MLA Distance Learning
Moving at the Speed of Byte:
Emerging Technologies for Information Management
MLA's Educational Webcast
Held Wednesday, November 8, 2006
Gabriel R. Rios
Gabriel recently accepted the position of deputy director at the
University of AlabamaBirmingham, Lister Hill Library of the
Health Sciences. He will represent the library in the directors
absence and is responsible for the day-to-day administration of operations,
including oversight of budgetary and personnel functions. In previous
positions, Gabe provided leadership and vision for key public services,
including reference, information technology, Web presence, PDA support,
education programs, liaison programs, and outreach. Over the last
six years, Gabe has coordinated the integration of emerging technologies
in the library environment. He has also taught classes on emerging
mobile technologies at regional and national meetings. Gabe received
his MLIS from the University of TexasAustin.
Michelle Kraft, AHIP
Michelle is the medical librarian at South Pointe Hospital,
an osteopathic hospital in the Cleveland area. She is the author of
"The Krafty Librarian," a blog for medical librarians. Recently,
she published the paper "The Use of Blogs in Medical Libraries,"
in the Journal of Hospital Librarianship. Previously, she was
the electronic resources librarian at the Cleveland Clinic Alumni
Library. She received her MLS from the University of MissouriColumbia
and is member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals,
MLA, and the Medical Library Association of Northeastern Ohio.
Bart is the assistant director for library technology services and development
at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library at the University of VirginiaCharlottesville.
He received a master of library and information science from the University
of South Carolina.
Chad F. Boeninger
Chad is a reference and instruction librarian at Ohio University's Alden
Library. He is also the business and economics bibliographer and the
assistant Web manager. Chad began working at Ohio University in July
2002, shortly after receiving his master of science in information
sciences from the University of Tennessee. Chad's research interests
include multiple aspects of technology, library marketing, library
planning, library instruction, and public services. He is constantly
striving to make the library a cool place and a viable resource for
current and future patrons. He is the author of the "Library
David is the director of eLearning at the Northern Ontario
School of Medicine, Sudbury. He started at the school September
2005 and travels, virtually and regularly, to Thunder Bay and many
other sites. Previously, he spent ten years with the Department
of Family Medicine in Calgary as the Rural Program Coordinator.
David's background is in rural family medicine. His first decade
in Canada was in Milk River, a small isolated town in southern Alberta.
He has also practiced in suburban and inner city locations and at
community and academic teaching sites. David has been
working in and researching medical informatics and educational technology
since 1986 and has experience in information systems, database design,
and communications technology. He has a special interest in mobile
devices, which he has been working with since 1989.
Charles J. Greenberg
Charles is the coordinator
of curriculum and research support for the Harvey Cushing/John Hay
Whitney Medical Library of Yale University. He is a former chair of
both the Educational Media and Public Services Sections of MLA and
is currently the Public Services Section Representative to MLA Section
Council. He also coordinates an Institute for Museum and Library Services
(IMLS) institutional partnership grant to introduce underrepresented
minority high school students to health sciences librarianship and
informatics ( www.bioinfo-career.org).
He has taught library classes and continuing education for more than
twenty years on topics ranging from cognition and interface design
to public digital archives. He promotes information professional expertise
to surgeons through his blog (surgery-update.blogspot.com)
and sees a bright future for information professionals in the knowledge
economy. Outside of his academic position, he teaches adult education
topics, such as digital camera use and online music to life-long learners.
Ryan P. Looney
Ryan is a Virginia native who has a BA in sociology from Wellesley College.
She also holds a master of aeronautical science from Embry Riddle
Aeronautical University and a master of education from the University
Nadine Ellero, AHIP
Nadine is the intellectual access librarian at the Claude Moore
Health Sciences Library at the University of VirginiaCharlottesville.
She received a master of library and information science and a bachelor
of arts in linguistics from the University at Buffalo, State University
of New York.
Robert is an education services librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University's
Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences. Bob began working
at VCU in October 2005, and worked as a library assistant at the University
of Minnesota's Bio-Medical Library the previous six years.
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