Joel Shields currently works as the User Experience and Emerging Technologies Librarian at the Washington Research Library Consortium in Washington, DC and serves as senior web developer for 9 university library systems. Previously, he served as a Digital Production Specialist at Georgetown University and Music Library Specialist at the University of South Carolina. He holds a MLIS from the University of Alabama, a MM in Classical Guitar Performance from the University of South Carolina, and a BA in Music from Maryville College in Maryville, TN. Specializing in effectively implementing new web technologies with existing library systems and developing for mobile devices, Joel has helped to bring the WRLC to the forefront of online library technologies. His interests include photography, graphic design, powerlifting, and is a ravenous consumer of tech gadgets. Recently, he unlocked the “Dad” achievement for the second time in the game known as life.