Biographies

Keynote Speakers

Stephen Abram, MLS, is Past-President 2008 of SLA and the past-President of the Canadian Library Association. He is the Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and Markets for Gale Cengage. He was Vice President Innovation for SirsiDynix and Chief Strategist for the SirsiDynix Institute. He was Publisher Electronic Information at Thomson after managing several libraries.

Stephen was listed by Library Journal as one of the top 50 people influencing the future of libraries. He has received numerous honours and speaks regularly internationally. His columns appear in Information Outlook and Multimedia and Internet @ Schools, OneSource, Feliciter, Access, as well writing for Library Journal. He is the author of ALA Editions' bestselling Out Front with Stephen Abram. His blog, Stephen's Lighthouse, is a popular blog in the library sector. 

 

Dr. Mohamed Ally is Professor in Distance Education and Director of the Centre for Distance Education at Athabasca University, Canada. His current areas of research include the use of mobile technology in learning and libraries and e-learning,. Dr. Ally is Past-President of the International Federation of Training and Development Organizations (IFTDO) and is one of the Founding Directors of the International Association of Mobile Learning (IamLearn). He is also on the board of the Canadian Society for Training and Development.

Dr. Ally chaired the Fifth World Conference on Mobile Learning and co-chaired the First International Conference on Mobile Libraries. He recently edited three books on the use of mobile technology in education and libraries. In addition, Dr. Ally has published in peer-reviewed journals, chapters in books and encyclopedia and served on many journal boards and conference committees. He has presented keynote speeches, workshops, papers, and seminars in many countries.
 

 

Jessica Colaço is the iHub Manager at iHub - Nairobi's premier innovation hub. She was the principal researcher at Strathmore Research and Consultancy Centre (SRCC). She is a Mobile Technology Evangelist in Kenya with a passion to evangelise technology for social change. In 2009, 'Business Daily' named her as one of the top 40, under 40 years of age women in Kenya's business scene.

As an undergraduate Computer Science student, she had been exploring the possibility of studying mobile GIS (Geographic Information Systems) systems for her thesis work. She developed a mobile application known as Wireless Map Service (WMS), which received great accolade from the public during the 10th annual IEEE Engineering Students Exhibition in September 2007.

Her endeavour is to put Kenya on the map for technology achievements. She organised the first-ever Nairobi Facebook Developer Garage and Mobile Boot Camp in Kenya in March 2008 and November 2008 respectively; to spur innovation within the country.
 

 

Professor Gilly Salmon took up her post as Professor of Learning Futures and Executive director of the Australian Digital Futures Institute at the University of Southern Queensland in early January 2011. Prior to that, she was Professor of E-learning and Learning Technologies at the University of Leicester, UK, and head of the Beyond Distance Research Alliance and the Media Zoos (on campus, online and in-world in Second Life).

Gilly’s research interests span strategies for enhancing learning with and through new technologies, the future for learning in Higher Education and innovation through learning design.
She is a Senior Fellow and a National Teaching Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, Trustee of EDEN, and chair of the UK’s Association of Learning Technologies.

Gilly has two research degrees: in change management and ICT and pedagogy. Her book E-moderating is considered seminal in the field of online teaching. A new edition (the 3rd) will be published in 2011. Other recent books include E-tivities and Learning in Groups, Podcasting for Learning in Universities was published in August 2008.


Other Speakers

Ambrose, I
Iris is the Campus Librarian at La Trobe University’s Shepparton campus in the Goulburn Valley, Victoria. The library is shared with the Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE. The collection caters for 300 students from Commerce, Arts and Education faculties, while Nursing students also use a shared library with Goulburn Valley Health. She has been in this role for 10 years and is now also the campus Academic Language and Learning lecturer. She has recently completed a Masters of Information Management and Systems with Monash University, taking off-campus units. She won the 2009 VALA Student Award for excellent results.
 

Barron, L
Linda Barron is the Client Learning Coordinator at the State Library of Queensland where she has worked for the past three years. She has a Bachelor of Adult and Community Learning and is currently studying her Masters of Training and Development. Linda is the Project Manager of Looking @ 2.0 the online learning program about web 2.0 technologies. Linda is passionate about libraries, education, Web 2.0, food and wine. 
 

Bates, C
Colin Bates is the Manager, Library Services for the Faculty of Health and Geelong at Waurn Ponds Campus Library, at Deakin University. He is responsible for library services, programs and resources supporting the Faculty, and for local library operations at the Geelong at Waurn Ponds Campus, and is also responsible for online and off campus library services and support. He has many years experience in the provision of online and electronic library services and resources and the use of technology to support the use of library services and resources by on and off campus students. Recent initiatives with the School of Medicine have ensured effective online and mobile information resources options are available to medical students undergoing remote clinical placements. 
 

Byrne, K
Kate works at UNSW Library as the Outreach Librarian for the Faculty of Law and the Collection Coordinator for the Humanities, Creative Arts and Social Sciences. She is also the current convenor of ALIA Sydney, an organisation dedicated to providing community driven professional development focussed on current events, technology and career development with the Library and Information sector in the Sydney region. 
 

Callow, M
Mandy has worked in Libraries for over 20 years. Her current role is as the On Campus Services Coordinator at the University of Southern Queensland Library where she is responsible for Loans and Information services to on campus clients at the Toowoomba campus, as well as management of Lending Services and collections and responsibility for Library marketing. She is also the business manager for the eReserve and copyright management system. Through her membership of various Library committees and working parties, Mandy is involved in many aspects of the Library. Both her role as manager of on campus services and her involvement in the Library Training Working Party, have lead to a strong interest in preparing and delivering training programs to provide staff with the necessary skills to deliver high levels of service to clients.
 

Carruthers, R
Rebecca Carruthers is the Collections Specialist for Monographs at Deakin University, Australia. Her responsibilities include purchasing print and e-books for all 4 campuses of Deakin University, as well as creating access to purchased and gratis e-books. Being a member of the Net-Gen, Rebecca is keen to assess the benefit of including technology in any environment. She is currently responsible for several projects on e-book readers and mobile technology, including kindle and iPad loans programs. 
 

Cartwright, Julie, Cummings, Sally, Royal, Bernadette,  and Turner, Michelle combine to form the Library Liaison team at Charles Darwin University. As a team they are led by JoAnne Witt, Liaison Information and Literacy Co-ordinator. The team members have varied backgrounds in academic, VET, school, public, special and government libraries as well as in other industries. They work together so well because they share an enthusiasm for delivering high quality services to their clients, and for developing and implementing new ideas and technologies in the library setting. Trainee Librarian Ben Heaslip also contributed to this project.

Ceynowa, K
Dr. Klaus Ceynowa is the Deputy Director General of the Bavarian State Library at Munich, Germany. His main fields of work are strategic and financial planning, human resources management, and controlling and marketing for libraries in the digital age. He was responsible for negotiating the contract between the Bavarian State Library and Google about the digitization of the complete copyright-free collections of the Library from the 17th to the 19th century, which is more than 1 Million books. He is deeply engaged in all innovative projects of the Bavarian State Library, e.g. 3D-Internet applications, ScanRobotics, technologies for longterm digital preservation, Web 2.0 services, and Mobile Applications as well as Augmented Reality tools for libraries. 
 

Chandhok, S
Dr. Seema Chandhok is Deputy Librarian in Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, India. She has more than 23 years’ professional experience, including 18 years as Assistant Librarian in IGNOU. She has Masters in Public Administration, Distance Education, Library and Information Science and PhD. in Library and Information Science. She has several publications in professional journals, conference proceedings and also published indexes to articles published in journals.

Chandler, B
Bronwyn Chandler is a Senior Project Officer with the Australian Digital Futures Institute. Bronwyn manages technology-related projects, advises academic staff on technology applications and has a professional interest in exploring opportunities for using mobile devices to deliver learning materials. Bronwyn has a bachelor degree in Information Technology with a major in Applied Computer Science. 
 

Chang, M
May Chang is AD for Library Technology at East Carolina University, NC where she provides leadership in envisioning and planning technology strategies, initiatives, services, and resources. She has extensive senior level experience in academic and special libraries in the US and abroad. Her interests and experience include collaboration technologies, innovative and emerging technologies, web services, and learning spaces design. She presents regularly at national and international conferences and also leads workshops on a variety of IT topics. Chang holds an MLS from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a BAppSc from Curtin University of Technology, Australia. 
 

Chikonzo, A
Mrs Agnes Chikonzo is the University of Zimbabwe Librarian. In her time as University Librarian, she had opportunity to lead the University of Zimbabwe Library team as it continues to explore new avenues for information delivery. As a result, the Library has maintained its position as the leading library in the country. Her research interests lie in Information Communication Technologies and libraries. She has published in International Journals in areas of Information Needs and Information Seeking Behaviour as well as Information Communication Technologies and HIV and AIDS. She has also contributed to book chapters. She has presented papers at conferences such as AHILA, ETDs, IFLA and MLA. She is a member of the Association of Common Wealth Universities Libraries Networks Steering Committee. In 2009 IGI Global honoured Mrs. Chikonzo with an award in recognition of a remarkable and extraordinary commitment to the utilization and understanding of technological resources within the academic and research communities. She is now a member of the IGI Global Advisory Board. In her time as University Librarian, she continues to explore cutting edge mechanisms to enhance service delivery in the UZ Library.
 

Davis, K
Kate Davis is an Associate Lecturer in Library and Information Science at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Kate began her career in libraries in 2004 as a Reference Librarian at QUT, where she worked while completing her studies in Library and Information Science. In 2005, Kate participated in the graduate program at the National Library of Australia. On completion of the graduate program, Kate worked in various roles including serials cataloguing and reference. Most recently, Kate was Online Futures Librarian at Gold Coast City Council Libraries, where she was responsible for online collections and services. Her teaching and research interests centre around the applications of technology to library service provision, particularly in the public library context, the delivery of information literacy training online, and corporate use of social media. Kate is currently a PhD student and is investigating the information practices of new mothers in social media spaces. 
 

Dawei, W
Mr. Wei Dawei is a Master of Public Administration and an engineer. He graduated from Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology in July 1999.
Since then, he has been working in the National Library of China (NLC).

He has successively acted as manager of System Management & Maintenance Department, Beijing National Library Digital Technology Co., Ltd, deputy director, acting director and director of NLC Automation Department (NLC New Technology Research Center), director of NLC Computer & Network System Department (NLC Library Technology Research Center). He was appointed NLC deputy director in June 2009.He is now the SC member of the IFLA Section of Information Technology (2007-2011, 1st term).

Dupont Heidemann, N
Nicolai Dupont Heidemann is Library Director at Kolding Public Libraries in Denmark, which contains of 4 public Libraries. The main library in the city of Kolding is one of the most modern og digitized libraries in Denmark. Nicolai Dupont Heidemann is also the youngest Library Director in Denmark and as a former digital manager his speciality is digital management and strategies. He has a special interest in mobil tecnologies and has changed the digital strategy of Kolding Libraries so that the development of the Libraries mobile site is prioritized over the development of the traditionel desk top website. 
 

England, K
Kaye has worked at the University of Southern Queensland Library for 14 years. She has held various positions including: Collection Maintenance Officer, Online Course Readings & Training Officer, Acting On Campus Services Coordinator and is currently a Library Officer (Information Literacy and Reference Services). Kaye graduated from Box Hill TAFE in 2007 with a Diploma of Library & Information Services, and is currently studying her final year of the Bachelor of Librarianship and Corporate Information Management with a minor in Internet Studies through Curtin University. As a trainer in information literacy skills Kaye is particularly interested in how technology can be used to enhance the class experience as well as other library services. 
 

Fataneh, V
Member of Iranian Young Researchers Club,Islamic Azad University,North Branch Reference librarian, Isfahan university of medical sciences.
 

Frank, E
Dr Erica Frank, MD, MPH is a Professor in the School of Population and Public Health at UBC, and a Tier I Canada Research Chair. She is also the Founder and Principal Investigator of the Healthy Doc = Healthy Patient initiative (delineating and building on the relationship between physicians’ personal and clinical practices), Founder and Director of Health Sciences Online (creating a global virtual health sciences university), Past President (2008) of Physicians for Social Responsibility, and a USI sustainability fellow. 
 

Ganchev, I
Dr Ivan Ganchev is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). He received his engineering and doctoral degrees from the Saint-Petersburg State University of Telecommunications in 1989 and 1994, respectively. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Plovdiv and an ITU-T Invited Expert. Currently he is lecturing in the University of Limerick (Ireland), where he also acts as a Deputy Director of the Telecommunications Research Centre. Previously he served as a member of the Academic Network for Wireless Internet Research in Europe (ANWIRE) and two European Science Foundation ‘COoperation in the field of Science and Technology research’ Actions: ‘Modelling and Simulation Tools for Research in Emerging Multi-service Telecommunications’, and "Traffic and QoS Management in Wireless Multimedia Networks", (COST 285 & 290). Currently he is a member of the COST Action IC0906, “Wireless Networking for Moving Objects” (WiNeMO). His research interests include: simulation and modeling of complex telecommunication systems, new communications paradigms for wireless next generation networks (NGN), always best connected & best served (ABC&S), third-party authentication, authorization and accounting (3P-AAA) management, wireless billboard channels (WBC), Internet tomography, mLearning ICT. Dr Ganchev served on the Technical Program Committees of a number of prestigious international conferences and workshops. 
 

Gauld, C
Caroline Gauld is the Library eServices Manager at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Library. A systems analyst by training Caroline has spent the last fifteen years specialising in library systems and digital services, gaining experience working in public, special and academic libraries and with a library systems vendor. Caroline focuses on the user experience of online library services and is professionally active in both IT and library fields. 
 

Gavgani, V
Vahideh Zarea Gavgani , is a researcher and medical Information Specialist, works as an assistant professor for Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Department of Medical Library and Information sciences, Tabriz-Iran. She has published 33 papers in international conferences and journals, 3 books in Farsi, 3 book chapters (international contribution), and translated one book into Farsi. She is reviewer for IGI Global Publishing in the field of Medical Information Science, Member of International review Board for International Journal of User Driven Health Care (IJUDHC), International Committee member and reviewer of 6th International Evidence Based Library And Information Practice (EBLIP6) and reviewer of Iranian Journal of Birjand University of Medical Sciences. She is member of Iranian Center of Evidence Based Medicine, Teacher of Training the Trainers program in RDCC, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Online faculty of Online Problem Solving Course (OPSC) in Cal2Cal Institute, Indian Branch.
 

Godwin, P
Peter Godwin is currently working at the University of Bedfordshire in Luton, UK. Formerly he was Academic Services Manager at London South Bank University, in charge of subject support to all faculties. His interest in Information Literacy has focussed on support to academic staff in Universities and the impact of Web 2.0 on Information Literacy in all information sectors. He has presented widely on Web 2.0 and how this affects the content and delivery of Information Literacy. In 2008 he co-edited the pioneering book "Information Literacy meets Library 2.0" for Facet Publications, which is supplemented by a blog of the same name. Currently he is investigating how mobile devices will affect library services. He draws on many years' experience in academic library management and has presented at Conferences in Europe, Asia, the USA and Canada.
 

Gray, R
Richard is the Information Services Team Leader (Science, Engineering and Medicine) at UNSW Library. He currently leads a team that oversees the delivery of efficient and effective information services to staff and students. Prior to this, Richard was the Outreach Librarian to the Faculty of Law and multi-disciplinary research centres at UNSW for almost 3 years. Richard has worked in public and academic libraries, as well as local government, for over 13 years. Richard also finds time to be the Editor-in-chief of DVDBits.com and The Reel Bits.com, two film review websites. 
 

Greyling, E
Elizabeth Greyling is the Systems Librarian for the eThekwini Metropolitan Library, Durban, South Africa and has 20 years experience in the library environment, academic as well as public libraries. She holds a MSc from the University of Durban-Westville and a postgraduate Diploma in Library and Information Science from the University of South Africa. Other qualifications include a BSc from the University of the Orange Free State, Oral History and Project Management Certificates. Her current research includes online preservation and dissemination of knowledge, in particular the recording and access of indigenous knowledge and how it informs social development in rural communities. She has presented at various international conferences and published in various peer-reviewed journals. 
 

Haddow, G
Gaby Haddow is a lecturer with the Department of Information Studies at Curtin University. Gaby was appointed to the editorial board of the Australian Library Journal in 2010 and is a member of the Australian Library and Information Association’s Research Committee. For three years Gaby wrote evidence summaries for the journal Evidence Based Library & Information Practice and has published in national and international journals. Gaby has conducted a number of small studies focussed on scholarly communication and research assessment, and the communication of research to practice. Her previous position as Humanities Faculty Librarian for Curtin Library has led to an ongoing collaborative project investigating library use and retention of commencing students. 
 

Hahn, J
Jim Hahn holds the position of Orientation Services Librarian and Assistant Professor of Library Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His day to day focus is on helping first-year and transfer students make the transition to university study. His current research focus concerns understanding how library information resources can be provisioned to a student's handheld device based on position in the library stacks. Recently he has led prototyping research studies on development of a mobile wayfinding app.
Recent publications.
 

Hartzer, S (will present if Jenny Raubenheimer not available)
Sandra Hartzer is currently Deputy Director: Information Search and Request Services at the Library of the University of South Africa (Unisa). She is responsible for service delivery to remote clients who cannot visit the Library in person. To this end , she has implemented services alligned with innovative delivery mechanisms to enhance the service to remote clients. Sandra has extensive experience in the Library Technical services field and the development of web sites. She holds a degree in Library and Information Science obtained at the University of Potchefstroom in South Africa.
I am presently enrolled in doctoral studies through Curtin University of Technology, investigating the impacts, issues, barriers and benefits of increased use of mobile devices and applications on librarians and the library experiences of users. I am developing a comprehensive basis of knowledge around applications of mobile technologies within the library and information environment. Wintec Library is active in the promotion of library service delivery to mobile devices. 
 

Katsura, K
Male professor of library & Information science at Miyagi Gakuin Women’s University which is located in Sendai City, Northern Japan. Born in 1950 in Hiroshima Prefecture and educated at Keio University, Tokyo (B.A. LIS 1973, M.A. Sociology 1977) and Columbia University (M.S. Library Service 1988). Worked as a librarian at Japan International Cooperation Agency, Tokyo from 1979 to 1992. Also worked as a researcher at the Hypermedia Laboratory, University of Tampere, Finland during 2004/5. In the present university courses, practicing the web and mobile based lectures with various Web 2.0 contents. Main interesting subject is university faculty’s information search and retrieval literacy. 
 

Kay, M
Dr. Margaret Kay is Senior Lecturer at The University of Queensland and works part-time as a general practitioner. She has a keen interest in education of health practitioners. Her research areas include refugee health – with a research focuses on improving health access for the refugee community and enhancing the delivery of quality health care to the refugee communities after arrival in Australia. She is currently completing her Doctor of Philosophy in the area of doctors’ health. 
 

Kazakoff, C
Carmen Kazakoff-Lane is an Associate Librarian at Brandon University in Canada. Her interests in Open Content, Web 2.0 Technologies, Instructional Videos, and finding Smarter Ways of Working, led her to co-found, then Coordinate, the Animated Tutorial Sharing Project. It enables libraries to share in the development of large numbers of instructional videos that can be used for online or mobile [i.e. smart phone] library instruction. As ANTS content consists of Open Educational Resources, any library is free to use, adapt, or add to its collection; making it a global resource for libraries. Carmen is also Online Editor for the Canadian Journal of Native Studies. 
 

Kneebone, F
Francis Kneebone is the new Queensland Toolbox Champion for the Australian Flexible Learning Framework (Framework) and has a special interest in helping educators develop mobile learning or ‘m-learning’. He also works as a private elearning consultant with V2Training. In his previous role as Training Manager for Scripture Union in Queensland, Francis helped develop YMIS Online, an online learning portal which provides ongoing support and training to youth work learners. With 2010 Framework E-learning Innovations funding, Scripture Union experimented with m-learning as an exciting new way to engage learners. Francis tested the functionality and accessibility of Moodle on different mobile platforms, modified existing web based course content for mobile devices and explored the viability of dedicated apps as learning platforms. 
 

López-Pérez, C
Cristina López-Pérez has been a manager at the UOC Library since 2006. She is responsible for the Library Services for Learning. Previously, she was the manager of Documental Resources. She is a member of EDUCAUSE from UOC. She is a graduate in Librarianship (University of Barcelona, 2000) and has a technical specialist degree in Knowledge Management (UOC, 2004). She is now studying a bachelor’s degree Documentation at UOC. 
 

MacAlpine, K
Ken MacAlpine is a well regarded civil engineer. So well regarded that he stopped being civil and started being a computer engineer. Ken now works in the USQ Library as a Mobile Technical Support Officer building next generation mobile interfaces for library systems. His work includes the "book finder" application included in the library catalogue which provides a visual indicator where an item is within the physical holdings. Ken has been working on building tailored mobile interfaces for library patrons to enable them quickly and easily access library information and other resources available on the USQ website. 
 

McDonald, D
Daniel McDonald is an alumnus of USQ, and is currently a health librarian with the Toowoomba Clinical Library Service. He was recently shortlisted for the HLA/HCN Innovation Award and the ALIA/IOG Excellence Award. In June 2011 he will be speaking at the Australian Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting about his work with the Acute Pain Service in Toowoomba.

McDonald, S
Sophie McDonald is an Information Services Librarian at UTS Library. She is involved in investigating ways Web 2.0, mobile devices and emerging technologies can be used to develop new information literacy programs and library services. Sophie is passionate about the future of information literacy and developing more dynamic programs through experimentation and play. Sophie sees information literacy as a part of ubiquitous learning in physical, digital and mobile spaces and works with social media sites for UTS Library as a way to engage with clients in their online communities. As a blogger, Sophie is interested in the idea of the 'library of the future' and the role librarians play in shaping that future. As a reader, Sophie particularly enjoys Vampire fiction in hard copy and on her iPad. 
 

McGinley, A
Annika McGinley chairs the Library Emerging Technologies Advisory Committee at Southern Cross University in Lismore, New South Wales, where she is the eReadings Coordinator. She has also worked as ePublications Librarian (Business and Law) for SCU’s institutional repository and is currently programming the Library’s mobile website. Annika is pursuing a Master of Information Services degree at Edith Cowan University in Perth, focusing on best practice and benchmarking in library emerging technologies, and in particular, applying ITIL v3 in an academic library setting.

McNulty, N
Niall McNulty is a digital heritage consultant with a MA from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Since 2005 he has developed a number of academic and research projects for local government and academic institutions. He has been instrumental in setting up the Centre for Critical Research on Race and Identity’s online archive, the Encyclopaedia of South African Art, Culture and Heritage’s website and the eThekwini Municipality’s indigenous knowledge management programme. Niall has an in-depth knowledge of web technologies and has also worked with digital audio and video, facilitating its storage and distribution online. He is a firm believer in open-source and open-access systems.
 

Meere, D
Damien Meere received his BSc degree in IT&T from University of Limerick, Ireland, in 2005. He is currently completing his PhD within the Telecommunications Research Centre at University of Limerick. His research is focused on the provision of contextualised and personalised mobile eLearning (mLearning) services within a variety of informational environments, primarily facilitated through the utilization of intelligent mobile Agents. As well as developing blended learning environments, Damien's academic interest's also include computer networking, and is a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) as well as a Cisco Certified Academy Instructor (CCAI). 
 

Mills, K
Keren is the Digital Services Development Officer in the Open University Library. She is responsible for Library Services website content and usability, providing support and guidance to content authors to ensure quality and integrity of library web content. She is also involved in monitoring, evaluating and implementing mobile technology and audio, video and interactive software applications within digital library service innovation. In 2009 Keren undertook a 10 week research fellowship at Cambridge University Library, focusing on finding out how people use their mobile phones to access or use information on the move. The results have informed development of library services to mobile devices at both Cambridge and the Open University libraries. The findings were reported at the Second International M-Libraries conference in June 2009. 
 

Moffatt, S
Sam is currently a Systems Co-ordinator in the Library working in areas from open repositories with ePrints to resource collection repositories and library catalogue search utilising VuFind. In this work he has worked on building alternate access to information to support mobile services. Sam also works on the Joomla! open source content management system and is doing work utilising Joomla! to provide mobile web services side by side with the desktop equivalent.
 

Nicholson, D
Denise Rosemary Nicholson is the Copyright Services Librarian at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. She is a well-respected Access to Knowledge (A2K) activist in South Africa and other parts of Africa, particularly addressing education, libraries and sensory-disabled persons’ issues. She is a member of various international, regional and local committees/research projects addressing copyright and A2K issues. She has many publications, has contributed to various international copyright research reports, position papers, etc. Her information service ‘Copyright & A2K Issues’ reaches over 2000 people globally. She has presented at many international and regional conferences. In 2006, she was the first librarian from a developing country to attend and present a statement on ‘Libraries and the Development Agenda’ at a WIPO GA in Geneva. Awards: University of South Africa’s Dept. of Information Science “Alumnus of the Year Award (2009); Library Association of South Africa’s Academic Librarian of the Year Award (2001), the Gauteng South Branch Librarian of the Year (2010) and National Librarian of the Year Award (2010). 
 

Ó hAodha, M
Dr. Mícheál Ó hAodha lectures (part-time) at the University of Limerick where he teaches on a number of HPSS (History, Politics and Social Studies) courses relating to the history of Irish Migration. He has published more than forty books including: Irish Travellers: Representations and Realities (2006) and The Turn of the Hand: A Memoir from the Irish Margins (with M. Ward) – (2009). Between 2006 and 2008 he was an AHRC scholar in the School of Arts, Histories and Cultures, University of Manchester. He has a particular interest in the use of technology as a means to circumvent barriers in educational access for groups who have traditionally been “outside” the second-level and third-level sectors and has written many journal papers relating to Mobile learning and more flexible educational access. His next book is due out shortly from Peter Lang. Oxford. 
 

O’Droma, M
Dr. Máirtín O’Droma, BE (NUI), PhD (NUI), CEng, FIET, SMIEEE. Director, Telecommunications Research Centre and Senior Lecturer, Electronic and Computer Engineering Dept., University of Limerick Ireland. Member, Governing Authority, University of Limerick (UL). Subject Matter Expert, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). Invited Expert, International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Geneva. Chairman, Royal Irish Academy's Communications and Radio Science Committee. President, Official Commission Members Ireland, International Union of Radio Science (URSI). Ireland’s delegate to European Science Foundation (ESF) Cooperation in the field of Science and Technology (COST) Research Actions: “Wireless networking for moving objects” WiNeMO (IC0906); and “RF/microwave communication subsystems for emerging wireless technologies” RFCSET (IC0803). UL’s delegate to the national PRTLI-5 Telecommunications Graduate Initiative (TGI). Previous activities and posts includes: founding partner and steering committee member of the European Union Framework Programme Networks of Excellence TARGET –Top Amplifier Research Groups in a European Team– and ANWIRE –Academic Network for Wireless Internet Research in Europe. Ireland’s delegate to ESF COST Research Actions: “Modelling and simulation tools for research in emerging multi-service telecommunications” (285); and “Traffic and QoS management in wireless multimedia networks” (290). Lecturer, UCD, Dublin and NUIG, Galway, and director of a number of engineering companies. Research interests include: Behavioural modelling linearization & efficiency techniques in multimode, multiband, multicarrier broadband nonlinear RF power amplifiers; complex wireless telecommunication systems simulation; wireless network and protocol infrastructural innovations and new paradigms, especially the Ubiquitous consumer Wireless World (UCWW); new eLearning and mLearning infrastructural paradigms. 
 

Partridge, H
Professor Helen Partridge is based in the Faculty of Science and Technology at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). She has published widely in the area of teaching and learning and has won a number of teaching awards including the 2004 and 2005 QUT Vice Chancellors Distinguished Teaching Award. Professor Partridge is the coordinator of QUT's library and information science education programme. In 2008 she received one of eight Teaching Fellowships from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC). The fellowship established guiding principles and models of best practice for 'LIS education 2.0'. In 2009 Professor Partridge received $219,000 from the ALTC for a research project that will re-conceptualise LIS education for the twenty-first century. Working with eleven other universities, she is leading a project aimed at establishing a framework for the education of the information professions in Australia. Professor Partridge's work in LIS education has recently been recognized through the receipt of a European Commission's Erasmus Mundus Scholarship. Through this scholarship she was a visitoing scholar at the Oslo University College teaching in the International Master in Digital Library Learning. Professor Partridge is currently a visiting academic at the Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University, where she is undertaking a study exploring the information practices of people in social media. 
 

Qica, E
Ela Volatabu Qica has worked at the University of the South Pacific Library for 12 out of 18 years in her career. She currently works as Digitisation Librarian and has wide experience in library technical operations serving both local and regional USP campuses. Her interest is in the area of Information Technology; in particular its proactive use in the Pacific region to build on capacity so that cultural knowledge and oral tradition is preserved, accessed and shared . She holds Librarianship and Business Information Technology tertiary qualifications from Canberra University and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University in Australia.

Raubenheimer, J
Jenny Raubenheimer is currently Director: Information Resources Distribution at the Library of the University of South Africa (Unisa). She is responsible for service delivery to remote clients who cannot visit the Library in person. Jenny holds a Masters degree in Information Science obtained at the University of South Africa; and also an Honours degree in Afrikaans and Nederlands and the Higher Education Diploma, both these obtained at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. She has published articles on document delivery in both South African and international journals and has presented papers within this field at various conferences worldwide. 
 

Reushle, S
Dr Shirley Reushle is a key academic member of the Australian Digital Futures Institute (ADFI). The Australian Digital Futures Institute is developing futures-orientated eLearning and eResearch. Dr Reushle is involved in research and development and their direct translation and adoption into practice. She has taught online for over ten years and her doctoral research was in transformative approaches to professional development for online educators. She regularly consults and conducts workshops in designing and facilitating online learning and has authored and co-authored articles on the future of Higher Education, transformative learning, online learning design and evaluating learning spaces.
 

Saab, S
Sylvie Saab is the National Copyright Officer of the National Copyright Unit (NCU), a specialist copyright group set up by the Ministerial Council on Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs (MCEECDYA) based in Sydney. The NCU provides specialist copyright advice to Australian States and Territories on copyright issues affecting the School and TAFE sector, negotiates national statutory and voluntary copyright licences for Australian Schools and TAFE institutes and liaises with other education sectors, industry bodies and the Australian government on national copyright policy issues. The NCU also manages the Smartcopying website, which is a practical resource on copyright for Australian educators.

Saravani, S
Currently the manager of the Learning Hub at the Waikato Institute of Technology, Hamilton, New Zealand. I have responsibility for the provision and development of access to a range of information and learning resources, and for services to staff and students to support their development as lifelong learners in the 21st century. I am present convenor of the ITPNZ Libraries Forum and the Forum’s representative on the Strategic Advisory Committee to the National Library of New Zealand. I am involved with international standards committees regarding IT in education. 
 

Sheikh, H
Hassan Sheikh is currently the Head of Systems Development team at the Open University (OU) UK Library and manages both systems developers and IT support staff. His role is the technical lead on several internal and external projects including the continuous development of the OU Library websites, collaboration with several International institutions on the development of mobiles Library services, shaping up the OU Library Systems Strategy, and advising the OU Library senior management and staff on the latest technologies trends in the world of Libraries . Hassan has several years of experience in programming and usability evaluations, and have worked at Institute of Educational Technology for four and a half years before joining the OU Library in October 2006. His research interest include evaluating the emerging (in particular library related) technologies, development library services for mobile, programming, usability and user interface design, enabling interoperability between different systems, and tracking the websites user behavior. 
 

Tella, A
Adeyinka TELLA is a senior lecturer at the Department of Library and Information Science, Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences, University of Ilorin, Nigeria. Tella is a commonwealth scholar who finished his PhD in September 2009 from the Department of Library and Information Studies; University of Botswana under the supervision of Prof. S.M. Mutula. He has written and published articles mostly in International reputable refereed journals together with chapters in books. He is one of the contributors to an information science reference “Cases on Successful E-learning Practices in the Developed and Developing World: Methods for the Global Information Economy”.
 

Wallin, M
Margie is a Liaison Librarian at Southern Cross University, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, and one of her dreams is to make the process of navigating the ‘world of information’ a little easier for students and staff. Providing access to information in a mobile setting is one way of achieving this goal – especially in terms of flexibility and access.

Zuñiga-Ruiz, A
Anna Zuñiga-Ruiz has been a manager at the UOC Library since 2005. She is responsible for the Library Services for Research. Previously, she was the manager of Library Services. She is Chair of the European Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU) Task Force on Libraries. She is a graduate in Librarianship (University of Barcelona, 1993) and Sociology (Autonomous University of Barcelona, 1995), and has an MBA (part-time, Pompeu Fabra University, 2005).