Editorial Team

Editor in chief : Emma Coonan, University of East Anglia, Norwich.

Emma CoonanEmma is the Information Skills Librarian at UEA.  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.  Follow her on Twitter.

Managing Editor:  Michelle O’Connell
Michelle O'ConnellMichelle is Academic Liaison Librarian for Partnerships at Edge Hill University, supporting librarians and students at partner institutions. She also liaises with the student recruitment team and the international office to support visiting students. As manager of Edge Hill’s digital repository for teaching and learning, eShare, Michelle is responsible for advocacy and user training. A relative newcomer to librarianship, Michelle previously worked in Academic Publishing as an editor, researcher and project manager.

Book Reviews Editor: Ian Hunter
Ian HunterIan Hunter is Library and Information Manager at Shearman & Sterling (London) LLP. Since qualifying in the early 1990s, Ian has worked for law firms, investment banks and a university business school and published articles on information literacy, free sources of legal information and Google as research tool.

Copy editors:
Helen BaderHelen Bader, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Helen is the Assistant Librarian at RWCMD. She is secretary of the Cardiff: Libraries in Co-operation Staff Development Group and a member of the CILIP Wales Kathleen Cooks Fund Management Committee.  Follow her on Twitter.

Sharon LawlerSharon Lawler, Scottish Environment Protection Agency and University of Glasgow.
Sharon is CDG Impact editor and CDG Scottish newsletter editor.  Follow her on Twitter.


Claire LoakeClaire Loake, Moulton College.
Claire is a librarian at Moulton College and a CILIP mentor. Follow her on Twitter.


Sarah Wolfenden, Brunel University.
Sarah is a chartered Subject Liaison Librarian at Brunel University London, providing student and staff support with digital and information literacy. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and holds an MA in Library and Information Science from UCL. She has worked in Further and Higher education. Her professional interests are educational development, social media, well-being and coaching. Follow her on Twitter.

Digital Communications Officer: Heather Johnston, Edge Hill University.

Heather JohnstonHeather is the Digital Capabilities Coordinator at Edge Hill University, where she runs workshops for both staff and students to enhance their digital skills. Previously she has worked in both further education and school libraries. Her professional interests include information literacy and technology-enhanced learning. Follow her on Twitter.

Editorial Board:

The Editorial Board is made up of the Editorial Team and in addition:

Geoff WaltonChair: Geoff Walton, Manchester Metropolitan University
Geoff is Senior Lecturer in Information and Communications at Manchester Metropolitan University. His previous roles include Lecturer in Information Sciences at Northumbria University, Senior Researcher in the Institute for Applied Creative Thinking (I-ACT) in the Faculty of Arts and Creative Technologies, and Academic Skills Tutor Librarian (Information Services) at Staffordshire University.  He was SLA Europe Information Professional 2010.  His paper for the Journal of Documentation won an Emerald Literati Highly Commended Award in 2012. Geoff is interested in the ways in which young people make judgements about information, misinformation and fake news, and is working on a number of projects to investigate these through the lenses of information literacy theory and research.

Professor Annemaree LloydProf Annemaree Lloyd, Swedish School of Library and Information Studies, University of Boras, Sweden.
Annemaree has extensive research interests in information literacy and information practice in theoretical and applied settings.  Annemaree’s research has focused on theorizing information literacy as a socially enacted practice. Her current research program explores the role of information literacy practice in transition and resettlement of refugees and social inclusion; the role of information literacy in transition to work; information practices and the intersection of knowledge domains in the health care sector;  health information literacy and information use by patients with chronic illness.

Jane_Secker_9247_smallDr Jane Secker, Senior Lecturer in Educational Development at City University, London.
Jane was formerly Copyright and Digital Literacy Advisor at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she provided advice and training for staff and researchers.  She has considerable research experience and has published several books on information literacy, copyright and e-learning.  She was a founder member of the LILAC Conference Committee, a keen user of social media and regularly presents at international and national conferences.  Follow her on Twitter.

Ruth StubbingsRuth Stubbings, Nottingham Trent University
Ruth has been involved in the development of teaching materials that help develop students academic literacy skills, including INFORMS, SMILE, and the revision of the SCONUL Seven Pillars of Information Literacy with Moira Bent.  She also led the collaborative team that developed SirLearnalot.

Ross ToddDr Ross J. Todd, Rutgers University, USA
Ross is the Director of CISSL, the Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries. His primary teaching and research interests focus on adolescent information seeking and use. The research is multi-faceted, and includes: information and critical literacies with emphasis on digital information environments; information technology and learning; cognitive information utilization and knowledge construction; how school libraries and the role of teacher-librarians may more effectively empower student learning; and knowledge management and building schools as effective information-knowledge sharing communities.

Professor Dorothy WilliamsProfessor Dorothy Williams, Emeritus Professor of Information Science at the iSchool, Robert Gordon University.
Prior to 2014, she was the inaugural director of IMaGeS and established the Making Connections programme of information literacy research and events.  She was the founding Director of the Information: Interactions and Impact (i3) Conference. This biennial conference is concerned with the quality and effectiveness of the interaction between people and information and how this interaction can bring about change in individuals, organisations, communities and society.

Michelle BondMichelle Bond, Coventry University
Michelle is an Academic Liaison Librarian for the Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing at Coventry University. She’s co-founder and organiser of LISDIS, the Library and Information Science Dissertations Conference, and is currently studying for a postgraduate certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. Follow her on Twitter.

Previous Editors:
Jane Secker, LSE (Vol. 6, No.2 2012 to Vol. 9, No. 1 2015)
Susie Andretta, London Metropolitan University (Vol. 3, No. 1 2009 to Vol. 5, No. 2 2011)
Ronan O’Beirne, Bradford College (Vol.1, No. 3 2007  to Vol. 2, No. 1 2008)
Sheila Webber, Sheffield University (Vol. 1, No. 1 2007)
Guest Editors:
Alison Ahearn (Vol. 1, No. 2 2007)
Jane Secker and Ruth Stubbings (Vol. 1, No. 2 2007)
Cathie Jackson (Vol. 2, No. 2 2008 and Vol. 6, No. 1 2012)
Previous Managing Editor: Cathie Jackson
Previous Copy Editors:
Steffani Sams, Lisa Hutchins, Lizzie Seals
Previous Book Review Editor: Martin Wolf
Previous Digital Communications Officer: Elizabeth McCarthy
Previous members of Editorial Board:
Debbi Boden-Angell
Phil Candy
Claire McGuinness
Mark Hepworth