A Colorado-based technology journalist and Senior Editor at CMP Media's Planet IT Web site, Dave covers the both mobile and desktop computing topics including handheld computing, portables, wireless, and imaging technologies. He is the author of about 15 books, including How to Do Everything with Your Digital Camera, How To Use Digital Video, and the best-selling How to Do Everything with Your Palm Handheld (with Rick Broida). Dave is also an analog and digital photographer. His technical photography and wildlife images have been frequently published. Dave has written for magazines that include Wired, Home Office Computing, Windows Magazine, Family PC, and Working Mother.
Dave holds a masters degree in administration from Central Michigan University as well as a bachelors in engineering from Rutgers University. He kick boxes, scuba dives, and writes kids books, including the recently published The Wild Cookie, an interactive early-reader for Windows PCs.
Received her MLIS from University of California Berkeley, 1984. She currently works at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Library where she is Head of Educational Services. Under her direction, library staff teach over 400 workshops each year on information management, retrieval and presentation; and offer courses in the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy and Nursing. Stoddard’s research interests include educational programs in health sciences libraries and library support of palmtop computers.
Director of GeoLib, a research and service unit at Florida State University (FSU) in Tallahassee, has been a faculty member 1990. She received her undergraduate training in communications with a specialization in advertising. Her Ph.D. from the College of Information Studies at FSU with a minor in marketing, Dr. Koontz's areas of expertise include public library facility location and market analysis with a recent emphasis on use of public libraries in majority-minority and low-income market areas. She was the recipeint of the prestigious Carroll Preston Baber Research Award in 1992, the top research award of the American Library Association and currently serves on the Steering Committee of the Federal-State Cooperative System (FSCS) for Public Library Data. In 1997, Greenwood Publishing published Dr. Koontz's Library Siting and Location Handbook. Dr. Koontz teaches marketing and management as can adjunct, as well as conducting marketing in workshops internationally. She has also co-authored a virtual campus marketing course utilizing GIS which can be found at www.esri.com.
Earned her Masters in Library and Information Services (LISV) at the University of Denver in 1999 She is currently the Associate Director, Library Research Service, Colorado State Library, Colorado Department of Education where she supervises administration of annual library statistical surveys, provides research and statistics support on library and related issues and conducts fast response and available data studies on request. Prior to that she was a Research Assistant at the University of Denver, Library and Information Services Program where she designed and conducted statistical surveys, analyzed and organized data, and reported findings in print and electronically as Website Developer.
John received his MLIS from the University of Western Ontario’s School of Library and Information Science in 1997. He joined Innovative Interfaces in 1998 as part of the WebOPAC support team on the Help Desk. After one year John became Product Manager for the WebOPAC and has managed this product line for the last two years.
John Yorkovich is the digital technologies marketing manager for 3M Library Systems. With more than 12 years of marketing experience at 3M, Yorkovich works with library professionals to develop products that improve the way materials flow into, within and out of libraries. He has played an instrumental role in developing the 3M Digital Identification System, a 3M Pacing Plus program and the company’s first product implementation of radio frequency identification technology. During research and development of the product, Yorkovich analyzed radio frequency identification technology and worked directly with librarians to determine its implications for libraries. As a result, the Digital Identification System integrates radio frequency identification and 3M Tattle-Tape security technologies and is designed specifically for use in libraries. Yorkovich has more than 17 years of experience with 3M. He has extensive experience in the areas of market development, product marketing, international marketing, customer service and support, product development, systems design, and software development. Yorkovich earned a bachelor’s of science degree in computer science from Iowa State University, with minors in mathematics and statistics.
Rita Sharma manages developer partners focused on healthcare and education solutions for Handspring. In her capacity, she works with Springboard module developers and business development partners in each of these key markets. Before working at Handspring Rita worked at the Disney Studios in Corporate Communications and Bank of America on E-commerce Strategy. Prior to her corporate experience, she was involved with several small businesses in healthcare and education. Rita earned a B.A. and M.B.A from the University of California at Los Angeles.