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Ben Rawlins

Library Director

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Education

  • MLS, University of Kentucky
  • MA, History, Marshall University
  • BS, History, University of Rio Grande

Publications

Books

  • “Mobile Technology and Libraries: A LITA Guide.” Rowman & Littlefield, September 2016.

  • “Mobile Devices: A Practical Guide for Librarians.” Rowman & Littlefield, December 2014.

Book Chapters

  • Making the Library Mobile on a Shoestring Budget in “Mobile Library Services: Best Practices.” March 2013.  Co-authored with Helen Bischoff and Michele Ruth.

Articles

  • “Research Genius: A Collaborative Project by Library and Teaching Faculty,” Online Searcher, Volume 40 Issue 6 (November/December 2016).

  • “Edward Dudley Brown,” entry for the Kentucky African American Encyclopedia.  2015.

  • “John Morton-Finney,” entry for the Kentucky African American Encyclopedia.  2015.

  • “Extending Library Services with QR Codes,” The Reference Librarian, Volume 54 Issue 4 (2012).  Co-authored with Dantrea Hampton and Amanda Peach.

  • “Reaching Mobile Users with QR Codes,” Kentucky Libraries, Volume 75 Issue 2 (Spring 2011).  Co-authored with Dantrea Hampton and Amanda Peach.
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Presentations

  • The Dark Knight: Batman, the Joker, and FDN 111, Faculty Forum – Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY, November 2016.

  • Research Genius: A Project Developed in Collaboration with Teaching Faculty, Internet Librarian Conference, Monterey, CA, October 2016.

  • Going All In: Transitioning Your Library Website to LibGuides CMS with Amanda Peach, AIKCU Technology Conference, Louisville, KY, June 2016.

  • Research Genius: A Project Developed in Collaboration with Teaching Faculty with Andrew Adler, Kentucky Library Association Joint Spring Conference, Cumberland Falls, KY, April 2016.

  • Research Genius: A Project Developed in Collaboration with Teaching Faculty, Computers in Libraries Conference, Washington, D.C., March 2016.

  • Transitioning to Worldshare with Michele Ruth and Brandi Duggins, AIKCU Technology Conference, Somerset, KY, June 2015.

  • Using Google Analytics to Develop Responsive Websites, Computers in Libraries Conference, Washington, D.C., April 2015.

  • A World of Change: Transitioning to OCLC WorldShare Management System and Implications for Library Services with Michele Ruth and Helen Bischoff, Kentucky Library Association Joint Spring Conference, Prestonsburg, KY, April 2015.

  • Mobile Technology and Libraries, Special Library Association KY Chapter Meeting, Georgetown, KY, March, 2015.

  • Realizing Results, Panelist, Midwest WorldShare Management Services Users Group, Greencastle, IN, October 2014.

  • Beyond the Writing Workshop: Exploring All Resources for Writing Support, Faculty Workshop – Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY, February 2014.

  • Beyond the Library: Creating a Mobile Campus Tour at Georgetown College, Indiana Online Users Group, Indianapolis, IN, November 2013.

  • Shelflister, Ex Libris Bluegrass Users Group (eBUG), Georgetown, KY, June 2013.

  • Time to Go Mobile: Creating a Mobile Campus Tour at Georgetown College, AIKCU Technology Conference, Columbia, KY, June 2013.

  • Time to Go Mobile: Creating a Mobile Campus Tour at Georgetown College, Kentucky Library Association Joint Spring Conference, Lucas, KY, March 2013.

  • Mobile Users Meet the Mobile Library, AIKCU Technology Conference, Louisville, KY, June 2012.

  • Adding QR Codes to the Library Catalog, Ex Libris Users of North America, Salt Lake City, UT, May 2012.

  • Making the Library Mobile on a Shoestring Budget, with Helen Bischoff, Kyle Potter and Michele Ruth. Handheld Librarian Online Conference VI, February 2012.

  • Making Smartphone Smarter in the Library: Reaching Mobile Users with QR Codes, with University of Utah Librarians Nancy Lombardo and Anne Morrow. Library Information Technology Association National Forum, Saint Louis, MO, October 2011.

  • Mobile Services and QR Codes, LITA Mobile Computing Interest Group Meeting at ALA Annual, New Orleans, LA, June 2011.

  • What’s This? Adding QR Codes in the Catalog, Kentucky Voyager Users Group Annual Conference, Springfield, KY, June 2011.

  • The Hidden Library: Share Your Worth by Marketing Your Electronic Resources, with Dantrea Hampton, Amanda Peach and Debbra Tate. Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians Annual Conference, Oxford, OH, May 2011.

  • The Whole Buffalo: Improving Our Professional Image with Limited Resources, with Amanda Peach and Debbra Tate. Kentucky Library Association/Special Library Association Joint Spring Conference, Prestonsburg, KY, April 2011.

  • Libraries and QR Codes, Handheld Librarian Online Conference IV, February 2011.

  • Application and Mobility: Extending Library Services with QR Codes, as part of the panel Layers of Reality: Extending Library Services and Resources through QR Codes and Augmented Reality, RUSA/MARS Hot Topics in Electronic Reference Discussion Group at the ALA Midwinter Meeting, San Diego, CA, January 2011.

  • Citation Generators, QR Codes, Wordless and Other Technology Trends You Don’t Understand (But Should), Paul G. Blazer Library Brown Bag Lunch Series, Frankfort, KY, October 2010.

  • The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Amin Al-Husseini, Phi Alpha Theta History Conference, Rio Grande, OH, April 2005.