Helene Blowers is the Public Services Technology Director for The Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County (PLCMC), Charlotte, North Carolina, USA overseeing both IT and Web Services for the library's 24 branch locations and 18 websites. During her tenure with PLCMC, she has trained hundreds of staff on new technologies, lead the development of several award-winning library websites, and provided leadership that has helped PLCMC gain an international reputation as an innovative library. She is the architect and developer of Learning 2.0 (http://plcmclearning.blogspot.com), an online discovery program designed to encourage library staff to explore new technologies which has been duplicated by libraries world-wide.
Helene has been named a 2007 Mover & Shaker by Library Journal and is the co-authored the book Weaving a Library Web: A Guide to Developing Children's Websites. She is a frequent speaker at library conferences and regularly shares her thoughts on libraries and technology on her blog at LibraryBytes.com.