Featured Speakers

David Fetterman

David M. Fetterman is the President and CEO of Fetterman & Associates, an international evaluation consultation firm. He has served as Director of Evaluation, Division of Evaluation in the School of Medicine at Stanford University and as a Consulting Professor of Education and the Director of the MA Policy Analysis and Evaluation Program in Stanford’s School of Education. He was formerly Professor and Research Director at the California Institute of Integral Studies, Principal Research Scientist at the American Institutes for Research, and Senior Associate and Project Director at RMC Research Corporation. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in educational and medical anthropology. David's most recent publication is Empowerment Evaluation in the Digital Villages: Hewlett-Packard's $15 Million Race Toward Social Justice.

Steve Hiller

Steve Hiller is Director of Assessment and Planning at the University of Washington Libraries. He has been active in library assessment for nearly 20 years, presenting and publishing on a number of assessment-related topics including user needs assessment,library planning and performance metrics, articulating library value and developing organizational capacity for sustainable assessment. Steve was recently elected to chair the International Standards Organization Subcommittee on Library Quality,Statistics and Performance Evaluation.  Steve also serves as a library evaluator for the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, a regional accrediting body and was an ARL visiting program officefrom 2004 to 2010 working on library assessment. He is a co-founder and co-chair of the biennial Library Assessment Conference, which will be held next in Seattle from August 4 to 6, 2014.

Lightning Talks

Joe Cera

Joe Cera is the Legal Research Librarian for Information Technology and Scholarly Communications at Berkeley Law. Primary projects include the implementation of the Berkeley Law Scholarship Repository, SelectedWorks pages for Berkeley Law faculty, and technology exploration. Joe is currently exploring methods of making repository statistics and data more useful for both repository managers and users through cooperation and visualization.

April Cunningham

April Cunningham is the new Library Instruction Coordinator at Palomar College in San Marcos, CA. She was the Instruction Coordinator for the Saddleback College Library from 2005 to 2013. She presents and publishes on issues facing instruction librarians, including innovative pedagogy, faculty collaborations, and working conditions. Her most recent presentations reported findings from her dissertation on community college librarians’ efforts to sustain instruction programs. She also has facilitated workshops on action research, introducing librarians to procedures for generating and analyzing data, and is a facilitator for ACRL’s Assessment in Action. At Saddleback College, April guided the college’s Educational Planning and Assessment Committee in its efforts to assess information competency as an institutional learning outcome. She has served on the LOEX Executive Board and is currently a Director-at-Large for Community Colleges for the California state chapter of ACRL. April received an EdD in Educational Leadership from California State University, Fullerton.

Susan Edwards

Susan Edwards is the Head of the Education Psychology and Social Welfare Libraries and the collections fund coordinator for the social science.  Susan is intrigued by non-intrusive measures of user behavior – not what they say they do, or what we think they do (or what they should do) but what they actually do. And then including that data in decisions about library resource allocation.

Lynn Jones

Lynn Jones is a reference and instruction librarian at Berkeley's Doe and Moffitt Libraries.  Lynn has worked at Berkeley since 1985.  With an accountant for a mother, Lynn had the numerical worldview impressed upon her from her earliest youth. Thus, her research project with Susan Edwards on data-informed collection decisions fulfilled a previously unsatisfied compulsion to create spreadsheets, tables and charts. 

Michael Lindsey

Michael Lindsey is the Director of Library Web Development at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law Library. Recent projects have included implementation of bepress repository software and document delivery workflows. Michael is interested in how best to leverage available resources in a small development environment to implement stable and full-functioned software to support users and librarians.

Stephanie Rosenblatt

Stephanie Rosenblatt is the Electronic Resources/Serials Librarian at Cerritos College. She has over 12 years of teaching experience, seven in information literacy instruction across K-16 in a variety of library settings including the Research Libraries of the New York Public Library, an elementary school in Brooklyn, and as Instruction Coordinator at California State University, Fullerton.  Stephanie has conducted action research in the pursuit of improving library instruction and creating collections and services that are more responsive to local user needs.  She has published or formally presented findings from her own action research studies at ALA and the Librarians' Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC) and also cheerfully shares her results with colleagues across campus at lunches, departmental meetings, or while in line for coffee.  Stephanie is the current SCIL Chair and is serving as Treasurer-elect for ALA's Library Instruction Roundtable.

Adam Siegel

Adam Siegel is languages and linguistics bibliographer at the University of California, Davis.  He holds an MLIS from San Jose State University, an MA (linguistics) from UC Berkeley, and a degree from the Defense Language Institute.  His research interests include the future of collection development and scholarly publishing outside the Anglophone world, food and wine bibliography, and cultural contact in Central and Eastern Europe.  His most recent publication, co-authored with Axel Borg, is "Chocolate in the Atlantic Economy" (Oxford Bibliographies: Atlantic History); his most recent translation is Viktor Shklovsky's "How I Write (Context, 2011).


Joanne Miller

Joanne provides strategic planning support for the UC libraries, including the areas of scholarly communication and academic copyright policy. Joanne maintains statistics on library collections, services, and budgets, and serves as a University-wide resource for analytical data and information related to the UC libraries, scholarly communication, and academic copyright matters.

Lyn Paleo

Lyn Paleo has worked as a program evaluator for state and local governmental agencies and non-profit organizations since 1991. In 1998, she formed an independent consultancy, Evaluation Research and Training, which she continues to operate. She received her Masters degree in Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School in 1990, and her doctoral degree from UC Berkeley School of Public Health in 2005. For ten years she taught the evaluation course at UC Berkeley School of Public Health. In 2012, she developed the evaluation course for the school’s new and innovative On-line/ On-campus Masters of Public Health program. Teaching graduation students about evaluation enables Lyn Paleo to stay current with trends and innovations in the field, as does her presentations at the annual conference of the American Evaluation Association.

Merrilee Proffitt

Merrilee Proffitt is a Senior Program Officer in OCLC Research. She provides project management skills and expert support to institutions represented within the OCLC Research Library Partnership.

Her current projects and interests include: archival description, increasing access to special collections, the impact of copyright on primary source material, digital library initiatives, looking at developing better relationships between Wikipedia and cultural heritage institutions, and how Massively Open Online Courseware (MOOCs) may impact libraries.

Poster Sessions

Yolanda Blue
Angela Boyd
Sara Davidson
Elaine Franco
Suzanne Im
Cynthia Johnson
Janet Martorana
Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco
Susan Mikkelsen
Christina Woo