Manager, Policy Research & Library Services
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Research Library & Archive
Kenn Bicknell is Digital Resources Librarian for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Library & Archive, where he oversees web content, strategic initiatives, innovative collaborations, and more than a dozen social media properties for the largest transit-operator transportation library in the United States. He was selected as a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2013, and has been a featured speaker at several national conferences, including Internet Librarian, Computers in Libraries, and the Special Library Association, where he has twice been awarded the Transportation Division’s Innovation Award.
His international speaking engagements include: Internet Librarian International (in addition to serving on its Advisory Board); addresses to the National Library of Norway and the University of Oslo library instruction programme; a featured speaking engagement to the librarians of the European Commission in Brussels and satellite offices in Italy and Luxembourg; the VALA: Libraries, Technology and the Future biennial conference in Melbourne, Australia; talks at SLA Australia / New Zealand Chapter in Melbourne; and a joint meeting of SLA ANZ and the Library and Information Association of New Zealand in Auckland.
Kenn distills developments from across the technology, business, journalism, and media landscapes in his assessment of new tools and resources to help libraries, archives and museums strengthen their community engagement, to think strategically, and to embrace innovation in order to remain not just relevant, but vital cornerstones of society.
Saturday, January 25, 2020
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM