Professional Leadership Positions

  • Chair- National Network of Libraries of Medicine, SE/A Regional Advisory Committee for Technology (2011- current)

  • Chair- Training Action Group- Information Technology Services, University of Virginia (2011- present)

  • Member- Virtual Projects Committee (Journal of the Medical Library Association; 2012-present)

  • Chair Designate; Member- Medical Library Association’s Technology Advisory Committee (current)

  • Ex officio member: Medical Library Association’s Research Task Force (2013- present)

  • Invited panelist on the Medical Library Association’s 2012 Conference’s Tech Trends panel

A Sample of my Webinars

Digital Engagement

I've given several webinars on 3D Printing since 2012. A link to one of them is provided in the column to the left ("A Sample of my Webinars"), along with the link to a webinar about the Internet of Things.

As an advocate for the Open Data movement, I choose to license all of my slide decks under Creative Commons (via SlideShare), thereby making them available to whomever wants them.

Personal interests

  • I love technology not only for the good that it can do, but because I believe that it’s the closest thing that we Muggles have to magic

  • I’ve been a vegetarian for 24 years, but have no interest in trying to lure others to the Dark Side

  • I get all of my exercise from walking and  foam- sword fighting with my son

  • A long-time geek, I delight in “Star Trek”, “Firefly”, “Warehouse 13”, books by Charles de Lint, graphic novels, anime, steampunk, and memes

  • I’ve been a singer my whole life, and have recently started learning to play the hammered dulcimer.

  • I love to travel and have been fortunate enough to visit Europe, the British Isles, Hawaii, Canada, Kenya, India, and China (where I spent a semester through Furman’s Study Abroad program).

Professional Philosophy

In my professional life, my desire to help people has manifested as a passion for connecting people with the technology that is both right for them, as well as most appropriate for their needs. I teach them how to use it, and provide emotional and practical support as they incorporate it into their work. I don't believe in one-shot consultations, but rather in building a trust relationship that encourages the user to contact me anytime he/she has a question.

Posters & Publications

  • Barker, K., Denton, A. “New Measures of Success: Altmetrics & the Changing Face of Scholarly Impact”. Poster Session. Medical Library Association (MLA) Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. May 16-21, 2014.

  • Chiplock, A., Barker, K., Mauldin, M., Miles, A., von Isenburg, M., Wright, A., and Youngkin, A. "Emerging Technologies Help Bridge the Gap... Health Information + Community." Poster Session. Southern Chapter/Medical Library Association (SC/MLA) Annual Meeting. Ridgeland, MS. October 17-20, 2013.

  • Barker, K., Chiplock, A., Mauldin, M., Miles, A., von Isenburg, M., Wright, A., and Youngkin, A. "Identifying barriers to break technological boundaries: A needs assessment of regional medical librarians ." Poster Session. Southern Chapter/Medical Library Association (SC/MLA) Annual Meeting. Ridgeland, MS. October 17-20, 2013.

  • Chiplock, A., Barker, K., Mauldin, M., Miles, A., von Isenburg, M., Wright, A., and Youngkin, A. "Emerging Technologies Help Bridge the Gap... Health Information + Community." Poster Session. Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association (MAC/MLA) Annual Meeting. Pittsburgh, PA. October 13-15, 2013.

  • Barker, K., Chiplock, A., Mauldin, M., Miles, A., von Isenburg, M., Wright, A., and Youngkin, A. "Identifying barriers to break technological boundaries: A needs assessment of regional medical librarians ." Poster Session. Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association (MAC/MLA) Annual Meeting. Pittsburgh, PA. October 13-15, 2013.

  • “The implementation of embedded quick response codes into library resources to improve service delivery”; Journal of the Medical Library Association. 2012 January; 100(1)68-71.  http://1.usa.gov/yN4n6c

  • Poster accepted for the MAC-MLA conference, 2010.

  • “Care and feeding of a candidate”, Georgia Library Quarterly. 2002. 39(3)

  • Case study for “Successful Academic Marketing Case Histories”, a section of ALA’s “Outreach Toolkit for Academic Librarians”. 2002.

  • “The last unicorn? Library outreach where you might not expect it”, The Shy Librarian. 2012 2(2).

  • “Who teaches? Who learns?”, AAHE Bulletin v51 n1-10 1998-1999.

Work History

Work History
Jun 2011 - Present

Emerging Technologies & Systems Manager

Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, the University of Virginia

In 2011, the Library was reorganized and, as a result, two formerly separate departments were blended into one, and I was made its manager. In addition to my emerging technologies, consults, and teaching responsibilities, I also began to oversee most aspects of the Library's technology program (both public and staff), as well as supervise three people.

Jun 2010 - Jun 2011

Emerging Technologies Librarian

Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, the University of Virginia

As the Emerging Technologies Librarian, my job was twofold: to assist both my fellow librarians and our patrons with both identifying the best technologies for their classroom and presentation needs, and also teaching them how to use the technologies that they chose.

Education

Education
Jun 1998 - Jul 1999

MLIS

University of South Carolina
Sep 1992 - Jun 1996

Bachelor of Arts

Furman University