Frank Cervone, 2013 Candidate for LITA Vice-President/President-Elect
Being a member of LITA for almost 20 years, my concern is that LITA move forward productively by focusing on what works while discarding what doesn’t. Historically, LITA has been the place to solve problems with technology but today there are many alternative venues. Reversing declining LITA membership requires us to reconsider how LITA makes a difference. No organization implements technology for technology’s sake, so we need to work across all types of libraries to determine what LITA's contributions should be. We can do this by:
Vice Chancellor for Information Services/CIO; Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, IN
Director, Library, Information, and Media Studies, Chicago State University, 2008-2009; AUL for Information Technology, Northwestern University, 2002-2008; Director, Library Information Technology Services, DePaul University, 1995-2002
Degrees and Certificates:
Northcentral University, PhD - Management, 2007; California State University, East Bay, MSEd - Online Teaching and Learning, 2002; DePaul University, MA - Management of Libraries and Information Agencies, 1999; Governors State University, BA - Interdisciplinary Studies, 1986
ALA and/or ALA-APA Activities:
LITA Technology and Access Committee, 2012-2013; ACRL Standards and Accreditation Committee, Chair, 2012-2013; GLBTRT, Director at Large, 2012-2013; LITA Representative to IFLA, 2011-2015; LITA Frederick G. Kilgour Award Committee, 2010-2011; LITA International Relations Committee, 2008-2011 (Chair, 2009-2011); LITA Assessment and Research Committee, 2006-2010; LITA Telecommunications Electronic Reviews Editorial Board, 2005-2007; ACRL Distance Learning Section Statistics Committee, 2005-2007; LITA Publications Committee, 2004-2006; ACRL 2005 Program Planning Committee, 2003-2005; ACRL Distance Learning Section Executive Committee, 2003-2005; ACRL Distance Learning Section Nominating Committee, 2003-2004; LLAMA SASS Management Practices Committee, 2002-2004; LITA/Endeavor Student Writing Award Committee, 2002-2003; LITA Representative to the 3rd Council on Professional Education (COPE 3), 2002-2003; LITA Education Committee, 2000-2004; ACRL Distance Learning Section Research Committee, 2000-2004; ACRL Distance Learning Section Discussion Group Chair, 2000-2002; ALCTS CCS Subject Analysis Committee Subcommittee on Metadata and Subject Analysis, 1998-2001; ALCTS CCS Subject Analysis Committee Subcommittee on Metadata and Classification Discussion Forum, Chair, 2000; NMRT Orientation Committee, 1996-1997
Offices held in state and/or regional library associations, and other associations:
IFLA, Secretary, Information Technology Standing Committee, 2011-2015; ALI (Academic Libraries of Indiana), Board Member, 2011-2013; Indiana State Library Resource Sharing Task Force, 2011-2013; NISO (National Information Standards Organization) SSO (Single Sign On) Work Group, 2008-2011; CIC (Committee on Institutional Cooperation) Library Information Technology Directors, Chair, 2006-2008; CARLI (Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois), Learning Objects Task Force, Chair, 2005-2007; NISO Metasearch Initiative, Access Management Task Group, 2004-2006; Gerber-Hart Library, Board Member, 2004-2008; CIC e-Publishing Venture Task Force, 2002-2003; Illinois State Library, Educate and Automate Grant Review Committee, 1999; Illinois Library Association IACRL Annual Meeting Planning Committee, 1999-2000; Illinois Library Computer Systems Organization (ILCSO) Coordinating Committee, Chair, 1999-2000; ILCSO Operations Committee, Chair, 1998-2000
Honors and Awards:
Member of Delta Mu Delta (management honor society), 2007-present; Recipient of the "Most Valuable Tweets" award, CIO Executive Council meeting, 2009; Best paper award (runner up), 4th Evidence-based Library and Information Practice Conference, 2007
My career has bridged the library and information technology worlds. In addition to authoring four books on topics related to information technology, I have been privileged to write and present on numerous facets of libraries and information technology at numerous journals as well as various conferences such as the ALA Annual Meeting, the LITA Annual Forum, Computers in Libraries, Internet Librarian, and EDUCAUSE. Additionally, I have been an invited to speak and consult internationally in Canada, Great Britain, Australia, Ireland, Italy, and Brazil. Specifically, I am most proud of initiatives that I have played a part in, as either leader or participant, that have made a direct and tangible positive impact on services, such as development and implementation of a new information technology governance structure at my current university, creating of a membership development plan at the Gerber-Hart library, as well as technological innovations such as the installation of one of the first metasearch engines at an academic library.
Cervone, H. F. (2012). "Using Statistical Evidence to Get the Funding You Need." Marketing Library Services, 26(5), pp. 1-3, 6; Cervone, H. F, (2011) "Understanding agile project management methods using Scrum." OCLC Systems & Services, 27(1), pp.18 – 22; Cervone, H. F. (2008). “Breaking out of sacred cow culture: The relationship of professional advice networks to receptivity to innovation in academic librarians” in Garten, E. D., Williams, D. E., Nyce, J. M., and Golden, J. (Eds.), Advances in Library Administration and Organization, Volume 26. Bingley, England: JAI Press-Emerald.