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June Abbas

Dr. Abbas, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Library and Information Studies at the University at Buffalo, serves as the the faculty advisor for Library Student Journal. She holds an MLS from Emporia State University and a PhD from the University of North Texas. She is interested in how we can create better tools/systems for organizing information for users, and her research explores the use of user-defined descriptors to enhance document access. She is interested in retrieval and representation of any information objects, but her current focus is on information retrieval strategies and representation issues within digital libraries and other online environments. June is also intrigued by natural human information organization and categorization activities.

Jade Alburo

Jade is an MLS student at the College of Information Studies, University of Maryland, College Park and a CIRLA Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Originally from the Philippines and currently living in Washington, D.C., she holds an M.A. in Folklore from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a B.A. in English and Religious Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Her interests include: ethnic (especially Filipino/Filipino American) identities and traditions, immigration/diaspora, and multicultural children's/young adult literature.

Jenny S. Bossaller

Jenny is a PhD student in Library Science at the University of Missouri. Her research interest lies in ways that libraries can better connect with the traditionally underserved. Prior to entering the program she worked as a systems librarian for MOBIUS. She received her Master's degree in library science from the University of Missouri in December of 2002. Jenny has previously worked with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's U.S. Library Program, the Columbia Public Library and UMC's Ellis Library.

Allan Cho

Allan is a second year LIS student in the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He is interested in multicultural services in inner-city libraries, both public and academic libraries. Allan's research interests cover three areas: multicultural library and information services, information seeking behavior, and critical information studies. On a broader level, he is interested in multicultural education and international and comparative information services, and transnational ethnic studies.

Songphan Choemprayong

Songphan is a Thai doctoral student at the School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to pursuing his doctoral degree, he served as an information scientist at Thailand Creative and Design Center in Bangkok. His research interests include social/community informatics, national information policy, technology in libraries, and international aspect of information professional.

Mark Geldof

Mark is the managing technician of the Western Development Museum library in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, currently completing a 'working holiday' in Cambridge. He graduated from the Library Technician Program at the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology and has enrolled in the University of Northumbria Library Science distance program. His special interests are library and book history, and special collections. Mark is a member of the Saskatchewan Library Association, Canadian Library Association (including the advisory committee on intellectual freedom) and the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (UK).

Tracy Hartman

Tracy Hartman is a library student at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. She is concurrently pursuing her J.D. at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia. Her research experience includes working with NGOs in South Africa and Mexico, focusing on government transparency, information sharing, and media analysis. She has also worked at the reference desk at Northwestern University's Law Library, at the Center for Research Libraries translating and indexing Arabic journals, and at the law firm library of Latham & Watkins.

Lance Hayden

Lance Hayden is pursuing a PhD at the University of Texas School of Information in Austin. He has taught both graduate and undergraduate courses on security and surveillance through the UT iSchool, worked for Cisco Systems on issues of security and privacy, and served as an intelligence officer in the CIA. His research interests bridge these various topics and explore how LIS can benefit from an understanding of them.

Jean Henefer

Jean Henefer (PGCE, MLIS) is a Doctoral student in the School of Information and Library Studies, University College Dublin. Her primary research interest is children's information behaviour, her PhD studying the information worlds of ethnic minority adolescents. She co-authored, with Dr Crystal Fulton, "Krikelas' Information Seeking Model" for Theories of Information Behavior: A Researcher's Guide (2005). A member of Phi Beta Kappa and an IRCHSS scholar, Jean is an Office of the Minister for Children Research Fellow.

Alison Hicks

Alison is halfway through her MSIS in the Digitization Program at the University of Texas, Austin, having moved there from Somerset, UK. Her main focus is on providing digitization and Latin American services in the academic library. She has previously worked in Argentina, in London with the Institute for the Study of the Americas, and in the Library of Congress Hispanic Division.

Benjamin Hockenberry

Benjamin is an MLS student at the University at Buffalo, focusing on the areas of cataloging, indexing and digital asset management. He has worked on database management projects with the Center for Development of Human Services and the Buffalo University Community Initiative, and has acted on both the organization/metadata and database infrastructure teams in preparing the Buffalo Fire Historical Society Digital Library. He can be contacted through his website.

Abi Phillips

Abi obtained an MA in Librarianship from the University of Sheffield in 2005. A member of CILIP, she is currently working towards Chartership. Previous places of work include public reference and lending libraries, and a graduate traineeship at The London Library. She currently works in the arts and humanities subject team at the University of Nottingham. Her main areas of professional interest are academic libraries, specialist libraries (especially independent subscription libraries) and career development issues, although she take an interest in a wide range of library-related issues.

Paulina Poplawska

From Detroit, Michigan, Paulina is pursuing a Masters in Library and Information Science at Wayne State University. She is originally from LaSalle, Ontario. Her main areas of interest include Special Libraries and Information Centers, International Librarianship, and Reference and Information Services and Resources. In a former life, she was an assistant fiction editor at a literary magazine. She has not published any written material but hopes to do so in the future.

Jess Posgate

Jess Posgate M.A. (UVictoria) is currently pursuing an MISt. at the University of Toronto, but her educational background is in English literature and creative writing. She was the mark-up and research assistant for the Robert Graves Diary Project as well as an online TA and editor. She is interested in notions of "author/ity" in writing, the emergence of digital humanities studies, and in promoting diversity and student satisfaction in Library and Information school curriculum and program delivery.

Anne Salsich

Anne Cuyler Salsich is currently an MLIS student with an emphasis in archival studies at Kent State University. She earned a previous master's degree in Public History from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her master's thesis is entitled "The Commercial Photography of H. H. Wonacott in Mendocino County, California." Her publications include "Teaching About Records, Ethics, and Accountability: Three Cases," with Richard J. Cox, Barbara Meister, and David L. Reynolds in Records & Information Management Report (November 2005), and "Collaboration: Paradigm of the Digital Cultural Content Environment," Journal of Archival Organization (in production). She has held several professional positions with museums and archives. For 5 years she was the assistant to the editor-in-chief at Eerdmans Publishing Company. She is currently serving as a consultant for the St. Lawrence University Richard F. Brush Art Gallery & Permanent Collection on a metadata project.

Kristie Saumure

Kristie is currently a PhD student at the School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta, where she has completed the majority of her academic career. Her particular areas of research interest include information behaviors, virtual learning environments, special communities, organization of information, and motivation. She has previously published in the area of information behaviors and the visually impaired.

Heather Saunders

Heather is currently doing her Masters in library and information studies at the University of Toronto. In pursuit of a career in art librarianship, she is the summer archives manager at White Water Gallery in North Bay, Ontario, funded by the Canadian Heritage Information Network, and she recently presented a paper on Internet art at the ARLIS NA conference in Banff, made possible by an ARLIS Ontario travel grant. Her editorial background includes trade magazines, newspapers and online academic journals.

Jana Sheardown

Jana has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in English literature from Brandon University in Brandon, Manitoba, and a Master's Degree in English literature from the University of Ottawa. She spent a year at Brandon University teaching courses in communications and English literature, and is now working on her Master's Degree in Library and Information Studies at Dalhousie University's School of Information Management in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her primary area of interest is government documents and government libraries, but she is also very interested in the areas of professional development and continuing education for LIS professionals. In addition to being a member of the Canadian Library Association, the Manitoba Library Association, and the Atlantic Provinces Library Association, she is the treasurer of the Dalhousie School of Information Management Students' Association, the co-chair of the Dalhousie-CLA Student Chapter, and the co-chair of the Dalhousie Journal of Information and Management.

Nafiz Zaman Shuva

Nafiz is a progressive student of the Department of Information Science and Library Management at the University of Dhaka in Bengladesh. He is the Executive Director and Founder of Information Society Today, an organization registered as a trust in the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs in Bangladesh to promote information related activities. He is also President of the Bangladesh Association of Young Researcher. He has been selected as country contact of Bangladesh, India and Sri lanka for the International Information Literacy Directory hosted by UNESCO and IFLA. He is an ASIS&T international paper contest winner. Nafiz is closely involved with more than ten national and international organizations and associations.

Edith Speller

Edith Speller originally hails from north-east Scotland, but currently lives in outer London. She is studying for an MSc in Library and Information Studies at London's City University, and is writing a dissertation on affective (emotional) dimension user indexing of pop music. Edith's pre-qualification work experience includes a graduate traineeship at the London Library. Edith maintains a personal weblog in which she writes about her studies as well as more general issues relating to librarianship.

Cassidy R. Sugimoto

Cassidy is currently a Masters student in Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Originally from Utah, she completed her undergraduate degree in music performance at UNC. Her main areas of interest are: academic libraries, humanities (especially music) reference, management and bibliometrics.

Michael J.D. Sutton

Michael is nearing the completion of his doctorate at McGill University. His dissertation is entitled: Examination of the Historical Sensemaking Processes Representing the Development of Knowledge Management Curricula in Universities: Case Studies Associated with an Emergent Discipline. He is also an Assistant Professor coordinating the Knowledge Management concentration within an interdisciplinary program called Information Architecture and Knowledge Management (IAKM) at Kent State University. His 'boundary spanning' experience encompasses: business policy and strategy; business process analysis and reengineering; document and records management; educational technology; leadership and project management; information systems; information science; knowledge management (KM); management information systems (MIS); organizational behaviour, communications, design and theory; and strategic management. Additional information is available at his website.

Von Totanes

Von holds a Masters in Library Science from the University of the Philippines where he is currently an Assistant Professor. He will be starting his PhD studies at the University of Toronto in September 2006. His primary interests include book history, open access, diversity and multiculturalism, librarians as leaders and blogging. Von maintains a blog called Filipino Librarian.

Danielle Winn

Danielle Winn is currently enrolled in the Master of Library and Information Science program at the University of Western Ontario. She is participating in the co-op program, and will be working at the University of Windsor as a reference librarian for the remainder of this year. Originally from St.Catharines, Ontario, her research explores how academic librarians can improve information literacy skills in undergraduate students.

Joanna Wood

Joanna is a Senior Library Assistant at Caird Library, National Maritime Museum in London. She is completing a distance learning MSc in Information and Library Studies at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Interests include museum librarianship, career development, and printed and electronic serials provision. Her published papers include a readers' viewpoint article in the CILIP Library and Informaton Gazette (June 2006) and an article in the Oxford University Libraries newsletter 'Outline' on bourbon biscuits! Her prior work experience includes the Oxford Union Society Library.

Kristin Yiotis

Kristin is currently a graduate student at the School of Library and Information Science, San Jose State University in California in California. She is originally from New York State and holds a BA from SUNY, University at Albany and an MA in English Composition and MA TESOL from San Francisco State University. Kristin has a teaching background and hopes to have a future as an instructional librarian. Her research interest is in open archives institutional repositories, particularly electronic theses and dissertation repositories (ETDs). Her published articles are based on student writing awards sponsored by LITA/Endeavor (2005), "The Open Access Initiative," and the SLA Information Technology Division (2005), "The Open Archives Initiative and Eprints repositories". Kristin is SJSU's incoming chair for ALA Student Chapter.