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Julius Jefferson
Past ALA President (2020-2021); Section Head of the Research and Library Services Section in the Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division at Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress

Julius Jefferson

Julius C. Jefferson, Jr., is the Section Head of the Research and Library Services Section in the Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division at Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress. In this role, Jefferson leads research librarians who provide public policy research assistance exclusively to Members of Congress, Congressional Committees and Staffers. He also previously served as the Acting Chief of Research & Reference Services at the Library of Congress.

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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 celebrated 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.

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Lynette Dial
Project Manager for the Reading Nation Waterfall Grant Initiative

Lynette Dial

Lynette Dial has spent two decades serving Hoke County Public Library as program coordinator and staff supervisor. Immersed in the art of storytelling since childhood, she uses her skill to engage, entertain and educate audiences of all ages in library settings and outreach settings. As a Leadership Hoke member, her community affiliations include Raeford-Hoke Museum, Hoke Native American Scholarship Association, Raeford Turkey Festival and Raeford-Hoke Expo. Lynette is an English major with an Emphasis in Literary Studies from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

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Ashley Minner

Ashley Minner

Ashley Minner is a community based visual artist from Baltimore, Maryland and an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. She received her BFA (‘05) in General Fine Arts, and her MA (’07) and MFA (’11) in Community Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her PhD (’20) in American Studies from University of Maryland College Park. Ashley currently works as a professor of the practice and folklorist in the Department of American Studies at University of Maryland Baltimore County, where she also serves as director of the minor in Public Humanities.

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Nadia Rendon
Spanish Services Coordinator, Denver Public Library

Nadia Rendon

Nadia Rendon was born in Sonora, Mexico, where she earned an engineering degree from the Instituto Tecnológico de Hermosillo. She moved to the United States in 2006 and has been working for the Denver Public Library since 2015, currently serving as the Spanish services coordinator. She received her B.A. from Metro State University with a major in history and a minor in philosophy. Her love for libraries comes from the fact that she was raised in a family where reading was very often more important than eating, though she loves doing both.

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Nicanor Diaz
Immigrant Services Manager and Neighborhood Service Manager, Denver Public Library

Nicanor Diaz

Nicanor Diaz is the immigrant services manager and neighborhood service manager for the Denver Public Library. Diaz has worked in libraries since 2005, including a 6-month practicum at the Argentinean National Library in Buenos Aires. Diaz has been involved with REFORMA since 2007 as a member and has held different responsibilities in the association including the chair of the Translation Committee, president of the Colorado Chapter of REFORMA, Central Chapter Representative, and now as president.

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Dr. Shadrack Katuu
Independent Archives and Records Management Expert

Dr. Shadrack Katuu

Dr. Shadrack Katuu completed his undergraduate degree in Kenya, master’s studies in Canada and doctoral studies in South Africa. He was previously an information management officer with the United Nations in Baghdad (Iraq), information management officer at the United Nations Mission in Juba (South Sudan), and head of the of the Records Unit at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna (Austria). He also held the position of archives/records officer at the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC. (US).

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Xan Goodman
Health Sciences Librarian, Associate Professor, University Libraries, University of Nevada Las Vegas

Xan Goodman

Xan Goodman is a health sciences librarian at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she supports three schools in the Division of Health Sciences, the School of Integrated Health Sciences, School of Public Health, and School of Nursing. Goodman is a co-editor of two ACRL publications, Disciplinary Faculty-Librarian Collaborations: Integrating the Information Literacy Framework into Disciplinary Courses (2021) and Applications of Information Literacy Threshold Concepts (2017).

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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.