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Professor Tefko Saracevic, PhD

Tefko Saracevic is Professor II (highest academic rank at Rutgers University) since 1991. He is co-chair of LIDA Conference from the beginning. He is professor at School of Communication, Information and Library Studies at Rutgers University since 1985.
His research interests are widely spread and include research, education and service in information science. His research interests include: human information behavior; human-computer interaction from the human viewpoint; modeling interaction processes in information retrieval;  criteria, measures and methods for performance evaluation of information retrieval systems and information systems in general; evaluation of digital libraries; and analysis of Web queries as submitted to search engines etc. He is interested in theoretical and pragmatic study of value of information and library services and investigates nature of information science as a field. As principal investigator or co-principal he has received research grants from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes for Health, Department of Education, Council for Library Resources, the Rockefeller Foundation, UNESCO, and several other national and international organizations. Results are widely reported, distributed, and cited.
He is active in a number of professional associations. He was the president of the American Society for Information Science (ASIS) in 1991. He received many important awards and acknowledgments such as the Gerard Salton Award for Excellence in Research, by the Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval, Association for Computing Machinery (SIGIR/ACM) in 1997; the ASIS Award of Merit in 1995; the 1989 Best Paper Award in the Journal of the American Society for Information Science; the ASIS Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award in 1985; and the Rutgers University Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research in 1991. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Zagreb, Croatia in 1994 and was granted a second Fulbright scholarship for 1999.
In a histogram of citations from papers in the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST & predecessor names), from the Web of Science for years 1956-2006 and involving 4065 authors, professor Tefko Saracevic was ranked first in citations to his work both in articles in the Journal, as well in articles globally from that Journal.
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Professor Tatjana Aparac-Jelušić, PhD

Full Professor and the Dean of the Department of Library and Information Science at the University of Zadar, Croatia.
Professor Aparac Jelusic received her Ph.D. in Information Sciences, University of Zagreb (1991) and M.A. in Library Science, University of Zagreb (1982). She graduated in Comparative Literature and Italian Language and Literature, Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb (1972)
Since 2008 she is the Dean of the New PhD program Knowledge Society and the Information Transfer, University of Zadar (in cooperation with U of Ljubljana, UCLA and Rutgers) and author of the New Joint Graduate Program “Written Heritage in the Digital Environment” (Zadar, Osijek and Parma, Italy). She has been teaching (since 2007) as visiting professor in Eisenstadt, Austria and in from 2009 at Boras LIS School, Sweden.
Supervisor for over 100 diploma papers, 12 Master and 7 PhD Thesis of Croatian and Slovenian LIS students. Her students regularly participate at international conferences such as BOBCATSSS, IFLA and LIDA.
Research projects: PI – Organization, preservation and usage of Croatian Written Heritage, 2007-2010, 2002-2006.
She was the member of the Editorial Board of Information Processing Management (from 2003 till 2008), Alexandria (from 2002 till 2008), and Journal of Documentation (since 2006).
She received Kukuljević’s Award (Croatian highest award in LIS field) and
Thompson/ISI Outstanding Teacher of Information Science 2006 – Award given by ASIST.
Author of one book, six chapters in books, over 100 research and professional papers (in Croatian and English), over 30 reviews, opinion papers and has edited 24 books.
Co-director of LIDA Conference; member of PC for CoLIS, ECDL, QQML2009, and reviewer for ASIST, ALA, ECDL and some other international conferences.
Chair, American Society for Information Science and Technology /European Chapter, 2004-2009
Chair, Euclid – European Association of LIS university departments, 2008 –



Vittore Casarosa, ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy

Vittore Casarosa graduated in Electrical Engineering at the University of Pisa in 1966. After a few years spent as a researcher at CSCE (Centre for Study of Electronic Computers), a research centre newly established  in Pisa by CNR (the Italian National Research Council), he has spent many years in the R&D laboratories of IBM in Italy, France and in the US.
Since 1996 he is Scientific Advisor to the Italian National Research Council, at the Institute for Information Science and Technology in Pisa (ISTI-CNR), where he is associated with the activities of the Multimedia Laboratory in the field of Digital Libraries
He was the Deputy Director of DELOS, the Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries.


Professor Gary Marchionini, PhD

Gary Marchionini is Cary C. Boshamer Professor in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina where he teaches courses in human-information interaction, interface design and testing, and digital libraries. He heads the Interaction Design Laboratory at SILS.
His Ph.D. is from Wayne State University in mathematics education with an emphasis on educational computing. He was previously professor in the College of Library and Information Services at the University of Maryland and a member of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory.
He has been very active in research projects funded by National Science Foundation, Council on Library Resources, Library of Congress, Kellogg Foundation, NASA, The National Cancer Institute, Microsoft, among others. He received an IBM Faculty Research Award to work on digital video surrogate creation and metadata evaluation and a Google Research Award to develop the Information in Life Video Series for the UNC-CH YouTube Educational Video Channel.
Professor Marchionini served for ten years as the Director of Evaluation for the Perseus Project (a digital library devoted to classical culture) and served for two years as the General Editor of Hypertext Publications for the Association of Computing Machinery. He was the Conference Chair for ACM Digital Library '96 Conference and for the 2006 ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries. He was program chair for the 2002 ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries and Americas-chair for the ACM SIGIR 2005 Conference. He currently is serving a four-year term (2006-2010) on the Biomedical Library and Informatics Review Committee of the National Library of Medicine.
Professor Marchionini was President of the American Society for Information Science and Technology.  He has been engaged in several editorial boards of distinguished professional and scientific journals and editor for the Morgan-Claypool Synthsis Series of lectures/monographs on Information Concepts, Retrieval, and Services. He was Editor-in-Chief for the ACM Transaction on Information Systems from 2002-2008.
He has published over 180 articles, chapters and reports in a variety of books and journals. He is author of a book titled Information Seeking in Electronic Environments published by Cambridge University Press.
Professor Marchinioni’s main research interests are related to Information interaction, human-computer interaction, human-centred computing, information retrieval, digital libraries, information architecture, digital government, personal identity in cyberspace; and evaluation of interactive media, especially for learning and teaching.



Professor Christine L. Borgman, PhD

Professor & Presidential Chair in Information Studies, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, UCLA, CA
Christine L. Borgman is well known and distinguished teacher and researcher in the LIS field. Professor Borgman received her BA in Mathematics (Michigan State U), MSc in Library Science (U of Pittsburgh) and PhD in Communication (Standford U).
Her main interests are in scholarly communication, digital libraries, scientific information, information seeking, information retrieval, bibliometrics, information policy and infrastructure, and human-computer interaction. Her current research clusters in two areas. One is empirical research on the creation, use, and management of scientific data and its implications for science policy. This research is associated with the Center for Embedded Networked Sensing and with the CENSEI Project. The research addresses data characteristics, data sharing, data policy, and data architecture. The goals are to apply knowledge of scientific data practices to the design of data collection and management tools, and to the design and policy of information services for research and Education.
Professor Borgman has published widely on scientific and digital information, information behaviour, bibliometrics and digital scholarship.
Her latest book, Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information, Infrastructure, and the Internet, was published by the MIT Press. The book examines the roles that information technology plays at every stage in the life cycle of a research project and contrasts these new capabilities with the relatively stable system of scholarly communication, which remains based on publishing in journals, books, and conference proceedings.



Frances Jacobson Harris, Librarian

Frances Jacobson Harris is the Librarian at University Laboratory High School, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Professor of Library Administration, University Library. She team teaches a required computer literacy course sequence for eighth and ninth grade students, which includes information literacy and Internet ethics components. She is active in the American Association of School Librarians and the Young Adult Library Services Association, and was recognized as a top leader in the school library media profession in The Whole School Library Handbook, edited by Blanche Woolls and David Loertscher (American Library Association, 2005).
Professor Harris has presented and published on topics related to young adults, Internet ethics, and digital information. The second edition of her landmark book, I Found It On the Internet: Coming of Age Online (American Library Association), will be published in 2010. Her writing has appeared in such publications as School Library Media Research, Learning & Leading With Technology, School Library Journal, Knowledge Quest, Library Trends, and the Educational Media and Technology Yearbook. She has served on the editorial boards of School Library Media Research and the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences. Professor Harris’ current research focuses on barriers to young people’s use of digital media in schools and libraries. Two recent works directly address this topic - her essay “Challenges to Teaching Credibility Assessment in Contemporary Schooling” in the Digital Media, Youth, and Credibility volume of the MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning (MIT Press, 2008), and her study of a school librarians’ e-mail discussion list, Challenges to Teaching Evaluation of Online Information: A View from LM_NET, published in School Library Media Research (2009).
Professor Harris began her career in academic librarianship, serving at Western State College of Colorado and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received a Master of Arts in Librarianship from the University of Denver and a Bachelor of Arts with distinction from the University of Colorado, Boulder. For further information, see her vita at