The State Library has hired a new Library Technology Consultant to take over the projects that were being handled by Eric Gustafson. Earl Givens, Jr. is currently in the final year of the MLS Program at the School of Library and Information Management (SLIM) at Emporia State University and will be graduating in May 2010. He has focused his studies within librarianship on information technology. His technological experience ranges from database design and management to web design and development, and he has an overall familiarity with working technology.
Earl’s Bachelor of Arts degree is in American History/Museum Studies with a second field of study in Anthropology. He also has over ten years of customer service experience. He is an Ordained Minister and has been an Assistant Pastor at his local church for over two years. In his spare time, Earl enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, fishing, and playing video games.
Earl will be working with Audiobooks, Music and More, ELMeR support, the State Library website, the Kansas Library Card, HomeworkKansas and WebJunction. The State Library staff members have been delighted to welcome Earl and fervently hope he will be very happy in his new professional home.