Caitlin A. Bagley
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Caitlin A. Bagley is an Associate Professor and Instruction Librarian at Gonzaga University. She received her MLS from Indiana University. She has previously been published in Introduction to Cloud Computing: A LITA Guide and Social Information Research. She is interested in the intersection between technology and education, and firmly believes libraries and librarians should be leaders in this area. She lives in Spokane, WA.
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Michelle Boule is a librarian, writer and consultant based in Houston, Texas. Michelle was previously the Social Sciences Librarian at the University of Houston and is the author of several articles and writes regularly in the library technology blogosphere.
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Sarah Ludwig is the Academic Technology Coordinator at Hamden Hall Country Day School in Hamden, CT. She has also been the director of a boarding school library and a department head at a public library. Sarah writes a lot after her daughter goes to bed, including here at the ALA Techsource blog and VOYA's Tag Team Tech column. She wrote Starting from Scratch: Building a Teen Library Program (ABC-CLIO, 2011). Selected an American Library Association Emerging Leader in 2010, she is an instructor for Simmons College's continuing education program. Sarah's speaking highlights include appearing as a speaker at YALSA's Midwinter Institute in January 2012 and presenting on embedded school librarianship at Computers in Libraries in March 2012. Sarah lives with her family in southern Connecticut.
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Kate Sheehan is the Open Source Implementation Coordinator for Bibliomation, a consortium of public and school libraries in CT. She has been the Coordinator of Knowledge and Learning Services at Darien Library and the Coordinator of Library Automation at Danbury Public Library, which was the first library to implement LibraryThing for Libraries. Prior to joining Danbury Public Library, she was a technology and reference librarian at both Hamden Public Library and the Ferguson Library in Stamford, CT. A graduate of Smith College, Kate’s post-college experiences in the corporate workplace inspired her decision to get an MSLIS from Simmons. She finished library school in December of 2003 and has been happily ensconced in the public library sphere since then. When she’s not coordinating, she blogs at loosecannonlibrarian.net and here at ALA TechSource.
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Michael Stephens, Ph.D., is currently Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois.Originally from Mishawaka, Indiana, Michael received BA and MLIS degrees from Indiana University. He spent over fifteen years working in public libraries, most recently as Special Projects Librarian at Saint Joseph County Public Library. While engaged in staff training, long-term planning, and management initiatives at SJCPL, Michael developed a passion for the practical application of technology in libraries. He published The Library Internet Trainer’s Toolkit in 2001. Two years later, he launched his weblog, Tame the Web. Michael’s professional writing has appeared in Public Libraries, Library Journal, American Libraries, Computers in Libraries, Library Media Connection, OCLC’s NextSpace, and ALA’sTechSource blog. He has also served on the editorial board of bothReference and Users Services Quarterly and Internet Reference Services Quarterly.He currently writes a monthly Library Journal column with Michael Casey: The Transparent Library, exploring how trends and technologies can enhance libraries and make them participatory and open to change. In 2004, Michael was awarded an IMLS fellowship to begin an interdisciplinary information science doctoral program at the University of North Texas, where he conducted research on social software and blogging, including his dissertation “Modeling the Role of Blogging in Librarianship.” Named a “Mover and Shaker” by Library Journal in 2005, he also served as a 2005 Scholar in Residence at Chicago Public Library and an adjunct instructor at IUPUI and Dominican University.Michael joined Dominican’s full-time faculty in 2006 and completed his Ph.D. in 2007 while continuing to blog and publish. Recently, he has produced two ALA Library Technology Reports on Web 2.0 and also created a graduate seminar on Library 2.0 theory and practice.Michael has spoken about technology, innovation, and libraries to audiences in over 25 states and in four countries, including a recent speaking tour of Australia. In addition to facilitating workshops, panel presentations and program sessions, he has keynoted conferences such as the Illinois Library Association, the Hawaii Library Association, the Iowa Library Association, Nevada Library Association, Polaris User Group, and Ohio Tech Connections 8. With Jenny Levine, he’s keynoted Rural Libraries 2.0 in Michigan and endnoted Internet Librarian International 2006. When not traveling or teaching, Michael resides in Mishawaka, Indiana, and enjoys escaping to Traverse City, Michigan.
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Cindi Trainor is the Coordinator for Library Technology and Data Services at Eastern Kentucky University Libraries, where together with her awesome staff she plans for, implements, maintains and assesses technology in the libraries. She is the former Director of Library/Information Technology for the Libraries of the Claremont Colleges in southern California and spent several years on the Electronic Resources & Support Team at the University of Kentucky Libraries.
As a blogger, photographer and mom, Cindi enjoys making and sharing her observations with the world, whether writing about emerging technology, posting photos to flickr, or tweeting the latest wise words from her daughters. She is active in LITA, and a proud member of the library geek community. She alsowrites and shoots photos for ALA’s TechSource blog.
Find other electronic tidbits of Cindi’s life at flickr, twitter, Facebook, FriendFeed, and LinkedIn or read more about Cindi’s vision for technology in libraries at WebJunction.