2008 DLA Archives


Vinny Alascia and Richard James

Vinny and Richard are Tech gurus at the Division of Libraries. They will be presenting TechnoZoo: an up-close view of some new technologies. They will be demonstrating various new tech, including: Kindle, a gaming console, an MP3 player, and more.

The TechnoZoo will be available during the day in the Chardonnay room.

Cathay Crosby

Director, Internet Public Library. Cathay has worked in a public library, an academic library (as an undergraduate), and in education. Her interests have been focused on young adult services, information literacy, science and technology resources, computer services, electronic resources, chat and email reference. Since the Internet Public Library’s move to Drexel University IST a little over a year ago, she has immersed herself in running its 24/7 world-wide reference service while collaborating with the many faculty, students, and researchers who are involved in the IPL’s educational component.

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Kelly Czarnecki

Kelly Czarnecki is the Technology Education Librarian for ImaginOn, a branch of the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. She works with teens and kids at the library to help them build literacy skills for the 21st century. Kelly has been co-chair of the YALSA Gaming Discussion group since 2006, has written articles about gaming in magazines such as Booklist and YALS and currently writes a column for School Library Journal called "The Gaming Life." She works on an island in Teen Second Life sponsored by her library system and enjoys playing the Wii and Dance Dance Revolution.

Mary Durio

Mary Durio is the Head of the Preservation Deparment at the University of Delaware Library.

Judy Freeman

Judy Freeman is a well-known speaker, consultant and writer on all aspects of children's literature, storytelling, booktalking and librarianship. She is a visiting lecturer in the School of Information and Library Science at Pratt Institute in New York City, where she teaches courses in children's literature and storytelling. A former school librarian, she gives conferences, workshops, speeches and performances throughout the U.S. and the world for teachers, librarians, parents and children, and is a national seminar presenter for BER (Bureau of Education and Research). Her three mega-books - Books Kids Will Sit Still For 3: A Read-Aloud! Guide (2006) and its popular companions, More Books Kids Will Sit Still For (1995) and Books Kids Will Sit Still For (1990) - are indispensible, comprehensive resources for libraries and literature-based classrooms. Her latest book is Once Upon a Time: Using Storytelling, Creative Drama and Reader's Theater with Children in Grades PreK-6 (Libraries Unlimited, 2007; http://lu.com/showbook.cfm?isbn=9781591586630). Judy writes several book review columns including "Wild About Books" for School Library Media Activities Monthly, "Desperate Librarians" for the online fiction database NoveList and "What's New" for School Library Journal's Curriculum Connections.

Judy served as a member of the Newbery Committee to select the Newbery Award for the year 2000 and the 2008 Sibert Informational Book Award Committee.

Michael Gannon: Keynote Speaker

Michael B. Gannon is the Associate Director for Administrative Services with the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System in Maryland. He is the author of Blood, Bedlam, Bullets and Badguys: A Reader’s Guide to Adventure/Suspense Fiction. He is an adventure fiction reviewer for Booklist, the 2003 recipient of the Public Library Association’s Allie Beth Martin Award, and the Immediate Past President of the Maryland Library Association. Michael is a frequent presenter and trainer on the topic of Reader’s Advisory and has been a champion of genre fiction for many years.



Mr. Gannon's appearance at our conference is sponsored in part by

Doris Hamburg

Doris A. Hamburg serves as the Director, Preservation Programs at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Washington, D.C. Prior to going to NARA in 2001, Ms. Hamburg worked at the Library of Congress (LC). Her last position at LC was as the Head of Preventive Conservation, developing the Library's first preventive preservation program.

Ms. Hamburg has served as consultant in preservation to institutions and individual collections throughout the world. Active in professional activities, she served as Director for Public Outreach, American Institute for Conservation, and several other posts. She is a leading authority on emergency preparedness, mitigation, and response. While responsible for preservation activities at all of NARA, including 13 Presidential Libraries and 12 regional libraries, Doris has also been instrumental in restoration efforts following Hurricane Katrina and even traveled to Baghdad in 2003 at the request of the White House to assess water-damaged records from the Jewish community in Iraq.

She has served on numerous board and peer review committees and has published more than fifteen professional articles and papers in the field of conservation. She holds an M.S. in Conservation and Certificates in Conservation and Museum Studies from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Art Conservation Program; an M.A. in art history from Columbia University; and an A.B. degree from Mount Holyoke College.

Jessica Keister

Jessica Keister is with the University of Delaware Art Conservation Department. She has a dual major in art conservation and chemistry with a minor in chemistry at UD.

Diane Rebertus

Diane Rebertus is the Children’s Services Supervisor for the Cecil County Public Library System. Diane has worked for 12 years in the public library system. She brings elementary school teaching experience and a master’s degree of library science to the position.  She has attended and presented numerous emergent literacy trainings through the years. Diane hails from North Carolina.

Sabrina Waldron

Sabrina Waldron is a Program Manager at Libraries for the Future. She helps oversee Libraries for the Future’s national Lifelong Access Libraries Initiative. She comes to LFF with a background in education, world literature, and non-profit youth initiatives. Her most recent position was as a staff assistant for various programs, including Aging and Disadvantaged Children and Youth, at The Atlantic Philanthropies. Ms. Waldron holds an M.A. in Comparative Literature from New York University and has completed coursework for the PhD.

Neal Wyatt

Neal Wyatt is the author of The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Nonfiction (ALA Editions, 2007) and is a collection development and readers’ advisory librarian from Virginia. She is the editor of Library Journal’s Reader’s Shelf column, writes a series of articles for LJ on the trends in RA service, and is the complier of LJ’s Wyatt’s World. She also edits the RUSQ (Reference & User Services Quarterly) Alert Collector column and contributes to NoveList and Booklist. She just began a new column, RA Crossroads, that focuses on whole collection RA. Neal is the Vice-President / President-Elect of RUSA, The Reference and User Services Association of ALA and has served as chair of both Notable Books and The Reading List Council. Neal is Collection Management Senior Librarian, Chesterfield County Public Library, VA.

This conference is presented in partnership with the Delaware Division of Libraries.  
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