1Ellyssa Kroski305 E. 94thStreet, Apt. GNew York, NY email@example.comProfileA successful librarian and information professional with over a decade in the library field and17 years of Web experience along with a deep understanding of the current landscape ofsocial media, mobile, and emerging technologies. In 2011, I won the Greenwood PublishingGroup Award for the Best Book in Library Literature by the ALA for "The Tech Set", the tenbook technology series I created and edited. Im also the author of a well-reviewed book onWeb technologies and libraries. I speak at several conferences a year, mainly about newtech trends, digital strategy, and libraries and Im an adjunct faculty member at Long IslandUniversity, Pratt Institute, and San Jose State University.Core QualificationsWeb & Emerging Tech Librarianship Writing & EditingInstruction Management Public SpeakingSocial Media Marketing Personal Branding Strategic PlanningEducationMaster of Library and Information Science, Long Island University, 2004 (GPA 4.0)Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology, Mount Holyoke College, 1991Professional ExperienceDirector of Information Technology 12/11 – PresentThe New York Law Institute, New York, NYManage IS & IT departments with 2 dedicated and 1 half-time staff members.Manage third-party developers and outsourced IT service.o Managed the development of a new seamless catalog module offeringintegration between multiple library catalogs.Develop strategy for and oversee implementation of new technology initiatives.o Implemented a successful eBooks initiative offering member access to56,000 eBooks.o Established an Electronic Resources Management (ERM) system in thelibrary.o Established a usage statistics database with reporting functionality for thelibrary.o Established an intranet for library staff.Oversee the maintenance and continual improvement of the NYLI website.Negotiate content and license agreements for electronic resources and software.Develop strategies to market to potential member firms and take part indeveloping those relationships.
2Series Editor – The Tech Set 8/08 – PresentAmerican Library Association/Neal-Schuman PublishersResponsible for concept, planning, author acquisition, project management,developmental editing, and marketing of an award-winning set of technologybooks aimed at libraries.Manage high profile authors through all aspects of the book writing and publishingprocess from proposal to editorial to promotion.The American Library Association (ALA) awarded The Tech Set the 2011Greenwood Publishing Group Award for the Best Book in Library Literature.Adjunct FacultyPratt Institute SILS, New York, NY 6/08 – PresentSan Jose State University, San Jose, CA 10/07 – 2010Long Island University, New York, NY 9/07 – 2010Teach Web technology, Open Source, and Basic Reference courses to graduatestudents enrolled in Library and Information Science programs in both classroomand online learning environments.Create private social networks for students to participate in using Drupal technologyas well as maintain class websites in course management programs.Filmed and edited video lectures using green-screen technique as well asinstructional 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 – PresentiLibrarian, http://oedb.org/blogs/ilibrarianAuthor a daily blog with nearly 30,000 unique visitors per month. Topics includemobile 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 positivepresence wherever people are having conversations.Emerging Technologies and Web Services Librarian 10/09 – 11/11Barnard College Library, New York, NYLed the Library through a Web site redesign and migration to a Drupal contentmanagement system, combining multiple sites into one unified Web presence.o Developed taxonomies, menus, & site structures based on analysis of siteanalytics, 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.o Chaired committee to ensure inter-departmental input into redesign and toprepare content for migration.Responsible for the Library’s Web presence which includes supporting andrepresenting the Research & Instruction, Archives, Media, Zines, and EducationalTechnologies departments.
3o 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, andaccessibility of the Web site with a focus on continually improving the userexperience of visitors.o Responsible for staff training on how to edit and administer the DrupalCMS.Responsible for the application and use of new and emerging technologies bothinternally and to the public services function.o Collaborated with Columbia University Libraries to introduce a new textreference service and a more robust IM reference tool to Barnard Library.o Established a social media presence across multiple channels to enhancevisibility and connect with the Barnard community.o Developed strategic plans for social media, and other technology initiativesas 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 aboutreference interactions in an efficient manner.o Managed all email lists & campaigns for the Personal Librarians Program.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 formultiple 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 collectionincluding one-on-one research consultations, phone, email, IM, and text reference.Responsible for building and maintaining print monograph and serial collections forthe 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 – 10/09Ellyssa Kroski & Associates, New York, NYOffered services in social media marketing, information architecture, usabilitytesting, technology training, content development, and strategic assessment ofWeb technologies for clients such as The College Board, New York Observer, andPolitickerNJ.Provided writing and editing services, custom workshops and technology talks, andprofessional courses.Reference Librarian 3/05 – 3/08Butler Library, Columbia University, New York, NYProvided reference services for Butler Librarys 50,000 volume reference collection,1,700+ electronic databases, and 10 million volume university library collection.
4Created an interactive map for the Library’s reference collection which allowedpatrons 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.Library Assistant 7/03 – 8/04Wood Tobé-Coburn School, New York, NYProvided reference services and technical support to students and faculty as a sololibrarian.Responsible for acquisitions, copy cataloging, subject guides, Web pages, etc.Executive Producer 7/00 – 7/03Carfax Abbey Horror Film DatabaseInformation architecture, content production, creative direction, graphic design,viral marketing, contests and online promotions, advertising sales, informationmanagement, industry research, editorial, industry relationships, etc.Site traffic exceeded 100,000 unique user sessions monthly.Website was the number one ranked search result on Google, Lycos and AlltheWebfor a search for horror films.Personally wrote over 500 film reviews, 1,500 actor & director biographies andover 1,400 photos in picture galleries.Internet Consultant 8/96-7/00E. Kroski, New York, NYProvided various freelance services related to development of commercial websitesincluding content development, user experience, and quality assurance testing.InternshipsElectronic Text Services Intern 1/04-4/04Columbia University, New York, NYCreated a sortable & filterable XML menu system designed to improve user accessto electronic resources.Created software documentation, user guides and technical instructional materials.Association WorkArtistic Director 4/12 – PresentLLAGNY Law Lines, Official newsletter of the Law Library Association of Greater New York.
5PublicationsBooksLaw Libraries in the Digital Age, Editor, Scarecrow Press. Forthcoming – estimatedpublication date Dec 2013.The Tech Set III (10-Book Series), Creator/Series Editor, American LibraryAssociation, forthcoming – estimated publication date 2014The Tech Set II (10-Book Series), Creator/Series Editor, Neal-Schuman Publishers,May, 2012The Tech Set (10-Book Series) Creator/Series Editor, Neal-Schuman Publishers April,2010Web 2.0 for Librarians and Information Professionals, Author, Neal-SchumanPublishers February, 2008Library 2.0 and Beyond: Innovative Technologies and Tomorrow’s User, ChapterAuthor, Libraries Unlimited, June 2007. Contributed Chapter 8: Folksonomies andUser-Based Tagging.Articles and InterviewsDigitally 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 NewDevice 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, TheDigital Librarian, (pg. 23), Information World Review (UK) September 2010.10 Technology Ideas Your Library Can Implement Next Week (Cover Story) AmericanLibraries, 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 CyberSkeptics Guideto Internet Research May 2009,14:5.That’s Infotainment!: How to Create Your Own Screencasts, School Library JournalFebruary 1, 2009.Interviewed by ALA TechSource, Daniel A. Freeman, Catching up with Ellyssa Kroski,ALA TechSource, January 2009.Drupal and Libraries, The CyberSkeptics Guide to Internet Research September,2008, 13:8.On the Move with the Mobile Web: Libraries and Mobile Technologies, ALA LibraryTechnology Reports, July 2008All a Twitter: Want to Try Microb.logging? School Library Journal Jul 1, 2008Widgets to the Rescue, School Library Journal February 1, 2008 p.41-43.Interviewed by the New York Times, Marci Alboher, Blogging Your Way into aBusiness, 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, Womens Voices for Change, Dec 20, 2007.How to Automate a Small Library, WebJunction 2006.Regular Column: “Stacking the Tech” in Library Journal’s Academic NewswireText Message Reference: Is It Effective? Stacking the Tech: Library Journal AcademicNewswire October 15, 2009.Library Cloud Atlas: A Guide to Cloud Computing and Storage Stacking the Tech:Library Journal Academic Newswire September 10, 2009.
6The Library of Congress Talks Digital Initiatives, Stacking the Tech: Library JournalAcademic 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 JournalAcademic Newswire June 11, 2009.Speaking EngagementsI speak at conferences and symposium internationally and locally and also have a largeonline audience, (over 200,000 views of my online presentations on Slideshare.)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, May2013."How to Create & Manage Your Online Presence", METRO, New York, NY, Webinar,April 2013.“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, NYJanuary 20132012“How to Create Your Own Library (or Personal!) Knowledge Base”, South CentralLibrary System, Madison, WI, Webinar, Dec 2012."Libraries to Go: Mobile Tech in Libraries", KEYNOTE m-libraries Conference, MiltonKeynes, UK Sept 2012"Libraries and Mobile Technology", KEYNOTE Handheld Librarian Conference, OnlineAug 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 20122011"Libraries to Go: Mobile Tech in Libraries", Online Information 2011, London, UK Nov2011“Using Card Sorting to Improve Information Architecture”, METRO, New York, NY Jun2011."Personal Digital Archiving", METRO, New York, NY Apr 2011.“Libraries to Go: Mobile Tech in Libraries”, Western New York Library ResourcesCouncil, Buffalo, NY Apr 2011."Personal Digital Archiving", Computers in Libraries, Washington, DC, Mar 2011.
72010"Libraries and the Cloud", Online Information Conference, London, England Dec2010."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, NewYork, 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 CountyLibrary 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 NewYork (LLAGNY), New York, NY May 2009.“Online Communities”, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, NY Jan 2009.2008“The Mobile Web and Libraries”, NEASIS&T Mobile Mania, Nov 2008.“The Open Movement and Libraries”, METRO, Nov 2008.“Libraries and the Hive Mind”, METRO, Webcast June 2008.“Drupal and Libraries” Computers in Libraries, Washington, DC, Apr 2008.“Industry Learnings & Libraries” Computers in Libraries, Washington, DC, Apr 2008.“Folksonomies and Social Tagging”, ABQLA, Montreal, Quebec Apr 2008.“Presentation Skills”, Columbia University, New York, NY Apr 2008.“Online Community”, Hartford Public Library, Hartford, CT Apr 2008.“Technology Solutions Planning”, METRO, New York, NY Apr 2008.“Web 2.0 for Librarians & Info Pros” Education Institute, Webcast, Apr 2008.“Card Sorting from A-Z” Simmons College, South Hadley, MA Mar 2008.“Social Software in Academic Libraries”, New York Public Library, New York, NY Mar2008.“Social Bookmarking Complete”, METRO, Webcast Feb 2008.2007Emerging Tech for Library Staff, METRO, New York, NY Nov 2007.Social Software in Academic Libraries", ACRL/NY Symposium, New York, NY, Nov2007."Tagging, Folksonomies, and Libraries", Education Institute, Webcast, Nov 2007."Web 2.0 and Library Services", session in Information Sources & Services Course,Long Island University Palmer School of Library and Information Science, Nov 2007"Improving Web Site Access: Card Sorting A–Z", Internet Librarian 2007, Monterey,CA, Oct 2007.
8Five Weeks to a Social Library: Training Underserved Professional Populations withSocial Software, ASIS&T, Milwaukee, WI, Oct 2007."Online Communities and Libraries", Darien Public Library, Darien, CT July 2007."Folksonomies and Social Tagging", Ohio State University Libraries Library 2.0Conference, Columbus, OH, June 2007 (simultaneously Webcast live).Information Design for the New Web, Computers in Libraries, Washington, DC, Apr2007."The Hive Mind and Libraries: Folksonomies and Tagging", Computers in Libraries,Washington, DC April 2007.Five Weeks to a Social Library Planning Chair/Moderator, online course, Feb-Mar2007.Web 2.0 Technology Tour, session in Collaborative Technology Course, Long IslandUniversity Palmer School of Library and Information Science, Jan 2007.2006"Web 2.0 Technology" Beta Phi Mu Theta Chapter of Pratt University, Nov 2006.Online Community and Libraries METRO, Nov 2006.Technology Solutions Planning Internet Librarian 2006, Oct 2006.Wikis: Enabling Library Knowledge Bases Wikimania Aug 2006.Web 2.0 Technology METRO, July 2006."Folksonomies and User-Based Tagging" Columbia University, Mar 2006.Key Web 2.0 Technologies Columbia University, Mar 2006.2005How to Create an Online Interactive Map Using Microsoft Visio Professional METRO,Oct 2005Conference Work"Leveraging Technology for Better Services, Collaboration, and Organization" TrackChair/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.Social Software in Action Track Chair/Moderator, Computers in Libraries,Washington, DC, Apr 2007.Awards and RecognitionWinner of the 2011 Greenwood Publishing Group Award for the Best Book inLibrary Literature awarded by The American Library Association (ALA) for The TechSet.Inducted into the Beta Phi Mu International Library Honor Society.
9TechnologyProductivityMicrosoft Office 2010 Word, Excel, PowerPointOpen Office Writer, Calc, ImpressOnline: Google Docs/Zoho OfficeVideo/Audio ProductionAdobe PremiereAdobe After EffectsWindows MovieMakerCamtasia StudioAudacityGraphic Design & LayoutAdobe PhotoshopAdobe InDesignMicrosoft PublisherWeb EditingAdobe DreamweaverFTPContent Management SystemsDrupalDotNetNukeWordPressPBWikiProject ManagementMicrosoft ProjectOpenProjCourse Management ProgramsMoodleBlackboardWeb ConferencingWebEx, GoTo Webinar, Microsoft Live, ElluminateWeb 2.0/Social MediaBlogs, Wikis, Social Networks, Media Sharing, Microblogging, RSSOtherMicrosoft VisioOpen Journal Systems