UC Foundation Assistant Professor
Reference and Instruction Librarian
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Lane Wilkinson is a Reference and Instruction Librarian and UC Foundation Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. From 2004 to 2009, as a Philosophy instructor at various metro-Detroit universities, Mr. Wilkinson became increasingly frustrated with his students’ poor information literacy skills. To better address undergraduate research skills, he decided to switch from Philosophy to Library Science. He received an M.A. in Philosophy in 2006 and an M.L.I.S. in 2008, both from Wayne State University.
An active blogger, Mr. Wilkinson writes on a variety of topics at his blog Sense and Reference (http://senseandref.blogspot.com), including the philosophy of information, the philosophy of librarianship, epistemology, metaethics, library instruction, and more. In 2010, Mr. Wilkinson was invited to participate on the Libraries and Transliteracy blog (http://librariesandtransliteracy.wordpress.com/), to help provide an academic librarian’s perspective. He has since presented on the topic at LOEX, ALA Annual, and Brick & Click. In 2010, he received an ACRL Peer Reviewed Instruction Materials Online (PRIMO) award for the video tutorial: “Keyword Searching in Omnifile,” and his article “Transliteracy and What They Know” will appear in Information Literacy Beyond Library 2.0, to be published by Facet in 2012.
Interim Head of Reference Services
East Carolina University
Angela Whitehurst currently serves as the Interim Head of Reference Services at Joyner Library, East Carolina University, where she formerly held the position of Distance Education Coordinator. She began her library career in 1999 at the University of Richmond before becoming employed at East Carolina University in 2002. She earned her B.S. and M.A. in History from East Carolina University and an M.L.S. from North Carolina Central University.
As Distance Education Coordinator, Ms. Whitehurst has worked with other librarians to ensure delivery of resources and services to more than 6,000 distance students each year. She was instrumental in creating online tutorials and adopting LibGuides for use by distance students and began an assessment program for the library’s distance education services. Recently, Ms. Whitehurst published the column “The Assessment Portfolio: A Possible Answer to the Distance Education Assessment Dilemma” in Internet Reference Services Quarterly and co-authored the forthcoming article “Laying the Information Literacy Foundation: A Multiple-Media Approach” to be published in Library Hi Tech. This article was based upon the “Research Basics 101” tutorial she and two colleagues created which was accepted into the PRIMO database and named the PRIMO Site of the Month for September 2010.
Kenneth D. Crews
Director, Copyright Advisory Office
Columbia University Libraries
Kenneth Crews joined Columbia University in January 2008 as founding director of the Copyright Advisory Office (CAO). He earned his undergraduate degree in history from Northwestern University and received his law degree from Washington University in St. Louis. While practicing general business and corporate law in Los Angeles from 1980 to 1990, he returned to graduate school and he earned his M.L.S. and Ph.D. degrees from UCLA’s School of Library and Information Science.
Dr. Crews came to Columbia from Indiana University. Beginning in 1994, he was director of the nation’s first university-based copyright office, located on the IUPUI campus of Indiana University. At Indiana he also held a named professorship in the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis, with a joint appointment in the IU School of Library and Information Science. Dr. Crews has taught in the areas of law, business and information science, both nationally and internationally. He is a sought-after presenter on copyright issues, and he has published extensively. The third edition of his Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators is forthcoming from ALA in 2011. The home page for the Columbia University Copyright Advisory Office is: http://copyright.columbia.edu/copyright/
Information Technology and
Public Services Reference Librarian
Amy Bryant has been Information Technology and Public Services Reference Librarian at Earlham College since receiving her M.L.S. in 2000 from Indiana University. Ms. Bryant also holds a B.A. in Music and English from Butler University.
In addition to her duties in public services and technology support, Ms. Bryant has co-taught two grant-funded full semester faculty/student collaborative digitization courses. In 2009 she traveled to Turkey as technology support for an Earlham digital photography course and returned in 2011 as program co-leader. Ms. Bryant was a founding planner for the collaborative digitization projects Image Database to Enhance Asian Studies (IDEAS) and the Plowshares Digital Archive. She has presented on collaborative digitization projects at EDUCAUSE, ACRL, and the Indiana Online Users Group conferences, and as a member of the MISO survey team, presented on national survey trends at Northeast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP) and the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE) Summit. Ms. Bryant is currently serving on the Earlham Curricular Policy Committee and Electronic Records Management committee as well as the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI) Digitization Taskforce and Technology Advisory Group.