Gullett, Matt M.S., M.A.
Topics: Information Literacy, Instruction, Internet and Web, Libraries - Buildings and Space, Libraries - Values and Services, Management, Technology, Library Electronic Resources, Youth Services, Other
Speakers Topics: Creativity, Emerging Technology, Innovation, Multimedia & Digital Learning.
Consultant - Technology & Innovation Consulting
University Place, WA 98466
Will travel: Yes
Charges fee: sometimes
Speaker's email: email@example.com
Speaker's Bio/Recent Trainings
Work Areas/Experiences: Innovation Consultant for Schools and Libraries; Former Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County Emerging Technology Manager.
Specialties: Technology planning, programming, teaching and learning. Digital creativity environment/space creation in Schools, Libraries, Community Technology Centers & Museums.
Current Projects: King County Library System: Digital Design Lab & Game Design Workshops; Hennepin County Library: Media MashUp IMLS Grant Consultant; Providence Associates: Digital Creativity Space & Service Planning.
2002 Alliance Library System's Technology Award
2006 Library Journal Mover and Shaker Designation
Governing.com: Revolution in the Stacks (http://www.governing.com/article/revolution-stacks) --
"Traditionally, people have come to the library to find things that fit into the stories of their lives," says Matt Gullett, the Charlotte library's director of emerging technologies. "When toddlers come in to learn how to read, it fits the story of how they are growing in life. When adults come in, and they love checking out mysteries or romance novels, it fits the story of those individuals. What we are trying to do now is to give people the ability to tell their own stories. We're equipping people to use digital cameras, sound equipment and software. It appears to be entertainment in some ways, but at the same time, they're learning how to interact with this world we're creating with digital media and the culture that results from that media. That's a big thing."
Library Journal: 2006 Movers & Shakers: Trendsetter - Matt Gullett (http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6312517.html)
“Libraries have always been about technology—the book is one of our best technologies,” emphasizes Matt Gullett. He sees IT as a natural extension, implementing technology “to serv[e] our community…and [set] the library in a different and more innovative place in the minds of our public.”