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Cynthia Hart

Virginia Beach Public Library
Oceanfront Area Librarian
Virginia Beach
With varied experience in administration, supervision and programming, Cindy has worked as a public librarian for more than 30 years in progressively responsible positions with the Virginia Beach Public Library System. For more than a decade, she managed the Library’s intranet and Internet sites including all virtual resources, services and digital collections.  In addition, she established and managed the Library’s social media presence, coordinated gaming and multimedia projects as well as developed and implemented web 2.0 training and tool. Working with TagWhat, she led the Library to be the first in the nation to use augmented reality to boost local history collections and provide rich location-based storytelling. As Emerging Technologies Librarian, she was responsible for collaborative planning and support for the Library Department’s integration of innovative technology initiatives and equipment in alignment with the department’s strategic goals. She recommended, designed, and implemented new programs system-wide. She was a trend-watcher and strategic planner, identifying and writing about emerging technologies, presenting analysis and proposals to guide planning and decision making.  In addition, she managed technology and technology programming, as well as shared daily responsibility for the Joint-Use Library, a collaboration library between Tidewater Community College and the City of Virginia Beach.  Currently, she is the branch manager of the Oceanfront Area Library, located in the resort beach area of Virginia Beach.  

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