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Stephen Abram
Principal, Lighthouse Consulting Inc., & Executive Director, Federation of Ontario Public Libraries (FOPL)
Stephen Abram, MLS is managing principal of Lighthouse Consulting Inc. He is executive diretcor of the Federation of Ontario Public Libraries. He has been with Gale Cengage Learning, SirsiDynix, the SirsiDynix Institute, ProQuest, Micromedia, IHS,and Thomson. He is an SLA Fellow and the past president of the Ontario Library Association, SLA and the Canadian Library Association. In June 2003 he was awarded SLA’s John Cotton Dana Award. He received the AIIP Roger Summit Award in 2009 and Outstanding Teacher Award from the U of Toronto iSchool in 2010. He is the author of Out Front with Stephen Abram and Stephen’s Lighthouse blog.
Ben Bizzle
Founder & CEO, Library Market

Ben Bizzle is founder and CEO of the marketing and web development firm, Library Market. He's a 2013 Library Journal Mover&Shaker and John Cotton Dana Award winner, author of the book, Start a Revolution: Stop Acting Like a Library, and for over 7 years, served as the director of technology and head of the creative team at Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

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
Executive Director of Information Technology, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, Lecturer, San Jose State University
H. Frank Cervone is the executive director of information technology and college information security officer for the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also is a lecturer at the San Jose State University iSchool where he teaches courses related to  research methods, analytics, and social network analysis.
His prior experience includes more than 20 years of leadership in libraries and information agencies developing systems and services that have helped advance teaching, learning, and research in higher education environments. Currently, he is the ALA representative to the IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) Knowledge Management standing committee and a member of the Greater Iliinois Chapter of HIMSS Education committee.
He has 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.
Emily Clasper
System Operations and Training Manager, Suffolk Cooperative Library System
Emily Clasper has been working for the Suffolk Cooperative Library System since 2005, providing cooperative services to the 54 public libraries in Suffolk County, New York. As the System Training and Operations Manager, Emily leads a team managing and providing support for an ILS shared by 50 of the member libraries from across the county. A certified Project Manager, Emily often coordinates large cooperative projects for the libraries in her consortium, and is actively involved in providing continuing education for the library professionals in her area. A Library Journal Mover and Shaker (2012), she is an all-around troublemaker who spends her free time keeping her equally mischievous children (Robert, 9 and Claire, 6) from burning the house down.
Patricia Cleary
Global E-Product Development Manager, Springer
Since the launch of Springer’s first mobile application – CardiacCT – in 2010, Patricia has been instrumental in crafting the company’s mobile strategy. Patricia’s work in mobile technology has forged new pathways to empower science and medical professionals with the information they need, precisely when and where it is needed. As Global eProduct Development Manager, Patricia continues to pioneer new frontiers in STM Publishing by creating new products and services to meet the needs of these important customers. Patricia holds several degrees, including two undergraduate degrees in visual design and anthropology, and an M.A. in applied anthropology from Montclair State University.
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 of Business. He also supervises doctoral students at the Queensland University of Technology and was formerly professor and director at both San Jose and British Columbia. 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, his research focuses on advocacy and influence and leader development. Dr. Haycock has been honored by several national and international associations for his work.
Rebecca Jones
Director Branch & Neighbourhood Services, Brampton Library, Dysart & Jones Associates
As Director of Branch & Neighbourhood Services with Brampton Library Rebecca works with a dynamic group to deliver topnotch services through branches in one of Canada's fastest growing, multicultural city. Co-founder of Dysart & Jones Associates, Rebecca consulted with more than 100 organizations and libraries, facilitating planning processes, problem-solving, and organizational design. Her careeer has also included management positions at Imperial Oil Limited in IT, libraries, archives and records, and she was Director, Professsional Learning at University of Toronto's iSchool.  Rebecca is known for having long advocated the application of business and not-for-profit processes to information services and libraries. 
Brad Jung
VP, Product Management, Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
Brad Jung
Vice President, Product Management
Brad Jung has broad and deep experience in technology product management, sales and marketing strategy, and B2B consulting, and technology product management. He has shown leadership as CEO of Enliven software, CEO of Resonate, and as Founder and Senior Partner of the Kodiak Group: a sales consulting company. Most recently, Brad was a Partner at Decision Counsel, where he was instrumental in forming marketing strategy and go-to-market product launches for major consumer and B2B clients. Experienced in Web and application design and development, he also served as Vice President of Product Management for Purisma, a data quality and data management company acquired by SAP.
Richard E. Luce
Dean University Libraries & Assoc. VP for Research, University of Oklahoma

 

Richard E. (Rick) Luce is the Dean of University Libraries, Professor and Peggy V. Helmerich Chair, and Associate Vice President for Research at the University of Oklahoma. Prior to joining OU, Rick was Vice-Provost and Director of Libraries at Emory University, responsible for University Libraries and the Health Sciences library from 2006 - 2012. 

Rick has served on four NSF Blue Ribbon panels in data driven science, cyber-infrastructure, and the role of research libraries, and he was a member of the National Academies Committee on Assuring the Integrity of Research Data in an Era of E-Science. Currently he is the co-chair of the ARL/AAU/ALPU Share proposal for a federated repository ecosystem in response to the White House OSTP call for open access to publications and data. Rick serves on the DataONE external advisory board, CLIR’s Committee on Coherence and Stanford’s University Libraries and Academic Information Resources Advisory Council.

From 1991-2006 Rick was the Research Library Director at Los Alamos National Laboratory. In 2005 the Research Library was recognized as “the world’s best scientific digital library”. Rick was awarded the Fellows' Prize for Leadership at Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2005, the first ever awarded to a nonscientist. 

In 1999 Rick was a co-founder of the Open Archives Initiative to develop interoperable standards for author self-archiving systems. In 2003 he co-organized the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities, and in 2004, the Brazilian Declaration on Open Access

From 2000-2006 Rick was the senior advisor to the Max Planck Society's Center for Information Management. He has consulted with over twenty organizations and given over 170 invited talks, and served on the executive board of organizations such as CNI, the DLF and NISO. He also has served as an external reviewer for the CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, the U.S. Department of Energy, the Digital Library for Earth Systems Education, Stanford University, Caltech, and the University of Kansas. His publication A New Value Equation Challenge: The Emergence of eResearch and Roles for Research Libraries was part of the Council on Library and Information Resources Report titled No Brief Candle: Reconceiving Research Libraries for the 21st Century.  

 Luce earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of San Diego, master’s in public administration from San Diego State University and master’s in library and information science from the University of South Florida. 
 
 

Gina J Millsap
Chief Executive Officer, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library
Gina Millsap is the chief executive officer of the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library. She leads an organization of 200 incredible employees serving a library-loving community of 178,000. She served as the director of the Ames (Iowa) Public Library and at the Daniel Boone Public Library prior to making Kansas her home. She's worked in libraries for 38 years and received her Masters of Library Science from the University of Missouri, in the previous century. Her degree may be an antique, but her outlook isn't; she's been recognized as a Library Journal Mover and Shaker and is Past President of the Library Leadership and Management Association, a division of the American Library Association. She also ran (and lost) for American Library Association president, so she's not afraid to take risks and thrives on rejection. She presents and writes on a variety of current topics, including community leadership, market segmentation, public library trustee education, 21st century librarianship, process improvement and is an experienced facilitator for library and community groups.


Peter Morville
President, Semantic Studios, & Author, Search Patterns, Ambient Findability, Information Architecture, & Intertwingled
Peter Morville is a pioneer of the fields of information architecture and user experience. His best-selling books include Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, Ambient Findability, Search Patterns, and Intertwingled. He advises such clients as AT&T, Cisco, Harvard, IBM, Macy's, the Library of Congress, and the National Cancer Institute. His work has been covered by Business Week, The Economist, NPR, and The Wall Street Journal. Peter lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his wife, two daughters, and a dog named Knowsy.
Mike Nutt
Digital Media Librarian, Digital Library Initiatives, North Carolina State University Libraries
Mike Nutt is the digital media librarian in the Digital Library Initiatives (DLI) department at North Carolina State University Libraries. He serves as editor-in-chief of the content program for the five large visualization walls that are architecturally integrated into NC State’s new James B. Hunt Jr. Library. He recently completed a two-year Fellowship at the Libraries where he worked in both the DLI and Communications departments. As a Fellow, Mike led a strategic initiative called “Networked Library: Marketing the 21st Century Library,” that focused on building and implementing innovative social media engagement strategies. Mike received his Master of Science in Information Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During his time at UNC-CH, he founded the student group Carolina Digital Story Lab and was a research assistant at the Carolina Digital Library and Archives.
Paul R. Pival
Public Services Systems Librarian, Libraries & Cultural Resources, University of Calgary
Paul is the Public Services Systems Librarian (aka webmaster) at the University of Calgary.  He's also responsible for Desktop support, and most of the new technology in the Taylor Family Digital Library. Prior to moving to Canada he worked for 4 years as the Electronic Reference Librarian, then Document Delivery Librarian at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  He blogs as The Distant Librarian at http://distlib.blogs.com
Mr. Lee Rainie
Director, Internet, Science and Technology Research, Pew Research Center, Author of the book "Networked: The New Social Operating System"
Lee Rainie is the Director of Internet, Science and Technology research at the Pew Research Center, a non-profit, non-partisan "fact tank." His project was described by the American Sociological Association as the “most authoritative source of reliable data on the use and impact of the internet and mobile connectivity” and the ASA awarded him its award for “excellence in the reporting on social issues award” in 2014.

The project has issued more than 600 reports based on its surveys that examine people’s online activities and the impact of mobile connectivity and social media on their lives.

Lee also now oversees the Center's sustained study of the intersection of science and society. All of its reports and datasets are available online for free at: http://www.pewinternet.org.
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 Center 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.

Mike Ridley
Librarian & Instructor, University of Guelph
Until January 2012 Michael Ridley was the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Librarian at the University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada). Currently he is seconded to the First Year Seminar Program at Guelph where he teaches multidisciplinary courses to first year undergraduates.
Ridley has been a professional librarian since 1979 working at a variety of positions at the University of Guelph, the Health Sciences Library at McMaster University, and the University of Waterloo. In 1995 he returned to the University of Guelph as the Chief Librarian and in 2004 was named the CIO. Ridley has served as the President of the Canadian Association for Information Science, President of the Ontario Library Association, and Chair of the Ontario Council of University Libraries.
Ridley has been a member of the Board of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN), the Canadian University Council of CIOs (CUCCIO), the Ontario Research and Innovation Optical Network (ORION) and the Board of Governors at the University of Guelph. In 2007 Ridley was named “Academic Librarian of the Year” by the Ontario College and University Library Association (OCULA), a division of the Ontario Library Association (OLA). In 2008 he was awarded the newly renamed Larry Moore OLA Distinguished Service Award from the Ontario Library Association. In 2010 I was honoured to be awarded the Miles Blackwell Award for Outstanding Academic Librarian by the Canadian Association of College and University Libraries (a division of the Canadian Library Association). In 2013 Ridley was presented with the 2013 Outstanding Alumni Award from the Faculty of Information Alumni Association (FIAA), University of Toronto.
He blogs at www.MichaelRidley.ca and tweets @mridley.
Susan Senese
Director, Information and Instructional Technology Services, University of Toronto Mississauga
Iam the Director of Information and Instructional Technology Services at the University of Toronto Mississauga.  The Uof T Mississauga is one campus ocation of our tri-campus university.   Areas of responsibility include the campus network operations, research computing support, client services, classroom technology, storage and infrastructure services, web design and application development, digital signage, video conferencing, lecture capture and web casting.  Previously, I held the position of Associate Librarian, Research and Information Technologyh Services, UofT Mississauga Library where I was responsible for public and staff computing in the Library, library application development and support, emerging technologies, digital signage, scholarly communication, digital research services with an emphasis on digital humanities, special archival collections, the library website and project management leadership.  I also spent nineteen years with ExxonMobil Canada in various roles from business librarian, corporate archivist, electronic documents management analyst and b2b internet services manager.
 
Roy Tennant
Senior Program Officer, Research, OCLC
Roy Tennant is a Senior Program Officer for OCLC Research. He is the owner of the Web4Lib and XML4Lib electronic discussions, and the creator and editor of Current Cites, a current awareness newsletter published every month since 1990. His books include "Technology in Libraries: Essays in Honor of Anne Grodzins Lipow" (2008), "Managing the Digital Library" (2004), "XML in Libraries" (2002), "Practical HTML: A Self-Paced Tutorial" (1996), and "Crossing the Internet Threshold: An Instructional Handbook" (1993). Roy wrote a monthly column on digital libraries for Library Journal for a decade and has written numerous articles in other professional journals. In 2003, he received the American Library Association's LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Excellence in Communication for Continuing Education.
Hutch Tibbetts
Digital Resources Librarian, IT & Web Services, Douglas County Libraries

Hutch Tibbetts is a Digital Resources Librarian at Douglas County Libraries, where he's worked for more than 10 years. Before this, he worked at the University of California – Santa Cruz in their science and liberal arts libraries, at the University of Albany and the University of Oregon in their government document departments, and started working in libraries at a public library in Upstate (New York, that is).  In his current position, he’s responsible for managing and maintaining the electronic resources and services the library offers from their website.  He keeps himself busy with the library’s mobile app, doing content creation and UX on the library’s Drupal website, and finding ways to incorporate the library’s electronic content into their VuFind catalog.  He lives in Denver, telemarks in the winter, mountain bikes in the summer, and cycles on the road year-round.
 

Craig W Wingrove
Director, External Content Management, KPMG LLP
Craig W. Wingrove
Director, External Content Management
KPMG LLP
 
Craig Wingrove is the Director of External Content Management for KPMG LLP, a U.S. limited liability partnership and a member firm of the KPMG network of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International. In this role Craig is responsible for managing and developing KPMG's external content strategy. This includes negotiating, monitoring, and supporting content delivery to the firm's portal and internet channels. Craig is based in Montvale, New Jersey.
 
Craig's previous role at KPMG was Director of Industry Research and External Content for KPMG's Office of the Global Chief Knowledge Officer. Before joining KPMG, Craig was associated with Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. managing their Investment Banking Information Center. In that position, he was responsible for managing groups in New York and London as well as securing external content for the firm. Craig was a key player in deploying desktop applications to bankers in three continents which included a comprehensive training and education program.
 
A member of SLA since 1994, Craig has spoken at numerous information industry conferences and meetings. He has also contributed to publications such as Information Outlook.
 
Craig holds a Master of Library and Information Studies from McGill University in Montréal and a Bachelor of Arts from St. John's University in New York.
 
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Jeff Wisniewski
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 & Communications 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, project manages new technology initiatives, and coordinates all internal and external communication efforts. . 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 Searcher, and Computers in Libraries.  He has taught numerous technology workshops, and is a frequent presenter at web and Internet conferences. 
 
 
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