CV

 Earned Degrees

  • 2011 Masters of Library & Information Science, Valdosta State University
  • 2000 Bachelors of Science in Science, Technology, and Culture, Georgia Inst. of Technology
  • 1998 Bachelors of Science in Economics, Georgia Inst. of Technology

Employment History

  • 2011- Librarian, Georgia Tech Library, Atlanta, GA
  • 2006-2011 Library Associate, Georgia Tech Library, Atlanta, GA
  • 2001-2006 Library Assistant, Georgia Tech Library, Atlanta, GA
  • 2000-2001 Editorial Assistant, Eastgate Systems, Watertown, MA
  • 1996-2000 Library Assistant, Georgia Tech Library, Atlanta, GA

Honors and Awards

  • 2018 Frances Kaiser Award, Georgia Tech Library
  • 2017 Up & Comers award, ATG Media / Charleston Library Conference
  • 2012 Team Award (with Ameet Doshi), Georgia Library Association
  • 2011 Burdell’s Best Award for Outstanding Faculty/Staff Advisor, President’s Council Governing Board and Georgia Tech Ambassadors
  • 2011 9th IFLA International Marketing Award (3rd place) (with Ameet Doshi), International Federation of Library Associations

Librarianship at Georgia Tech

A.    Major Library Services and/or Programs

Public Engagement Librarian

  • Create, coordinate, and support media initiatives for Library outreach
  • Provide ideation, design, and production assistance to the campus community
  • Project manager in the Library Next Portfolio
  • Instructor or embedded librarian in a variety of classes
  • Subject liaison to selected academic units

B.    Instruction

Georgia Tech For-Credit Courses

  • GT-1000: First-year Seminar
  • GT2801/8801: Intro to Podcasting
  • LCC3836-HP The Literature of Work

Other Georgia Tech Instruction

  • Course-integrated instruction in podcast composition and ideation
  • Drop-in classes on Audacity

C.     Library Service Improvement, Innovations, and Other Contributions

  • Knowledge Constellation Blue Sky Workshop, co-organizer, Nov 2-5 2016.
  • Project Manager, Innovation & Ideation Studio Design Team, 2015 – 2016
  • Digital Media Experience Design Team, 2015
  • Virtual Browsing Design Team, 2015
  • Make Your Library an Incubator for Learning workshop, coordinator, Oct 26 2013.
  • Co-creator and co-producer of Lost in the Stacks radio program, 2010—present

Service

A.    Public and Community Service

  • Volunteer, The Collective, Knoxville, TN, 2020.
  • Moderator, “Emerging Technologies and Partnershipsfor Teaching and Learning,” Designing Libraries VIII, Atlanta, GA, Oct 2019.
  • Moderator, author panel, Decatur Book Festival, Decatur, GA, Sep 2019.
  • Moderator, author panel, Decatur Book Festival, Decatur, GA, Sep 2018.
  • Presenter, author interview, Decatur Book Festival, Decatur, GA, Sep 2017.
  • Presenter, Atlanta Zine Fest, Atlanta, GA, Jul 2015.
  • Staff blogger, GLEAN online magazine, Georgia Public Library Service, 2015.
  • Moderator, author panel, Decatur Book Festival, Decatur, GA, Sep 2014.
  • Brown Bag presenter, Special Libraries Association, Atlanta, GA, 2012.
  • Volunteer, Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference, online, 2010, 2012 – 2013.
  • Volunteer, Access Services Conference, Atlanta, GA, 2009, 2011.

B.     Other Professional Activities

  • Audio engineer, Prof. David Hu recording for Booklaunch.london, Atlanta, GA, Aug 2019.
  • Instructor, Zero to Podcast, Atlanta, GA, Mar 2019.
  • Trainer, GLA StoryCorps Project, Atlanta, GA, Aug 2018.
  • Podcasting expert, Emory University Writing Program, Atlanta, GA, Sep 2017.
  • Instructor, Artists Helping Artists, Wonderroot, Atlanta, GA, Mar 2017.
  • Creative consultant, Wonderroot, Atlanta, GA, Oct 2016.
  • Podcasting expert, Emory University Writing Program, Atlanta, GA, Jan 2015.
  • Creative consultant, Murmur Media, Atlanta, GA, Jun 2015.

 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities

A.    Publications

Books

  • Bennett, C., Brown, S., Henson, B., Valk, A. (2014). Next-gen learning spaces. SPEC Kit, 342.

Refereed Book Chapters

  • Bennett, C., and Doshi, A. (2013). From Georgia Tech to the world: leveraging existing campus infrastructure to market the library to a global audience. In D. K. Gupta, C. Koontz, & A. Massisimo (Eds.), Marketing library and information services – II (195-202). Berlin: De Gruyter Saur.

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Neeley, K., Norback, J., Bennett, C., and Laugelli, B. (2020). Communication across divisions: trends emerging from the 2019 annual conference of ASEE and some possibilities for strategic action. 2020 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference Proceedings. Washington, D.C.:  ASEE, 2020.
  • Sorensen, M. S. A. (2018). Digital discovery and architectural interface design: prototyping architectural-scale interfaces for discovery across digital and tangible collections. Journal of Library Administration, 58(7). (Contributed work)
  • Bennett, C., and Bodnar, J. (2010). Academic engagement in the library commons. Public Services Quarterly, 6(1).

B.    Other Publications and Creative Products

C.     Presentations

Keynotes and invited presentations

  • “Failure Confessions: How To Not Write A Grant,” The Collective, Knoxville, TN, Mar 12 2020.
  • “Sonic Literacy: a Manifesto for Libraries in the Age of Podcasts,” Carterette Series Webinars, webinar, Dec 11 2019.
  • “Crit Lib, Capitalism, and Defending the Library,” with Ameet Doshi, keynote address, Mobius Consortium, Independence, MO, June 4 2018.
  • “Up and Comers Award Recipients – Part 5,” invited guest, ATGthePodcast, Charleston: Against the Grain, Apr 16 2018.
  • “What’s the Future?” with Ameet Doshi, keynote address, Access Services Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, Nov 16 2016.
  • “The Conversation of Civilization,” invited speaker, Sunday Assembly, Atlanta, GA, Oct 16 2016.
  • Heat the Bonkers Out of It,” invited guest, Nanovation, Atlanta: School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Jun 15 2016.
  • “Georgia Blood and Southern Love: Lost in the Stacks Live!” with Ameet Doshi, Hollis Gillespie, Wendy Hagenmaier, Monica Miller, Brian Panowich, and Fred Rascoe, commissioned by Decatur Book Festival, Eddie’s Attic, Decatur, GA, Mar 1 2016.
  • Thank You For Your Email, I Will Never Answer It,” invited guest, Nanovation, Atlanta: School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Feb 15 2016.
  • “Reclaiming Dewey, Rebuilding Alexandria: the Library as an Essential Community Resource in the Digital Age,” Friends of the Augusta Library Annual Meeting, keynote speaker, Augusta, GA, Jan 25 2016.
  • “Consilience with Pete and Charlie” with Pete Ludovice, keynote address, Southeastern Library Assessment Conference, Atlanta, GA, Nov 16 2015.
  • “Tinker Teacher Maker Space,” keynote address, TCLC Annual Spring Program, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Apr 24 2015.
  • “College: Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character,” invited speaker, National Honor Society Induction, Druid Hills High School, Atlanta, Georgia, Feb 5 2015.
  • “Creative Collaboration & Useful Failure,” keynote address, CSRA Library Association Conference, Aiken, South Carolina, May 30 2014.
  • “Reimagine Libraries,” TEDx Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia, Apr 5 2014.
  • “Library on the Radio” with Ameet Doshi, Carterette Series Webinars, webinar, Jul 21 2010.
  • “The Commons at the Georgia Tech Library” with Cari Lovins, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, Jun 17 2008.
  • “Libraries and Librarians in the 21st Century: Rebel Without a Clause,” invited guest, Inside the Black Box, [radio program], Atlanta: Radio Sandy Springs.

Submitted

  • “Communicating Scholarship with the Community Through Podcasting,” with Fred Rascoe, USG Teaching & Learning Conference, Athens, GA, April 11, 2019.
  • “Radio Free Library,” with Ameet Doshi, The Collective, Knoxville, TN, Mar 7 2019.
  • “Let’s Get ‘Phygital’: Environments That Intersect the Physical and Digital Worlds,” with Stuart Romm & Brian Tanner, Society for College and University Planning Regional Conference, New Orleans, LA, Oct 24 2017.
  • “The Library Uncommons: Designing Niche Learning Spaces,” with Sherri Brown & Ameet Doshi, The Collective, Knoxville, TN, Mar 3 2016.
  • “Librarian Podcaster: A Report from the Studio,” GaCOMO 2015, Athens, GA, Oct 8 2015.
  • “Over a Cup of Coffee: The Library Café,” with Ameet Doshi, GaCOMO 2015, Athens, GA, Oct 7 2015.
  • “Small Audio Dynamite,” THATCamp Southeast 2014, Atlanta, Georgia, Mar 30 2014.
  • “The Library is Not a Collection of Books,” TEDx Telfair Street, Augusta, Georgia, Jan 31 2014.
  • “Tinker, Teacher, Maker, Space: Two Co-working Experiments in the Academic Library,” Library Information Technology Forum, Louisville, Kentucky, Nov 9 2013.
  • “Lost in the Stacks: The Research Library Rock n’ Roll Radio Show” with Ameet Doshi, Georgia Council of Media Organizations Convention, Athens, Georgia, Oct 8 2011.
  • “A Comedy of Errors: Library Marketing to the Youth Demographic” with Christian Steinmetz, Carterette Series Webinars, webinar, Jul 20 2011.
  • “Getting on the Syllabus: Commons Programming with Individual Faculty,” Canadian Learning Commons Conference, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, Jun 17 2010.
  • “Perceptions & Proof: Assessment Experiences at Georgia Tech and Butler Community College” with Tom Erwin, webinar, Feb 16 2010.
  • “Collaboration Between Public Services and Technical Services,” Electronic Resources & Libraries, Austin, Texas, Feb 2 2010.
  • “The Third Heat: Faculty, Digital Repositories, and Unusual Bitstreams,” Electronic Resources & Libraries, Austin, Texas, Feb 1 2010.
  • “The Space Is A Service, Too: Library Commons & Access Services,” Access Services Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, Nov 12 2009.
  • “A Series of Interesting Failures: Refining a Library Commons,” Georgia Council of Media Organizations Convention, Columbus, Georgia, Oct 8 2009.
  • “Getting Teachers Back In The Library,” GIL Users Group Meeting, online conference, May 21 2009.
  • “Expected Outcomes of Information Commons In Academic Libraries,” Georgia Academic Library Research Forum, Atlanta, Georgia, May 8 2009.
  • “Partnering With Faculty In Library Common Spaces” with Jon Bodnar, Georgia Council of Media Organizations Convention, Athens, Georgia, Oct 16 2008.
  • “Bringing Circulation Into The 21st Century” with Stella Richardson, Karen Glover, & Joey Fones, Georgia Council of Media Organizations Convention, Jekyll Island, Georgia, Oct 18 2007.

Panels

  • Moderator, “From Myth to Marvel: Elements in Science, Fiction, and Culture,” with Milton Davis, M.G. Finn, Deirdre Shoemaker, & Amanda Weiss, Georgia Tech Library, Atlanta, GA, Nov 7 2019.
  • Moderator, “Emerging Technologies and Partnershipsfor Teaching and Learning,” with Shan Sutton, Greg Raschke, & Kelly Miller, Designing Libraries VIII, Atlanta, GA, Oct 8 2019.
  • Moderator, “To Infinity & Beyond: Science, Fiction, and Popular Understandings of Outer Space,” with Jack McDevitt, Sidney Perkowitz, Nadia Szeinbaum, & Casey Alane Wilson, Atlanta Science Festival, Atlanta, GA, Mar 13 2019.
  • Moderator, “Readability, Reusability, and Reproducibility,” with Rob Clewley, Paco Nathan, Carol Willing, and Daniel Wheeler, Jupyter Day Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, Mar 31 2018.
  • “Beyond the Commons: Long-term Project Space in Academic Libraries,” with Kim Duckett, Brian Mathews, and Brittany Wofford, ACRL 2017, Baltimore, MD, Mar 23 2017.
  • “Makerspace: Is It Right For Your Library,” with Marlan Brinkley, Michael Holt, and Andaiye Reeves, Carterette Series Webinars, webinar, Feb 26 2014.
  • “How Cool is that Job? The Changing Role of Librarians” panel discussion, Georgia Council of Media Organizations Convention, Macon, Georgia, Oct 4 2012.
  • “Making the Leap: Transitioning from Paraprofessional to Professional Librarian” panel discussion, Georgia Council of Media Organizations Convention, Athens, Georgia, Oct 8 2011.

D.     Other Scholarly and Creative Accomplishments

  • Creator, audio podcast Library 20/20, 2016 – present.
  • Producer & co-host, radio program Lost in the Stacks, WREK Atlanta, 2010 – present.
  • Co-creator and presenter, “Laptops, Mics, and Recording in Closets: Digital Drop In,” webinar series, 2019.
  • Co-organizer, “Mobilizing History: Reflections on a Decade of Digital Humanities Practice on Two Continents,” Georgia Tech Library, Atlanta, GA, April 8 2019.
  • Co-organizer, “A Conversation About Aliens, AIs, and Jack Benny with Science Fiction Author Jack McDevitt,” Georgia Tech Library, Atlanta, GA, March 14 2019.
  • Producer & co-host, audio podcast Supercontext , 2016 – 2020.
  • Producer & co-host, audio podcast Consilience with Pete and Charlie, 2013-2017.
  • Producer & co-host, radio program The North Avenue Lounge, WREK Atlanta, 2011 – 2020.

E.     Societal and Policy Impacts

  • Creating a mental space for the public to engage with the questions “What is a digital library? What is a library in the 21st century?”
  • Developing publicly accessible scholarly communication for researchers at Georgia Tech

2 thoughts on “CV

  1. Joe Matthews

    Charlie –
    I am the new incoming editor of the international, peer-reviewed journal Public Library Quarterly (PLQ). I noticed your TED Talk “The library is not a collection of books” that I found to be interesting and thought-provoking.

    I wonder if you would be interested in submitting an article on the future of the library for the readers of PLQ? I know our readers from around the world would be interested in your perspectives.

    Kind regards
    Joe Matthews, Editor

    Reply
    1. Charlie Post author

      Hi Joe,

      Thanks so much for the message — yes, I would be interested in submitting an article. I’ll send you an email right now.

      Reply

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