International Advisory Board

Our international advisory board is being convened, and its members are starting to be listed below.


The advisory board members are asked to promote both participation and attendance at the conference, to help us find partner organizations in their regions, to help train and support presenters in their geographical region and local languages, and if possible to help moderate sessions during the actual conference. As a conference focused on being "inclusive," our desire is to have international attendees not see this as a North-America-centric event--and to see themselves as full participants and presenters, not just an international audience. To suggest yourself or someone to be added to this board, please use the form at the bottom of this page.


International advisory board members, once approved, will be listed on this page and should join the following discussion and email group for all instructions and notices:


Advisory Board Chairs:

Scott Brown is Owner of Social Information Group (http://www., an independent information practice focused on the effective use of social networking tools for sharing and finding information. He also provides professional coaching for information professionals. He is adjunct faculty at San Jose State University in California and University of Denver in Colorado. From 2000 to 2009, he was a senior information specialist with Sun Microsystems. He received his library degree from San Jose State University in California in 1999, and holds a Masters in Counseling from Regis University in Colorado. You can reach Scott at, and follow him on Twitter @scbrown5 or @socialinfo.

Kim Dority is founder and president of Dority & Associates, an information strategy and content development company. Kim created and teaches a course on alternative career paths for LIS students and practitioners for the University of Denver and is the author of Rethinking Information Work: A Career Guide for Librarians and Other Information Professionals and the blog. In addition, she created and manages the LinkedIn “LIS Career Options” international group.


Advisory Board Members:
(apply below)

Adefunke Olanike Alabi (University of Lagos Library - NIGERIA)
Mr.Ian Bain ( - UAE)
Yolanda Blue (University of California, Santa Barbara - USA)
Estrella Caldamo Cabudoy (Xavier University Ateneo de Cagayan - PHILIPPINES)
Tina Chan (SUNY Oswego - USA)
Jane Chepkirui (Kenya Highlands Evangelical University - KENYA)
Ahava Cohen ( - ISRAEL)
Susan Considine (Fayetteville Free Library - USA/UKRAINE)
Connie Crosby (Crosby Group Consulting - CANADA)
Ulla de Stricker (de Stricker Associates - CANADA)
Ayat El-tawel (Baby Home school - EGYPT)
Loida Garcia-Febo (Queens Library - USA\PR)
Andrea Goncalves (ProQuest - BRAZIL)
Gabe Gossett (Western Washington University - USA)
Dominique Hallett (Arkansas State University - USA)
Barbara Holland (Brooklyn Public Library - UNITED STATES)
Lai-Ying Hsiung (University of California, Santa Cruz - USA)
Isto Huvila (Uppsala University - SWEDEN)
Begzsuren Jamsranjav (Ulaanbaatar Public Library - MONGOLIA)
Alys Jordan (Nova Southeastern University - USA)
Dr. Trishanjit Kaur (Department of Library and Information Science, Punjabi University - INDIA)
Robin Kear (University of PIttsburgh - USA)
Irene Knokh (University of Michigan - USA)
Ken Kozel (IAA The International Academy Amman - JORDAN)
Yvonne Krishnan (United World College of SEA - SINGAPORE)
Jamie Luedtke ( - USA)
Shabbi Luthra (American School of Bombay - INDIA)
Reneé Lyons (CCC & TI - USA)
Ghadeer Magdy (Alexandria University - EGYPT)
Stephen Marvin (West Chester University - USA)
Joyce Miller (United Nations International School of Hanoi - VIETNAM)
Muhammad Sajid Mirza (International Islamic University, Islamabad - PAKISTAN)
Dr. Hesham Mohamed (Queens Library - USA)
Shima Moradi (Islamic Azad University - IRAN)
Louise Pasternack (DeVry University - USA)
Dimitar Poposki (Faculty of Philology "Blaze Koneski" - REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA)
Melissa Powell (TLG Consulting - USA)
Joanna Ptolomey (Joanna Ptolomey Information Services - SCOTLAND UK)
Shafiq Ur Rehman (University of Punjab and University of Lille3 - FRANCE)
Jackie LaPlaca Ricords (Credo Reference - USA)
Dr. Rais Samdani (Dept. of Library & Information Sciences, Univ. of Sargodha, Punjab - PAKISTAN)
Federico Sancho (IICA - COSTA RICA)
Gurpreet Singh (GGD SD College, Sec. 32 C, Chandigarh - INDIA)
Jane Orbell-Smith (Primary & Community Health Services (Queensland Health) - AUSTRALIA)
Ana Maria Talavera-Ibarra (Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru - PERU)
Anna Maria Tammaro (University of Parma - ITALY)
Dr. Sayyid Tirmizi (Queens library - USA)
Patricia Vermillion (The Lamplighter School - USA)
Santiago Villegas-Ceballos (Universidad de Antioquia - COLOMBIA)
Maria Jose Vitorino (Rede de Bibliotecas Escolares RBE - PORTUGAL)
Geoff Walton (Staffordshire University - UK)
Dr. Nosheen Fatima Warraich (DLIS University of the Punjab Lahore - PAKISTAN)


We also express appreciation to the International Advisory
Council of the School of Library and Information Science
(SLIS) at San José State University. 


Stephen Abram (2011)
Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Markets
Gale Cengage

Stacey Aldrich (2013)
State Librarian
California State Library

Kim Bui Burton (2014)
Monterey City Library and Community Services

H. Frank Cervone (2014)
Vice Chancellor, Information Services
Purdue University

Jane Dysart (2014)
Dysart and Jones

Martin Gomez (2012)
City Librarian
Los Angeles Public Library

Charles Harmon (2011)
Neal-Schuman Publishers

Sandra Hirsh
San José State University
School of Library and Information Science

Ernie Ingles (2011)
Vice Provost and Chief Librarian
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Jane Light (2014)
San José Public Library
(past chair, executive board, Urban Libraries Council)

Linda Main
Associate Director
San José State University
School of Library and Information Science

Will Manley (2011)
former City Manager and City Librarian
Tempe, Arizona

Dan Mulhollan (2012)
Director, Congressional Research Service
Library of Congress

Kathy Pennell (2012)
Library District Director
City of North Las Vegas, Nevada

Roberta Shaffer (2011)
Law Librarian of Congress
Library of Congress

Debora Seys (2013)
Community and Content Manager
eBay Inc.

Brooke Sheldon (2011)
Professor Emerita and Former Dean
University of Texas-Austin

Albin Wagner (2013)
Retired Deputy Director
New Jersey Division of Archives & Records Management