Speaker Profile 175

Christa Burns

Email: christa [dot] burns [at] gmail [dot] com

Bio:

Randomness...librarian, gamer, bibliophile, floriculturist, ferret & cat minion. Christa Burns is the Special Projects Librarian, Technology & Access Services, at the Nebraska Library Commission. She provides organization, training, and consultation for special projects, such as the Gates Foundation grants for libraries, E-rate, Learning 2.0, and group purchases of library products and services. Christa also coordinates, produces and hosts the Commission's weekly webinar series, NCompass Live. Previously, she was the OCLC Member Services Coordinator for NEBASE, the OCLC Regional Service Provider for Nebraska, providing support and training on OCLC products and services at conferences and meetings across Nebraska. Before coming to Nebraska in 2000, Christa spent 8 and 1/2 years at Pace University in Westchester County, NY, starting as a Reference Librarian and working her way up to become Head of Research & Information Services. She received her MLS from the University of Albany School of Information Science and Policy in 1991, and her BA from the University of Binghamton in English Literature and Folklore.