Monika Antonelli is a Reference / Instruction Librarian at Minnesota State Mankato. From 1992 to 2007 she worked as a Reference Librarian at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. Currently she is serving her third term as an ALA Councilor at Large. In 2005 she received certification in permaculture design from Earth Activist Training (EAT) where she studied with the author and activist, Starhawk and permaculture guru Penny Livingston-Stark. She runs the web site Green Libraries at http://greenlibraries.org and is the administrator for the Yahoo discussion group, Sustainable Mankato. In her community she serves as a member of the Greater Mankato Peak Oil Taskforce.
Chad F. Boeninger is the Reference & Instruction Technology Coordinator at Ohio University’s Alden Library. In his role he serves as a Reference Librarian, the Business and Economics Bibliographer and the assistant web manager. He is the creator of the Biz Wiki and the Business Blog, and is the administrator of several other blogs and wikis. He has presented and written about a variety of Web 2.0 and library technology tools such as wikis, blogs, instant messaging, open source software, podcasting, gaming, and social software. He thoroughly enjoys sharing and learning with others, and in doing so is constantly striving to make the library a viable resource for years to come. Chad shares his thoughts and ideas about libraries and technology on his blog, Library Voice.
Jennifer Bowen is a co-principal investigator for the eXtensible Catalog Project at the University of Rochester. She has spent her career as a librarian working in the areas of cataloging and metadata, initially as a specialist in music cataloging and more recently as a manager of cataloging and technical services. In recent years she has focused her attention upon metadata standards development (RDA), the FRBR data model, and the use of legacy library metadata in next-generation discovery systems. Jennifer holds masters degrees in library science and historical musicology from the University of Michigan.
Dr. Julie Beth Todaro is the 2007-2008 ACRL President and Dean for Library Services (LS) at the award winning (2001 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries) Austin Community College (ACC) in Austin, Texas. ACC has an enrollment of 33,000 students with seven heavily used campus libraries, five teaching centers, and numerous teaching sites and – of the 33,000 students, over 10,000 distance learning/online students. Julie is a consultant in the areas of management and organizational development and 21st century librarianship including: strategic planning; organizational design and effectiveness; budgeting; professional development and continuous learning; community partnerships; customer service and information literacy. She presents workshops for academic, public, special and school librarians including: “Staffing Issues for the 21st Century: Managing and Working in the Libraries of Tomorrow;” “Integrating Learning with Work: Designing the 21st Century Learning Library;” “21st Century Organizational Effectiveness;” “Collaborating, Partnering, Cooperating: The Good, the Bad and the Future;” “Cutting Edge Redux: New and “Used” Programs and Services with a 21st Century Spin” and “Incorporating Outcomes into Library Measurement and Assessment.”