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    • 1 Ellyssa Kroski New York, NY http://ellyssakroski.com ellyssakroski@yahoo.com Profile A successful librarian and information professional with over a decade in the library field and nearly 20 years of Web experience along with a deep understanding of the current landscape of libraries, social media, mobile, and emerging technologies. I am the Director of Information Technology at The New York Law Institute as well as an award-winning editor and author of 22 books including Law Librarianship in the Digital Age for which I won the AALL’s 2014 Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award. I’m an adjunct faculty member at Pratt Institute, and an international conference speaker. I speak at several conferences a year, mainly about new tech trends, digital strategy, and libraries. I blog at iLibrarian. Core Qualifications Web & Emerging Tech Librarianship Management Writing & Editing Strategic Planning Public Speaking Social Media Marketing Personal Branding Instruction Awards  Winner of the 2014 Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award awarded by The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) for Law Librarianship in the Digital Age.  Winner of the 2014 Emerging Leader Award from the Private Law Libraries Special Interest Section (PLL-SIS) of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL).  Winner of the 2011 Greenwood Publishing Group Award for the Best Book in Library Literature awarded by The American Library Association (ALA) for The Tech Set. Association & Field Work  LLAGNY Board Member 5/14 – Present Elected to the Board of the Law Libraries Association of Greater New York.  2014 Horizon Project Expert Panel 4/14 – Present Invited to serve with international group of 50 experts to inform the production of the first ever library-focused Horizon report, the NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Edition for Academic and Research Libraries.  Artistic Director 4/12 – 11/13 LLAGNY Law Lines, Official newsletter of the Law Library Association of Greater New York. Education  Master of Library and Information Science, Long Island University, 2004 (GPA 4.0)  Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology, Mount Holyoke College, 1991
    • 2 Professional Experience Director of Information Technology 12/11 – Present The New York Law Institute, New York, NY  Manage IS & IT departments with 2 dedicated and 1 half-time staff members.  Manage a $200k departmental budget and consult on $1.2m organizational budget.  Instrumental in devising the new organizational dues structure.  Manage outsourced IT service and third-party developers on projects including: o Development of a “seamless catalog module” offering integration between multiple library OPACs. o Development of SharePoint Web Parts and HTML widgets. o Development of scripts for leading ERM systems including OneLog, ResearchMonitor, and Lookup Precision. o Digitization of large legislative history collection (1 million pages) in multiple formats including paper, microfilm/fiche, and pdf and the development of a website application and search interface.  Developed/Implemented an organizational Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Plan.  New technology initiatives. o Redesigning the library website.  Designing site structure based on analysis of site analytics, usability studies, and departmental needs.  Conducted usability studies including card sorts. o Implemented a successful eBooks initiative offering member access to 70,000 eBooks. o Introduced many free and low-cost alternatives to existing technology, saving thousands of dollars annually. o Established an Electronic Resources Management (ERM) system in the library using OSS. o Created a library statistics database with reporting functionality. o Established an intranet for library staff.  Negotiate content and license agreements for electronic resources and software.  Responsible for the library’s Web presence including social media.  Organizational marketing including press releases, ad design, social media marketing, and potential client visits/demos.  Develop training videos, instructional webinars, and technical documentation. Consulting Editor 8/12 - Present Rowman & Littlefield Publishers/Scarecrow Press  Responsible for concept, planning, author acquisition, project management, and developmental editing, of an award-winning book aimed at law libraries – Law Librarianship in the Digital Age.  Responsible for concept, planning, author acquisition, project management, and developmental editing of a new 12-book series of technology books aimed at libraries.
    • 3  Manage high profile authors through all aspects of the book writing and publishing process from proposal to editorial to promotion.  The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) awarded Law Librarianship in the Digital Age the 2014 Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award. Adjunct Faculty Pratt Institute SILS, New York, NY 6/08 – Present San Jose State University, San Jose, CA 10/07 – 2010 Long Island University, New York, NY 9/07 – 2010  Teach Web technology, Open Source, and Basic Reference courses to graduate students enrolled in Library and Information Science programs in both classroom and online learning environments.  Create private social networks for students to participate in using Drupal technology as well as maintain class websites in course management programs.  Filmed and edited video lectures using green-screen technique as well as instructional screencasts.  Created and helped students publish a peer-reviewed open-access journal using OJS.  Served on the Technology Program Advisory Committee at San Jose State University. Blogger 8/07 – Present iLibrarian, http://oedb.org/blogs/ilibrarian  Author a daily blog with over 100,000 unique visitors per month. Topics include mobile and emerging technologies as they pertain to the library field.  Audience development through multi-channel marketing such as social media, traffic analysis, and networking, etc.  Track conversations and sentiment to ensure the iLibrarian brand has a positive presence wherever people are having conversations. Series Editor – The Tech Set I & II 8/08 – 2013 Neal-Schuman Publishers/American Library Association  Responsible for concept, planning, author acquisition, project management, developmental editing, and marketing of an award-winning set of 10 technology books aimed at libraries.  Manage high profile authors through all aspects of the book writing and publishing process from proposal to editorial to promotion.  The American Library Association (ALA) awarded The Tech Set the 2011 Greenwood Publishing Group Award for the Best Book in Library Literature. Emerging Technologies and Web Services Librarian 10/09 – 11/11 Barnard College Library, New York, NY  Led the Library through a Web site redesign and migration to a Drupal content management system, combining multiple sites into one unified Web presence. o Developed taxonomies, menus, & site structures based on analysis of site analytics, usability studies, and departmental needs. o Conducted usability studies including focus groups and card sorts. o Created wireframes, site maps, page mockups, and site audits.
    • 4 o Chaired committee to ensure inter-departmental input into redesign and to prepare content for migration.  Responsible for the Library’s Web presence which includes supporting and representing the Research & Instruction, Archives, Media, Zines, and Educational Technologies departments. o Created and edited all types of Web site content including articles, news, events, forms, widgets, images, videos, etc. o Provided ongoing analysis and assessment of effectiveness, usability, and accessibility of the Web site with a focus on continually improving the user experience of visitors. o Responsible for staff training on how to edit and administer the Drupal CMS.  Responsible for the application and use of new and emerging technologies both internally and to the public services function. o Collaborated with Columbia University Libraries to introduce a new text reference service and a more robust IM reference tool to Barnard Library. o Established a social media presence across multiple channels to enhance visibility and connect with the Barnard community. o Developed strategic plans for social media, and other technology initiatives as well as analytics-based assessment. o Created a private Intranet for Library staff, interns, and student workers. o Created a series of 10 instructional webcasts & a library video tour. o Created a Reference Statistics database collect more information about reference interactions in an efficient manner. o Created a strategy for a library-wide digitization initiative.  Head of the Barnard Library Internship Program which included recruiting, scheduling, training, mentoring, and managing 8-10 graduate LIS interns.  Designed and delivered bibliographic instruction curriculum and research guides for multiple English literature and History seminars as well as technology topics.  Provided reference services for the library’s 300,000 volume collection, 1,700+ electronic databases, and 10 million volume university-wide library collection including one-on-one research consultations, phone, email, IM, and text reference.  Responsible for building and maintaining print monograph and serial collections for the subject areas of History, Sociology, Anthropology, Classics & Ancient Studies, Medieval & Renaissance Studies, and Philosophy.  Worked with faculty and students as a part of our Personal Librarians program.  Served on Columbia University’s Reference Coordinating Committee (RCC). Information Consultant 3/05 – 10/09 Ellyssa Kroski & Associates, New York, NY  Offered services in social media marketing, information architecture, usability testing, technology training, content development, and strategic assessment of Web technologies for clients such as The College Board, New York Observer, and PolitickerNJ.  Provided writing and editing services, custom workshops and technology talks, and professional courses.
    • 5 Reference Librarian 3/05 – 3/08 Butler Library, Columbia University, New York, NY  Provided reference services for Butler Library's 50,000 volume reference collection, 1,700+ electronic databases, and 10 million volume university library collection.  Created an interactive map for the Library’s reference collection which allowed patrons to click on virtual stacks to view contents as well as search for items.  Creating and updated library web pages using the Web CMS.  Created technical documentation, user guides, instruction scripts, and handouts.  Founded a monthly Emerging Tech Brown Bag series.  Created an internal blog for the Reference department staff.  Created a Butler Stacks Guide podcast. Publications Books  Library Technology Essentials (12-book series), Creator/Series Editor, Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, pending publication in 2015.  Law Librarianship in the Digital Age, Editor, Scarecrow Press. November 2013.  The Tech Set II (10-Book Series), Creator/Series Editor, Neal-Schuman Publishers, May, 2012  The Tech Set (10-Book Series) Creator/Series Editor, Neal-Schuman Publishers April, 2010  Web 2.0 for Librarians and Information Professionals, Author, Neal-Schuman Publishers February, 2008  Library 2.0 and Beyond: Innovative Technologies and Tomorrow’s User, Chapter Author, Libraries Unlimited, June 2007. Contributed Chapter 8: Folksonomies and User-Based Tagging. Articles and Interviews  10 Free Technologies for Law Libraries, Peer-to-Peer, ILTA: International Legal Technology Association, December 2013.  Digitally Embedding the Law Library, SLA-NY Chapter Newsletter, March 2013.  10 Great Technology Initiatives for Your Library, American Libraries, Jan/Feb 2013.  Interviewed by Library Journal Mobile Evolution: How Apps Are Adapting to a New Device Ecosystem, The Digital Shift column, February 2013.  First Impressions of an AALL Conference, Law Lines, Volume 35, No 4 Summer 2012.  Interviewed by the Information World Review (UK) Interview with Ellyssa Kroski, The Digital Librarian, (pg. 23), Information World Review (UK) September 2010.  10 Technology Ideas Your Library Can Implement Next Week (Cover Story) American Libraries, March, 2010.  Should Your Library Have a Social Media Policy? School Library Journal October 1, 2009.  6 Steps to Publishing a Scholarly Online Journal (for free!), The CyberSkeptic's Guide to Internet Research May 2009,14:5.  That’s Infotainment!: How to Create Your Own Screencasts, School Library Journal February 1, 2009.  Interviewed by ALA TechSource, Daniel A. Freeman, Catching up with Ellyssa Kroski, ALA TechSource, January 2009.  Drupal and Libraries, The CyberSkeptic's Guide to Internet Research September, 2008, 13:8.
    • 6  On the Move with the Mobile Web: Libraries and Mobile Technologies, ALA Library Technology Reports, July 2008  All a Twitter: Want to Try Microb.logging? School Library Journal Jul 1, 2008  Widgets to the Rescue, School Library Journal February 1, 2008 p.41-43.  Interviewed by the New York Times, Marci Alboher, Blogging Your Way into a Business, August 12, 2007.  The Social Tools of Web 2.0, CHOICE August 2007 Vol. 44, No. 12 p.2011-2021.  Learning in a Virtual World, Women's Voices for Change, Dec 20, 2007.  How to Automate a Small Library, WebJunction 2006. Regular Column: “Stacking the Tech” in Library Journal’s Academic Newswire  Text Message Reference: Is It Effective? Stacking the Tech: Library Journal Academic Newswire October 15, 2009.  Library Cloud Atlas: A Guide to Cloud Computing and Storage Stacking the Tech: Library Journal Academic Newswire September 10, 2009.  The Library of Congress Talks Digital Initiatives, Stacking the Tech: Library Journal Academic Newswire August 6, 2009.  Search Engine Wars Redux, Stacking the Tech: Library Journal Academic Newswire, July 9, 2009.  Unconference Uncovers Latest Tech Trends, Stacking the Tech: Library Journal Academic Newswire June 11, 2009. Select Speaking Engagements I speak at conferences and symposium internationally and locally and also have a large online audience, (over 258,000 views of my online presentations on Slideshare, over 100,000 unique visitors to my blog per month.) 2014  “Free Technology for Libraries” SLA-NY Annual Conference & Expo, New York, NY Sept 2014.  “Law Librarianship in the Digital Age” AALL 2014, San Antonio, TX, July 15, 2014.  “Law Librarianship in the Digital Age” ARK Best Practices & Management Strategies for Law Firm Library, Research & Information Services, New York, NY, Feb 20, 2014.  “Social Media in Law Libraries” LLAGNY’s 75th Anniversary Education Conference, New York, NY, Jan 14, 2014. 2013  Track keynote: “The Future of Libraries” Online Information 2013, London, England, Nov 2013.  “How To Implement/Access an eBook Collection in a Law Library” AALL 2013, Seattle, WA, July 2013.  "How to Create & Manage Your Online Presence" West Cork Literary Festival, Bantry, Ireland, 3-day Workshop, July 2013.  "Evaluating e-Book Offerings", METRO, New York, NY, Webinar, June 2013.  "Libraries to Go: Mobile Tech in Libraries", METRO, New York, NY, Webinar, May 2013.  "How to Create & Manage Your Online Presence", METRO, New York, NY, Webinar, April 2013.
    • 7  “How to Create Your Own Library (or Personal!) Knowledge Base”, METRO, New York, NY, Webinar, March 2013.  “Going Digital: The Challenges of eBooks in Law Libraries”, LLAGNY, New York, NY January 2013 2012  “How to Create Your Own Library (or Personal!) Knowledge Base”, South Central Library System, Madison, WI, Webinar, Dec 2012.  "Libraries to Go: Mobile Tech in Libraries", KEYNOTE m-libraries Conference, Milton Keynes, UK Sept 2012  "Libraries and Mobile Technology", KEYNOTE Handheld Librarian Conference, Online Aug 2012  "Libraries to Go: Mobile Tech in Libraries", KEYNOTE 41st LIBER Annual Conference, Tartu, Estonia June 2012  "Evaluating e-Book Offerings", DLIS St. John’s Symposium, New York, NY Mar 2012 2011  "Libraries to Go: Mobile Tech in Libraries", Online Information 2011, London, UK Nov 2011  “Using Card Sorting to Improve Information Architecture”, METRO, New York, NY Jun 2011.  "Personal Digital Archiving", METRO, New York, NY Apr 2011.  “Libraries to Go: Mobile Tech in Libraries”, Western New York Library Resources Council, Buffalo, NY Apr 2011.  "Personal Digital Archiving", Computers in Libraries, Washington, DC, Mar 2011. 2010  "Libraries and the Cloud", Online Information Conference, London, England Dec 2010.  "Personal Digital Archiving", METRO, New York, NY Dec 2010.  "How to Create & Manage Your Online Presence", METRO, New York, NY Oct 2010.  "Personal Digital Archiving", iPres2010, Vienna, Austria, Sept 2010.  “Mobile Web and Libraries”, METRO, New York, NY Aug 2010.  "How to Create & Manage Your Online Presence", Tech Talk - Barnard College, New York, NY April 2010.  "Libraries and the Cloud", IT-faggruppen, Copenhagen, Denmark, March 2010.  "Libraries To Go: Mobile Tech in Libraries", Nylink, Webcast Feb 2010. 2009  "Next-Gen Libraries", Online Information Conference, London, England Dec 2009.  "Libraries To Go: Mobile Tech in Libraries", Long Island Library Resources Council, Long Island, NY Nov 2009.  "Social Networking and Libraries: Best Practices and Challenges", Suffolk County Library Association, Long Island, NY Oct 2009.  “Card Sorting from A-Z”, North Suburban Library System, Chicago, IL Sept 2009.  “Open and Libraries”, North Suburban Library System, Chicago, IL Sept 2009.  "Libraries To Go: Mobile Tech in Libraries", Law Library Association of Greater New York (LLAGNY), New York, NY May 2009.  “Online Communities”, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, NY Jan 2009.
    • 8 Conference Work  "Leveraging Technology for Better Services, Collaboration, and Organization" Track Chair/Moderator,PLL Summit/AALL, Boston, MA, July 2012  “Cool Tools” Track Track Chair/Moderator, Computers in Libraries, Washington, DC, April 2010.  Expert Advisory Committee, Online Information 2009, London, England, Dec 2009.  "Open Movement in Libraries, Technology, and Education", Track Chair/Moderator, Online Information Conference, London, England Dec 2009.  Organizing/Review Committee, Computers in Libraries, Washington, DC, Mar 2009.  “Open Libraries” Track Chair/Moderator, Computers in Libraries, Washington, DC, Mar 2009.  Organizing/Review Committee, Computers in Libraries, Washington, DC, April 2008.  “Industries Using Hot Tech” Track Chair/Moderator, Computers in Libraries, Washington, DC, Apr 2008. Technology Productivity  Microsoft Office 2010 Word, Excel, PowerPoint  Open Office Writer, Calc, Impress  Online: Google Docs/Zoho Office Video/Audio Production  Adobe Premiere  Adobe After Effects  Windows MovieMaker  Camtasia Studio  Audacity Graphic Design & Layout  Adobe Photoshop  Adobe InDesign  Microsoft Publisher Web Development  Adobe Dreamweaver  Microsoft Visio Content Management Systems  Drupal  DotNetNuke  WordPress  PBWiki  Open Journal Systems Project Management  Microsoft Project  OpenProj Course Management Programs  Moodle  Blackboard Web Conferencing  WebEx, GoTo Webinar, Microsoft Live, Elluminate Web 2.0/Social Media  Blogs, Wikis, Social Networks, Media Sharing, Microblogging, RSS