Officer Position Descriptions and Duties
2016-2017 Officer Biographies
Chair – Alyson Gamble
Alyson Gamble is Science Librarian at the Jane Bancroft Cook Library of New College of Florida and the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. She holds a Master of Library and Information Science from Louisiana State University, a Master of Liberal Arts from Tulane University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Spring Hill College. Prior to joining the faculty of New College of Florida, Alyson worked as the Librarian at Mote Marine Laboratory and as a paraprofessional at Tulane University and Spring Hill College.
Chair-Elect – Nushrat Khan
Nushrat is currently a NCSU Libraries Fellow working at both Digital Library Initiatives department and on Linked Data initiative at the Acquisition and Discovery department. She received her Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the iSchool at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with Hazel C. Rediger Award for demonstrating strong intellectual curiosity and interests both in the classroom and outside it. She was selected as one of the two participants for the competitive Oxford-Illinois Digital Library Placement Program and worked with the Oxford e-Research Centre on a Linked Data project for Early English books, which was a runner-up for the Best Poster Award at the iConference 2015. Prior to coming to USA for graduate studies, she was a Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholar and received her Bachelor’s degree in Information Science from University of Tsukuba, Japan. Her research interests include Digital Humanities, Semantic Web, Natural Language Processing, and Learning Analytics.
Treasurer – Danielle Pollock
Danielle Pollock is a doctoral candidate in Communication and Information at the University of Tennessee. Her research focuses on the diffusion of new information technologies and practices in research-intensive environments. She has a Master’s degree in Information Science from the University of Missouri. Prior to returning to graduate education, she served as the librarian for the Missouri Department of Transportation and as Digital Projects Librarian for Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico.
Secretary – Anna Maria Tammaro
Anna Maria Tammaro (Italy) is Professor of the International Master in Digital Library Learning (DILL), joint international Master of Tallinn University and University of Parma. From 2008 to 2010 she was Researcher Fellow at Urbana Champaign (Illinois). She is the President of OpenEdition Italy and President of the Interdepartmental Centre UNIPR CoLab. She is the author of many publications and between them “Exploring Education for Digital Librarians” (2013, with Susan Myburg) and co-editor of “Digital Library Futures” (2010, with Witt and Verheul) and “Libraries driving Access to Knowledge” (2012, with Lau and Bothma).
Communications – Virginia (Ginnie) Dressler
Virginia is currently the Digital Projects Librarian at Kent State University. Her experience and background includes almost ten years of digital content production and digital project management in a variety of settings, from academic libraries to museums. Virginia’s current research interest involves applications of Linked Data and Open Access platforms for digital collections. She holds a Master of Library and Information Science (Kent State University, 2007) and a Master of Art Gallery and Museum Studies (University of Leeds, 2003).
Membership – Lyne Da Sylva
Educated first at the University of Ottawa and then in Montréal and Geneva, Lyne has a multidisciplinary background (in Mathematics, Computer Science, Linguistics and Computational Linguistics). She is now Associate Professor at the École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information (EBSI) at the Université de Montréal. Prior to this, she spent several years doing research and development work in Natural Language Processing (NLP), including four years in the private sector.
Webmaster – Anna J Dabrowski
Anna is the the Digital Repositories Librarian in the Office of Scholarly Communications at Texas A&M University Libraries. She manages the institutional repository (OAKTrust) and Texas A&M University’s open access fund (OAKFund). Anna conducts projects to expand repository functionality, improve workflows, and integrate library services and software. Anna holds a BA in Linguistics from Northwestern University, and completed her MSc in Information Science and Cultural Communication at the University of Copenhagen in Copenhagen, DK.
Past Chair – Eka Grguric
Ekatarina (Eka) Grguric is a Fellow at North Carolina State University Libraries working in the User Experience department on the Web Team and in the Digital Libraries Initiatives department on an initiative to support Open Science activity at NCSU. She recently completed an MLIS at the University of British Columbia iSchool (SLAIS: The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies) during which she took courses focused on topics in Human Computer Interaction.
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