Paige Alfonzo University of Mary-Hardin Baylor I am a reference librarian at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. I also serve as a liaison to the education and English departments and manage the library’s social media accounts. I graduated from the University of North Texas in 2010, and am in my second year of professional librarianship.
Shelley Archibald Burlington Public Library Shelley Archibald is the Community Librarian for Technology at Burlington Public Library. She was an originator of TEDxLibrariansTO – the first TEDx event organized specifically for librarians. Her professional background includes documentary making, new media, and instructional design. She is interested in technology’s role in human potential.
Alain Arduain Texas Tech University Libraries Alain Arduain is a Programmer/Analyst II at the Texas Tech University Library. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science and a Minor in Mathematics from Texas Tech University in 2013 and started work at the TTU Library that August. He is the lead developer for Book Raider.
Stanislav Bogdanov Adelphi University Stan Bogdanov has more than 9 years of HigherEd experience and has created websites, mobile apps, promotional videos, and more! He holds a BS in Finance, an MBA in MIS, and an MA in Educational Technology. Stan co-founded educational technology company, Boglio LLC (http://BoglioLLC.com) in March 2013 and has been very busy in the field since then.
Afra Bolefski Wilfrid Laurier University Solo Business Liaison Librarian supporting the research, instructional, and collection needs of the School of Business & Economics at the Waterloo, Brantford and Toronto campuses of the Wilfrid Laurier University.
Elizabeth Jean Brumfield Prairie View A&M UNiversity Currently the Distance Services Librarian at Prairie View A&M University. She is published in the Journal of Library and Information Service for Distance Learning, Journal of Library Administration and Management, Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Journal of the American Society for Information Technology.
Ryan Cassidy Texas Tech University Libraries Ryan Cassidy is an assistant librarian at Texas Tech University and serves as the personal librarian for history and philosophy. Ryan earned his BA in English at the University of Texas at Arlington and his Master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of North Texas. He is the project director for Book Raider.
Erica Compton Idaho Commission for Libraries Erica Compton joined the Idaho Commission for Libraries in February of 2010 as Project Coordinator. For the past 4 years she has led Idaho Teens & Technology workshops & developed innovative Teen Read Week projects increasing tween and teen participation statewide. She feels fortunate to work with the talented ICfL staff & calls it her dream job.
Megan Egbert Meridian Library District Megan Egbert is the Youth Services Supervisor for the Meridian Library District in Meridian, Idaho. She earned her MLIS from the University of North Texas in 2012. She has a great interest in digital badges, makerspaces, STEM into STEAM, bridging technology and early literacy, messy programs and funny puppets.
Ashley Eklof BiblioTech Ashley is the Head Librarian of BiblioTech, the first all-digital library in the United States, located in San Antonio, TX. She holds a Master of Library and Information Science, and a certificate in Nonprofit Leadership, from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Glen Farrelly University of Toronto Glen Farrelly (glenfarrelly.com) is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto. His research examines mobile applications, locative technology, and user experience. During his ten years working in digital media, Glen helped launch one of Canada’s first mobile apps. He is also a digital media consultant and tech blogger.
Margot Hanson California Maritime Academy Margot Hanson is Instruction & Outreach Librarian at the California Maritime Academy. She loves answering questions about LNG tankers, making maritime-themed library buttons, and tying marine knots. She would like to be your friend on Ravelry!
Cinthya Ippoliti University of Maryland Cinthya Ippoliti is responsible for the University of Maryland Libraries’ instructional and assessment programs and the incorporation of emerging technologies to further student engagement and learning; she has oversight of learning spaces and user experience activities, studies and applications. She also manages the Terrapin Learning Commons.
Jen Kolic Arapahoe Library District Jen Kolic is a public librarian who focuses on tech instruction. When she’s not doing demos for cutting-edge tech like Google Glass and Oculus Rift, she’s teaching classes on everything from Weebly to iOS, and demystifying ereaders one patron at a time.
James LeFager DePaul University Jim LeFager is the Web Applications Librarian for DePaul University Library and works with the Web Services Department in maintaining and developing for the various library web platforms and also maintains many of the library’s systems.
Ryan Litsey Texas Tech University Libraries Ryan Litsey is the Document Delivery / Interlibrary Loan Assistant Librarian in the Texas Tech University Library. He earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science as well as a Master of Arts in Political Science from California State University Northridge. He also holds a Master of Science in Library and Information Sciences from Florida State University. He is a co-investigator for Book Raider.
Matthew McEniry Texas Tech University Libraries Matthew McEniry is the Metadata Assistant Librarian in the Texas Tech University Library. He earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in History from Samford University and a Master of Library and Information Science from University of South Carolina. He is a co-investigator for Book Raider.
Yvonne Mulhern Tarleton State University Yvonne Mulhern is an Instruction/Outreach Librarian for the Dick Smith Library at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. She is also a co-director for the Texas Social Media Research Institute and a co-editor for the Journal of Social Media in Society.
Scott Nicholson Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies Dr. Scott Nicholson is an Associate Professor at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies and the Director of the Because Play Matters game lab. His areas of interest include meaningful gamification and the creation of transformative games for informal learning and training. During the 2011-2012 academic year, he was a visiting professor at MIT in Comparative Media Studies and the GAMBIT game lab. Dr. Nicholson is a published board game designer, wrote the book Everyone Plays at the Library, and was an academic reference librarian. His research blog is at http://becauseplaymatters.com.
Trisha Prevett Nova Southeastern University Trisha Prevett is currently a Reference Librarian at Nova Southeastern University. She has been teaching library instruction sessions and workshops to undergraduates and graduate students for almost three years. Her MLIS is from the University of Rhode Island with a certificate of information literacy instruction.
Christy Singleton Tarleton State University Christy Singleton is a reference librarian at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. She received her MLS from Texas Woman’s University in August 2012.
Nick Taylor Arapahoe Library District Nick Taylor is a tech-focused librarian who has the most difficult, no-fun job of managing his library’s makerspace and conducting outreach and demonstrations with innovative technologies such as Google Glass and 3D printers. (He loves his job).
Michele Van Hoeck California Maritime Academy Michele Van Hoeck is the Library’s Instruction Coordinator at California State University Maritime, and is also a research analyst for Project Information Literacy. Before joining Cal Maritime in 2009, she worked as a news researcher for a New York Times regional newspaper.
Heather Wilson Stanley Library at Ferrum College Heather Wilson is the Systems & Emerging Technologies Librarian at Ferrum College where she manages the library’s technology tools. She enjoys bringing interactive mobile games into the library and has recently presented work about mobile augmented reality ideas at the LITA Forum and the Mobility and the Modern Web Conference.