David Streatfield, Global Libraries Initiative Consultant
David Streatfield has been involved with impact evaluation for more than twenty-five years.
He is Principal of Information Management Associates a consultancy, training and research team formed in 1991. The main IMA focus is on evaluating library and information service provision and particularly on assessing the impact of these services. IMA has conducted consultancy and research work for many national and government organisations in Europe, Africa the Middle East and South East Asia.
David is an Independent Impact Consultant to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where he supports the Global Libraries initiative. This work has included supporting performance measurement and impact evaluation development in Bangladesh, Brazil, Bulgaria, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Lithuania, Romania, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine and Vietnam; helping to manage the Cross-Europe survey of public perceptions of public libraries in 17 European Union countries; working with Regional Organisers of the International Leadership Development Program (INELI) and editing the special issue of the journal Performance Measurement and Metrics (vol. 16 number 2, 2015) devoted to impact evaluation work in Global Libraries countries. With his partner Sharon Markless, David has also provided consultancy support to the Global Impact Study and to various IFLA initiatives including the current International Advocacy Programme.
This experience was distilled into the book (co-authored with Sharon Markless) Evaluating the impact of your library published by Facet Publishing in 2006 and, in a new and fully revised edition, in 2013. David has also presented a series of international conference papers and has led many training workshops on impact evaluation. He was previously (1981-1991) Head of Information Research and Development at the National Foundation for Educational Research in England and Wales.
Dr Emma Coonan, FHEA, Academic Librarian (Information and Digital Literacies), Library, University of East Anglia
Emma is the Information and Digital Literacies Librarian at UEA (University of East Anglia). She holds an MSt and PhD in literary theory and an MSc in Information and Library Management, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Emma’s chief research interests are information literacy, learning development and the scholarship of teaching and learning.
In 2011 she was seconded to a fellowship at Wolfson College, Cambridge, to develop ‘A New Curriculum for Information Literacy’ in collaboration with Dr Jane Secker of City University. Since then she has jointly edited two books and is currently writing a third. In June 2015 she became Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Information Literacy. She has just enrolled on UEA’s MA in Higher Education Practice, and is far too excited about being a student again.
Emma tweets as @LibGoddess.
CONUL Teaching & Learning Award 2016 Winner
Barry Houlihan, Archivist, NUI Galway
Barry Houlihan is an Archivist at the James Hardiman Library, NUI Galway. Work projects include primarily theatre and literary collections, such as Druid Theatre Company archive and as Project Board member of the Abbey and Gate Theatre Digital Archive projects. Barry teaches on a range of embedded archive courses in undergraduate and postgraduate disciplines for Archives, including drama and theatre studies, English, History and Children’s Studies. Barry is also a Phd student in the Discipline of English, researching the archives of Irish theatre and society in modern Ireland and is the editor of forthcoming book, “Navigating Ireland’s Theatre Archive: Theory, Practice, Performance. (Peter Lang Press, 2018)
Dr Paul Flynn, Technology Enhanced Learning Methodologist, School of Education, NUI Galway
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Dr Brendan Devlin is currently the College Librarian of Science and Health in DIT Kevin Street. He was the chair of the LIR Committee from 2012 to 2013 and is currently the secretary of the CONUL Research Group. He is also on the Steering Group of the L2L project. He has an interest in continued professional development and the theory and practice of research. His doctoral thesis explores the nature and limitations of research from a pragmatist perspective.
Niamh Hammel is currently a Library Assistant in Dundalk Institute of Technology where she is involved in delivering Information Literacy classes and undertaking the Certificate in Teaching and Learning course provided by DkIT. Niamh has a Joint Honours Degree in English and Media Studies, and in 2016, graduated the Information and Communication Studies Masters from UCD with a first class honours. Previous experience includes working as an Archives Assistant in RTE and volunteering as a cataloguer in the Irish Agricultural Museum, Wexford.
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Lightning Talks Afternoon
Carole joined the Collections & Content Department in Maynooth University in November 1999. At the beginning of 2017 she was appointed Senior Library Assistant to the Academic Services Department, joining the Teaching & Research Team. One of her key objectives in this role is the management, delivery and review of LIST (Library Information and Skills Tutorials)
Carole is also a member of CONUL Communications & Marketing Group.