[Web4lib] ALA annual program: What Is Your Library Doing about Emerging Technologies?

Bohyun Kim bohyun.kim.ois at gmail.com
Mon Jun 7 12:26:19 EDT 2010

What Is Your Library Doing about Emerging Technologies?

Date/Time: June 26, Saturday, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Washington Convention Center -103B

A new job title of “Emerging Technology Librarian” seems to reflect an
awareness among today’s libraries that there is a need for a
librarians whose main role is to explore, evaluate, promote, and
implement various emerging technologies.  19 librarians in different
fields of librarianship at academic, school, and public libraries will
discuss the topic of emerging technologies at libraries, their
evaluation, implementation, adoption, and management challenges.  Come
join us!

Panel Moderator:

    * Bohyun Kim, Digital Access Librarian, Florida International University

Topics and Panelists:

(1) What are emerging technologies and how they need to be adapted for

    * Elisabeth Leonard, Associate Dean for Library Services, Western
Carolina University
    * Evviva Weinraub, Assistant Director for IT, Fletcher School,
Tufts University
    * Frank Cervone, Vice Chancellor for Information Services, Purdue
University Calumet
    * Peter Murray, Assistant Director, New Service Development, OhioLINK
    * Steven Zink, V.P. Information Technology and Dean, University of Nevada

(2) Daily tasks of and skills required for emerging technologies librarians

    * Amanda Margis, Web Services Children's Librarian ,Warren-Newport
Public Library
    * Danielle Whren Johnson, Digital Access Librarian, Loyola/Notre
Dame Library
    * Darcy Del Bosque, Emerging Technologies Librarian, University of
Nevada, Las Vegas
    * Elisabeth Abarbanel, School Librarian, Brentwood School, Los Angeles
    * Rebekah Kilzer, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Drexel
University Libraries

(3) Challenges and management issues in emerging technology projects

    * Cynthia Johnson, Head of Reference, University of California, Irvine
    * Jacquelyn Erdman, Web Services Librarian, East Carolina University
    * Kathryn Munson, Assistant Access Services Librarian,
Southeastern Louisiana University
    * Marissa Ball, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Florida
International University

(4) Emerging technology implementation and lessons learned

    * David Ratledge, Associate Professor & Head, Library Technology
Services, University of Tennessee
    * Gwen Evans, Coordinator, Library Information and Emerging
Technologies, Bowling Green State University
    * Rebecca K. Miller, College Librarian for the Sciences, Virginia Tech
    * Theresa Stanley Library Director, Pima Community College

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