2017-18 Executive Team
Chair – Nushrat Khan
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.
CHAIR-ELECT – Tamarack Hockin
SEcretary/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.
Communications officer- 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).
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, and a Library plus Archival Diplomas from the Vatican Library and Archive Schools. She is interested in Information Literacy and behavior, User Experience, Social Media, Open education and Open Science, following also Wikimedia platforms.
Past Chair – Alyson GAMBLE
Alyson Gamble is a doctoral student in Library and Information Science at Simmons College. 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. During her career, she has worked for Countway Library of Medicine, Mote Marine Laboratory, New College of Florida, Wolfram Research, and other organizations.
2017-18 Committee Conveners
Digital Liaisons – 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.
Webinars – 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).
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