Thursday, September 27, 2007

Announcing Our Series Librarian: Gary Price!

I am really excited to be able to introduce the Series Librarian for The Annick LIVEbrary program: Gary Price!

Gary is Director of Online Resources for the search engine, That means Gary is that rare breed of uberlibrarian who assists other librarians all over the world with finding things on the Internet. He is the librarian's librarian -- reaching out to librarians to find out how he can make their lives easier -- well, at least make their Internet searches easier.

Gary is perhaps best known as the founder and co-editor -- with Shirl Kennedy -- of ResourceShelf, an amazing online news source for researchers, librarians, journalists and educators. Be sure to check out the section on Information Literacy, which has a lot to do with the Media Awareness program we are offering in the LIVEbrary this season.

You can read a terrific interview with Gary Price conducted by Andrew Richard Albanese for Library Journal (3/20/2006). You'll also find Gary quoted as the know-it-all in this CNET article by Candace Lombardi about how we're missing a lot of what's available online (July 23, 2007).

Gary was awarded the 2004/2005 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne State Library and Information Science Program. In 2004, he was the co-recipient of the Agnes Henbry Award from the News Division of the Special Libraries Association and in the summer of 2002 he received the Innovations in Technology Award, also from the Special Libraries Association. From 1995 - 2001, Gary worked as a Reference Librarian at George Washington University.

As our Series Librarian, Gary will be reviewing our instructions, lesson plans, and other LIVEbrary materials and assisting with our live chats. Do you have questions for Gary Price? You can add them as comments in this thread -- or visit with Gary before and during our LIVEbrary chats.

Gary Price, welcome to The LIVEbrary and thank you for helping us with our program!

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