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Internet@Schools 2011 March 21 - 22, 2011

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Stephen Abram, Principal, Lighthouse Consulting Inc. and & Executive Director, Federation of Ontario Public Libraries (FOPL)

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
Stacia Aho, Library Web Master, Arlington Public Library
Stacia has been the web master at the Arlington Public Library since 2008, and previously worked as a librarian at Devry University. She recently oversaw a redesign of the Library's website, which knit together the CMS site with the news blog.

Sessions by Stacia Aho
Julian Aiken, Access Services Librarian, Yale Law Library

Sessions by Julian Aiken
Paul Albert, Digital Services Librarian, Weill Cornell Medical Library
Paul Albert is a Digital Services Librarian at Weill Cornell Medical College. Paul serves as information architect of the Weill Cornell installation of VIVO, a social networking site for researchers. He offers instruction to medical students and physicians in evidence based medicine and practice. Also, Paul is expert in searching the biomedical literature and has authored several papers appearing in PubMed.

Sessions by Paul Albert
Louise E Alcorn, Reference Technology Librarian, West Des Moines (Iowa) Public Library and Executive Board Member, Iowa Library Assn

Louise Alcorn has been the Reference Technology Librarian and webmistress at the West Des Moines Public Library since 1996. She has created and presented classes for the State Library of Iowa, including the Libraries on the Prairie initiative in the summers of 2006 and 2007, as well as several classes on technology and library topics for the Iowa Library Service Areas and the Ontario Library Association’s Education Institute. She has presented at the Iowa Library Association Annual, the Nebraska Library Association, the American Library Association Annual, Internet Librarian and Computers in Libraries conferences on library technology topics.  She has presented at, and is a member of the steering committee for, the Library Technology Conference in St. Paul, MN. 

Louise earned her MILS at the University of Michigan’s School of Information. She also has a B.A. in American Studies from Grinnell College. She was a student research fellow at the Newberry Library in Chicago through the ACM/GLCA Humanities at the Newberry Program in the fall of 1990, assisting in the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries Project. While at the University of Michigan, she was president of the Information and Library Studies Student Association (1995) and participated in the original Internet Public Library Project [ ].

Louise participated in the second Iowa Library Leadership Institute in August of 2006. She is active in the Iowa Library Association, formerly serving as Chair of the Public Relations Committee (2008), the Information Technology Forum (2008-2012) and current chair of the Bylaws Committee (2013).  In 2009, Louise was elected to the Executive Board of the Iowa Library Association for a 3-year term. 

Books: Wireless Networking: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians with Maryellen Mott Allen for Neal-Schuman, 2006. Neal-Schuman Directory of Management Software for Public Access Computers with Michael Sauers for Neal-Schuman, 2003. Other writing: 2-3 pieces per year for Catalyst, newsletter of the Iowa Library Association. She has also been published in Web Junction’s Technology Resources [ ] and in Info Career Trends at  Louise has also blogged on technology topics at the MaintainIT Project [ ].

Louise’s blog, The Librarian’s Rant, is in rest mode, and thus you can find her on FacebookFriendFeed and Twitter.  Her cats have been banned from blogging. 

Sessions by Louise E Alcorn
Nancy Allmang, Reference Librarian, Information Services Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Nancy Allmang is a reference librarian and Biosystems, Materials Science and Engineering, and National Center for Neutron Research Laboratory Liaison at the National Institute of Standards and Technology Research Library. She initiated and implemented the library’s iPod program in 2007 and kicked off the exploration of Kindle book devices and their proprietary content, “Kindle books” in 2009.

Sessions by Nancy Allmang
Martha Anderson, Director, NDIIPP Program Management, Office of Strategic Initiatives, Library of Congress


Martha Anderson is Director of Program Management for the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) at the Library of Congress. The program has developed a network of over 180 partners, nationally and internationally, to select, collect and preserve at-risk digital content.  Today the program supports collaborative collection and preservation of digital content of high value for public policy decision makers as well as shared tools and services for sustaining diverse digital content for long-term access.   She manages the web archiving program in support of the Library's Digital Strategic Initiatives Program.


She has served as a sponsoring representative on the NSF Blue Ribbon Task Force on Economic Sustainability of Preservation and Access.  She also serves on the Steering Committee managing the communications for the International Internet Preservation Consortium. The IIPC is an international organization of 37 national libraries and non-profit archives dedicated to collecting and archiving significant content from the Web.


During her tenure on the staff of the National Digital Library Program at the Library of Congress, Martha Anderson served as the Production Coordinator for American Memory historical digitized collections.


Prior to joining the Library of Congress in 1996, Ms. Anderson worked in electronic publishing as editor and project manager for a variety of CD-ROM reference products.





Sessions by Martha Anderson
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
03-21-2011   4:15 PM – 5:00 PM   E105: Marketing Strategies for Your School Library- Create a Brand and Control Your Image
Kathrine C Aydelott, Instructional Librarian and Liaison to the English Department, Phillips Academy

Sessions by Kathrine C Aydelott
03-21-2011   3:15 PM – 4:00 PM   E104: In the Trenches-Adaptive Strategies to Teaching With LibGuides
Catherine Balkin, Author Appearance Coordinator, Balkin Buddies

The former library promotion director at HarperCollins Children's Books, Catherine Balkin started arranging author visits in schools for about 70 authors on Balkin Buddies in 2004. For the last two years, she has also been researching and working on Skype chats for authors in schools and libraries. In the interest of helping students to improve their language art skills, Ms. Balkin continues to work at bringing authors and artists in contact with students across the country.

Sessions by Catherine Balkin
03-21-2011   1:30 PM – 2:30 PM   E103: The Author Visit: From On-Site Appearance to Online Chat With Teachers and Students
Marissa Ball, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Florida International University
Marissa C. Ball, Emerging TecHnologies Librarian at Florida International University serves as the liaison to the Women’s Studies Center offering instruction and collection development services. Additionally, she serves as Secretary on the FIU Faculty Senate Technology Committee and as ACRL Representative on ALA’s Web Advisory Committee. Her varied responsibilities in emerging technologies, social media, and Women’s Studies are also reflected in her research interests which include women in film, gender and technology and techno-feminism. Marissa received a Bachelor of Arts in English (with a concentration in Gender Studies and a minor in Women’s Studies) from the University of Florida and a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida.

Sessions by Marissa Ball
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
Madeline Barratt, Enfield Library and Museum Service Business Manager, Public Libraries, London Borough of Enfield and London Libraries Consortium

Madeline joined Enfield Libraries in 2006 ago as Deputy Head of the Library and Museum Service with responsibility for library resources including IT. She took Enfield into the London Libraries Consortium (LLC) in 2008. She and her team have driven forward huge changes in IT provision with the aid of the LLC and library systems specialist Axiell, such as automating all backroom procedures. Madeline manages the digital citizenship team, overseeing 400% growth in the use of online resources over the last year. Starting as a Library Assistant and working in Hackney, Waltham Forest, Redbridge, and Enfield, she progressed through the ranks, carrying out jobs from Reference Librarian to Music Librarian and Children’s Librarian. Madeline took Redbridge into LLC as one of the founder members. She’s reputed for the speed at which she works and driving projects through adversity. An avid reader, but techie as well, Madeline loves gadgets and is the fixer for all family PCs, iPods etc. She never likes to stand still and actively embraces change, learning to scuba dive at the age of 50. Madeline presents regularly to small groups and has experience in speaking in public forums and doing Q&A on libraries, some of it quite controversial

Sessions by Madeline Barratt
Mary Ellen Bates, Principal, Bates Information Services, Inc.

Mary Ellen is the owner of Bates Information Services, ( providing strategic business research and analysis to business professionals and special librarians, and consulting services to the information industry. She also offers strategic busines coaching for entrepreneurs (

She is a prolific writer and speaker, having keynoted at conferences around the world and written 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
Jen Baum Sevec, Senior Metadata and Acquisitions Librarian, Library Of Congress

Senior Metadata and Acquisitions Librarian

Sessions by Jen Baum Sevec
Rick Bearden, Automation Librarian, Ferris Library for Information, Technology and Education, Ferris State University

Rick Bearden is the Automation Librarian and Web Coordinator for the Ferris Library for Information, Technology, and Education.  He has a Master's in Library and Information Science from the University of Kentucky and a Master of Science in Chemistry from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.  His responsibilities include web development, programming, project coordination, and systems planning.

Sessions by Rick Bearden
Dr. Alan Bearman, Dean of University Libraries, Washburn University

Dr. Bearman is an Associate Professor History and Dean of University Libraries at Washburn University, where he has led a revitalization the institutions Libraries during the last 2 1/2 years. The Libraries have returned to the centrality of academic life at Washburn as they embraced the importance of teaching information literacy to students and faculty. Bearman is a published historian and sought after public speaker who currently serves as the Chair of the Deans and Directors of State University Libraries in Kansas.

Sessions by Dr. Alan Bearman
Samantha Becker, Research Project Manager, University of Washington Information School

Samantha Becker is the Research Manager for the U.S. IMPACT Study. She has a background in public policy and was a librarian in Central Vermont before taking a slight detour into the world of library research. She has significant experience facilitating productive dialogue between diverse stakeholders, public policy analysis, and complex project management. Her current work focuses on how people use public library computers and other technology. She is particularly interested in how new adult users gain the skills to use information and communication technology. She holds master’s degrees in Library and Information Science and Public Administration from the University of Washington.

Sessions by Samantha Becker
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
03-22-2011   10:30 AM – 11:15 AM   E201: Kids Doing Research Right
Sean Bird, Associate Dean of University Libraries, Washburn University

Sean Bird served as the director of a small public library prior to becoming the Instructional Librarian at Washburn, where he teaches information literacy and library research strategies to undergraduates and faculty. Sean has been a member of the adjunct faculty of the English department since 1993.

Sessions by Sean Bird
Josh Bishoff, Access & Mobile Services Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Sessions by Josh Bishoff
Chanitra Bishop, Digital Scholarship & Emerging Technologies Librarian, Reference Services, Indiana University Bloomington

Chanitra Bishop is the Digital Scholarship & Emerging Technologies Librarian at Indiana University Bloomington. Her responsibilities include exploring and recommending new technology to incorporate into the delivery of library reference and instructional services. Chanitra, a technology enthusiast, promotes the use of technology by libraries and librarians. In addition to exploring new technologies, her professional interests include accessibility and usability issues with libraries and exploring new ways to market library services to users.

Sessions by Chanitra Bishop
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
John Blyberg, Assistant Director for Innovation and User Experience, Darien Library

John Blyberg (B.A. English, University of Maine, 1998) is the Assistant Director for Innovation and User Experience at the Darien Library in Connecticut. He was formerly the System Administrator and Lead Developer for the Ann Arbor District Library (AADL) in Michigan. Prior to working in libraries, John was the IT manager for the North American office of the British car company, Lotus Engineering.

He has had an intense interest in technology since disassembling and escaping from his crib when he was fifteen months old but has spent the last ten years applying that passion in more constructive and professional ways. He is an open source software advocate and considers unfettered collaboration and participation the primary intent of information technology. To that end, he has authored a number of open source projects, including SOPAC, Locum, and Insurge, a social catalog application suite that allows libraries to focus holistically on digital strategy.

John was named a Library Journal “Mover and Shaker,” took first prize in Talis’ 2006 “Mashing-up the Library” competition, and speaks nationally and internationally about libraries, user experience, innovation, and technology. John has also received the 2009 LITA/Brett Butler Entrepreneurship Award for his work on the SOPAC Application Suite. He has written for Library Journal, American Libraries, and has contributed chapters to several published books. He also blogs at

Sessions by John Blyberg
Rachel Borchardt, Science Librarian, American University

Rachel is the Science Librarian at American University in Washington, DC.  Rachel's research interests include instant messaging technologies, pedagogy, reference and instructional assessment and podcasting.

Sessions by Rachel Borchardt
Carla Bosco, Upper School Librarian, Upper School, Stone Ridge School

Upper School Librarian, Stone Ridge School, Bethesda MD. Current Member, ALA Best Websites for teaching and Learning; Previous Member, ALA Best Apps for teaching and Learning; past member and Chair, AASL-ACRL Interdivisional Committee on Information Literacy; 15 years as a school librarian. MS from Simmons College, ALM from Harvard, BA from Mount Holyoke College

Sessions by Carla Bosco
03-22-2011   4:00 PM – 5:00 PM   E205: Best of Web 2.0 for Teaching and Learning
Elizabeth Botten, Reference Specialist, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Elizabeth Botten holds a BA in art history and English, and has been providing art historical reference assistance to patrons of the Archives of American Art, in person and online, since 1999.

Sessions by Elizabeth Botten
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 <>. Prior to arriving at Purdue in 1993 he was associate head of the Science and Engineering Libraries at MIT.

Sessions by Scott Brandt
Heather Braum, Digital and Technical Services Librarian, Northeast Kansas Library System

Heather Braum currently serves as the digital and technical services librarian in Lawrence, KS for the Northeast Kansas Regional Library System, which supports public, school, and academic libraries in a 14-county region. She is currently a part of the NExpress Shared Catalog (Koha) team and also dabbles in cataloging, interlibrary loan, continuing education, collection development, systems librarianship, web development, and digital content selection. With lifelong passions for learning and sharing, Heather has presented at numerous regional, state, and national workshops and conferences on a wide variety of topics including innovation, social media, open source software, lifelong learning, online security, information overload, and open education resources. She was the 2010 Kansas Library Association New Professional of the Year. She's active on Twitter, blogs at, and loves KU Jayhawks basketball and her two cats.

Sessions by Heather Braum
Marshall Breeding, Independent Consultant, Library Technology Guides

Marshall Breedng is the creator of Library Technology Guides ( and the online directory of libraries (  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 9 ssues 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
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
Scott Brown, Owner, Social Information Group and Author, Social Information: Gaining Competitive and Business Advantage Using Social Media Tools

Scott Brown is owner of Social Information Group (, an independent information practice focused on the effective use of social networking tools for sharing and finding information. He has worked with Fortune 500 companies, government and non-profit organizations, and individuals to help them understand and effectively use these tools. He is a founding Board member and Past-Chair of the SLA CI Division, and adjunct faculty at San Jose State University in California and University of Denver in Colorado. He received his library degree from San Jose State University in California in 1999, and holds a Masters in Counseling from Regis University in Colorado. You can reach Scott at, and follow him on Twitter @scbrown5 or @socialinfo.

Sessions by Scott Brown
Stacy Bruss, Reference Librarian, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Stacy Bruss is a reference librarian, Engineering Laboratory Liaison, and the Innovation Librarian at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Research Library, a federal government library. Since joining the Research Library staff in 2009, she has led many innovative programs including digital device lending, digital display marketing, and a Library innovation center featuring 3D printers.

She develops innovative impact measures including bibliometrics tools, techniques, and visualizations for her research customers. She also designs forward-thinking collection development strategies and impact analyses for the Research Library. Stacy has a BS and MS in engineering and an MSIS from the University of Tennessee. 




Sessions by Stacy Bruss
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 and in most social networks as Jambina.

Sessions by Amy Buckland
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
Shauntee Burns, Outreach Specialist for HomeworkNYC, Teaching & Learning, Literacy & Outreach, The New York Public Library
Shauntee Burns is currently The Outreach Specialist for The HomeworkNYC Apps. Ms. Burns has worked for NYPL since 1996. As a Young Adult Librarian, she had a great interest in children and their education. She implemented programs that NYPL has adopted as programming for young adults. The most successful was Teen Tech a 90-minute laptop program that allows teenagers to use the laptops to do homework, research, and fun stuff too. Shauntee Burns was involved in a program called, Global Kids Project, where kids came to the library for 10 weeks to participate in a serious video game design series on social injustices. Outreaching to schools and other community agencies is something that is also very important to Ms. Burns. She constantly goes to junior high and high schools to talk about library resources, give out library cards, and train teachers and administrators on Web 2.0 tools. As of September of 2008, Shauntee Burns worked with the Uth Turn organization, to reach out to troubled youths in the community. Ms. Burns is on the review team for Stuff for the Teenage 2011 and a member of CIPA Filtering Group. She was also a member of the Young Adult Emerging Technologies Group.

Sessions by Shauntee Burns
03-22-2011   11:30 AM – 12:15 PM   E202: A Homework Help Site That Meets Teens Where They "Live"
Gillian Byrne, Head of Electronic Resources and Serials & Acquisitions, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Gillian Byrne is currently the Head of Electronic Resources and Serials & Acquisitions, Memorial University of Newfoundland Libraries. Previous to that, she was the Head of Circulation and Document Delivery and an Information Services Librarian at the QEII Library, with responsibilities for the Library web presence, federated search and the Explore a Topic portal. Gillian has published and presented on web usability and information seeking behaviour, and is excited to explore what linked data will bring to users.

Sessions by Gillian Byrne
Al Carlson, System Administrator, Tampa Bay Library Consortium

Al has worked in libraries since 1959--public, academic, and special.  He's also an avid reader.  He sees eBooks as the most exciting--and most significant--thing that has come along for libraries in years.  Like automated systems and internet access, e-pub changes everything.  Al works for the Tampa Bay Library Consortium in Tampa, Florida.

Sessions by Al Carlson
Mr. Jake Carlson, Data Services Specialist, Libraries, Purdue University

Jake Carlson is the Data Research Scientist at the Purdue University Libraries. In this role, he explores the application of the theories, principles and practices of library science beyond the domain of traditional "library work". In particular, Carlson seeks to increase the Libraries' capabilities and opportunities to work in data related research. Much of his work is done through direct collaborations and partnerships with research faculty. Carlson is one of the architects of the Data Curation Profile tool developed by Purdue and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Sessions by Mr. Jake Carlson
Angela Carstensen, Head Librarian, Convent of the Sacred Heart

Angela Carstensen is the Director of Libraries at Convent of the Sacred Heart, a K-12 independent school for girls in New York City. An active member of YALSA since 2000, Angela served as the Chair of the 2010 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults committee. She previously served for four years on the Alex Awards committee, and as Chair in 2008. She is also a member of AISL, AASL, and the AASL ISS section. Angela is editor of the Adult 4 Teen blog on the School Library Journal website, a member of ALA Council, and President of the Hudson Valley Library Association (HVLA), the independent school librarians association for the New York City metro area. Angela has presented programs on the future of school libraries at the NYSAIS Educational Technology Conference and for HVLA, and has a particular interest in the future of online databases and ebook collections.

Sessions by Angela Carstensen
03-21-2011   10:30 AM – 11:15 AM   E101: Collections for Today and Tomorrow: How "e" to Be
Blake Carver, Senior Systems Administrator, LYRASIS

Blake Carver is best known for his work with and and is an MLS librarian who works for hosting ArchivesSpace, Islandora and CollectionSpace as the Senior Systems Administrator

Sessions by Blake Carver
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
Dr. Frank Cervone, Director of Information Technology, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago and Lecturer, San Jose State University

H. Frank Cervone is the director of information technology and college information security officer for the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also is a lecturer at the San Jose State University iSchool where he teaches courses related to assessment, evaluation, and research methods.

His prior experience includes more than 20 years of leadership in libraries and information agencies developing systems and services that have helped advance teaching, learning, and research in higher education environments. Currently, he is the ALA representative to the IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) Knowledge Management standing committee, a member of the NISO Altmetrics working group, and vice-chair of the LITA Bylaws and Organzation committee. 

He has 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 Dr. Frank Cervone
Shian Chang, Senior Programmer Analyst, Library Information Technology, Lauinger Library, Georgetown University

Shian Chang is a Senior Programmer Analyst of the Department of Library Information Technology at Georegetown University Library since October 2007. She applies her expertise to the Library to promote new applications and new services using the up-to-date technologies. Prio to joining the Library, she was a Softerware Engineer who experienced very broad software development environment. She is familiar with both client and server development. She also experienced in the development of many software systems from commercial to mission critical classes. She is a graduate of Rutger University with MS degree in Computer Science.

Sessions by Shian Chang
Yu-Hui Chen, Subject Librarian for Education & East Asian Studies, State University of New York

Dr. Yu-Hui Chen is the Subject Librarian for Education at the University at Albany, State University of New York. She also chairs the University at Albany Libraries’ Web Usability Committee. Her current research focuses on development and implementation of institutional repositories, including assessment, usability testing, user acceptance, and marketing. She has presented several Web usability related research projects at state-wide, regional, national, and international conferences.

Sessions by Yu-Hui Chen
Michael Chesnes, Science Reference Librarian, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Michael Chesnes, MLIS Michael graduated in 2002 from the University of Rhode Island GSLIS program and has worked for NASA contractors over the past eight years as an indexer, cataloger, and most recently, a Science Reference Librarian at Goddard Space Flight Center.

Sessions by Michael Chesnes
Dudee Chiang, Information Science Specialist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Dudee Chiang is an Information Science Specialist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Library. She has been heavily involved in the transformation of the BEACON Information Commons since the beginning, and she leads the Programming and Communications Team for the Commons. She also leads the collection management, user outreach, and marketing functions for the Library. Prior to JPL, Dudee has worked in an academic library and a corporate library, therefore she has broad experiences in working with different user communities.

Sessions by Dudee Chiang
Ronalee Ciocco, Director of User Services, Musselman Library, Gettysburg College
Ronalee Ciocco is Director of User Services at Musselman Library, Gettysburg College. Ronalee was a Reference and Web Services Librarian at Musselman Library for 6 years, and she continues to manage the content and design of the library web pages and online resources and implement services such as virtual reference and a library toolbar. She has been published in Computers in Libraries and had a presentation at the Virtual Reference Desk conference. Prior to being a librarian, Ronalee spent 10 years as a corporate technical trainer and 3 years as a computer science instructor.

Sessions by Ronalee Ciocco
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, catching up with him on Facebook at, or checking out his occasional thoughts and code samples on his site at

Sessions by Jason A. Clark
Margaret Clark, Research Librarian, FSU College of Law Research Center

Sessions by Margaret Clark
Mitzi M Cole, Electronic Library Systems Team Lead, Knowledge Management and Library Services Branch, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Zimmerman Associates, Inc.

Mitzi M. Cole, received her M.L.S. from the University of Iowa. She has held various professional positions in academic, public, and federal libraries where she has managed website development and the implementation of new technologies. For the last five years she has been the Electronic Library Systems Team Lead at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Library in Greenbelt, MD. In addition to implementing and supporting a variety of library technologies, her team is responsible for the development and implementation of the Goddard Institutional Repository.

Sessions by Mitzi M Cole
Maurice D. Coleman, Technical Trainer, Harford County Public Library and Host, T is for Training

Maurice Coleman is the Technical Trainer at a Harford County Public Library in North Eastern Maryland. He has presented numerous virtual and face to face presenations on social media, technology implementation, presentation and training skills. In addition to his work with libraries across the country, he hosts the library training and presentation podcast T is for Training at and writes for the American Library Association’s LearnRT blog ALALearning.

Sessions by Maurice D. Coleman
John F. Coogan, Systems Librarian, University of Maryland University College

John Coogan is the Systems Librarian at Information and Library Services at the University of Maryland University College. He earned his MSLS from The Catholic University of America.

Sessions by John F. Coogan
Michael Crandall, Principal Research Scientist, Information School, University of Washington Information School

Michael Crandall is a Principal Research Scientist at the Information School of the University of Washington. He has served in the past, as a Senior Lecturer on the faculty of the school, as the Chair of the Master of Science in Information Management Program and Director of the iAffiilates Program.  He has also served on the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Board of Trustees since its inception in 2001, managed the Knowledge Architecture Group in Microsoft Information Services, and worked on information management and information architecture at the Boeing Company.

Sessions by Michael Crandall
James Crawford, Engineering Director, Google Books

Sessions by James Crawford
Anna L. Creech, Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Richmond

Anna Creech has been working with serials and electronic resources from several different angles over the years, beginning with cataloging, moving to acquisitions, to now managing them and educating users about them. She has used different electronic resource management tools and catalog systems to do these things, as well as far too many spreadsheets than any one person should have to work with. Currently, she is exploring better ways to use technology to make the ERM workflow... flow.

Sessions by Anna L. Creech
Bianca Crowley, Biodiversity Heritage Library Collections Coordinator, Smithsonian Institution

Bianca Crowley is a graduate of the Catholic University of America’s School of Library and Information Science Masters program and holds a BA in Anthropology from the University of Maryland College Park. She serves as the Collections Coordinator for the Biodiversity Heritage Library at the National Museum of Natural History, assisting project participants in collections analysis and selection activities. Passionate about natural history subject matter, she began as a volunteer in the U. S. National Herbarium and discovered her love for data management and digitization working as a project manager for the Botany of the U. S. Exploring Expedition project.

Sessions by Bianca Crowley
Nancy Czech, Lecturer, San Jose State University

Nancy currently teaches for San Jose State University. Nancy graduated from Wayne State University where she taught various technology classes including Productivity Tools. She has worked in technical services in public and school libraries. She considers herself an end-user techie who approaches technology from the perspective of the librarian and patron.

Sessions by Nancy Czech
Sujay Darji, Sales Engineer, The Americas, Swets

Sujay Darji joined Swets Information Services as a leading consultant in the healthcare market with over 10 years of experience in information systems. His experience includes that of Network Administration, Product Development, Marketing, and Sales which helps bring a strong customer centric approach to his professional work. Prior to joining Swets, Sujay was a Senior Account Manager at 1st Care Consulting where he introduced various new organizational methodologies to enhance the customer experience and streamline the support to sales process. He worked very closely with McKesson Corporation in deploying and supporting Electronic Health Records and Practice Management Systems to the Healthcare Market. While working at 1st Care Consulting, Sujay also attended Drexel University, Lebow College of Business, where he attained his MBA in both Entrepreneurship and Management Information Systems. In addition he also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science Information Systems.

Sessions by Sujay Darji
Patricia H Dawson, Associate Professor-Librarian, Franklin F. Moore Library, Rider University

Pat Dawson has been involved in reference services for over 18 years. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology at Western Michigan University, and two graduate degrees, a M.S. in Microbiology and M.L.S., from Rutgers University. Prior to her academic appointment to Rider University in 2006, Pat was the Reference Information Specialist involved in library instruction and supervising the InterLibrary Loan Service at Burlington County College on the Pemberton, NJ campus. Immediately after graduating from library school, she worked as a Reference Analyst at Merck in Rahway, NJ. Now she is an Associate Professor - Librarian with tenure at Rider University where she is the Science Librarian and the consultant for the InterLibrary Loan Service in the Moore Library.

Sessions by Patricia H Dawson
Jim DelRosso, Digital Projects Coordinator, Hospitality, Labor, and Management Library, Cornell University

Jim DelRosso is the Digital Projects Coordinator for Cornell University's Hospitality, Labor, and Management Library, where he is responsible for such projects as the digital repositories serving Cornell's ILR School and School of Hotel Administration. Jim is also currently one of the Cornell University Library's Digital Scholarship Fellows, and he recently fnished his term as President for the Upstate New York Chapter of the Special Libraries Association.

Sessions by Jim DelRosso
Mike DeMars, Systems Librarian, California State University, Fullerton

Mike DeMars currently works in both the Library Systems Department and Reference and Instruction Department at the California State University Fullerton Pollak Library.  This split assignment gives him the opportunity to design new research tools while also observing how they are applied. Mike's ongoing study of the interaction between users and the library research tools has led to development of innovative ways to ensure technology is meeting patrons' information needs.

Sessions by Mike DeMars
Kathy Dempsey, Editor, Marketing Library Services newsletter and Owner, Libraries Are Essential consultancy

Kathy Dempsey is the editor of Marketing Library Services newsletter and former editor-in-chief of Computers in Libraries magazine. She joined Information Today, Inc. back in 1994. In 2005, she started a consultancy called Libraries Are Essential to help librarians promote their value ( She also blogs at "The M Word." In 2009, she published a book called The Accidental Library Marketer.

Sessions by Kathy Dempsey
Ying Ding, Assistant Professor of Information Science, School of Library & Information Science, Indiana University

Sessions by Ying Ding
Tamas Doszkocs Ph.D., Computer Scientist, President, WebLib

After a career in academia, private industry and government, Dr. Doszkocs joined, a small business specializing in advanced search and discovery technologies. Tamas's R & D interests focus on natural language processing,information retrieval and semantic technologies. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles and a frequent speaker at information industry conferences.

Sessions by Tamas Doszkocs Ph.D.
Ellen Druda, Librarian Supervisor, Technology and Internet Services, Half Hollow Hills Community Library

A public librarian for over 25 years, I've been riding the trends in media, computers, and the social web.  As they converge, we've got to carve out our space in people's lives.  I'm proud to be part of the discussion here.

Sessions by Ellen Druda
Amy Dumouchel, Electronic Resources Librarian, Suffolk University
Amy Dumouchel is the recently appointed Electronic Resources Librarian at Suffolk University's Sawyer Library. In the past she has worked at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA and at Vanderbilt University's Peabody Library. In each position she has come to rely more heavily on web 2.0 and the land of the cloud. Information Today described her presentation with colleague Beth Fuchs at the 2010 meeting of ER&L as a hidden gem. She has a Masters in Library and Information Studies as well as a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University. More information about Amy can be found at

Sessions by Amy Dumouchel
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
Charles Early, Engineering Librarian, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Charles Early, MLS Charles has a Master of Library Science degree and a Master of Science degree in physics. He has worked as a librarian at the University of Notre Dame, Stanford University, and Johns Hopkins University, and he has been employed at the NASA Goddard Library for the past 16 years as the Engineering Reference Librarian.

Sessions by Charles Early
Naomi Eichenlaub, Catalogue Librarian, Ryerson University Library & Archives

Naomi Eichenlaub is the Catalogue Librarian at Ryerson University, a position she has held since August 2008. Prior to working at Ryerson, Naomi was a librarian at Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC. Naomi graduated from the University of British Columbia School of Library, Archival and Information Studies in 2001 with her MLIS.

Sessions by Naomi Eichenlaub
Nicole C. Engard, Vice President of Education, ByWater Solutions

Nicole C. Engard is the Vice President of Education at ByWater Solutions. Her primary role at ByWater Solutions is to educate librarians about open source software with a focus on the Koha ILS. In addition to her daily responsibilities, Nicole volunteers as a community moderator on In 2007, Nicole was named one of Library Journal's Movers & Shakers and in 2009 she was the editor of “Library Mashups,” a book published by Information Today, Inc. and in 2014 the second edition entitled "More Library Mashups" will be released. In 2010 she authored “Practical Open Source Software for Libraries,” a book published by Chandos Inc. and in 2012 the second edition of "The Accidental Systems Librarian" which she worked on with Rachel Singer Gordon was released.

Sessions by Nicole C. Engard
Amanda Etches, Head, Discovery & Access, University of Guelph

Amanda Etches is the Head of Discovery & Access at the University of Guelph Library, where she spends her time guiding teams and projects that are all about making the overall library experience better for users, both in-person and online. She is also part of Influx, a user experience consultancy that works with libraries. Amanda has an MA in English Literature and an MISt in Library and Information Science, both from the University of Toronto. Amanda frequently writes and presents on web design, usability, and user experience practices and trends. She tweets @etches and blogs intermittently at, 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
Darlene Fichter, Head, Murray Library, University of Saskatchewan Library

Darlene Fichter is a librarian at the University of Saskatchewan Library. Darlene is interested in usability and user experience design. She is a columnist for Online Searcher magazine and a speaker about usability, web design, and new technologies.


Sessions by Darlene Fichter
Dean Frey, Director, Red Deer Public Library

In his career as an Alberta librarian, Dean Frey has managed Library and IT Services for a Provincial Government Department, led a project to connect 300 public libraries to the Internet, and acted as Impressario for the 2010 Wild Rose Shanachie Tour.  He was the first Chair of The Alberta Library, a consortium of public, academic, and special libraries.  He is currently Director of Red Deer Public Library.

Sessions by Dean Frey
Karen Froslid-Jones, Director of Institutional Research and Assessment, American University
Karen Froslid-Jones is currently the Director of Institutional Research and Assessment at American University. She has over 15 years of experience in assessment and has expertise in strategic planning, institutional assessment, and assessment of student learning. She co-chairs the university’s Strategic Plan Measurements Project Team and oversees the university’s accreditation activities. She has served as the assessment evaluator on a number of accreditation visiting teams, and has been a plenary speaker at accreditation conferences. She is often asked to speak to groups on issues related to institutional assessment.

Sessions by Karen Froslid-Jones
Li Fu, Digital Services Librarian, University of Maryland University College

Ms. Li Fu is the Digital Services Librarian at the University of Maryland University College. Ms. Fu provides technical support for the library systems, electronic resources, and the library Web site. Ms. Fu earned a dual MIS/MLS degree from Indiana University, Bloomington.

Sessions by Li Fu
Laine Gabel, Electronic Resources Management Librarian, Ryerson University

Laine Gabel is an Electronic Resources Management Librarian at Ryerson University Library. Laine completed her MISt from the University of Toronto in 2009. Before coming to Ryerson Laine worked at the Dorothy H Hoover Library at Toronto’s OCADU. Laine also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Saskatchewan.

Sessions by Laine Gabel
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 and AISL, BAYNET, BASIL Past President

Susan Geiger has been the librarian at Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward, California for 28 years. Susan has been involved with schools, technology and the Internet since creating her school's first website in the mid nineties with a group of students. Moreau Catholic initiated a one to one laptop program in 2007. The library has been an intregal part of this transition and provides just-in-time tech support to faculty, students and staff. A ubiquitous computing environment  has created an opportunity for Susan and her staff to take on some non-traditional roles as infomation prosfessionals within the school community and redefine the role of the library.

Sessions by Susan Geiger
03-21-2011   4:15 PM – 5:00 PM   E105: Marketing Strategies for Your School Library- Create a Brand and Control Your Image
Carol Anne Germain, Information Literacy Librarian, University at Albany
Carol Anne Germain is an Information Literacy Librarian at the University at Albany. In this position, she teaches information literacy courses, particiaptes in reference, and develops web-based instructional resources. Her research interests include Web usability, the persistence of URLs in academic resources, and information literacy. She is currently collaborating with several colleagues on a study focusing on Web usability practice in ARL libraries. The initial findings from this work were published in the article "An exploration into the practices of library Web usability in ARL academic libraries," from the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology's May 2009 issue. A follow-up article as published in the April 2011issue of portal and titles Defining usability: How library practice differs from published research." In 2012, Dr. Germain complted her Ph.D. in Information Science. 

Sessions by Carol Anne Germain
Kevin Gilbertson, Web Services Librarian, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University

Kevin Gilbertson is Web Services Librarian at Wake Forest University's Z. Smith Reynolds Library. His work includes web application and user interface development and open source software initiatives. He focuses on web standards, information and interaction design, and accessible solutions to managing complex information environments. He was named a 2010 NextGen Librarian by Lyrasis.

Sessions by Kevin Gilbertson
Lisa Goddard, Acting Associate University Librarian for Information Technology, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Lisa Goddard is the Acting Associate University Librarian for Information Technology at Memorial University Libraries. She currently manages a number of the library's new scholarly communications initiatives, including the digital archive, research repository, ejournal hosting platform, and electronic thesis dissemination system. Lisa was previously the Head of Systems for Memorial Libraries. She holds degrees from Queen's, McGill, and Memorial. Current professional interests include Open Access evangelism, semantic web technologies, digital publishing & preservation, & humanities computing.

Sessions by Lisa Goddard
Krista Godfrey, Web Services Librarian, Memorial University of Newfoundland

As a liaison librarian, Krista Godfrey became interested in instructional technologies. Her growing interest in the use of technologies in libraries recently lead her to a position as  Web Services Librarian at Memorial University of Newfoundland, where she concentrates on usability, user experience and mobile library resources. She is presently the past president/treasurer of the Ontario Library Information Technology Association.

Sessions by Krista Godfrey
Jeremy Gottwig, Web Developer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Jeremy M. Gottwig, MLS/MIS, graduated in 2008 from the Indiana University (Bloomington) School of Library and Information Sciences. Since then, he has worked at the NASA Goddard Library in Greenbelt, Maryland as the web developer, and has been heavily involved in the Goddard Institutional Repository project.

Sessions by Jeremy Gottwig
Jean Graef, Founder, The Montague Institute

Jean Graef founded the Montague Institute in 1992, the Society of Knowledge Base Publishers in 1998, and Montague Information Technology LLC in 2007. The three organizations focus on research, knowledge base development, education, and information dissemination of interest to information professionals in cross-functional roles. Jean writes and edits articles for the Institute’s monthly web journal, the Montague Institute Review. Her work has appeared in many other publications, including CIO magazine, Research Technology Management, Internet Week, Sales & Field Force Automation, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, and CFO magazine. She has presented workshops at KMWorld, Enterprise Search Summit, Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals, the U. S. Information Agency, Fermilab, and several universities.

Sessions by Jean Graef
Suzanne R. Graham, Cataloging Services Librarian, University of Georgia School of Law Library

Suzanne R. Graham is the Cataloging Services Librarian at the University of Georgia School of Law Library. She has given professional presentations at many state and national conferences on a variety of topics including authority control in digital libraries, next-generation library catalogs, and community tagging. In addition to teaching a course for Valdosta State University's MLIS program, she is active in national professional organizations, currently serving as the chair of LITA's Next-Generation Catalogs Interest Group and on the American Association of Law Libraries Technical Services Special Interest Section (TS-SIS) executive board and the TS-SIS education committee.

Sessions by Suzanne R. Graham
Phillip L. Green, Chief Technology Officer, Inmagic

Phillip Green currently serves as Inmagic's Chief Technology Officer. From 1990 until September 2006, he served as the company's President and CEO and led the transformation from DOS products to Windows and the Web. Before joining Inmagic, Green spent more than fifteen years in the software and information management sectors. He held a variety of management positions at Lotus Development Corporation, including director of product marketing for the One Source division, director of systems software development, and product manager for financial services products. Prior to Lotus, Green consulted with Communications Studies and Planning International, where he worked on the roll-out strategy for dBASE III and planning for Ashton-Tate's IPO. As an independent consultant to Microsoft, he worked on the project management team for Microsoft Word. Green is a graduate of Harvard College with a bachelor's degree in economics and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Sessions by Phillip L. Green
Lisa Gregory, Digital Projects Liaison, Digital Information Management Program, State Library of North Carolina

Lisa Gregory works as Digital Projects Liaison in the Digital Information Management Program at the State Library of North Carolina. As liaison, she is tasked with helping to make relevant digital objects accessible to state agency employees and the broader public, and to increase awareness of digital preservation. She currently helps steward born-digital and digitized materials through the website archiving program and various digitization projects. She also conducts usability testing and works on interface design for the State Library’s digital products.

Sessions by Lisa Gregory
Jason Griffey, Founder & Principal Consultant, Evenly Distributed LLC and Fellow - Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University

Jason Griffey is the founder and principal at Evenly Distributed (, a technology consulting and creation firm for libraries, museums, education, and other non-profits. Jason is a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, where he studies hyperlocal micronetworks such as his LibraryBox project and works on technologies that provide open and robust access to information for the future, such as blockchain and other decentralization technologies. 


He has written extensively on libraries and technology, most recently a chapter in The Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know: A LITA Guide. His previous book, Mobile Technology and Libraries, is a part of the award-winning Tech Set series. Named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2009, Griffey has written and spoken internationally on topics such as the future of technology and libraries, personal electronics in the library, privacy, copyright, and intellectual property. A full list of his publications and presentations can be found on his CV.


He is one of eight winners of the Knight Foundation News Challenge for Libraries for the Measure the Future project (, an open hardware project designed to provide actionable use metrics for library spaces.


Griffey is the creator and director of The LibraryBox Project (, an open source portable digital file distribution system. He can be stalked obsessively online, and spends his free time with his daughter Eliza, reading, obsessing over gadgets, and preparing for the inevitable zombie uprising.

Sessions by Jason Griffey
Kimberly Griggs, OSU Libraries Programmer Analyst, Oregon State University Libraries

Kim Griggs is a Programmer/Analyst at Oregon State University Libraries. She has a B.S in Computer Science and a M.S in Human Computer Interaction. She is the developer of a number of projects including: Library a la Carte, an open-source CMS, OSUL Mobile Website, Catalog and other applications.      

Sessions by Kimberly Griggs
Susan K.S. Grigsby, Library Media Specialist, Elkins Pointe Middle School, Fulton County Schools and Professional Development Coordinator, Georgia Library Media Association

Susan Grigsby is a school teacher-librarian with 15 years experience in both public and private K-12 environments. Before earning her master's degree in Library Media Technology, Ms. Grigsby was an operations manager with a sports and entertainment promotions company, a producer with an Atlanta video production company, and an audio technician for both studio and live-sound productions. Ms. Grigsby served as the 2009 President of the Georgia Library Media Association and currently serves that organization as the Summer Institute Professional Development coordinator.

Sessions by Susan K.S. Grigsby
03-22-2011   2:30 PM – 3:15 PM   E204: Graphic Language (Arts!) in the Library
Abigail Grotke, Web Archiving Team Lead, Office of Strategic Initiatives, U.S. Library of Congress and Nat Digital Information Infrastructure Preservation

Sessions by Abigail Grotke
Chad Haefele, Emerging Technologies Librarian, UNC Chapel Hill

Chad Haefele is the Emerging Technologies Librarian at UNC Chapel Hill.  As part of the User Experience department he explores evaluation and improvement of the campus libraries' web presence and other points of interaction with users.  His areas of research interest include personal information management, ebooks, mobile devices, gaming in education, and location-based services. His blog is at Chad is hopelessly addicted to his iPad and smartphone.

Sessions by Chad Haefele
Gali Halevi PhD, Customer Development Manager, Elsevier

Gali Halevi is an Account Development Manager at Elsevier providing training and support to government and military institutions in the US and Canada.  Prior to Elsevier, she worked in various industry sectors as an Information Specialist including R&D, and venture capital firms in Israel. Gali Received her MLS from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  In 2010, Gali received her PhD in Library & Information Science from The Palmer School in Long Island University

Sessions by Gali Halevi PhD
Colleen S. Harris, Head of Access Services, University of Tennessee – Chattanooga

Colleen S. Harris is Head of Access Services at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. A former reference and instruction librarian at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, she holds an MLS, an MFA, and is currently working on her EdD in Learning and leadership. Colleen's articles have appeared in Library Journal, InfoCareerTrends, Jounral of Access Services, The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances, and her book chapters have been published by ALA Editions and Neal-Schuman. Her professional interests include information literacy and research training for undergraduate and graduate students, library involvement in student retention, and academic library management.

Sessions by Colleen S. Harris
Frances Harris, Librarian, University Laboratory High School
Frances Jacobson Harris is the librarian at University Laboratory High School in Urbana, Illinois. She has presented and published on topics related to teens, Internet ethics, and digital information. The second edition of her book, I Found It On the Internet: Coming of Age Online, was just published by ALA.

Sessions by Frances Harris
03-21-2011   10:30 AM – 11:15 AM   E101: Collections for Today and Tomorrow: How "e" to Be
Lesley Ellen Harris, Author, Licensing Digital Content: A Practical Guide for Librarians,

Lesley Ellen Harris is a Copyright, Licensing and E-Commerce Lawyer/Consultant who works on legal, business, policy and strategic issues in the publishing, entertainment, Internet and information industries. Her clients range from individuals to governments, associations, unions and corporations.  She also works with libraries, archives, museums and educational institutions. Lesley began her career in copyright in 1984 working with a lobbying group interested in revising Canada's copyright laws. From 1987-1991, Lesley was Senior Copyright Officer with the Canadian government where she helped revise the country's copyright laws. A frequent speaker on intellectual property issues, she is the author of the books, Licensing Digital Content:  A Practical Guide for Librarians (2nd ed. 2009)(ALA Editions), Digital Property: Currency of the 21st Century (1997) and Canadian Copyright Law (3rd ed. 2001), both published by McGraw-Hill and numerous articles and papers. She maintains the blog and is the editor of The Copyright & New Media Law Newsletter.  Lesley may be reached at 


Sessions by Lesley Ellen Harris
Cynthia Hart, Virtual Librarian, Technology Services, Virginia Beach Public Library

For more than 20 years, Ms. Hart has worked as a public librarian in various capacities. For the last nine years, she has managed the resources and services of the Virtual Library (Internet site, intranet site, extranet),including all virtual resources, services and digital collections as well as outreach in social networking sites such as Facebook. She coordinates gaming and multimedia projects for the library system. She also develops and coordinates web 2.0 training and tool implementation for internal and external use with staff and library customers.

Sessions by Cynthia Hart
Jamie Helgren, Research Fellow, Library Research Service

Jamie Helgren is in her second year of the Master’s of Library and Information Science program at the University of Denver. Jamie is a research fellow at Library Research Service in the Colorado State Library and is a recipient of the LEADers scholarship.

Sessions by Jamie Helgren
Brian Herzog, Head of Reference, Chelmsford Public Library

After starting out part-time at the Scarborough Library in Maine, Brian Herzog earned his MLIS from Kent State University, and is currently the Head of Reference at the Chelmsford Public Library in Massachusetts.  He has been known to read a lot, knit, bike, hike and kayak, and can be found at and on Twitter @herzogbr.  He also likes popcorn.

Sessions by Brian Herzog
Cindi Hickey, Director, Library Development, State Library of Kansas and Coordinator, WebJunction Kansas

Cindi Hickey is director, Library Development, State Library of Kansas and WebJunction Kansas coordinator.  She served as a library consultant and as coordinator for a CE institute at the School of Library & Information Management, Emporia State University.  Primary areas of interest include online learning/teaching, library technology, planning and leadership.

Sessions by Cindi Hickey
Nate Hill, Executive Director, Metropolitan New York Library Council

Sessions by Nate Hill
Ran Hock Ph.D, Principal, Online Strategies

Ran is the author of The Extreme Searcher's Internet Handbook, The Traveler's Web, The Extreme Searcher's Guide to Web Search Engines, and Yahoo! to the Max. He is also a frequent contributor and columnist for professional publications. Through his company, Online Strategies, Ran creates and presents courses on using the Web for professional associations, governments, NGO's, companies, schools, and businesses in the U.S. and abroad. Ran has held management and training positions with DIALOG and Knight-Ridder Information Services, and has been a reference librarian at MIT and the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently an adjunct faculty member for Catholic University's Department of Library and Information Science, and has served as adjunct faculty for Lesley University's Technology in Education Program, and for Johns Hopkins University.

Sessions by Ran Hock Ph.D
David Hoffman, Co-Chair for the Internet@Schools Track, Information Today, Inc.

Sessions by David Hoffman
Prof Melissa A Hofmann, Bibliographic Control Librarian, Rider University

Melissa A. Hofmann is the Bibliographic Control Librarian at Rider University’s Moore Library, where she is liaison to the English Department and the Gender & Sexuality Studies Program. Her other duties include reference, research instruction, and collection development. She has a Master of Library and Information Science from Rutgers University and a Master of Arts in English from The College of New Jersey. Her LIS research interests include next-generation OPACs, faceted browsing, subject analysis, and cloud cataloging. Her goal is to make the university library and its resources user-friendly, relevant, and useful to the needs of researchers and lifelong learners.

Sessions by Prof Melissa A Hofmann
Sarah Houghton, Director, San Rafael Public Library

Sarah Houghton is the author of 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
Jessica Howard, Reference & Web Services Librarian, Musselman Library, Gettysburg College

Jessica Howard is a Reference and Web Services Librarian at Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library, where she is involved in the design and management of the library’s online presence, including the library’s mobile website. She also provides reference services and information literacy instruction. Prior to being a librarian, Jess spent five years coordinating web and electronic promotions for an academic publisher.

Sessions by Jessica Howard
Karen Huffman, Manager, Technology Solutions, Information Systems & Technology, National Geographic Society and Special Libraries Association

Karen works for National Geographic Society as manager of the Applications and Collaboration team in the Information Systems & Technology division. She supports the enterprise's business needs with cloud-based solutions such as Google Apps, oversees the management of a handful additional applications and servers for user groups, and also develops customized solutions for targeted groups within the organization. 

She has been a member of Special Libraries Association (SLA) since 1999, serving in various roles including chair of the KM division (2009-2010) and developing resources for SLA-sponsored initiatives like 23 Things (2008) several years ago and Future Ready Toolkit (2011) this year. Karen has developed/co-facilitated a number of continuing education courses for SLA as well as other venues focused around skill building in various technologies and knowledge management strategies. 

Karen’s specialties include facilitating communication and engagement strategies through knowledge management techniques and collaborative models, streamlining and managing workflows to improve business processes, and training and development.

See vitae for additional information

Sessions by Karen Huffman
Richard P. Hulser, Chief Librarian and Curator, Research Library and Archives, Research & Collections, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Richard Hulser is chief librarian and curator at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. He leads the research library, archives and records management program for the NHM family of museums that also includes the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and the William S. Hart Ranch and Museum in Newhall, California.

Richard 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 Richard is also an SIIA Certified Contents Rights Manager and a Fellow of Special Libraries Association.

Sessions by Richard P. Hulser
Brian Hulsey, Electronic Resources/Serials Coordinator, Columbus State University

Brian currently holds a position in Electronic Resources at the Simon Schwob Memorial Library of Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. He presents at the state, regional, and national level on a myriad of topics ranging from accessible services to innovative technologies. All the while enthusiastically continuing to explore and learn new technologies in hopes to promote and excite others with a contagious dedication for clear and inspiring library service.

His professional interest include equal access to information, intellectual freedom, digital and technology based services, 21st century literacies, and making libraries a key component in the ever changing climate of information and communication. Outside of libraryland he is a triathlete, cycling enthusiast, Pilates instructor, and coffee shop frequenter.

Sessions by Brian Hulsey
Jill Hurst-Wahl, Director, LIS & School Media Programs, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University

Jill Hurst-Wahl is an associate professor of practice in Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies and the director of both its library and information science & LIS with school media specialization programs.  A former corporate librarian, Jill has always been an advocate for expanding the career opportunities for LIS graduates.  She is a member of the USNY Technology Policy and Practice Council.  Her interests include copyright, the use of social media, and the future of the profession.

Sessions by Jill Hurst-Wahl
Terence Huwe, Director of Library and Information Resources, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, University of California - Berkeley

Terence K. Huwe is Director of Library and Information Resources at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, at the University of California, Berkeley.  He oversees print collections, all Web administration for the Institute, and manages the production of the Institute’s eScholarship ( working papers.  He is also in charge of IT/Desktop support services and secure data license managemnet at IRLE. He has been a presenter at Internet Librarian USA, Internet Librarian International (London) and Computers in Libraries (Washington, DC).  In July 2005, he was a keynoter at AusWeb ’05, a W3 consortium conference sponsored by Southern Cross University, in Australia.  Since 2002, he has been a Columnist with Computers in Libraries magazine  (, covering Digital Library Issues, and has also been a frequent contributor to ONLINE and ONLINE SEARCHER magazines ( He is currently a member of John Wiley & Sons' North American Advisory Board.

Sessions by Terence Huwe
Melissa Jacobs-Israel, Coordinator, Office of Library Services, New York City Department of Education and New York City School Library System

Melissa Jacobs-Israel is the Coordinator of Library Services for the New York City Department of Education.  In that role, she has created the New York City School Librarian Information Sharing Tool (NYCSLIST) Listserv which hosts over 1,000 school librarians in NYC.   She has served the past several years as a Committee Member of AASL's Best Websites for Teaching and Learning and currently is the Chair of AASL's newly created committee Best Apps for Teaching and Learning.  Melissa has worked as an elementary school librarian and a teacher of adults with developmental disabilities.   She enjoys exploring emerging technologies, social media, lifelong learning, and obsessively collecting cookbooks.   Connect with Melissa on Twitter @missyji.

Sessions by Melissa Jacobs-Israel
03-22-2011   4:00 PM – 5:00 PM   E205: Best of Web 2.0 for Teaching and Learning
Dan Jakubek, GIS and Map Librarian, Ryerson University

Dan Jakubek is the GIS and Map Librarian in the Ryerson University Library. Previous to his appointment in May 2007, he worked as the GIS and Data Technician in the Geospatial Map and Data Centre (GMDC) at Ryerson. As a geographer, lecturer and GIS Specialist, he has developed a comprehensive skill set related to GIS and its effective use. Dan completed his Masters in Library and Information Sciences (MLIS) at the University of Western Ontario, a Masters in Spatial Analysis (MSA) at Ryerson University and the University of Toronto, and an undergraduate degree in Geography at McGill University.

Sessions by Dan Jakubek
Rosemarie Jerome, Librarian, Half Hollow Hills Community Library

Head of Adult Services/Reference Department

Collection Manager and co-partner in Business Link (programs and services for Small Business owners).

Interviewed in the October/November 2010 issue of Audiofile.

Editor of the Half Hollow Hills Community Library Reviewers' Blog.

Sessions by Rosemarie Jerome
Margeaux Johnson, Science & Technology Librarian, Marston Science Library, University of Florida

Margeaux Johnson is a Science & Technology Librarian at the University of Florida, where she coordinates information literacy instruction for the sciences and integrates technology into library learning environments. Her research interests include Alternate Reality Gaming, transmedia navigation, and new media literacies. She is currently a Co-PI on the NSF ethics education in science and engineering grant “Gaming Against Plagiarism” ( and a member of the NIH VIVO Collaboration (

Sessions by Margeaux Johnson
Rebecca Jones, Director of Services, Brampton Library and Dysart & Jones Associates

As Director of Services with Brampton Library Rebecca works with a dynamic group to deliver topnotch services through branches in one of Canada's fastest growing, multicultural city. Co-founder of Dysart & Jones Associates, Rebecca consulted with more than 100 organizations and libraries, facilitating planning processes, problem-solving, and organizational design. Her careeer has also included management positions at Imperial Oil Limited in IT, libraries, archives and records, and she was Director, Professsional Learning at University of Toronto's iSchool.  Rebecca is known for having long advocated the application of business and not-for-profit processes to information services and libraries. 

Sessions by Rebecca Jones
Laurie Kaplan, Director, Serials Editorial, Serials Solutions

Laurie Kaplan has been working in publishing for over 30 years, first in legal publishing, then legal newspaper publishing, and then serials publishing. She has an AB degree in Anthropology/Sociology from Lafayette College and a JD degree from St. John's University. Her team is located in New Providence, NJ and Seattle, WA.

Sessions by Laurie Kaplan
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
Bohyun Kim, Digital Access Librarian, Medical Library, Florida International University

Bohyun Kim is the Digital Access Librarian at Florida International University Medical Library. She has worked in web services, e-resources management, digitization, reference, and instructional technologies and has particular interests in library innovation and emerging technologies. She presented at various conferences both national and local, regularly tweets at @bohyunkim, and writes at her blog, Library Hat (

Sessions by Bohyun Kim
David Lee King, Digital Services Director, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library and and Publisher,

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

Sessions by David Lee King
Janel Kinlaw, Broadcast Librarian, National Public Radio

Janel Kinlaw is a Broadcast Librarian at NPR where she has catalogued thousands of NPR stories, answered audio reference questions, and led a project to launch a new search and editing interface for NPR's programming archives. Janel received her MLS from Drexel University in December 2005. Since then she has been a member of ALA & SLA serving on multiple committees both at a national level & local level. 

Sessions by Janel Kinlaw
Jennifer Koerber, Trainer, Writer, Consultant, Self-employed

Jennifer Koerber is a freelance trainer and writer on emerging technologies, the social web, usability in a library setting, and staff development. She has written extensively for Library Journal and is co-author of Emerging Technologies: a Primer for Librarians (Rowman & Littlefield, May 2015) with Michael P. Sauers. Visit her at

Sessions by Jennifer Koerber
Oleg Kreymer, Systems Librarian, Thomas J. Watson Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Oleg Kreymer is the Systems Librarian for Thomas J. Watson Library of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
He presented at the Computers in Libraries (2008, 2009, 2010) and the Innovative Users Group (2006 and 2008) conferences, as well as OCLC Members' (2009) and ARLIS/NY meetings (2007).
He received his MLS from Queens College (CUNY) in 2001.

Strategic Vision for Library Systems - Presentation

Sessions by Oleg Kreymer
Ellyssa Kroski, Emerging Technologies and Web Services Librarian, Barnard College Library

Ellyssa Kroski is the Emerging Technologies and Web Services Librarian at Barnard College Library as well as a writer, educator, and international conference speaker. She is an adjunct faculty member at Long Island University, Pratt Institute, and San Jose State University where she teaches LIS students about emerging technologies.  Her book Web 2.0 for Librarians and Information Professionals was published in February 2008 and she is the creator and Series Editor for the upcoming The Tech Set 10-volume book series. She blogs at iLibrarian and writes a column called Stacking the Tech for Library Journal's Academic Newswire.

Sessions by Ellyssa Kroski
Elizabeth Levy, Author

Elizabeth Levy is the author of 90 award-winning books for children, including My Life as a Fifth Grade Comedian.  Her latest is Danger and Diamonds, A Mystery At Sea, illustrated by Caldecott winner, Mordicai Gerstein. She travels around the world in real-time and on the Internet to speak to children.

uding My Life as a Fifth Grade Comedian.  Her latest is Danger and Diamonds, A Mystery At Sea, illustrated by Caldecott winner, Mordicai Gerstein. She travels around the world in real-time and on the Internet to speak to children.



Sessions by Elizabeth Levy
03-21-2011   1:30 PM – 2:30 PM   E103: The Author Visit: From On-Site Appearance to Online Chat With Teachers and Students
Zeth Lietzau, Manager, Digital User Experience & Community Technology Center, Denver Public Library

Zeth Lietzau is Manager of the Digital User Experience and Community Technology Center departments at the Denver Public Library.

Sessions by Zeth Lietzau
Ryan Livergood, Assistant Director, Dover Town Library

Assistant Director, Dover Town Library

Sessions by Ryan Livergood
Andrew Lokie, Library Science Faculty, Coordinator for IT, Missouri State University
Andrew Lokie has an M.A. in Instructional Design & Technology. With more than 20 years experience, he has served in the field of instructional technology at various institutions including Ohio University, Bucknell University, Broome Community College, and Missouri State University. He has presented at national conferences such as ALA, CCUMC, and SALT. As a tenured LIS faculty, he developed and taught a graduate level course in Library Science. As an administrator he has been responsible for creating and facilitating the classroom upgrade process involving nearly a million dollars of annual funding, creating and managing multimedia and instructional labs in library environments, and overseeing various service units including technical support, training programs, equipment lending, and graphics, multimedia, and other production services.

Sessions by Andrew Lokie
Pascal Lupien, Research and Scholarly Communications Librarian, University of Guelph

Pascal is a Research and Scholarly Communication Librarian at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. He received his MIS (Master of Information Science) from the Université de Montréal in 2001, his MA in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from the University of Guelph in 2009 and is currently working on a PhD. His research interests include the development and evaluation of emerging services, developing services for traditionally underrepresented groups and understanding how oppressed and powerless groups use information to pursue collective goals.


Sessions by Pascal Lupien
Jon Lutz, Electronic Services Librarian, FSU College of Law Research Center

I've worked at FSU College of Law Research Center since 1989. I'm currently the Electronic Services Librarian. I work on digital projects. I do technology oriented workshops and promote new technologies.

Sessions by Jon Lutz
Chad Mairn, Information Services Librarian, St. Petersburg College

Chad Mairn is a librarian, teacher, author, and self-described geek who frequently shares his enthusiasm for 'all-things technology' as a speaker at library and technology conferences. He is an Information Services Librarian, Assistant Professor, and manages the Innovation Lab at St. Petersburg College. In October 2015, the Innovation Lab received a $7,500 Curiosity Creates grant from the Walt Disney Company in collaboration with ALA’s Association for Library Service to Children to expand their successful Maker Boot Camp series that helps “promote exploration and discovery for children ages 6 to 14.” Imagination and originality, flexibility, decision-making, communication and self-expression, collaboration, and motivation are the critical components of creativity that the Maker Boot Camp has integrated into their curriculum.  Here is the Maker Boot Camp documentary film.

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 interests have focused around mobile and emerging technologies. Chad has written a couple of book chapters and numerous articles on library technologies.

Chad also plays drums in two bands, Fowler's Bluff and Low Season, and he also organizes Pinellas Comic and Maker Con, which is held each year at the St. Petersburg College Seminole Campus.

Sessions by Chad Mairn
Katherine Makens, Resources and Finance Officer, Durham County Libraries

I am currently the Resources and Finance Officer with Durham County Libraries. I supervise Library IT, Technical Services, the North Carolina Collection archive, and am over the library system’s budget. I have worked in public, academic, and special libraries over the past 15 years, 12 as a librarian. Some of my other positions have included Head of Adult Services, Electronic Information Services Librarian, Young Adult Services Librarian, and Legal Specialist Librarian. I especially like working with underserved audiences, gaming, and emerging technology. My specialties have included small business, legal reference, government documents, patents and trademarks, statistics, information literacy, gaming in libraries, working with low literacy populations, and training staff. I have an MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh and a BA in Comparative Literature from Oberlin College.

Sessions by Katherine Makens
Michelle Manafy, Editorial Director, Online Publishers Association

Sessions by Michelle Manafy
Greta Marlatt, Outreach & Collection Development Manager & Homeland Security Digital Library Content Team Manager, Naval Postgraduate School
Greta Marlatt is the information services manager for the Naval Postgraduate School’s Dudley Knox Library. She has over twenty-five years of experience working in libraries in various capacities and is a member of both the Special Library Association and the American Library Association. In 2000, Ms. Marlatt was appointed to a three-year term as a member of the Federal Depository Library Council, an advisory group to the Public Printer of the United States. She has received the Armed Forces Librarians Roundtable [AFLRT] Achievement Citation, the Navy’s Meritorious Civilian Service Award, and the Navy’s Superior Civilian Service Award. In addition to published articles, she is the author of a number of bibliographies and help guides for topics relating to intelligence, information warfare, mine warfare, directed energy weapons, NBC terrorism, and more. Ms. Marlatt holds a master of library science degree from the University of Arizona and a master’s degree in national security studies from California State University, San Bernardino.

Sessions by Greta Marlatt
Jeffrey Marzluft, Associate Director, Phillips Academy
Jeffrey has served as the Associate Director for Instructional Services for over 3 years at Phillips Academy. He has worked in a variety of Academic Libraries for the past 15 years.

Sessions by Jeffrey Marzluft
03-21-2011   3:15 PM – 4:00 PM   E104: In the Trenches-Adaptive Strategies to Teaching With LibGuides
Laura Matheson, Manger, Knowledge Management Services, BC Securities Commission
Laura Matheson is the Manager of Knowledge Management Services at the BC Securities Commission, where she uses facilitation to gather meaningful input on knowledge management initiatives. She also recently used her facilitation skills to guide colleagues in another group within the Commission through a strategy session Prior to becoming Manager, Laura was the Web Content Strategist at the BC Securities Commission and led meetings, focus groups, and brainstorming sessions for web projects. Her interests include: sticky note brainstorming, effective meetings, user-focused design.

Sessions by Laura Matheson
Graham McCarthy, Innovative Technologies Librarian, Ryerson University

Graham McCarthy is the Innovative Technologies Librarian at Ryerson University, a position which has him discovering the education merits of emerging technologies and managing all software development projects in the library. Graham holds an Honours B.A. in Information Technology from York University and a master’s degree in Information Science from the University of Toronto.

Sessions by Graham McCarthy
Joe McKendrick, Principal Researcher, Unisphere Research, A Division of Information Today, Inc.

Sessions by Joe McKendrick
Robin Metaj, Education Specialist, Professional Development/School Improvement, ACES

Robin Metaj has been an educator for 14 years. She was a first grade teacher for 9 years before moving to her current position as Media Specialist at Great Oak Middle School. Robin has provided leadership on several collaborative projects across the curriculum, and has coordinated 4 technology integration grants. Most recently, she obtained a 21st Century Learning Environments grant, and will be working with a 6th grade cohort on creating, accessing and sharing digital content across the curriculum. Her education includes a Masters in Education, and she is now working on her 2nd Masters in Instructional Media in a program developed by Wilkes University and Discovery Education. Robin is a Glogster Ambassador, and a Star Discovery Educator. When Robin is not teaching, she enjoys travel, and spending time with her family. National and State Presentations: "Merging Literature, Discovery Education streaming, and Web 2.0" & "Discovery Education streaming & SMART Boards: A Perfect Marriage" Presentations at the CT Day of Discovery CECA Pre-conference (October, 2010) "Merging Literature with Web 2.0". Presentation at the Florida Educational Technology Conference (January, 2010) "Web 2.0 and Literature" - Presentation for the CT Educators Computer Association, Hartford Convention Center (October, 2008)

Sessions by Robin Metaj
03-22-2011   1:30 PM – 2:15 PM   E303: Merging Literature and Web 2.0
Melissa L. Miller, Information Technology Manager /Librarian, Array Information Technology

The Information Technology Manager /Librarian for the Wirtz Library brought the Digital Library project to life establishing the metadata and loading the materials into the system for virtual distribution.

Sessions by Melissa L. Miller
Anne Mintz, Independent Information Professional, DeskSet Intelligence

Anne Mintz spent several decades as the director of information centers in media and investment banking before becoming a freelance business researcher, writer and editor. Her current work includes working on behalf of publishers to present their content online in searchable formats and business research for a variety of clients.

She is the editor of Web of Deception: Misinformation on the Internet (CyberAge Books, 2002) and a variety of articles about databases and the quality of information retrieved online. Anne has taught at the graduate school level in both journalism and information science. 

Sessions by Anne Mintz
Emily R Mitchell, Librarian / Webmaster, SUNY Oswego

Emily Mitchell recently became the Librarian / Webmaster at SUNY Oswego's Penfield Library. Before that, she was the Ed Tech Librarian at Ferris State University. When she's not engrossed in HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, and JavaScript, Emily also contributes to MakerBridge, an online community for librarians and other educators who are interested in making and makerspaces.

Sessions by Emily R Mitchell
Joe Murphy, Library Directions & Trends Analyst and Yale Library (former), Innovative (former)

Joe Murphy, Librarian, is a library futures consultant passionate about empowering creative partnerships with and beyond libraries. He has worked as a Science Librarian at Yale University and as Director of Library Futures with Innovative. Joe Murphy earned a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science at the University of Hawaii and an undergraduate degree in Physics previous to that.

Joe advances the industry in the face of its challenges by making connections and expanding creative solutions. He plots opportunities, inform product and service directions, connect leaders with visionaries and clients, establish innovative projects that inspire potential partners with a focus on analyzing the impacts of technology and cultural trends. 

Joe has been a heavy contributor to the conversation about the evolution of libraries through keynote presentations to library groups around the world and through books and articles.

Joe Murphy authors the Twitter account @libraryfuture and blog 


Sessions by Joe Murphy
Bob Nardini, VP, Product Development, Coutts Information Services, Ingram Content Group

Bob Nardini is Vice President for Product Development at Coutts Information Services.  He worked in both public and academic libraries prior to 1985, when he took a job in the academic bookselling industry, where he has been ever since.  In 2007 Bob joined Coutts and is involved in many areas of the company’s activity, especially approval plan services, database and platform development, and sales and marketing.  Bob writes and speaks regularly on collection management and other issues.  He holds an M.A. in History from the University of Virginia and an M.L.S. from the University of Toronto.  He lives in Nashville, Tennessee, nearby the headquarters of Coutts’ parent company, the Ingram Content Group.

Sessions by Bob Nardini
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
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
Jonathan Newton, Library Web Programmer, Arlington Public Library
Jonathan Newton has been writing code for the Arlington Public Library's website for over 4 years. When Stacia and Alex come up with a really cool idea that never existed before, Jonathan usually builds it.

Sessions by Jonathan Newton
Dr. Scott Nicholson, Associate Professor, Syracuse University School of Information Studies and Author of Everyone Plays at the Library: Creating Great Gaming Experiences for All Ages

Dr. Scott Nicholson is on the faculty at the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. He has been an academic librarian and a statistician, and now studies gaming in libraries and game design for education. A lifelong gamer, Dr. Nicholson wrote Everyone Plays at the Library for Information Today, hosted Board Games with Scott (, a video series about modern board games, is a voice for the On Board Games podcast (, and is the Game Professor for  He was the founder of the Games and Gaming Members Initiative Group for the American Library Association. He is also a published board game designer, with one game - Tulipmania 1637 - currently available and several other designs currently with publishers.

Sessions by Dr. Scott Nicholson
Sam Nickell, VP, Business Development, Boopsie, Inc.

Sessions by Sam Nickell
Laura Pleva Nielsen, Librarian/Information Scientist, General Motors

Laura Nielsen is a Librarian/Information Scientist at General Motors where she manages the GM Library's internal website and electronic access for all of the library's subscribed resources. Laura earned a BA in Interdisciplinary Humanities from Michigan State University in 1999 and a MLIS from Wayne State University in 2001.

Sessions by Laura Pleva Nielsen
Elaina M Norlin, Executive Director/Regional Library Manager, African American Research Library and Cultural Grant, Broward County Library

Elaina Norlin is the Executive Director/Regional Library Manager for the Broward County Library System. She is an accomplished teacher, technology and leadership development trainer and writer with extensive leadership experience and a flair for public relations, sales and communications. To date, she has delivered over 40 workshops, training sessions, presentations and institutes both nationally and internationally on marketing, web usability design, facilitation, strategic influence and conflict management. Self motivated and results oriented, she is well known for my ability to juggle many projects at once. She is also the co-author of the book Usability Testing for Library Websites which has been selected for a second edition and E-Learning and Business Plans: National and International Case Studies.

Sessions by Elaina M Norlin
Greg Notess, Faculty & Graduate Services Librarian, Montana State University

Greg Notess, founder of and Faculty & Graduate Services Librarian at Montana State University library, is an award-winning author, consultant, and international conference speaker. He writes the "Search Engine Update" columns for Online Searcher, and his most recent book is Screencasting for Libraries.

Sessions by Greg Notess
Marydee Ojala, Editor-in-Chief, Online Searcher magazine

Marydee Ojala is Editor-in-Chief of Online Searcher (the successor journal to ONLINE) and writes its business research column ("The Dollar Sign"). She has contributed feature articles and news stories to Information Today, Searcher, EContent, Computers in Libraries, Intranets, Cyber Skeptic's Guide to the Internet, Business Information Review, and Information Today's NewsBreaks.  A long-time observer of the information industry, she speaks frequently at conferences, such as WebSearch University, Internet Librarian, INFORUM (Prague), Internet Librarian International, and national library meetings outside the U.S. She has adjunct faculty status at the School of Library and Information Science at IUPUI (Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis). Her professional career began at BankAmerica Corporation, San Francisco, directing a worldwide program of research and information services. She established her independent information research business in 1987. Her undergraduate degree is from Brown University and her MLS was earned at the University of Pittsburgh.

Sessions by Marydee Ojala
Randy Oldham, Web Development Librarian, University of Guelph

Randy Oldham is the Web Development Librarian at the University of Guelph. Randy is dedicated to ensuring user-friendly experiences to both physical and electronic spaces within the library. Randy has always had a keen interest in user experience, usage statistics, user behaviours, and student use of technology for learning. Randy has worked on, and administered, three surveys dealing with user experience, behaviour and use of technology to all students at the University of Guelph. Randy has a bank account-crippling interest in new technology.

Sessions by Randy Oldham
Samara Omundson, Director, Insight & Analytics, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide

Samara Omundson is a research director at Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, a global public relations firm. She has more than a decade of experience in media-related research and analysis. She is a past President of the Oregon Special Libraries Association.

Sessions by Samara Omundson
Anne O'Shea, Manager, Digital Services, Vancouver Public Library

Anne O'Shea is the Manager of Digital Services at Vancouver Public Library, where she oversees websites, digital content licensing, online engagement, eLearning and community digital initiatives. Prior to this role she was the Project Manager for a two year RFID implementation. Her early career was spent in special libraries and academic libraries, where she worked on several initiatives related to technology, online experience and virtual services. Her interests include: facilitation, meaningful consultation processes, statistical geekery.

Sessions by Anne O'Shea
Sabrina I. Pacifici, Librarian, & Founder/Editor/Publisher, and, and

Sabrina I. Pacifici began her professional career in 1979 in Washington, DC, and has worked in special libraries in Washington for over 30 years. Sabrina has been an active member of the online legal community since its inception. During her 20 year tenure as the director of library and research services for a global 10 law firm, Sabrina's pioneering Internet work resulted in one of the first law firm enterprise-wide research intranets. She was also one of the first law librarians to develop and maintain multiple topical blogs on the corporate enterprise. In addition, her legal technology accomplishments include: Developer, Web Manager and Publisher of CyberLaw@Sidley, which was awarded 5 stars for excellence in The Best and Worst Legal Sites on the Web (2001 & 2004 editions), and was recognized as Web Site of the Week, December 6, 1999 by the Legal Times of Washington.

Sabrina became an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland Center for Information Policy and E-Government Center in 2005. In May 2006, Sabrina joined the Washington Bureau of the New York Times, where she continued her work in the areas of legal, government and legislative research, knowledge management initiatives, and enterprise blogging. She received credit for her research and reporting on 13 articles. In July 2007, she became Chief Librarian at a federal regulatory agency.

During her non-job time (the phrase "free time" would be a misnomer), Sabrina created the journal PLL Perspectives in 1989, and served as its only editor and publisher until 1996. She then turned her focus, while not at work, to web publishing, and developed one of the first webzines targeted to the law/special librarian and legal research community. Debuting in November 1996, ( was quickly established as a reliable "go-to" online resource for researchers to leverage the expanding content of the World Wide Web. With Sabrina as the sole Editor/Publisher, has consistently been recognized as a publisher of comprehensive, meticulously documented, non-partisan guides and content-rich resources, commentary and actionable information on Internet research and web-related current awareness issues invaluable to legal, academic, corporate, government and public interest researchers. With more than 120,000 unique readers each month, LLRX is now in its 15th year of continuous monthly publication as a independent and free resource, with readers from around the globe. actively works with many law and special librarians, attorneys, and technology experts to produce the site's well-documented articles, topical research guides and bibliographies. also publishes a free (opt-in) monthly e-mail update to alert readers to the topics and authors featured in each new online issue. was recognized with a five star award in The Best and Worst Legal Sites on the Web (2001 & 2004 editions). In 2003, the site was honored as one of The 10 Best Sites of the Decade, in Law Technology News.

Sabrina is also the creator, editor and author of the blog, beSpacific (, established in August 2002, which provides a searchable database of over 25,000 postings. beSpacific is a free, factual current awareness research blog focused on reliable, comprehensive coverage of topical news on and data from law, government, banking/financial, and technology related arenas, updated daily (readers may choose to receive a daily opt-in email update). Deep links located via Sabrina's expert, thorough research take readers directly to an extensive number of timely documents published by government, academic, NGO, corporate and legal sectors. Sources include state, federal and foreign governments, as well as free and reliable research databases, surveys, technical reports and court opinions. The site has approximately 10,000 daily readers. beSpacific was recognized as the Best Overall Legal Blog of 2004, the Best Legal Support Blog of 2005, and Best Law Librarian Blog 2005, and received the American Association of Law Libraries Excellence in Marketing Award for Best Use of Technology in 2006.

Sabrina has authored many articles on legal technology topics, and delivered more than 300 presentations at professional conferences and seminars nationwide. She was named one of Library Journal's (LJ's) Movers & Shakers in 2006, and profiled in the American Bar Association (ABA) Law Practice Magazine, December 2006 issue. In 2008, Sabrina was the recipient of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) Innovations in Technology Award.

Sessions by Sabrina I. Pacifici
Angie Fickert Paterek, Training Manager, Rocky River Public Library

Angie Fickert Paterek is an experienced instructor with over 20-years’ experience teaching in business, college and high school environments. As a degreed educator, Angie has facilitated programs in a wide range of general education subjects and business skills including various technology- related topics. Angie is a member of the American Society for Training and Development, member of the NEO-RLS Continuing Advisory Committee, a co-chair for the NEO-RLS Training and Staff Development Network, and a regular caller of the “T is for Training” podcast show. She has presented to a wide-range of audiences including speaking at ASTD chapter meetings and to a national sales force. Angie is currently the Training Manager at Rocky River Public Library with overall responsibility for both the Adult Public Computer Training program and staff development.

Angie became a resident of virtual world Second Life in 2007. Through her avatar, Angie is many things in the virtual world. She is a builder, business owner, live music venue owner, blogger and educational consultant. She has worked with educational and business institutions as a consultant to research and make recommendations for the creation of learning environments.

Sessions by Angie Fickert Paterek
Amy Pawlowski, Web Applications Manager, Cleveland Public Library
Currently the Web Applications Manager at the Cleveland Public Library, Amy Pawlowski manages the development, implementation, and maintenance of web based library services and the CLEVNET eMedia collection for the Library and the CLEVNET consortium. Amy has held several different positions in the library field, including Manager of Partner Services for OverDrive Inc. where she assisted libraries with training, marketing, outreach, and collection development for their digital library platform. She has also worked as Archivist for The Cleveland Orchestra, Technology and Information Literacy Librarian at Cuyahoga Community College, and Public Services Coordinator for the Hartt School Performing Arts Library at the University of Hartford.

Sessions by Amy Pawlowski
Laura Pearle, Head Librarian, Hackley School

Laura Pearle began her library career with a three-year stint as a student library aide at Emma Willard School, followed by a 16-year hiatus while she explored the varied worlds of college, Off-Broadway theater, investment banking and executive recruiting, among others. Since returning to independent school libraries in 1996, she has focused on the evaluating accreditation process, investigating the K-20 skills curriculum and developing her Personal Learning Network. Her writings have appeared in such journals as Independent School and Knowledge Quest. Laura is currently Head Librarian at Hackley School in Tarrytown NY

Sessions by Laura Pearle
03-21-2011   10:30 AM – 11:15 AM   E101: Collections for Today and Tomorrow: How "e" to Be
Marcy Phelps, President, Phelps Research Inc. and Author, Research on Main Street: Using the Web to Find Local Business and Market Information

As the founder and president of Denver-based Phelps Research Inc., Marcy Phelps helps decision-makers manage risk. She is a past president of the Association of Independent Information Professionals ( and and the author of, Research on Main Street: Using the Web to Find Local Business and Market Information (CyberAge Books,2011,

Marcy blogs at and tweets at

Sessions by Marcy Phelps
Sue Polanka, Head of Reference and Instruction, Wright State University Libraries and No Shelf Required

Sue Polanka created the award-winning blog, No Shelf Required®, a blog about the issues surrounding e-books for librarians and publishers. The blog developed into a book of the same name in 2011 and will expand to include No Shelf Required 2:  Use and Management of Electronic Books in Winter 2012.  Sue is the Head of Reference and Instruction at the Wright State University Libraries in Dayton, Ohio and the Vice President/President Elect of the Academic Library Association of Ohio, She was named a Library Journal 2011 Mover and Shaker for her work with e-books.

Sessions by Sue Polanka
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
Lauren Pressley, Instructional Design librarian, Wake Forest University
Lauren Pressley’s passion is helping people learn about the changing information landscape and think about what that means for them as consumers and producers of information. Recently Lauren published So You Want To Be a Librarian and Wikis for Libraries. She was an ALA Emerging Leader in 2008 and was a recognized as a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2009.

Sessions by Lauren Pressley
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
Jason Puckett, Communication Librarian, Georgia State University Library

Jason Puckett is Librarian for Communication and Educational Technologies at Georgia State University in Atlanta. He received his MLIS from Florida State University's School of Library & Information Studies in 2008 and has worked in libraries since 1993. Jason was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2010. He is the author of the forthcomingbook Zotero: A Guide for Librarians, Researchers and Educators (ACRL Publications, spring 2011). He speaks and writes about library technology topics including podcasting, digital rights management, and open-source research tools. He's co-host and co-producer of the monthly Adventures in Library Instruction podcast.

Sessions by Jason Puckett
Mr. Lee Rainie, Director, Internet, Science and Technology Research, Pew Research Center and Author of the book "Networked: The New Social Operating System"

Lee Rainie is the Director of Internet, Science and Technology research at the Pew Research Center, a non-profit, non-partisan "fact tank." His project was described by the American Sociological Association as the “most authoritative source of reliable data on the use and impact of the internet and mobile connectivity” and the ASA awarded him its award for “excellence in the reporting on social issues award” in 2014.

The project has issued more than 600 reports based on its surveys that examine people’s online activities and the impact of mobile connectivity and social media on their lives.

Lee also now oversees the Center's sustained study of the intersection of science and society. All of its reports and datasets are available online for free at:

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 Center 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 Mr. Lee Rainie
Nicholas Rejack, Ontologist and Metadata Expert, Marston Science Library, University of Florida

Sessions by Nicholas Rejack
Erica Reynolds, Former IT Manager, Current Director of Library Partnership Development, BiblioCommons Inc.

As a former I.T. and Web manager, Erica joined the team at BiblioCommons in 2011. She has worked in public, academic, and special libraries, but her heart will forever be in public libraries. Noted for her poor impulse control, meddling, and peppering communications with Moby-Dick references, she regularly presents on user experience, technology, grant-writing, organizational communication, and community partnerships.

Sessions by Erica Reynolds
Regina Reynolds, ISSN Coordinator, Library of Congress
Still to come

Sessions by Regina Reynolds
Tonia Reynolds-Pope, Information Services Team Lead, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Tonia Reynolds-Pope, MLS Tonia graduated in 1997 from Clark Atlanta University, Library and Information Studies Program. She has worked as a reference librarian for Alabama State University and a corporate librarian for Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation. She has held the position as the Information Services Team Lead for the NASA Goddard Library for the past 4 years.

Sessions by Tonia Reynolds-Pope
Jennifer Ricker, Digital Collections Manager, State Library of North Carolina

Jennifer is part of a team at the State Library of North Carolina that's responsible for investigating and implementing systems and technologies to collect and ensure that North Carolina's digital state publications are openly accessible to the public, now and in the future.

Sessions by Jennifer Ricker
Bonnie Roalsen, Head of Children's Services, Dover Town Library and mb3ok

Head of Children's Services, Dover Town Library. Library Journal's Mover and Shaker, 2007. Developer, Storyteller, Entrepreneur

Sessions by Bonnie Roalsen
Keith A Rocci, First Year Experience Librarian, Mabee Library, Washburn University and Emporia State University

Keith is the lead instructor of the online library information literacy courses at Washburn University.  He holds a BS from Arizona State University, two M.Ed.'s from Northern Arizona University, and an M.A. from the University of Arizona.  He works as an adjunct lecturer at Emporia State University in their library science program.

Sessions by Keith A Rocci
Alex Rockwell, IT Expert, University of Florida
Alex Rockwell is a System Administrator/Programmer for the VIVO Implementation Team at the University of Florida. He works on a wide range of implementation challenges at UF including data ingest, server maintenance, and VIVO application development.

Sessions by Alex Rockwell
Rich Rosy, Vice President & General Manager, Library Services, Ingram Content Group Inc.

Rich Rosy is the Vice President and General Manager of Ingram's Library Services division. Rich is an industry thought leader and brings a wealth of experience to Ingram. His understanding of the e-book marketplace and how libraries adopt them enables Ingram to develop solutions in a manner that meets the needs of its library customers. Rich has been a featured speaker at several key events, such as the Charleston Conference and has been interviewed for several key publications, including Against the Grain and Information Today. Additionally, he has brokered several international consortium agreements with Taiwan and Canada.

Mr. Rosy was previously Vice President and General Manager of NetLibrary, a subsidiary of OCLC (Online Computer Library Center). Prior to joining NetLibrary, Mr. Rosy was Executive Vice President of Centrobe, an EDS company specializing in publishing and customer relationship management services.

Mr. Rosy received his Bachelor of Science degree for the University of Northern Illinois. He and his family reside in Nashville, Tennessee.

Sessions by Rich Rosy
Ghislaine Sabbagh, Systems Librarian, Array Information Technologies and U.S. Department of Labor

The Systems Librarian for the Wirtz Labor Library oversees the entire scanning project providing technical support and training on the software and hardware used to create the virtual record of our historic labor paper holdings in micro format.

Sessions by Ghislaine Sabbagh
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, 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
Donna Scheeder, Library Strategies International and President, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

Donna Scheeder is the President of IFLA - the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. She retired from her position of Deputy Chief Information Officr at the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress earlier this year. She is a fellow of SLA, a Past-President, and a member of the SLA Hall of Fame. 

Sessions by Donna Scheeder
Paul Schirle, GIS Analyst, Congressional Research Service, Library Of Congress and GISP

Paul Schirle is the Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) Analyst for the Congressional Research Service (CRS) at the Library of Congress.  Mr Schirle joined CRS in January 2009 to establish a program for geospatial analysis to expand the Service's support to Congress.  



Sessions by Paul Schirle
Aaron Schmidt, Principal, Influx Library User Experience and & Publisher,

Sessions by Aaron Schmidt
Sue Scott, Technology Librarian, Marlboro Free Library

I worked at IBM for 20 years in both hardware and software development and support.  I have a degree in Computer Science and MLS from Southern Connecticut University. I decided that I wanted to use my computer knowledge to do ‘something’ in libraries. I was hired at Marlboro  to help create opportunities for new experiences for patrons using the latest technologies and social networking tools. We did it before it was cool.


I bought my first computer in 1990, a $2600 Compaq Presario with a 100 MB processor so that I could play the Kings Quest computer game series by Sierra. I love all video and computer games - my favorites being Mass Effect, World of Warcraft, Fallout 3 and all things Final Fantasy. I also enjoy my greyhounds, cats,  and sometimes my 2 teenagers. 




Sessions by Sue Scott
Mike Shontz, Library & Educational Sales Account Executive, OverDrive

Mike is an Account Executive for OverDrive. For over a decade, he has successfully helped libraries and schools launch digital book initiatives. Mike has presented to groups in the United States and Australia about maximizing the value and effectiveness of download services.

Sessions by Mike Shontz
Paul Signorelli, Writer, trainer, presenter, and consultant, Paul Signorelli & Associates and American Library Association, ASTD, eLearning Guild

Paul Signorelli is a consultant with more than 20 years of experience inclding working as Director of Volunteer Services and Staff Training for the San Francisco Public Library system. He is an active member of ALA's Learning Roundtable and ASTD. Paul believes in updating learning environments to meet current needs and realities.

Sessions by Paul Signorelli
Katherine Simpson, Associate Director for Organizational Development, American University Library

Katherine Simpson has led the strategic planning efforts at the American University Library for more than nine years. She holds a Masters of Science in Human Resource Management, and was made the Associate Director for Organizational Development in 2008 after managing various public services for many years. Her accomplishments include an American University Teamwork Award, and various speaking engagements on strategic planning and talent management.

Sessions by Katherine Simpson
Sara Snyder, Webmaster, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Webmaster Sara Snyder holds an MLS and MA, and has been working in web development and usability since 2004.

Sessions by Sara Snyder
Laura Solomon, Library Services Manager, Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN)

Laura Solomon, MCIW, is the Library Services Manager for the Ohio Public Library Information Network and the former Web Applications Manager for the Cleveland Public Library. She has been doing web development and design for over twelve years, in both public libraries and as an independent consultant. She also authored a statewide web site usability study in 2004 that evaluated the site of every public library in Ohio. She specializes in developing with Drupal, as well as in web code and accessibility standards. She is a 2010 Library Journal  Mover & Shaker.  Her book Doing Social Media So It Matters:  A Librarian's Guide was published in November 2010.  As a former children's librarian, she enjoys bringing the "fun of technology" to audiences and in giving libraries the tools they need to better serve the virtual customer. 

Sessions by Laura Solomon
Hannah Sommers, Associate University Librarian, George Washington University

Hannah Sommers is Associate University Librarian at George Washington University.  In addition to promoting agile practices across the Libraries, Hannah facilitates the work of teams working on collection development, technology, resource description and research consultation.  Prior to joining GW in 2015, Hannah directed product development in NPR's Research, Archives & Data Strategy group, making sure that resources were driven toward high priority initiatives and that outcomes contributed to innovation at NPR.  Hannah received her MLIS from the University of Texas at Austin and has worked in legal and transportation libraries.  She was recognized as a Mover & Shaker by Library Journal in 2013.

Sessions by Hannah Sommers
Bill Spence, VP, Information Technology, Information Today

Sessions by Bill Spence
Carolyn Starkey, Assistant Professor, Alabama State University

A longtime school library media specialist, Carolyn Starkey is a doctoral candidate at the University of  Alabama with research related to Participatory Culture Building in School LMCs and Implications for Teacher Education. Faculty member at Alabama State University.

Sessions by Carolyn Starkey
03-21-2011   11:15 AM – 12:15 PM   E102: Ebooks Go to School: Limitations and Possibilities for Instruction and Leisure Reading
Wendy Stephens, Librarian, Buckhorn High School
A National Board Certifed in School Library Media and is a Google Certified teacher, Wendy Stephens has been the librarian at Buckhorn High School since 2002. She is also a doctoral candidate at the University of North Texas, with research focusing on paratextuality, multimodal books, and libraries as a tool for digital equity.

Sessions by Wendy Stephens
03-21-2011   10:30 AM – 11:15 AM   E101: Collections for Today and Tomorrow: How "e" to Be
03-21-2011   11:15 AM – 12:15 PM   E102: Ebooks Go to School: Limitations and Possibilities for Instruction and Leisure Reading
Jodi Stiles, Director, Information Systems, NPS Center for Homeland Defense and Security

Jodi Stiles is the director of information systems at the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security. She has over ten years experience in web development, online collaborative tools, database architecture, programming and design, and information systems. Ms. Stiles holds a master's degree from Virginia Tech.

Sessions by Jodi Stiles
Curt W. Tagtmeier, Author/ Independent Consultant and Author

Curt Tagtmeier is a library consultant and author from Moline, IL, who has spoken previously at Computers in Libraries and has been published in the accompanying journal. He is a graduate of Dominican University in River Forest, IL, and has studied, researched, trained in the areas of technology and libraries for over ten years.

Sessions by Curt W. Tagtmeier
Roy Tennant, Senior Program Officer, Research, OCLC

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
JD Thomas, Technical Support Manager, Information Technology, Information Today

JD Thomas has worked in Information Today Inc.'s tightknit IT department since 2006.  In addition to providing support and solutions to colleagues, he coordinates the Open Graph Protocol implementation on the magazine and blog sites and performs SEO research tasks. 

Sessions by JD Thomas
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
Cindi Trainor, Coordinator for Library Technology and Data Services, Eastern Kentucky University

Cindi Trainor is the Coordinator for Library Technology and Data Services at Eastern Kentucky University Libraries, outside Lexington, KY. She writes for the ALA TechSource blog and maintains her own blog at  Cindi is fascinated by emerging technology, particularly as it applies to academic libraries, and is an avid photographer.

Sessions by Cindi Trainor
Tiffini Travis, Director, Instruction & Outreach, California State University - Long Beach

Tiffini is the Director of Information Literacy and Outreach Services at CSU Long Beach. She has presented both nationally and internationally on a variety of topics, including evaluation of electronic services, information-seeking behavior of undergraduates and the use of social networking software (MySpace, facebook) for outreach. Tiffini has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MLIS from UCLA.

Sessions by Tiffini Travis
Weina Wang, Head of Borrowing and Lending Services, Ryerson University

Weina Wang is the Head of Borrowing and Lending Services at Ryerson University Library, a postion she recently embarked on after working at Ryerson for one year as the Borrower Services System Librarian. Prior to Ryerson Weina also had more than 4 years experience working in the University Health Network, where she was the Electronic Services Librarian. In addition, Weina graduated with an MSc. in Information Systems from the University of Sheffield, UK.

Sessions by Weina Wang
Emily Wheeler, Manager, Insight & Analytics, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide

Emily Wheeler is a Manager on the Insight & Analytics team at Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, a global public relations firm. She has been with Waggener Edstrom for five years and specializes in secondary research and media analysis.

Sessions by Emily Wheeler
Melissa Widner, Webmaster, Library Specialist, Jasper County Public Library

Melissa Widner is the webmaster and database coordinator at the Jasper County Public Library in Indiana. She was published in Computers in Libraries magazine in July, 2010 for her work with RSS and Yahoo Pipes. She is currently guiding her library through a user-based redesign of their website and a migration to Drupal. She can be reached on the web at

Sessions by Melissa Widner
Thomas J. Wilson, President, Unisphere Research, A Division of Information Today, Inc.

Thomas Wilson is the president of Unisphere Research which is Information Today, Incorporated's market research division. Unisphere has completed nearly 100 web-based market studies in various areas of information technology, customer relationship management, education and in the library marketplace. Last year, Unisphere produced the LRG North American Benchmark Study of Library Spending, 2011. This ground-breaking study resulted in a forty-five page final report available to all participating librarians at no cost. Covering technology trends, spending and budget trends, as well as library operating practices, the 2011 LRG Benchmark Study laid the groundwork for an ongoing longitudinal approach to measuring practices and changes in the library market. The large number of participating libraries from all major library sectors (public, academic and special/government) resulted in LRG's ability to refine its findings and deliver them on a sector-by-sector basis as well, which was further narrowed down to reporting on the findings by library-population-served within each library sector. Three sector reports at this level of granularity were made available for purchase in 2011, and will be made available once again in 2012 once the 2012 LRG Benchmark Study is made available.

Mr. Wilson is a veteran magazine and web publisher, and market researcher, whose career began in 1978. His management experience includes tenure at International Data Group, CMP Media, Elsevier North America, The New York Law Publishing Company and Crain Communications. Wilson has twice owned and operated his own publishing company first with Boucher Communications Inc. from 1996-1999 and then with Unisphere as the principal partner from 2000-2008.

Sessions by Thomas J. Wilson
Jeff Wisniewski, Web Services Librarian, University of Pittsburgh

Jeff Wisniewski received his MLS from the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences. He is the Web Services & Communications 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, project manages new technology initiatives, and coordinates all internal and external communication efforts. . 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 Searcher, and Computers in Libraries.  He has taught numerous technology workshops, and is a frequent presenter at web and Internet conferences. 


Sessions by Jeff Wisniewski
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
Dr. Sharon Q Yang, Associate Professor/Systems Librarian, Moore Library, Rider University

Dr. Sharon Q. Yang has been working in the library automation field for eighteen years. She received her MS in 1988, Certificate for Advanced Librarianship in 1989, and Doctor of Library Science in 1997, all from the School of Library Service, Columbia University. While working on her doctoral degree, she worked as the Head of Technical Services/Systems at Wagner College. She acquired her computer knowledge through work experience and by taking college classes and attending workshops in computer science. Dr. Yang is very active as a speaker at many national and international conferences. She now works as Systems Librarian and Associate Professor with Tenure in Rider University Libraries, New Jersey. She is the reciepiant of 2012 NJLA Research Award and 2012 CALA Jing Liao Award for Best Research.

Sessions by Dr. Sharon Q Yang
Laurel Yatsko, Project Manager, Information International Associates, Inc

Project Manager/ Archivist - Librarian from Information International Associates currently assigned to the Wirtz Labor Library in the Dept. of Labor She was the Archivist for the HQ EUCOM History Office in Stuttgart Germany before coming to the Wirtz Labor Library.  Her background includes reference services and library/archival management.

Sessions by Laurel Yatsko
Alexandra Radocchia Zealand, Web Editor, New Media Developer and Video Producer, Web Team, Arlington Public Library and PLA, VLA, ALA, LLAMA

Alex Zealand has worked in Libraries for almost 15 years, and at the Arlington Public Library, in Arlington VA, since 2006. You can reach her on twitter at @alexzealand and read her blog on libraries, advocacy, marketing and other tangential stuff at

Sessions by Alexandra Radocchia Zealand
Boris Zetterlund, Strategy Manager, Axiell Library Group

Senior Advisor at Axiell Group, an ALM service company with customers in 30 countries. A Masters Degree in Librarianship followed studies in History of Ideas and Social Sciences. Worked for 13 years in Sweden's Malmö City Library. In Malmö responsible for the first public library web opac in Europe, the first cd-rom network available through a web interface in the World and the first self issue lending machines in the world. Previously MD for Axiell in Sweden. Now working in business intelligence and strategy areas. Speaker at conferences in the Nordic countries, Europe and US.


Sessions by Boris Zetterlund

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