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Keynote Speaker
K-12 Libraries – Making the TDS: Working with Kids
Public Libraries – Trade Ebooks: New Models, New Solutions
Academic Libraries – E and the Academy
Data Dive
Poster Sessions
From the Corner Office


Welcome

Ian SingerIan Singer
Ian Singer, VP, Group Publisher, Library Journal, School Library Journal and The Horn Book is responsible for driving the growth and expansion of content licensing and identifying new product and business line extensions for MSI’s various business units, including leading its evolving digital strategy. Ian joined Media Source in April 2010, after serving since 2006 as Bowker’s VP, Data Services, where we was responsible for managing its flagship Books In Print data operations in addition to its .COM and Syndetics product lines.

Keynote Introductions

Josh HadroJosh Hadro
Josh Hadro (jhadro@mediasourceinc.com; @hadro on Twitter) is Executive Editor of Library Journal, School Library Journal and The Horn Book. Since joining LJ in 2008, he’s covered ebooks, technology, academic libraries, and reference among other topics, and led many of LJ‘s digital initiatives in his previous role as Executive Editor of Digital Products.

Rebecca MillerRebecca T. Miller
Rebecca T. Miller is Editor-in-Chief of School Library Journal (slj.com). Deeply involved in the original research SLJ and Library Journal conduct regarding how digital trends are affecting readers, libraries, and publishers, she is also Series Editor for LJ‘s ongoing Patron Profiles reports, based on national trending surveys of public library patrons conducted in partnership with Bowker. A mother of two young children, she holds an MSLIS degree from Pratt Institute.


Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker Andrew BlumAndrew Blum
Andrew Blum is the author of Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet, the first book-length look at the physical heart of the Internet itself. Tubes will be published internationally in nine languages. When not immersed in the Internet’s depths, Blum writes about architecture, design, technology, urbanism, art, and travel. His articles and essays have appeared in Wired, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Bloomberg Business Week, Fortune, The Guardian, The Daily Beast, Metropolis, Popular Science, Gizmodo, The Atlantic Online, Architectural Record, and Slate, among others. He has degrees in literature from Amherst College and in human geography from the University of Toronto, and lives in his native New York City with his wife and daughter. andrewblum.net

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K12 Libraries: Making the TDS: Working with Kids

Tablets in the Classroom: New Strategies New Solutions
12:15 – 1:15 pm

Speaker Jeffrey HastingsJeffrey Hastings
Moderator
Jeffrey Hastings has been a school library media specialist for over twenty years and has worked in an educational setting since the mid 1980’s. After earning his M.L.I.S. at the State University of New York at Buffalo, he moved to Michigan where he now teaches at Highlander Way Middle School in the Howell Public School district. Hastings reviews books and technology for School Library Journal and thedigitalshift.com

Julie BohnenkampJulie Bohnenkamp
Panelist
Julie Bohnenkamp is the Director of Technology for Center Grove Community School Corporation in suburban Indianapolis, IN. A detailed scope of projects and accomplishments of the Technology Department are highlighted on the Center Grove Technology News website. Julie also served as the Director of Technology for the School of Education at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) (1997-2007. Julie has a high interest in Course Management Systems and has been involved in the pilots of several important CMS systems including Indiana University’s Oncourse CMS (now Sakai), ANGEL Learning (acquired by Blackboard in May 2009), Epsilen Environment and most recently and most recently Coursenetworking.

Speaker Carolyn FooteCarolyn Foote
Panelist
Carolyn is both the district lead and high school lead librarian at Westlake High School. She has been a collaborative partner in her campus 1:1 iPad implementation. She is a columnist for Internet @ Schools magazine, and recently a member of the digital advisory board for Brain Hive. She blogs at the Huffington Post and at her own blog Not So Distant Future and maintains the district iPad blog at eaneswifi.blogspot.com. She contributed a chapter to Sue Polanka’s No Shelf Required 2, and writes for a variety of professional magazines as well. She is intrigued by how tablet technology will have significant impact on library services. Twitter handle: @technolibrary and @whslibraryrocks

Speaker Michelle LuhtalaMichelle Luhtala
Panelist
Michelle Luhtala is the Library Department Chair at New Canaan (CT) High School. She also facilitates an online professional learning community for over 3,500 school librarians at edWeb.net/emergingtech. Michelle serves as Region I Director-Elect on the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Board of Directors, and is a member of two Connecticut Digital Library Advisory Boards. Michelle’s articles have appeared in a number of professional journals and she is a contributing author to Growing Schools: Librarians as Professional Developers (2012, Libraries Unlimited). Twitter handle: @mluhtala

Speaker Lisa PerezLisa Perez
Panelist
Lisa Perez is a network library coordinator for Chicago Public Schools Department of Libraries. In her position, she supports 300+ elementary and high school librarians. She has developed several technology training program for librarians in her district to explore the best use of tablet devices in the library setting. The “iPads in the Library” program helps librarians to explore how to use iPads to support research, content creation, and eBook access. The “VITAL Grant” program focuses on how to use iPads in the high school setting, as well as how to leverage Nook eReaders to support “Nook Book Clubs”. In her spare time, Lisa volunteers as the President of the Chicago chapter of the Illinois Computing Educators, as a member of the AASL “Best Apps for the Curriculum” Taskforce, and on the ISTE “Public Policy and Advocacy Executive Committee”.

Create Your Own: Maker Culture in the Library
2:15 – 3:15 pm

Panelist Wesley FryerWesley Fryer
Panelist
Wesley Fryer is a digital learning consultant, author, digital storyteller, educator and change agent. Wesley is the executive director of the nonprofit Story Chasers Inc., the lead partner in the Celebrate Oklahoma Voices, Celebrate Kansas Voices, and Celebrate Texas Voices digital storytelling projects. His blog, “Moving at the Speed of Creativity” was selected as the 2006 “Best Learning Theory Blog” by eSchoolnews and Discovery Education, and is utilized regularly by thousands of educators worldwide. He teaches technology integration courses for pre-service teachers as an adjunct instructor at the University of Central Oklahoma, and has served as a co-convener for the annual K-12 Online Conference since it began in 2006. Wesley became a Google Certified Teacher in 2009, was named an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2005, is a 1992 graduate of the US Air Force Academy, and a Fulbright Scholar. Wesley is the author of the 2011 eBook, “Playing with Media: simple ideas for powerful sharing www.wesfryer.com

Panelist Liz CastroLiz Castro
Panelist
Computer book author, has written on HTML, CSS, Perl/CGI, XML, iPhoto, Blogger, and most recently EPUB. Long ties with Catalonia, where she once ran a small computer book publishing company. Published by Peachpit Press for many years, now self-publishing, both print and digital, her own books under Cookwood Press imprint, and a series of books about Catalonia under the imprint Catalonia Press. Find her on Twitter: @lizcastro.

Keynote Speaker Melissa TechmanMelissa Techman
Moderator
Melissa Techman is a K-5 School Librarian at Broadus Wood Elementary School in Albemarle County Public Schools, near Charlottesville, VA. She was previously a Children’s Librarian at Houston Public Library. Her professional interests include choice-based learning, e-books and the publishing world, and art in libraries. She tweets as @mtechman

Keynote Speaker Erin DalyErin Daly
Panelist
Erin Daly is the Teen Librarian at the Chicopee Public Library in Chicopee, Massachusetts. She has a Masters of Science degree in Library and Information Science from Simmons College. She is a regular contributor to the Young Adult Library Services Association blog’s App of the Week series, and also writes for YALSA’s reading focused blog, The Hub. When she’s not playing Minecraft, she enjoys a good story in any format, especially the kind with magic. You can connect with her on Twitter @erincerulean

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Public Libraries: Trade Ebooks: New Models, New Solutions

Integrating and Balancing E & P: Big Picture Issues Made Real
12:15 – 1:15 pm

Speaker Michael SantangeloMichael Santangelo
Moderator
Michael Santangelo is the Electronic Resources Analyst in the Collection Development Department at the Brooklyn Public Library. He earned his MLS at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and has worked at the Brooklyn Public Library since 1999. In 2011, he was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker.

Laura IrmscherLaura Irmscher
Panelist
Laura Irmscher received her bachelor’s degree in History from Alma College in Alma, Michigan. She received her Masters in Library and Information Science from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. Laura began her career as a reference librarian at the Boston Public Library in 2006. She is now the Chief of Collections Strategy for the Boston Public Library and oversees the collections for the 26 neighborhood branches and the Central Library. She also oversees Special Collections and Interlibrary Loan.

Heather Pisani-KristlHeather Pisani-Kristl
Panelist
Heather Pisani-Kristl is the Cataloging and Collection Development Manager for San Diego County Library, the 2012 Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year. A native of Massachusetts, she has worked in reference, young adult, and associate director positions in the Framingham and Norfolk (MA) public libraries before moving to San Diego in 2008. Though she will read anything, including the back of the ketchup bottle, she does favor non-fiction and vintage mysteries.

Speaker Noel RutherfordNoel Rutherford
Panelist
For the past five years Noel has been the Manager of Collection Development and Acquisitions at Nashville Public Library. Prior to her move to Nashville, she worked in Branch Management for DC Public Library. Noel is also a former president of the DC Library Association. She has served on electronic advisory boards for Tennshare and Lyrasis and is on the public library advisory board for Random House.

The ABC’s of eBook Discovery
2:15 – 3:15 pm

Speaker Aaron SchmidtAaron Schmidt
Moderator
Schmidt is a principal at Influx Library User Experience Consulting and maintains a library and website usability weblog, walkingpaper.org.


Stephanie Anderson
Panelist
Stephanie Anderson is the Head of Readers’ Advisory at the Darien Library. She also reviews for Shelf Awareness, in addition to tweeting and tumblring as Bookavore.



Toby Greenwalt
Panelist
Toby Greenwalt is Virtual Services Coordinator at Skokie (IL) Public Library, where he is charged with developing the public side of the organization’s web interface. Working with issues of content, design, and policy, he works to bring the human factor to community technology. He writes “The Wired Library” column for Public Libraries magazine, as well as occasional posts on his blog theanalogdivide.com. You can also find him on Twitter as @theanalogdivide.

Sarah Houghton
Panelist
Sarah Houghton is the Director for the San Rafael Public Library in California and writes the Librarian in Black blog. Tweets as @TheLiB.

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Academic Libraries: E and the Academy

Creating a Walled Garden: Digital Textbooks in Higher Education
12:15 – 1:15 pm

Speaker Sue PolankaSue Polanka
Moderator
Sue Polanka created the award-winning blog turned book series, No Shelf Required® about the issues surrounding e-books for librarians and publishers. Sue is the Head of Reference and Instruction at the Wright State University Libraries in Dayton, Ohio and the Vice President/President Elect of the Academic Library Association of Ohio. She was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker in 2011, tagged as the Ebook Guru. Sue was elected to the ALA Council in 2012. She has served on Booklist’s Reference Books Bulletin Editorial Board for twelve years, serving as Chair from 2007-2010. Her column on electronic reference, Off The Shelf, appears in Booklist, quarterly. Her new column, E-Book Buzz, appears in ONLINE magazine. Sue speaks internationally on the topic of eBooks.

Steve Acker Steve Acker
Panelist
Steve Acker serves as the Research Director of the Ohio Digital Bookshelf, a joint enterprise of OhioLINK and The Ohio Board of Regents. Dr. Acker is Emeritus Professor at The Ohio State University. At OSU, he was a member of the School of Communication and Department of Design faculties. He served as the Founding Director of Technology Enhanced Learning and Research within the Office of the CIO. Current digital textbook projects include a statewide study of Flat World textbook offerings; Ohio’s Scaffold to the Stars, a Next Generation Learning Challenge Educause project; and an assessment of the ALEKS adaptive learning environment. Dr. Acker is a National Center for Academic Transformation Re-Design Scholar and an Apple Distinguished Educator.

Byron Brown Byron Brown
Panelist
Byron Brown is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University, and MSU’s Coordinator of Instructional Technology Support. As a professor he is the author of three online courses, one of which, Principles of Microeconomics, has been offered in various incarnations for over ten years. His research interests are in the economics of education, where he has published studies of educational input productivity, school finance, and university faculty salaries. In his second role he assists MSU faculty who want to use more technology in instruction by overseeing a series of classes, seminars, and other development programs.

Monica Metz-Wiseman Monica Metz-Wiseman
Panelist
Monica Metz-Wiseman is the Coordinator of Electronic Collections at the University of South Florida (USF). She previously held positions at USF as the Head of Reference and then as the Virtual Library Project Manager involving over 100 librarians and staff in an five year initiative to move the USF Libraries’ services and collections online. She currently serves on two national library advisory boards, presents and writes about online resources in academic libraries, and is the team leader at USF for an etextbook pilot project organized by Internet2 and EDUCAUSE involving 2900 USF students for the fall semester, 2012 as part of the USF Libraries’ Textbook Affordability Project.

Whither Access after the “Academic Spring”?
2:15-3:15 pm

Speaker Dorothea SaloDorothea Salo
Moderator
Dorothea Salo is a Faculty Associate in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where she teaches digital curation, database design, and organization of information. She also serves as co-lead for UW-Madison’s Research Data Services. In 2009 Library Journal named her a Mover and Shaker for her open-access advocacy. She has written and presented internationally on data curation, institutional repositories, social media, scholarly publishing, copyright, and user-centered design. A current columnist for The Digital Shift’s Peer to Peer Review, Dorothea holds an MA in Library and Information Studies and another in Spanish from UW-Madison.

Scott AndersonScott Anderson
Panelist
Scott Anderson is an Associate Professor of Librarianship and is currently the Information Systems Librarian at Millersville University. He has an MLS from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, and a MBA from Penn State. He is responsible for many things electronic at his library—ILS, content platforms, discovery layers, content repositories, interlibrary loan systems, linking services. He is also the subject specialist for and provides instruction to students enrolled in the Business, Economics, Computer Science and Mathematics programs. He is also the official “named person” responsible for Government Documents at Millersville.

Speaker Rick AndersonRick Anderson
Panelist
Rick Anderson is Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources and Collections at the University of Utah’s Marriott Library. He earned his B.S. and M.L.I.S. degrees at Brigham Young University, and has worked previously as a bibliographer for YBP, Inc., as Head Acquisitions Librarian for the University of North Carolina, Greensboro and as Director of Resource Acquisition at the University of Nevada, Reno. He serves on numerous editorial and advisory boards and is a regular contributor to the Scholarly Kitchen blog, as well as writing a regular column for Library Journal‘s Academic Newswire. His book, Buying and Contracting for Resources and Services: A How-to-Do-It Manual for Librarians, was published in 2004 by Neal-Schuman. In 2005, Rick was identified by Library Journal as a “Mover & Shaker”.

Heather JosephHeather Joseph
Panelist
Heather Joseph serves the Executive Director of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), an international coalition of academic and research libraries. SPARC works to expand the global, cost-effective, communication of scholarly and scientific research results. As SPARC’s Director since 2005, Heather has focused on supporting emerging publishing models, enabling digital archives, and establishing open access policies on the national and international levels.

Karen WilliamsKaren Williams
Panelist
Karen Williams is Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning at the University of Minnesota since 2004, where librarians have taken a strong lead to bring campus attention to issues of scholarly communication, including open access and author rights. Prior to that, she spent 22 years at the University of Arizona Library in a variety of positions, where her passion for copyright and then scholarly communication more broadly was ignited. She has served on the ACRL Scholarly Communication Committee, the ARL/ACRL Scholarly Communication Institute, and was the original author of the ACRL Scholarly Communication Toolkit, a website introducing campus administrators, faculty and librarians to key issues in this arena.

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Data Dive

Available All Day On-Demand

Barbara GencoBarbara Genco – Moderator
After a long career in collection management at Brooklyn Public Library, and a decade as BPL’s Director of Collection Development, Barbara Genco joined Library Journal in fall 2009. Now LJ‘s Manager of Special Projects, she is the editorial lead for the LJ/SLJ Ebook Summits and project lead for LJ‘s new library user research partnership with Bowker PubTrack Consumer—Patron Profiles. A visiting Associate Professor at Pratt Institute (teaching library collection management), Genco has served on ALA governing Council, as President of the Association for Library Service to Children, and now sits on the Board of NYC’s historic Salmagundi Arts Club in Greenwich Village.

Lisa Carlucci ThomasLisa Carlucci ThomasLibrary Journal‘s Academic Patron Profiles
Lisa Carlucci Thomas is the Director of design think do, providing technology, new media, and creative services consulting to libraries and organizations. A 2010 Library Journal Mover & Shaker, Lisa’s previous experience includes managing access services, e-resources, and digital collections at Yale University and systems and digital initiatives at Southern Connecticut State University. Follow Lisa on Twitter at @lisacarlucci.

Laura GirmscheidLaura GirmscheidLibrary Journal and School Library Journal Ebook Penetration Reports
Laura Girmscheid has been the research manager at Library Journal and School Library Journal since 2004. She has more than 20 years of experience working in the field of library research. Her article, “It Takes Two: SLJ‘s first public library spending survey uncovers an opportunity for tighter collaboration between school and public librarians,” published in the May 2012 issue of SLJ. Her very first job was as a page at the Wilmington Institute Public Library in downtown Wilmington, Delaware.

Rebecca MillerRebecca T. MillerLibrary Journal‘s Patron Profiles
Rebecca T. Miller is Editor-in-Chief of School Library Journal (slj.com). Deeply involved in the original research SLJ and Library Journal conduct regarding how digital trends are affecting readers, libraries, and publishers, she is also Series Editor for LJ‘s ongoing Patron Profiles reports, based on national trending surveys of public library patrons conducted in partnership with Bowker. A mother of two young children, she holds an MSLIS degree from Pratt Institute.

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Poster Sessions

Available All Day On-Demand

Scott AndersonScott Anderson
Sponsored by Ebsco

Scott Anderson is an Associate Professor of Librarianship and is currently the Information Systems Librarian at Millersville University. He has an MLS from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, and a MBA from Penn State. He is responsible for many things electronic at his library—ILS, content platforms, discovery layers, content repositories, interlibrary loan systems, linking services. He is also the subject specialist for and provides instruction to students enrolled in the Business, Economics, Computer Science and Mathematics programs. He is also the official “named person” responsible for Government Documents at Millersville.

Ann FondrenAnn C. Fondren
Sponsored by Follett Library Resources

Ann Fondren is in her 32st year in public education-all in Spotsylvania County Schools, Virginia. In Spotsylvania she has served as a 5th grade teacher, middle school librarian, and library coordinator for the division. In her role as library coordinator she works with 34 librarians and 30 library assistants in 29 K-12 schools (24,000 students). Spotsylvania County is located 50 miles south of Washington, DC and 50 miles north of Richmond, VA.

John LarsonJohn Larson
Sponsored by 3M

John Larson is the Digital Library Manager for the Saint Paul Public Library. He manages the library’s website and online presence and works on developing and deploying new digital services for the library.

Michelle LuhtalaMichelle Luhtala
Sponsored by Gale Cengage Learning

Michelle Luhtala is the Library Department Chair at New Canaan (CT) High School. She also facilitates an online professional learning community for over 3,500 school librarians at edWeb.net/emergingtech. Michelle serves as Region I Director-Elect on the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Board of Directors, and is a member of two Connecticut Digital Library Advisory Boards. Michelle’s articles have appeared in a number of professional journals and she is a contributing author to Growing Schools: Librarians as Professional Developers (2012, Libraries Unlimited). You can follow Michelle on Twitter at @mluhtala.

Dodie OwnesDodie Ownes
Sponsored by Library Journal and School Library Journal

Dodie Ownes left the glamorous world of retrospective conversion and disco to jump on the library vendor train. Since then, she has been learning at the feet of the masters about all things library. She is the editor of SLJTeen and works with LJ and SLJ staff to develop and produce virtual events. Dodie lives in beautiful Golden, Colorado, where even the sign which arches the main street says “Howdy!”

Tana PennTana Penn
Sponsored by OverDrive

Tana Penn has worked in public education for twenty-five years. She has been a library media specialist for Taylor County Schools in Campbellsville, Kentucky, for the last eighteen years. Currently, she serves as the library media specialist at Taylor County High School. She is a strong supporter of e-books. In 2011, she incorporated OverDrive into her existing library to provide e-books for her students/staff. Ipads were recently purchased for all students at TCHS and she plans to further expand her digital offerings. She has previously presented at KSMA state conferences and several district meetings promoting the use of e-books and OverDrive.

Jasmina JusicJasmina Jusic
Sponsored by Baker & Taylor

Jasmina Jusic is the Adult Services Librarian at the Park City Library in Utah. She holds a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Drexel University and is currently a doctoral student in the Managerial Leadership in the Information Professions (MLIP) program at Simmons College. Jasmina is an active member of the American Library Association, Public Library Association, and the Utah Library Association. She serves on ALA’s Committee on Education, ULA’s legislative committee, and she was part of the ALA Emerging Leaders 2010 cohort.

John StonebergJohn Stoneberg
Sponsored by Freading

John has been at L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire, Wisconsin for 35 years as the head of the Reference Services Division and Assistant Director and has been Library Director since 2008. He is a member of the Wisconsin, Public and American Library Associations and active in many local planning, development and civic engagement boards and organizations. The library serves a city population of 66,000 and a county of 100,000 and is the resource library for the Indianhead Federated Library System of 53 public libraries in northwest Wisconsin.

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From the Corner Office

Available All Day On-Demand

Michael P. KelleyMichael P. Kelley
Michael P. Kelley, Editor-in-Chief of Library Journal, holds an MSLIS degree and brings more than 25 years in journalism, including nine years as a staff editor at the New York Times.



Michael BillsMichael Bills
Michael Bills is Director of Sales, Digital Products for Baker & Taylor. Mr. Bills is the business leader for B&T’s Axis 360 digital media library and heads up B&T’s sales and marketing activities for digital content products including distribution partnerships with Gale, EBSCO and ebrary. Mr. Bills also leads B&T’s Electronic Business & Information Services group for Title Source 3, Content Café, My Library Book Store and BiblioStat Collect and Connect. Michael Bills has held digital management positions with Baker & Taylor, the Ingram Content Group and NetLibrary. Prior to working in electronic content distribution, Mr. Bills held management positions in publishing at Pearson Education and in retail at Harvard Book Stores.

Brian DowningBrian Downing
Brian Downing is the Chief Executive Officer of Library Ideas, LLC, a company he co-founded in 2009. In the past 3 years, thanks to his team’s energetic efforts, Library Ideas’ products have been adopted by 3,000+ libraries, schools and universities in 25 countries around the world, and been downloaded tens of millions of times. Library Ideas has offices in Virginia and Tennessee, and has its own sales force living throughout North America.

Including his previous career at Recorded Books from 1994 to 2008, Brian brings 17 years experience in entertainment media, publishing, technology and libraries to his company. He lives in Washington, DC with his two school-age daughters.

Skip DyeSkip Dye
Skip Dye, VP, Director Library and Academic Marketing and Sales, has been at Random House for 16 years. During his tenure, Skip has been in involved with many different RH business development: from Special Sales to helping to build Random House Publisher Services and to now implementing eBook policies for the Library and Academic market. Skip also heads up the BOT field sales force, a team dedicated to promoting and marketing RH and RHPS Client titles (format agnostic) to public libraries. As a Gold partner for Library Journal’s Patron Profiles, Skip has proactively incorporated much of the survey findings to direct and prioritize title marketing to libraries. Skip is a strong advocate for public libraries and their importance to the eco-system of author/reader relationships. Skip and Random House’s motto in working with librarians: “Help the Influencers Influence.”

Frank MenchacaFrank Menchaca
Frank Menchaca is executive vice president of publishing at Gale, a part of Cengage. Frank began his career with Gale in 1994 and was most recently publisher and vice president, history, social science, science and Spanish. He has held various positions of increasing responsibility since joining Gale including vice president and publisher of four Gale: Charles Scribner’s Sons, Macmillan Reference USA, Schirmer Reference and Twayne Publishers, all while continuing the company’s Spanish publishing initiative.

In addition to being a publishing executive, Frank is an accomplished and published author and translator. He has written and published poetry, criticisms, reviews and video scripts. He won the Thomas Wolfe Awards for Poetry in 1982 and 1983.

Tom MercerTom Mercer
Tom Mercer is the marketing manager for the 3M Cloud Library. Tom has worked in new product development and new product launches for over 11 years at 3M Company. He has a mixture of technical and business experience provides him a unique perspective on how to launch new technology products. Tom has spent a significant amount of time speaking with librarians and publishers about the future of eBooks and how eBooks will change library and consumer habits. He created the product roadmap for the 3M Cloud Library which has been received with high reviews for the library market and today over 80 library systems around the country are using the Cloud Library. Tom holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from North Dakota State University and a M.S. in Management of Technology from the University of Minnesota.

Steve PotashSteve Potash
Steve Potash is President and CEO of OverDrive, Inc., a company he founded in 1986. Under his leadership, OverDrive has become the leading multichannel digital distributor in the world for eBooks. Today OverDrive distributes more than 800,000 copyrighted digital book titles and provides managed eBook and digital audiobook services for more than 18,000 schools, libraries and institutions worldwide.

Prior to OverDrive, Steve was active in the practice of law, served as Special Counsel to the Ohio Attorney General, served as an acting Municipal Judge, and authored technology columns for the American Bar Association Journal. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, he earned a B.A. in Journalism from The Ohio State University and his J.D. from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He is currently licensed to practice law in Ohio and federal courts.

Scott WasingerScott Wasinger
Scott Wasinger is Vice President of Sales for eBooks and Audiobooks at EBSCO Publishing. Prior to NetLibrary becoming a part of EBSCO Publishing in 2010, Scott spent five years managing the NetLibrary business for OCLC. With his previous 13 years at IHS (Information Handling Services), he brings over 20 years of eContent experience to bear in creating the best eBook and audiobook solutions for libraries worldwide.

John WilliamsJohn Williams
With more than two decades of instructional technology experience in K-12, John A. Williams has developed and delivered technology training workshops, materials, videos, and web based materials focused on how technology can be an integral part of student learning. As the Director of Digital Products for Follett Library Resources, he helps districts, media library specialists, and teachers navigate through the various digital options to determine the right solution aligned to local school needs.

John has worked for K-12 leading companies like IBM, Lightspan, ETS, and now Follett holding various senior positions in marketing, product management, business development, and training services. He frequently presents at state and national conferences focused on K-12 technologies.

Rich RosyRich Rosy
Rich Rosy joined Ingram in 2007 and is the Vice President and General Manager of Ingram’s Library Services division. Rich is an industry thought leader and brings a wealth of experience to Ingram. His understanding of the e-book marketplace and how libraries adopt them enables Ingram to develop solutions in a manner that meets the needs of its library customers.

Mr. Rosy was previously Vice President and General Manager of NetLibrary, a subsidiary of OCLC (Online Computer Library Center). Prior to joining NetLibrary, Mr. Rosy was Executive Vice President of Centrobe, an EDS company specializing in publishing and customer relationship management services. Mr. Rosy received his Bachelor of Science degree for the University of Northern Illinois. He and his family reside in Nashville, Tennessee.

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