Letter from the Editor (June 2019)





Highlights of this issue include a new look to journal, regular columns, and the 2019 LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award-winning paper

Author Biography

Kenneth J. Varnum, University of Michigan

Ken Varnum is Librarian and Senior Program Manager for Discovery, Delivery, and Library Analytics at the University of Michigan Library. In this role, Ken is responsible for the library's discovery interfaces (the "MLibrary" single search tool, ArticlesPlus, Search Tools, etc.), delivery interfaces, and the library's evolving and emerging analytics infrastructure. He received a master's degree from the University of Michigan's School of Information and his Bachelor of Arts from Grinnell College. Over his two decades working with public-facing technology in academic, corporate, and special libraries, he has gained a deep appreciation and understanding of the need to tailor systems and interfaces to the local user base. A frequent speaker and author, Ken presents and writes about discovery systems, library analytics, and technology. In addition to numerous articles and chapters, he wrote "Drupal in Libraries" (2012), compiled the LITA Guide "The Top Technologies every Librarian Needs to Know" (2014), and edited Lorcan Dempsey's "The Network Reshapes the Library" (2014). His most recent book, "Exploring Discovery: The Front Door to Your Library’s Licensed and Digitized Content" was published by ALA Editions in 2016. He blogs at rss4lib.com and can be found on Twitter at @varnum.




How to Cite

Varnum, K. J. (2019). Letter from the Editor (June 2019). Information Technology and Libraries, 38(2), 1. https://doi.org/10.6017/ital.v38i2.11241