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Contact Information

Email: tscasserley[at]gmail.com

Phone: (913) 424-4861

Thomas Sean Casserley (Sean) is the Director of the Johnson County Library

He has worked in the library technology field for 20+ years starting as a Network Specialist and he is the head of Bibliographic and Information Technology Services.

Additionally, He has written a contributing article “Learning 2.0 at the ACPL” that was published in the Library Technology Report “Web 2.0 and Libraries Part 2: Trends and Technology” by Michael Stephens. Sean co-authored the “Unified Communications for Public Libraries” study with Garrett Myers and has done consulting for Willard and Princeton Public Libraries.

His new book, “Library Video and Webcasts” published by Neal-Schuman, will be released in March, 2010 and has had positive reviews, including “The first book of its kind…from the author who clearly know his stuff.” – –Michael Stephens, Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Dominican University

Sean is a winner of the Information Today InfoTubey Award for the “Reference Zombies” video in 2008, which was also a finalist for the Thomson Gale Librareo Award in 2007, and with Kay Gregg, he has created a number of well-known library videos, including the iACPL series, the “Conversations” series with a number of influential people in the Library realm, and his new video “Vade Mecam.”

Sean also speaks on topics ranging from Emerging Library Technologies to Excellence in Leadership in libraries.

His current focus is on how to identify and exhibit excellent leadership qualities, and in these difficult economic times with his experience managing the back-end functions of the library, how to streamline and improve the way the library functions using technology and best practices, while encouraging cooperation and creating a healthy atmosphere that understands and fosters change.

Sean enjoys many activities and hobbies, including cross country skiing, surfing, swimming, running and cycling, playing the guitar, cartooning, fiction writing, drawing and animation and creating small movies and videos.

Along with his wife, he enjoys international traveling, ballroom dancing and aikido and together they ran an aikido dojo for several years.

Sean blogs at deep.bluedei.com


Speaking schedule

2011

Nov 15th Indiana Library Federation Topic “Oodles of Googles”

Sept 16th ACPL Library Camp Topic “Google+”

2010

Apr 14th Computers in Libraries Topic The 24th Thing. Building on 23 Things

Mar 3rd COSUSI Sirsi/Dynix Conference Topic SOPAC on Sirsi

May 11th ILF District 3 Topic: Everything Google

June 23rd ALA unconference

2009

Internet Librarian

Lights, Camera, Action: Making library videos

2008

Jan. 3rd Northeast Indiana Technical Association

Location: Allen County Public Library

Topic: Data/Computer network design and implementation

Jan 21st NIPR

Location :NPR

Topic Learning 2.0 @ ACPL

April 24th Indiana Library Federation.

Location: Noble County Public Library.

Topic Youtube at your library.

September 15th Library Camp

Topic Transforming your organization

Oct 22nd Internet Librarian

Topic Light, Camera, Action. Making movies

2007

Nov 2nd Indiana Online Users Group

Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library

Topic Learning 2.0 at the Allen County Public Library

Nov 9th
Allen County Public Library 9 am – 10:15 am

Topic Open Source Software

Biographical Information

• Head of Information Technology, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne Indiana.
• Bachelors of Science, Mathematics, Purdue University.
• MSCE, CCNA and AIX Certified Specialist.
• Created the popular iACPL YouTube series and the Reference Zombies video which was a finalist for the Gale-Thompson Libereo award.
• Currently working with Kay on a new YouTube series called “Conversations” which feature conversations with important library people. Part 1 of the Conversations with Jeff Krull has been released and the video for Conversations with Stephen Abram is ready to be edited.
• Led and coordinated the ACPL’s new Learning 2.0 program helping library staff explore new online technologies such as Flickr, MySpace, Blogs, Wikis, RSS feeds and podcasting.
• Led Digital Collaborative team through a complete redesign of the library’s web site.

Consulting

Princeton Public Library, NJ
Reviewed state of technology and provided a recommended two year technology plan.
Willard Library, MI
Reviewed their Request for Proposal for Integrated Library System.
City of Fort Wayne on VoIP solution
Recommended steps the city needed to take to move forward with a VoIP solution.

Published

  • Article published in Library Technology Report Web 2.0 & Librarie, Part 2 Trends and Technologies.
  • Coauthored Unified Communications for Public Libraries with Garrett Myers. A case study on phone system procurement for Public Libraries.

ORGANIZATIONS
American Library Association
Library Information Technology Association
Professional Advisory Board for Indiana Purdue University.
Allen County Education Consortium member.

BLOG
Innovation through Design http://deep.bluedei.com

Awards

Infotubey 2008 for Library Zombies

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