Kandel is a member of the LearningTimes
Editorial Board, and produces LearningTimes'
library-focused programs and events,
including workshops and online conferences
for information service professionals.
She also manages the LearningTimes
Library Online Community.
Before joining LearningTimes, Hope Kandel
was the Executive Producer of live online
library programs for LearningWeek, a weekly
interactive webcast examining the people,
technology and business of education. Library
editions covered virtual reference desks,
censorship and first amendment issues,
as well as a range of professional development
topics targeted at an audience of over
1000 information professionals.
worked as an eLearning specialist for HorizonLive,
a provider of web-based elearning
software for online instruction and collaboration.
While at HorizonLive, Hope managed the company's
technical support team; acted as Executive Producer
of web casts and daily online classes; and managed
sales & marketing efforts for the organization's
virtual reference product offering.
Prior to moving back to New York, Hope managed
all of the Electronic Marketing and Communications
functions for the data integration software company,
Evolutionary Technologies International (ETI).
Hope's interest in effective teaching and learning
online began while she was in graduate school.
Among her responsibilities in running UT Austin's
School of Information Multimedia lab, Hope designed
media-rich web-based tutorials and taught various
Hope holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers
University and a Masters in Library and Information
Science from The University of Texas at Austin.