Speaker Bios – 48th Annual Conference

Building Community
Sharing Practices & Demonstrating Value

April 27-29, 2015
San Diego, California

Hhilton San Diego Bayfront

Presenters (in alphabetical order)

Alli Buehler has worked in the Knowledge Services unit at Ipas since 2013. There, she manages serials; provides reference assistance; oversees library outreach, instruction, and training activities; and supports collection development. Additionally, she is involved in efforts to support internal knowledge sharing and organizational learning. She earned her MLS in 2013, after working for almost 15 years in the field of education—both as a teacher of children and adults and as a manager of educational programs at an LGBT Health and AIDS service organization in Philadelphia. She is excited to be able to integrate some of her prior professional experience in her new career in librarianship. And now that she lives in North Carolina, she is looking forward to achieving her next goal of having both a porch and a dog, and learning to play the banjo.

Julia Cleaver has over fifteen years of population librarianship experience, including four years at IntraHealth and fourteen years at Ipas, where she is currently the head librarian and manager of the Knowledge Services unit. In addition to traditional research librarianship, she has worked with colleagues to identify gaps in information and knowledge sharing, seeking solutions by bringing interested parties together to create tools and connections to bridge these gaps. Ipas is a global nongovernmental organization dedicated to ending preventable deaths and disabilities from unsafe abortion. Through local, national and global partnerships, Ipas works to ensure that women can obtain safe, respectful and comprehensive abortion care, including counseling and contraception to prevent future unintended pregnancies.

Lori Delaney is the Director of Library and Research Translation Services unit at the Carolina Population Center. She oversees all library user services and leads the center’s communications and graphics units. CPC’s researchers of UNC faculty members conduct interdisciplinary population research in 85 countries and across the US. CPC has 64 active faculty fellows representing 15 UNC departments in 5 schools or colleges, 54 predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars, and about 250 project and research staff that support the center’s research.

Dr. Miriam King is a demographer who is the Project Manager of the IDHS project and a Senior Research Associate at the Minnesota Population Center. During her 14 years working at the MPC, King has directed data integration and documentation creation for the IPUMS-CPS project, the Integrated Health Interview Series (IHIS) project, and the IDHS project, and has contributed to the IPUMS-USA and IPUMS-International projects. Her own research has focused on historical U.S. marriage and fertility differentials, the history of the U.S. census, and various contemporary U.S. health issues, including HIV testing and access to insurance coverage for same-sex couples.

Jill Leonard manages library services in the DC office of FHI360. She has a background in anthropology and international studies in addition to Library Science training. The FHI360 library unit serves an overall staff of 5,000+ staff in more than 25 field offices in Asia, Africa, Latin America, the US and beyond. FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. FHI360 practice areas include programs and experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology.

Christopher Lindahl is a Program Associate for Knowledge Management at EngenderHealth, a leading global women’s health organization committed to ensuring that every pregnancy is planned, every child is wanted, and every mother has the best chance at survival. In this capacity, he works across the organization and with individual projects to support a culture of evidence, learning, and knowledge sharing. He holds a B.A. in history from Boston College and a M.P.A. in public and non-profit management and policy from New York University.

Jared Lyle is Director of Curation Services at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), a social and behavioral science data archive at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. His work includes developing and maintaining a comprehensive approach to data management and digital preservation policy.

Joe Matthews has provided consulting assistance to numerous academic, public and special libraries and local governments. In addition to numerous articles, he is the author of more than 30 books including, Managing with Data and Metrics, Getting Started with Evaluation, Reflecting on the Future, Listening to the Customer, Library Assessment in Higher Education, The Customer-Focused Library, Listening to the Customer, The Digital Library Survival Guide, The Evaluation and Measurement of Library Services, Scorecards for Results, Strategic Planning and Management for Library Managers, and Measuring for Results among other books.

He was an instructor at the School of Library Information Science (SLIS) at San Jose State University. Joe has taught evaluation of library services, library information systems, strategic planning, management and research methods. He was selected as the SLIS Outstanding Scholar.

Joe is an invited conference speaker and is active in the American Library Association. A dedicated grandfather, Joe resides in Carlsbad, CA.

Katrina Pescador joined the San Diego Air & Space Museum in 2005 and is responsible for managing all aspects of the Museum’s Library and Archives collections, including physical organization, maintenance, preservation, cataloging, retrieval, and public access. Over the past 8 years she has led the Museum’s retrospective conversion and digitization efforts to increase public access to the collections. In addition to her library duties, Ms. Pescador is actively involved on the Museum’s Governance Committee (2007) and is chair/president of the Scholarship Committee (2010). Ms. Pescador holds a B.A. in history from California State University, Channel Islands and a M.A. in history with a focus in archival administration from California State University, Northridge.

Lori Rosman is a Public Health Informationist at Johns Hopkins Welch Medical Library. She provides customized information support in areas such as literature and data searching, current awareness, and information management to the faculty, staff and students of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, which comprises over 1,000 faculty and 2,000 students with research in over 130 countries. She supports the research efforts of many Centers at Hopkins, including the Hopkins Population Center where she is a member of the Information Core. The Hopkins Population Center has over 50 faculty associates from across Johns Hopkins University and supports national and international research in the areas of: Poverty and Inequality; Sexual and Reproductive Health; Transition to Adulthood and Family Demography; Agent-Based Computational Demography; and, Genetic and Epigenetic Processes and the Social Environment.

Spokane-born, lifelong learner and teacher, Jean Sack spent early years teaching HS English in diverse settings (Oregon lumber town, Northern Cheyenne Reservation, University of Iowa Lab School, a Congolese nursing school, Baltimore Vietnamese resettled refugee families) before earning a masters in library science and moving to Bangladesh. For 15 years, while her husband worked at Icddrb and their two children grew up in Bangladesh, Jean worked in the Dhaka American International School, established/improved other school and health libraries, taught computer skills, edited scientific papers, crafted website content, and worked for international agencies based in Dhaka. During her years back in the USA, she worked in a private school, two public libraries,a special education school and devoted six years as Head, Information Core of the Hopkins Population Core where she specialized in reproductive health resources, population statistics, and research documentation. She joined APLIC-I in 1993 and served on the Board. Currently Jean works part time as a Public Health Informationist for Jhpiego’s ISTS at Fells Point in Baltimore, supports staff at MCHIP in DC and in offices around the developing world. Jean has also started 6 libraries in Burundi and Rwanda where her daughter works. Very much a hands-on, show-me learner, Jean enjoys using a variety of languages and communication techniques (especially new computer avenues) to teach what she has experienced to others. Ask her about HINARI and other e-resources available for international health education.

Janine Schooley obtained her MPH with an emphasis on Maternal and Child Health from San Diego State University in 1985. She has spent the last 30 years in leadership positions with two San-Diego-based non-profit international health and development organizations: Wellstart International from 1985-2000 and PCI since October 2000. Janine is a specialist in NGO leadership, with emphasis on program design and management of comprehensive programming, including capacity strengthening, gender equity, and behavior/social change aspects of integrated, community-based health and development programs. Currently Janine is Senior Vice President for Programs at PCI, ensuring quality, integrated programming for maximum sustainable impact in 16 developing countries and the US / Mexico Border Region, as well as overseeing all new business development; monitoring, evaluation and research; and strategic planning for the organization. Since 2007 she has been a faculty member at the Monterey Institute of International Studies where she teaches a course on behavior change. Ms. Schooley served as Secretary of the Board of Directors of the CORE Group from 2002-2011 and is again on the Board as of 2014.

Libbie Stephenson has been manager and director of the UCLA Social Science Data Archive since 1977. She has held leadership positions in numerous professional organizations, including the ICPSR, IASSIST, APDU, and Roper Center. She has often served as a lecturer in the UCLA department of Information Studies as well as in social science departments and professional schools. She is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences, including ALA, IFDO, SAA, and IASSIST.

David Van Riper is the director of spatial data for Terra Populus and the director of the Spatial Analysis Core at the Minnesota Population Center. Van Riper has over 10 years of experience working on and managing large data infrastructure projects. For Terra Populus, he coordinates the acquisition of existing and the creation of new GIS data for inclusion in the Terra Pop data access system. As Spatial Analysis Core director, he provides GIS technical support to MPC members and other University of Minnesota researchers.