CIRI International Advisory Board Members

  • Eileen Breen, Publisher of the library journals of Emerald Group, UK

    Eileen BreenEileen has 25 years of publishing experience, and is currently Publisher of the Library Studies journals and books of Emerald. She has been active in IFLA for approaching 20 years and was general manager of ASLIB – The Association for Information Management 2010-2013. In 2013, Emerald and ASLIB launched the Pathway to Information Leadership Programme, in partnership with Aberystwyth University, UK.

  • Christine Bruce, Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology, Queensland University of Technology and QUT coordinator of the San José Gateway PhD Program

    Christine BruceChristine S. Bruce, BA, Grad Dip Lib Sc MEd (Res), PhD, is Professor in the Information Systems School at the Queensland University of Technology, Australia. Christine presently Convenor of Qut's Higher Education Research Network, and Director, Higher Degree Research in the Information Systems School.  Christine is interested in experiential approaches to researching information use and learning. She is particularly interested in the experience of information literacy, with emphasis on the relational approach, and regularly contributes keynote addresses in this area. She has developed key models including the Seven Faces of Information Literacy, and the Six Frames for Information Literacy Education. Her most recent book, Informed Learning, pulls these together with a wide range of supporting research to advance thinking about the relational approach. Christine’s research interests incorporate workplace, community and academic information literacy, including contexts such as health, faith and content creation. She is also extensively involved in higher education research, incorporating teaching and learning in a range of contexts including higher degree research and supervision.

  • Colleen Cuddy, Director, Research and Instruction, Lane Library, Stanford University

    Colleen CuddyColleen has held leadership positions in academic libraries throughout her career. Currently she is Director, Research and Instruction, Lane Library, Stanford University. She has served as Associate Dean, Research and Scholarship, San Jose State University; Associate Director, Research Services Development at The University of Sydney Library; Director of the Weill Cornell Medical Library; and Acting Director of the NYU Health Sciences Libraries where she was also acting director of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (N/NLM) Mid-Atlantic Region. Colleen has a keen interest in technology and served as President of the Library Information Technology Association (2011-2012). She is a former trustee and treasurer of the Metropolitan New York Library Council and Distinguished Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals. She has published and presented on a variety of topics including social media, technology, and the changing role of libraries and librarians.

  • Luciana Duranti, Director of the international InterPARES records project and Professor at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, University of British Columbia

    Luciana DurantiDr. Luciana Duranti is Chair of Archival Studies at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies of the University of British Columbia (UBC), and a Professor of archival theory, diplomatics, and the management of digital records in both its master’s and doctoral archival programs. Duranti is Director of the Centre for the International Study of Contemporary Records and Archives (CISCRA) and of InterPARES, the largest and longest living publicly funded research project on the long-term preservation of authentic electronic records (1998-present), the “Digital Records Forensics” Project, and the “Records in the Cloud” Project. She is also co-Director of “The Law of Evidence in the Digital Environment” Project.

    Duranti is active nationally and internationally in several archival associations and in boards and committees, such as the UNESCO International Advisory Committee of the Memory of the World Program. For her university work Duranti has been honoured with the Faculty Association's Academic of the Year Award in 1999. Her research has been recognized in 2006 with the Emmett Leahy Award for her contributions to records management and the drafting of the American and European standards for recordkeeping (DoD 5015.2 and MoReq 1 & 2), and for the InterPARES research; with the British Columbia Innovation Council Award, which is annually presented to “an individual who has opened new frontiers to scientific research;” with the Killam Research Prize; and in 2007 with the Jacob Biely Research Prize, the University of British Columbia’s “premier research award.” In 2012 she was awarded the Inaugural ARMA (Association of Records Managers and Administrators) International “Award for Academic Excellence in teaching, research, and contribution to the global citizenry.”

  • Jan Holmquist, Assistant Library Director, Guldborgsund Public Library, Denmark

    Jan HolmquistJan Holmquist is an assistant library director at Guldborgsund Public Library in Denmark. He is a member of the Library Advocacy Lab that aims to raise awareness about public libraries within the European Union. He is an international speaker and consultant and has been involved in several global projects e.g. the learning project 23 Mobile Things and crowdfunding projects e.g. Buy India a Library. Currently Jan is involved in the planning of Guldborgsund Public Librarys new FabLab. He is a co-chair of the Internet Librarian International conference. Jan was named one of the Library Journal Movers and Shakers 2014. See his blog at

  • Stacie Ledden, Director of Innovations and Brand Strategy at Anythink Libraries

    Stacie LeddenStacie Ledden is the Director of Innovations and Brand Strategy at Anythink Libraries. After joining the district in 2008, Stacie assisted in launching the Anythink brand that in 2011 garnered the John Cotton Dana Award for Outstanding Public Relations in Libraries. Previous to her work at Anythink, Stacie was an editor for a global newswire service, freelance writer and faithful library customer. In 2012, she helped launch R-Squared – The Risk & Reward Conference, which focused on creativity and taking smart risks to move libraries forward. She is also chair of the planning committee for Outside the Lines: Libraries Reintroduced, a nationwide initiative demonstrating the creativity and innovation happening in libraries. Stacie was named one of Library Journal’s Movers and Shakers for 2013.

  • Cathy Marshall, Adjunct Professor, Computer Science, Texas A&M University

    Cathy MarshallCathy Marshall's research falls under the rubric of personal information management and lies in the disciplinary interstices of computer science, information science, and the humanities. Her interests include studying the crowd; personal digital archiving; personal and collaborative information management; how people use and share encountered information; how people read, annotate, navigate through, and interact with ebooks and other digital material; and spatial hypertext. She holds provocative views on topics like the Semantic Web and social tagging.

    Also see Cathy Marshall's homepage at the Center for the Study of Digital Libraries at Texas A&M University; there you will find a more complete list of her publications, essays, fiction, and links to her blog and her twitter feed.

    Her book about reading on the screen, Reading and Writing the Electronic Book, published by Morgan & Claypool (2009), includes chapters on annotation, reading as a social activity, and thoughts about going beyond the print book.

  • Dan Russell, Senior Research Scientist, Search Quality & User Happiness, Google

    Daniel RussellDaniel Russell is a Senior Researcher / Tech Lead for Search Quality and User Happiness at Google in Mountain View. He earned his PhD in computer science, specializing in Artificial Intelligence until he realized that magnifying human intelligence was his real passion. Twenty years ago he foreswore AI in favor of HI, and enjoys teaching, learning, running and music, preferably all in one day. He has worked extensively in the areas of sensemaking and studies of how people seek out, find, and use information to solve complex problems. Based on this work, his MOOCs have helped more than 350K students become much more effective online searchers.

  • Libby Trudell, Chair, SLA Information Technology Division

    Libby TrudellLibby’s career spans more than 30 years in the information industry and she is currently a consultant specializing in strategic planning and marketing. As a longtime member of the executive team for the Dialog® service, her positions included VP Strategic Initiatives, VP Information Professional Market, Sr, Director Product Management, and Director of Marketing and Customer Services. She had oversight for Dialog’s customer programs including the Advisory Board, the Quantum2 leadership development program and Graduate Education Program for MLIS students.

    Earlier in her career, she worked in library networks and consortia, handling marketing and training for OCLC, RLIN, and other library automation services.

    Libby is currently Chair of the SLA Information Technology Division, and has served on the SLA Board of Directors. She chaired the 2011 Annual Conference Planning Council and has also been a member of the SLA Nominating Committee and the Public Relations Advisory Council, and President of the SLA Silicon Valley Chapter. Previously, she was active in the Library Information Technology Division of ALA, and was on the editorial board of the Journal of Library Automation. She was a member of the Marketing Leadership Council of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the American Marketing Association 2011-2013.

    She has an MLS from Simmons and a BA from Tufts University.

  • Diana Wakimoto, Online Literacy Librarian at Cal State East Bay and the first individual to complete the San José Gateway PhD program

    Diana WakimotoDiana K. Wakimoto is the online literacy librarian and archivist at California State University, East Bay. She has a doctorate from Queensland University of Technology through the San José Gateway PhD Program and her MSLIS and MA in history from Simmons College. Her research interests include changing archival practice, community archives, intersections of libraries and archives, and fostering reflective practice through teaching with technology.