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Meet Megan Danak, Leading Edge Speaker!

Meet Megan Danak, Leading Edge Speaker!

Megan Danak is an Administrative Librarian at the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library. She has worked with teens and toddlers in libraries, managed branches and social media, and led the team that launched The Hive, THPL’s maker initiative. She currently coordinates public tech programs with THPL’s Learning Experiences department. At the Leading Edge Libraries conference, she will be talking about MOOCs.

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Meet Maria Atilano, Leading Edge Speaker!

Meet Maria Atilano, Leading Edge Speaker!

Maria Atilano (@unflibrary) is the Student Outreach Librarian at the University of North Florida’s Thomas G. Carpenter Library in Jacksonville, Florida. She began working in academic libraries in 2002 as a student employee while studying at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Maria is an advocate for social listening and engagement, and has made a name for herself with researching, writing, and presenting about social media use by academic libraries. For information about her publications and presentations, visit her Selected Works page.

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Meet AJ Johnson, Leading Edge Speaker!

Meet AJ Johnson, Leading Edge Speaker!

AJ Johnson has been working in Data Management for 18 years, managing several collections across the Walt Disney World Resort property consisting of more than 1 million records.  In addition to several online repositories, he manages physical library locations housing hard copy engineering drawings, technical documentation, and show documentation.  Among these collections are original hand-drawn drawings, operation and maintenance manuals, show photography, and material samples, including fur, feathers, carpet, tile, and paint.

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Meet Robert Anstett, Leading Edge Speaker!

Robert “BOB” Anstett is the Coordinator for Digital Initiatives for Broward County Libraries. I am in charge of the Creation Station at Main Library in Fort Lauderdale as well as Creation Station Business and other creative spaces around Broward County. I like to say that I “live in the future” where I get to work with 3D printing, creative design, hands on maker projects and robotics. I am currently organizing and running a robotics track for the public to learn coding and building robots, as well as a Virtual Reality (VR) track with an Oculus Rift & HTC Vive along with other VR & Augmented Reality (AR) gear such as the Microsoft HoloLens available for the public to try out and develop on. I work at building connections with the local community and the library, along with with fostering cooperation between libraries around the State of Florida and beyond.

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Thank You to our 2018 Conference Sponsors

ARC Document Solutions (Silver Sponsor)

EBSCO (Silver Sponsor)

ProQuest (Silver Sponsor)

ELSEVIER (Breakfast Sponsor)

IEEE XPlore Digital Library (Sponsor)

University of South Florida (Table Sponsor)