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Chad Mairn

Librarian, Innovation Lab Manager
St. Petersburg College

Picture of Chad MairnChad Mairn is a librarian, teacher, author, and self-described geek who frequently shares his enthusiasm for 'all-things technology' as a speaker at library and technology conferences. He is an Information Services Librarian, Assistant Professor, and manages the Innovation Lab at St. Petersburg College. In October 2015, the Innovation Lab received a $7,500 Curiosity Creates grant from the Walt Disney Company in collaboration with ALA’s Association for Library Service to Children to expand their successful Maker Boot Camp series that helps “promote exploration and discovery for children ages 6 to 14.” Imagination and originality, flexibility, decision-making, communication and self-expression, collaboration, and motivation are the critical components of creativity that the Maker Boot Camp has integrated into their curriculum.  Here is the Maker Boot Camp documentary film.

While an undergraduate studying Humanities at the University of South Florida (USF), Chad was awarded a Library of Congress Fellowship archiving Leonard Bernstein's personal papers. During his Library and Information Science (LIS) graduate work, also at USF, Chad became a technology liaison between the Bill Gates Learning Foundation and Florida public libraries.

Much of Chad's recent interests have focused around mobile and emerging technologies. Chad has written a couple of book chapters and numerous articles on library technologies. In 2016, Chad was awarded the League of Innovation Excellence Award in Teaching and Learning for Innovation in the Use of Technology!

Chad plays drums in Low Season and he also co-organizes Gulf Coast Maker and Comic-Con, which is held each year at the St. Petersburg College Seminole Campus.

Internet Librarian 2019

Internet Librarian 2018

  • Monday, October 15, 2018
    • 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. W12: Getting Started in Augmented & Virtual Reality (AR & VR)
  • Thursday, October 18, 2018
    • 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. From Makerspace to Solve Space: A Road Map

Internet Librarian 2017

  • Sunday, October 22, 2017
    • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. W6: Makerspace Road Map: Practical Tips & Strategies
    • 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. W12: Getting Started in Augmented & Virtual Reality (AR & VR)

Internet Librarian 2016

  • Wednesday, October 19, 2016
    • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. A302: Libraries: Innovative Spaces to Dream, Think, & Create

Internet Librarian 2012

  • Sunday, October 21, 2012
    • 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. W15: Best Practices in Mobile Development: Building Your First jQuery Mobile App

Internet Librarian 2011

  • Sunday, October 16, 2011
    • 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. W19: Handheld Librarians’ Mobile Tech Tutorial
  • Wednesday, October 19, 2011
    • 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. A303: Practical Considerations for Public & Academic Libraries

Internet Librarian 2010

  • Sunday, October 24, 2010
    • 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. W19: Handheld Librarians’ Mobile Tech Tutorial
  • Monday, October 25, 2010
    • 4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. C106: Mobile Future
  • Tuesday, October 26, 2010
    • 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. C205: Libraries, Ebooks & Econtent: Conversations
  • Wednesday, October 27, 2010
    • 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. B302: Internet Tools & Services to Enhance Learning & Inspire Participation

Internet Librarian 2009

  • Monday, October 26 2009
    • 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. C103: Learning Management Systems: Integrating Services & Content
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