Ms. Linke holds the rank of Principal Librarian and is currently Associate Dean for Collections & Information Access (CIA) at Carnegie Mellon University Libraries in Pittsburgh, PA (USA). In this capacity, she participates in the development of the libraries strategic vision and goals, acts on behalf of the dean as needed, represents library concerns on- and off-campus and contributes to efforts in building the library of the 21sst century. She oversees collection development, cataloging & metadata services, acquisitions and access services in the university libraries. She also has operational responsibilities for facilities and renovation.
Her areas of research center on digital libraries; digital library collection issues and challenges; discovery services; and access to information and research resources. At meetings of the Digital Library Federation, the Modern Language Association and the International Association of University Libraries, she has spoken about the Million Book Project, digital libraries, library management issues and the OLIVE Executable Archive project.
Ms. Linke is a past President of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). In ACRL she has chaired the ACRL National Conference Committee, the Copyright Committee and the Budget and Finance Committee and served on the ACRL Scholarly Communication Committee. She is a member of the ACRL Impactful Scholarship and Metrics Task Force. She co-chaired the American Library Association Digital Content and Libraries Working Group from 2014-2017.
Dr. Jagdish Arora was the Director of Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET) Centre from August, 2007 to Dec. 2018. He worked as the Librarian and Deputy Librarian at the IIT Delhi from Sept. 2003 to August 2007 and from March 1991 to June 2002 respectively. He was Librarian at IIT Bombay from June, 2002 to August, 2003 and was Documentation Officer at the National Institute of Immunology, Delhi (1983 – 1991) and Asstt. Documentation Officer, ICRISAT, Patancheru, A.P. (1980 – 1983). He was the National Coordinator of the INDEST-AICTE Consortium (2002 – 2007), Chief Coordinator of UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortium (2007-2015) and National Coordinator of e-Shodh Sindhu, the national consortium formed with merger of INDEST-AICTE Consortium, UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortium and N-LIST (2016-2018). Dr. Arora is currently working as Advisor at National Board of Accreditation (NBA), New Delhi.
Dr. Arora is recipient of Fulbright Professional Fellowship in Library and Information Science (1997 – 98), SIS Fellow (1999), Young Librarian of the Year (2001, SATKAL), Librarian of the Year (IASLIC, 1999); ILA-Kuala Best Librarian Award (2004); and Master Motilal Sanghi Best Librarian Award (2009). He delivered 7th Dr. S.R. Ranganathan Memorial Lecture organized by Delhi Library Association in 2009, 10th Prof. K. A. Isaac Commemoration Annual Lecture in 2015 organized by the Kerala Library Association, Trivandrum, and 31st Sarada Ranganathan Endowment Lecture 2016 (Sarada Ranganathan Endowment for Library Science (SRELS) and Ranganathan Centre for Information Studies). He was awarded “SATKAL Life Time Achievement Award” for the year 2011 by SATKAL, a Punjab-based Organization and DLA Professional Excellence Award-2015 by the Delhi Library Association (DLA).
Dr. Arora was awarded a citation and memento for his commendable contribution to digital initiatives for higher education. The award was presented to him by the Honourable Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the then President of India, during the National Convention on Digital Initiatives, organized by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Govt. of India on 9th July 2017 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Dr. Arora was recipient of NDLTD Leadership Award for the year 2017 for Shodhganga Scheme of the INFLIBNET Centre. He was recipient of the Librarian’s Choice Award for Life Time Achievement in Recognition of Individual Contribution towards Library and Library Science Community of India (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2017). More recently, he was given Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Service in Library and Information Science. The award was presented during the International Conference on Digital Transformation: Preservation, Policy and Privacy, organized by National Law University, Delhi from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1, 2018.
Dr. Arora was the Principal Investigator for several projects sponsored by agencies like AICTE, Deptt. of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Information Technology (MIT), Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), the National Highway Authority of India, University Grants Commission and National Board of Accreditation (NBA).
He was a member of the delegation that visited selected libraries and library science schools in Germany in 2002. He was a member of the delegation to Jakarta, Indonesia and Bangkok, Thailand deputed by the Ministry of External Affairs and Ministry of Science and Technology to discuss development of INDO-ASEAN S & T Digital Library in November 2003 and May 2007 respectively. Dr Arora was a member of the International Library Advisory Boards of IEEE and IEE.
Dr. Arora has more than 100 research articles to his credit that were published in learned research journals and as chapters in books and conference proceedings. He has presented research papers in several national and international conferences and symposia in India and abroad. He has authored more than 50 e-learning material / lessons for e-PG Pathshala and CEC (in multi-media format), and other open universities.
His current research interests includes consortia-based subscription to e-resources, digital libraries, digitization of old and fragile documents and their storage, database-driven Web interfaces and Web-based library services, Web-based learning and education, access management technologies, scientometric analysis, etc.
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.
Aditi Gupta is the Engineering & Science Librarian at the University of Victoria Libraries. She received her Master of Library and Information Science from the University of British Columbia in 2004 and has worked in libraries for the past 14 years. She is the recipient of the American Library Association’s Diversity Research Grant for 2015-2016 and the current recipient of the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute’s Collaborative Research Grant (SICRG) for 2018-2020. She has served as the Chair of the CLA Research & Development Grants Jury, as member of the ACRL Science & Technology Section (STS) Awards Committee, and is an active member of the American Library Association, American College of Research Libraries, the American Society of Engineering Education’s – Engineering Libraries Division, the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL) and the Visible Minority Librarians of Canada Network (ViMLoC). Aditi has collaborated and presented at a number of national and international library conferences. Her research interests include diversity issues at libraries, cultural context of information literacy, faculty and librarian collaborations, and information seeking behaviors of minorities and multicultural populations.
Anand Byrappa has a Ph.D in Information Science. He has done his Information and Knowledge Management Course from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He is a GE Certified Six Sigma Black-Belt.
Anand has spent over 20 years in top multinational corporates. He has experience in leading global operations in various areas covering, Digital Libraries, Business Information Services, Corporate Communications, Research Services and Knowledge Management. He has served at Deutsche Bank Group, Zee Media Group and General Electric.
Anand has Joined Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in the year 2017 and he is currently heading the JRD Tata Memorial Library at IISc.
Anand has co-edited a book & 5 conference volumes, written 4 book chapters and published papers in Journals and Conferences. He has been invited for many National and International Conferences and he has delivered invited lectures, plenary talks and chaired technical sessions & panel discussions.
Anand has served on Scopus Content Selection and Advisory Board. He is a recipient of Global Knowledge Management Leadership Award. He has been honored by listing his name in 50 most influential knowledge management professionals. Govt of Karnataka has honored him with Best Librarian award. He is a winner of Vikram Sarabhai Operational Excellence Award.
Anand’s areas of interest include Knowledge Management, Digital Libraries, Six Sigma, Intellectual Property, Scholarly Content and Publishing.
B. P. Prakash
Mr B P Prakash retired recently (May 2018) as the Global Head of Information Resources Centre (IRC) at Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS). During his 22 years of tenure in TCS, the last 14 years he was heading & directing one of the largest & vibrant library networks in the globe with 125 professionals & 62 libraries.
In all, he has about 35 years of professional experience across national institutes, manufacturing sectors, research environments and global IT/ consulting firms.
He made TCS IRC an industry leader through innovative processes, products & systems. He successfully lead TCS IRC team to win the prestigious ‘Centre of Excellence Award’ from the Business & Finance Division of SLA (Special Libraries Association) USA, in 2009. He is instrumental in TCS IRC team recently winning the first ever award for Best technology enabled Library–the LibTech Award-2018, instituted by the Informatics Group.
He has served as the President of SLA Asian chapter for the year 2011. He was bestowed with ‘MANLIBNET Librarian of the year 2012’, in recognition of his immense contribution to library and information science profession. He is on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Library Management.
A graduate in Science with PG degrees in ‘Development Planning and Management’ and ‘Library & Information Science’, from University of Mysore, Prakash is a University Gold Medalist in Library & Information Science and a Fulbright Scholar from University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA.
Cecilia Leite Oliveira
Current Director of the Brazilian Science and Technology Information Institute (IBICT). She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Literature from the University of Brasília (1977), a Master’s degree in Information Sciences from the University of Brasília (1996) and a Doctoral degree in Information Sciences from the University of Brasília (2003). Concluded a Formative Instance at the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain in the Program Points of Cultural Information – P.I.C. In 2002, developed n her doctoral research a methodology of digital inclusion for social inclusion (Integrated Digital School – IDS), the first academic work of the University of Brasilia that became Law 3275 of the Government of the Federal District, making its use compulsory in public education. This methodology is internationally recognized and awarded. Carreer researcher of EMBRAPA Information Technology assigned to the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication (MCTIC) to act as General Coordinator of New Products Research and Development (CGPD) of IBICT. Has experience in the field of Information Science, the use of new technologies (ICT) for informational solution in the various fields of Information Science, mainly in the following subjects: information science, digital inclusion, information management, social inclusion, knowledge management and innovation.
Ceilyn Boyd is the Manager of the Harvard Library Research Data Management Program. This program connects members of the Harvard community to services and resources spanning the research data lifecycle and helps to ensure that Harvard’s multi-disciplinary research data is findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR). In addition to research data management, Boyd’s work at Harvard Library has involved taxonomy development; building sustainable data and visualization workflows; managing the large-scale digitization of manuscripts; and managing large, multi-library strategic projects and project portfolios involving multiple libraries and university partners. Boyd’s technical background also includes the roles of research software engineer and project manager for projects involving scientific data visualization and computer graphics at research organizations such as SRI International, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Mitsubishi Electric, and BBN Corporation.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
Emir José Suaiden
Productivity Researcher at CNPq – Level 1B and Full Professor at the Faculty of Information Science at the University of Brasília. Emir José Suaiden holds a Bachelor’s degree (1971) in Librarianship from the University of Brasília, a master’s degree (1980) in Information Science from the Federal University of Paraíba, a doctorate in Information Science from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a postdoctoral from Carlos III University of Madrid. He has experience in the field of Information Science, mainly in the following subjects: public library, information and society, information management, knowledge management and digital inclusion for social inclusion. In the 70’s he was Assistant Director of the National Book Institute where he collaborated in the implementation of the Public Libraries National System, in the system of book co-editing and in the propagation of a reading policy. These same activities were implemented later when Emir José Suaiden assumed the Presidency of the Executive Committee of the Center for Studies on Book Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLALC / Unesco). In the period of 2003-2005, he assumed the Presidency of the Research Support Foundation of the Federal District where he developed research promotion activities. From 2011 to 2013 he was a member of the Technical Advisory Council of the Museum of Astronomy and Related Sciences. In 2002, he developed a digital inclusion methodology for social inclusion, which became Law 3275 of the Government of the Federal District, making its use compulsory in public education. This methodology is internationally recognized and awarded. There are numerous citations in the indexed journals of Portal Capes and in open databases such as Live Search. From 2005 to 2013 he headed the Brazilian Science and Technology Information Institute (IBICT). In September 2013 he was appointed Director of the Central Library of the University of Brasilia, where he remained until the end of 2016. In 2011 he was included in the publication Whos Who in the World 2011, a Whos Who in America Publication, Marquis Whos Who. New Jersey, january 2011, p.2537, available at http://www.marquiswhoswho.com. From 2013 until 2015 was appointed by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation member of the Scientific Technical Council of the Brazilian Science and Technology Information Institute (IBICT). (DOU 236). In January 2014 he was appointed member of the Technical and Scientific Advisory Board of the Research Support Foundation of the Federal District. In March 2017 he retired from UnB and became a Senior Researcher at the same University.
H. Anil Kumar
Dr. H. Anil Kumar has a doctoral degree in Library and Information Science from the M.S. University of Baroda, India and the Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science from Bangalore University. He secured gold medals in both Master’s and Bachelor’s programmes of Library and Information Science. With moe than about two and half decades of professional experience at renowned academic institutions like National Law School of India University, British Library and Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India and Nirma University, Dr. Anil Kumar has been the recipient of the Best Librarian Award 2014 by Taylor and Francis, Outstanding Librarian Award 2012 by AIMS (Association of Indian Management Scholars), Asian Professional Award (2011) by Special Libraries Association (SLA), USA and Best Librarian Award (2008) by Management and Libraries Network (MANLIBNET), India.
He was invited under the prestigious International Visitor Programme of the Department of State, United States of America in June 2001. He has eight papers in national and international journals, six books, two IIMA case studies and several papers in books and conferences to his credit. His areas of professional interest are: Emerging Technology and Management Trends in Librarianship.
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 has been the Liaison Librarian for Engineering at Drexel University for 17 years. He has three master’s degrees from Drexel University, including an M.S. in Library and Information Science, an M.S. in Instructional Design and an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He also earned an M.S. in Education from the University of Pennsylvania.
As the Liaison Librarian for Engineering, Jay is responsible for building library collections in engineering subject areas, as well as outreach and teaching information and research skills to faculty and students in Drexel’s College of Engineering and College of Biomedical Engineering. He provides individual and small group consultations, instructional sessions and workshops, and online research support for students in on-campus and distance learning programs. He is actively involved with the Engineering Libraries Division of the American Society for Engineering Education. Jay has published and presented papers extensively in the area of information literacy for engineering students.
Jay is actively involved with the Engineering Libraries Division of the American Society for Engineering Education, and he is a member of the Asian Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) and the Engineering and the Science & Technology divisions of the SLA. He is also a member of the local SLA Philadelphia Chapter. He is extremely passionate about experimenting with innovative applications of emerging technologies to enhance information literacy among faculty and students. He has published and presented papers extensively in the area of information literacy for engineering students. He particularly loves mentoring and working directly with students, and he believes that the best learning occurs when it involves the mutual sharing of ideas, knowledge, and experiences.
Most recently, Jay partnered with a team of Drexel University engineering students to co-create the Engineering Academic Challenge, an online research game based on transdisciplinary grand challenges of civilization that has reached thousands in hundreds of universities worldwide.
In 2017, Jay received the Engineering Librarian of the Year Award from the Special Library association. In 2018, Drexel University’s IEEE Graduate Forum recognized him for his guidance, vision and support for the forum. He also received the Homer I. Bernhardt Distinguished service award from the Engineering Libraries Division of the American Society for Engineering Education in 2010. In 2016, he was nominated for Drexel University’s Presidential Award for Excellence for Professional Staff. He received the outstanding staff award at the 2016 Graduate Student Association Awards from the Graduate College at Drexel University and the Exceptional Service Award from Drexel University Libraries in 2014. He was awarded the Learning Partner Award from the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems at Drexel University in 2014. In 2013, he received the Outstanding Staff Mentor Award from the Graduate Student Association of Drexel University. He received IEEE’s mentorship award and a Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of outstanding leadership as the Drexel University IEEE Graduate Students Forum Partnership Coordinator and Student Branch Liaison 2006-2007. In 2003, he received Drexel University’s Harold Myers Distinguished Service Award.
Professional specialties and areas of interest include: Engineering Information, Teaching Information Seeking Skills, Collection Development and Management, Outreach to Faculty and Students, Mentoring, and Data Information Literacy.
Jay has a lifelong passion for trains and is a member of the Indian Railways Fan Club. He loves to read and write poetry, including a Gujarati language blog, bansinaad, which includes articles and poems. In his spare time, Jay enjoys researching new initiatives that highlight U.S./India/global collaborations in areas such as engineering education and libraries.
Julia M. Gelfand
Julia Gelfand is the Applied Sciences & Engineering Librarian at the University of California, Irvine Libraries in the USA, where she has held many since 1981. She is a graduate of Goucher College, Towson, Maryland, received her MSLS & M.A. from Case Western Reserve University and did doctoral work at the University of Denver. She has studied at the College of Librarianship Wales and devoted a large part of her career to engaging in many international activities. Well known for her expertise in grey literature, collection development, scholarly communication and academic publishing, themes that she has published and lectured widely on for over three decades. She was a Thomas J. Watson Fellow studying national libraries in Europe in the 1970s, and was a US/UKFulbright Fellow at the Imperial College & Science Museum Libraries London in 1992-93 and has been active in IATUL, the IFLA Acquisitions & Collection Development Section and the Science & Technology Section and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of College & Research Libraries of the American Library Association 2013-2017 and active in the Information, Computers, Communication Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS). She has served on numerous library advisory boards for both scholarly societies and commercial publishers and currently serves on the Institute of Physics (IOP) Library Council for North America.
Lillian Maria Araújo de Rezende Alvares
Professor at the Faculty of Information Science and Permanent Member of the Graduate Program in Information Science at the University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil. Post-doctorate in Cognitive Systems from the School of Technology and Experimental Sciences of the Universitat Jaume I, Spain. PhD in Information Science at the University of Brasilia and the Université du Sud Toulon-Var (Doctorat de Sciences de l’Informatique et de la Communication), under co-supervision in 2010. Specialist in Competitive Intelligence by the Brazilian Institute of Information in Science and Technology (Ibict) in 2001. Master in Librarianship by the University of Brasília (1997) and Graduated in Mechanical Engineering (1990) by the same university.
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.
Madeline Wrable has been working as the GIS Specialist in the GIS & Data Lab of the Data and Specialized Services Department of the MIT Libraries for over 2.5 years. She enjoys data visualization in its many forms and learning new technologies. In addition to supporting GIS, Madeline satellite remote sensing imagery analysis, photogrammetry, and recently has led the Libraries’ work in VR/AR, on selecting equipment, advising on the design of the space, and imagining potential applications for research. Prior to MIT she completed her MS in Environmental Health from the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department of Tufts University and her Bachelors in Applied Physics and Philosophy at Northeastern University. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she enjoys the outdoors in her free time.
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.
Mayank Singh is an Assistant Research Professor at Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar. He completed his PhD from Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Immediately before that, he has worked as a Technology Analyst in Infosys Ltd. He has completed B.Tech from IIT Jodhpur in 2012. His main research interests are in applying Data Mining, ML, NLP, and network science techniques to different problems in scholarly information science. He has publications in top conferences like ACM SIGKDD, ACM CIKM, COLING, NAACL, ACM/IEEE JCDL and in the Journal of Informetrics (JOI). He has also served as a program committee for COLING and high impact journal PLoS One. He is involved in active collaborative efforts with both academia and industry. He has received many notable awards including the TCS Research Fellowship (2014 – 2018) and Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award (2017).
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
Dr. Neelam Bharti is a Senior Librarian at the Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to her current position she served as Chemical Science and Engineering Librarian at the Marston Science Library, University of Florida. She has a Ph.D. in chemistry and worked as a research scientist for ten years. She was involved in an NIH drug development project, which led to several peer-reviewed publications and patents, and directed three drugs to clinical trials. In her current position, she has been actively involved in teaching chemical literacy, research strategy, and 3D printing technology in the library and the community. Neelam is an IIT Roorkee alumni and have earned recognition for her research, which have been published in top science and informational journals, including Chemical Reviews and the Journal of Chemical Education. She is also an editorial boards member on many leading international journals. Her research interest includes critical information literacy in sciences and emerging technology.
Pablo de Castro
Pablo de Castro works as Open Access Advocacy Librarian at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. He is a physicist and an expert in Open Access and research information workflows and management systems, areas he recently explored as coordinator for the OpenAIRE2020 Gold Open Access Pilot at LIBER, the Association of European Research Libraries based in The Hague. Pablo also serves as Secretary for the euroCRIS association to promote collaboration across the research information management community.
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.
Rebecca Raworth is the Island Medical Program librarian at the University of Victoria in Canada. She has over 25 years of health sciences librarian experience working in both teaching hospitals and universities with medical students, clinicians and research faculty. Rebecca is a peer-reviewer of the Journal of the Medical Library Association and her current research interests include the digital curation of research data, digital information fluencies, and the pedagogy of active learning teaching strategies.
Dr. Sandra Hirsh is Director and Professor of the School of Information at San José State University. The School of Information provides 100% online graduate programs to nearly two thousand students all around the country and in several countries. Prior to joining San Jose State University, she worked in the Silicon Valley in R&D and consumer product development for more than a decade at major technology companies: Hewlett Packard Labs, Microsoft, and LinkedIn. She co-founded and co-chairs the global virtual . She is the editor of Information Services Today: An Introduction; the second edition was published in March 2018. Currently, she and her colleague Susan Alman are co-Principal Investigators of to determine the feasibility of libraries as community anchors using blockchain technology. They are working on a book for the that is exploring possible use cases of blockchain for libraries; this publication will be available Spring 2019. She holds both a bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. from UCLA and a MLIS degree from the University of Michigan.
Dr. Shailesh Yagnik has 33 years of experience in the field of Library & Information Science and a Ph.D. in “Information Management in the Advertising Industry in India.” He had worked with Sarabhai Research Centre (SRC), Operations Research Group (ORG) and Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII). He is a visiting faculty, resource person, examiner and a member on board of studies at various universities. Dr. Yagnik has presented papers in national and international seminars and conferences. He has also compiled more than 400 product information reports for industries and organizations. Moreover, he is one of the team members of the MICA Indian Marketing Intelligence (MIMI) research project. At MICA, he is heading the Knowledge Exchange and Information Centre and actively involved in its information literacy program.
Sonia Barbosa is the Manager of Data Curation for the Harvard Dataverse, and Manager of the Murray Research Archive. Her responsibilities include initiating outreach and acquisitions of data for Harvard Dataverse, and promoting the use and benefits of the Dataverse tool and the Harvard Repository. Sonia leads training on using Dataverse, consults with users on organizing, cleaning, and preparing data for sharing and preservation, and provides curation support and guidance for users of the tool. Sonia also manages the data housed at the Murray Archive, a human subjects social science data archive housing longitudinal data on the lives of women. She is responsible for curation of the collection, preservation of data related to the archive, and data processing and dissemination. Sonia works closely with the Dataverse development team to increase awareness of the needs of the research community and providing usability feedback on the Dataverse features. She has over 23 years of data curation and management experiences in the social sciences.
Stacy Konkiel is the Director of Research Relations at Digital Science. Stacy’s research interests include incentives systems in academia and informetrics, and she has written and presented widely about altmetrics, Open Science, and library services. Stacy is a co-PI for the HuMetricsHSS initiative, serves on the Library Pipeline Board of Directors, and is a Metrics Toolkit Editorial Board member. Previously, Stacy worked with teams at Impactstory, Indiana University & PLOS. You can learn more about Stacy at stacykonkiel.org.
Dr. Sue Alman is a member of the faculty at the San Jose State University School of Information, and she has held posts at the University of Pittsburgh, University of Michigan, and academic libraries. Her areas of specialization include interpersonal communication, marketing and public relations, group dynamics, and foresight and strategic planning. In Fall 2014, she developed and led a MOOC, The Emerging Future: Technology Issues and Trends, that attracted over 1700 global participants. Residing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Sue teaches, writes, consults, and is currently involved in an IMLS-funded investigation of the possible uses of blockchain technology in libraries and information organizations.
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.