Reference & Instruction Librarian at the Brooklyn College Library, CUNY
Assistant Professor and the Information Literacy Librarian in the Library at New York City College of Technology, CUNY
The Open Science Summit unites researchers, life science industry professionals, students, patients and other stakeholders to discuss the future of collaborative science and innovation.
This, the second year, features in-depth sessions on new models for drug discovery and clinical trials, personal genomics, the patent system, the future of scientific publications, and more.
Jill is a reference & instruction librarian at the Brooklyn College Library. She is the subject specialist for computer science, mathematics, physics, psychology, and physical education & exercise science, as well as the administrator for RefWorks.
Her current research interests include open access publishing, art in academic libraries, and peer mentoring among junior library faculty. She has also written and presented on research resources for quantum computing and the relationship between Google and reference librarianship.
Nick Shockey began working with SPARC in early 2007 as an undergraduate and student senator at Trinity University where he passed a resolution supporting the Federal Research Public Access Act through Trinity's student government. He continued his efforts to support Open Access both nationally, aiding SPARC in its launch of the Right to Research student campaign, and locally, pushing for Open Access on Trinity's campus. Nick was named a SPARC Innovator for his work on student outreach and advocacy.
After graduating, Nick interned as SPARC's student outreach fellow in the summer of 2009 where he facilitated the launch of The Student Statement on the Right to Research and organized the first Open Access Student Summit, bringing in student leaders from across the country to outline a strategy for increasing student awareness and engagement in Open Access.
In August 2009, Nick was hired full time as SPARC's first director of student advocacy where he is responsible for growing SPARC's relationship with the student community as well as managing the Right to Research Coalition, a group of local, national, and international student organizations that advocate for researchers, universities, and governments to adopt more open scholarly publishing practices. Under Nick's direction, the coalition has grown to represent over 5.5 million students internationally and has facilitated student lobbying in over two hundred Congressional offices.
Maura is an Assistant Professor and the Information Literacy Librarian in the Library at New York City College of Technology, CUNY. She coordinates the information literacy and research instruction program, encompassing teaching, outreach, and collaboration with students and faculty at City Tech.
Her primary research interests include undergraduate scholarly habits and information-seeking behavior, and using games in teaching and learning. She also has an ongoing interest in current and emerging educational technologies, especially open accessand open source publishing and practices in higher education.
Margaret Smith is the Physical Sciences Librarian at New York University. She supports research, instruction and collections related to physics, chemistry, and the history and social studies of science and technology. She also serves as the Archivist for UbuWeb, an online educational resource for avant garde texts, sound, and moving images. Her greater goal is to maximize helpful access to information in order to foster new ideas, connections, and creation.
Margaret's education, experience, and interests span the sciences, social sciences, and arts. Her current research interests include the history of biological classification, information-seeking behavior in online communities, and "analog" preservation methods for digitally born objects. She has presented widely on topics related to the implementation of new technologies for reference services and use of social networking sites by academic libraries.