Andy Burkhardt was most recently the Assistant Director for Digital Strategy at the Champlain College library (winner of the 2012 ACRL Excellence Award) in Burlington, VT. This blog won the 2011 Salem Press blog awards for best academic library blog. Professionally, he is interested in technology in the service of education, social media, information literacy, organizational development, and innovation in libraries. He has presented on these topics at local, regional and national conferences.

Personally, he’s interested in dinosaurs, finding adventures (preferably outdoors), reflecting, and the internet.

He has created and implemented numerous technologies in the service of libraries including online information literacy modules, mobile phone polling, video tutorials, various social media accounts, a jQuery mobile website, and instant messaging for reference among others. He’s passionate about finding thoughtful technological solutions to problems in higher education.

Dedicated to the idea that librarians are first and foremost educators, he is continually looking for ways to improve himself and learn more about teaching methods, pedagogy, educational theory, assessment and instructional design. In the summer of 2010 he participated in the teacher track of ACRL’s Immersion program.

He earned his MLIS from UW-Madison’s School of Library and Information Studies. And his BA in philosophy was obtained at St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN.

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