sessions by Brian Gurewitz
10-17-2011   11:15 AM – 12:00 PM   E102: Ebooks in Libraries and Schools-How to Increase Access and Improve the User Experience
10-19-2011   10:30 AM – 12:15 PM   A301 & A302: Talk About: Publishers, Distributors & the Future of Ebooks
Alison Steinberg Gurganus, Online Services & Instruction Librarian, San Diego Mesa College

Alison Steinberg Gurganus is the Online Services & Instruction Librarian at San Diego Mesa College where she is in charge of the library's online presence, digital initiatives, online reference services and the instruction program. She has her MLIS from San Jose State University and is currently working on her doctoral dissertation in Education Technology from Pepperdine University.


Sessions by Alison Steinberg Gurganus
10-17-2011   11:15 AM – 12:00 PM   A102: QR Codes in Action
10-17-2011   4:15 PM – 5:00 PM   D106: Instruction Goes Viral With Videos
Doug Hahn, Senior IT Manager, Texas A&M University Libraries

Doug Hahn has a B.S. In Computer Science and over 13 years experience working at a major university library in various technical and managerial capacities. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Library Science, Information Systems course of study with expected graduation in Spring 2012.


Sessions by Doug Hahn
10-19-2011   10:30 AM – 11:15 AM   D301: Building Support for Change & Customer Relationships
Larry Haight, Director of Libraries, Simpson University

Larry Haight has been Director of Library Services at Simpson University since fall 1997.  Simpson University Library migrated from a server based integrate library system to OCLC's Web-scale Management System in December 2010.


Sessions by Larry Haight
10-19-2011   2:45 PM – 3:30 PM   C304: Web Services: Libraries in the Cloud
Matthew Hamilton, IT Manager, Denver Public Library

Matt Hamilton serves as the IT Manager for the Denver Public Library, previously working as IT Director for Anythink Libraries and the Boulder Public Library in Colorado. Matt's approach to IT is heavily influenced by service design, retail trends, and participatory learning models.


Sessions by Matthew Hamilton
10-17-2011   1:15 PM – 2:00 PM   D103: Transliteracy & 21st-Century Skills for Library Users
Kathy Harden, Electronic Services Librarian/Associate Professor, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Kathy is the Electronic Services Librarian at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and was a presenter at the Internet Librarian 2011 Conference.


Sessions by Kathy Harden
10-18-2011   3:15 PM – 4:00 PM   D204: Partnerships & Relationships for Impact
Lisa Hardy, Manager, West Sector, Calgary Public Library

Lisa Hardy is a Sector Manager at the Calgary Public Library in Alberta, Canada and has filled a variety of different roles in Public Libraries big and small over the last 15 years. In her current position, she is involved in developing and implementing new service models and is an active member of the Future Action Team and Strategic Planning Team.


Sessions by Lisa Hardy
10-17-2011   11:15 AM – 12:00 PM   D102: From Training to Learning: Strategic Community Conversations
10-19-2011   1:30 PM – 2:30 PM   C303: Building a Think Tank @ Your Library
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.


Sessions by Colleen S. Harris
10-16-2011   1:30 PM – 4:30 PM   W16: TIPS for Managing Tech & Workflow Changes in Libraries
10-19-2011   1:30 PM – 2:30 PM   D303: Getting Things Done - Tips & Tricks
Robin Hartman, Director, Library Services, Hope International University

Sessions by Robin Hartman
10-19-2011   2:45 PM – 3:30 PM   C304: Web Services: Libraries in the Cloud
Doris Small Helfer, Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities Librarian, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge

Doris Small Helfer is Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities Librarian at California State University Northridge.  She writes  in "Searcher Magazine: the Magazine of the Database Professional".   Her B.A. is from CSU Northridge and her M.S.L. is from Western Michigan University. 

She served as President of the Southern Calif. Chapter, Chair of the ITE Division, Communications Division, and Knowledge Management Division, and on the SLA Board of Directors as Division Cabinet Chair.  In addition she has served as Chair of the Networking, Public Relations, Scholarship, and Information Outlook Advisory Council.  She recently won the Distinguished Teacher of the Year award at her University and was named to the SLA Hall of Fame.


Sessions by Doris Small Helfer
10-17-2011   2:15 PM – 3:00 PM   A104: Mobile Landscape, Cool Tools, & the Future
Margaret Heller, Web Services Librarian, Dominican University

Sessions by Margaret Heller
10-19-2011   11:30 AM – 11:45 AM   CT-W3: Model for Building Community Collections
Nate Hill, Assistant Director, Chattanooga Public Library

Sessions by Nate Hill
10-16-2011   9:00 AM – 12:00 PM   W13: Designing Mobile Experiences
10-17-2011   3:15 PM – 4:00 PM   A105: Developing a Mobile Presence: Mobile Web, Usability, and Devices
10-18-2011   1:30 PM – 2:30 PM   B203: Tools for Improving UX
10-18-2011   4:15 PM – 5:00 PM   B205: Designing for Optimal UX
SuHui Ho, Digital Services Librarian, University of California, San Diego

SuHui (pronounced Sue-Wei) Ho is the Digital Services Librarian at the University of California, San Diego.  She is a frequent speaker in library conferences and wrote articles on e-Library, web strategies, web library staffing models, information discovery, embedded librarianship, etc.  She is interested in developing staffing models for the e-Library, and in innovative use of web technology to deliver traditional library services to online users. SuHui holds a MLIS and a MA degree and has over 15 years of web management experience.


Sessions by SuHui Ho
10-17-2011   11:15 AM – 12:00 PM   B102: Improving Your Website With Google Analytics' Statistics
David Hoffman, Co-Chair for the Internet@Schools Track, Information Today, Inc.

Sessions by David Hoffman
Jamie Hollier, Owner, Anneal, Inc Project Manager with PLA, Board Member for DPLA

Jamie Hollier is a project manager, entrepreneur, and consultant who is passionate about technology and the ways it can be used to create stronger communities. In June of 2013 Jamie was honored as a White House “Champion of Change” and is currently a nominee for the Colorado Apex Women in Tech award.

Jamie is the owner of Anneal, a consulting firm, and a partner at Commerce Kitchen, a web development, design, and marketing company. Currently, Jamie is the project manager for DigitalLearn.org, an online hub for those who teach and support digital learners through a community of practice and a collection of training resources. 

Jamie is also a board member for the Digital Public Library of America and involved with the open government and startup communities in Colorado.


Sessions by Jamie Hollier
10-17-2011   1:15 PM – 2:00 PM   D103: Transliteracy & 21st-Century Skills for Library Users
Amanda Hollister, Systems Librarian, Broome Community College

Amanda Hollister is the Systems Librarian at Broome Community College.  Her interests are in open source software (Drupal!), mashups, and web accessibility and usability.

She previously was the Web Services Librarian at the State University of New York (SUNY) Cortland where she managed the library website, ILLiad, and public computers.

Amanda is the co-author of the book "Open Source Web Applications for Libraries". She has a PhD in Biology from Binghamton University and a MSLIS from Syracuse University.  You can find her at twitter/libdevel and at facebook.com/libdevel


Sessions by Amanda Hollister
10-16-2011   1:30 PM – 4:30 PM   W18: Web Developers Boot Camp
Moe Hosseini-Ara, Director, Culture, City of Markham Markham Public Library

Moe Hosseini-Ara graduated from the University of Western Ontario's School of Library and Information Science in 1996. He holds an honours BA in Anthropology from York University and is a motorcycle training instructor in his spare time. Moe has worked in libraries for over 26 years and has held positions as a page, circulation clerk, acquisitions clerk, children's librarian, librarian supervisor and manager. Moe holds a permanent position as the Director of Service Excellence at Markham Public Library where he has led the organization through numerous innovative and transformational changes. He is currently working as the Director of Culture with the City of Markham where he oversees the public art portfolio for the City, the art gallery, museum and theatre. Moe is a regular presenter at library conferences, speaking on RFID, customer service metrics and MPL's award winning Customer Centered Classification system.


Sessions by Moe Hosseini-Ara
10-15-2011   1:30 PM – 4:30 PM   W1: Measures That Perform
10-19-2011   11:30 AM – 12:15 PM   C302: Strengthening Community, Enhancing Library Services
Sarah Houghton, Director, San Rafael Public Library

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 technology training and internet filtering).


Sessions by Sarah Houghton
10-17-2011   10:15 AM – 11:00 AM   B101: 20 Steps to Creating Web-Based Library Services
10-18-2011   10:30 AM – 11:15 AM   A201: Ebooks: Putting the Issues on the Table
10-19-2011   10:30 AM – 12:15 PM   A301 & A302: Talk About: Publishers, Distributors & the Future of Ebooks
10-19-2011   1:30 PM – 2:30 PM   D303: Getting Things Done - Tips & Tricks
10-19-2011   2:45 PM – 3:30 PM   E304: Digital Content Frustration: Copyright, Licensing, & DRM
Richard P. Hulser, Chief Librarian, 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.


Sessions by Richard P. Hulser
10-18-2011   10:30 AM – 10:45 AM   CT-T2: Warp Speed to the Cloud: ILS Case Study
Deb Hunt, Library Director, Mechanics' Institute & Principal, Information Edge

For 16 of the past 20 years, Deb has zigged and zagged in and out of libraries, pursuing parallel careers in digital asset management, knowledge management and beyond. She recently returned to libraryland as Library Director at the Mechanics’ Institute (www.milibrary.org), a general interest membership library, cultural event center, and chess club located in a 9-story landmark building in the Financial District of San Francisco. Founded in 1854 to serve the educational and social needs of mechanics — artisans, craftsmen, and inventors, the Institute today is a favorite of avid readers, writers, downtown employees, students, film lovers, chess players, and the 21st century nomadic worker in search of a place for literary pursuits, thinking, research and study.

Deb is also Principal of Information Edge, www.information-edge.com, which specializes in enterprise, document and digital asset management, knowledge services, research and analysis, and library design and automation. In addition to her MLS, Deb is a certified Enterprise Content Management Practitioner and believes that learning never stops.

 

Deb is the co-author of The Librarian’s Skillbook: 51 Essential Career Skills for Information Professionals (http://www.librarianskillbook.com/). She is also co-presenting through several associations and organizations “Expanding Your Career Potential”, a multi-part webinar series that has been very successful in North America and beyond.

Deb is SLA’s 2014 Past President. She is a member of the Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP) and AIIM.org. She has authored numerous articles, presented at many conferences, and has received several professional awards.


Sessions by Deb Hunt
Lara Ingham, Librarian, Oregon Episcopal School

Lara Ingham, currently at the Oregon Episcopal School, has worked in both independent and public school settings. After receiving her MLS from the University of Michigan, she spent the first part of her career overseas working in both Austria in a Special Collections Library and in Palau, Micronesia, as a Peace Corps volunteer where she discovered her love of working and collaborating in a school setting.


Sessions by Lara Ingham
10-18-2011   3:15 PM – 4:00 PM   E204: The Library/Tech Connection: Making Collaboration Practical
Pamela Jacobs, Liaison/Collection Assessment Librarian, Brock University

Pamela Jacobs is Collections Assessment/Liaison Librarian at Brock University. After earning her MLS degree in 1999 from the University of Illinois, Pamela worked as an Academic Liaison Librarian at the University of Guelph prior to working at YBP Library Services from 2003-2005. During her time at YBP she worked with academic librarians across Canada developing approval plans. From 2005-2009 Pamela served  as Associate University Librarian for Collections at Brock. Pamela likes to escape the digital landscape by travelling, hiking and reading.


Sessions by Pamela Jacobs
10-18-2011   4:15 PM – 5:00 PM   A205: Ebook Research & Experiments
Michelle Jacobs-Lustig, Librarian for Instructional Design, Outreach and Training, Pepperdine University

I am currently the Librarian for Instructional Design, Outreach and Training at Pepperdine University. Previously, I spent three years as the Emerging Technologies and Web Coordinator at College Library at the University of California, Los Angeles. I have also had the opportunity to be one of the founding librarians at the University of California, Merced. Having worked in a variety of Academic Libraries and a Public Library, I focus my work on the needs of the user. My research explores information seeking behaviors of undergraduates and developing web content for visual learners. At Pepperdine, my ideas and projects largely center on the concept of library and technology as a ubiquitous information literacy force. I have also spent a great deal of time contributing to the profession as whole. I hope to help reshape the way libraries and librarians look at technology and help them learn to embrace the fast paced cycle of technology that has become an essential components of higher education in the 21st century institution.


Sessions by Michelle Jacobs-Lustig
10-18-2011   11:30 AM – 12:15 PM   D202: Collaborating: Students & Librarians
Rolf Janke, VP/Publisher, SAGE Reference

Rolf Janke, founder and Vice President/Publisher for Sage Reference, an imprint of Sage Publications, has been involved in academic publishing for over 30 years with experience in textbook and reference publishing.  At Sage Reference, he is responsible for the strategic development and growth of the reference product line directed towards academic and public libraries. He has spoken at many conferences on the future of electronic reference and has been published in the Journal of Library Administration.   Prior to Sage, Rolf was the Vice President and Publisher for ABC-CLIO and Editorial Director for Blackwell Publishers. He started his career in sales and editorial at Kent Publishing, a division of International Thomson.   


Sessions by Rolf Janke
10-18-2011   1:30 PM – 2:30 PM   A203: Talk About: Ebook Preservation
Beth Jefferson, CEO, Bibliocommons

Sessions by Beth Jefferson
10-17-2011   1:15 PM – 2:00 PM   C103: 21st Century Book Recommendation Engines
Cynthia Johnson, Head of Reference, UC Irvine Libraries

Cynthia Johnson is the Head of Reference at the University of California, Irvine Libraries. She provides leadership for all aspects of reference service. She holds an MS in Library Services from Columbia University, an MA from Boston University, and a BA from the University of California, San Diego.


Sessions by Cynthia Johnson
10-17-2011   1:15 PM – 2:00 PM   B103: It's All About the Customer!
Scott Johnson, President, CEO, ChiliFresh.com

Sessions by Scott Johnson
10-17-2011   1:15 PM – 2:00 PM   C103: 21st Century Book Recommendation Engines
Tabitha Johnson, Lead Librarian Grades K-4, The School at Columbia University

Tabitha joined the faculty of The School as the kindergarten through fourth grade librarian in 2006. She began her career as a first grade teacher in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn. After teaching for a few years, Tabitha decided to recognize her dream of being a librarian by getting her Masters of Library and Information Science. During her year as a student, Tabitha was fortunate to work as an assistant librarian in the corporate library at Ogilvy and Mather advertising. In the last four years, Tabitha has brought many new programs to our library. She piloted The School's first picture book award program for Kindergarten through fourth grades called the Leo's Choice Award. She has developed a collection of graphic novels for the wide range of students at the school. Valuing the importance of storytelling, she has developed storytelling units for each grade that she works with.  Tabitha has been exploring using the iPad as a tool in the library for using the online catalog and book clubs since the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year.


Sessions by Tabitha Johnson
10-18-2011   1:30 PM – 2:30 PM   E203: iPads, iPods, and E-Readers in the School Library
Rebecca Jones, 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. 


Sessions by Rebecca Jones
10-15-2011   1:30 PM – 4:30 PM   W1: Measures That Perform
Anna Jonsson, Library Assistant, Marin County Free Library
Anna Jonsson works for the Novato Library in Marin County. Previous to relocating to California from Australia and working in libraries, she ran her own business and worked in film.

Sessions by Anna Jonsson
10-17-2011   4:15 PM – 5:00 PM   B106: Tips on Redesigning Library Sites
Danielle Kane, Research Librarian for Emerging Technologies and Service Innovation, University of California, Irvine

Danielle Kane is a Research Librarian at the University of California, Irvine, where she is involved in the implementation of new technology initiatives and services.


Sessions by Danielle Kane
10-17-2011   11:15 AM – 12:00 PM   A102: QR Codes in Action
Dick Kaser, Vice President of Content, Information Today

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, Online Searcher, EContent, KMWorld, CRM Magazine, Streaming Media, American Library Directory, Literary Marketplace, and Computers in Libraries, where he simultaneously serves as Executive Editor.

Prior to joining ITI in 2001, Dick was Executive Director of NFAIS (the National Federation for Advanced Information Services).  At NFAIS he managed operations, directed the federation’s publishing and conference programming, and provided 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.


Sessions by Dick Kaser
10-19-2011   2:45 PM – 3:30 PM   A304: Ebook Issues & Challenges: Debrief
Miles Kehoe, Director of Professional Services, LucidWorks

Mr. Kehoe  is the founder and president of New Idea Engineering, Inc, a company that specializes in selecting, implementing, deploying and managing enterprise search platforms. He is a consultant, author, speaker, and industry thought leader with more than 20 years of experience in enterprise search. He was Director of Professional Services at LucidWorks, the open source Solr-based search technology company. He has authored three books including Professional Microsoft Search covering FAST ESP and Microsoft SharePoint search. He blogs at http://www.enterprisesearchblog.com. 


Sessions by Miles Kehoe
10-19-2011   11:00 AM – 11:15 AM   CT-W2: Google Plus
Arlene Keller, Web Services Coordinator, Marketing + Online Engagement, Multnomah County Library

Arlene Keller has been combining her love of technology and libraries and making libraries accessible to online patrons for almost 15 years. Currently, she is the web services coordinator at Multnomah County Library. 


Sessions by Arlene Keller
10-18-2011   4:15 PM – 5:00 PM   D205: Repositioning With Tablets, Social Media, & Outreach
David Lee King, Digital Services Director, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library 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 is Face2Face: Using Facebook, Twitter, and Other Social Media Tools to Create Great Customer Connections. David maintains a blog at http://www.davidleeking.com.


Sessions by David Lee King
10-15-2011   1:30 PM – 4:30 PM   W7: Engaging Your Community With QR Codes
10-19-2011   11:30 AM – 12:15 PM   D302: Social Media Strategy & Goals
Royce Kitts, Education Librarian, Washburn University

Sessions by Royce Kitts
10-16-2011   5:30 PM – 7:30 PM   Gaming & Gadgets Petting Zoo
Ruth A Kneale, Systems Librarian, ATST, National Solar Observatory

Ruth Kneale is the systems librarian for the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope project of the National Solar Observatory, in Tucson, Arizona. In addition to web content management systems, configuration management, and databases she also has a strong interest in the image of librarians in popular culture, and is always on the lookout for both positive and negative portrayals.


Sessions by Ruth A Kneale
10-18-2011   11:30 AM – 12:15 PM   C202: Drupal to the Next Level
Karen Knox, Associate Director and IT Manager, Rochester Hills Public Library
Karen C. Knox is the Associate Director and IT Manager at the Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) in Rochester, Michigan. She has found her niche in library technology – it was the perfect combination of her computer science skills and her love for libraries. She has a BS in Computer Science from the University of Michigan and a MLIS from the University of Texas at Austin. She has worked with technology in public libraries in Michigan for about ten years, including five years before RHPL at the Novi Public Library in Novi, Michigan. Her first job upon being hired at RHPL was to lead the migration project from their previous ILS to Polaris. Nothing like hitting the ground running! But truth be told, she embraces the challenges…not necessarily the stress, but the challenges. Karen enjoys being involved in the library profession, previously holding various positions in the Michigan Library Association and the Polaris Users Group. She has presented at conferences and published articles on a variety of library technology topics. She thoroughly enjoys how “library people” are so willing to share ideas with one another!

Sessions by Karen Knox
10-16-2011   1:30 PM – 4:30 PM   W20: Implementing Technology Solutions in Libraries
Jennifer Koerber, Web Services Librarian, Boston Public Library

Jennifer Koerber is the Web Services Librarian Boston Public Library and an independent trainer and speaker in emerging technologies and the social web. Visit www.jenniferkoerber.com for a look at her presentations, publications, and other greatest hits, including articles for Library Journal and The Digital Shift. She can often be found in top hat and gears at steampunk events and shows for Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band, or volunteering as webmaster for Theatre@First, a local community theater.


Sessions by Jennifer Koerber
10-17-2011   1:15 PM – 2:00 PM   D103: Transliteracy & 21st-Century Skills for Library Users
Regina Koury, Head of Collection Management, Idaho State University

Regina Koury is a Head of Collection Management at the Idaho State University library. She had previously worked at the University of Southern California with experience in electronic resources, print serials, interlibrary loan and public desk services. Regina received MLIS from University of Pittsburgh, and M.Ed. in Instructional Technology at the Idaho State University.


Sessions by Regina Koury
10-19-2011   10:30 AM – 11:15 AM   B301: Tech Change
Lisa Kurt, Emerging Technologies Librarian, University of Nevada, Reno

Lisa Kurt is the Emerging Technologies Librarian at the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). Prior to her current role, she was the Head of Electronic Resources and Acquisition Services at UNR. She has previously worked for the MIT Libraries and the Massachusetts College of Art Library with experience in public and technical services. Lisa has a background in visual arts and in a past life was a graphic designer; she received a BFA in Design from Massachusetts College of Art and an MS in Library and Information Science from Simmons College.


Sessions by Lisa Kurt
10-17-2011   4:15 PM – 5:00 PM   A106: E-Collections and E-Devices
10-18-2011   11:30 AM – 12:15 PM   D202: Collaborating: Students & Librarians
Jaye A. H. Lapachet, Manager of Library Services, Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP
Jaye Lapachet is the Manager of Library Services for Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP and has been since November 2001.  She has worked at law firms of all sizes in San Francisco and has also been an information industry consultant.  Ms. Lapachet is the Convener of the Mid Sized Firm Librarian Group based in San Francisco and was involved in developing the Law Firm Libraries Disaster Planning Template. She has served on the Board of the local SLA chapter and writes frequently for a variety of legal and library publications. Ms. Lapachet is a graduate of the School of Library and Information Studies at UC Berkeley and, aside from writing, enjoys exploring new web technologies.

Sessions by Jaye A. H. Lapachet
10-18-2011   1:30 PM – 2:30 PM   C203: Knowledge Management (KM) & Library Services
Elizabeth Lane Lawley, Director, RIT Lab for Social Computing, Rochester Institute of Technology

Sessions by Elizabeth Lane Lawley
10-19-2011   8:45 AM – 9:45 AM   Internet 2020: TrendWatch Smackdown
10-19-2011   3:45 PM – 4:30 PM   Gamification: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Rudy Leon, Outreach & Instruction Librarian, University of Nevada, Reno

Rudy Leon is Outreach & Instruction Librarian at the University of Nevada. Her research has two primary foci: the roles of the librarian in user outreach, engagement, and relationship-building in academic libraries, and effects of these myriad relationships on services, collections, learning spaces, and student learning; and the history and future of these infrastructure services.

Rudy is an active member of ALA, ACRL, and the Library Society of the World (LSW). She chairs the ALA Intellectual Freedom Round Table Publications & Communications Committee, and founded and convenes the ACRL Leadership Discussion Group. Rudy also coordinates the Burning Inquiry Project. 


Sessions by Rudy Leon
10-18-2011   1:00 PM – 1:15 PM   CT-T6: Web 2.0 Resources & Tools
Kendra K. Levine, Librarian At Large

Sessions by Kendra K. Levine
10-17-2011   3:15 PM – 4:00 PM   B105: Drupal vs. WordPress vs. Joomla Smackdown
Nancy MacKenzie, Customer Service Manager, Calgary Public Library

Nancy MacKenzie is a Sector Manager with the Calgary Public Library.


Sessions by Nancy MacKenzie
10-17-2011   11:15 AM – 12:00 PM   D102: From Training to Learning: Strategic Community Conversations
10-19-2011   1:30 PM – 2:30 PM   C303: Building a Think Tank @ Your Library
Aubrey Madler, Information Specialist, Rural Assistance Center (RAC)
Aubrey Madler is an Information Specialist with the Rural Assistance Center (RAC), a national project of the UND Center for Rural Health. Here, she collects electronic resources containing information applicable to health and human services in rural America. She indexes and organizes these resources to assure ease of access by rural stakeholders. Madler maintains the RAC's thesaurus, and has learned about thesaurus design, metadata, and folksonomy through formal coursework and seminar participation.

Sessions by Aubrey Madler
10-19-2011   10:30 AM – 11:15 AM   E301: Digital Content Tools: Thesaurus & Folksonomies
Julie Magnus, Head of Reference, Marin County Free Library
Julie Magnus is the Head of Reference at the Corte Madera Library in the Marin County Free Library System, where she manages reference services and assists as part of the team supporting the library’s web presence. She received her M.L.I.S. from the University of Iowa, and has worked in both academic and public libraries across the U.S.

Sessions by Julie Magnus
10-17-2011   4:15 PM – 5:00 PM   B106: Tips on Redesigning Library Sites
Nalini Mahajan, Medical Library Director and Webmaster, Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital

Mahajan’s career spans more than 38years and she has broken ground on more than one front. She participates in national and international meetings, has presented papers, and has taught continuing education courses at national meetings including Special Library Association, Medical Library Association, Internet Librarian, and American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Nalini won the 2010 “Librarian of the Year” award from DuPage Library System, IL and received “Outstanding Part-time Faculty Award” at College of DuPage Library and in 1996. In 2002 she was a recipient of “Scroll of Exemplary Service” for the Hospital Libraries Section of the MLA. Currently she is serving as the President Elect on the Executive board of SLA Biomedical and Life Sciences Division. She is also on the Library Board of Advisors for Doody's Review Service, an e-journal and unique collection development tool featuring the most extensive database of expert reviews of books and software in the health sciences. In 2013 she was appointed to the ebook Illinois Advisory Committee. As a leader and front-line worker, Mahajan is very passionate about her profession and has helped make the Marianjoy library one of the top libraries in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. As a Webmaster, she manages the library Website as well as Information Connections, a Website for parents of children with development disabilities and chronic diseases.


Sessions by Nalini Mahajan
10-18-2011   1:30 PM – 2:30 PM   D203: Engaging Communities With Collaboration
Chad Mairn, Information Services Librarian, St. Petersburg College

Chad Mairn is an Information Services Librarian and adjunct professor at St. Petersburg College in Florida. 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 enjoys spending time with his 2 kids and girlfriend, plays drums in Fowler's Bluff, and he likes to make homemade beer and wine.


Sessions by Chad Mairn
10-16-2011   1:30 PM – 4:30 PM   W19: Handheld Librarians' Mobile Tech Tutorial
10-19-2011   1:30 PM – 2:30 PM   A303: Practical Considerations for Public & Academic Libraries
Pilar Martinez, Executive Director, Public Services, Edmonton Public Library

Sessions by Pilar Martinez
10-19-2011   11:30 AM – 12:15 PM   C302: Strengthening Community, Enhancing Library Services
Elena Maslyukova, Information Officer, The World Bank
Education: - BS in Library Science, Moscow University of Culture, 1994 - MLS In Library Science, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC 1997 - MBA in International Management, Kogod School of Business, American University, 2005 Employment: 1997- 2005 Reference and Research Librarian, World Bank Group Library 2005 - present Information Officer, Content Integration, Information Solutions Group, The World Bank

Sessions by Elena Maslyukova
10-17-2011   4:15 PM – 5:00 PM   A106: E-Collections and E-Devices
10-18-2011   3:15 PM – 4:00 PM   C204: Integrating Content for Creative Products & Services
Joe Matthews, Author, Listening to the Voice of the Customer, JRM Consulting, Inc.

As a library consultant, Joe has provided consulting assistance to numerous academic, public and special libraries and local governments.

In addition to numerous articles, he is the author of Listening to the Cusotmer, Library Assessment in Higher Education, The Customer-Focused Library, The Evaluation and Measurement of Library Services, Scorecards for Results, Strategic Planning and Management for Library Managers, and Measuring for Results among other books.

He was an instructor at the School of Library Information Science (SLIS) at San Jose State University. Joe has taught evaluation of library services, library information systems, strategic planning, management and research methods. He was selected as the SLIS Outstanding Scholar in 2008.

Joe is an invited conference speaker and is active in the American Library Association.  A dedicated grandfather, Joe resides in Carlsbad, CA.


Sessions by Joe Matthews
10-16-2011   9:00 AM – 12:00 PM   W11: Listening to the Customer
Robert McAllister, Knowledge Sharing Services Librarian, Boeing Company
Robert McAllister is a librarian in Boeing Library Services—Knowledge Sharing Services. He specializes in database conversions, web programming, and the Boeing digital collections. Robert has a MLIS from San Jose State University.

Sessions by Robert McAllister
10-18-2011   1:30 PM – 2:30 PM   C203: Knowledge Management (KM) & Library Services
Nina McHale, Web Developer, Digital Services, Arapahoe Library District

Nina McHale is Web Developer at the Arapahoe Library District in Englewood, Colorado. A 2012 Library Journal Mover & Shaker, she has experience in reference and systems, and prior to arriving at Arapahoe, she held academic positions at the University of Colorado Denver, Georgetown University, and Howard Community College. She holds a joint MA/MSLS in English and Library Science from The Catholic University of America. Her research interests include open source web applications for libraries, virtual reference, usability and user-centered design, web accessibility, knowledge management in libraries, metasearch technologies, and emerging technologies in libraries. She has presented nationally on these and other topics at ALA Midwinter and Annual, the LITA National Forum, Internet Librarian, and Computers in Libraries.


Sessions by Nina McHale
10-18-2011   11:30 AM – 12:15 PM   B202: Building a Single User Experience
10-19-2011   11:30 AM – 12:15 PM   E302: Making a Case for CMS!
Sheli McHugh, Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, The University of Scranton Weinberg Memorial Library

Sheli McHugh is the University of Scranton’s Cataloging and Metadata Librarian. She holds a bachelor’s degree in media studies from the Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree in library science from Clarion University. Sheli was a 2011 ALA Emerging Leader.


Sessions by Sheli McHugh
10-17-2011   1:15 PM – 2:00 PM   A103: Next Big Trends: Near Field Communication & Interactive Picture Books
Amalia Menon, University Head Librarian, Olivet University

Amalia Menon is University Head Librarian at Olivet University in San Francisco.  She has experience with cataloging, interlibrary loan, collection development, research, reference, and circulation.  In 2008, she received a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh.  She has presented at Internet Librarian in 2011, 2012, and 2013. 


Sessions by Amalia Menon
10-19-2011   10:30 AM – 11:15 AM   B301: Tech Change
Jason Michel, User Experience Librarian, Miami University

Sessions by Jason Michel
10-17-2011   2:15 PM – 3:00 PM   B104: Using the Cloud to Power Library Sites & Services
Robert Miller, Director, Books, Internet Archive

Sessions by Robert Miller
10-19-2011   10:30 AM – 12:15 PM   A301 & A302: Talk About: Publishers, Distributors & the Future of Ebooks
Willie Miller, Assistant Librarian, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis

Willie Miller is an Assistant Librarian at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) University Library and serves as liaison to the Schools of Informatics and Journalism. He recently participated in a faculty community of practice with seven teaching faculty from across several disciplines that pioneered IUPUI’s use of iPads in the classroom. Current research focuses on digital interactons for learning and student engagement.


Sessions by Willie Miller
10-17-2011   2:15 PM – 3:00 PM   D104: iLibrarian: Virtual, iPads & Mobile Devices
Matt Montgomery, Technical Services Librarian, Mechanics' Institute

Matt Montgomery is the Technical Services Librarian at the Mechanics’ Institute Library in San Francisco. His professional interests include knowledge organization, metadata, cataloging, digital literacy, user experience, and digital engagement. He received his MLIS from Pratt Institute in New York City.


Sessions by Matt Montgomery
10-18-2011   4:15 PM – 5:00 PM   C205: Social Media Lessons From the Ad World & More!
Joe Murphy, Library Directions & Tech Trends Analyst. Director Library Futures., Library Future Innovative Interfaces, Yale Uni

Joe Murphy, Librarian, is a Library Futures and Technology Trends expert. Joe Murphy is a librarian who has contributed to libraries as Director of Library Futures with Innovative Interfaces and five years experience as a Science Librarian at Yale University. Joe earned a Master’s degree in Library & Information Science from the University of Hawaii. As a technology trend spotter, Joe finds opportunities for libraries from the immense amount of change impacting us. He works to support a robust future for libraries connecting creative library ideas and partners and analyzes technology and cultural directions. See Joe’s blog http://libraryfuture.com/ and his Twitter stream @libraryfuture for more information. 

 

In the capacity of Director, Library Futures with Innovative Interfaces Joe helped libraries meet their robust futures and helped a leading library technology partner connect with new opportunities. 

Joe has been a Technology Trends Analyst & LibraryFutures consultant, an innovation leadership researcher, and former Science Librarian at Yae University. 

Joe identifies and synthesizes technology directions and their impacts. Joe delivers keynote presentations around the world on issues of the library of the future and technology directions. Joe authors the influential Twitter account libraryfuture and blog http://libraryfuture.com/, and has authored/edited several books.

 


Sessions by Joe Murphy
10-15-2011   1:30 PM – 4:30 PM   W7: Engaging Your Community With QR Codes
10-16-2011   1:30 PM – 4:30 PM   W19: Handheld Librarians' Mobile Tech Tutorial
10-19-2011   2:45 PM – 3:30 PM   A304: Ebook Issues & Challenges: Debrief
Matt Nauman, Baker & Taylor, YBP Library

Sessions by Matt Nauman
10-18-2011   3:15 PM – 4:00 PM   A204: Talk About: Ebooks, Users, & Library Workflow
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.


Sessions by Walter T Nelson
10-19-2011   1:30 PM – 2:30 PM   B303: Imagining a Future for the Library Catalog
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


Sessions by Bobbi L. Newman
10-17-2011   10:15 AM – 11:00 AM   D101: Training Is Not Learning?
10-17-2011   1:15 PM – 2:00 PM   D103: Transliteracy & 21st-Century Skills for Library Users
10-18-2011   10:30 AM – 11:15 AM   A201: Ebooks: Putting the Issues on the Table
10-18-2011   1:30 PM – 1:45 PM   CT-T7: Productivity Tools & Tips for Internet Librarians
Stacy Nockowitz, Middle School Librarian, The Columbus Academy

Stacy Nockowitz is the Middle School Librarian (Grades 5-8) at The Columbus Academy in Gahanna, Ohio.  Before becoming a librarian, Stacy taught English and Language Arts for more than fifteen years in New York, Massachusetts, and Ohio.  She is a veteran conference speaker, and has presented sessions to a wide variety of audiences on such varied topics as Managing Your Digital Footprint, Integrating Web 2.0 Tools in the Classroom, and Using Voicethread as a Collaborative Teaching Tool.  Stacy received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandeis University and her Master's Degree from Columbia University Teachers College.


Sessions by Stacy Nockowitz
10-18-2011   11:30 AM – 12:15 PM   E202: Helping Students Understand and Manage Their Digital Footprint
Chris Noll, Noll & Tam Architects

Sessions by Chris Noll
10-18-2011   4:15 PM – 5:00 PM   B205: Designing for Optimal UX
Greg Notess, Faculty & Graduate Services Librarian, Montana State University

Greg Notess, founder of SearchEngineShowdown.com and Faculty & Graduate Services Librarian 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.


Sessions by Greg Notess
10-16-2011   9:00 AM – 4:30 PM   W8: Searchers Academy
10-16-2011   9:00 AM – 12:00 PM   W14: Screencasting: Tips & Tricks for Fast & Easy Online Tutorials
10-17-2011   11:15 AM – 12:00 PM   C102: Advances in Discovery Engines & Services
10-17-2011   4:15 PM – 5:00 PM   C106: Browser Battles: Next Generation of Browser Wars
Jolie O'Dell, Technology Journalist, Mashable.com

Sessions by Jolie O'Dell
10-17-2011   10:15 AM – 11:00 AM   A101: Major Upcoming Mobile Trends & Location Applications
Andrew K Pace, Executive Director, Networked Library Services, OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.

Andrew K. Pace is Executive Director for Networked Library Services at OCLC, where he is directing projects to move library management services to the network level.  He was formerly Head of Information Technology at North Carolina State University Libraries, where he spent 9 years participating in several digital library projects.  Pace is a Past President of the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), and serves on the NISO Information Standards Quarterly and OCLC Sytems and Services editorial boards.  He is a frequent speaker and writer on several library topics. 


Sessions by Andrew K Pace
10-19-2011   1:30 PM – 2:30 PM   B303: Imagining a Future for the Library Catalog
10-19-2011   2:45 PM – 3:30 PM   C304: Web Services: Libraries in the Cloud
Cathy Palmer, Head of Education & Outreach, UC Irvine Libraries
Cathy Palmer is the Head of Education and Outreach at the University of California, Irvine Libraries. She provides leadership for the Libraries' outreach and instruction programs and information literacy initiatives. She holds an AMLS from the University of Michigan where she also received a BA in History and English.

Sessions by Cathy Palmer
10-17-2011   1:15 PM – 2:00 PM   B103: It's All About the Customer!
Susan Chesley Perry, Head of Digital Initiatives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz

Susan Chesley Perry is the Head of Digital Initiatives at UC Santa Cruz University Library.  She coordinates the development and maintenance of the library's unique and locally-created digital resources.  Her department provides stewardship of digital materials through the digitization and capture, management, access and discovery, and preservation life cycle.

 


Sessions by Susan Chesley Perry
10-19-2011   1:30 PM – 2:30 PM   E303: Data Management, Preservation, Curation, & Repositories
Christie Peters, Science & Engineering Librarian, University of Houston
Christie is a Science & Engineering Librarian at the University of Houston. Her liaison responsibilities include the departments of Chemistry, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering. In addition to these duties, she is very interested in campus outreach and research support.

Sessions by Christie Peters
10-19-2011   1:30 PM – 2:30 PM   E303: Data Management, Preservation, Curation, & Repositories
Tom Peters, CEO, TAP Information Services OPAL, Trendy Topics, Unabridged, My Info Quest

Tom Peters, the CEO of TAP Information Services (www.tapinformation.com), a company he founded in 2003 to help organizations innovate, is a librarian by training and inclination.  Tom has worked previously at the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC, the academic consortium of the Big Ten universities and the University of Chicago), Western Illinois University in Macomb, Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Minnesota State University at Mankato, and the University of Missouri at Kansas City.  Tom did his undergraduate work at Grinnell College, where he majored in English and philosophy.  He earned his library science degree at the University of Iowa.  His second master's degree (in English) was completed at the University of Missouri at Kansas City.  His library experience includes reference service, library instruction, collection management, and administration.  His current interests include eReading on portable devices, mobile library initiatives (e.g., www.myinfoquest.info), downloadable digital audio book services (e.g., www.unabridged.info), library services in virtual worlds (e.g., Second Life), and online programming using web conferencing software (e.g., www.opal-online.org).  Maxito Ricardo is his avatar in Second Life.


Sessions by Tom Peters
10-15-2011   1:30 PM – 4:30 PM   W4: Best Practices for Mobile Reference Services
Marcy Phelps, President, Phelps Research Inc. 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 Inc., Marcy Phelps helps decision-makers manage risk. She is a past president of the Association of Independent Information Professionals (www.aiip.org) and and 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 turning information into insights at www.MarcyPhelps.com and tweets at www.twitter.com/marcyphelps.


Sessions by Marcy Phelps
10-16-2011   9:00 AM – 4:30 PM   W8: Searchers Academy
10-17-2011   3:15 PM – 4:00 PM   C105: Top Tips for Turning Information Into Insights
10-18-2011   11:30 AM – 11:45 AM   CT-T3: Researching Customers & Competitors
Sue Polanka, Head of Reference and Instruction, Wright State University Libraries 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.


Sessions by Sue Polanka
10-18-2011   1:30 PM – 2:30 PM   A203: Talk About: Ebook Preservation
10-19-2011   1:30 PM – 2:30 PM   A303: Practical Considerations for Public & Academic Libraries
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.


Sessions by Danielle Pollock
10-18-2011   10:30 AM – 11:15 AM   C201: Creating Web 2.0 Apps With SharePoint
Michael Porter, President, Library Renewal libraryman.com

Michael is a librarian, blogger, presenter, technology fan, author and PEZ collector. He has nearly 20 years of experience working in Libraryland and has presented hundreds of times to library staff around the world. In 2009 he was selected as a Library Journal “Mover & Shaker” and is currently the Communications Manager at WebJunction.org in Seattle, Washington. Before heading to WebJunction in 2006, Michael worked at OCLC Western (Ontario, CA), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation US Library Program and the Allen County Public Library (Fort Wayne, IN). He holds an MLS degree from Indiana University (’99). Michael’s professional focus is on practical technology, community, library futures, training and planning. He is currently working on a book about successful electronic communities for ALA Editions, co-authors the “Internet Spotlight” column in each issue of Public Libraries Magazine and also teaches the “Technology Planning” course for PLA’s “Certified Public Library Administrator Program”. Libraries, librarians, travel, creating digital multi-media, and PEZ are all near and dear to him. You can read more on the Libraryman blog: www.libraryman.com


Sessions by Michael Porter
10-19-2011   10:30 AM – 12:15 PM   A301 & A302: Talk About: Publishers, Distributors & the Future of Ebooks
Anne Price, Public Services Librarian/Associate Professor, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Anne is the Public Services Librarian at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and was a presenter at the Internet Librarian 2011 Conference.


Sessions by Anne Price
10-18-2011   3:15 PM – 4:00 PM   D204: Partnerships & Relationships for Impact
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.


Sessions by Gary Price
10-16-2011   9:00 AM – 4:30 PM   W8: Searchers Academy
10-17-2011   2:15 PM – 3:00 PM   C104: Best Betas for Learning & Navigating
10-18-2011   12:00 PM – 12:15 PM   CT-T4: Gov 2.0: Gov Info on the 'Net
Lee Rainie, Director, Pew Research Center's Internet Project Author of the 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 500 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.


Sessions by Lee Rainie
10-18-2011   8:45 AM – 9:45 AM   Libraries and Learning Communities
Renee Ramig, Director of Technology, Seven Hills School

Renee is in her 26th year of working with technology in education.  She works with teachers, librarians and administrators helping them to find ways to move from integrating technology to making technology truly integral.  Renee speaks regularly at conferences such as CUE, MacWorld, CLMS, and CAIS.


Sessions by Renee Ramig
10-18-2011   1:30 PM – 2:30 PM   E203: iPads, iPods, and E-Readers in the School Library
Nadine Renazile, Lead Librarian Grades 5-8, The School at Columbia University

Nadine Renazile's experience as a librarian in a variety of settings is evidence of her interest in the different ways people access information. Her experiences as a High School Librarian in a suburban high school, a Middle School Librarian in the Bronx and as a Reference Librarian at the New York Public Library have all prepared her to help students develop a critical inquiry approach to their research. In 2003, Nadine was awarded the Fulbright Teacher Memorial Fund fellowship. It allowed her to visit schools in Japan, immersion in that culture convinced her of the importance of internationalizing the education system here in the U.S. in order to competently and competitively face our global future. Nadine has been the Lead Librarian for grades 5-8 at The School at Columbia since 2006.


Sessions by Nadine Renazile
10-18-2011   1:30 PM – 2:30 PM   E203: iPads, iPods, and E-Readers in the School Library
Andrew Revelle, Social Sciences Librarian, Miami University
I am a social science librarian at Miami University in Oxford, OH. My subject areas are Educational Leadership, Family Studies and Social Work, Gerontology, Kinesiology and Health, and Sociology. My research interests include the open access to scholarly communications and the use of technology in library instruction. I have a B.A. in Russian Language and Literature from the State University of New York at Albany and a M.A. in Russian History and a M.L.S., both from Indiana University, Bloomington.

Sessions by Andrew Revelle
10-17-2011   2:15 PM – 3:00 PM   B104: Using the Cloud to Power Library Sites & Services
Camille Reynolds MLS, Director, Knowledge Management, Nossaman LLP

Camille D. Reynolds, MLS | Director of Knowledge Management

Camille Reynolds serves as Director of Knowledge Management for Nossaman LLP, a law firm with over 150 attorneys and policy advisors. She oversees the Firm's library and research functions including competitive intelligence; records and docket, and knowledge management functions. She combines strong leadership and organizational skills to direct the Firm's team of knowledge professionals. 

Ms. Reynolds is a graduate of the School of Library and Information Management at Emporia State University and holds a graduate certificate in Information management from ESU.  Camille is Co-Chair of the KM Group of the PLL-SIS of AALL, is the Chair of the PR Committee of NOCALL, is active in the Mid Sized Firm Librarian Group in San Francisco , and speaks and writes frequently on topics related to library and knowledge professionals helping their organizations remain competitive by better managing knowledge assets.

Professional Affiliations

Northern California Association of Law Libraries, Chair of PR Committee 2011 to present

American Association of Law Libraries, Co-Chair PLL-SIS KM Subgroup 2011 to present

Special Libraries Association, 1998 to present

Special Libraries Association SF-Bay Region Chapter Executive Board Member, 2006 to 2007

Education

Masters in Library and Information Science, Emporia State University, 2001

Information Management Certificate, Emporia State University, 2001

BS, University of Tennessee, 1995

Presentations

Presenter, Ark Group: Law Firm Library & Information Centers Conference: "Case Study: Leveraging Library & Research Services in the New Business Intake Process," New York,  Febuary 28, 2011

Co-Speaker (with Kathy Skinner of Morrison & Foerster),  NOCALL Spring Institute 2011 on "The changing state of the legal industry: implications & opportunities for librarians"

Panelist, "What's Real in the Real World", Blog Talk Radio: The Law Librarian, San Francisco, CA Sept. 3, 2009

Co-Presenter (with Liana Juliano, Jaye Lapachet, Connie Crosby) "Law Library 2.0", Internet Librarian 2008, Monterey, CA, October 21, 2008.

Presenter, "Find it fast and free on the Net: Finding Free Legal Research Sites & Case Law", NBI Seminar, Oakland, CA, March 28, 2008.

Presenter, "Find it fast and free on the Net: Finding Free Legal Research Sites & Case Law", NBI Seminar, San Francisco, CA, May 17, 2007.

Panelist, "The Evolving Role of the Law Librarian in Practice Support", LegaTech West Coast 2007, Los Angeles, CA, June 21, 2007

Publications

Co-Author  (with Jocelyn Stilwell), "From the Halls to the Highrise: The Library's Role in orienting new associates", The Daily Journal, 9/26/2006 http://www.nocall.org/djupdate/2006/HallwaysToHighrise.html

Co-Author (with Jaye Lapachet), "Librarians your Guide at the Information Crossroads", Recorder Supplement Legal Pro, Spring 2008 http://www.nocall.org/legalpro/2008Spring.pdf

Profiled in Law Crossing "Camille D. Reynolds: Law Librarian Turned Director of Research and Information Services." authored by Douglas May http://www.lawcrossing.com/article/pdf/4273.pdf 

 


Sessions by Camille Reynolds MLS
10-18-2011   1:30 PM – 2:30 PM   C203: Knowledge Management (KM) & Library Services
Ken Roberts, Consultant, Ken Roberts Library Consulting & former Chief Librarian, Hamilton Public Library

Ken Roberts was the Chief Librarian of the Hamilton Public Library in Canada, retiring in 2012. He recently received the Canadian Library Association's IOutstanding Service to Librarianship Award, the Ontario Public Library Association's Lifetime Achievement Award and was named to McMaster University's Alumnae Gallery. Ken leads the Canadian Urban Libraries Council Task Force which is working with publishers on a new eBook model. Ken has a strong IT background and was seconded to unify the IT systems of six amalgamating municipalities in Ontario.


Sessions by Ken Roberts
10-19-2011   2:45 PM – 3:30 PM   A304: Ebook Issues & Challenges: Debrief
Wendy Rodgers, Humanities Research Liaison Librarian, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Wendy Rodgers is a Humanities Research Liaison Librarian at the Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University of Newfoundland. She is responsible for library collections in Religious Studies, Classics, Film, Photography, Architecture, and Art. Prior to joining Memorial University 5 years ago, she spent 6 years as a librarian at the University of Guelph in Ontario. She is a recent Past President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Library Association, and has served on several committees of the Canadian Library Association. Her favourite place to spend time is a theatre, and she has appeared in 15 stage productions in the last 10 years.


Sessions by Wendy Rodgers
10-18-2011   4:15 PM – 5:00 PM   A205: Ebook Research & Experiments
Cindy Romaine, Principal, Romainiacs Intelligence Research & President, SLA

Cindy Romaine  is entrepreneurial, a strategic thinker, an innovator, and information researcher extraordinaire.  She’s the principal of Romainiacs, which is focused on information-intense projects­ research, information flow, needs assessment, and authoritative sourcing.

Cindy’s experience includes 16 years at Nike, Inc., where she was responsible for the strategic global collections for a world-class design community. She envisioned, implemented, and disseminated information relevant to Nike’s venues and product initiatives. She also conceptualized and implemented web resources and inspirational exhibits directly applicable to Nike’s design initiatives.

To foster forward thinking, Cindy embeds a sustainability component into her research results and deliverables.  Cindy actively contributes to her professional community and is currently the President of SLA and is focused on encouraging information professionals to become Future Ready.


Sessions by Cindy Romaine
10-19-2011   11:30 AM – 12:15 PM   B302: FutureReady365: Highlights, Insights, & Advice
Melissa Rosales, Information Specialist, TBWA\Chiat\Day
Melissa Rosales is a librarian + marketer. She has had seven years of traditional library experience including the University of Southern California and the City of Long Beach. She has a background in marketing and has worked as a branding consultant with InVision, Los Angeles. After attaining her Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) she is now exploring more non-traditional library jobs including metadata work for a UGC online social network, digital archives, and her current position in the Intelligence Department of one of the most top-ranked and innovative advertising agencies in the world, TBWA\Chiat\Day.

Sessions by Melissa Rosales
10-18-2011   4:15 PM – 5:00 PM   C205: Social Media Lessons From the Ad World & More!
10-19-2011   10:30 AM – 11:15 AM   E301: Digital Content Tools: Thesaurus & Folksonomies
John Sarnowski, Director, ResCarta Foundation

John Sarnowski has over 30 years experience in building digital collections. He was responsible for creating millions of images and metadata for learned societies, libraries and major corporations as the director of Imaging Products at Northern Micrographics. Projects that included "The Making of America" for Cornell University and The University of Michigan, JSTOR, and the archives of the American Medical Association. He currently is a director of the  ResCarta Foundation, a not for profit whose object is to provide libraries, museums and archives with tools to create standardized digital collections. John has made presentations for library associations both here and abroad and is a previous presenter at Internet Librarian.


Sessions by John Sarnowski
10-18-2011   3:15 PM – 4:00 PM   D204: Partnerships & Relationships for Impact
Kelly Sattler, Digital Projects Librarian, Digital Information, Michigan State University Libraries

Kelly has been a librarian for 5 years and has worked in the I.T. realm for over 17 years. She currently is the project manager for Michigan State University Libraries Web Services team.


Sessions by Kelly Sattler
10-18-2011   10:00 AM – 10:15 AM   CT-T1: QR Codes 101
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.


Sessions by Michael P Sauers
10-16-2011   9:00 AM – 12:00 PM   W12: Webcasting & Podcasting: Building Connections, Conversations, & Content on the Net
10-18-2011   1:30 PM – 2:30 PM   D203: Engaging Communities With Collaboration
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 the current President-elect and 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.


Sessions by Donna Scheeder
John Seely Brown, Chief of Confusion; Visiting Scholar at USC; Independent Co-Chairman of the Deloitte Center for the Edge & Author, The New Culture of Learning

John Seely Brown is a visiting scholar at USC and the independent co-chairman of the Deloitte Center for the Edge

In a previous life, I was the Chief Scientist of Xerox Corporation and the director of its Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). I was deeply involved in the management of radical innovation and in the formation of corporate strategy and strategic positioning of Xerox as The Document Company. 

Today, I'm Chief of Confusion, helping people ask the right questions, trying to make a difference through my work- speaking, writing, teaching. 

I've also received a few honorary degrees along the way, and in 2004 I was inducted into the Industry Hall of Fame; I was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009. 

For more, see www.johnseelybrown.com


Sessions by John Seely Brown
10-17-2011   8:45 AM – 9:45 AM   Information & Learning for the Future
Jole Seroff, Director of Library and Information Services, Castilleja School

Jole is the Director of Library and Information Services at Castilleja School, and independent school for girls in grades 6-12. Prior to this, she worked as a library media specialist in inner-city schools in Memphis, TN. She has been published in VOYA Magazine. Her library site won the 2010 EduBlog Award for Best Library Blog, at http://library.castilleja.org.


Sessions by Jole Seroff
10-17-2011   2:15 PM – 3:00 PM   E104: Critical Thinking About Online Sources- Liven Up Those Lessons!
Rachel Shaw, Librarian, The Bay School

Rachel Shaw is the founding librarian at The Bay School, an independent high school in The Presidio of San Francisco. She started her career in information as a "surfer" at Yahoo! in 1996, where she catalogued web sites. Her passions are integrating mindfulness practice into her daily life as a librarian to teenagers and as a parent of young sons. She can be found online at mindfullibrarian.com.


Sessions by Rachel Shaw
10-18-2011   10:30 AM – 11:15 AM   E201: Mindful and Connected- Teaching Mindfulness at a 1:1 Laptop School
Kate Sheehan, Open Source Implementation Coordinator, Bibliomation ALA TechSource Blogger

Kate Sheehan is the Open Source Implementation Coordinator for Bibliomation, a consortium of public and school libraries in CT. She has been the Coordinator of Knowledge and Learning Services at Darien Library and the Coordinator of Library Automation at Danbury Public Library, which was the first library to implement LibraryThing for Libraries. Prior to joining Danbury Public Library, she was a technology and reference librarian at both Hamden Public Library and the Ferguson Library in Stamford, CT. A graduate of Smith College, Kate’s post-college experiences in the corporate workplace inspired her decision to get an MSLIS from Simmons. She finished library school in December of 2003 and has been happily ensconced in the public library sphere since then. When she’s not coordinating, she blogs at loosecannonlibrarian.net and ALA TechSource.


Sessions by Kate Sheehan
10-17-2011   10:15 AM – 11:00 AM   D101: Training Is Not Learning?
Joel Shields, Systems Librarian, Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC)
Joel Shields currently works as a Systems Librarian at the Washington Research Library Consortium in Washington, DC and serves as senior web developer for 8 university library systems. He holds a Master's Degree in Classical Guitar Performance from the University of South Carolina and a B.A. in Music from Maryville College in Maryville, TN. Specializing in effectively implementing new web technologies with library systems, Joel has helped to bring the WRLC to the forefront of online library technologies. His interests include photography, graphic design, powerlifting, and is a ravenous consumer of tech gadgets. Recently, he unlocked the "Dad" achievement in the game known as life.

Sessions by Joel Shields
10-17-2011   3:15 PM – 4:00 PM   A105: Developing a Mobile Presence: Mobile Web, Usability, and Devices
Denise Siers, Director of Public Services, King County Library System
Denise Siers, Director of Public Services – Virtual Library Services has been with the King County Library System for 18 years. She oversees “The Library Online” including online services, web services, OPAC, and Intranet. She started as Automation Coordinator, moving to head of Information Technology Services then into Public Services. Prior to KCLS, Denise worked in both public and technical services at Chicago Public Library, the Columbus Metropolitan Library, OCLC, Inc. and as Assistant Director at the Springfield Public Library.

Sessions by Denise Siers
10-18-2011   3:15 PM – 4:00 PM   B204: Community Endorses Online 11:1
Kimberly Silk, Data Librarian, Martin Prosperity Institute, University of Toronto

Kimberly Silk has over fifteen years of digital media experience and is actively engaged in the interactive media, library and education worlds. She is currently the Data Librarian at the Martin Prosperity Institute, a think-tank at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management.

Kim has a particular passion for digital collections and online communities. As a librarian, she prides herself on understanding how to provide the right information to the right audience at the right time, with a focus on providing a positive and rewarding user experience.

Kim’s research interests include emerging technologies in libraries and education, managing digital collections, and applying social media principles to knowledge management. She is also keenly interested in pushing the boundaries of what it means to be a librarian and a leader in the 21st century.

Kim earned her M.L.S. from the University of Toronto, and a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Waterloo.


Sessions by Kimberly Silk
10-15-2011   1:30 PM – 4:30 PM   W1: Measures That Perform
Jackie Siminitus, VP, Communication, California School Library Association

Jackie Siminitus is a library advocate. Most recently, she is the VP-Communications and Web 2.0 Project Manager for the California School Library Association (CSLA) and sits on a number of boards and advisory councils. She previously worked for AT&T in Consumer Affairs and the Education First team for 21 years. Prior to working in the telecommunications industry, Jackie was VP and Director of Library and Publications for HRN, a Philadelphia-based public affairs/social responsibility consulting firm for Fortune 200 companies.  She has a Masters in Library Science from Drexel University and taught a “Marketing Libraries in a Networked World” at San Jose State University Graduate School of Library and Information Studies. 

In 2010, she helped develop the public awareness campaign, the California Campaign for Strong School Libraries (librarycampaign.csla.net) and the Campaign's Library Store with illustrators galore at cafepress.com/csla.  


Sessions by Jackie Siminitus
10-17-2011   10:15 AM – 11:00 AM   E101: Changing the Story: The California Campaign for Strong School Libraries
Jeremy Snell, Web & Electronic Services Librarian, Mechanics' Institute

Jeremy Snell is Web & Electronic Services Librarian at the Mechanics’ Institute in San Francisco’s Financial District where he manages and develops his library's web presence and services. Prior to this position he was involved in numerous web and digital projects at the University of South Carolina. He holds an MLIS from the University of South Carolina where his studies focused on web design, information architecture, and web usability.


Sessions by Jeremy Snell
10-18-2011   4:15 PM – 5:00 PM   C205: Social Media Lessons From the Ad World & More!
Tim Spalding, CEO, LibraryThing

Sessions by Tim Spalding
10-17-2011   1:15 PM – 2:00 PM   C103: 21st Century Book Recommendation Engines
Elizabeth Sullivan, Psychology Librarian, Miami University
Eli Sullivan is the Psychology Librarian at Miami University and serves as adjunct faculty in the Department of Interactive Media Studies.

Sessions by Elizabeth Sullivan
10-17-2011   2:15 PM – 3:00 PM   B104: Using the Cloud to Power Library Sites & Services
Darryl Swarm, Librarian, University of La Verne

Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership (ABD) - University of La Verne, La Verne, CA;  MLIS Library & Information Science - San Jose State University;  MLA Landscape Architecture with emphasis in regional planning & ecosystematic design, California Polytechnic State University;  BS Geological Sciences, concentration in Field Biology & Paleoecology, La Sierra University;  Librarian, Univeristy of La Verne, 2004 - present. Liaison to the College of Business & Public Management, on and off-campus library research instruction.


Sessions by Darryl Swarm
10-17-2011   2:15 PM – 3:00 PM   D104: iLibrarian: Virtual, iPads & Mobile Devices
Greg Syferd, Systems Administration Manager, Information Technology, Columbus Metropolitan Library

Greg has been with the Columbus Metropolitan Library for 22 years, the last 13 in the library's IT Department. With nearly 20 years of experience in the technology field, he has helped bring many new technologies to the library and it's customers. Over the past several years, he has led CML's efforts to better understand and utilize data to help drive business decisions.


Sessions by Greg Syferd
10-19-2011   2:45 PM – 3:30 PM   D304: Using Data for Library Success
Jim Tchobanoff, President & Owner, Tchobanoff Research & Consulting

Jim received his BS in Chemistry in 1968 and his MALS in 1971 from the University of Michigan.  He interned at the University of Tennessee Medical Units in Memphis, TN as part of a National Library of Medicine / Medical Library Association internship program.  In 1972, he became a Clinical Medical Librarian in the Medical Library at the University of Missouri - Kansas City.  In 1976, he moved to Minneapolis to become the Manager of the Technical Information Center at Pillsbury R&D, where he worked until 2000.  After taking a year off, he started his own business, doing literature and patent searching + some library management consulting work.  Jim is a member of the American Chemical Society, the Medical Library Association, the American Association of Cereal Chemists, the Institute of Food Technologists, the Patent Information Users Group and the Special Libraries Association.  Jim has been active in SLA at the Chapter, Division and Association level, was named an SLA Fellow in 1991 and received the John Cotton Dana Award for career service to the Association and the profession in 2010.


Sessions by Jim Tchobanoff
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.


Sessions by Roy Tennant
10-16-2011   9:00 AM – 12:00 PM   W15: Technology Planning: What's on Your Horizon?
10-19-2011   8:45 AM – 9:45 AM   Internet 2020: TrendWatch Smackdown
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.


Sessions by Lisa Carlucci Thomas
10-17-2011   2:15 PM – 3:00 PM   A104: Mobile Landscape, Cool Tools, & the Future
10-18-2011   3:15 PM – 4:00 PM   A204: Talk About: Ebooks, Users, & Library Workflow
Amy Thornley, Education Librarian, Miami University

Amy Thornley is the Education Librarian at Miami University and serves as adjunct faculty in the Department of Interactive Media Studies.


Sessions by Amy Thornley
10-17-2011   4:15 PM – 5:00 PM   D106: Instruction Goes Viral With Videos
Hutch Tibbetts, Digital Resources Librarian, IT & Web Services, Douglas County Libraries

Hutch Tibbetts is a Digital Resources Librarian at Douglas County Libraries, where he's worked for more than 10 years. Before this, he worked at the University of California – Santa Cruz in their science and liberal arts libraries, at the University of Albany and the University of Oregon in their government document departments, and started working in libraries at a public library in Upstate (New York, that is).  In his current position, he’s responsible for managing and maintaining the electronic resources and services the library offers from their website.  He keeps himself busy with the library’s mobile app, doing content creation and UX on the library’s Drupal website, and finding ways to incorporate the library’s electronic content into their VuFind catalog.  He lives in Denver, telemarks in the winter, mountain bikes in the summer, and cycles on the road year-round.

 


Sessions by Hutch Tibbetts
10-18-2011   10:30 AM – 11:15 AM   D201: Playing in the Community Sandbox
Holly Tomren, Head of Monograph, Electronic Resources & Metadata Cataloging, University of California Irvine

Holly Tomren is Head of Monograph, Electronic Resources & Metadata Cataloging at University of California, Irvine, where her responsibilities include facilitating access to UCI's electronic and digital resources. She has previously presented at Internet Librarian, Electronic Resources & Libraries, LITA National Forum, and the ALA Midwinter Meeting on the topic of mobile electronic resources in libraries. Holly received her MLIS from San Jose State University and was a 2009 ALA Emerging Leader. Follow Holly on Twitter at www.twitter.com/htomren.


Sessions by Holly Tomren
Deb Tong, Upper School Librarian, Columbus Academy

Sessions by Deb Tong
10-17-2011   3:15 PM – 4:00 PM   E105: Point-of-Need Library and Research Instruction- Meeting Students "Where They Are"
Wendy Turner, IT Business Analyst, Columbus Metropolitan Library
Wendy has been with the Columbus Metropolitan Library for over 5 years. Although her background is in HR Recruiting, she has quickly taken to her new role in IT over the last two years. Working with key stockholders in the organization, she has led the effort to not only find, but to present data in new ways which have helped streamline the decision making processes in the organization.

Sessions by Wendy Turner
10-19-2011   2:45 PM – 3:30 PM   D304: Using Data for Library Success
Tatiana Usova, Librarian, University of Alberta

Sessions by Tatiana Usova
Rachel Vacek, Head of Web Services, University of Houston

Rachel Vacek is the head of the Libraries' Web Services Department and manages the Libraries' virtual presence and many other web-based services.  She presents regularly at national conferences like Internet Librarian, the American Library Association Annual Conference, the Library Information Technology Association National Form, and has been invited to speak at many regional conferences. She is very active within her profession and was a 2007 ALA Emerging Leader.  Her areas of interest and expertise include: open-source technologies, Drupal, emerging web technologies, mobile devices, encouraging innovation, the future of libraries, and MMORPGs.

 


Sessions by Rachel Vacek
10-15-2011   1:30 PM – 4:30 PM   W3: Managing Projects & Communication
10-16-2011   1:30 PM – 4:30 PM   W17: Streamlining Data for Cross-Platform Web Delivery
10-18-2011   11:30 AM – 12:15 PM   B202: Building a Single User Experience
Jaap Van de Geer, Delft Public Library

 

 


Sessions by Jaap Van de Geer
10-16-2011   5:30 PM – 7:30 PM   Gaming & Gadgets Petting Zoo
10-19-2011   2:45 PM – 3:30 PM   B304: Storytelling Tools on Multitouch Solutions
Geert van den Boogaard, M.Sc., Innovation and funding, Delft Public Library (The Netherlands) BOOG Design and Advice

With my background in Industrial design engineering I'm working on library and cultural innovation. Mainly for DOK, the library concept center, and other libraries in the Netherlands. Essential part in my work involves funding for libraries. At the moment I'm project manager for the project of DOK for 'Images of the Future'. This is the biggest digitization project ever in the Netherlands, in which almost all dutch radio and tv programs are being digitized. 
I'm a member of the Shanachies (together with Jaap van de Geer and Erik Boekesteijn). With the Shanachies I'm the soundman and photographer. 


Sessions by Geert van den Boogaard
Ken Varnum, Web Systems Manager, Library Information Technology, University of Michigan Library

Ken Varnum is the Web Systems Manager at the University of Michigan Library, where he manages the library web site and development of new features and functionality.  He has 15 years' experience in a range of library settings -- large and small academic, corporate, and special.  Ken speaks at regional and national conferences on topics ranging from site redesign to user-generated content.  He blogs about innovative ways libraries use RSS at RSS4Lib (http://www.rss4lib.com/).


Sessions by Ken Varnum
10-19-2011   11:30 AM – 12:15 PM   E302: Making a Case for CMS!
Amy Vecchione, Assistant Professor/Digital Access Librarian, Head Digital Access Team, Digital Access, Boise State University Idaho Library Associaton

Amy Vecchione is an Assistant Professor/Librarian at Boise State University.Amy is interested in emerging technologies, experimental collaborations, mobile learning, and information literacy instruction. You can find more about her work here: http://works.bepress.com/amy_vecchione/. She co-blogs at http://splat.lili.org and tweets at http://twitter.com/librarythinking. She earned her MLIS from University of Washington in 2007 and received a BA from University of California Berkeley in 2000.

 


Sessions by Amy Vecchione
10-18-2011   1:30 PM – 2:30 PM   B203: Tools for Improving UX
Kitt Vincent, Director, Central Coast Regional Campus, University of La Verne

Ed.D. (ABD) Organizational Leadership - University of La Verne, MBA concentration in Executive Management - University of La Verne, BS Information Systems/Management - Park University, Director, University of La Verne, Central Coast Campus and Vandenberg Residence Center, 1996 - prsent


Sessions by Kitt Vincent
10-17-2011   2:15 PM – 3:00 PM   D104: iLibrarian: Virtual, iPads & Mobile Devices
Aspen Walker, Library Manager, Castle Pines & Lone Tree Libraries, Douglas County Libraries SaveLibraries.org, Colorado Association of Libraries

@AspenWalker specializes in public librarianship, including leader and administration, advocacy, marketing, and geekery galore. She has served at Douglas County Libraries (the number 1 public library for its population size on the 2009 & 2010 HAPLR index and an LJ four-star library) since 2002. Walker is a 2011 Library Journal Mover and Shaker. In 2007, her department was awarded the John Cotton Dana Award for outstanding library PR. Walker completed her M.L.S. at Emporia State University in 2009. She blogs at myliberary.blogspot.com and SaveLibraries.org, and is awfully fond of cephalopods.


Sessions by Aspen Walker
10-19-2011   2:45 PM – 3:30 PM   A304: Ebook Issues & Challenges: Debrief
Cecily Walker, Web Services Librarian, Vancouver Public Library
Cecily Walker is the Web Services Librarian at Vancouver Public Library, and currently serves as the President-Elect of the Western Canada Chapter of SLA. She holds an MLIS (2004) from the University of British Columbia, and a bachelor’s degree in Journalism with minors in Literature and African American Studies from Georgia State University. She has taught courses on information architecture, web development and user experience at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, and delivered workshops on social media strategy and user experience in libraries, and recently published an article in Feliciter, the Journal of the Canadian Library Association. Her professional interests include customer experience, usability, wayfinding, using emerging technologies to deliver content and services to underserved populations, and front-end web development. Previously, Cecily worked for HSBC’s eCommerce Centre of Excellence and for Sage Software Canada as a user experience analyst.

Sessions by Cecily Walker
10-17-2011   2:15 PM – 3:00 PM   B104: Using the Cloud to Power Library Sites & Services
Faith Ward, Lower Division Librarian, Garrison Forest School
Faith Ward is the Lower Division Librarian and Fifth Grade Reading teacher at Garrison Forest School, a private all-girl school in Owings Mills, Maryland. Having recently completed a Master's degree as a Reading Specialist, Faith has conducted research on the nature of e-reading and e-books as it relates to emerging and young readers. She has formally assessed the difference in reading print vs. digital books and develops a library program to incorporate e-reading and educate parents on guiding e-reading at home.

Sessions by Faith Ward
10-18-2011   10:30 AM – 11:15 AM   A201: Ebooks: Putting the Issues on the Table
David Wasserman, Online Services Coordinator, King County Library System
David Wasserman is Online Services Coordinator for King County Library System, part of the team that plans and delivers library services online for a patron base exceeding 1.1 million. His 2011 focuses include eBooks, social networks, online meetings and programs, video production, subscription databases, and blogs. David graduated from the University of Michigan (then) School of Information and Library Studies in 1995 and embarked on an odyssey of community building and library re-imagining (with a little bit of cataloging) in stops at New York Public Library, MSNBC, and the University of Washington before joining KCLS in 2003.

Sessions by David Wasserman
10-18-2011   3:15 PM – 4:00 PM   B204: Community Endorses Online 11:1
Sean Watkins, Web Developer, University of Houston

Sean is a Web Developer at the University of Houston Libraries where he develops tools to integrate library systems with web services. He received his undergraduate degree in Computer Science at Southeast Missouri State University in 2002 and has been developing web application services since. He enjoys building servers, creating new and innovating web services and managing a World of Warcraft guild.


Sessions by Sean Watkins
10-15-2011   1:30 PM – 4:30 PM   W3: Managing Projects & Communication
10-16-2011   1:30 PM – 4:30 PM   W17: Streamlining Data for Cross-Platform Web Delivery
James Werle, Director, Internet2 K20 Initiative, Internet2
James Werle serves as the Director of the National Internet2 K20 Initiative which brings together Internet2 member institutions and innovators from public libraries, primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, museums and science centers to extend advanced broadband-enabled technologies, applications, middleware, and content to all community anchor institutions, as quickly and connectedly as possible. James began his career as a Peace Corps Volunteer teaching physics and building a library and science lab in the small Central African nation of Malawi. He also worked at the University of Washington for 8 years where he helped launch the Washington Digital Learning Commons, a statewide K-12 online learning consortium, and led numerous educational partnership and learning technology efforts. He holds a BA in science education and a Masters Degree in Library and Information Science from the Ischool at the University of Washington. James was the principle author of the following two articles published by Information Today: Internet2 and School Libraries: The Time is Now (More than Ever) Multimedia & Internet@Schools (Sept-Oct 2009): 16(5) Internet2 and libraries: (Cover story). Computers in Libraries (Nov-Dec 2007): 6(7)

Sessions by James Werle
10-19-2011   8:45 AM – 9:45 AM   Internet 2020: TrendWatch Smackdown
R. Niccole Westbrook, Coordinator of Digital Operations, Digital Services Department, University of Houston Libraries

R. Niccole Westbrook is Coordinator of Digital Operations at the University of Houston Libraries where she is part of a team that creates and manages content for the UH Digital Library and provides digital imaging services to the UH community and beyond.  Her recent work focuses on digital collection best practices and online management strategies. She remains active with the ALA Spectrum Scholarship program and serves on several local and national library committees.


Sessions by R. Niccole Westbrook
10-19-2011   1:30 PM – 2:30 PM   D303: Getting Things Done - Tips & Tricks
Connie Williams, Chair, California Campaign for Strong School Libraries, California School Library Association

Sessions by Connie Williams
10-17-2011   10:15 AM – 11:00 AM   E101: Changing the Story: The California Campaign for Strong School Libraries
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. 

 


Sessions by Jeff Wisniewski
10-15-2011   1:30 PM – 4:30 PM   W2: Analyzing Website Usage With Google Analytics
10-16-2011   9:00 AM – 4:30 PM   W9: Web Managers Academy 3.0: Seamless Websites & Expanded Presence
10-17-2011   2:15 PM – 3:00 PM   A104: Mobile Landscape, Cool Tools, & the Future
10-17-2011   11:15 AM – 12:00 PM   B102: Improving Your Website With Google Analytics' Statistics
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.


Sessions by Cathy Wolford
10-18-2011   3:00 PM – 3:15 PM   CT-T9: Using YouTube Playlists for Collection Development
Mary Woodley, Collection Development Coordinator, California State University, Northridge

Mary S. Woodley received her Ph.D. from UCLA in Classical Archaeology in 1989 and her MLIS in Library Science in 1994. Since that time she has worked professionally as a cataloger at the Getty Research Institute and at California State University, Northridge, cataloging all formats of information resources. More recently, she has focused on cataloging digital objects using a variety of metadata standards and controlled vocabularies. She is an active member of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, is a member of its Advisory Board and co-moderator of the new KM community. Dr. Woodley is also an elected member of the Cataloging and Classification Executive Committee of the American Library Association, the Association of Library for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), serving as chair 2009-2009. She has published on digital projects and metadata and recently created a workshop for ALCTS and the Library of Congress on managing digital projects. Her chapter “Crosswalks, Harvesting, and Metasearching:  Using Metadata to Connect Users and Information” in the 3rd edition of the Introduction to metadata available in print and online. Her official title is Collection Development Coordinator.


Sessions by Mary Woodley
10-17-2011   2:15 PM – 3:00 PM   A104: Mobile Landscape, Cool Tools, & the Future
Kristen Yarmey, Digital Services Librarian, The University of Scranton Weinberg Memorial Library

Kristen Yarmey is the Digital Services Librarian at the University of Scranton in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where she concentrates on digital collections while exploring emerging digital practices. She holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the Pennsylvania State University, a master’s degree in library science from the University of Maryland, and a master's degree in history from the University of Scranton.  Her diverse research interests center around the effects of technology on culture, memory, and the human mind.


Sessions by Kristen Yarmey
10-17-2011   1:15 PM – 2:00 PM   A103: Next Big Trends: Near Field Communication & Interactive Picture Books
Andromeda Yelton, Digital Projects and Library Outreach, Gluejar

Andromeda Yelton is a member of the founding team at Gluejar, where her responsibilities include library outreach, web development, usability, and communications. She has a BA in Mathematics from Harvey Mudd College, an MA in Classics from Tufts, and an MLS from Simmons. She writes for for ALA TechSource, blogs at Across Divided Networks, and won the 2010 LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award. She has spoken at ALA, TEDxPrincetonLibrary, and ACPL Library Camp.  She was one of the leaders of the crowdsourced philanthropy project Buy India a Library and is a member of the ALA class of 2011 Emerging Leaders.

 


Sessions by Andromeda Yelton
10-19-2011   10:30 AM – 12:15 PM   A301 & A302: Talk About: Publishers, Distributors & the Future of Ebooks
Ying Zhang, Acquisitions Librarian, University of Central Florida

As the Acquisitions Librarian, Ying Zhang oversees Serials and Monograph Units and works closely with the Electronic Resources Librarian. Meanwhile, she continues Reference duties a few hours each week and considers herself a "hybrid librarian", bringing public services knowledge into technical services practices.


Sessions by Ying Zhang
10-19-2011   12:30 PM – 12:45 PM   CT-W4: Building Team Skills
 





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