Cindi Trainor is a Community Specialist & Trainer for Springshare, where she
helps customers make the best use of their LibGuides, LibAnswers, LibCal and LibAnalytics
systems. 

She is formerly the Coordinator for Library Technology and Data Services at Eastern
Kentucky University Libraries, where together with her awesome staff she planned for,
implemented, maintained and assessed technology in the libraries. She is also the former
Director of Library/Information Technology for the Claremont Colleges Library in southern
California and spent several years on the Electronic Resources & Support Team at the
University of Kentucky Libraries. 

Cindi enjoys making and sharing her observations with the world, whether writing about
emerging technology, posting photos to flickr, or tweeting the latest wise words from her
daughters. She is active in LITA, where she currently serves as an officer on the Board
of Directors. Cindi lives in Central Kentucky and Southwest Connecticut. 

Articles

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"Rethinking Library Linking: Making OpenURL Better with Data, Data, and More Data" (with Jason S. Price), American Libraries (2010)

An excerpt of a longer Library Technology Reports publication.

 

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Rethinking Linking: Breathing New Life into OpenURL (with Jason Price), Library Technology Reports (2010)

[manuscript] In this issue of Library Technology Reports, authors Cindi Trainor and Jason Price revisit...

 

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Will Social Media Activism Rescue Besieged Libraries?, American Libraries (2010)

Although budget crises abound, libraries have become richer for the outpouring of support from devoted—and...

 

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Planning for a Mobile Site, American Libraries (2010)

Six steps to a mobile site for your library.

 

Presentations

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Subject Snapshots (with Cristina Tofan), LITA Forum 2011 (2011)

The goal of our project is to produce a comprehensive picture of the use of...

 

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focus: using data to aid decision-making, State Library of New South Wales' Futures Forum 2011 (2011)

The data collected by libraries manually and automatically is wide and diverse. How can library...

 

The Darien Statements: Why Should You Decide Your Own Core Philosophy? (with John Blyberg and Kathryn Greenhill), Public Libraries of Western Australia (2011)

What is a library, why does it exist and what role do librarians play in...

 

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Applying User Experience (UX) Design (with John Blyberg), Internet Librarian 2010 (2010)

UX is for everyone. Hear how a public and an academic library are changing the...

 

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Learning to See: Deciding with Library Data, Internet Librarian 2010 (2010)

Trainor shows how to take your library beyond anecdotes to start putting the data to...

 

Papers

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The Permanent Now: Photography and the Human Experience (2010)

This essay examines how people document and learn about the passage of time through photography,...

 

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The Darien Statements on the Library and Librarians (with John Blyberg and Kathryn Greenhill) (2009)

On March 26th, Darien Library hosted an event called “In the Foothills: A Not-Quite-Summit on...

 

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Open Source, Crowd Source: harnessing the power of the people behind our libraries (2008)

Presented at the Bridging Worlds 2008 Conference in Singapore, this paper was later published in...