Prime Human Resources: Making the Most of Technical Services Staff

May 24, 2007

Using Web 2.0 Principles to Become Librarian 2.0 / Brian Gray (Case Western Reserve University)

Future of Technical Services Staff, Educator’s Perspective / Rick Rubin (Kent State University)

Facts & Perception: How We Perceive a Situation Shapes How We View the Facts / Russ Crabtree (Holy Cow Accounting)

Rick Rubin
Director of the Kent State University School of Library & Information Science and SLIS Professor. Dr. Rubin received his Ph.D. in Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 1987, having previously earned an M.L.S. at Kent State and a B.A. in Philosophy from Oberlin College. He joined the School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University in 1988. He has a distinguished teaching, service and research record and has published books on Hiring Library Employees and Human Resource Management in Libraries: Theory and Practice. Dr. Rubin has published articles in the Journal of Library Administration, Library and Information Research, Library Quarterly, The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Ohio Libraries and many other journals. He has done extensive workshops and presentations to the library community throughout the state of Ohio.

Brian C. Gray
MLIS Librarian, Engineering, Math, and Statistics, Case Western Reserve University Kelvin Smith Library in Cleveland, Ohio. Starting in the spring of 2007, he is teaching this new workshop, Using Web 2.0 Principles to Become Librarian 2.0, for the Kent State University School of Library & Information Science. He is current web coordinator for the Library Administration and Management Association of ALA, has designed several blogs, and authors several other blogs.  Online PowerPoint Here

Russ Crabtree
An Ohio native, Russ is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in engineering physics. He worked in research at the Eastman Kodak company for three years in the area of optics and electrostatic control systems. Russ has extensive experience in assisting organizations across the United States with strategic planning, customer surveys, and training. As the director of Holy Cow! Consulting, he specializes in services to libraries. His clients have included the State Library of Ohio, the Ohio Public Library Information Network, the Kentucky Regional Library System, the West Virginia Library Association, and numerous public libraries.

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