I believe strongly in collaboration and teamwork, that all voices are important voices, and that a library’s mission is not only to inform and educate its users, but to provide a home for community activities and a safe place for expression. As LITA president, I plan to help guide LITA in a direction that embodies that philosophy. I want to ensure transparency throughout LITA's governance, increase educational and professional development opportunities for its members, and foster networking opportunities both online and off. LITA's members are its strength and its life, and I want to build on that by helping to transform LITA into an organization that is attractive to potential new members and home to existing ones.
Over the course of my professional career, I've accomplished many things that I'm proud of. However, it is my life philosophy that I consider to be my most important accomplishment. In my career as a librarian, I have endeavored to inspire change and make connections, whether connecting users with information or exploring new technologies with co-workers. As the Head of the technology unit in an academic library, I've had to bridge the technological and library worlds. That's been a challenging role, because both those worlds constantly shift and merge and pull apart. I've focused my efforts, therefore, on bringing together librarians and staff to leverage technology tools in a way that draws humanity into our users' experience. I strive to ensure that all the work I undertake as an employee, association member, friend, partner, or parent is marked by mindfulness, transparency, kindness, and the desire for everyone to have meaningful work.
Current Position: Coordinator, Library Technology & Data Services, Eastern Kentucky University Libraries
Library Journal “Mover & Shaker,” 2011
Kentucky Library Association Academic Library Section Professional Development Grant, 2007
University of Kentucky Library Leadership Awards 2001: Staff Support
Special Libraries Association, Kentucky Chapter, Outstanding Chapter Member Award, 2000
University of Kentucky Library Leadership Awards: Team of the Year 1999, 2000, 2001
LITA Board Member At-Large, 2010 – 2013
LITA Board Executive Committee, 2011 – 2012
LITA Web Coordinating Committee, 2009 – 2010, Board Liaison, 2010 – 2012
LITA Assessment and Research Committee, Board Liaison 2012-2013
LITA Online Programming Task Force, 2009 – 2010
LITA Electronic Participation Implementation Task Force, March – July 2009
LITA Library Hi-Tech Award Committee, 2007 – 2010, Chair, 2008 – 2009
LITA Top Tech Trends Committee, 2008 - 2010 (panelist, 2010)
LITA BIGWIG: Blogs, Interactive GroupWare and Wikis Interest Group, 2007 - 2010
Special Libraries Association: Information Technology Division Member Services Committee (Chair, 2001 – 2002)
Kentucky Library Association: Information Technology Round Table (Chair, 1999 - 2000)
Special Libraries Association, Kentucky Chapter: Board Member At-Large, 1999 – 2001; Web Committee chair, 1999 – 2000; Newsletter Editor, 1997 – 2001
Marcum, Brad, Trenia Napier and Cindi Trainor. “Current Issues in Distance Learning Librarianship.” Distributed Learning Librarianship. Ed. Sharon Almquist. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, August 2011
Price, Jason and Cindi Trainor. “Breathing new life into OpenURL.” Library Technology Reports, Vol. 46, No. 7, October 2010
Price, Jason and Cindi Trainor. “Rethinking Library Linking: Making OpenURL Better with Data, Data, and More Data” American Libraries, October 2010.
Trainor, Cindi. “Open Source, Crowd Source: Harnessing the Power of the People behind our Libraries.” Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems Vol. 43, No.3, July 2009
Trainor, Cindi. “Will Social Media Activism Save Besieged Libraries?” American Libraries, May 2010.
Trainor, Cindi. “Planning for a Mobile Site.” American Libraries, April 2010.
Monthly columnist, the ALA TechSource blog, June 2008 – December 2010
“Crafty Chapter Librarians.” Newsletter of the Southern California Chapter of the Special Libraries Association. Vol 29, No. 2, October 2001
“The More Things Change...” b/ITE: Newsletter of the Information Technology Division of the Special Libraries Association. Vol 18, August 2001.