Technology Ideas and Insights Series: Positioning your Library in the Mobile Ecosystem: Content and Delivery (Atlanta, GA)

Sep. 12, 2011
Location: Georgia Tech Conference Center Atlanta, GA , Georgia

Technology Ideas and Insights Series: Positioning your Library in the Mobile Ecosystem: Content and Delivery (Atlanta, GA)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Georgia Tech Conference Center
800 Spring St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

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Light breakfast and a boxed lunch are provided!

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Technology Ideas and Insights Series!


These events will help you and your library find your footing in delivering content and services within the new and changing technological landscape. Presentations will include success stories and best practices from local, real-world librarians, insights from thought leaders in the world of library technology, and dynamic discussion sessions on topics of interest to you.

All this, plus the opportunity to network and trade ideas with your colleagues from around the region.


9:00 AM-9:15 AM

Welcome: Cal Shepard

9:30 AM-10:30 AM

Dominating the mobile flow of content and engagement


Explore the current landscape of mobile content and how to position delivery and interaction in the life flow of contemporary consumers. Find out about the trends that will disrupt publishing and libraries and how to prepare for an increasingly social mobile information landscape.

Joe Murphy, Yale University



10:30 AM-10:45 AM


10:45AM-11:30 PM

Transforming Library Services: Models for Implementing Emerging Technologies


Over the last several years, Georgia State University Library has undergone dramatic physical and virtual transformations to better meet the needs of our diverse and changing student population. We have implemented new research guides, search and discovery tools, social media outreach, online reference, and mobile services, to name a few. In this session, we will share best practices and tips for strategic planning, division of labor, creating buy-in, assessment, and ongoing management of these technologies and others.


Sarah Steiner and Jason Puckett, Georgia State University




11:30 PM-12:30 PM


12:30 PM-1:15 PM

Ideas & Insights Exchange—Peter Murray, LYRASIS

1:15 PM-1:30 PM




1:30PM-2:30 PM


Weaving the Fabric of Transliteracy Through Embedded Librarianship


How can today's students negotiate an ever-changing information landscape? Learn how librarians can help students take an inquiry stance on information literacy by constructing their own personalized and portable learning environments with web-based and mobile applications. This session will explore how students can craft a learning toolbox of applications for accessing, evaluating, organizing, and sharing information as well as engaging in collaborative knowledge construction.

Buffy Hamilton, Creekview High School


2:30 PM -3:30 PM

The Library in the Mobile Ecosystem: Trend, Transition, or Transformation?




In a technology driven age of information, is the role of libraries simply being challenged, or is it the beginning of the end of the library as an institution? From either point of view, it is clear that libraries and the physical printed word are facing fiscal challenges, revolutionary technological change, and significant cultural transitions. Can libraries co-exist with Google or have we already been replaced? Are there things that a library can do to become a vibrant player in the emerging information culture that demands connectivity everywhere, for everything, and all the time?

Dr. J. Richard Madaus, College Center for Library Automation, Tallahassee Florida






3:30 PM-4:00 PM

Closing thoughts and comments—Tim Daniels


Speaker Information:











Joe Murphy
Joe Murphy is a Librarian at Yale University and an influential innovator. His professional work focuses on technology trends and assisting information stakeholders in meeting the constantly evolving landscape. Joe makes an impact helping libraries and publishers identify, understand, and adapt to trends in technology and information engagement as a regular professional speaker and through his influential Twitter account @libraryfuture and his blog

Sarah Steiner
Sarah Steiner is the Social Work and Virtual Services Librarian at Georgia State University in Atlanta. She co-founded the Carterette Webinar Series and is an associate editor for Georgia Library Quarterly. She co-edited the top-selling ACRL volume The Desk and Beyond: Next Generation Reference Services in 2008, and will publish a volume on strategic planning for social media for the second Tech Set series in 2011. She was named a LYRASIS NextGen Librarian in 2009, and a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2011.


Jason Puckett
Jason Pucket is Communication Librarian at Georgia State University.

He’s the author of the book Zotero: A Guide for Librarians, Researchers and Educators. He's also the co-host and co-producer of the Adventures in Library Instruction podcast, You can follow Jason’s adventures via his blog, Librarian X, He was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker for 2010.

Tim Daniels
Tim Daniels is currently the Manager for Lyrasis Technology Services. Previously, he was the Assistant State Librarian for Technology and Infrastructure at the Georgia Public Library Service. Before this, he was Learning Commons Coordinator at Georgia State University. He has held positions at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he was the liaison for the College of Computing, and at the Asheville-Buncombe Library System as branch manager. He has worked in Archives and Special Collections and at a Community College library. During much of his library career he has been involved in technology and technology training. Tim has a B.S. in History with a concentration in Public History and minors in Computer Information Systems Management and English from Appalachian State University in North Carolina. His library degree is from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Peter Murray
Peter Murray is the Assistant Director for Technology Services Development at LYRASIS, the nation’s largest regional membership organization serving libraries and information professionals. He received a MLIS from Simmons College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Analysis from Miami University. Peter’s current activities include studying the evolution of library discovery layers and the promotion of open source in libraries. His other interests include the application of JPEG 2000 for long term access and preservation to still and moving image content, distributed identity management systems, and – with the moniker “The Disruptive Library Technology Jester” – the rapid advancement of library services in a “Web 2.0” world.

Buffy Hamilton
Buffy Hamilton is the founding librarian of “The Unquiet Library” at Creekview High School in Canton, Georgia. Hamilton, a nineteen year veteran educator, is passionate about creating learning experiences for her students that will encourage them to be lifelong learners; she collaborates extensively with the teachers and students in her school to cultivate multiple literacy skills in the context of subject area studies to foster students’ information fluency and digital citizenship skills, the cultural capital students need to fully participate in today’s society. She blogs at The Unquiet Librarian as well as ALA Learning.


Buffy is one of Tech and Learning's 30 EdTech Leaders of the Future, Georgia (GLMA and GAIT) School Library Media Specialist of the Year 2010, and one of the National School Boards Association's "20 to Watch" educators for 2010; her media program at Creekview HS was also named one of two exemplary high school programs for the state of Georgia in 2010. Her Media 21 program is also an ALA Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) 2011 Cutting Edge Service Award winner. Buffy is also a 2011 Library Journal Mover and Shaker and recognized for her work as a change agent.

Buffy Hamilton


Dr. Richard Madaus
Dr. Madaus is Chief Executive Officer of the College Center for Library Automation (CCLA) in Tallahassee, Florida. As CEO of CCLA, he has primary responsibility for the statewide automated library system that serves the 28 colleges in Florida with their 81 campuses in 65 cities from Key West to Pensacola. The LINCC (Library Information Network for Cooperative Content) system enables Florida’s nearly one-million community college students to access a union database of statewide community college library holdings and a variety of electronic information resources