Lois Brooks

CIO and Vice Provost for Information Technology,
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Lois Brooks joined the University of Wisconsin (UW)–⁠Madison in August 2018 as vice provost for information technology (IT) and chief information officer. This position has direct and indirect responsibility for the entire sphere of IT-related activities on campus. In conjunction with advisory groups, this role oversees the development and delivery of IT services, IT security policies, and best practices. Prior to joining UW–Madison, Brooks served as Oregon State University’s vice provost for information services and chief information officer. She also served for 25 years at Stanford University, most recently as director of Academic Computing. During her tenures at Stanford and Oregon State she co-founded the Sakai Foundation (now Apereo Foundation) and Unizin Consortium, serving on the board of directors for each. She also served as executive director of the Sakai Foundation. Brooks is active nationally in the higher education community, having served in leadership and governance roles with the Northwest Academic Computing Consortium, EDUCAUSE and Internet2. She holds a BS in applied economics from the University of San Francisco; an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley; and an MBA from Columbia University.

Noel Corriveau

Managing Director, Prodago

Noel Corriveau is a senior lawyer who specializes in providing legal and ethical advice on the application of emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence. Corriveau has gained extensive experience in both private and public sectors. In the public sector, he has worked as counsel with the Department of Justice Canada for over 10 years and was also appointed as special advisor on artificial intelligence to the chief information officer of Canada. In this capacity Corriveau led the development of foundational public policy instruments on AI, such as the Directive on the Use of Automated Decision-Making and the Algorithmic Impact Assessment Framework.In the private sector, he has worked as senior counsel at INQ Data Law and served as a subject-matter expert at Deloitte Canada’s Omina AI, where he advised clients both nationally and internationally on AI governance. Corriveau is currently managing director, compliance solutions at Prodago, where his efforts are focused on building AI-governance platforms and solutions.

Connor Dunlop

European Public Policy Lead, Ada Lovelace Institute

Connor Dunlop is the European public policy lead at the Ada Lovelace Institute. Dunlop is based in Brussels, and is responsible for leading and delivering Ada’s influencing and engagement strategy on the governance and regulation of AI in Europe. Prior to joining Ada, Dunlop worked in EU public affairs, where he led his team’s work on the EU’s AI Act and AI Liability Directive, while also working more broadly on EU data legislation. Besides this, Dunlop has experience in a range of analytical and communications roles, having worked for The UN Refugee Agency, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, and at a public affairs consultancy in his home city, Belfast.

Amy Gajda

Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

Amy Gajda, the Jeffrey D. Forchelli Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School and a former journalist, is an expert in media and privacy law. In addition to numerous articles and book chapters, she is the author of three books, most recently Seek and Hide: The Tangled History of the Right to Privacy, published by Viking in 2022 to significant critical acclaim. The New York Times named Seek and Hide one of the 100 most notable books of the year and called it “wry and fascinating.” Harvard University Press published her two earlier books, The First Amendment Bubble and The Trials of Academe. Gajda, who joined the Brooklyn Law School faculty in 2023, was previously a law professor at Tulane University, where she won both of the top teaching awards.

Venu Govindaraju

Vice President, Research and Economic Development, 
University at Buffalo (UB), (SUNY)

Venu Govindaraju, PhD, is currently the vice president for Research and Economic Development at the University at Buffalo (UB), The State University of New York (SUNY); a SUNY Distinguished Professor in Computer Science and Engineering; and a research scientist with notable expertise in artificial intelligence (AI). Govindaraju oversees the institution’s research enterprise and an ambitious plan to double research expenditures. He has garnered more than $95 million in research funding—including $20 million from the US National Science Foundation in 2023 to establish the National AI Institute for Exceptional Education, for which he is director and principal investigator (PI). His leadership efforts in this arena aim to close the gap—leveraging and developing AI as a primary tool—in the dramatic shortage of speech-language pathologists, primarily among underserved populations. Govindaraju also is co-chair of the SUNY Task Force on Artificial Intelligence, and a thought leader in the area of AI both at UB and beyond. He is often tapped to speak and present on AI and its convergence with higher education and research

Kaetrena Davis Kendrick

Researcher-Leader-Consultant-Coach, Renewals

Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, earned her MSLS from the historic Clark Atlanta University School of Library and Information Studies. While known for her work on ethics, equity, diversity and inclusion, and communities of practice in libraries, Kendrick’s research on low-morale experiences in library workplaces is recognized as groundbreaking and validating for library employees at all levels. In her daily and long-term work, Kendrick has transformed library programs, services, and culture via creativity, leadership, and advocacy. She is committed to centering well-being, creativity, and empathy in the workplace and promoting career clarity and rejuvenation to workers. In 2019, Kendrick was named the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Academic/Research Librarian of the Year. Learn more about her work.

Bohyun Kim

Associate University Librarian for Library Information Technology, University of Michigan

Bohyun Kim is associate university librarian for Library Information Technology at the University of Michigan Library. She has more than 20 years of experience in library technology with research interests in emerging technologies and their application in the library context, including artificial intelligence and machine learning. She is an author of three books—Moving Forward with Digital Disruption (2020), Understanding Gamification (2015), and Library Mobile Experience: Practices and User Expectations (2013)—and a frequent speaker at international and national conferences. She is also the former president of the Library and Information Technology Association, a division of American Library Association (ALA). Currently, she serves as an elected Standing Committee member of the IT Section of IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions), the co-chair of the BTAA (Big Ten Academic Alliance) Libraries’ Library Digital Strategies and IT Services Group, and a member of ALA’s UN Sustainable Development Goals Subcommittee and ARL’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.

Alan Mislove

Assistant Director, Data and Democracy,
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Alan Mislove is currently serving as the assistant director for data and democracy in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.  Before joining the administration, he was a professor of computer science in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University.

Gail Murphy

Professor of Computer Science and Vice President Research and Innovation, University of British Columbia

Gail C. Murphy (she/her) is a professor of Computer Science and vice-president Research and Innovation at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), as well as co-founder of Tasktop Technologies Incorporated. After completing her BSc at the University of Alberta in 1987, she worked for five years as a software engineer in the Lower Mainland. She later pursued graduate studies in computer science at the University of Washington, earning first an MSc (1994) and then a PhD (1996) before joining UBC. Murphy’s research focuses on improving the productivity of software developers and knowledge workers by providing the necessary tools to identify, manage, and coordinate the information that matters most for their work. She also maintains an active research group with postdoctoral and graduate students.

Kaitlin Thaney

Executive Director, Invest in Open Infrastructure

Kaitlin Thaney’s career has been centered around open infrastructure organizations—helping them think strategically about program design, participatory engagement, and sustainability. Previously she served as the endowment director for the Wikimedia Foundation, where she led development of a fund to sustain the future of Wikipedia and free knowledge. Prior to joining Wikimedia, Thaney directed the program portfolio for the Mozilla Foundation, following her time building the Mozilla Science Lab, a program to serve the open research community. She was on the founding team for Digital Science, where she helped launch and advise programs to serve researchers worldwide, building on her time at Creative Commons, where she crafted legal, technical, and social infrastructure for sharing data on the web. She also serves on the board of LYRASIS, a technology and services nonprofit serving higher education, libraries, archives and museums, and previously served as a Board member for Code for Science & Society, Invest in Open Infrastructure’s fiscal sponsor, and Open Collective Foundation, a fiscal sponsor for US-based Collectives with a charitable mission.

Bonnie Tijerina 

Affiliate Researcher, Data & Society Research Institute and 
President & Founder, Electronic Resources and Libraries

Bonnie Tijerina is a researcher, librarian, and community convener. She is currently focused on creating opportunities for education and discussion within the library profession and beyond on the role libraries and librarians can play around the increasingly complex issues of the digital world. In that space, she has worked on several grant-funded projects around privacy and big-data research ethics. Tijerina is co-creator of ALA's Privacy Field Guides, which contain practical, hands-on exercises to create a more privacy-focused library. She is co-editor of Protecting Patron Privacy: A LITA Guide and The Ultimate Privacy Field Guide: A Workbook of Best Practices. Tijerina founded and annually coordinates the Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference.

John Wilkin

CEO, Lyrasis

John Wilkin is the CEO of Lyrasis. Prior to joining Lyrasis, Wilkin served as the dean of Libraries at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) from 2013 to 2022, as well as UIUC’s interim provost from 2017 to 2018. He was the founding executive director of HathiTrust and served until 2013. Over the course of his career at the University of Michigan and the University of Virginia, Wilkin was an early digital-library leader, combining large-scale discovery with preservation strategies; he directed the Digital Library Production Service in projects such as the Making of America and PEAK. He helped create the first legal agreement for the Google Books project, including authoring a clause that would later allow the partner libraries to launch HathiTrust. His focus on copyright (such as creating the Copyright Review Management System) and preservation played a pivotal role in HathiTrust’s fair-use strategy, which was successfully defended in court and underpins HathiTrust today.

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Neelam Bharti

Associate Dean, Research and Learning Services, 
Florida State University

Neelam Bharti is an Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services at the Florida State University Libraries. She recently moved from Carnegie Mellon University, where she served as Associate Dean for Liaison Services and as a Senior Librarian for Chemical Sciences and Engineering since 2018. Before joining Carnegie Mellon, Bharti was an Assistant University Librarian for Chemical Sciences and Engineering at the University of Florida. 

Bharti holds a doctoral degree in bio-medicinal chemistry from Jamia Millia Islamia and worked as a postdoctoral scientist in the drug development group at the University of Florida. She was a part of several US National Institutes of Health (NIH)–supported research projects focusing on synthesizing natural products and played a critical role in sending three drugs in clinical trials for iron overload and cancer treatment. Recently, she earned an MLIS from the University of Missouri. 

Bharti is passionate about STEM and enjoys helping students at local, regional, and state science and technology fairs. She is an open-access advocate who designs research-services solutions to provide interdisciplinary research support. She believes that emerging technologies have the potential to effectively offer innovative solutions to the current challenges and in defining libraries’ role in the future.

Melanie Hawks

Assistant Dean for DEI, University of Utah Library

Melanie Hawks has over 30 years of experience in the nonprofit and higher education sectors, including 20 years as an academic library administrator. Melanie began her career providing direct services to people experiencing homelessness and developed innovative programs and partnerships for this population, focused on adult learning, employment, and HIV/AIDS education. In her current role as Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Director of Library Human Resources at The University of Utah, she provides both strategic and operational leadership to promote a supportive and inclusive working environment.

Melanie has previously held several positions focused on learning and development; during her five years as the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Program Officer for Training and Leadership Development, she was the principal designer of ARL’s in-person institutes and online courses. She is a nationally recognized speaker and author, with expertise in organizational power dynamics, systems leadership, change management, and influence. Through her facilitation and consulting practice, she has contributed to the success of many prominent programs in the library profession. She has worked with academic libraries and professional organizations throughout North America as well as internationally.

Casey Hoeve

Associate University Librarian - Content, Access, and Open Licensing, McMaster University 

Casey D. Hoeve is the Associate University Librarian, Content, Access & Open Licensing, at McMaster University. He has previously served as an Associate Professor and Head of Content & Collections at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, and Associate Professor, Content & Collections Librarian for Arts, Architecture & the Humanities at Kansas State University. Hoeve holds a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences and History from Grand Valley State University and a Master of Science in Library and Information Science from Drexel University.

Formerly known as Collections, McMaster’s newly branded Content, Access & Open Licensing team has a large area of responsibility, from the acquisition of books to open-access arrangements with journals. Hoeve is responsible for managing a substantial yearly collections budget as well as developing the vision and policies for McMaster Libraries’ future of administration, selection, curation, and assessment of resources.

In addition to publishing numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and giving presentations, Hoeve served as a Big 12 Conference Faculty Fellow in 2015, completing a study of rural digital humanities. Current research includes library management of team-based models, collection development, The Simpsons, popular culture, and collaborative partnerships in the humanities.

Kathryn Webb

Director, Yale Access Services and Bass Library,
Yale University

Katy Webb is the Director of Yale Library Access Services and Bass Library at Yale University, which encompasses a portfolio of access/information services, interlibrary loan, undergraduate teaching and outreach, and collections. Katy has space ownership and programmatic leadership responsibilities for Bass Library, Yale’s undergraduate library. She also has responsibility for high-use public spaces located in the main campus library, Sterling Memorial Library, including the historic nave space, the Linonia and Brothers Reading Room, the Starr Reference Room, the Periodical Reading Room, and the 16-story Sterling Library stack tower. She previously worked at East Carolina University Library, the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s MERIT Library, and Sony. In September, Katy completed a Fulbright Specialist grant to the Netherlands to help the University of Leiden’s Centre for Digital Scholarship consider a Scholar’s Lab.