Keynote: a Loud Voice in the Library!

Photo: Gary GreenA round of applause for Gary Green (Technical Librarian, Surrey County Council Library Service), who’ll be kicking us off on the 8th with a keynote presentation on : “Loud Library Voices: Campaigning, The Web, Journalists & The Offline World“.

Gary graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a BA(Hons) degree in Information and Library Management in 2004. Following graduation he worked in higher education libraries. He has worked for Surrey County Council Public Library Service for 13 years, initially starting out as a cataloguer. His current position within the Virtual Content Team, as Technical Librarian, is to oversee catalogue development, EDI support and support the development of on-line web and social media services for the library service.

He is also a founder member of Voices For The Library, a campaign dedicated to defending the values of public libraries. See also Gary’s own blog at:

We’ll follow up Gary’s keynote with a practical mashing session about using Web 2.0 tools to help save libraries.