Officers & Committee Conveners

 2018-19 Executive Team

Chair – Tamarack Hockin

Tamarack is an ASIS&T New Leader, and Collection Services Librarian for the Fraser Valley Regional Library (Canada). She holds a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science as well as Advanced Certificate in Strategic Management of Digital Assets and Services from San Jose State University, where she was Editor-in-Chief for the peer-reviewed SLIS Student Research Journal. Tamarack’s research interests include computer-mediated communication, discourse analysis, and grounded theory methodologies.

Tamarack brings to SIG-DL her experience as Chair of the ASIS&T Student Chapter at San Jose State University, and as a Board Director and Coordinator for Mentorship at the British Columbia Library Association. Tamarack is keenly interested in the potential for SIG-DL as an interdisciplinary forum, hosting discourse with academics and practitioners on technology, standards, and policy of digital librarianship.


CHAIR-ELECT – Ekatarina (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.


SEcretary – alessandra seiter

Alessandra Seiter is a Knowledge Services Librarian at the Harvard Kennedy School and a MLIS candidate at Simmons College School of Library and Information Science (concentration in Cultural Heritage Informatics). Her LIS praxis is informed by an undergrad education in human geography, and a robust background in political activism. Much of her research has focused on collective action and the online/offline spaces in which it plays out. She’s passionate about using technology to facilitate social change on scales large and small.


TREAsurer – Nushrat Khan

Nushrat Khan is currently a Research Data Librarian at the University of Bath while conducting her PhD in the UK. She is exploring the impact of research data sharing and open research data metrics under the supervision of Professor Micheal Thelwall. Prior to this, she was a Fellow and Faculty Librarian at the North Carolina State University Libraries. 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.


Communications officer – Bushra A. Jaswal

Bushra Almas Jaswal is a Chief Librarian and Associate Professor at the Forman Christian College (A Chartered University) and an M.Phil in LIS. She has also worked as United Nations Digital Librarian in Islamabad, Pakistan and the founder Chief Librarian at Gad & Brigitt Rausing Library at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).  She is skilled in using information and digital technology in library services, electronic and online services for users and planning computerized learning spaces to suit users with various learning needs.


Webmaster – carla colombati

Carla is Academic Librarian, currently working at the Website Office at University of Teramo (Italy), in charge of the European Documentation Centre. She holds a Master in Digital Library Learning (DILL) from Oslo and Akershus University College – Tallin University – University of Parma, and a Master of Library and Archival Science from  La Sapienza University of Rome,  the Library Diploma from the Vatican Library School and the Archival Diploma from the Vatican Archive School.

She is member of the Committee of the European Documentation Italian Network EDCs, and of the DL Working group of the Italian Association of Libraries AIB.  She is involved in Wikimedia Italia as Coordinator for the Abruzzo and in other associatons only as member (IFLA, Europeana, AIUCD, EADH, ISKO-IT).

She is interested in Information Literacy and Behavior, User Experience, Social Media,  Open education (E-Learning, MOOC, Wikimedia platforms), and Open Science (Research Data Management), (Citizen Science) E- Citizen, Communities of Practice (E-learning).


Past Chair – Nushrat Khan

Nushrat Khan is currently a Research Data Librarian at the University of Bath while conducting her PhD in the UK. She is exploring the impact of research data sharing and open research data metrics under the supervision of Professor Micheal Thelwall. Prior to this, she was a Fellow and Faculty Librarian at the North Carolina State University Libraries. 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.


2018-19 Committee Conveners

Webinars – Anna Maria Tammaro

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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).


Officer Position Descriptions and Duties

http://www.asis.org/wiki/chapters-sigs/index.php/SIG-DL_Officer_Positions