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Heather Rayl is the Director of Technology and Special Services at the Vigo County Public Library where she supervises the Systems Department, the public Technology training team, Technical Services, and Special Collections departments. Previously, she was the Emerging Technology Librarian at the Indiana State University Cunningham Memorial Library where she focused on open education and web design. Prior to joining the faculty at Indiana State University, she was the Internet Services Coordinator for the County of Los Angeles Public Library. She has presented at American Library Association (ALA), Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Library Information Technology Association (LITA), Visual Resources Association (VRA), Indiana Library Federation (ILF), and other numbers regional conferences in topics ranging from technology training, data visualization, assessment, open access, and even a bit of oral history. She was a 2014-2015 Library Services Technology Act (LSTA) grant awardee for a project working on developing information literacy programs for undergraduates. She was also part of the 2012 American Library Association Emerging Leaders cohort. She has served on various committees through her career including ALA’s Feminist Task Force, ILF’s Library and Information Technology Division, and the California Library Association’s Public Relations Task Force. Rayl has an MLS and MA in Folklore and Ethnomusicology from Indiana University.

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