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From the GMR: New Technology Coordinator!

The GMR is delighted to announce that Max Anderson began working as the Technology Coordinator on May 12th.

Max earned his MLIS in 1999 from Florida State University. Shortly after graduating, he worked as a Public Access Computer Trainer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, installing granted computer technology and training ibrarians in rural libraries across the country. While working with the Gates Foundation, Max became involved with the creation of what became WebJunction, an online portal for libraries. He serves as an advocate for WebJunction, and has taught informational courses online about the portal.

From 2003 to 2008, he worked at SOLINET as an Educational Services Instructor. He wrote and taught classes on OCLC products and services, web design, application of social software to libraries, PubMed as part of a web searching class, and general technology to librarians around the Southeast.

Max is a well-known speaker, and has presented at various conferences including: Computers in Libraries, state library conferences, Midwest Chapter of MLA, and Southern Chapter and Mid-Atlantic Chapter of MLA Joint Conference. In 2007, he was invited to Australia and New Zealand by CAVAL to teach classes about social software in libraries. In 2008, he participated in the MLA Webcast on Web 2.0. He recently published an article in the Georgia Library Quarterly on RFID in Libraries. Some of his interests include emerging technologies, web design, planning for library futures and technology change, cataloging, and advocacy and support for libraries.

Max will be attending the MLA meeting in Chicago. Please introduce yourself if you get the opportunity.

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