Thursday, May 15, 2008

MLA 2008: Calling all Emerging Technology Librarians

Over the past year I have been seeing an increasing number of library openings with the title Emerging Technology Librarian (or similar) If you have such a title (or similar) and will be attending the MLA 2008 annual meeting in Chicago, I would be interested in talking with you.

The increase in the number of positions with this title is in of itself a technology trend.

Among what I am interesting in learning:

- what the role of this position is within your organization;
- is it a new position or a redefined one;
- is it 100% of your responsibilities;
- are you expected to perform traditional librarian services (e.g. reference desk)

So, how do we find each other? As one of the conference bloggers, I am hoping there will be a special identification ribbon. You can always stop by the Top Technology Trends: Bridge Today, Gone Tomorrow panel on Monday the 19th at 10:30 in Columbus KL. We can catch up after. If there are a few of us, we can have an informal round table or grab lunch (assuming you are not going to the Awards ceremony). Sphere: Related Content

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