Speaker Bios – 49th Annual Conference

APLIC Connects:
Capitalizing on our Networks

March 28-30, 2016
Washington DC

Washington Marriott Wardman Park

Presenters (in alphabetical order)

Arno Boersma is an experienced knowledge designer, currently with the World Bank Group since 2007. He holds a masters degree from the Rotterdam School of Management (The Netherlands), and worked for multinational firms (e.g. Heineken, L’Oreal), before co-founding the KM boutique firm Squarewise in Amsterdam and Brussels in 2000. His work takes place on the intersection of knowledge management and design thinking.

Elana Broch serves as the Assistant Population Research Librarian and selector for Education at Princeton University.  She earned a Ph.D. in psychometric methods before earning her MLIS. Elana’s interests include education policy, research methodology, sociology and psychology. Her crusade for Zotero adoption stems from an interest in how researchers keep found things found.

Sarah Burns is a Knowledge Management Advisor at Pathfinder International, a global nongovernmental organization that is driven by the conviction that all people have the right to decide whether and when to have children, to exist free from fear and stigma, and to lead the lives they choose. At Pathfinder, Sarah manages the Library and Archives services, connecting Pathfinder’s employees to external knowledge, as well as creating internal systems for knowledge sharing and collaboration.

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.

LiMin Fields works with Mary Panke and the Information Resources department to support PAI’s knowledge management strategies and initiatives. She assists with the development of enterprise information tools, including PAI’s intranet portal, and organizes and curates PAI’s information resource collections. In her spare time, LiMin works part time in the law library of Davis & Harman LLP and is a citizen member of the Alexandria Public Records Advisory Committee. LiMin holds a dual master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Indiana University and an undergraduate degree in History from Miami University.

Alvin Hutchinson is the Information Services Librarian at the Digital Programs and Initiatives division of the Smithsonian Libraries. He has worked in science libraries for over 25 years including the National Museum of Natural History, the National Zoological Park, and the Johns Hopkins University. He writes and blogs occasionally on scholarly publishing reform and other topics of related interest to science librarians.

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 BA in history from Boston College and a MPA in public and non-profit management and policy from New York University.

Allison Long received her MLS from UNC Chapel Hill in 2010 with a concentration in school and young adult library services. She has worked in libraries for more than ten years and has been with Ipas in various capacities for the past seven, where she currently holds the title of Knowledge Services Advisor. This is Allison’s second APLIC meeting..

Mary White As the Global Public Health Librarian, Mary provides consultation, training and research support for students, faculty and staff affiliated with the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Tom Zamojcin is a manager of Global Sales Training and Support with Thomson Reuters. Based in Philadelphia, Tom works with the Web of Science platform and InCites accounts with frequent travel throughout the USA.  His prior responsibilities with Thomson Reuters date back to the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI).   As an account manager, he supported research-intensive universities and government agencies in the United States and Canada.  With more than 30 years’ experience in the scientific fields, he has worked closely with top universities, key government agencies, and leading life science, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology clients.  He earned his degree in Biological Sciences at Northwestern University and early in his career gained extensive “hands-on” background in pharma production settings with a wide variety of manufacturing and basic research industries.