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NFIL Board of Directors

2012- 2015

Dr. Yvette J. Snowden

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Dr. Yvette J. Snowden

Dr. Yvette J. Snowden is the Dean of Workforce Development and Community Partnerships at Prince George’s Community College. Dr. Snowden is responsible for the leadership, direction and oversight of workforce development courses, programs and initiatives; and community education. Her expertise includes design, development, and implementation of workforce development, continuing education, and community education courses and programs serving diverse student populations. Dr. Snowden is an active member of her community and serves on the boards...

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Elizabeth Santiago

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Elizabeth Santiago

Ms. Santiago has 20 years experience working with educators either directly through training and coaching, or at a distance via publications and online courses.  As the publications manager for World Education’s adult literacy resource center, Elizabeth managed and edited a journal for teachers called Bright Ideas. From World Education, Elizabeth took her editorial skills to the Massachusetts Bar Association and then moved onto Houghton Mifflin’s college division in Boston working with editors and authors around how to plan for...

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Patricia C. Payne

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Patricia C. Payne

Patricia C. Payne is Director of Libraries at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA.   Patricia has held several administrative professional library positions including  assistant professor at Clarion University at Pennsylvania’s College of Library and Information Science. She has served on a number of committee including the ALA Black Caucus and president of the New England Black Librarians’ Association. Patricia earned her ABD from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Doctor of Arts Program at Simmons College,...

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Dr. Abdelfattah Nour

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Dr. Abdelfattah Nour

Abdelfattah Nour, DVM, MS, Ph.D (Cornell University , USA), is Professor of Basic Medical Sciences at the Department of Basic Medical Sciences and was the Founding Director of International Programs In Veterinary Medicine (1994-May 1, 2009) at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA.  He has 24 years of experience in Interactive teaching/learning and e-learning of veterinary medical students, graduate (MS and Ph.D.) students, and Veterinary Technology, and other undergraduate students. In addition to his research in interactive...

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Dr. Paulette A. Kerr

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Dr. Paulette A. Kerr

Dr. Kerr is the Senior Librarian & Head in FHE – Library & Inform Studies: Faculty of Humanities & Education University of the West Indies/Mona. Dr. Paulette Kerr is head of the Department of Library and Information Studies at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus.  She received a PhD from Rutgers University in the School of Communication, Information and Library Studies in 2010. Dr. Kerr’s research interests are teaching and learning in academic libraries, information literacy and aspects of 19th...

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Tasha Bergson-Michelson

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Tasha Bergson-Michelson

Research Director, Educator, and Information Scientist for schools, corporations, and individuals, Tasha Bergson-Michelson has worked at such organizations as Thompson Higher Education, Peninsula Temple Sholom, and the McKenna Group.  Ms. Bergson-Michelson is currently the principal owner and CEO of To The Point Research and a search educator at Google. Ms. Bergson-Michelson received her MLIS from San Jose State University where she focused on research/online search techniques, corporate libraries, and copyright law. Inducted into Beta Phi...

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Dr. Penny Beile

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Dr. Penny Beile

Dr. Penny Beile is Associate Director for Information Services and Scholarly Communication at the University of Central Florida Libraries.  She has been department head and faculty member at LSU Libraries, Miami University Libraries, and University of South Florida School of Library and Information Science.  Dr. Beile is past chair of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Education and Behavioral Sciences Section, and was the recipient of the 2010 EBSS Distinguished Librarian Award.  She sits on the board of the Journal...

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Dr. Ross J. Todd

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Dr. Ross J. Todd

Dr Ross Todd is associate professor in the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.  He is Director of the Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL), at Rutgers University.  CISSL fosters the transformative role of school libraries in 21st century schools, their integral role in the learning fabric of schools, and their role in ongoing school improvement and reform. Dr. Todd’s scholarly work primarily focuses on the engagement of people and their information worlds,...

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Francis J. Gallagher (Frank)

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Francis J. Gallagher (Frank)

  Frank Gallagher is Executive Director of Cable in the Classroom (CIC), the education foundation of the cable telecommunications industry.  A specialist in the areas of media and information literacy, internet safety, digital citizenship, and the impact of media on children and speaks frequently on these topics. Frank also serves on a number of national boards and advisory groups including  Chair of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills.  He is a consulting editor to CIC’s publications, Cable in the Classroom Magazine and...

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Leslie A. Warren, Esq.

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Leslie A. Warren, Esq.

Ms. Leslie A. Warren recently accepted a position at Northern Michigan University as Dean of Academic Information Services.  Prior to her new appointment, Ms. Warren was the Associate Director for Division for Public Education at the  American Bar Association. Ms. Warren was an associate professor and information literacy librarian at Moraine Valley Community College for 10 years.  Ms. Warren was also the Assistant Regional Attorney for Civil Rights; Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education. A strong advocate for information...

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Dr. Christine S. Bruce

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Dr. Christine S. Bruce

Christine Susan Bruce is presently Professor in the Faculty of Information Technology at QUT, and an associate fellow of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council.  Dr. Bruce is one of the foremost international theorists on information literacy practice. Christine has been working in the area of information literacy and information literacy education since 1989, as a library practitioner, as a research, educator, developer and consultant. Her interest in the area began as a practitioner through designing curriculum integrated instruction...

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Dr. Lana W. Jackman, President

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Dr. Lana W. Jackman, President

Dr. Lana W. Jackman is the president of the National Forum on Information Literacy and principal of Mélange Information Services, Inc., a management consultant firm based in Cambridge, MA. 02138.  In her role as principal of Mélange Information Services, Dr. Jackman provides workforce, research, and grant development services to non-profit and for-profit organizations and businesses.  Her areas of expertise include program development and operations; knowledge management and information literacy strategies; human resource/financial...

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Dr. Sharon A. Weiner, Vice President

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Dr. Sharon A. Weiner, Vice President

Dr. Weiner is Professor of Library Science and holds the position of W. Wayne Booker Chair in Information Literacy at Purdue University Libraries in Lafayette, Indiana.  She is Vice-President of the National Forum on Information Literacy.  She is a member of the board of the journals, Practical Academic Librarianship and the Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research, and is editor of the column, “Information Literacy Beyond the Library” for the journal, College & Undergraduate Libraries. Sharon has a doctorate in higher education...

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Dr. Alease J. “Christy” Wright

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Dr. Alease J. “Christy” Wright

Prior to becoming a professional librarian, Dr. Wright was a systems programmer, systems engineer, and technical marketing manager at IBM.  Dr. Wright has held administrative and adjunct faculty positions Prince George Community College in Largo, Maryland. Additionally, Dr. Wright often works as a librarian consultant.  Dr. Wright is vice president of the Board of Trustees for the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System, board member of the Maryland Advisory Council on Libraries, executive board member for Black Ski, Inc., and...

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Dr. Dane Ward

Posted by on Sep 30, 2011 in NFIL Board of Directors 2012-2015 | Comments Off

Dr. Dane Ward

 Dean of Milner Library at Illinois State University,  Dr. Ward is also the founder of the Illinois Center for Information Literacy and founding Director of the University’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in School Librarianship. In 2006, he received a Library Services and Technology Act grant to establish an Illinois Center for Information Literacy which he also leads. A frequent workshop presenter and author of articles on information literacy, organizational culture, and collaboration, Ward has been a faculty member of ACRL’s...

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