New Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Information Literacy from June 2015

Emma Coonan
Emma Coonan

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Emma Coonan as the new Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Information Literacy from June 2015.

Emma is the Information Skills Librarian at UEA (University of East Anglia), Norwich. She holds an MSt and a PhD in literary theory and an MSc in Information and Library Management, and her chief research interests are information literacy, learning development and learner agency. 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.  Since then she has jointly edited two books and is currently writing a third.

Emma will be taking on the role from Dr Jane Secker, who has been appointed Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group.  During Jane’s three successful years as Editor-in-Chief, the journal has gone from strength to strength, with the range of content (articles, conference, student and project reports, and book reviews) continuing to grow and the publication of a themed section on school libraries and information literacy. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Jane for her enormous contribution to the journal and wish her well in her new role.

Until the handover in June, Emma will be shadowing Jane and, from late Spring, will begin to act as Editor-In-Chief for new articles submitted to the journal.

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