Officers & Committee Conveners

 2017-18 Executive Team

Chair – Nushrat Khan

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Nushrat is currently PhD student at the University of Wolverhampton in the UK. She is working in open research data metrics with Professor Micheal Thelwall. She is a foremer NCSU Libraries Fellow where she worked in both Digital Library Initiatives department and on the Linked Data initiative. 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. 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.

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
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.

SEcretary/Treasurer – Danielle Pollock

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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
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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

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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