Dr. Carolyn Hank is an Assistant Professor at the School of Information Studies (SIS) at McGill University. She received her Ph.D. from the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH). Her dissertation research looked at scholars who blog, and how blog characteristics and blogger behaviors, preferences, and perceptions impact digital preservation. She is a 2010 recipient of the Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from Beta Phi Mu. She currently teaches Research Methods and Preservation Management at SIS, and is a consultant on a recently funded European initiative on blog preservation.
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Michael Porter is a librarian, blogger, presenter, technology fan, author and PEZ collector. He has nearly 20 years of experience working in Libraryland and has presented hundreds of times to library staff around the world. In 2009 he was selected as a Library Journal “Mover & Shaker” and is currently the Communications Manager at WebJunction.org in Seattle, Washington. Before heading to WebJunction.org in 2006, Michael worked at OCLC Western (Ontario, CA), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation US Library Program and the Allen County Public Library (Fort Wayne, IN). He holds an MLS degree from Indiana University (’99). Michael’s professional focus is on practical technology, community, library futures, training and planning. He is currently working on a book about successful electronic communities for ALA Editions, co-authors the “Internet Spotlight” column in each issue of Public Libraries Magazine and also teaches the “Technology Planning” course for Public Library Association (PLA)’s “Certified Public Library Administrator Program”. Libraries, librarians, travel, creating digital multi-media, and PEZ are all near and dear to him. You can read more on Michael’s blog: www.libraryman.com.
Jenica P. Rogers is Director of Libraries at the State University of New York at Potsdam, coming from a background in cataloging, collection development, and staff training. Jenica’s current professional interests include fostering and promoting collaborative collection development among like libraries; creating accountability and reliability in library budgeting; advocating for rational implementation of emerging technologies in academic libraries; and nurturing and mentoring new library professionals. Jenica speaks often on the topic of Web 2.0 technologies in professional information settings. You can read her blog at Attempting Elegance.
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 and Janis Dawson were two Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) students at McGill University‘s School of Information Studies. They received their MLIS in 2008. Both Amy Buckland and Janis Dawson are the original creators of the conference! Amy Buckland is the “eScholarship, ePublishing & digitization coordinator at McGill University Library” as she describes herself on her blog page. Janis Dawson is a Manager of askON/ONdemande, a nonprofit virtual reference service for communities of Ontario public libraries and colleges. Find out more about him on his blog page.
Originally named Web 2.You, the conference was first held on February 15, 2008. Actually, it was not intended to be a conference, but rather a workshop for information professionals. For more details on the very first event of its kind, check out our previous website. Web 2.You 2008 was presented by McGill University‘s School of Information Studies (SIS), CLA Montreal Chapter, CLA Emerging Technologies Interest Group (ETIG) and the McGill SLA Student Group.
Also, check out Janis Dawson’s & Amy Buckland’s presentation “A Second Life for Libraries”.