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The Future of Librarians

OK, what do you do when some of your favourite colleagues are interviewd about ehe future of librarians (not libraries) by DegreeTutor.com. Why, you point to it of course!
Find the interviews here.
Gene Ambaum is the co-creator of the library comic strip Unshelved.…
Daniel Lee is a Research Librarian at Navigator Ltd, a research-based strategy firm, and is President-Elect for the Toronto Chapter of the Special Libraries Association.…
Michael Hart invented the eBook, and founded Project Gutenberg, one of the world’s largest online collection of free eBooks whose copyright has expired in the USA Book listings.…
Jenna Freedman coordinates reference services and Zine Librarian at Barnard Library and blogs at Lower East Side Librarian.…
Michael Stephens is Assistant Professor at Dominican University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science, and is author of Web 2.0 & Libraries: Best Practices for Social Software. He blogs at Tame the Web.…
Steven Bell started the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community, Designing Better Libraries, writes for the ACRLog and the column Pencils Never Crash and is the co-author of the Academic Librarianship by Design, now available at the ALA store.…
Jeff Barry, is a librarian, book designer and writer living in Buenos Aires, Argentina.…
Eric Lease Morgan blogs at Tech Essence, LITA and is the creator of the Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts. Still, he considers himself to be a librarian first, and a comupter person second.…
Paul Pival is the Distance Education Librarian at the University of Calgary and he blogs at Distant Librarian.…
Chris Zammarelli works as a library assistant at The Brookings Institution, writes the “biblioblog” Libraryola, the Banned Bookslut column for Bookslut, is a co-webmaster of Library Underground, and webmaster for SLA’s Government Information Division.…
Loriene Roy is the president of the American Library Association. She is the Professor of the School of Information in the University of Texas at Austin, and together with her students runs a national reading club for Native American children.…
Martín Harfagar is the founder of the TrasAñihué Community Library on the remote island of Añihué, in the south of Chile. The library’s users are a handful of settlers who live with no electricity or running water.…
Chad F. Boeninger is the Reference & Instruction Technology Coordinator at Ohio University and the Business and Economics Bibliographer the university’s Alden Library.…
Raymond Barber studied School Administration and Library Management; he now works for H.W. Wilson and is a collections editor at Standard Catalogs.…
David Lee King is the Digital Branch & Services Manager at Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library in Topeka, he’s written and spoken at conferences about websites, digital experience, working with techies and other technology-library related topics. H…
Helene Blowers is the mind behind Library Bytes, co-author of Weaving a Library Web: A guide to Developing Children’s Websites, and currently is probably most well known for project Learning 2.0.…
Phil Bradley blogs at Phil Bradley and, on a lighter note, Phil Bradley – Frivolity. He’s also the author of How to Use Web 2.0 in your Library.…
Nicole Engard is a Metadata Librarian at Princeton Theological Seminary and the mind behind What I Learned Today, a blog in which she shares her tips and tricks with others.…
Jessamyn West blogs at Jessamyn.com, Librarian.net, Metafilter, and co-editor of Revolting Librarians Redux. She does public speaking on library technology topics as well as adult education and outreach for technology to her community’s local libraries.…
T. Scott Plutchak is currently the director Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences at the University of Alabama and blogs about libraries and librarianship.…
Glorianna St. Clair just starting her ninth year as the Dean of Libraries at Carnegie Mellon University. Previously, she held administrative positions at Penn State University, Oregon State University, and Texas A&M University.…
Sarah Houghton-Jan is the Web Services Librarian for the 12-branch San Mateo County Library in Northern Cailfornia. She’s the one behind Librarian In Black, a blog about technology and training in libraries.…
Ben Bunnell has an a MLS from the University of Michigan, as well as an MBA, and worked for two years as a business research librarian at a venture capital firm before ending up at Google on their Book Search project.…
Karin Wittenborg has been the University Librarian for the University of Virginia since 1993, at which point her library was just beginning to archive digital collections. Her library is a partner in Google Book Search.…
Laura Solomon currently is at the Cleveland Public Library as the Web Applications Supervisor, helping equip libraries with tech tools they need to serve virtual customers. She blogs at Library Geek Woes.…
Meredith Farkas is a recognizable name to anyone who reads Information Wants to be Free, Techsource, or her American Libraries technology column…
Tim Spalding is a graduate student in Greek and Latin at the University of Michigan and is the creator of LibraryThing, a social networking site for bibliophiles.… Read more »
Cool crew. If you know anyone trying to decide about libraianship as a career, these might be nice places to start. I also recommend Infonation.ca from CLA.
Stephen

Posted on: July 18, 2007, 5:53 pm Category: Uncategorized

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