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AU librarian participates in education, technology symposium

Mark Smith, associate dean of Alfred University libraries, will participate in the Horizon Project of the New Media Consortium’s 10-year retreat Jan. 24-26 in Austin, TX.

The Horizon Project is an annual report released by the New Media Consortium, a group of professionals in the education and technology industries which focuses on the future of technology in education.

The three-day conference will be devoted to reflecting on the past and looking forward to the future of emerging technology in education over the next 10 years.

Smith participated on the Horizon Project Advisory Board in 2009 and was invited along with 400 leaders in education and technology around the world to attend and participate in the symposium.

Smith serves as the associate dean of Alfred University libraries and director of the Scholes Library of Ceramics. He holds a master of science in education degree from Elmira College, and a master of library science degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo.

Smith has served previously as the president of the SUNY Librarians’ Association and as a member of the SUNY Fact Advisory Council. He has also received a number of awards and recognitions, including the 2004 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Librarianship.