Program Session

Session: Technology Dreamin': New Applications for Current and Emerging Technologies

Monday, May 29
1:00 PM - 2:25 PM
Room: 603



Program Session

Harold Bright IV

Electronic Resources Librarian
A.T. Still University of Health Sciences
Mesa, Arizona

Harold Bright, AHIP is the Arizona Campus Branch Manager and the Electronic Resources Librarian at A.T. Still Memorial Library of A.T. Still University (ATSU). Previous to entering the medical library environment, he worked in public libraries for thirteen years in both children's and adult services with his last position being Director of Adult and Teen Services of the Farmington Libraries in Connecticut. He is passionate about using technology to serve the needs of his service clientele. To that end, he developed Spanish language library web services, helped create new online service paradigms at both the regional and local levels (e-books, Nooks, downloadable music) and migrated a public library integrated library system (ILS) to an open source system (Koha). Most recently, he directed the creation of ATSU library's discovery system centered around the Still OneSearch (EBSCO's EDS product) discovery tool and created a Clinical Rotations app for students.

He has served on the national board of REFORMA, the executive board of the Connecticut Library Association, and as a member of the Connecticut State Digital Library Advisory Board. He is the incoming chair for the EMTS section and the alternate MLA chapter rep for MLGSCA. He has presented about technology and language in several venues. He received his bachelor's of Spanish and Latin American Studies from Arizona State University and his MLS from the University of Arizona. He enjoys travel, cooking, and the occasional sci-fi space opera.

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