Edward Iglesias

Edward Iglesias was born in Laredo, Texas and lived there much of his life. The environmental bias caused by living in a bilingual, bicultural society has permanently affected his outlook on life. As a result he is drawn to subjects that don’t easily fit description or are a blend of many things. His latest book Robots in Academic Libraries is a good example as the field of library automation and technology is always in flux. After leaving Laredo, Mr. Iglesias taught English at various colleges in Houston before deciding to venture into the world of libraries by getting his MLIS at the University of Texas. From there he quickly settled into academic libraries and has worked in the field ever since. Currently Mr. Iglesias is researching the role of maker spaces in libraries as a way for libraries to continue to be relevant and provide communities of creation for their users.

Publications

Library Technology Funding, Planning, and Deployment
Edward Iglesias. © 2017. 257 pages.
Advancements in technology are impacting many businesses and institutions, including libraries. As such, it is increasingly imperative to research purchasing...
Insourcing and Outsourcing of Library Technology
Edward Iglesias. © 2017. 11 pages.
This article traces the movement of library technology from in-house systems created and maintained by library personnel to outsourced products bought from and...
The Inevitability of Library Automation
Edward Iglesias. © 2014. 12 pages.
Library automation is considered in terms of technological directionality citing sources from various disciplines including the work of various theorists in the...
Robots in Academic Libraries: Advancements in Library Automation
Edward Iglesias. © 2013. 260 pages.
In recent years, automation has played a vital role in library systems that handle tasks of acquisition, cataloging, serials, and circulation. The automation of...
The Inevitability of Library Automation
Edward Iglesias. © 2013. 12 pages.
Library automation is considered in terms of technological directionality citing sources from various disciplines including the work of various theorists in the...