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EBLIP9: International Program Committtee

EBLIP 9 Conf. 2017

Denise Koufogiannakis (Chair International Program Committee)

Denise Koufogiannakis is Associate University Librarian at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. In this role she oversees collection strategies, bibliographic services, access services, and is a member of the Libraries’ Strategic Leadership Team. Denise received her PhD in Information Studies from Aberystwyth University, Wales, and MLIS from the University of Alberta. She also holds an MA (Queen’s) and BA (St. Francis Xavier) in English Literature. Denise co-founded the open access journal Evidence Based Library and Information Practice and has held several editorial positions since the journal’s inception in 2006, including Editor-in-Chief from 2009 to 2011. She has been actively involved with the international EBLIP conference, serving on the Program Committee, International Advisory Committee, and as Co-chair of the 2nd conference which was held in Edmonton in 2003. In 2007, Denise was named a ’Mover and Shaker‘ by Library Journal for her contributions to the evidence based librarianship movement.  With Alison Brettle, she co-edited the recent book Being Evidence Based in Library and Information Practice, published by Facet (2016)

Bill Fisher

Bill Fisher PhD is a professor with the School of Information at San Jose State University.  His teaching areas include management, leadership and the collection/use of specific resources (eg. business/economics and sports/recreation).  He is also an Adjunct Professor at Queensland University of Technology and supervises doctoral students in the joint SJSU/QUT Gateway PhD program.

Lotta Haglund

Lotta Haglund is Head of Library and Archive at the Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, in Stockholm, Sweden since 2012. She has a master degree in Library and Information Science, and has worked in health sciences libraries since 1992. She’s currently the Vice President of the European Association of Health Information and Libraries (EAHIL). Her professional interests include library management, professional development, marketing and communication, as well as evidence practice. Lotta was involved in introducing the concept of EBLIP to Swedish librarians, and was responsible for organising the 5th Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference in Stockholm 2009. Lotta has served as an evidence summaries writer, together with David Herron, for the Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Journal for four years.

Suzanne Lewis

Suzanne Lewis is Library Services Manager at the Central Coast Local Health District in NSW, Australia. Suzanne is a member of the Health Libraries Australia (HLA) group of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and has served on its executive as Convenor (2010-2012) and Professional Development Portfolio lead (2014 – present). She is also a tutor and co-convenor of the Australian Evidence Based Practice Librarians’ Institute, which has run an annual residential workshop for health librarians in Australia since 2011. She has been involved with the journal Evidence Based Library and Information Practice since its inception,

as an evidence summary writer, contributor, member of the Editorial Advisory Board and reviewer. She has also been a member of the International Program Committee for EBLIP8 (Brisbane), EBLIP7 (Saskatoon) and EBLIP6 (Manchester). Suzanne’s professional interests include evidence based practice in both librarianship and health, and professional development for librarians.

Athulang Mutshewa

Athulang Mutshewa is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Library and Information Studies, University of Botswana. He teaches and supervisors students at undergraduate, Masters and PhD levels in the areas of Information systems and Library and Information Science, and has graduated students at all these levels.  Dr. Mutshewa researches in the areas of Information seeking and use behaviour, information retrieval, information systems and ICT4D. His publications include articles in international refereed journals, conference papers, book chapters, book review and  technical reports, Regarding educational qualifications, Dr. Mutshewa holds a B.Sc. in Physics and Environmental Science, Postgraduate Diploma in Education, Masters in Library and Information Studies from the University of Botswana, and a PhD in Information Systems from the University of Cape Town.

Helen Partridge

Dr Helen Partridge is Professor and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Scholarly Information and Learning Services) at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia. Helen was the Chair of the Organising and Program Committees for the 8th International Evidence Based Library and Information conference that was held in Brisbane 2015. Helen is leading a three year project aimed at encouraging and enabling research culture and practice within Australia’s library and information profession. The project is being undertaken in partnership with the Australian Library and Information Association, National and State Libraries Australasia, and Charles Sturt University.  Helen’s research interests explore the interplay between information, learning and technology. Helen has been a visiting Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford (2011) and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University (2014). Follow Helen on Twitter @partridh.

Christine Urquhart

Christine Urquhart held a faculty position in the Department of Information Studies, Aberystwyth University, UK (1993-­2009). Since retiring from full time teaching she has continued to pursue her research interests, which include information behavior and information systems research, the value and impact of information services, and preparation of systematic reviews on communication topics in health services research for the Cochrane Collaboration. Christine has worked with Sara Dunn Associates on several social care information projects. For five years she was Director of Research in the Department at Aberystwyth and devised the research training programmes for doctoral research. She is one of the most highly cited authors in library and information science in the UK.

Scott Walter

Scott Walter is University Librarian at DePaul University and an adjunct member of the faculty at the Dominican University Graduate School of Library & Information Science and San Jose State University School of Information. Currently Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Chicago Collections and Americas Regional Council Representative to the OCLC Global Council, he has also served on the Board of Directors of the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois, Catholic Research Resources Alliance, and Library Publishing Coalition.

Dr. Walter has published and presented on topics such as information literacy instruction, assessment of library services, strategic planning, and the future of academic libraries. Currently a member of the Advisory Board for the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship, he is a former Chair of the ACRL Research Coordinating Committee, and served between 2013-16 as Editor-in-Chief of College & Research Libraries.

Scott Walter holds a B.S. in Russian and Linguistics from Georgetown University, an M.A. in Russian Area Studies, also from Georgetown, an M.A. in Education from American University, an M.L.S. and an M.S. in History & Philosophy of Education from Indiana University, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Washington State University.

Becky Cole

Dr Becky Cole BA (Hons), MLitt, PhD, MA, is Learning Partnerships Coordinator at Northumbria University (UK). She has a specialist interest in evidence based practice and the evaluation of public library services.  After reading English Literature at Newcastle University she began her LIS career in 2008. Whilst working at Newcastle Libraries she created an Evaluation Toolkit to collect, store and present rich evidence of impact. Her work in this area is documented in CILIP Update(June 2014) and EBLIP (Vol. 9, No. 4, 2014). In 2013 she was appointed Project Officer: Digital Inclusion at Newcastle City Council and in 2014 secured a CILIP research bursary to pursue her work. In 2015 she presented her research at the LILAC, CILIP and i3 Conferences and was nominated for the UKeiG Early Career Award.  She is a contributor to Being Evidence Based in Library and Information Practice (Facet, 2016).

Dianne Cmor

Dianne Cmor is Deputy University Librarian at Nanyang Technological University Libraries. She has had an international career in academic libraries - at Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada, Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, Hong Kong Baptist University, and now NTU in Singapore.  She studied in Canada where she obtained an MLIS from McGill University, an MA from York University, and a BA(Hon) from Trent University.  She has spent most of her career working in user services with a focus on research services, instructional services, scholarly communication and outreach. She has presented and published in areas related to information literacy and instruction, discovery services, subject librarianship and evidence-based practice.  Current interests/projects include academic library programming for an engaged community of learners, sustainable methods for assessing and communicating library impact, and scalable models for services in the areas of data management and digital scholarship.

Lisa Given

Lisa M. Given, Ph.D., is Professor of Information Studies, Faculty of Arts and Education, Charles Sturt University, Australia. Lisa is a Research Fellow of the Research Institute for Professional Practice, Learning and Education and has served on the College of the Australian Research Council. Lisa is an Adjunct Professor in Humanities Computing and in Education at the University of Alberta, Canada. A former Director of the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology, Lisa has received numerous grants and awards. Her research interests include individuals’ information behaviours, web usability, social media use, health informatics, information literacy and qualitative inquiry. She co-authored the new edition of Looking for Information: A Survey of Research on Information Seeking, Needs and Behavior (Emerald 2016) and is author of 100 Questions (and Answers) About Qualitative Research (Sage 2016). For more information see Lisa’s website at

Lorie Kloda

Lorie Kloda is Associate University Librarian for Planning and Community Relations at Concordia University in Montreal. Previously she was a health sciences librarian and later the Assessment Librarian at McGill University. She has an MLIS and PhD in Information Studies from McGill University. Her interests include the information needs of health professionals, expert searching for systematic reviews, planning and assessment, and evidence-based practice. Her recent research includes an exploration of the value of journal club participation by academic librarians and an investigation of research output of Canadian library and information studies faculty. She is a frequent speaker and workshop facilitator at EBLIP conferences. Lorie is the Editor in Chief of the open access journal, Evidence Based Library and Information Practice.

Hazel Hall

Dr Hazel Hall is Professor and Director of the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. Her main professional interests lie in information sharing in online environments. Alongside her research and teaching activities, Hazel is Edinburgh Napier University’s Academic Champion for gender equality in the workplace.

Although Hazel has spent most of her career in academia, she has also taken advantage of opportunities to engage with practitioners, including corporate librarians in hi-tech firms in Silicon Valley, and knowledge managers in an international professional services firm. She led the implementation of the UK Library and Information Science Research Coalition between 2009 and 2012, the impact of which has been felt at the level of individual careers as well as in major new initiatives, such as Library and Information Science Australia (LISRA). Hazel was a keynote speaker at EBLIP6 in 2011.

Joanne Marshall

Joanne Gard Marshall spent 12 years as a medical librarian at McMaster University before completing her PhD in public health in 1987. She was a faculty member at the Faculty of Library and Information Science at the University of Toronto from 1987 to 1998. In 1999, she became Dean of the School of Information and Library Science at UNC Chapel Hill. She is currently a Distinguished Research Professor at UNC. In the past she has taught courses in health information sciences, collection development, special libraries, cultural institutions and research methods. Most recently she was principal investigator of the “Value of Health Library and Information Services in Patient Care Study”; funded by U.S. National Library of Medicine. She has also conducted research on “Workforce Issues in Library and Information Science” funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Pam Ryan

Pam Ryan has served as the Director, Service Development & Innovation at Toronto Public Library (TPL) since May 2016. Prior to TPL, she served in Director roles at Edmonton Public Library (EPL), most recently as Director, Collections and Technology, and as an academic librarian at the University of Alberta, most recently as Head, Cameron Science and Technology Library.  She has served as President of both the Canadian Association of College and University Libraries and the Library Association of Alberta. Pam has been involved in supporting the Evidence Based Library and Information Practice e-Journal since its inception and was the journal's first Production Editor. She is a Sessional Instructor at the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta, teaching Leadership and Management Principles for Library and Information Services, and holds an MLIS from the same.

Barbara Wildemuth

Dr. Barbara M. Wildemuth is a Professor in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Her research focuses on people’s use of information and information technologies, with particular emphasis on people’s online searching behaviors.  Her most recent work includes a methodological study of the search tasks assigned in interactive information retrieval experiments. Her book, “Applications of Social Research Methods to Questions in Information and Library Science,” has been adopted as a text in a number of ILS schools in the United States and abroad; a second edition is expected in fall 2016. She teaches courses in various aspects of research methods, human information interactions, and information ethics. She received her Ph.D. from Drexel University, and holds master’s degrees from Rutgers University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Marshall Dozier

Marshall Dozier is an academic support librarian for medicine at the University of Edinburgh, working mostly with postgraduate students and researchers in many areas of medicine but also education. Her areas of work and interests include integrating library services and support with fully online studies, inspiring critical thinking in students, systematic review methods, academic practices. Marshall is currently the President of EAHIL ( until the end of 2016. Twitter @mafrado

Prudence Dalrymple

Dr. Prudence Dalrymple is Research and Teaching Professor at the College of Computing & Informatics and Director of Drexel’s Institute for Health Informatics at Drexel University in Philadelphia.  She holds a PhD in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MS in Library Science from Simmons College and received an MS in Health Sciences Informatics from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2008 as well as a Certificate in Health Communications from the Bloomberg School of Public Health, also at Johns Hopkins.  She has over 30 years’ experience as a librarian, administrator, instructor, and academic researcher; and has practiced as a health sciences librarian in clinical and academic settings.  She was on the faculty at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and Dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Dominican University. She directed the ALA Office for Accreditation from 1992 to 1997.  

In 2014, Dr. Dalrymple was elected a Fellow of the Medical Library Association (MLA) for her sustained and outstanding contributions to health sciences librarianship and to the advancement of the purposes of the Association.  Her scholarly activities encompass three major areas:  health informatics, information needs and uses, and evaluation.  As part of her interest in determining how information use affects health outcomes, she has conducted research on health literacy and information seeking behavior, the use of evidence-based guidelines by health professionals, and the potential for text messages to improve health literacy of the urban poor. She is the author of over 60 articles and book chapters and is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences.  

Ann Glusker

Ann Glusker is Research & Data Coordinator at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s Pacific Northwest Region.  She has also worked as Data Request Epidemiologist at Public Health – Seattle & King County, as Supervisory Medical Librarian at Group Health Cooperative, and as Consumer Health Librarian at The Seattle Public Library.  She has a Ph.D. in Sociology/Demography, a Master’s degree in Public Health and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science, all from the University of Washington.  Her dissertation was published as a book, entitled Fertility Patterns of Native- and Foreign-Born Women: Assimilating to Diversity.  Ann is on the Evidence Summaries team for the journal Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, is chair of the American Library Association’s RUSA/RSS Health and Medical Reference Committee, and writes a wellness blog.  Her current interests include health numeracy and literacy, and open data and data literacy.

Martha Kyrillidou

Martha Kyrillidou is the principal of QualityMetrics LLC, a management consulting practice specializing in strategic metrics, evaluation, assessment and R&D activities. For 22 years she led Association of Research Libraries (ARL) programs developing a premier program in assessment.  While at ARL, Martha  was the original architect of the StatsQUAL suite of services, where she developed tools like LibQUAL+, ClimateQUAL and MINES for Libraries.  In addition to her own consulting practice, Martha is affiliated with Library Management Consulting, is a Research Associate at the iSchool at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, bridging research and practice, and teaches Research Methods at Kent State University. She serves as the chair of the NISO Z39.7 Information Services and Use: Metrics & Statistics Standard, serves the Coalition to Advance Learning, and is involved in the Library Assessment Conference in addition to QQML and the EBLIP conference. Martha holds a Ph.D. and a Fulbright Scholarship.

Julie McKenna

Julie McKenna has been the Deputy Library Director at Regina Public Library since 2007, where she oversees all public services, including the Dunlop Art Gallery and Film Theatre, and space design and construction in nine facilities. In her previous position as Associate University Librarian, University of Regina, she oversaw the design, delivery, and assessment of emerging services. Her previous career was in public and special libraries. Julie’s recent research has been in the areas of evidence-based management decision-making, and the assessment of user experience in library space. Impact and outcome assessment practice are a significant focus of her current professional work. Julie chairs the Assessment Committee for the Saskatchewan Information and Library Service Consortium. Julie has a Master of Library Science and a Master of Human Resource Management. Prior to joining the IFLA Library Building and Equipment Section, Julie served for four years on the IFLA Statistics and Evaluation Section.

Malin Ögland

Malin Ögland is head of the County Library in the region of Uppsala, Sweden. The county libraries aim is to support the public libraries within the region. It can be analysis of statistics, observations in the library room, managing projects, organizing meetings, courses, conferences, studytours… Malin Ögland was one of three who organized the course “Definitely, maybe or Do the right thing” in Stockholm 2009 and 2010 to introduce EBLIP into a Swedish context.

Suzana Sukovic

Suzana Sukovic is a librarian, researcher and educator with extensive professional experience in the information industry, mainly in the academic sector. She has also worked in academic teaching and research roles. She has completed a number of innovative projects, including applications of technology in research, teaching and learning. Suzana has published papers on issues related to technology in scholarly research, and on innovation and creativity in libraries. Her doctoral thesis explored roles of electronic texts in research projects in the humanities. Transliteracy, learning and knowledge creation, and library innovation are Suzana's main professional and research interests. Her book, Transliteracy in complex information environments, will be published later this year by Chandos, imprint of Elsevier.

Suzana currently works as the Executive Director Educational Research and Evidence Based Practice at HETI (Health Education and Training Institute). 
Suzana was the former Head of Learning Resource Centre at St.Vincent's College (Sydney, Australia). She actively promotes research in the library and information profession through ALIA. She is Co-Chair of the ALIA Research Advisory Committee, and the founder and leader of ALIA LARK (Library Applied Research Kollektive).

Lisl Zach

Lisl Zach’s research interests include studying the information-seeking behaviors of a wide range of users and investigating ways of measuring and communicating the value of information services in diverse settings. She is also involved with specific questions related to health information literacy and providing health information to vulnerable populations. Dr. Zach has published award-winning articles on the contributions of information services in hospitals and academic health science centers and on the ways in which administrators look for, evaluate, and use information. She holds a PhD in Information Studies from the University of Maryland—College Park, a MBA from New York University, and a MSLS from the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill. Dr. Zach has worked both in industry and academia and is currently Managing Partner of Informatics Insights, LLC, which provides consulting services to profit and not-for- profit organizations in the design and development of informatics products.

Embedding and Embracing Evidence

June 18-21, 2017