Speaker Bios – 50th Annual Conference

APLIC at 50:
Honoring the past, Designing our future

April 24-26, 2017
Chicago, Illinois
Hilton Chicago

Presenters (in alphabetical order)

Karen Gutzman is the impact and evaluation librarian for the Galter Health Sciences Library. Karen works with the Metrics and Impact Core at Galter Library. Her responsibilities are to support individuals and groups in their understanding, assessment, visualization, and reporting of impactful outcomes of research and clinical care efforts.

Celeste Marin Celeste Marin is a fourth-year PhD student in Demography at Princeton’s Office of Population Research. After completing her MPH in international health and development from Tulane, she worked for 13 years in applied research and evaluation of public health programs for a wide array of NGOs including AED, FHI 360, Marie Stopes International, CEDPA, ChildFund and Concern Worldwide, as well as Tulane University and the Pan-American Health Organization. Celeste has worked on reproductive health, maternal and child health, gender, nutrition and infectious disease programs in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Her dissertation is on mobility and time use among indigenous adolescents in rural Guatemala, where she will work with a Population Council program. She is also working on the evaluation of a UN program to reduce violence against women in Papua New Guinea, a vignette-based study to improve tools to measure sexual coercion in the US, and a user survey of the Chickasaw Health Information Center, which is a collaboration between the National Library of Medicine, the Chickasaw Nation and the company ComputerCraft to make consumer health information and peer-reviewed literature available to members of the Chickasaw Nation. She is also on the Board of Advisors for Solidarity and Advocacy for the Vulnerable in Crisis, a refugee organization based in Kakuma, Kenya, that provides adolescent reproductive health, literacy and vocational training program.

Pablo Mateos is Associate Professor at the Center for Research and Advanced Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS) in Guadalajara, Mexico since 2012. Prior to moving to Mexico he was Lecturer at the Department of Geography, University College London (UCL) in the UK(2008 to 2012). At UCL he is a member of the Migration Research Unit (MRU) and Research Fellow of the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM). In Mexico he is member of the National System of Researchers (SNI – level III). He obtained a PhD in Social Geography at the University of London (2007) with a thesis on personal names, ethnicity and residential segregation. His research interests focuses on investigating ethnicity, migration and segregation in the UK, Spain, the US and Mexico, with an interest in developing mixed methods and innovative research approaches using new technologies. Over the last few years his work has centered on dual/multiple citizenship and migration, categorizations of ethnicity, and residential segregation. He has published one book and edited another as well as over 40 articles and book chapters.

Tony Olson has been a cataloger at the Feinberg School of Medicine Galter Health Sciences Library of Northwestern University since 1976. One of his major research interests has been subject analysis, and more specifically the interoperability of the various subject systems used by libraries. Since 1990, he has been the editor of the Library of Congress Subject Headings/Medical Subject Headings mapping project at Northwestern University. He has published several papers on knowledge organization system interoperability and the LCSH/MeSH mapping project, as well as making a number of conference presentations on this topic. He has been a member of the Subject Analysis Committee of the American Library Association, and also served on several of its subcommittees that investigated reference structures in subject authority records, and subject semantic interoperability. He is currently a member the Subject Analysis Committee’s Resource Description and Access Subcommittee which was involved with the writing of Chapter 23 of RDA, “General Guidelines on Recording Relationships between Works and Subjects”. In addition to his normal cataloging activities and the work that he does on the LCSH/MeSH Mapping Project, he creates finding aids for the Galter Library’s archival collections, and creates and enhances metadata for digital files deposited in the Feinberg School of Medicine’s institutional repository, DigitalHub, which is managed by the Galter Library.

Janet Xu received her BA in Sociology and Public Policy Studies from the University of Chicago. Her senior thesis investigated racial and class differences in child care arrangements. She worked at NORC at the University of Chicago on the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project. At Princeton University she is a second year PhD student in Sociology and the Office of Population research. Janet is interested in demography, social networks, race/ethnicity, and culture.