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Scott Thomas

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Name: Scott Thomas

Title: Executive Director

Library/Organization: Pennsylvania Integrated Library System

Address: 220 Cumberland Parkway, Suite 10 Mechanicsburg PA 17055

Phone: 717-873-9461

Email: scott.thomas@sparkpa.org

Website: www.linkedin.com/in/scottthomas41

Areas of Expertise: Technology in Libraries, Digitization and Digital Archives, Open Source ILSs, ILS in a Consortium.

Target Audience: Public Libraries, Technical Services, Adult Services, Support Staff, Library Administrators & Management, Computer/Electronic Resources          

Brief Biography: Scott Thomas has been in the library profession for over 30 years in a variety of public service and management positions, but most of his career has been spent managing technology projects in public libraries. He has witnessed many changes including the advent of library automation, the Internet and TCP/IP networks, social media, and open source software. He is currently Executive Director of Pennsylvania Integrated Library System and an adjunct faculty member at Northampton Community College where he teaches library-related courses.

Geographic Range: Juniata-Conemaugh, Lehigh Valley, Northeast, Northwest, South Central, Southeast, Southwest, West Branch

Speaking Experience: "PA Backward (One Year Later): An Update (and more) on Historic Digital Collections and Statewide Collaboration" (PaLA Conference 2015), "PA Backward: Historic Digital Collections and Statewide Collaboration" (PaLA Conference 2014), "Moving Day: ILS Migration" (PaLA Conference 2015).          

Tags:  Adult Services  Computer/Electronic Resources  Juniata-Conemaugh  Lehigh Valley  Library Administrators & Management  Northeast  Northwest  Public Libraries  South Central  Southeast  Southwest  Support Staff  Technical Services  West Branch 

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Keith A Scott, Crisis Intervention Specialist/ D&A Assessment Specialist Prisoners

Posted By Lori Lysiak, Monday, June 29, 2015

Speaker:

Keith A Scott, Crisis Intervention Specialist/ D&A Assessment Specialist Prisoners

Address:

1078 Molasses Valley Rd, Kunkletown, PA  18058

Phone:

570 801-2165

Email:

keith.scott7227@gmail.com

Areas of Expertise:

Psychiatric, Psychosocial Drug and Alcohol Assessment, Psychological and Substance Abuse Counseling, Emergency Room Crisis Intervention Specialist, Hospital-Wide Crisis Management, Crisis Intervention Instructor

Target Audience:

Public Libraries, Academic Libraries, School Libraries, Special Libraries, Community Members, Reference Services, Technical Services, Children's Services, Teen Services, Adult Services, Support Staff, Library Instructors

Fees (if any):

$0 -$300/hr

Brief Biography:

Service in the NJ Army National Guard and U.S. Air Force with Honorable Discharge. Higher Education from Montclair State College, County College of Morris & William Patterson University of NJ. Work experience at: NJ ARC- Respite Counselor, Kessler Institute Traumatic Brain Injury Unit Neurobehavioral Specialist, County of Morris Human Services Income Maintenance Technician Fraud Unit, NJ Dept of Parks and Forestry Seasonal Ranger, St.Claire's Hospital Mental Health Worker II Individual and Group Counseling, Pottstown Memorial Hospital Crisis Intervention Specialist/Management Individual and Group Counseling, Lehigh Valley D&A Intake Unit Assessment Specialist (Dual Diagnosis Specialty, Prisoner Assessments, Blue Mountain Health System Crisis Management, Crisis Intervention Specialist - Instructor for BERT Restraint Training, Carbon, Monroe, Pike D&A Commission D&A Counselor II, Assessment Specialist, Pocono Health System Crisis Intervention Specialist, Proprietor Renewal Services

Availability:

Not available during the last two weeks of August

Geographic Range:

Lehigh Valley, Northeast, Northwest, South Central, Southeast, Southwest, West Branch

Speaking Experience:

Forensics Team - Oral Interpretation: Academic

12 years as Lector for St. Lukes & St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parishes

Group Counselor, various institutions

Behavioral Emergency Restraint Instructor BMHS

Name:

Keith A Scott

Title:

Crisis Intervention Specialist/ D&A Assessment Specialist Prisoners

Tags:  Academic Libraries  Adult Services  Children's Services  Community Members  Lehigh Valley  Library Instructors  Northeast  Northwest  Public Libraries  Reference Services  School Libraries  South Central  Southeast  Southwest  Special Libraries  Support Staff  Technical Services  Teen Services  West Branch 

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Aaron W Dobbs, Scholarly Communications Librarian

Posted By Lori Lysiak, Monday, June 29, 2015

Speaker:

Aaron W Dobbs, Scholarly Communications Librarian

Library/Organization:

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Address:

1871 Old Main, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania  17257

Phone:

931-206-6574

Email:

aaron@thelibrarian.org

Web Site Address, LinkedIn Profile, or link to other source of professional information:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/aarondobbs

Areas of Expertise:

Advocacy, Copyright, Future Planning, Information Policy, Leadership, Networking, Scholarly Communication, Social Media & Institutional Credibility, Strategic Planning, Succession Planning, Academic Tenure & Promotion Processes

Target Audience:

Academic Libraries, Reference Services, Technical Services, Library Administrators & Management, Computer/Electronic Resources, Library Board Members, Library Instructors, Strategic Planning

Fees (if any):

mileage, lodging, inexpensive, flexible

Brief Biography:

Broadly interested in most topics, I've developed reasonable authority with the areas of expertise listed above.

Library directors at two academic libraries asked me to lead future planning, succession planning, or reorganization efforts.

Participation in American Library Association committees led to several opportunities to present sessions on information policy, scholarly communication, advocacy, and networking & personal marketing.

Faculty participation at Shippensburg has included new faculty orientation sessions on Copyright compliance and library resources; new student sessions on library resources, hacking professor expectations, and plagiarism; and a workshop on effective use of LibGuides for scholarly information organization and discoverability.

Availability:

Flexible outside of ALA Midwinter and Annual dates.

Geographic Range:

South Central, Anywhere, really. I'm a driving fool.

Speaking Experience:

* Dobbs, A. (1 February 2015). Invited Speaker: “Career Development Workshop: Networking Made Easy.” American Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois.

* Dobbs, A., Sohn, G. & Wynn, V. (28 June 2014). Invited Panel Discussion: "Respondents Panel for Information Manipulation Part I: Net Neutrality." American Library Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.

* Dobbs, A. et al. (2 May 2014). Panel Discussion: "Telling the Story of What to Do With a Library Degree." 2014 Tennessee Library Association Annual Conference, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

* Dobbs, A., et al. (7 June 2013). Panel Discussion: "Encomium of Ethos: The Dwelling Place of Mechanization." Computers and Writing 2013: Mechanization and Writing, Frostburg, Maryland.

* Dobbs, A., et al. (16 February 2013). Panel Discussion: "Credibility and the Network: Evaluating and Establishing Digital Ethos." Networked Humanities: From Within and Without the University, Lexington, Kentucky.

* Dobbs, A. (25 June 2011). Invited Presentation: "LibGuides & LibAnswers: They *can* take it with them." ALA Annual Conference 2011, New Orleans, Louisiana.

* Dobbs, A. Moll, K. & Cook, D. (15 April 2011). "LibGuides Workshop: ACLCP Reference and Instruction Interest Group." Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. (full-day workshop)

* Dobbs, A. & Creech, A. (12 August 2009). Invited Presentation: "360 Counter: Dealing with Non-compliant Data." Serials Solutions 360 Counter Town Hall, Internet Webinar.

* Dobbs, A. (10 March 2009). Invited Presentation: "360 Resource Manager: How Libraries Use; Improvements Libraries Want." SerialsSolutions Software Developers and Product Managers 2009, Seattle, Washington.

Name:

Aaron W Dobbs

Title:

Scholarly Communications Librarian

Tags:  Academic Libraries  Computer/Electronic Resources  Library Administrators & Management  Library Board Members  Library Instructors  Reference Services  South Central  Technical Services 

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Bernadette Lear, Associate Librarian, Penn State Harrisburg Library

Posted By Leslie W. Christianson, Monday, November 4, 2013

Speaker: Bernadette Lear, Associate Librarian, Penn State Harrisburg Library

Area of Expertise:

  • History of public libraries in Pennsylvania

Target Audience:

  • Public Libraries   Teen Services, Adult Services, Support Staff, Library Administrators & Management, Library Board Members, Library Instructors
  • Academic Libraries
  • Community Members
  • Reference Services
  • Technical Services
  • Children's Services

Presenter at PaLA Conference: 2012, 2013

Geography: Juniata-Conemaugh, Lehigh Valley, Northeast, Northwest, South Central, Southeast, Southwest, West Branch

Availability: Varies

Fee: Travel reimbursement if possible

Contact Information:

Bernadette Lear
Associate Librarian Penn State Harrisburg Library
351 Olmsted Dr.
Middletown, PA 17057
BAL19@psu.edu

Tags:  Academic Libraries  Adult Services  Community Members  Computer/Electronic Resources  Juniata-Conemaugh  Lehigh Valley  Library Administrators & Management  Library Board Members  Library Instructors  Northeast  Northwest  Public Libraries  Reference Services  School Libraries  South Central  Southeast  Southwest  Special Libraries  Support Staff  Technical Services  West Branch 

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Karen Rege - Director, Library Services / Delaware County Community College

Posted By Charity Leonette, Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Speaker:  Karen Rege, Director, Library Services,  Delaware County Community College

Area/s of Expertise: 

  • Academic libraries
  • Learning Commons
  • Cataloging ILS
  • Patron Driven Acquisitions

Target Audience/s:

  • Academic Libraries
  • Special Libraries
  • Reference Services
  • Technical Services
  • Support Staff
  • Library Administrators & Management
  • Computer/Electronic Resources
  • Library Instructors

About this Speaker:

Master of Science, Library and Information Science, Drexel University, September 1995. (I also have another master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in music history.)   Director of Library Services, Delaware County Community College, July 2002- present. I manage all aspects of library services for all campuses.  This includes supervising  9 faculty reference librarians, 2 administrators, as well as support staff.  I am responsible for the budget, including the acquisitions for all collections—print and electronic. 

I was hired to implement an information literacy program and to ensure adequate reference services at all campuses, both in-person and virtually.  I recently led the development of a Learning Commons.Prior to DCCC (1999-2002), I built a library-- conceptually and physically—from scratch for Delaware College of Art and Design (a new college at the time).  

I also worked as a cataloger in the manuscripts collection at Winterthur Museum from 1995-1999.I serve as adjunct faculty in Drexel University’s iSchool where I teach a graduate course in Academic Library Services.  Additionally, I’m on the Fulbright Specialists roster in library science.

Previous Speaking Experience: 

Invited panel speaker "Fitting the Pieces: Solving the Puzzle of Technology in the Library” Tri- State College Library Consortium, November 2006, American College, Bryn Mawr, PA Invited presenter, Girls Exploring Tomorrow’s Technology, "GETTing Tuned Into Music Technology,” Chester County Intermediate Unit. March 2006 at Immaculata University. "Breaking the Barriers: Delivering Library Services to Students at a Distance.” Lecture delivered at the Pennsylvania Association of Two-Year Schools conference, March 2004, Harrisburg, PA. I also am part of the Delaware County Community College Speaker's Bureau where I often give talks on various aspects of music.

Presenter at PaLA Annual Conference: 2013

Availability:  Not available during first 2 weeks of the fall and spring semesters

Geography:  Lehigh Valley, Northeast, South Central, Southeast

Fee: NA

Contact Information:

Karen Rege
Director, Library Services 
Delaware County Community College
901 S. Media Line Rd., Media, PA 19063
610-359-5145
krege [at] dccc.edu

Tags:  Academic Libraries  Computer/Electronic Resources  Lehigh Valley  Library Administrators & Management  Library Instructors  Northeast  Reference Services  South Central  Southeast  Special Libraries  Support Staff  Technical Services 

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