Community Program Manager, Global Product Management
Helene joined OCLC in 2012. She came to OCLC after serving five years with the Columbus Metropolitan Library as the Director of Digital Strategy. In 2007, she was named a Library Journal "Mover & Shaker," and in 2008 received ALA's LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Excellence for her many contributions to library and information technology. She is the lead author of Weaving a Library Web: A Guide to Developing Children's Websites (2004) and has written for several publications, including Computers in Libraries and Digitale Biblioteek (Netherlands).
A well-known speaker and consultant on library innovation and fresh practices, she is best known for the discovery learning program, Learning 2.0: 23 Things, which she created while serving as Technology Director for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library (NC) that created a massive 2.0 learning movement among libraries worldwide.