About the Presenters
Terry Plum is an Assistant Dean at the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science (Boston, MA) where he manages technology, directs the satellite site campus, GSLIS West, and teaches IT, digital libraries and evaluation. He has over ten years experience in teaching and administration at Simmons GSLIS, and has over 20 years of experience in academic libraries in reference and technology. He publishes and presents regularly, and is an international training consultant for digital libraries and assessment. Terry has an M. Libr. from the University of Washington and an MA in Anthropology from the University of Connecticut.
Jared Harmon is originally from Kentucky, where he completed a bachelors degree in Computer Information Systems/Communication Arts from the University of the Cumberlands (formerly Cumberland College). He worked for a few years in television before deciding to pursue a different path after relocating to Indianapolis. He began working toward a Master's in Library Science with a Technology Management Specialization from IUPUI SLIS, and he expects to graduate in May. Jared works full time at the Indiana State Library helping run an interlibrary loan borrowing consortium called Indiana Share, on which his presentation is based. He also works on a substitute basis for the Indianapolis Public Library at the downtown Central location at the various reference desks. He is interested in the future of librarianship and very eager to start a career in which he can help move the profession forward in any way possible.
David Thompson is an MLS candidate (2012) at the School of Library and Information Science at Indiana University (United States). His research interests are context awareness, knowledge and community, and the social aspects of information retrieval. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meagan Lacy graduated from the Information School at the University of Washington, in Seattle, in June 2009. She had a brief stint at Lane Community College as a reference and instruction librarian before coming to IUPUI, where she has been the Assistant Librarian to philosophy and world languages since January 2010. Her research interests lie primarily in information literacy instruction, but she'd like to dabble in the digital humanities more.
Carri Genovese is an MLS candidate at Indiana University – Indianapolis. Before pursuing her graduate degree she worked in several different fields including small business and non-profit management. Her research interests include how public libraries help the community, multimodal literacies and reader’s advisory.
Willie Miller is an Assistant Librarian at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) University Library, where he serves as liaison to the Schools of Informatics and Journalism and chair of the Campus Outreach Group. He recently started participating in a faculty learning community with seven teaching faculty from across several disciplines that pioneered IUPUI’s use of iPads in the classroom. His current research focuses on mobile learning and student engagement.