Event/ Innovation in Libraries: Mobile, Real-time Librarians

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Queens Library invites all our colleagues to


“Innovation in Libraries: Mobile, Real-Time Librarians 


Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 9:30 am,

Queens Library at Flushing
41-17 Main Street at Kissena Boulevard, Flushing NY, 11355.

tren: 7  to Flushing

also: http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=&daddr=4117+Main+Street+Flushing+NY+11355

Admission is free. RSVPs are essential. Please email egellman@queenslibrary.org


Mobile, real-time services designed to reach users whenever and wherever they are have become popular ways of providing library services and are changing attitudes and expectations on the way.  This is especially true at the intersection of information and access, creating an imperative for libraries to “go mobile” or risk losing touch with a growing percentage of their communities.  How will libraries, and librarians, adapt to lead in the mobile, real-time information environment?  How will they develop the skills and services necessary to overcome challenges and champion a mobile future?


This event intends to address these questions and more as our speakers describe the experience of the librarian as practitioner, consumer, and advocate in the evolving mobile, real-time world.  Our speakers will discuss key themes and leading trends for mobile services and recommend practical ideas and solutions for integrating innovative technologies with existing services and collections.  Topics will include: access and service standards, social catalysts, defining next steps, and developing a mobile-friendly culture among staff and patrons at your library. Twitter, Facebook, text reference, virtual career centers, virtual libraries and much more models for academic, public and special libraries will be included!




Amy J. Kearns, Program Coordinator, Central Jersey Regional Library Cooperative


Karen J. Klapperstuck, Virtual Branch Manager of the Monroe Township Library, New Jersey


Joe Murphy, Science Librarian, Coordinator of Instruction and Technology at the Kline Science Library, Yale University   http://twitter.com/libraryfuture


Lisa C. Thomas, Digital Collections Librarian, Yale University Library twitter.com/lisacarlucci






Amy J. Kearns, MLIS is the Program Coordinator for the Central Jersey Regional Library Cooperative (CJRLC) in NJ and teaches part-time for the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers. She is the Past President of the New Jersey Library Association’s Information Technology Section, and has facilitated webinars for WebJunction in the past. Amy’s interests include finding new technologies and providing training to help libraries use new tools to provide services and content to their communities. She is currently involved in a project to provide web-based training to library customers.


Karen J. Klapperstuck, MSLS, is the Virtual Branch Manager of the Monroe Township Library. She is actively involved in local, state, and national organizations. Along with her other NJLA committee work, she is currently co-chair of the NJLA Annual Conference (2010) and is responsible for the successful statewide Emerging Leaders program. Karen presently serves on the ALA Council Committee on Education as well as the YA Galley Committee. She has presented at the PLA Conference, as well as numerous times at the NJLA Annual Conference and The NJ Library Trustee Association Institute. A self-confessed “leadership training junkie,” Karen is a graduate of NJLA’s Emerging Leaders, NJ Academy of Library Leadership and ALA Emerging Leaders. Karen’s interests include leadership and professional development. Other professional interests are service to teens and young adults, as well as technology integration into staff development programs and services to the public.


Joe Murphy (Yale University Science Libraries) is widely recognized as a leader in implementing innovative library services, addressing practical considerations for library 2.0, and designing strategies for the application of mobile technologies to library services. Joe received the prestigious Library Journal Movers & Shakers award in 2009, runs the popular Twitter account libraryfuture (http://twitter.com/libraryfuture), earned a MLISc from the University of Hawaii in 2006, and was selected as an ALA Emerging Leader in 2007.


Lisa Carlucci Thomas is an experienced librarian, manager, trainer, and speaker; known for her leadership in innovation and services at the Yale University Library.  Lisa’s research includes mobile access to collections and services, library 2.0 and the social web, change management in libraries, and professional development for new librarians.  Lisa received her MLIS from the Syracuse University School of Information Studies in 2006. She was recently recognized by the American Library Association as a 2009 Emerging Leader, and she is a 2009 Fellow of the Connecticut Library Association Leadership Institute.   Follow Lisa on Twitter at twitter.com/lisacarlucci


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