Shifted Jenny Levine

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User Name
Shifted Jenny Levine
Organization
American Library Association

Interests

Interests
  • Civic Engagement
  • Copyright
  • Distance Learning
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Equity of Access
  • Games and Gaming
  • Intellectual Freedom
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Issues
  • Leadership
  • New ALA Members
  • Organizational Change
  • Popular Culture
  • Privacy
  • Social Media & Networks
  • Technology
  • Training
  • Trends and Forecasting
  • Virtual Communities and Libraries
  • Type of Libraries
  • Academic
  • Association
  • Federal
  • Information-related organization
  • Library School
  • Rural
  • School / Media Center
  • State Library
  • Urban

  • Recent Posts

    DiscussionQR Codes Presentation 4 years 5 months ago
    Online DocFrequently Asked Questions about "Groups" in ALA Connect 4 years 6 months ago
    EventACPL Library Camp 5 years 2 months ago
    Event2009 Annual WAC Meeting 5 years 2 months ago
    Online Doc2009 Midwinter WAC Report 5 years 4 months ago

    Bio

    Bio
    I've been working at ALA since August 2006. I'm a passionate advocate for gaming in libraries so I've coordinated two <a href="http://gaming.techsource.ala.org">Gaming, Learning, and Libraries symposia</a> since that time. I'm also the primary staff person working on the implementation of the ALA Connect site. On my own time, I run <a href="http://theshiftedlibrarian.com">The Shifted Librarian</a> blog. I also give presentations and have run workshops and classes. You can view slides from all of these on <a href="http://theshiftedlibarain.pbwiki.com">my Presentations wiki</a>. My goal is to help libraries become more nimble to adapt to their users and not expect them to adapt to us. I believe Library 2.0 helps us do that. In my former personal life, I ran the first library-related blog, <a href="http://jennyscybrary.lishost.org/sitejour.html">The Librarians' Site du Jour</a>, which lasted from 1995-1999.

    Work

    Current Work
    American Library Association (Other)
    Strategy Guide
    Chicago, IL, USA
    2006
    I'm the Strategy Guide for the American Library Association, which means I get to work on all kinds of cool web-related stuff. I coordinate our <a href="http://ngd.ala.org">National Gaming Day</a> initiative, and I'm the lead person for <em>ALA Connect</em>.

    Past Work Experience
    Suburban Library System (Library System)
    Internet Development Specialist and Strategy Guide
    Burr Ridge, IL
    1997 - 2006

    Grande Prairie Public Library District (Public Library)
    Technology Coordinator
    Hazel Crest, IL
    1996 - 1997

    Calumet City Public Library (Public Library)
    Reference Librarian
    Calumet City, IL
    1992 - 1995

    Education

    Masters of Library Science, 1992
    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    Journalism, Broadcast News, 1990
    University of Kansas

    Certified Network Administrator, Novell, 1996
    Moraine Valley Community College