October 16-18 preconference workshops October 15 Monterey Marriott
Monterey, California

Justin Kovalcik

Director of Library Information Technology
California State University (CSU)–Northridge

Justin Kovalcik has served as the Directory of Library IT at the California State University Northridge Oviatt Library since December 2013. As the Director, Justin leads the Library Systems Group (LSG) which is comprised of 3 units (Learning Commons, Systems Support, and Web Services) that include 8 full time employees and over 30 student assistants. Areas of responsibility include: server administration (Windows, Mac, Linux), computer management (Desktops, Laptops, Tablets), Library Web Presence, Learning Commons and Makerspace, and Automated Storage & Retrieval System (ASRS - the first ASRS system used in a Library in the world).

Like many others, Justin started his library career as a student worker and moved through many departments of the University of Houston Library until accepting his first Systems Librarian position at the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2009.

In 2012, Justin had the pleasure of aiding in the construction and development of a library from the ground up while deployed to Afghanistan as part of the West Point team of advisors to the National Military Academy of Afghanistan.

Library interests include: instruction, web, systems support, makerspaces, user policies, safety & security, asrs, and emerging technologies.  

Internet Librarian 2018

Thursday October 18, 2018

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

B303: Makerspaces & Collaboration

Internet Librarian 2016

Wednesday October 19, 2016

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

A303: Incubators, Coding, Creative Media Studios

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