Bernard Bizimana Bernard Bizimana

Bernard holds an MSc in computer science and an MSc in library and information science. He first came to HEC Montréal in May 2005, and has been the director of the Library since May 2016. He is responsible for advancing the organizational vision and the strategic orientation of the Library and for aligning them with the teaching and the research goals of the School. During the last two years, his most important challenge has been to develop and implement a new business model for the Library. HEC Montréal is a Canadian business school that offers a comprehensive set of study programs, including a BBA, many MSc specializations, an MBA, an EMBA, and a PhD. With approximately 9,000 full-time students and 300 faculty members, HEC Montréal is one of the largest business schools in the world.
Tamir Borenstajn

Tamir Borensztajn has served as EBSCO’s Vice President of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Strategy since 2014. In this role, Tamir helps to inform and present EBSCO’s software strategy while working with libraries worldwide to understand their systems and software needs. Prior to joining EBSCO, Tamir served as Executive Director, Public Sector Innovation EMEA at Infor. He is a graduate of Hebrew University of Jerusalem and holds a Master in Library Science from Simmons College in Boston.
Gosia Cabaj Gosia Cabaj

Gosia Cabaj is looking for ways to make culture and libraries a meaningful digital experience and empowering the organizations to do so. Currently she is in training to become regional Head of Information at the Goethe-Institut and lives in Athens (Greece). Before that she worked in the headquarters of the Goethe-Institut in Munich (Germany) and was responsible for training development and digital project management. She studied Art History and Arts and Media Management in Lodz (Poland), Bonn and Hamburg (Germany).

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Melody Chin Melody Chin

Melody is the Research Librarian for Economics at Singapore Management University, where she is involved in designing and delivering instructional programs to facilitate the broad research needs of the School of Economics. Melody sits on the Council for the Library Association of Singapore as Asst. Hon. Secretary and serves as Chair of the association’s Membership Committee. She is passionate about Open Educational Resources (OER) and has partnered with the University’s Centre for Teaching Excellence in raising awareness and is currently leading the OER initiative at SMU.
Melody Chin Christopher Erdmann

Christopher Erdmann is an author, developer, and experimenter in the areas of digital libraries, social networking, library UX, interactive technologies, bibliometrics, and data services in libraries. He is currently the Library Carpentry Community (LCC) and Development Director at The Carpentries and the California Digital Library. Together with them Chris will start mapping out the infrastructure for growing the community etc. to meet the demand for workshops around the globe. He has previously worked for e.g. North Carolina State University, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, European Southern Observatory, Supreme Court of the US, UN, U of Washington (UW), and CNET. Chris holds an MLIS from the UW iSchool and a BA from the U of California, Davis.
Sigrid Noer Gimse Sigrid Noer Gimse

Sigrid Gimse is a Business Research & Instruction Librarian at the Norwegian Business School of Oslo, Norway. She is in charge of the Library team giving guidance in the finance and business databases, and provides in-depth research consultations to business faculty, undergraduate, MBA, and Ph.D. students. She maintains a Libguide in Finance Research, and serves as the Liaison librarian to the Dept. of Finance. She has been a Business Librarian since 2002.
Clara Ginther Clara Ginther

Clara Ginther is the deputy head of the Department of Journals and Databases at the University Library Graz and is part of the Publication Services' team. She holds a degree in Roman Catholic Theology from the University of Graz. Her research led her for several years to universities in Germany, France, England and Ireland.
Deborah Grbac Deborah Grbac

Deborah Grbac has been a Librarian at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano since 2008. Since 2010 she has been a trainer there in Information Literacy Courses for the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, held both in Italian and English, as well as a Reference Librarian. In September 2017 she attended an Erasmus Staff Week organised in Toulouse for librarians and since 2018 she is the Library contact person for the United Nations System of Depository Libraries. She is the author of many papers on various topics: Information Knowledge Management, Scientific Terminology, Scholarly Communication, Open Science and Open Access, discussed in International Conferences and Workshops and a writer of scientific articles for the Journal ‘Informatica e diritto’.
Michael Hemment Michael Hemment

Michael Hemment is Senior Director, Baker Research Services in Knowledge and Library Services (KLS) at Harvard Business School. He leads the vision and strategy for an integrated service model offering HBS faculty seamless library support across the research and teaching lifecycle. Prior to joining Baker Library, Hemment served as Head of Research and Learning Technology at the Harvard College Library, developing strategic partnerships with campus technology groups and coordinating digital scholarship and research innovation projects. He received his BA from Cornell University, PhD and MA from Harvard University, and MLIS from Simmons College.
Nicole Krueger Nicole Krueger

Nicole Krüger, Librarian with an MA in Philosophy, is a staff member of the ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics. She teaches information literacy at the University of Kiel, has been Visiting Librarian in New York and is a member of the editorial staff of Informationskompetenz.de (a German website for information literacy topics).
Mikael Laakso Mikael Laakso

Mikael Laakso works as an Associate Professor at Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki Finland. He has been researching the changing landscape towards openness in scholarly publishing by studying combinations of bibliometrics, web metrics, business models, science policy, and author behaviour for over 10 years. In addition to research he is also active in open access advocacy as part of national and international working groups, most recently in the European Commission Expert Group "Future of Scholarly Publishing and Scholarly Communication".
Karin Lackner Karin Lackner

Karin Lackner is a special librarian for physics and astronomy. Until recently, she was team leader of the Publication Services at the University of Graz. She holds both a degree in astronomy and history from the University of Vienna.
Lars Lund-Thomsen Lars Lund-Thomsen

Lars has a MSc in Business & Economics from the Aarhus School of Business. He works as a Reference Librarian at the Royal Danish Library supporting the Department of Management & Department of Economics at the Aarhus University. His primary focus is company and financial databases along with article search in business & economics. For the past two years, he participated in the DEFF project ROIAV (Research Output & Impact Analyzed & Visualized) which aims to educate libraries in data visualization by cases in e.g. bibliometrics. The main concern is: How do we get an overview over large complex sets of data?
Anna Mette Mordhorst Anna Mette Mordhorst

Anna Mette Morthorst is a special consultant at The Royal Danish Library working on projects and research support within the area of publishing, Open Access and copyright. She has a long experience with licensing and has been participating in many national projects including most recently the OAM project. Since 2018 she is also the Danish Representative in Knowledge Exchange Group.
Christine Okret-Manville Christine Okret-Manville

Christine Okret-Manville has a PhD in History, a degree in Political Science (Sciences Po Paris) and a diploma in archive and library science (Ecole nationale des chartes, Paris). She started her career in the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, in charge of libraries networks projects. She joined the Library of the Paris-Dauphine University where she was appointed Deputy Director in 2012. She’s in charge of the library services for researchers, and manages the university repository BIRD. She’s also involved in the Committee for Open Science formed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research (skills and training college).
Stephanie Oliver Stephanie Oliver

Stephanie Oliver is Director of Information Products and Technology Services in Knowledge and Library Services (KLS) at Harvard Business School. Responsible for the evolving Digital Baker strategy and Baker Library ecosystem, Oliver leads cross-functional teams providing technology services, digital product management / UX, information management, and information product support for KLS. Oliver chairs the Digital Governance Board and oversees the product development pipeline. Prior to joining HBS, Oliver developed information management solutions, providing research, reference, and technology services in Technology and Oil & Gas. Oliver holds a Masters of Science, Information Studies and a B.S. in Political Communication from the University of Texas, Austin.
David Patrician David Patrician

David Patrician is a freelance journalist and event moderator based in Hamburg, Germany. Prior to that, he hosted a weekly show, in German, for Delta Radio. In addition, he has filed stories for the Westdeutsche Rundfunk, RTL Nord, Hamburger Abendblatt, Radio Bremen, Voice of America, Deutsche Welle and Newsweek. He worked for the Voice of America, Washington, D.C., for several years and filed stories for both the English and Korean language services. He is also currently the Fulbright alumni coordinator for the Hamburg regional chapter.
Paul Plaatsman Paul Plaatsman

Paul Plaatsman is the coordinator of the Erasmus Data Service Centre (EDSC) of the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). Their present services include: individual support, workshops, question handling, creating and updating manuals, access to the Microdata in the Datalab and services around research data support, like data management plan support, data storage and other data support tools.
Wendy Girven Pothier Wendy Girven Pothier

Wendy Girven Pothier has worked as Business Librarian at the University of New Hampshire since 2016. Prior to holding this position, she was Director of Library Services at Maine Maritime Academy and Public Services Librarian at the University of Alaska Southeast. Wendy earned an MSLIS from Clarion University and an MS in International Logistics Management from Maine Maritime Academy as well as undergraduate degrees from Penn State University. She has been developing information literacy digital badges with the Peter T. Paul School of Business and Economics since 2017 and serves on the microcredential advisory board for the University of New Hampshire.
Belen Real Belen Real

Her current role as Associate Director at IE Library allows her to develop different skills and strategies on communication and information technologies, social media, team management, marketing and research. With a special focus on applying the latest trends on technology to enhance the user experience and digital libraries, as well as to improve the support to the research. An experience gained from working with different profiles of more than 70,000 students, professors and researchers from more than 200 countries around the world. Master in "Business Management and Communication Management" at IE Business School, expert in "Management of Cultural Heritage, Archives, Libraries and Museums" at the University of Deusto Bilbao and "Bachelor of Art History", at the Autonomous University of Madrid.
Noelia Romero Noelia Romero

Noelia Romero is the current Communication Manager at IE Library. In her experience over the years, managing different services in the library, she has developed skills that allow her to apply the latest technologies in order to improve the user experience, as well as to support researchers in their daily work. She is also a lifestyle Influencer in social media and this allows her to develop different skills and strategies on communication, social networks and marketing, knowledge that she applies to the library in order to discover new ways to approach the users. Expert in Customer Experience by IE, Bachelor on Documentation and Diploma on Library Science and Documentation at the Complutense University of Madrid.
Frank Seeliger Frank Seeliger

Frank Seeliger studied Cultural Anthropology and Geography in Bonn, Germany, in the 1990s. He did his doctors degree in Ulm in Cultural Anthropology and worked there until 2006. Afterwards he graduated as an academic librarian at the Humboldt University Berlin. For more than ten years so far he is the head of the University library in Wildau. Five years ago they leveraged a study course for distance learners in computer science focused on libraries. (Master of Science in Library Computer Science)
Ragna Seidler-de Alwis Ragna Seidler-de Alwis

Prof. Ragna Seidler-de Alwis, MBA represents the subject area of business & economic information and market intelligence at the Institute for Information Science at the University of Applied Sciences (TH Köln) since 2003. After her studies in Germany and UK, she worked for an international consulting company as a head of the Information Research Centre and as a research consultant for over 10 years in London and Düsseldorf. Her research interest focuses on business information research, market & competitive analysis and interdisciplinary teaching.
Thomas Seyffertitz Thomas Seyffertitz

Thomas Seyffertitz is a special librarian for economics, finance and mathematics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Wien). In 2016, he and some colleagues started to develop a strategy for implementing institutional research data management. His current main duties include the design and implementation of a RDM service portfolio for the university. Thomas’ further interests concern the scholarly communication processes, Open Access, as well as strategic management of libraries. Before joining the library team in 2013, he worked at the Department of Socioeconomics where he inter alia served as managing editor for an international scientific journal for several years. He holds a degree in economics and social sciences with a focus on information management.
Tim Tully Tim Tully

Tim Tully, MLIS (Florida State University 2014), is the Business Librarian at San Diego State University (SDSU) and is the acting librarian liaison to the Fowler College of Business and the Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Prior to library school, Mr. Tully was a founding partner of Flomotion L.L.C., an apparel company that targets the action sports and Florida lifestyle markets and is currently the official clothing partner of the PGA’s Players Championship. Before joining the faculty at SDSU, he was a Business & Career Librarian at Brooklyn Public Library (BPL). At BPL, he provided research assistance to entrepreneurs and job seekers and planned public programming on business related topics. Mr. Tully’s areas of interest include the information needs of entrepreneurs, the information needs of job seekers, and information literacy skills in the workplace.
Sven Vlaeminck Sven Vlaeminck

Sven Vlaeminck is a project manager for disciplinary research data management services at the Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (ZBW) in Hamburg/Germany. In this function, he acts as product manager of the ZBW Journal Data Archive, a newly established service for academic journals in economics and management. Beyond, Sven is involved in da|ra - the German DOI-registration agency for social and economic data, which is part of the DataCite consortium. He also regularly provides trainings for PhD students and undergraduates on reproducible research and the data policies of research funders and journals. He holds a degree in political sciences with a focus on quantitative social science research.
John Willinsky John Willinsky

John Willinsky is Khosla Family Professor of Education and Director of the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at Stanford University, as well as Professor (Part-Time) of Publishing Studies at Simon Fraser University. He directs the Public Knowledge Project, which conducts research and develops open source scholarly publishing software in support of greater access to knowledge. His books include the Empire of Words: The Reign of the OED (Princeton, 1994); Learning to Divide the World: Education at Empire’s End (Minnesota, 1998); Technologies of Knowing (Beacon 2000); and The Access Principle: The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship (MIT, 2006) and The Intellectual Properties of Learning: A Prehistory from Saint Jerome to John Locke (Chicago, 2017).
Suzanne Wones Suzanne Wones

As the Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies and Innovation, Suzanne Wones leads the development and implementation of digital strategies for the Harvard Library community. Her work includes examining trends in information technology and digital library development and identifying opportunities for innovation within the Library and with external partners. The Digital Strategies and Innovation department includes Research Data Management, Digital Solutions, Digital Imaging, and Stewardship for Digital Collections. Suzanne holds a Master of Science in Information, Library and Information Services from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Christian Zimmermann Christian Zimmermann

Christian Zimmermann is Assistant Vice President for Information Services in the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Previously, he was a Professor of Economics at the University of Connecticut and the Université du Québec à Montréal. A native of Switzerland, he has been involved on the web since 1995 trying to share information that can make research more effective for economists and more accessible for the general public.