Carol Ann Feltes – Peer review thread
Carol is University Librarian at The Rockefeller University in New York City. Carol came to The Rockefeller, which is a world class graduate research institution in the biomedical sciences, in 2005. She has been a science librarian for over 30 years in a variety of not for profit and for profit research environments including Aurora University, Battelle Columbus Laboratories and 3 Fortune 500 companies, all life sciences research based.
Carol studied biology and chemistry as well as having earned her M.A. in library science. She has been active throughout her career in several national and international professional organizations. Her professional interests include mentoring/developing library staff, scholarly communication, exploring new opportunities for science librarians to enhance the success of research, and networking widely with other librarians for the exchange of ideas and enhancement of the profession.
Since arriving at The Rockefeller Carol has initiated library website development and redesign, the establishment of an institutional digital archives, the creation of an in-house system to support NIH manuscript submission requirements, and a project to digitize and archive Rockefeller students’ theses. The library has also assumed responsibility for the management, display and interpretation of an historic scientific instruments collection. During her Rockefeller tenure Carol has also contributed to the project to modernize and renovate the University’s beautiful and historic library building, Welch Hall.
Carol is an avid gardener, specializing in perennials and also has a vegetable garden every year. She collects natural history books, teapots, and wine tasting notes, and enjoys playing the piano and traveling with her family. Originally from Michigan, she is married to a scientist (zoologist – they met in genetics class) and has two grown children.
Colleen Cuddy – Communications: Interactivity and bibliometrics thread
Colleen is Associate Director Research Services Development at The University of Sydney Library. She has held leadership positions in health science libraries throughout her career, most recently as the Director of the Weill Cornell Medical Library in New York where she was active in its VIVO implementation. Colleen has a keen interest in technology and served as President of the Library Information Technology Association. She is a former trustee of the Metropolitan New York Library Council, a Disguised Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals and an Associate Member of the Australian Library and Information Association. She has published on a variety of topics including social media and mobile technology.
Janet Fletcher – Break through the barriers thread
Janet is Director Information Services, Library at UNSW, Australia and has worked here for almost 10 years. Her responsibilities include managing relationships with faculties and research centres, providing client services (including document supply), managing the information resources budget, and overseeing online services such as the website, ELISE and the enquiry management system.
Sherman Young – It’s not all about the packaging thread
Sherman is Macquarie University’s Pro Vice Chancellor for Learning and Teaching and a Professor in the Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies where he teaches and researches in the area of new media theory and production. He is the author of The book is dead, long live the book (UNSW Press, 2007), co-author of Media Convergence (Palgrave, 2012) and Beyond 2.0 – the Future of Music (Equinox, 2014) – all of which analyse the impact of new media technologies.
Sherman has a BSc in Design (UNSW), an MA in Media, Technology and Law (Macquarie) and a PhD in Media and Cultural Studies (UQ). Prior to becoming an academic, Sherman ran a multimedia production company building interactive media for a range of corporate and publishing clients.
Natasha Simons – Communications: Interactivity and bibliometrics thread
Natasha is a Research Data Management Specialist with the Australian National Data Service, an organisation set up by the Australian Government to enhance the value of data for researchers, research institutions, and the nation. Located at Griffith University in Brisbane, Natasha serves on the Council of Australian University Librarians Research Advisory Committee and is an ORCID Ambassador. She is an author and reviewer of papers related to library and information management and co-authored a 2013 book on digital repositories.
Natasha was the Senior Project Manager for the Griffith Research Hub, which won awards from Stanford University and VALA. She is an advocate for open data and open repositories. Natasha is active on Twitter, maintains a somewhat weedy blog and is looking forward to the thrills and spills of the Sydney unconference.
James Mercer – Peer review thread
Currently Regional Sales Director Southeast Asia & Oceania at Springer, James has worked in publishing in commercial roles for 15 years following graduation from the University of Leeds, UK in Philosophy. Joining Springer in 2008 he is responsible for Springer’s sales in Southeast Asia and Oceania. Prior to joining Springer he was responsible for OUP’s sales across Asia-Pacific following roles at Blackwell’s.
Alice Williamson – Break through the barriers thread
Alice Williamson is a Postdoctoral Research Associate and Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in The School of Chemistry at The University of Sydney. She works with Matthew Todd as part of the Open Source Malaria (OSM) Consortium, the World’s first completely open drug discovery project. All of the data generated as part of the OSM project is shared in real time on the web and is accessible to anybody. You can engage with Alice on Twitter, where she can often be found talking about all things open, communicating science or sharing good music.
Roxanne Missingham – When is an author also a publisher, critic, reviewer and distributor?
Roxanne Missingham is University Librarian and Chief Scholarly Information Officer, Australian National University. She was previously Parliamentary Librarian and Assistant Director General, Resource Sharing Division, National Library of Australia. She has a long career in libraries and IT focused on the development of digital delivery and digital services. Formerly President of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), she is currently convenor of the ALIA Advisory Committee on Public Sector Information. She loves the challenge of the digital environment.
Jason is Research & Technical Development Manager, Digital Humanities, for the School of Humanities and Communication Arts at the University of Western Sydney, where he manages a large digital humanities research group. He has previously worked at the University of Queensland, Curtin University of Technology, The Australian National University, Murdoch University and The University of Western Australia.
Jason is Director of Electronic Resources for the International Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP) and Conference Director for DH2015. He is a regular contributor to The Conversation on matters related to research impact and re
thinking scholarship in the digital age. He holds a PhD in Communication and Cultural Studies.
Rosalia da Garcia – All together sessions
As the Executive Director for the Consortia/Library Sales & Marketing for SAGE Asia Pacific, Rosalia is responsible for the strategic direction to the overall SAGE Asia Pacific sales and marketing initiatives, as well as the development of sales and marketing goals and objectives for SAGE’s online products. Her role also involves engaging in high level discussions with Librarian Directors, exploring opportunities to collaborate and promote Open Access.
Sitting on the board of directors of SAGE Asia-Pacific, Rosalia is passionate about publishing and which she sees as a means of educating the future leaders and researchers of the world. Rosalia has previously worked for McGraw Hill, Pearson Education, Wiley and Elsevier and has experience in various aspects of publishing; from customer service and acquiring journals, books and journals/library sales to marketing and foreign rights management.
Rosalia is currently a member of the Australian Library and Information Association, who has voting rights for the Association’s Board of Directors Election. She is also an alumni member of Rutgers University and INSEAD. Rosalia studied pure sciences and her first job was as a banker. She also has an EMBA in Business and Management.
Andrew Wells – All together sessions
Andrew is University Librarian at the University of New South Wales, a position he has held since 2001. Prior to joining UNSW, he had senior roles at the National Library of Australia and the State Library of New South Wales.
Andrew is a past-President of the Council of Australian University Librarians and a Fellow of the Australian Library and Information Association, as well as being a board member of Intersect and CAVAL.