Adam Rogers is an innovative, user-focused librarian who works at the intersection of public services and new technologies. In his role as Head of Making & Innovation Studio for the NCSU Libraries, he directs the library’s Makerspace program, which includes spaces at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library and the D.H. Hill Library, and makes 3D printing, 3D scanning, laser cutting, and electronics prototyping tools accessible to all at NC State. Adam was a thought partner and contributor to the Making + Learning in Museums and Libraries project, funded by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. He has presented on the NCSU Libraries’ Makerspace program at the International Symposium on Academic Makerspaces, the Association of College & Research Libraries Conference, and many more.
COLLEEN CAMPBELL leads outreach and engagement in the Open Access 2020 Initiative, which is coordinated by the Max Planck Digital Library on behalf of the global research community. OA2020 unites research funding and research performing organizations across five continents in strategies to transform the current subscription system to new open access publishing models. Passionate about libraries and the exciting changes underway in scholarly communication, she leads activities that enable stakeholders to take pro-active steps toward creating a fair, sustainable and open information environment. Most recently she coordinated the 14th Berlin Open Access Conference in which delegations from 37 countries voiced the shared expectation that subscription publishers work with all members of the global research community to effect complete and immediate open access. Previously European Director for Strategic Partnerships for JSTOR and the digital preservation service, Portico, she has over 20 years’ experience across all areas of the academic information sector. Colleen is a frequent speaker at international conferences and serves as an elected member of the UKSG Main Committee. Formerly an actress, she holds a BA in Drama, an MA in Italian Studies and lives near Florence, Italy.
Ece Turnator (email@example.com) received her PhD in medieval (Byzantine) history
from Harvard University in 2013. Her dissertation is an interpretation of thirteenth century
Byzantine economy through an analysis of archaeological (coins and ceramics)
and textual evidence. Between 2013 and 2016, she was a CLIR postdoctoral fellow at The
University of Texas at Austin Libraries where she worked as coordinator for the Global
Middle Ages Project, specialized in medieval data curation, studied and wrote about digital
humanities and best practices for data curation and visualization, and taught in her
areas of expertise. Currently, she is the humanities and digital scholarship librarian, and
the liaison for history and linguistics departments, at the MIT Libraries in Cambridge, USA
G. Mahesh is a Principal Scientist at the CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR). He is the Project Leader and Coordinator of the National Knowledge Resource Consortium (NKRC) that facilitates access to numerous electronic resources to all the CSIR and DST Institutions in the country. He is also the Editor of Annals of Library and Information Studies.
In the past, Mahesh has served as the National Focal Point Coordinator (India) of the SAARC Documentation Centre and has travelled to Pakistan, Maldives, Nepal, Bangladesh and Vietnam to conduct training prograrmmes and deliver lectures. On the Commonwealth Professional Fellowship, he served a breif stint at EDINA, University of Edinburgh, UK. He was also an IFLA-ALP Fellow at Rangsit University, Thailand.
Mahesh has authored about 25 papers in journals such as Scientomertics, Current Science, Program, Libri, etc. He is also a Fellow of the Society for Information Science.
Jay Bhatt is responsible for building library collections in engineering subject areas, outreach to faculty and students, and teaching information and research skills to engineering faculty and students. He provides individual and small group consultations to students, instructional sessions to specific classes, online research support in both face to face and distance learning programs and workshops for specialized research areas.
Jay is actively involved with the Engineering Libraries Division of the American Society for Engineering Education. He experiments with innovative applications of Web 2.0 to enhance information awareness among faculty and students. Jay has published and presented papers extensively in the area of information literacy for engineering students.
Lucille Elizabeth Webster
Lucille Webster is the Director: Library Services at Durban University of Technology. With more than 20 years as a senior manager at several academic libraries, she is familiar with the academic library and information sector. She holds degrees from University of South Africa (UNISA) and University of Natal (now called University of KwaZulu-Natal, UKZN) from which she obtained a Master’s degree in 2001 in Library and Information studies. She was the chairperson of CHELSA 2016-2018 (Committee of Higher Education Libraries of South Africa) and serve on the SANLiC (South African Library and Information Consortium) board of Directors. She currently serves as an executive member of the IATUL (International Association of University Libraries) for the period 2019-2021)
Lucille has served in leadership positions in the Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) between the periods 2002 to 2010. In 2008 she was appointed to the National Council of Library and Information Services (NCLIS) for the term 2008-2010 and again from 2012-2014, during which she was the chairperson for the Council. She also served on the Standing Committee of the IFLA Library Services to People with Special Needs Section for the periods 2007 to 2011. She has a deep passion to ensure equitable access to libraries for the differently–abled.
Ms. Kumaran is the Head of Education & Music Library, University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada. She is the initiator and co-founder of Visible Minority Librarians of Canada (ViMLoC) Network. Through the network, her publications and presentations has actively added her voice to diversity in Canadian academic librarianship. During her sabbatical, she worked on a project exploring diversity and leadership in Canadian academic librarianship. She used the Appreciative Inquiry Framework for her project. She continues to analyse her data and for this presentation, she will explore and present results on specific parts of her survey.
For more information about her research go to: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Maha_Kumaran/publications
Maria João Amante
Maria João Amante has a degree in History (University of Lisbon, Portugal), an MSc in Information Management (University of Sheffield, England) and a PhD in Documentation (University of Alcalá, Spain). Her PhD thesis was published as book. Since 2004 she has been Information and Documentation Services Director at ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa. She formerly teached on the Masters in Information Sciences at Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias. Actually, teaches at Universidade Europeia (Laureate International Universities). She has pub¬lished several articles and book chapters and presented papers at national and international seminars and conferences on subjects such as academic libraries, information literacy, information management, institutional repositories and fac¬ulty-librarians relationships. She is also member of several scientific committees.
One of two Associate Deans at the University of Saskatchewan Library, Rachel’s focus is on the client’s experience of library services, teaching, and the library as physical and virtual space. Prior to joining the university, Rachel was Chief Librarian of a small public library in Canada, librarian for the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, and head of a small public library in England. Recognizing that change is ongoing in libraries and in client services, Rachel wants to learn more about what is occurring in this area both in Canada and around the world and how to help make the implementation of changes as smooth and positive as possible for all library stakeholders.
Walt is a Data & Visualization Librarian in the Data & Visualization Services department at NCSU Libraries in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. He supports the NC State University community through consultation and instruction on visualization tools and design, the facilitation of library data and visualization events and programming, and digital development. He has designed instructional materials and lead workshops on tools and topics including Jupyter Notebooks, Tableau, web design, and geospatial visualization. His digital development projects include web-based visualizations and digital media applications that have been incorporated into large-scale, public video displays in the James B. Hunt Jr. Library at NC State.
Walt has a Master’s of Science degree in Earth Science from NC State University. Prior to working at the NCSU Libraries he was the Co-coordinator of the Visual World Investigate Lab at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences where he communicated the use of visualization in scientific research and taught computer programming and GIS workshops.
Zac Painter is the Engineering Librarian for Research and Teaching Support at Leland Stanford Junior University. Prior to joining Stanford in March 2018, Zac worked in a variety of mostly STEM-related positions as a librarian and information professional. Zac is active as Treasurer for the SLA Engineering Division and 2019 President-Elect of the SLA San Francisco Bay Chapter, Archivist for the ASEE Engineering Libraries Division, and serves in several roles for IASSIST. Zac holds an MSLS in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a BS from Appalachian State University.