Helen Partridge (Chair)
Professor Helen Partridge is Deputy Vice Chancellor (Scholarly Information and Learning Services) at the University of Southern Queensland and is an Adjunct Professor at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). From 2006 to 2014 she coordinated QUT’s library and information studies (LIS) education program. She has twice been elected to the Board of Directors of the Australian Library and Information Association, and was appointed a Fellow of the Association in 2012. Helen was the secretary for the Library Theory and Research Standing Committee of the International Federation of Library and Information Associations, and coordinated the committee’s project, Research Librarian Partnership, a mentoring program aimed at helping new LIS professionals develop their knowledge, skill and experience in undertaking research. Helen has received over $1.26million in research funding; she is currently leading a three-year study aimed at developing an empirical basis for EBLIP. Follow Helen on Twitter @partridh
Sandra has been employed by Education Queensland for thirty-five years and currently holds the position of teacher-librarian. Included in her many roles are managing the school rugby league team, district sports carnival and embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Perspectives in the School. Sandra is vice-president of Australian School Library Association, working with the Professional Learning team and managing the journal ACCESS. She has also held positions with the School Library Association of Queensland and the Policy Advisory Group with Australian Library and Information Association. Sandra’s passions are reading and integrating information and computer technologies into teaching and learning. She holds a Digital Pedagogical Licence to provide inservice to staff. Anything ICT will hold her attention. Sandra enjoys attending conferences for networking and keeping abreast of the latest innovations. In her spare time she can be found in the garden, gym or volunteering at the stadium in Mackay.
Since October 2011 Jacky Cribb has been based at Toowoomba in the role of librarian for the University of Queensland’s Rural Clinical School (UQRCS). The UQ RCS provides medical education and training experiences for 3rd & 4th year MBBS students. As the largest of the UQ clinical schools, the RCS has libraries at three sites – Toowoomba, Rockhampton and Bundaberg. Jacky Cribb works closely with the librarians based at the other RCS sites, as well as the UQ Health Librarians, to ensure delivery of quality teaching, learning and research support. Follow Jackie on Twitter @jcribb
Ann Gillespie is a postdoctoral research fellow within the Information Studies Group of Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. Her work as a teacher librarian in primary schools lead her to investigate evidence based practice within that context. Her current research explores evidence based practice as it is experienced in the public libraries. She can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Her earlier papers are available in QUT’s repository, ePrints.
Jenny Hall became the Advanced Information Research Skills (AIRS) Librarian at QUT in February 2014. In this role Jenny directs and oversees the administration, development, teaching and evaluation of the unit IFN001: AIRS for Higher Degree Research (HDR) doctoral students. Jenny came to QUT after 18 years at The University of Queensland Library, during which time she worked as a Liaison Librarian at various hospital locations and Senior Librarian at the UQ Dentistry Library. Jenny’s background as a registered nurse influenced her decision to become a specialist librarian in the hospital setting. While at the Dentistry Library, Jenny worked closely with HDR students assisting them to work toward and complete their thesis, this experience influenced her to accept the role of AIRS Librarian at QUT. Jenny has taught evidence based practice principles to health professionals and been a tutor in the Evidence-Based Practice Librarians’ Residential Seminar, 2011.
Clare Thorpe is the Manager, Visitor Experience at the State Library of Queensland. Clare has worked in academic and state libraries since 2001, using evidence based approaches to develop and apply best practices in collection management, space planning, staff management, teaching and learning and information literacy design. She was a member of the Third International Evidence Based Librarianship Conference organising committee in 2005 and has published research on library and information professionals’ experience of evidence based practice. Clare occasionally lectures and tutors at the Queensland University of Technology and contributes to the LIS profession as a reviewer for a number of industry journals. Clare was awarded the Metcalfe Award in 2005 for high achievement in library and information services by an ALIA member in their first five years of practice. Follow Clare on Twitter @thorpe_clare
Christine Yates is a Liaison Officer with Youngcare, an organization that works to help provide choice in care and housing for young Australians with high care needs. From 2009 – 2015 she worked as a Research Fellow and Project Manager in the Information Systems School at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) on a number of research projects focussing on the way people experience information and/or technology to learn either as students, as professionals or as citizens in their everyday life. She has previously published in journals such as Information Research, Library and Information Research and the Australian Library Journal. Christine’s research interests focus on exploring people’s experiences with information in various contexts of everyday life and with lifelong learning.
The EBLIP8 Organising Committee is delighted to welcome the following student volunteers.
- Paola Beretta – QUT
- Brian Bodell – QUT
- Shannon Franzway – QUT
- Cidalisa Garcia
- Alice Kullrich – Curtin University
- Katherine Lee – QUT
- Catherine Tracey – Charles Sturt University
- Michelle Wickens – Charles Sturt University
- Amy Brettle