EVENT DATE AND TIME: February 29, 2012, 12:00 PM ET/9:00 AM PT
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Libraries continue to face difficult challenges as the demand for services rises while operating and capital funds remain static or decline. Many libraries have experienced remarkable increases in use as patrons turned to their local libraries to help with a job search or to leverage print and Internet resources.
In order to meet the demands, the presenters will describe some innovative methods for funding new technology and offer insight as to the impact to their public services.
Dr. Ronald R. Heezen – Executive Director, Shreve Memorial Library
Dr. Ron Heezen, Executive Director of the Shreve Memorial Library (a Parish-wide system of 21 branches and headquartered in Shreveport, Louisiana), has been a library director known for innovation for over twenty-nine years and has worked in libraries for forty years. He has directed libraries as large as Omaha, Nebraska, and as small as Weatherford, Texas. His libraries have celebrated many benchmarks and his article in Library Journal from 1993 was one of the first on the topic of grant writing for libraries. He has won numerous awards in Libraries and the communities they serve. He has taught library management since 1993.
Corinne M. Hill – Interim Director of Libraries, Dallas Public Library
Corinne Hill has been in the library business for 17 years. During this time she has managed public service, technical services, library technology, and is currently the Executive Director at Chattanooga Public Library. She is active in ALA and TLA. Her professional interests include the management of library operations, fiscal management and responsibility, and identifying and implementing library trends, such as benchmarking and the use of new technology. Corinne is a member of the class of 2004 Library Journal Movers and Shakers, in 2009 she started TLA’s Lariat Award which calls attention to outstanding fiction published during the year, and in 2011 she started removing reference desks and making her staff mobile using hand held technology.
Mike Monk – CEO, EnvisionWare, Inc.
Mike began his career at the Orange County Library System in Orlando. A passion for technology led him to the broadcasting industry, where he designed and built facilities for the Weather Channel, Cox Cable and others. When the growth of technology began to expand with libraries, Monk returned to the library field, ultimately co-founding EnvisionWare in 1998. Today EnvisionWare provides end-to-end self service and library efficiency solutions, serving more than 10,000 libraries around the globe.
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