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 the Librarianship, Michelle previously worked in Academic Publishing as an editor, researcher and project manager.

Book Review 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.

Lisa HutchinsLisa Hutchins, Hertfordshire Library Service.
Lisa is a qualified librarian specialising in enquiry work/information services and is also a highly-experienced web developer specialising in information architecture and content management.  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.

Lizzie SealsLizzie Seals, Sheffield Hallam University.
Lizzie currently works in two roles at Sheffield Hallam University: Information Adviser supporting the subject areas of international business and economics, and Senior Help Adviser as part of the enquiry service. Lizzie’s professional interests include open access research, technology-enhanced learning, and user-centred library design.  Follow her on Twitter.

Digital Communications Officer: Elizabeth McCarthy
Elizabeth McCarthyLiz is the Web & Digital Media Manager at the Bodleian Libraries. Her research interests include digital literacy, digital humanities, 17th-century book bindings and library .  Follow her on Twitter.


Editorial Board:

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

Chair: Jane Secker, London School of Economics and Political Science.
Jane_Secker_9247_smallJane is Copyright and Digital Literacy Advisor at the London School of Economics and Political Science where she provides 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.

Professor Mark HepworthProfessor Mark Hepworth, Loughborough University, UK
Mark’s research concentrates on how people interact with and use information to enable them to achieve their objectives. This interest has evolved over many years while studying different groups of people, understanding their information behaviour and needs and the factors that affect their information experience. This has led him to focus on people’s information capabilities and information literacy and people’s ability to access, manage and use data, information and knowledge that is associated with research, independent learning and knowledge creation

Professor Annemaree LloydDr Annemaree Lloyd, Swedish School of Library and Information Science, 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.

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 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 attached to Aberdeen Business School. 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.

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
Previous Book Review Editor: Martin Wolf
Previous members of Editorial Board:
Debbi Boden-Angell
Phil Candy
Claire McGuinness