About Brendan Ryan holds an MLIS from the University of Rhode Island, USA. Brendan works at Rhode Island College (RIC) as adjunct faculty in the reference department and as a Library Commons Assistant 2 at Providence College, allowing him to work in Access Services and gain exposure to emerging technologies. At Providence, Brendan developed a mobile site for the library and presented and published on the topic. These practical experiences inform his work,. He is presently writing a book about emerging technology in academic libraries for Chandos Publishing. He works at Rhode Island College coordinating Digital Initiatives.