Commissioner, Chicago Public Library
Brian Bannon is the Commissioner for the Chicago Public Library and in this capacity responsible for leading the city's 80 libraries that serve the 2.6 million residents of Chicago. Prior to this role, Brian held a variety of Leadership positions within the San Francisco Public Library, Seattle Public Library and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2009, Brian was honored as a Library Journal Mover & Shaker and was a Public Library Association Fellow at the Wharton Business School. Brian is very active in work related to information access, public technology, and the digital divide. He earned his B.A. from Pacific Lutheran University and a M.L.S. from the University of Washington.
founder and director Doklab, Doklab, ShanachieTour
Erik Boekesteijn works in the Science and Innovation Department at DOK, the library concept centre. His work includes marketing, promotion and innovation. Together with Jaap he works on many DOK Studio productions. They are also hired as a team by other libraries for a period of time to reorganize their library. Erik is also one of the founders of the UGame Ulearn project. Erik has a degree in English and is specialized in the area of interpreter/translator. Erik has written some articles for CIL and MLS that were well received. Erik has been doing video tours looking for best practise in libraries in many countires, among which Ireland, Jamaica, and the USA. The last tour is now published as a book with DVD by ITI under the title ShanchieTour, a library road trip across America. Currently the LBI (library Bureau of Investigation) is touring Australia in search for new stories to inspire librarians all over the world. Their videos can also be watched on www.shanachietour.com
Deputy City Librarian, San Francisco Public Library
Jill Bourne joined the San Francisco Public Library in 2006 as Deputy City Librarian, where she shares oversight of public services at the system's Main Library and 27 branch libraries, as well as a citywide capital building program. In this role, she leads the implementation of programs and services that highlight and enhance the relevance of public libraries in the communities they serve - expanding operating hours, fostering partnerships, increasing public technology, offering innovative literary and arts programming. Jill also heads the development of SFPL's Green Stacks environmental public education strategy, featuring capital, programmatic, and outreach elements that maximize the public library's role in building and strengthening sustainable communities. She was named as a Library Journal
"Mover and Shaker" in 2009 and a "Top Innovator" by the Urban Libraries Council in 2010. Jill holds a bachelor's degree in English from New York University and a master's degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Washington.
Prior to joining SFPL, Jill held various positions at the Seattle Public Library including: children's librarian, collection development librarian, manager of the Children's and Literacy, ESL, and World Languages departments, assistant head of the Central Library, head of the Central Library, and acting director of public services. Before that, she was a teaching assistant, a box-office manager, a cocktail waitress, and a tour guide at the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Ms Kim Bui-Burton
Community Services and Library Director, City of Monterey
Kim Bui-Burton oversees the City of Monterey's Conference Center, Harbor & Marina, Library, Museums, Parking, Recreation and Sports Center. As the Director for California's first public library, housing the California History Room archives, Kim is the City's lead representative for local, regional and national heritage tourism efforts. A graduate of UC Santa Cruz and San Jose State University, and the first Vietnamese-American Library Director in the country, Kim was recognized as one of 40 Outstanding Alumni for SJSU. She is a Board member of the Literacy Campaign for Monterey County, of the Monterey Bay Area Cooperative Library System Administrative Council, the Historic Monterey Steering Committee, the California Preservation Project Steering Committee, and the SJSU-SLIS International Advisory Council.
Dr. Frank Cervone
Managing Partner, Cervone and Associates
H. Frank Cervone is the managing partner at Cervone and Associates, based in Chicago, IL. His prior experience includes more than 20 years of leadership in developing systems and services that have helped advance teaching and learning in higher education environments. Some of his major areas of interest include management of information technology and information organizations; accreditation in higher education; data analysis; the effect of social networks on innovation; and the use of library and information resources for advancing teaching and learning. The author of four books in applied information technology, multiple book chapters, and numerous articles, he writes a regular column in OCLC Systems and Services on digital project management.
He has served as the chair of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Standards and Accreditation committee and is currently the LITA (Library Information Technology Association) representative to the International Federation of Library Associations and Agencies (IFLA).
He holds a MSEd with a specialization in Online Teaching and Learning from California State University, an MA with a specialization in Information Technology Management in Information Agencies from DePaul University, as well as a Ph.D. in Management from Northcentral University.
Director, eProduct Management, Springer
Dr. Ken Haycock
Research Professor of Management and Organization, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, Senior Partner, Ken Haycock & Associates Inc.
Ken Haycock directs the new graduate programs in Library and Information Management at the USC Marshall School. He was formerly professor and director at both San Jose, which became the largest global e-campus in LIS in the world, and the University of British Columbia. He is a past president of the Association for Library and Information Science Education and the Canadian Library Association, and former member of the Executive Board of ALA. Dr. Haycock has been honored by several national and international associations for his work.
Director, Institute of Museum and Library Services
On January 19, 2011, President Obama appointed Susan Hildreth to be director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The nomination to her new post was confirmed by the US Senate by unanimous consent on December 22, 2010.
Hildreth is the former city librarian of Seattle where she managed the Seattle Public Library, which includes the world-renowned Central Library and 26 new and expanded branches. The Library operated on a $50 million budget, had approximately 650 staff members, served more than 14 million visitors, and circulated nearly 12 million books and materials in 2010.
Hildreth was the former state librarian of California, where she managed a $70 million administrative budget supporting library and research services for the state government and funding and consultation for California libraries.
Before her 2004 appointment by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hildreth was city librarian of San Francisco, overseeing an annual operating budget of more than $58 million and a $130 million building program.
Hildreth was president of the Public Library Association and served on its board of directors. She was an elected member of the council that governs the American Library Association. She was a longtime member of the California Library Association and served as its president and treasurer.
Hildreth graduated cum laude from Syracuse University and holds a master's degree in library science from the State University of New York at Albany and a master's degree in business from Rutgers University.
Mary Ann Mavrinac
Neilly Dean, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Mary Ann Mavrinac is the Vice Provost and Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly Dean, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester. Prior this she was the Chief Librarian, University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) and the Head of The D. B. Weldon Library, Western University. In 2010 Mary Ann was the President of the Ontario Library Association. With many people and many teams, she led the UTM Library from vision through to occupancy for a new academic library, the Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre, which opened in 2006.
Executive Vice President, Research Solutions, Cengage
Frank Menchaca is executive vice president of publishing. Frank began his career with Thomson Gale in 1994 and was most recently publisher and vice president, history, social science, science and Spanish. He has held various positions of increasing responsibility since joining Thomson Gale, including vice president and publisher of four Thomson Gale imprints: Charles Scribner's Sons, Macmillan Reference USA, Schirmer Reference and Twayne Publishers, all while continuing the company's Spanish publishing initiative.
Prior to joining Thomson Gale, Frank was acquisitions editor in the subject areas of literature, history, science, current events and music for The Millbrook Press. He also was associate editor with the Weekly Reader Corporation and literary editor with George Braziller Publishers, and held positions with Chelsea House Publishers and John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
In addition to being a publishing executive, Frank is an accomplished and published author and translator. He has written and published poetry, criticisms, reviews and video scripts. He won the Thomas Wolfe Awards for Poetry in 1982 and 1983.
Frank earned his M.A. in English literature, with honors, from Yale University, and a B.A. in English and Spanish literature, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from New York University.
California Academy of Sciences
Rebecca Morin is the Head Librarian at the California Academy of Sciences, where she oversees the Research Division Library and Archives programs. Becky is an active member of the Biodiversity Heritage Library consortium, the International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers, and the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections. She is Principal Investigator of an IMLS National Leadership Grant project titled "Connecting Content: A Collaboration to Link Field Notes to Specimens and Published Literature."
Prior to joining the California Academy of Sciences in 2007, Becky worked in Reference in the Science & Engineering Division of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centreat the University of British Columbia. She received her M.L.I.S. and her M.S. in Archival Studies from the University of British Columbia and her B.A. in Music from Wellesley College.
Director, Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, & Author, forthcoming book, Networked: The New Social Operating System.
Lee Rainie is the Director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project, a non-profit, non-partisan "fact tank" that studies the social impact of the internet. The Project has issued more than 350 reports based on its surveys that examine people's online activities and the internet's role in their lives.
Lee is a co-author of Networking: The New Social Operating System,
a book about the social impact of the internet and mobile technology. He is also co-author of four books about the future of the internet, which are based on Project surveys.
Prior to launching the Pew Internet Project, Lee was managing editor of the newsweekly magazine U.S. News & World Report
. He is a graduate of Harvard University and has a master's degree in political science from Long Island University.
Mr Ken Roberts
Consultant, Ken Roberts Library Consulting, & former Chief Librarian, Hamilton Public Library
Ken Roberts was the Chief Librarian of the Hamilton Public Library in Canada, retiring in 2012. He recently received the Canadian Library Association's IOutstanding Service to Librarianship Award, the Ontario Public Library Association's Lifetime Achievement Award and was named to McMaster University's Alumnae Gallery. Ken leads the Canadian Urban Libraries Council Task Force which is working with publishers on a new eBook model. Ken has a strong IT background and was seconded to unify the IT systems of six amalgamating municipalities in Ontario.
Jaap Van de Geer
Delft Public Library
Dr. David Weinberger
Co-Director Harvard Library Innovation Lab, Harvard University, & Author, Too Big To Know; Everything is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder, & Co-Author,Cluetrain Manifesto
David Weinberger, Ph.D., is co-director of the Harvard Library Innovation Lab and a senior researcher at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society. His twisty career began as a philosophy professor for six years, and then took a sharp turn when his many years as a freelance journalist and humor writer led him to a job in a high tech start-up as a marketing writer. That put him in a position to observe the early rise of the World Wide Web. He went on to become a Marketing VP and strategic marketing consultant to companies working at the heart of the Net revolution.
In 1999 he was a co-author of the seminal work in Internet business, "The Cluetrain Manifesto", and then wrote "Small Pieces Loosely Joined: A Unified Theory of the Web," a work that brought his philosophical training to bear on the question of the Net's significance. In 2004, he became a Fellow at the Berkman Center where he wrote "Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder," a book about the profound changes in how we understand the organization of the things in our world; it is dedicated to librarians. This led to his position at the Library Innovation Lab where he works with technologists and developers, including on a networked platform for the Harvard Library. His latest book, "Too Big to Know," looks at the networking of knowledge. Dr. Weinberger has written many times for Harvard Business Review and Wired, and his work has appeared in journals as diverse as Scientific American, The Atlantic.com, Science, The Chronicle of Higher Ed, Salon, Smithsonian, USAToday, and TV Guide. He blogs for CNN.com has been an advisor to three presidential campaigns. He was a Franklin Fellow at the U.S. State Department 209-2011. He lives in Brookline with his wife and children.
Web Services Librarian, University of Pittsburgh
Jeff Wisniewski received his MLS from the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences. He is the Web Services Librarian for the University Library System at the University of Pittsburgh, where he maintains the Library System's public website, staff intranet, coordinates technical support for Pitt's University-wide ETD program, and project manages new technology initiatives . He has served as a Visiting Lecturer in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, has published in such journals as IRSQ, Online, and Computers in Libraries. has taught numerous technology workshops, and is a frequent presenter at web and Internet conferences.