Bangma is Head, Library Systems and Information Technology (LS&IT) and from
2000 – 2008 was Head, Health Sciences Library both at the University of
Saskatchewan. Janet’s research interests are diverse and continue to
morph, reflecting the fact that evidence based practice is such a dynamic field
there is something to learn all the time offering many avenues for
discovery. During a recent sabbatical leave, Janet focused on one aspect
of using evidence for decision making and that is looking at dynamic modeling
both in a healthcare application, to complete requirements of an advanced
degree, and more generally within librarianship.
Janet Bangma is Head, Library Systems and Information Technology (LS&IT) and from 2000 – 2008 was Head, Health Sciences Library both at the University of Saskatchewan. Janet’s research interests are diverse and continue to morph, reflecting the fact that evidence based practice is such a dynamic field there is something to learn all the time offering many avenues for discovery. During a recent sabbatical leave, Janet focused on one aspect of using evidence for decision making and that is looking at dynamic modeling both in a healthcare application, to complete requirements of an advanced degree, and more generally within librarianship.
holds a M.Ed. from the University of Cologne in Germany. I am working as an
Access Services Adviser at the Office for Students with Disabilities McGill
University since 2012. In her current position, her work and research portfolio
includes the management of peer support groups, increasing university access
with an emphasis on library access for emerging clienteles (students with
invisible disabilities, especially ADHD), Universal Design and facilitating
inclusive work opportunities for emerging clienteles.
Tanja Beck holds a M.Ed. from the University of Cologne in Germany. I am working as an Access Services Adviser at the Office for Students with Disabilities McGill University since 2012. In her current position, her work and research portfolio includes the management of peer support groups, increasing university access with an emphasis on library access for emerging clienteles (students with invisible disabilities, especially ADHD), Universal Design and facilitating inclusive work opportunities for emerging clienteles.
Selinda Berg is currently a
Librarian at the University of Windsor. Concurrently, she is completing a PhD.
in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at The University of Western
Ontario. Selinda has developed multiple initiatives to help librarians, like
herself, take a lead role in developing a unique research culture that
complements the environment and needs of practicing librarians. Her own
research explores the development of professional identity of librarians and
health professionals, as well as the development of research cultures in
Canadian University Libraries.
Selinda Berg is currently a Librarian at the University of Windsor. Concurrently, she is completing a PhD. in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at The University of Western Ontario. Selinda has developed multiple initiatives to help librarians, like herself, take a lead role in developing a unique research culture that complements the environment and needs of practicing librarians. Her own research explores the development of professional identity of librarians and health professionals, as well as the development of research cultures in Canadian University Libraries.
Jean Blackburn is the User Experience Coordinator at Vancouver Island University. Jean enjoys exploring opportunities presented by technological and social change for improving user-centred library services. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Katherine Boss is an Assistant Professor and Reference and
Instruction Librarian at Long Island University in Brooklyn, where her teaching
philosophy is firmly rooted in a mission to provide engaging, student-centered classrooms.
She earned a Master of Science in Library and Information Science at Long
Island University, and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Media Studies
at the New School in New York City. Her research areas focus on curriculum
integrated instruction and information literacy outcomes assessment.
Katherine Boss is an Assistant Professor and Reference and Instruction Librarian at Long Island University in Brooklyn, where her teaching philosophy is firmly rooted in a mission to provide engaging, student-centered classrooms. She earned a Master of Science in Library and Information Science at Long Island University, and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Media Studies at the New School in New York City. Her research areas focus on curriculum integrated instruction and information literacy outcomes assessment.
Cara Bradley is the Teaching & Learning Librarian at the University of Regina. She has BA and MA degrees in English literature from the University of Regina, and her MLIS from the University of Alberta. Prior to joining the University of Regina in 2005, she worked in special and public libraries. Her professional interests include plagiarism prevention education, information literacy, and evidence-based librarianship. She has published numerous articles, presented widely, and wrote the book Plagiarism Education and Prevention: A Subject-Driven Case-Based Approach, which was published by Chandos in 2011.
Margaret Brown-Sica is the Associate Director for Technology and Digital Initiatives at the Auraria Library which serves the University of Colorado Denver, the Metropolitan State University of Denver and the Community College of Denver. Her research interests are Participatory Action Research, Library Technology, Strategic Planning, and Access to Information/Open Access.
Jane Burpee is a Research Enterprise & Scholarly Communications Librarian at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. In her current position she supports the work of researchers throughout the research cycle. Jane is team lead for ETDs; OA support and the Campus Author Recognition Program. Additionally, she supports researchers in the areas of biological, veterinary, physical and engineering sciences, and family relations and applied nutrition. Prior to this position, she was the Manager of Reference and Information Literacy at the University of Guelph after coming positions in government and public library sectors. In 2006, she received the University of Guelph Presidential Distinguished Librarian Award. Her research interests include scholarly communication, open access, altmetrics and community engagement.
Associate professor Michele Christian,is the collections archivist and university records analyst for the Special Collections Department of the Iowa State University Library. Before working at Iowa State, she was the labor archivist at the State Historical Society of Iowa. She has written articles on various topics, including managing artifacts in archives and using oral histories in collection developments. She received her MA in history and MLIS from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.
Jamie Conklin is the Science & Health Sciences Librarian at the Lovejoy Library at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She serves as subject liaison to biological sciences, chemistry, dental medicine, environmental sciences, mathematics and statistics, and physics. Her current interests and projects include mobile technology, texting as a reference tool, and using evidence to inform information literacy instruction.
Jill Crawley-Low is a librarian at the University Library, University of Saskatchewan returning to the collegium after a 5-year term as Assistant Dean (Services to Libraries) and a year-long administrative leave. Jill is redefining her research in the area of leadership development in academic libraries following experience as science reference librarian, STM collections librarian, branch head of the Veterinary Medicine Library at the U of S, and administrator responsible for collections and technical services.
Nicole Dalmer is a recent graduate from the University of Alberta’s School of Library and Information Studies and is now a Public Services Librarian in the Academic Library Internship Program at the University of Alberta’s H.T. Coutts (Education & Physical Education) Library. Her research interests and past studies have focused on information seeking and sharing behaviours of specific lay information mediary subgroups: older adults and their caregivers.
Diane (DeDe) Dawson is the Natural Sciences Liaison Librarian at the University Library, University of Saskatchewan in Canada. In addition to her Master of Library and Information Science degree, she also holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master of Science in Earth Sciences. Driven by her education and research background in the sciences, she has a strong interest in the ways scientists communicate the results of their research and how libraries can support this. DeDe’s research focuses on the many issues involved in scholarly communications in the sciences including open access and open science.
Pat Dawson, Associate Professor-Librarian, is the Moore Library Science Librarian with liaison responsibilities to the Sciences, Mathematics, and Psychology Departments at Rider University. She has a B.A. in Biology, a M.S. in Microbiology, and a M.L.S. from the School of Communication, Information and Library Studies at Rutgers University. Her research interests include teaching strategies, research and evidence-based librarianship, plus investigating entrepreneurial libraries.
Kathleen De Long is Associate University Librarian (Human Resources and Teaching/Learning), University of Alberta Libraries. As well as her MLIS, Kathleen has a Masters in Public Management from the University of Alberta, and just recently completed her doctorate in Managerial Leadership in the Information Professions at Simmons College. Her current research focuses upon investigating leadership within the library profession.
Liz Dennett received her MLIS in 2003 from the University of Alberta and is currently employed in a joint position with the Institute of Health Economics (IHE) and the John W. Scott Health Sciences Library at the University of Alberta in Edmonton AB, Canada. At IHE, she is responsible for conducting comprehensive literature searches to locate evidence for systematic reviews and health technology assessments. At the UofA, Liz works as a public services librarian who liaises with the departments of Clinical Nutrition and Otorhinolaryngology. She is a co-creator of the Online Database of Health Statistics and is actively engaged in research on methodological filters, searching for rapid health technology assessments, and on research-embedded health librarianship.
Gail K. Dickinson is Associate Professor of school librarianship in the Darden College of Education at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Gail holds an MLIS from UNC-Chapel Hill and a PhD in Education with a focus on educational administration from the University of Virginia. She teaches courses in school library administration, school library curriculum and instruction, and collection development to pre-service school librarians. Her research interests are in school library preparation and continuing education, distance learning, and issues of access and equity.
Jonathan Eldredge, MLS, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the University of New Mexico. His primary appointment is in the Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center with a secondary appointment in the Department of Family & Community Medicine. His administrative title is Evidence Based & Translational Sciences Collaboration Coordinator. For years Jon has enjoyed the challenges of tackling increasingly complex projects. He has an active research program with over 40 articles published in peer reviewed journals. Methodologically, he has a special interest in experimental designs. His most recent article involving a Delphi study that defines the Medical Library Association’s research agenda has attracted wide attention. Jon co-directs the three-year longitudinal Evidence Based Practice course for all medical students, co-teaches the Biomedical Informatics course in the CTSC MSCR Program, and co-teaches the MPH Principles of Public Health course.
Leila Fernandez, Associate Librarian, Steacie Science and Engineering Library, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada
Leila is the subject librarian for chemistry, physics and astronomy. Her responsibilities include collection development, reference and departmental liaison. Her research interests include librarian roles in promoting scholarly communication, open access initiatives in developing countries, and new models in scholarly publishing.
Rumi Graham is currently University Copyright Advisor, University of Lethbridge, and graduate studies librarian. Her other experience at the University of Lethbridge includes education and health sciences librarian, technical services manager, database manager of the Library’s integrated library system, manager of library services to AADAC, and acting associate university librarian. Rumi completed her PhD focused on undergraduate subject searching and information literacy at the University of Toronto.
Maria Grant is a Research Fellow (Information) within the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Salford, UK. Maria has an academic background in information science and is a qualified Librarian with over 25 years experience working in health information.Maria published a typology of reviews and associated methodologies and has contributed to the searching, appraisal and synthesis of evidence into literature and systematic reviews on a wide range of topics, most recently around factors influencing self care, the support needs of carers for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and an investigation of the factors that affect public engagement with eHealth services in the management of their health.
Maria is Editor-in-Chief of the ISI listed Health Information and Libraries Journal and has a particular interest in the role of published information; both its production and its application into practice. In 2006 she was instrumental in the establishment of a cross-university writers group to facilitate life long learning around writing theory and practice. The group resulted in a measurable increase in the quantitative, qualitative and diversity of the output of group members and, in 2011 Maria established and is leading a similar group at a local level.
Eugene Harvey is the Assessment Librarian at Buffalo State, State University of New York. Eugene incorporates knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods into the everyday workings and projects at E. H. Butler Library, including statistical benchmarking, internal assessment activities, and strategic planning and evaluation. Eugene also provides service as a Reference Librarian, including teaching for-credit courses and course-related information literacy sessions. Eugene's research and scholarly interests include library assessment & evaluation, social science research design, statistics, information literacy outcomes, and institutional collaboration.
Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe is Professor, University Library, and Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Association of College and Research Libraries launched the Value of Academic Libraries Initiative during her presidency. She has presented widely on the value of academic libraries and library assessment, evaluation, and innovation. With Debra Gilchrist, Lisa was lead designer for ACRL's training program for the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education. A recent publication is the 2012 co-edited book Environments for Students Growth and Development: Libraries and Student Affairs in Collaboration.
Ma Lei Hsieh is an instruction, reference, and government documents librarian at Rider University in New Jersey. She has a M.A. in Communication and M.L.S. from Indiana University at Bloomington. Her research interests include instruction methods, assessment of student learning outcomes of information literacy, and emerging technologies in libraries.
Victoria Itsekor works as a Librarian with Centre for Learning Resources, (Library) Covenant University, Canaan Land, Ota, Nigeria. She succeeded in procuring book gifts for twelve schools from National Library of Nigeria, Lagos State in 2004, through Libraries & Scholars an organization she founded. Also in 2010, she was privileged to be amongst six librarians from all over the world to be selected to participate in a new initiative of the International Federation of Library and Information Association (ILFA), an IFLA, Library Theory and Research Section for New Professionals. She has also just concluded a Master’s degree program in Library, Archival and Information Studies, at University of Ibadan.
Eric Jennings is an Instruction & Outreach Librarian at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's McIntyre Library. Prior to coming to UW-Eau Claire, he was a librarian at Charleston Southern University. Eric edits an opinion column in College and Undergraduate Libraries. His research interests include marketing and outreach activities in academic libraries and library instruction. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa.
Carl Gustav Johannsen is Associate Professor at The Royal School of Library and Information Science. He has previously been Head of the Research School of Cultural Heritage from 2004-2011. He has a ph.d. within Quality Management from the Business School of Aarhus. He has published several books and research reports on evidence based professional practice, public library issues, special librarianship, competitive intelligence, organisational theories and leadership, quality management and educational questions concerning the profession. He has published more than 125 papers and articles in academic and professional journals. Carl is member of editorial boards of academic journals. He also has a comprehensive international experience. He has lectured in many different countries and participated in many library development projects in, for example, the Nordic countries, the Baltic States, Hungary, Egypt and South Africa. He has been head of KAF (Research School of Cultural Heritage) and member of government research councils. He has also had chairman’s and other key positions in several Danish library associations concerned with public, research and special libraries.
Pascal Lupien is a Research Enterprise & Scholarly Communications Librarian at the University of Guelph, Ontario. In 2006, he received the University of Guelph Presidential Distinguished Librarian Award. He was a member of the steering committee of AskON, Ontario’s province-wide virtual reference service. He has worked as User Services librarian at the University of New Brunswick, and has served as Vice-President of the Association of Professional Librarians of New Brunswick and President of the Association des bibliothèques de l'Ontario-Franco. He is currently a PhD candidate in Political Science, University of Guelph. Lupien’s research interests include virtual library services, developing services for traditionally underrepresented people, and freedom of information.
Currently holding the post of Dean of Learning Services at Edge Hill University, Alison Mackenzie is responsible for a range of complementary academic services and staff who provide support and expertise for academic staff, students and researchers. Prior to taking up this post, Alison held the post of University Librarian at Bangor University, a variety of roles at Manchester Metropolitan University and in her early career worked in art colleges and commercial practice. Alison has been active in SCONUL for a number of years, as a member and Chair of the Working Group on Information Literacy and as a contributor to the e-learning task and finish group. She is currently chair of the Strategy Group on Performance and Quality.
Joanne Gard Marshall is an Alumni Distinguished Professor at the School of Information & Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she served as Dean from 1999 to 2004. In addition to her Ph.D. in Public Health, Joanne holds at Master of Health Science Degree from McMaster University and a Master of Library Science degree from McGill University. In 2005 she received an honorary doctorate from McGill in recognition of her contribution to improving research and practice in health library and information services. During 2004-2005 Joanne served as president of the Medical Library Association (MLA). She has received a number of honors from MLA including a doctoral fellowship and the Eliot Prize for the most significant research in medical librarianship for 1982 and 1992, the Donald Lindberg Research Fellowship in 2010 and the Janet Doe Lectureship in 2013. Joanne received the Award of Outstanding Achievement from the Canadian Health Libraries Association in 1992 as well as several awards from the Special Libraries Association including the H.W. Wilson Award in 1997, the John Cotton Dana Award in 1998 and the Factiva National Leadership Award in 2004.
Cathy Maskell is currently Associate Dean of the Library at the University of Windsor. She has a PhD in Library and Information Science from the University of Western Ontario, an MLIS from Western and undergraduate science degrees from McMaster University. One of Cathy's key responsibilities at Leddy is working with librarians to develop their research profiles. She is also Chair of the library's committee to evaluate and revise criteria for librarians' renewal, promotion and permanence.
Andrea Miller-Nesbitt has been working in McGill University Library since 2010 and is currently the liaison librarian for the biological sciences. She has been interested in Universal Design and accessibility in libraries for several years, and in 2012 she became the liaison librarian for McGill’s Office for Students with Disabilities. She is an active member of the Special Libraries Association Biomedical and Life Sciences Division.
Elizabeth Moreton is the Health Sciences Librarian and liaison to the Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Her research interests include information literacy, assessment, evidence-based practice, and reference services, among others. She holds an MLS from Indiana University.
Sharon Murphy is the Head of Academic Services at Queen’s University Library. Her current position melds research and teaching initiatives through the mutual support of research data curation, scholarly communications, teaching and learning, and learning commons’ partnerships. Prior to this she was Head of the Engineering & Science Library at Queen's University after coming from Dalhousie University's Sexton Design and Technology Library where she was Head of Reference and Research.
Diana Ng, BSc (Hons), MLIS, is the Learning Services Librarian for the Southern Medical Program and Biology Liaison at the University of British Columbia, where she provides instruction and support to faculty and students. She is also a problem-based learning tutor in the UBC medical curriculum. Diana has worked extensively in public, hospital and academic libraries. She is currently the convener for the CHLA Mentorship Interest Group and field recruiter for the ALA Discovering Librarianship project. Her research interests include effective online pedagogy, and the use of educational technology in academic libraries and medical education to enhance teaching and learning.
Assistant professor Passonneau is the assessment librarian and the assistant to the dean at Iowa State University of the Library She oversees the library assessment program She collaborated with Michele Christian, the record analyst for Iowa State University Library’s Special Collections, to assess the outreach program with the university’s student and alumni Greek community. Assistant Professor Passonneau research areas include aligning qualitative and quantitative library data to institutional benchmarks and national assessments, developing survey measures with open source tools, and using electronic usage data for institutional planning.
Kathleen Reed is Assessment & Data Librarian at Vancouver Island University. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @kathleenreed.
Wendy Rodgers is a Humanities Research Liaison Librarian at Memorial University of Newfoundland, where she has worked since 2006. Previously, she was a Liaison Librarian and Web Content Coordinator at the University of Guelph Library. She has served the profession through the Newfoundland and Labrador Library Association, the Ontario College and University Library Association, and the Canadian Association of College and University Libraries. Her favourite place to spend time is a theatre, and she has appeared in 15 stage productions in the last 10 years. Her newest role is as Mom to her daughter Raya, born in October 2012.
Lorna E. Rourke is the Director, St. Jerome's University Library in Waterloo, Ontario. She was previously an Academic Liaison & Reference Librarian at the University of Guelph. She has taught in the Master of Library & Information Science program at the Faculty of Information & Media Studies, University of Western Ontario. She is a past president of the Ontario College & University Library Association, and the 2009 recipient of the Ontario College & University Library Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Ms. Rourke’s research interests include virtual library services, librarian activism, and information literacy.
Carol Shepstone has been University Librarian with Mount Royal University in Calgary Alberta for the past five years. She holds a MLIS from University of British Columbia and has worked in academic, public, and special libraries as well as archives and museums in western Canada. Her current research interests include library value assessment, organizational culture, intellectual property, and library co-operation and collaboration. She is an active board member on a number of library consortia and has a keen interest in association and organizational governance.
Rick Stoddart is the new Assessment librarian at Oregon State University Libraries & Press. He is interested in uncovering evidence and documenting library impact on student learning, especially from under-explored areas such as library computer systems, institutional repositories, and special collections. Rick received Masters degrees in Library Science and Communication Studies from the University of Alabama. He is currently working on an EdD exploring the intersection of libraries and learning.
Soleil Surette has recently become the Manager of Assessment and Research at the Edmonton Public Library (EPL) where she oversees the implementation of EBLIP. Prior to this position she was the Research Librarian at the CARE Program for Integrative Health & Healing at the University of Alberta, where she was immersed in evidence-based practice and had the opportunity to co-author several research papers. She obtained her MLIS from the University of Alberta in 2007.
Bryan S. Vogh is the Head of Library Systems at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's McIntyre Library. Prior to coming to UW-Eau Claire, he worked for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Bryan's research interests include workflows, process mapping and library services platforms. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Laura Winton is the Assessment and Research Librarian at the Edmonton Public Library where she implements the principles of EBLIP in a public library setting and has way too much fun with statistics and data visualization programs. Before joining the Edmonton Public Library, Laura worked as a researcher in the Department of Public Health at the University of Alberta. She earned her MLIS from the University of Alberta in 2012 where she completed a thesis investigating the changing reading habits of young adults in relation to crossmedia storytelling.
Chung-Yen Yu is a Ph.D. candidate from Graduate Institute of Library and Information Studies at National Taiwan Normal University. He is also a librarian in the National Yang-Ming University. His research interests lie in the area of log analysis, bibliomining and bibliometrics, with a focus on understanding user's behavior in the electronic journal usage .
In his prior work, he focused on parse log files by Ruby language to get resolve rules.