Past Presenters

Lee Van OrsdelLee Van Orsdel has been at GVSU since 2005. In 2012 the GVSU library won the ACRL’s Excellence In Academic Libraries Award. She previously held positions at Eastern Kentucky University, the University of Montevallo, and Samford University. She spent almost five years at EBSCO’s international headquarters working with major libraries in the Southeast. For sixteen years she co-authored Library Journal’s annual study of journal pricing, expanding it to include an ongoing analysis of the open access movement and its effect on traditional journal publishing. A frequent writer and speaker on scholarly communications reform, Van Orsdel is a founding member of the ARL/ACRL Institute on Scholarly Communications and a member of the SPARC Steering Committee

Jere OdellAs a Scholarly Communications librarian, Jere Odell promotes and supports open access dissemination practices at IUPUI. These include IUPUI's Open Access Policy, the IUPUI Open Access Publishing Fund, the institutional repository (IUPUI ScholarWorks), and the library's open access journal publishing service. In addition to advocating for new forms of scholarly communications, Jere provides education and consultation services relevant to authorship, metrics for impact, fair use and authors' rights. He also serves as a subject liaison for the IUPUI School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

Prior to joining University Library, Jere worked as an embedded librarian in the IU Center for Bioethics, where he managed a special collection of bioethics resources while collaborating on information ethics, research ethics, community engagement and health policy projects.p, IUPUI Libraries.

Nazareth A. PantaloniNazareth Pantaloni is the Copyright Program Librarian in the Scholarly Communication Department of the Indiana University-Bloomington Libraries. He previously worked as Assistant Director for Copyright and Administration at the William and Gayle Cook Music Library, where he was responsible for music copyright and licensing at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Before working at IU, he worked as a law librarian and library administrator at Temple, Princeton, Villanova, Rutgers and Cornell Universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Pantaloni holds a M.S. degree from the College of Information Studies at Drexel University, a J.D. from the Beasley School of Law at Temple University, and a Ph.D. from Villanova University. He has taught courses on legal research and writing, copyright law, and music copyright and licensing., Indiana University Libraries. (2014 & 2015).

Todd BrunsTodd Bruns is the Institutional Repository Librarian at Eastern Illinois University. His research interests include scholarly communication, open access, and technological trends in society. Todd manages the annual Edible Book Festival at Booth Library, is the Professional Reading Column Editor for Public Services Quarterly (2011-Present), and serves as the Chair of the Web Resources Committee for Booth Library.

Stacey Knight-DavisStacey Knight-Davis is the Head of Library Technology Services at Eastern Illinois University. Professor Knight-Davis works closely with EIU's Institutional Repository Librarian, Todd Bruns, to develop workflows and collections. Bruns and Knight-Davis are regular co-presenters and have co-authored articles in College & Undergraduate Libraries and the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication.

Matthew SiskMatthew L. Sisk is the GIS and Anthropology Librarian at the University of Notre Dame. He received his Ph.D. from Stony Brook University focusing archaeology and ecological modelling. Matthew began working in the library world in 2013, when he was awarded a CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellowship in Data Curation to help launch the Hesburgh Library's Center for Digital Scholarship. The Center for Digital Scholarship at the University of Notre Dame was launched in 2013 and leverages new and emerging technologies to enable innovation of new methods of research, collaboration and information dissemination.

Julie VecchioJulie Vecchio is the Digital Scholarship Coordinator at the University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Libraries Center for Digital Scholarship. Julie manages day-to-day operations at the Center for Digital Scholarship and provides support for all campus user groups across Center service areas, including the facilitation of information discovery, collaborative and individual learning, referral services, and access to digital research tools and information. She received her MPH from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, focusing on the intersection of behavioral health sciences and technology.

Cassidy SugimotoCassidy Sugimoto researches within the domain of scholarly communication and scientometrics, examining the formal and informal ways in which knowledge producers consume and disseminate scholarship. She has co-edited two volumes and has published 50 journal articles on this topic. Her work has been presented at numerous conferences and has received research funding from the National Science Foundation, Institute for Museum and Library Services, and the Sloan Foundation, among other agencies. Sugimoto is actively involved in teaching and service and has been rewarded in these areas with an Indiana University Trustees Teaching award (2014) and a national service award from the Association for Information Science and Technology (2009). Sugimoto has an undergraduate degree in music performance, an M.S. in library science, and a Ph.D. in information and library science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Last reviewed: 03/2017