Biographies

Derik A. Badman is currently the Digital Services Librarian at the Temple University Libraries in Philadelphia, PA.  As of March 15, he is joining the team at Springshare, creator of LibGuides. He is a member of the group blog In the Library With the Lead Pipe. Derik has presented on such topics as personal information organization, Blackboard/library integration, "subject guides 2.0", and journal alert services. He was an ALA Emerging Leader for 2008 who has been working in libraries non-stop since he was 16. Besides his library work, he creates webcomics and writes comics criticism at MadInkBeard. He can be reached at derik.badman@gmail.com or @madinkbeard

Cynthia Churchwell is an Information Research Specialist at Baker Library at the Harvard Business School where she has been meeting project and career research needs of students and researchers since 2001. She serves as the Coordinator of Information Research Support Services.  Prior to coming to HBS, Ms. Churchwell served as the Social Sciences Reference Librarian and then the Business Reference Librarian at the University of Missouri - Kansas City.  She has experience compiling research guides and teaching information research skills.  Ms. Churchwell has a Masters of Library Science, an M.B.A., and a B.S. in Accounting.

Kathleen M. Dreyer is Head of Columbia University's Watson Library of Business and Economics. In addition to providing research assistance to students and faculty, she manages the Watson Library and serves on various library-wide committees. Before coming to Columbia, Ms. Dreyer was a research librarian at the Lippincott Library at the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Dreyer holds an MLIS from Drexel University, College of Information Science and Technology, and is currently working toward an MA degree at Columbia University in the Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences program.

John Hernandez is the Social Sciences Coordinator at Northwestern University Library. He also serves as the subject liaison/selector for economics, psychology, cognitive science and Latino studies. Prior to Northwestern, John was the Librarian for Politics and U.S. Government Documents at Princeton University. He also held the position of Coordinator for U.S. and International Documents and Librarian for Politics and Public Administration at New York University's Bobst Library. Mr. Hernandez holds a BA in political science from Columbia University, MSI in information and library services from the University of Michigan, and MPA in public policy from New York University.

Damon Jaggars is Associate University Librarian for Collections & Services at the Columbia University Libraries. Previous positions include Associate Director for User Services, Head Librarian, Undergraduate Library, and Head of Reference, Undergraduate Library, at the University of Texas at Austin Libraries, and Coordinator of Information Technology at Iona College. Mr. Jaggars holds an MS in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a BA in Philosophy from the University of California, Davis. Current research interests include service quality assessment and emerging service models for research and teaching support.

Christian Miller is the Reference, Instruction and Outreach Coordinator at the Martin P. Catherwood Library in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. The Catherwood Library is renowned as one of the top libraries in the world collecting information on work and workplace issues, and Mr. Miller's interests include the library as a workplace. He also has served on numerous campus-wide library committees and is the current Treasurer of the Upstate New York chapter of the Special Libraries Association as well as Chair-Elect of the Academic Division of SLA.

Jill Parchuck is the Director of the Social Science Libraries and Information Services at Yale University.  Prior to Yale, she was the head of the Watson Library of Business & Economics at Columbia University for sixteen years. She has held positions at the University of California at San Diego, the State University of New York at Buffalo, and the New York State Library.  She has an MA in Literature and MLS from the State University of New York at Albany and a BA from LeMoyne College.  Ms. Parchuck has presented at SLA and the Academic Business Library Directors' conferences on business library public service programs, web development, space planning, knowledge-base sharing and other topics.

Alexa Pearce is a Reference Associate in the Social Sciences and Humanities Center at New York University's Bobst Library. She is currently the Acting Librarian for Journalism, Media, Culture & Communication. Alexa is co-chair of the Virtual Reference Services Subcommittee and coordinates the library's text-messaging reference service. She is currently enrolled in a dual-degree graduate program, in which she will earn an MSLIS from Long Island University and an M.A. in World History from New York University. Alexa is a member of the American Library Association and the Association of College and Research Libraries. Her research interests focus on the nature and quality of reference communication in online and mobile environments.

Mallory Stark has worked at Harvard Business School for over 14 years assisting students with research related to the job search—developing programs and services and building collections to assist MBA students with career development.  Currently, as a member of Baker Library Services, she identifies opportunities to leverage Baker resources in program development, curriculum design, and course development at HBS. Prior to coming to HBS, Ms. Stark started the library at the Judge Institute at the University of Cambridge and worked as a Reference librarian at Dewey Library at MIT. Ms. Stark has an M.S. in Library and Information Science, an Ed.M.and a B.S. in Business Administration.

Clay Williams is currently Acting Chief Librarian and Associate Dean at the Hunter College Libraries. He served as Coordinator of Library Instruction at Hunter since 1999 and before that he held the same position at Ferris State University in Michigan. He holds a BA in Classics from Grinnell College, an MA in History from University of Idaho, and an MS in Library and Information Science from University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign. He is active in the Association of College and Research Libraries on the national and local levels and has published on African American travel and library instruction. Mr. Williams also teaches as an adjunct at Palmer School of Library & Information Science.

Jane Winland is the Director of the Science and Engineering Libraries at Columbia University.  She has been a librarian at Columbia for over three decades and has experience in Business Reference, Human Resources, and Access Services in addition to her current responsibilities.  Ms. Winland has extensive experience in new library and library renovation projects, including the new Science Library that will open in the Fall of 2010. She has also served on the boards of Metro and NYLINK. She is a graduate of American University and received her library degree at Catholic University.