Editorial Board

James Andrews

Dr. Jim Andrews is the Director of the School of Information at the University of South Florida, and an Associate Professor of Information Science.  He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Information Science from the University of Missouri – Columbia, where he also earned a Master’s in Library and Information Science. Dr. Andrews’ doctoral work was supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine (NLM) as a Predoctoral Medical Informatics Fellow in the University of Missouri’s School of Medicine. His research and teaching fall broadly within the areas of health informatics and information science, with particular interests in health-related information behaviors in the context of cancer genetics, and terminology and data standards in clinical research. He reviews for various information science and health informatics journals, and is active in various professional and academic associations, including: the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA);  ASIST, SIG Cabinet Deputy Director; former Secretary for the Science and Technology Libraries Section, IFLA; former Chair of the Medical Library Education Section, MLA; within ALISE; and has served on the Executive Boards for the Florida Library Association as well as the Tampa Bay Library Consortium. Dr. Andrews is a co-author on a number of peer-reviewed articles and has presented nationally and internationally at various meetings and events. 

David McMenemy

David is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Information Science and Deputy Director for Postgraduate Teaching in the Computer and Information Sciences Department at the University of Strathclyde.  His research interests encompass issues around information law and ethics, including intellectual freedom, and freedom of expression, freedom of access to information, privacy, and the philosophy of information.  He has also extensively researched around public library policy and development in the UK.  He is the author of The Public Library (Facet, 2009) and was Editor of Library Review between 2006-2011 as well as co-author of Librarianship: an introduction (2008), and A Handbook of Ethical Practice (2007).

Suzie Allard

Suzie Allard from the University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences is Associate Dean for Research and Board of Visitors Professor in the College of Communication and Information.   Her research focuses on the production and transfer of knowledge, particularly in the STEM domains and in the virtual environment across distributed work teams. Allard’s research is published in numerous international and national journals and she has been an invited speaker at venues in the U.S., Asia, Europe, and South America. Allard is the principal or co-principal investigator for more than $10 million in grant funding from multiple agencies, including the National Science Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Sloan Foundation, IEEE, and the U.S. Geological Survey. Allard received her degrees from California State University at Northridge (B.A. Economics) and the University of Kentucky (M.S. Library Science; Ph.D. Communication). Before her career in academe, Allard was the vice president of Research Frontiers Corporation which provided creative consultation services to the entertainment industry.

Lai Ma

Lai Ma is an Assistant Professor at School of Information and Communication Studies at University College Dublin, Ireland. She serves as the Director of Master of Library and Information Studies programme and is a Council member of the Library Association of Ireland. Lai received her Ph.D. in Information Science from Indiana University-Bloomington in 2012. Her research is concerned with the interrelationship between epistemology, information infrastructure (primarily bibliographic and citation databases), and its cultural and social affordances and implications. Her work has been influenced by the philosophy of language, critical social theory, and social studies of science and technology. She has published conceptual and theoretical work about the concepts of information. Her recent work focuses on research evaluation practices, as well as the notion of impact in the context of knowledge production. 

Ali Shiri

Ali Shiri is a Professor at the School of Library and Information Studies in the University of Alberta, Canada. He completed his Ph.D. in Information Science at the University of Strathclyde, Department of Computer and Information Sciences in Glasgow, Scotland. Ali’s teaching and research areas centre on digital libraries, digital information organization, and retrieval, search user interfaces, user interaction with digital information, and learning analytics. Ali’s recent university and federally-funded projects have focused on developing digital libraries for the Inuit communities in Canada’s north, multilingual visual search interfaces for the UNESCO digital library, and learning analytics applications for learning management systems.

Kyung-Sun Kim

K.-Sun Kim is Professor at the Information School, University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has been active in ALISE, ASIS&T, and ALA, as a member of the conference, award, steering committees, chair of the juried panel, work-in-progress, SIG DL, SIG USE symposium, the committee on research and statistics, and so on. Professor Kim’s research focuses on information behavior, including the use of social media as an information source, information literacy, and user-centered information system/service design. She also conducts research on diversity and information equality. Her work has been published in over 50 journal articles, conference proceedings, and book chapters. Professor Kim has a Ph.D. from the School of Information, University of Texas at Austin. Email: [email protected]

Assistant Professor Keren Dali

Dr. Keren Dali is an Assistant Professor at the School of Library & Information Studies, University of Alberta, Canada. Her primary research interests are in diversity and immigrant communities, reading practices in libraries and beyond, connections between information literacy and leisure behaviors, relationships between LIS and Social Work, and LIS education with the focus on creativity and the issues of accreditation. She holds the inaugural Outstanding Instructor Award from the University of Toronto (2013); the inaugural ALISE/Connie Van Fleet Award for Research Excellence in Public Library Services to Adults (2015); and the Outstanding Reviewer distinction (2015) and the Highly Commended Paper distinction (2016) from the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. Her previous work was funded by a postdoctoral fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2014-2016) and an American Library Association Carnegie-Whitney grant (2014-2015), among others. She is currently chairing committees for both ALISE (Association for LIS Education) and ASIS&T (Association for Information Science & Technology) and is actively involved with the “Building Strong LIS Education” group at IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations), working on the international assessment of LIS education. Dr. Dali is on the editorial board of the Library Quarterly and on the international advisory board for the Journal of Librarianship & Information Science (JoLIS); she’s also an associate editor for the newly founded International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion. For the latest projects and updates, you can follow Dr. Dali at https://kerendali.wordpress.com/ and https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Keren_Dali

Assistant Professor Vanessa Irwin

Vanessa is an Assistant Professor with the Library and Information Science Program at the University of Hawaii. Dr. Irvin's research focuses on integrating social media with the literacy practices of librarian professional development. Vanessa's research model, The Librarians' Inquiry Forum (LINQ) (http://www.linqforum.com), convenes public librarians as communities of practice in urban, rural, and indigenous contexts to ask critical questions about professional practice, experience, and identity on library frontlines. With a specialization in reading, writing, and literacy, Dr. Irvin teaches in the areas of reference, youth, and multicultural/diversity services. Dr. Irvin is the author of The Readers' Advisory Guide to Street Literature, which was the 2012 Zora Neale Hurston Book Award winner, conferred by the Reference and User Services Association of the ALA. Email: [email protected]

Lecturer Nicole Johnston

Nicole is a Lecturer in Library and Information Science at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia. Nicole is currently a member of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) West committee and a member of the ALIA research advisory committee. Prior to moving to Perth, Nicole taught Library and Information Studies for University College London in Qatar. Nicole was previously a member and Chair of the Professional Development committee of the Information Literacy Network (ILN) of the Gulf region. Nicole’s teaching and research interests include information literacy, digital literacy, information behavior, open access and scholarly communication. Nicole obtained her PhD from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane Australia where she did her thesis on information literacy and English Foreign Language (EFL) students. Nicole is currently working on a research project looking at print versus digital reading behaviours of students as well as developing a new course in digital literacy.