This blog is managed by Joseph Kraus, Anna Popp, Carrie Moran, and Valerie Horton.
Joseph Kraus is an academic librarian at the University of Denver (DU) Main Library within the Anderson Academic Commons. DU is a medium sized private university in Denver, Colorado. He is active in the Physics-Astronomy-Mathematics and the Sci-Tech Divisions of the Special Libraries Association (SLA). He is also a member of ALA/ACRL. He has written numerous articles and has presented on topics ranging from Library2.0 resources, unconferences and collection development.
My name is Anna Popp. My area of expertise is Communications, but my library and life experience stretches beyond mere public relations. My communications experience predates my library experience, beginning with my first undergraduate internship in a marketing department. I’ve been a Talent Buyer, sold ad space for print, and served as a Marketing Specialist and trainer for a project management organization. I have 10 years experience in libraries. I have worked in Technical Services, Circulation, administrative support, Adult Services / Reference, adult programming and have served as representative for collective bargaining. I’m also Adjunct Faculty for Simmons GSLIS-West.
Carrie Moran is the User Experience Librarian at the University of Central Florida. She graduated from Drexel University in 2011, and worked as the Instruction/Reference Librarian at Cleveland Community College in Shelby, NC prior to her current position. She is active in ACRL and the new ALA Sustainability Round Table. She is also the Reviews Editor for the Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning. Outside the library, you can find Carrie running or being active outdoors in another capacity.
Valerie Horton is currently the director of the Minitex Consortia. As the founding director of CLiC, she developed robust programs of resource sharing, as well as open source library systems and continuing education. Earlier appointments as a library director (Mesa State College), systems and budget officer (New Mexico State University), ALA International Library Fellow, and systems librarian (Brown University) round out her rich record. She also recently co-published a book from ALA Editions entitled “Moving Materials: Physical Delivery in Libraries.”