The ABQLA is proud to announce its line-up of keynote speakers for our 2010 conference - Libraries as Learning Places. Registration is now open.

Lori Reed

ImageLori Reed is the Learning & Development Coordinator for the [ ] Charlotte Mecklenburg Library where she oversees the learning & development of more than 500 employees. With more than 15-years experience in workplace learning and training, Lori's passions are performance consulting, learning strategies, and e-learning. Lori was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2009 for her work in learning and training and is the managing editor of the popular library blog ALA Learning. Lori is co-authoring a book on leadership for library trainers that will be published later this year.

ImageMitch Joel

Mitch Joel is President of Twist Image— an award-winning Digital Marketing and Communications agency. In 2008, Mitch was named Canada's Most Influential Male in Social Media, one of the top 100 online marketers in the world, and was awarded the highly-prestigious Canada'sTop 40 Under 40. His newspaper business column, New Business — Six Pixels of Separation, runs bi-monthly in both The Montreal Gazette and Vancouver Sun, and his monthly column, Ultraportable, is featured in en Route Magazine. His first book, Six Pixels of Separation (published by Grand Central Publishing — Hachette Book Group), named after his successful Blog and Podcast is a business and marketing best-seller.

Pamela MacKellarImage

Pamela MacKellar is author of The Accidental Librarian (Information Today, Inc., 2008) and coauthor of Grants for Libraries: a How-To-Do-It Manual (Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2006) and the Library Grants Blog ( She recently coauthored Winning Grants: A MultimediaHow-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians, forthcoming from Neal-Schuman Publishers in 2010. She was recently awarded the 2010 Loleta D. Fyan Grant in partnership with the New Mexico State Library for the project, “Online Management Course for New Library Directors in New Mexico.” She has practiced librarianship for over 25 years primarily in
small, rural, public and tribal libraries, and small special libraries. She is currently working as a consultant, speaker, instructor and writer.

Paul Huschilt

ImagePaul Huschilt is a unique and sought-after Professional Speaker, Storyteller, and Trainer. He has a Master of Arts Management Degree from Carnegie Mellon University, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Windsor, a Diploma in Career Counselling from George Brown College, and a Certificate in Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University. Paul is best known for his ability to reawaken - in an outrageously funny manner - your passion for the things that are most important to you.