Ida A. Joiner

Ida A. Joiner

Librarian, Universal Academy
Irving, TX
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Ida Arlene Joiner currently serves as the Librarian at the Universal Academy in Texas. Previously, she was the Technology Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Middle Atlantic Region (MAR), and was formerly a Project Management Consultant for several companies such as PNC, PPG, Tucker Arensberg and others where she saved them thousands of dollars in technical costs. Ida has developed proposals and presented them to get shareholders on board for implementing content management, learning management, website conversion, and other technology-related projects.


Ida is currently pursuing doctoral studies in Texas Wesleyan University’s Curriculum and Instruction program. She holds her MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh and a BA degree in Business Management from Chatham University.


She holds several appointments in the American Library Association (ALA) including the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA’s) Membership Development Committee and Library Information Technology at Libraries (ITAL) Editorial Board. Ida was Co-Chair of the International Relations Roundtable (IRRT) Publications Committee and is currently a member.


Her research focuses on emerging technologies such as drones, robotics, driverless vehicles, artificial intelligence, augmented/virtual reality, and their use in libraries and education. She is the author of the book Emerging Library Technologies: It's Not Just for Geeks (Chandos 2018).