Phil Ballo is a library professional with significant involvement with maker technology. He currently holds two masters degrees in history and library and information sciences and often combines the two to make meaningful projects.
Ballo, Phillip. “Absentee Railroad Investors: Land and Irrigation Development in the National Ranch.” Poster presented at the Seventh Annual National University Spring Symposium, San Diego, CA, March 12, 2013.
—. “The Library Cottage Industry: A Theoretical Economic Framework.” Presentation at the ALA Annual 2016 under the LITA division, Orlando, FL, June 23, 2016. https://www.eventscribe.com/2016/ala-annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=138018
Ballo, Phillip, Philipp Diwa, and Raul Soto. “Library Feng Shui: Using Virtual and Augmented reality to reimagine space and training.” Poster presented at the ALA Annual 2017, Chicago, IL, June 25, 2017. https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ala-annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=posterinfo&PosterID=108456
Ahlvers, Alicia, Phillip Ballo, Kage Lauren, Megan McArdle, Janet Schneider, Valerie Morgan Taylor, and Ann Theis Chambers. “Hot Summertime Reads.” Library Journal. Accessed January 30, 2017. http://reviews.libraryjournal.com/2015/05/books/fiction/hot-summertime-reads/.
2015 University Press Books Selected for Public and Secondary School Libraries. Washington, DC: Association of American Presses, 2015.
2016 University Press Books Selected for Public and Secondary School Libraries. Washington, DC: Association of American Presses, 2016.
2017 University Press Books Selected for Public and Secondary School Libraries. Washington, DC: Association of American Presses, 2017.
Ballo, Phillip. "CyArk." Art Libraries Society of North America. August 2015. Accessed January 30, 2017. https://www.arlisna.org/publications/multimedia-technology-reviews/667-cyark.
—. “Getting Started With Technology Makerspaces.” CLA Technology Interest Group Sync Newsletter 5 no. 1 (March 2016): 1, 5. Accessed January 30, 2017. http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.cla-net.org/resource/resmgr/IG_Technology/Sync_April_2016.pdf
—. “Librarians Report: Virtual and Augmented Reality.”ALA GameRT, Nov. 15, 2017.Accessed December 31, 2017. http://games.ala.org/librarians-report-virtual-and-augmented-reality/
—. “Hardware and Software for AR/VR Development.” In Virtual and Augmented Reality in Libraries, edited by Christine Elliott, Marie Rose, and Jolanda-Pieta van Arnhem. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2018. Draft: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1KZUeUmGldbr7HpZS57yTmn5PxkerJDOo Link: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781538102916/Augmented-and-Virtual-Reality-in-Libraries
__. “Kawaii Cat Keychain.” In 53 Kawaii Craft Projects for Libraries, edited by Ellyssa Valenti. American Library Association. Chicago : ALA Editions/Neal-Schuman, 2020. https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/53-ready-use-kawaii-craft-projects