LYRASIS Lines Up Technology Experts for Ideas & Insights Series.

Atlanta, GA, — July 12, 2011 — LYRASIS has finalized the featured speakers for the Technology Ideas & Insights Series. This set of onsite, in-person sessions, scheduled throughout the LYRASIS region, is focused on leveraging technology to position libraries in the mobile ecosystem, with emphasis on content and delivery. It is a continuation of the larger Ideas & Insights Series, first introduced in 2010, and has featured sessions on topics including library collections, cataloging and resource sharing. Technology is an increasingly critical component of library operations and services to patrons, and an area in which LYRASIS is highly focused, as evident by our new LYRASIS Technology Services.

The speakers are well-known librarian and information professionals from many of the LYRASIS regions with expertise and experience in different aspects of technology as it relates to the library community.

Following are the Technology Ideas & Insights Series speakers, listed in alphabetical order:

Jo Budler, State Librarian for the State of Kansas
Jason Casden, Digital Technologies Development Librarian at the North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries
Jenifer Daniels, Blogger and Adjunct Instructor
Tim Daniels, Manager for LYRASIS Technology Services
Jamie LaRue, Director of the Douglas County Libraries
Joe Lucia, University Librarian and Director of Falvey Memorial Library at Villanova University
Joe Murphy, Librarian at Yale University
Peter Murray, Assistant Director for Technology Services Development at LYRASIS
Jill O’Neill, Director of Planning & Communication at National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS)
Lauren Pressley, Instructional Design Librarian at Wake Forest University
Jason Puckett, Communication Librarian at Georgia State University
Lori Reed, Founder of SaveLibraries.org
Joseph Sanchez, Director at Red Rocks Community College
Tito Sierra, Associate Head of the Digital Library Initiatives Department at the North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries. 
Sarah Steiner, Social Work and Virtual Services Librarian at Georgia State University

“The LYRASIS Professional Development team is committed to creating learning events, like the Ideas & Insights Series, that bring the best learning and collaboration opportunities to our members. The Technology Ideas & Insights Series enables us to demonstrate and share best practices with members and experts from the community as we explore new and revolutionary technology. We are thrilled to have some of the best minds from the library and information world participate, both as speakers and attendees,” stated LYRASIS Professional Development Supervisor, Russell Palmer.

For more information about the LYRASIS Technology Ideas & Insights series and scheduled speakers, please click here.