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Abby Moscatel
Attorney, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company

Abby Moscatel is a California trial attorney for State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company. She combines her love for the law and passion for emerging technology by writing and presenting on ethics and admissibility of evidence related to IoT and social media. She obtained her JD from Southwestern Law School’s accelerated SCALE program and her BS in Legal Communication from Ohio University.

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Rafael Moscatel
Managing Director, Compliance and Privacy Partners

Rafael Moscatel is Managing Director of Compliance and Privacy Partners, based in Los Angeles, California. As a strategic business advisor, Rafael has over twenty years of experience leading successful digital transformation programs for the Fortune 500 including Paramount Pictures and Farmers Insurance. He is responsible for helping organizations develop and refine their IT governance, compliance, and privacy roadmaps.

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Robyn K. Rodgers
Senior Archivist Department of Veterans Affairs, VA History Office

Robyn K. Rodgers serves as the inaugural Senior Archivist, leading archival activities within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) History Office. In this role, Ms. Rodgers is responsible for developing archival standards, practices, and operations for the VA History Program and the National VA History Center, to be established on the VA Medical Center Campus in Dayton, Ohio. Ms. Rodgers comes to VA from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), having served as Chief Archivist.

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Rae Lynn Haliday
Registrar, Saint Louis Zoo

Rae Lynn Haliday

Rae Lynn Haliday began her zoological career at the San Antonio Zoo in 1985 working in different capacities. She accepted the newly created position of registrar at the Saint Louis Zoo in 1991, and will celebrate 30 years working for this amazing zoo in January 2021. She has a long history of leadership service in key organizations including ARMA International, the St. Louis Chapter of ARMA, the Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM), and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) serving in multiple leadership roles in all of these organizations over the past 30 years.

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Carli Lowe
University Archivist, San José State University

Carli Lowe

Carli Lowe is the university archivist at San José State University’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library. Her work is focused on studying and developing practices that shift collecting strategies, expand archival audiences, and improve the sustainability of archival institutions, with the goal of ensuring that archives are relevant to present needs and prepared for future challenges.

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Craig Simpson
Director, Special Collections and Archives, San José State University

Craig Simpson

Craig Simpson is the director of special collections and archives at San José State University, co-author of Above the Shots: An Oral History of the Kent State Shootings (Kent State University Press, 2016), and a contributing author to Orson Welles in Focus: Texts and Contexts (Indiana University Press, 2018). He has worked in the archival profession for 16 years, and been a Certified Archivist for 11 of those years.

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Amitabh Srivastav
VP, Operations and Governance, HELUX

Amitabh Srivastav

Amitabh Srivastav is an IG/IM transformation strategist with over 25 years of PM experience. He is VP, Operations & Governance at HELUX (www.helux.ai), where he provides CxO/VP-level consulting advice on current technology solutions for digital transformation with a focus on content convergence, automation, process improvement, change and risk management, and governance and compliance. He contributed to ARMA’s IGBOK 1st ed., and RIM Core, 2nd ed.; AIIM’s CIP 2019 updated exam; and 3D PDF Consortium’s Understanding Blockchain’s Role in Trusted Systems.

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Darra Hofman
Doctoral Candidate The University of British Columbia iSchool

Darra Hofman

Darra Hofman is a doctoral candidate at The University of British Columbia iSchool, where she specializes in archival science, with a focus on the intersection of records, law, and emerging technology, with expected completion spring 2020. Hofman holds a Juris Doctorate and a Certificate in Law, Science, and Technology from Arizona State University. She also holds a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Kentucky. Hofman will join the School of Information at San Jose State University as an assistant professor in fall 2020.

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Andrew Ysasi
Vice President of Advocacy for VRC

Andrew Ysasi

Andrew Ysasi (EE-SA-SEE), MS, FIP, FIIM, CIPM, CIPP, CISM, PMP, CRM, IGP, CIP has 25 years of experience in executive leadership, technology, privacy, security, and information governance.  As Vice President of Advocacy for VRC, Ysasi is tasked with mentoring, educating, volunteering, and advocating for all matters related to information governance (IG). Ysasi is the President of IG GURU®, an IG news organization and a resume expert with Admovio® where his work is published on CIO.com.

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Daphne Wood
Director of Library Services, Planning and Engagement at Greater Victoria Public Library on Vancouver Island, Canada

Daphne Wood is the director of library services, planning and engagement at Greater Victoria Public Library on Vancouver Island, Canada. Prior to this position, she was director of planning and development at the Vancouver Public Library, where she oversaw operations at five library branches, policy and planning functions, and the library’s marketing and communications initiatives. Infrastructure planning is an area of professional interest and expertise.

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Mary Nino
Former Associate Dean of the SJSU King Library

Mary Nino is the former associate dean of the San José State University Martin Luther King Jr. Library. A San José State University School of Information alumna, who has also been a member of the school’s International Advisory Council and Leadership and Management Program Advisory committees, she continues to provide library advice and recommendations to the school.

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Karen Trivette
Associate Professor/Head of Special Collections & College Archives Fashion Institute of Technology–SUNY

Karen Trivette

Associate Professor Karen Trivette is Head of Special Collections and College Archives, Gladys Marcus Library, Fashion Institute of Technology-State University of New York; she is the first incumbent to hold this position and has served in this role since 2008. She holds an MLS with a concentration in Archives and Records Management, University at Albany (NY) and a BA in Art History, UNC-Chapel Hill (NC). She served the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. as President 2017-2018 and has presented at many conferences, most recently in Oslo, Norway (June 2019).

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Max Macias
Part-time Instructional Librarian at Portland Community College

Max Macias

Max Macias is an independent librarian who teaches information literacy part time for Portland Community College. He grew up in San Jose, CA, but has lived in the Northwest since 1992. Macias’ love of fiction, philosophy, art and ideas led to him becoming a librarian after working in libraries for more than 20 years as a technician. His intellectual interests include Information and Hip-Hop, Whiteness in Education, Racism in the US, Colonialism, Cannabis Resources for Librarians and Education and Policy Analysis.

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Twanna Hodge
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Librarian, University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries

Twanna Hodge

Twanna Hodge graduated from the University of Washington in 2015 with her master’s degree in library and information science. She is currently the co-chair of the National Conference of African American Librarians XI Conference Programming Committee, co-chair of the ACRL 2021 Scholarships Committee, and more. Her research interests are diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility issues and efforts in the LIS curriculum and workplace, library residencies and fellowships, cultural humility in librarianship, and the retention of minority library staff in librarianship.

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Mimosa Shah
Adult Program Coordinator, Skokie Public Library

Mimosa Shah

Mimosa Shah develops, manages, and evaluates informal learning opportunities for adults at Skokie Public Library. She works in collaboration with colleagues across departments to provide a robust slate of events geared toward cultivating curiosity and growth. Her interests include digital and media literacy, photography, zinemaking and paper arts, and space-making for and with underrepresented communities.

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Pamela Espinosa de los Monteros
Assistant Professor, Latin American Studies Librarian University Libraries, The Ohio State University

Pamela Espinosa de los Monteros

Pamela Espinosa de los Monteros is an Assistant Professor and Latin American Area Studies Librarian at The Ohio State University (OSU). As a bilingual/bicultural information professional, she has supported international research initiatives, developed award-winning educational curriculum, and served as senior project manager in corporate, private, and higher education settings in the United States and Mexico. She has more than 15 years of experience developing leadership and educational programs that promote global citizenship and intercultural exchange.

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Yago Cura
President, REFORMA/LA & Bilingual Outreach Librarian, Los Angeles Public Library

Yago Cura

Yago S. Cura is a Bilingual Outreach Librarian with the Los Angeles Public Library and President of the Los Angeles Chapter of REFORMA (www.reformala.org). Cura runs HINCHAS Press, which publishes the Librarians with Spines series, with the help of Max Macias and Autumn Anglin, and the online literary journal, Hinchas de Poesia (www.hinchasdepoesia.com), with the help of Jim Heavily and Jennifer Therieau.

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Dr. Ana Ndumu
Assistant Professor, UMD College of Information

Ana Ndumu

Dr. Ana Ndumu is an Assistant Professor at the UMD College of Information. Her research and teaching center on libraries and immigrants and achieving racial realism and representation in LIS. Her forthcoming edited book is entitled, Borders and Belonging: Critical Examinations of Library Approaches Toward Immigrants.

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Jamie Lin, MLIS

Jamie Lin

Jamie Lin is a librarian, educator, and designer living in Southern California. She’s a 2014 graduate of the San José State University School of Information, and has worked as a corporate researcher, as well as an instructional designer in online higher education.