Life as a Librarian

Warner Librarian presents at international conference!

Our very own Mark Puterbaugh is a rock star in the librarian profession. He recently returned from Trondheim, Norway after presenting at the Emerging Technologies in Academic Libraries conference (emtacl ’12).

Mark and Hua Sun (learn more about Hua here!) presented on their ongoing collaboration between Eastern University’s Warner Library in PA and Shandong University of the Arts in Shandong Province in the PRC.

“The presentation discusses how international collaborations may occur through the use of social media, the difficulties faced by such collaborations and the necessity and benefits of working with international colleagues. The presentation addresses the challenges in forming international collaborations, taking into consideration physical distance, technological variations, culture, language and the role that social media can play in overcoming these obstacles.” —

Mark had an amazing time in Trondheim, not only taking in the beautiful Norweign landscape, but also networking and learning from librarian colleagues from around the world. Click on the link below to view Mark and Hua’s presentation slides.

The Possibilities of Social Media to Promote International Collaboration

Also, here are some action shots of Mark and Hua presenting as well as some Mark took when traveling through Norway to get to the conference in Trondheim.

emtacl ’12 photographs taken by Nils Kristian Th. Eikeland/NTNU
Norway landscape photographs taken by Mark Puterbaugh

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