My primary professional concerns are the near-future risks and opportunities which come from the rise of machine learning, the continual march of job automation, and the potential that comes with decentralization technologies. LITA members are ideally situated to help lead the profession through the next decade of radical change emerging from these technologies. Should I be elected, I will work with LITA to empower members and help to educate the profession to prepare for these changes, as well as the related problematic areas of privacy and algorithmic bias. We cannot risk the cementing of power structures that disadvantage the marginalized and that reinforce existing social hegemonies. I want to help LITA members create a better future while ensuring that existing prejudice, privilege, and hate does not become embedded in the technologies of tomorrow.
Affiliate Fellow, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University, Boston, MA
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Founder & Director, Measure the Future and LibraryBox Projects
Head of Library Information Technology, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, January 2007-July 2014
Reference & Instruction Librarian, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, June 2005 - December 2007
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Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT)
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Honors and Awards
"Library Spaces and Smart Buildings: Technology, Metrics, and Iterative Design." Library Technology Reports, ALA Techsource. Forthcoming Winter 2018
"Mobile Technology and Libraries." Volume 2 of The Tech Set, Neal Schuman Publishers, 2010. ISBN: 9781555707118
“The Case for Open Hardware in Libraries”. The Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know: A LITA Guide. Book Chapter. ALA Techsource, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-8389-1228-7
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