James Moses

James Moses, President of Primary Research Group, Inc., has been a consultant to a broad range of corporations and governments. Mr. Moses is the author of hundreds of industry studies and benchmarking reports for Primary Research Group and many other report publishers. He is the former contributing editor of the American Management Association’s Growth Strategies and a contributor to Agenda, Business International, Multinational Business, The Journal of Commerce and other publications. A former economist for the US International Trade Commission, Mr. Moses holds an MA in international political economy from Columbia University’s School of International & Public Affairs.

Joseph R. Flicek

Joseph R. Flicek is President of Blake Technologies, a New York Corporation established in 1994. At Columbia University, Mr. Flicek established the New Ventures Office of the Science & Technology Ventures Office, where he served as Director from 1996 to 2002. He has also served as Chief Executive Officer of M2M Imaging and SIPCOMM, both of which were Columbia University technology spinouts. With over 25 years of experience in all phases of business development, commercialization and intellectual property management in technology and healthcare industries, Mr. Flicek currently works with and advises universities and businesses in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East on technology transfer and licensing issues.

Paul Kelsey

Paul Kelsey is an independent scholar and editor with over a decade of experience working in academic and public libraries. He earned an MLIS from the University of Texas at Austin and an undergraduate degree in Religion from Colorado College. Kelsey has worked both as a collection development coordinator and ILB supervisor at an ARL library as well as a circulation librarian at a liberal arts college. As an editor he has served on several ALA committees in addition to serving for a number of years as a member of USAIN (United States Agricultural Information Network). Kelsey is co-founder of the Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Award and resides in Baton Rouge with his family.

Elaine Sanchez

Elaine Sanchez is Head of Cataloging & Metadata Services at Alkek Library at Texas State University-San Marcos. Ms. Sanchez earned her BA and MLS from the University of Texas at Austin and has worked as a cataloger and technical services librarian for over twenty-seven years. Her published works include several books, chapters, research surveys, and journal articles and have appeared in Technical Services Quarterly and elsewhere. Her most recent book is Conversations with Catalogers in the 21st Century (Libraries Unlimited, December 2010). Ms. Sanchez is a dedicated and ardent advocate for cataloging, catalogers, and metadata librarians.

Yvonne Mery

Yvonne Mery is a librarian at the University of Arizona where she also completed her Master's in Library Sciences. She has developed and implemented online courses for undergraduate students and designed tutorials that cover the spectrum of information literacy skills.  She has co-authored several papers on the integration of information literacy in online classes and presented at numerous national conferences on best practices for online information literacy instruction and the creation of engaging and interactive tutorials. Yvonne has also designed and delivered workshops and courses in instructional design and development. In addition to her MLS, Yvonne also holds an MA in Teaching English as a Second Language and has extensive experience in the development of multiple choice test items. She is currently co-authoring a book on the creation of online information literacy courses. Yvonne has worked with a number of e-learning software tools including Lectora, Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, and the University of Arizona’s Guide on the Side which has won national awards for its use in the teaching of database instruction online.

Erica DeFrain

Erica DeFrain is Assistant Library Professor and Instructional Design Librarian at the University of Vermont. Ms. DeFrain holds a Master of Arts in Information Resources and Library Science and a Master of Science in Educational Technology, and is currently working on a PhD in Educational Psychology, all from the University of Arizona.  Her research focus merges the fields of educational psychology, instructional technology, and information literacy instruction. Her career has been devoted to the library profession, and she has experience working in university, law, community college, public, and private libraries.

Paul Korzeniowski

With more than a decade of experience writing for a variety of business, general interest, computer, and technical publications, Paul Korzeniowski is a freelance writer based out of Sudbury, MA. His work has appeared in ACUTA Journal, Business 2.0, Campus Technology, eSchoolNews, Information Week, and Investor’s Business Daily, among others. Mr. Korzeniowski holds a Master of Science Journalism from Boston University.

Joan Oleck

Joan Oleck is a New York City-based freelance writer, editor, and editorial contractor with 20 years of experience writing about business, technology, public policy, education and parenting, and culture. Oleck has worked on staff as an editor and reporter at BusinessWeek magazine, and at Newsday, The Detroit News, and The Virginian Pilot newspapers, as well as at corporate and trade publications. A member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, Oleck has been honored with the Jesse Neal Award for a cover story in Restaurant Business magazine, a GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Media Award, and an Educational Press Award, among other recognitions. Visit her online at www.joanoleck.com.

Trudy Levy

Trudy Levy is a founding member of the Image Consultant Cooperative and a consultant on image management for numerous museums and libraries including the San Francisco Public Library, CALIFA and others. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, Trudy has written on digital asset management for Information Week, SPECTRA, Professional Photographer, the Seybold Report, MacWeek and other publications.

Tamara Altman

Tamara Altman is a researcher, writer, and editor with over 20 years of experience in academic, nonprofit, government, healthcare, and corporate environments. She has consulted for numerous organizations, including The Nature Fund for National Parks, San Francisco Camerawork, Cancer Support Community, Los Angeles Department of Public Health, UC Berkeley, Stanford University, and the University of California at Los Angeles. Tamara has held numerous positions focused on research, evaluation, analysis, and project management, including Director of Research and Evaluation for a large healthcare company and Associate Vice President for a market research organization. Tamara holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from UCLA and an undergraduate degree in Psychology from U.C. Berkeley, and has over 30 peer-reviewed publications and presentations.

Salman Haider

Salman Haider is an award winning Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, Blogger, Wikipedian, and Online Social Media Expert. Coming from a Computer Science background Salman has functional expertise in Resource Description and Access (RDA), AACR2, MARC-21, Library of Congress Classification, and Library of Congress Subject Headings. He is the creator of eight blogs on Library and Information Science, including RDA Blog on Resource Description and Access Cataloging. He has written a book and published one article. 

Salman Haider Graduated in Science with Computer Science, Mathematics, and Statistics from Lucknow University and completed his Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from Aligarh Muslim University with a First Class securing IInd Rank and the prestigious P.N. Kaula - S. Bashiruddin Gold Medal. He also achieved the Undergraduate Merit Scholarship and the Postgraduate Merit Scholarship in B.L.I.S. and M.L.I.S. respectively.

Presently he is working as Librarian (Cataloging) at the U.S. Library of Congress, New Delhi Office, where he has been awarded twice, the Meritorious Honor Award. Prior to his present job he worked at the Indian School of Business, National Library of India, and Central Reference Library of India.

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