Posts in category Updates 2009
Michael Stephens, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Dominican University in Illinois. He spent over fifteen years working in public libraries while developing a passion for technology. His publications include The Library Internet Trainer’s Toolkit, two ALA Library Technology Reports on Web 2.0, a monthly column with Michael Casey in Library Journal, and a host of articles. Michael also maintains the popular blog Tame the Web. He received an IMLS doctoral fellowship at the University of North Texas, was named a Library Journal “Mover and Shaker,” and recently joined the Dominican University faculty. Michael speaks nationally and internationally on libraries, technology, and innovation. He recently completed a speaking tour of Australia, presenting seven talks in five cities.
Stephen Abram presents Shift Happens 2.0: What on Earth is Happening and How Will It Affect Libraryland?
Stephen Abram, MLS, is the President 2008 of Special Libraries Association (SLA) and the past-President of the Canadian Library Association and Vice President Innovation for SirsiDynix and Chief Strategist for the SirsiDynix Institute. He has been VP of Corporate Development for Micromedia ProQuest and Publisher Electronic Information for Thomson. He ran libraries for Suncor, Coopers & Lybrand, Smith Lyons Torrance Stevenson and Mayer and Hay Group. Stephen has been listed by Library Journal as one of their first “Mover and Shakers”, the ’key’ people influencing the future of libraries and librarianship. He has been awarded SLA‘s John Cotton Dana Award as well as being a Fellow of the SLA. He was Canadian Special Librarian of the Year and Alumni of the Year for the Faculty of Information Studies at the University of Toronto. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Information Studies. He was President 2002 of the Ontario Library Association as well as sitting on the SLA Board of Directors as Director and Secretary. He gives over 90 international keynote talks annually to library and information industry conferences and writes articles and columns for Information Outlook, Feliciter, Access, Multimedia & Internet @ Schools, and Library Journal. He is the author of ALA Editions‘ bestselling Out Front with Stephen Abram and Stephen’s Lighthouse Blog.
Amy Buckland thinks there must be some mistake that she is speaking at Web2.You with Stephen Abram and Michael Stephens. When not gobsmacked at having opportunities like today, she is a liaison librarian at McGill University and publisher of Library Student Journal. Amy is a proud graduate of the McGill University‘s School of Information Studies. She still can’t believe she was named a Library Journal “Mover & Shaker” in 2008. You can find her online at informingthoughts.com and in most social networks as Jambina.
Sarah Burns is a Knowledge Management Advisor at Pathfinder International. She did her B. A. Hons. in International Development and is a second-year MLIS student. She was Oxfam Canada Intern and Oxfam Québec Research Assistant.