Bobray Bordelon, Pliny Fisk Librarian of Economics and Finance, Princeton University
Bobray Bordelon joined Princeton University as the Economics & Finance Librarian in 1993. In 2004, he added to his duties the role of heading Data and Statistical Services. He has been managing the Cultural Policy and the Arts National Data Archive since 2006 and has served as its director since 2007. In Fall of 2012, he also joined Rutgers University School of Communication and Information as a part time lecturer in the Master of Library and Information Science program. He is the 2006 recipient of the ALA Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) Thomson Gale Award for Excellence in Business Librarianship. He is active in ALA, the International Association for Social Science Information Services & Technology (IASSIST), and the New Jersey State Data Center. He chaired BRASS from 2000-2001. Prior to coming to Princeton, he was a business reference librarian at New Mexico State University. He has a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Masters of Library & Information Science from Louisiana State University and an M.B.A from New Mexico State University.
Michael Blake, Digital Resources Librarian and Assistant Librarian for the John. G. Wolbach Library & Information Resource Center at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Michael’s professional career spans the public, academic, corporate, medical, and secondary-school library realms. He is a co-author of “Teaching the New Library: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Planning and Designing Instructional Programs,” by Neal-Schuman, 1996, and co-author of a chapter in “Designs for Active Learning: A Sourcebook of Classroom Strategies for Information Education,” by ACRL, 1998. He has also published several chapters in “Magazines for Libraries,” by Bowker/CSA, and has contributed product, book, and magazine reviews to Library Journal, MFL Alerts, Laserdisk Professional, and Science and Technology Annual Reference Review. Michael’s professional interests include research and teaching, instructional technologies, digital curation, science librarianship, and exploring innovative strategies for enhancing access to resources and services.
Luke Gaudreau, Production Systems Librarian, Harvard University
Luke is passionate about empowering people through the smart use of technology. He has produced widely used online training and documentation for Zotero. He is currently working on helping to revamp the Harvard Library Technology Services Support Center. Luke also leads the Harvard Library’s Tell Us project, an online feedback system to engage with students and generate ideas for the future of the Library.
Samantha Guss, Data Services & Public Policy Librarian, New York University
Samantha Guss is the Data Services & Public Policy Librarian at New York University and works in Data Services, a joint ITS and Libraries department. She provides consultation and instruction on data, policy, and government resources and serves as liaison to the Wagner School of Public Service. She holds an MSLS from UNC-Chapel Hill with a concentration in Digital Curation and is currently enrolled in NYU’s Business & Workplace Education MA program.
Michelle Hudson, Science and Social Science Data Librarian, Yale University
Michelle Hudson is a Science and Social Science Data Librarian at Yale University’s Center for Science and Social Science Information. She holds an MLIS from the University of Washington and now focuses on issues of research data management infrastructure and education, data reference and instruction, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Michael Klein, the William L. Clayton Professor of International Economic Affairs, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
Sarah Lowe, Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychiatric Epidemiology Training Program, Columbia University
Sarah Lowe is a postdoctoral fellow at the Columbia University Psychiatric Epidemiology Training (PET) Program, where she is studying factors that influence the course of psychological responses to traumatic events, including natural disasters and interpersonal violence. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from University of Massachusetts Boston in 2012, and her dissertation on trajectories of psychological distress among low-income mothers who survived Hurricane Katrina received the Society of Community Research and Action award for Best Dissertation on a Topic Relevant to Community Psychology. Sarah has also received clinical training in cognitive-behavioral and integrative psychotherapies at the Martha Eliot Health Center and Weill Cornell Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital.
Dyan Mazurana, Associate Professor and Research Director for Gender, Youth, and Community, Feinstein International Center, Tufts University
Dyan Mazurana, Ph.D., is with the Feinstein International Center and also teaches graduate courses at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Her areas of focus include women’s and children’s human rights, war-affected civilian populations, armed opposition groups, armed conflict, and peacekeeping. Her books include After the Taliban: Life and Security in Rural Afghanistan (Rowman & Littlefield: Boulder & Oxford, 2008) with Neamatollah Nojumi and Elizabeth Stites; Gender, Conflict, and Peacekeeping (Rowman & Littlefield: Boulder & Oxford, 2005) with Angela Raven-Roberts and Jane Parpart; Where Are the Girls? Girls in Fighting Forces in Northern Uganda, Sierra Leone, and Mozambique (Rights & Democracy: Montreal 2004) with Susan McKay and Women, Peace and Security: Study of the United Nations Secretary-General as Pursuant Security Council Resolution 1325 (United Nations 2002) with Sandra Whitworth.
Amy Ngai, Partnership and Training Manager at the Sunlight Foundation
Amy works to engage the public on the use of data to promote transparency and open government. As part of that work, she develops partnerships in both the nonprofit and private sectors to unlock and generate innovative uses for government data. In addition, Amy also spearheads the training efforts at Sunlight, including Sunlight Academy, an interactive instructional portal on tools and resources pertinent to the open government community. Prior to joining Sunlight, she has spent over seven years working on voter access and democracy issues. Most recently, Amy was a program director at FairVote working on electoral system reform. A native of Brooklyn, NY, Amy received her B.A. in Politics from Mount Holyoke College and her MSc from University College London.
Joan Shear, Legal Reference Librarian, Boston College Law Library
Joan is Legal Information Librarian and Lecturer in Law, Boston College Law School. Joan came to Boston College in 1986 looking for more opportunities to teach legal research to law students. She offers law school courses in Advanced Legal Research, Intellectual Property Law Research, and Environmental Law Research. Joan developed the award-wining Introduction to Legal Research course for the Law Librarians of New England. She has also organized and taught workshops for beginning legal reference librarians for the American Association of Law Libraries. She received her Juris Doctor Harvard Law School and holds a Master of Science in Library Science from the Catholic University of America.
Lois Timms-Ferrara, Associate Director of the Roper Center
Lois Timms-Ferrara is the Associate Director of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research at the University of Connecticut. Her formal education is in Economics, Sociology and in Organizational Relations. Lois has been with the Center for more than 25 years, serving in various research and administrative capacities. Her interests lie in developing educational tools for instruction in the use of polling data. She has is currently coordinating a pilot project with high school teachers and librarians to introduce polling data into the high school curriculum.