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SEFLIN Virtual Conference 2016: More Speaker Info

Embracing Innovation: Creative Disruptions in Libraries

Jason Griffey

Jason Griffey is the founder and principal at Evenly Distributed (http://evenlydistributed.net), a technology consulting and creation firm for libraries, museums, education, and other non-profits. Jason is a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, where he studies hyperlocal micronetworks such as his LibraryBox project and works on technologies that provide open and robust access to information for the future, such as blockchain and other decentralization technologies.

He has written extensively on libraries and technology, most recently a chapter in The Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know: A LITA Guide. His previous book, Mobile Technology and Libraries, is a part of the award-winning Tech Set series. Named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2009, Griffey has written and spoken internationally on topics such as the future of technology and libraries, personal electronics in the library, privacy, copyright, and intellectual property. A full list of his publications and presentations can be found on his CV.

He is one of eight winners of the Knight Foundation News Challenge for Libraries for the Measure the Future project (http://measurethefuture.net), an open hardware project designed to provide actionable use metrics for library spaces.

Griffey is the creator and director of The LibraryBox Project (http://librarybox.us), an open source portable digital file distribution system. He can be stalked obsessively online, and spends his free time with his daughter Eliza, reading, obsessing over gadgets, and preparing for the inevitable zombie uprising.

Twitter:  @griffey

Chad Mairn

Chad Mairn is a librarian, teacher, author, and self-described geek who frequently shares his enthusiasm for 'all-things technology' as a speaker at library and technology conferences. He is an Information Services Librarian, Assistant Professor, and manages the Innovation Lab at St. Petersburg College. In October 2015, the Innovation Lab received a $7,500 Curiosity Creates grant from the Walt Disney Company in collaboration with ALA’s Association for Library Service to Children to expand their successful Maker Boot Camp series that helps “promote exploration and discovery for children ages 6 to 14.” Imagination and originality, flexibility, decision-making, communication and self-expression, collaboration, and motivation are the critical components of creativity that the Maker Boot Camp has integrated into their curriculum.  Here is the Maker Boot Camp documentary film.

While an undergraduate studying Humanities at the University of South Florida (USF), Chad was awarded a Library of Congress Fellowship archiving Leonard Bernstein's personal papers. During his Library and Information Science (LIS) graduate work, also at USF, Chad became a technology liaison between the Bill Gates Learning Foundation and Florida public libraries.

Much of Chad's recent interests have focused around mobile and emerging technologies. Chad has written a couple of book chapters and numerous articles on library technologies.

Chad also plays drums in two bands, Fowler's Bluff and Low Season, and he also organizes Pinellas Comic and Maker Con, which is held each year at the St. Petersburg College Seminole Campus.

Twitter:  @cmairn

Jill Hurst-Wahl

Jill Hurst-Wahl is an associate professor of practice in Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies and the director of its M.S. in library and information science program. She is a results-driven facilitator and project manager. For more than 25 years, she has worked with for-profit and not-for-profit organizations to help them brainstorm, generate ideas, innovate, and launch new products and services. Jill can be found online at www.hurstassociates.com.

Twitter:  @jill_hw

 

 

 

 

Madalyn Sklar

Madalyn Sklar  is a social media power influencer, blogger, podcaster and business coach who is known for her Twitter expertise. Ranked #1 Social Media Power Influencer in Houston, she blogs about social media and technology. You can find her every Thursday hosting the popular #TwitterSmarter Twitter chat. It’s THE place to connect, learn + share Twitter tips. She also interviews movers and shakers in the social media world for her Twitter Smarter podcast. Learn more about Madalyn at www.MadalynSklar.com

Twitter:  @MadalynSklar

Panel Discussion: Maker Spaces

Tom Cipullo is the Serials Manager for Main Library of the Palm Beach County Library System. He has been teaching people to use computers and other technologies since 1993. Find information on the PBCLS Creation Station here.

Bob Anstett is the Coordinator for Digital Initiatives for Broward County Library. In this role, Bob's primary responsibilities include heading up the Creation Station at Broward's Main Library in downtown Fort Lauderdale and leading other creative space initiatives throughout the Library's branches.

Jennifer Pratt is the Director of SEFLIN, the Southeast Florida Library Information Network.

 

 

Peter Murray

Peter Murray  is the Open Source Community Advocate at Index Data, a software development and consulting enterprise with expertise in networked information retrieval and management based on open standards.  He received a MLIS from Simmons College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Analysis from Miami University.  Peter’s current activities include building relationships among libraries, organizations, and service providers participating in the FOLIO open source library service platform project. His other interests include the promoting the awareness and integration of privacy-supporting tools into library services, 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 social web world.

Twitter:  @DataG