Carson Block

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Carson Block

Carson has lead, managed, and supported library technology efforts for more than 15 years, working with public, school, academic, and special libraries of all sizes, ranging from direct technology support to large-scale projects. His colleagues refer to him as a “geek who speaks English.” He enjoys acting as a bridge between the worlds of librarians and hard-core technologists. “I feel my calling is to demystify technology for the uninitiated, and to help IT professionals understand and support the goals of libraries.” As IT Director for the Poudre River Public Library District in Colorado, he has led multiple technology projects and project teams (including network infrastructure overhauls, a conversion to RFID, patron self-service kiosks, and technology design and construction for new library construction), and contributed to the successful effort to create a library district.