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Brian has held positions in Electronic Resources/Serials at the Simon Schwob Memorial Library of Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia and Reference at the Columbus Public Library of the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries.

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 interest 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, cycling enthusiast, Pilates instructor, and coffee shop frequenter.

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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

I Was Wrong!

I’ve gone over and over in my head how to start this post after a very long hiatus from writing for the blog. A dear friend of my in libraries used to describe blogs to me as the carcasses of dead kittens strewn about the Internet, and I must admit that the analogy is apropos. … 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

ALA Emerging Leader 2011 Applications Open

Applications for the 2011 ALA Emerging Leaders (EL) program are now open. APPLY! If you haven’t heard about this program, here is what it’s all about. The ALA Emerging Leaders (EL) program is a leadership development program which enables newer library workers from across the country to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers, gain an inside … Continue reading

GLBTRT Here I Come.

I’m very excited to announce that I have been named Chair of the External Relations Committee for the The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA), 2010-2012. This appointment is very special to me in that it deals with something very close to my heart, and that is … Continue reading

Everyday Transliteracy

Here is a quick and simple video introduction to the everyday use of Transliteracy. I hope you enjoy it and if you would like the recipe for the Delicious Blueberry Smoothie, pick the medium or format you’re most comfortable with and let me know.

Welcome and Opening Keynote for CiL2010

Welcome and Opening Keynote for CiL2010 Information fluency and Imagining the internet  Lee Rainie From the Pew Internet and the American Life Project Technology is a queer thing is brings you gifts with one hand and it stabs you in the back with the other – C.P. Snow Librarians are primarily the stake holders and … Continue reading