Bonnie Carroll to Deliver GL8 Keynote Address


Bonnie C. CarrollBonnie C. Carroll, President of Information International Associates Inc., will present the Keynote Address at the Opening Session of the Eighth International Conference on Grey Literature. This year's conference is titled "Harnessing the Power of Grey"; and if there is one informational professional who can bring this to task, it is Bonnie Carroll. As President of IIa, she supports government and industry in managing information as a strategic resource.

She is Secretariat Director of CENDI, the federal scientific and technical information (STI) managers' group and Consultant to USGS, supporting the development of the National Biological Information Infrastructure and the OSTP Biodiversity Informatics Working Group to promote interagency coordination of national and international biodiversity informatics initiatives. For over 3 decades, she has participated in research and development projects including a major assessment of STI in the U.S. for the National Science Foundation; the development of a topography of STI systems for the Library of Congress; and the development of a system to provide input to the DOE's Energy Science and Technology Database. She helped develop a National Information Strategy for the Kingdom of Jordan and has done special studies for the International Atomic Energy Agency, UNESCO and the World Bank. Before starting IIa, Ms. Carroll worked at DOE's Office of Scientific and Technical Information as Director of Program Development and International Activities and Deputy and Acting Assistant Manager for Information Services. She worked with contract research companies, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Cornell University. She served as President of the Association for Information Science &Technology and as Chair of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Section on Information, Computing and Communications. Ms. Carroll is currently the US National Representation to International CODATA under the auspices of the International Committee for Science (ICSU) and is on the editorial board for the journal Information Services and Use. She has an MS from Columbia University and a BA from Cornell University. Ms. Carroll has been active in grey literature research and management dating back to the early 1990s.


Recent Keynote Addresses in the GL-Series were presented by:

GL7 - Dr. Laurent Romary, National Centre for Scientific Research, France
GL6 - James G. Neal, Columbia University, United States
GL5 - Dr. Helmut Artus, Information Centre for the Social Sciences, Germany


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