Brian currently holds a position in Adult Services and Reference with the Whatcom County Public Library system in Washington.

He presents at the state, regional, and national level on a myriad of topics ranging from accessible services to innovative technologies. All the while enthusiastically continuing to explore and learn new technologies in hopes to promote and excite others with a contagious dedication for clear and inspiring library service.

His professional interests include equal access to information, intellectual freedom, digital and technology based services, 21st century literacies, and making libraries a key component in the ever changing climate of information and communication. Outside of libraryland he is a triathlete, husband, dad to two amazing dogs, and coffee shop frequenter.

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3D Printing @ My Library

We at the Lynden Library of the Whatcom County Library System unveiled our new 3D Printer at an open house on September 17th. It included a demonstration of the printer at hard at work from Lyndsey Runyan, our amazing Teen Branch Librarian, along with presentations from guests Ivan Owen of E-Nabling the Future–a non-profit organization … Continue reading

ARSL2014: Strengthening Your Tech Core

  Maribeth Shafer Resources ckls.org Created a Google Site with a compilation of online tutorials. Super secret way to fix a problem techies haven’t seen before: They Google it! There are 8 steps and it takes 14 weeks. Broke it down can into weeks with competencies. Can use it as a course or can go … Continue reading

ARSL2014: What We Talk About When We Talk About Apps

  Jeffrey Stoffer  Library Apps Tumblr YouTube Page iPad dropped on his lap and they said, “Fill it!” IMLS grant – iPad parties. Filled it with tons of apps. Became obsessed with apps. Bought his own iPad. Seems like an app is perfect, but is missing something or is too expensive. WAIT! There may be … Continue reading

ARSL2014: Delivering Excellent Customer Service

Delivering Excellent Customer Service Lisa Lewis  She has done this for 32 years and has worked for Blue Cross/Blue Shield. They were required to take classes and train. She walked in and was texting. Someone from the audience said they should start and Lisa said, “just a second, I’m in the middle of a text.” … Continue reading

Digital Research: The Double Edged Sword

I was recently contacted by Allison Morris from OnlineEducation.net about an infographic they had put together concerning how today’s students are researching and how tech is both helping and hurting them. She thought I would be interested in this topic based off of past blog posts and she was right. I’ve seen this in helping … Continue reading

The Call for Speakers for the Internet Librarian 2011 Conference Extended

The Call for Speakers for the Internet Librarian 2011 conference (Monterey, CA, October 17-19) has been extended to April 4.  Here is the announcement: ***Call for Speakers extended until April 4*** Share your Ideas and Champion New Practicesat Internet Librarian 2011 Theme: Revolutionizing the Net with Content, Connections & Conversations The deadline to submit proposals … Continue reading