Name: Adam Traub
Title: Electronic Resources Librarian
Organization: Rochester Institute of Technology
Born and Lived: Born: Rochester, NY. Lived: In a van down by the river (aka “all over Western NY”)
Professional Career and Activities: Museum librarian, lifter-of-heavy-things, tech-breaker, resource sharing fanboy, meat-packer.
Family: In an unfortunate plot twist, George R.R. Martin killed off all of them.
In My Spare Time: Ultimate (frisbee), working through Jacques Pepin’s recipes, sipping wine, playing with my dog, and the occasional video game.
Favorite Books: Currently: The Last Policeman series by Ben Winters. Previously: Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Indian Killer
Pet Peeves: Reality TV, questions on how to cite in a particular style, cable bundles, Terry Gross’ style (don’t get me wrong, she makes Fresh Air a great show), food made without passion.
Philosophy: In vino veritas.
Most Memorable Career Achievement: Presenting with Roy Tennant and Mike Beccaria.
Goal I Hope to Achieve Five Years from Now: Get all our library systems to play nicely with one another, regardless of vendor, to give our stakeholders a seamless library experience, using a minimum number of hacks/workarounds.
How/Where Do I See the Industry in Five Years: How:Not well or I’d be a rich man by now…or maybe I’m bluffing! Where: 5 years from now. Seriously though, vendors, just build native APIs and systems that can ingest those APIs and we’d be a much happier profession.