Laurie Bridges joined OSU Libraries in 2007 and has led the OSU Libraries mobile team since 2009. The mobile team has published two articles about developing mobile sites, one book chapter, and are currently working on a third article.
Rachel Bridgewater loves teaching students at Portland Community College - both in the classroom and one-on-one at the busy reference desk. Rachel is a frequent speaker on technology and information policy topics.
Anne-Marie Deitering is the Franklin McEdward Professor for Undergraduate Learning Initiatives at Oregon State University Libraries. She speaks and writes frequently on the intersections between information literacy, emerging technologies and student success. She blogs on these topics, and more, at http://info-fetishist.org
Dr. Claver Hategekimana is the Coordinator of Distance Education and Teaching and Learning Center at Wenatchee Valley College. Claver earned a doctorate degree in Human Computer Interaction with a concentration in Curriculum and Instructional Technology from Iowa State University. His research interest includes web application and communication technologies that break through the barrier of time constraint, location, and representation of data in a meaningful format to the end user. Claver is also intrigued by solar energy and spends his free time designing solar kits to benefit those who live off-grid.
Cheryl Cuillier is an instructional librarian at the University of Arizona Libraries. She previously served as Special Assistant to the Dean of Libraries at the UA. Librarianship is a career change for her, having worked as a newspaper and magazine copy editor for a number of years in the Northwest. Cheryl has a B.A. in journalism and English from Pacific Lutheran University and a master's in library science from the University of Arizona.
Jason Dewland is a member of the University of Arizona Libraries’ Research Services Team and serves the UA’s College of Management. Jason previously worked as a business librarian at the University of Mississippi. Jason has a B.A. in political science from Boston College, an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland, and an M.L.S. from Wayne State. He served in the Peace Corps in the Ukraine and speaks Russian.
David Isaak is the Digital Projects Librarian at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland, Oregon. In 2011, he started the institutional repository program, which now contains over 10,000 research publications. Lately, he has been thinking a lot about library services to support e-science.
Jen Klaudinyi is a Reference and Instruction Librarian and Faculty Technology Specialist at Lane Community College, where she co-learns about information and technology with students and instructors. She firmly believes that "information wants to be free."
Ben Malczewski is an adult services librarian (who regrets the duplicity of this title) and lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He attended the University of Toledo, the University of Edinburgh, and Wayne State University and his background is in literary criticism and film studies. Before entering librarianship he was an Americorps volunteer and social worker in the Pacific Northwest. His freelance writing appears frequently in Library Journal (amongst others) where he primarily covers media market analytics and projection, as well as emerging technologies. He also contributes a blog to the Public Library Association website called "The Talking Cure."
Barbara Oldham is a reference and instruction librarian at Wenatchee Valley College in Wenatchee, WA. She has been working in community colleges for the last 10 years. She has also been a K-5 librarian and a high school librarian. Her research has focused on student success, information literacy, and distance education. Barbara is also very interested in how the brain works in relation to teaching and learning. When she is not working she is busy burning fossil fuel on her motorcycle traveling an average of about 10,000 miles every summer.
Hannah Gascho Rempel joined OSU Libraries in 2007. Her research interests include graduate student needs and enhancing the online library environment. She has been a member of the OSU Libraries mobile team since 2009.
Nicholas Schiller is an instruction librarian and a systems librarian. He's also an affiliated faculty member with the Washington State University Creative Media and Digital Culture program, teaching a course in information architecture and information literacy. He weasr many hats on the job, but they all seem to integrate emerging technology with information literacy instruction. His research areas include the pedagogy of video games, and using information architecture to teach information literacy.
Kay Vyhnanek is the Scholarly Communication Librarian at Washington State University, a position she has held since 2005. She manages the WSU Library repository, the WSU Research Exchange. She leads the Library’s Scholarly Communication Team in the development of policies and practices related to the changing services evolving from the shift in scholarly communication techniques. Beyond the repository services that are provided the Library has recently begun supporting the Open Journal Systems with one journal being published and three more in the works.
Evviva Weinraub Lajoie's team is responsible for all IT services within the library including mobile, and open source tools development. Her interests include mobile technologies, the future of digital publishing, UX, and open source development.
By day, Emily Ford strives to improve the library community. At PSU she serves students & faculty of the College of Urban & Public Affairs. By night, she is a food snob. Her Twitter handle is femilyr.
After many years of reading print books, Jane Nichols happily adopted e-reading on her e-reader, smart phone and tablet. Best features? Syncing across devices and being able to read any time, anywhere. Her Twitter handle is @janienickel.
Nate Pedersen is a Community Librarian with the Deschutes Public Library in Bend, Oregon. He also moonlights as a freelance journalist. His Twitter handle is NateTommyGun, and his website is http://natepedersen.com
Kim Read is a faculty librarian at Clark College. She holds an MLS from Emporia State University and her BA is from Colorado College. Her interests include teaching, assessment, marketing, open access, open education resources, bacon, ice cream, writing and recording music, being outdoors, dancing, and reality TV cooking shows. For Kim’s CV please visit www.kimread.com
In 2003, Lorie Vik began working as an Adult Services Librarian at Eugene Public Library and in 2008 became EPL’s Virtual Services Librarian with the goal of better serving library patrons 24/7. Over the past four years, the Library has begun using LibGuides and allowing staff to have a direct role in creating web content. Lorie spent the first half of 2012 developing the Library’s (and City’s) new website. As a member of the Library’s technology group, Lorie has a role in other techie things yet still maintains direct contact with patrons both at the reference desk and virtually. She is currently Chair of the Oregon Digital Library Consortium.