Speakers

We are excited to be able to work with these wonderful speakers who have agreed to share their knowledge and expertise over the two days of our Satellite. We’re still adding details so make sure you keep checking this page.

Colleen Cook HeadshotColleen Cook – Trenholme
Dean of Libraries and Professor, School of Information Science, McGill University

Dr. Colleen Cook has been the Trenholme Dean of Libraries at McGill University since 2011. She came to McGill from Texas A&M University, her alma mater, where she served as Dean of Libraries and holder of the Sterling C. Evans Endowed Chair. She currently serves as Chair of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) Assessment Committee and served as a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Assessment Program Visioning Task Force.

Dr. Cook’s research and expertise lie in library assessment and analysis. She assisted in the development and promotion of LibQUAL+®, the premier assessment tool for measuring library service quality on an international level. Dr. Cook chaired the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Statistics and Evaluation Section Standing Committee, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Statistics and Assessment Committee, the LibQUAL+® Steering Committee, as well as the American Library Association (ALA) Committee on Research and Statistics. Professor Cook received the “Dissertation of the Year Award,” in 2001 from the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M where she earned her Ph.D. with a concentration in Methods in Higher Education.

Kelly BrubakerKelly Brubaker
Shepley Bullfinch/Edinburgh

Kelly is a leading library designer, programmer, and planner at Shepley Bulfinch. She has worked on a wide range of libraries and learning commons throughout the United States and abroad, including award-winning projects for the city of Austin, TX (Austin Central Library), the Ringling College of Art and Design (Goldstein Library), and Virginia Commonwealth University (Cabell Library). Kelly’s expertise lies in her grasp of library design that responds to generational shifts among patrons, and she enjoys working with clients on how to forge strategic partnerships between a library and its surrounding campus and community to enhance scholarship and academic success. Kelly is actively involved with the American Library Association (ALA) and Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and is a frequent presenter at industry conferences, including the ALA Conference, Designing Libraries, and Re-Think It. She received her Bachelor of Architecture from The Ohio State University and her Master of Architecture from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Louise Jones - headshotLouise Jones
Chinese University in Hong Kong

Louise is University Librarian at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and was previously Library Director at the University of Leicester in the UK. She has considerable experience of academic library space planning and design. At Leicester she opened the David Wilson Library, winner of SCONUL’s 2010 Library Design Award. In Hong Kong CUHK Library has developed technology enriched spaces including a Digital Scholarship Lab and a MakerSpace. Sustainability is a strategic theme for CUHK Library which has been striving to become greener, and was a runner-up in the IFLA Green Library Award 2017. Louise has written on library space and green libraries, chaired a conference on libraries and sustainability and facilitated workshops on space planning. Currently Chair of JULAC, Hong Kong’s academic library consortium, Louise also served as President of Hong Kong Library Association (2017 and 2018). She will be joining IFLA’s Library Buildings and Equipment Section Standing Committee in 2019.

771Martha Kyrillidou
Principal and CEO, QualityMetrics LLC

Dr Martha Kyrillidou has been helping libraries achieve success for more than twenty years. Between 1994 and 2015, Martha worked for the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and established the ARL Research and Assessment program developing evaluation protocols that measure library service quality including space assessment, diversity, equity, and organizational culture, and the impact of networked electronic services among others. In 2016, Martha launched QualityMetrics LLC and has been working with libraries of all types on service evaluation, strategic planning and facilities planning. Dr. Kyrillidou is an active participant in the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)/ Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) “Measures that Matter” effort and is serving on the Library Statistics Working Group (LSWG). Martha also worked with five of these states to facilitate the development of new five-year LSTA strategic plans.
In addition to work with state library agencies and large libraries, Martha has been working with small public libraries. QualityMetrics was the project evaluator for an IMLS-funded grant project carried out by OCLC/Web Junction that enabled small/rural libraries to develop “Smart Spaces” at minimal costs. She was part of the team that completed the most recent master plan for Delaware focusing on exploring new ways for the Delaware libraries to explore their communities using the Buxton Analytics product as they are considering developing new services. Martha is specializing in library facilities walkthroughs for indirect cost allocation and has published benchmarking studies on how libraries are transforming spaces and better ways for calculating the number of seats and other amenities in library buildings. She is currently part of the team that has been selected to build the new library on the campus of Chabot College in Hayward, CA.

Martha has a Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Master’s degrees in Library Science and in Education (Evaluation and Measurement) from Kent State University, and has done extensive research and presentations on library trends, planning, and futures

Traci_Engel_Lesneski-MSRTraci Lesneski
Principal MSR Design

A principal with the US-based architecture firm MSR, Traci promotes an integrated design approach—equally valuing human well-being, building performance, aesthetics, and delight. Recent building projects Traci has led include a 24/7 visual culture, arts, and media creative hub for Haverford College in Pennsylvania and Missoula Montana’s new library and culture house (opening 2020). Traci regularly contributes articles to library publications and lectures nationally and internationally. She conducted an interactive workshop about design for inclusion at the 2018 Next Library conference and presented a keynote for the 2017 Public Libraries Western Australia Biennial Conference entitled “The Generative Library: Design for Human Well-Being.” Traci is secretary of IFLA’s Library Buildings and Equipment Section, chair of the American Library Association’s Architecture for Public Libraries Committee, and a member of the American Library Association Sustainability Task Force.

Mavrinac 2017Mary Ann Mavrinac
Dean University of Rochester Libraries

Mary Ann Mavrinac has served as the vice provost and Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly Dean of the University of Rochester Libraries since June 2012. From 2001 to 2012, Mavrinac was the chief librarian at the University of Toronto Mississauga, where with many people and many teams, she led from vision to occupancy a new, award-winning academic library—the Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre—which opened in 2006. She recently led the development of a 10-year facilities and master plan for the Rush Rhees Library aimed at transforming this iconic space for 21st century learning and scholarship.

Her interests and research focus on library as place, leadership, and mentoring—topics about which she is frequently invited to speak. Publications include “A Tale of Two Libraries,” “Libraries 2020,” and “Pay It Forward: Mentoring New Information Professionals.”
Mavrinac was the 2010 president of the Ontario Library Association (OLA). In 2014, she was honored with the Ontario College and University Library Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. She has been on the board of the Association of Research Libraries since 2013, assuming the role of President (2017-18), and is currently serving as Past-President.

Muscogiuri_mzMarco Muscogiuri
Politecnico di Milano

Marco Muscogiuri is an architect and Associate Professor at the Politecnico di Milan (Dep ABC), where he teaches at the School of Building Engineering and Architecture. With Alterstudio Partners Srl, of which he is a founding member and consultant, he carried out projects for public and private clients and participated in competitions, receiving awards, focusing in particular on designing public spaces and places of culture.
Among his main projects: the European Library of Information and Culture of Milan (with Bolles + Wilson); projects, consultancies, feasibility studies, guidelines and functional programs for dozens of libraries and cultural centers throughout Italy, including: MedaTeca di Meda (MB), finalist for the 2012 Gold Medal for Italian Architecture; the Libraries of Melzo (MI), of Pergine Valsugana and of Comano Terme (TN); the University library of Pavia; the project of the Game and Toy Museum of Rome; the redevelopment of the urban center of Castenaso (BO); several residential buildings (www.alterstudiopartners.com).

Siobhan Reardon Siobahn Reardon
President & Director ,Free Library of Philadelphia

Siobhan is President and Director of the Free Library of Philadelphia, the first woman to serve in this capacity. Since joining the Free Library in 2008, Ms. Reardon has spearheaded the Library’s initiative to move beyond its walls by creating computer and internet outposts with local organizations in underserved neighborhoods, and at the Philadelphia International Airport. In addition, Ms. Reardon steered the creation of an ambitious five-year strategic plan for the Library, underscored by a mission to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity. Ms. Reardon’s vision for the future—Building Inspiration: 21st Century Libraries Initiative— marks the physical and programmatic changes necessary to present a viable 21st Century library organization. Notable programmatic enhancements include the establishment of the Culinary Literacy Center, the Center for Cultural and Civic Engagement and the Business Resource and Innovation Center which supports the development and advancement of small businesses and entrepreneurs. In addition, she has begun implementation of a significant organizational restructuring of her 1000+-member staff, aiming to improve efficiencies, internal communications, and customer experience. In 2014, the Free Library Foundation, which Ms. Reardon also oversees, merged with the renowned Rosenbach Museum & Library, combining two of the finest collections of rare materials into one of world-class standing with strengths in Americana and British, American, and Modernist literature.

Previously, Ms. Reardon was Executive Director of the Westchester (NY) Library System, a 38-member cooperative library system. Prior to that, she was Deputy Executive Director of the Brooklyn Public Library, serving as Chief Operating Officer of the nation’s fifth largest library system. She also served as Acting Executive Director and Director of Finance, responsible for the Library’s $85 million annual budget.

Ms. Reardon began her library career at New York Public. She holds a B.A. from SUNY Purchase, an M.A. from Fordham University, and an M.L.S. from the Palmer School of Library Science at Long Island University. She serves on a number of Boards in Philadelphia and nationally and was named Library Journal’s Librarian of the Year in 2015.

Carolyn RobertsonCarolyn Robertson
Head of Libraries and Information
Christchurch City Council

Carolyn Robertson leads the planning, development and delivery of public library services for the citizens of Christchurch, New Zealand. Since the Canterbury earthquakes in 2010 and 2011, a major focus for Carolyn and the library team has been on the provision of temporary services, planning new library facilities and developing new service models. Five community libraries have been built in recent years and Tūranga, the new central city library, opened its doors in October 2018. Tūranga is both a flagship for the city’s library services and an important destination and activator for the transforming CBD, as part of the city rebuild. Carolyn is very proud of the library’s strong reputation for innovation and continuous service improvement to meet Christchurch’s increasing diversity and changing needs.

Carolyn is a Fellow of LIANZA (the Library and Information Association of New Zealand) and served as President in 2010/11. Carolyn is currently serving her second term on the Library and Information Commission, a statutory body that advises Government on latest developments and opportunities within the library and information sector. She is also a member of Public Libraries of New Zealand and IFLA’s Metropolitan Libraries Section, and was a sponsor in cohort two of the Global Libraries Network INELI programme.

kuvaaja Ville NisonenAnna-Maria Soininvaara
Director Helsinki Central Library Oodi

Anna- Maria is Director of Helsinki Central Library Oodi since June 2018. She is in charge of the biggest library and cultural center in Helsinki. Her former position for 14 years was Deputy Library Director and in this position, she was in charge of the planning process of the new library. Among the other big projects were those related to new logistics enterprise and robotics in library. Her education is MA, University of Helsinki and  EMBA, Aalto University.

Jeremy UptonJeremy Upton
University of Edinburgh

Jeremy is the Director of Library and University Collections at the University of Edinburgh.  A music graduate, he started his professional library career as a music librarian working at Royal Holloway and Bedford New College and later at the University of Edinburgh.  He moved into a technical services management role before, in 2005, taking up a position at the University of St Andrews, first as Collections Manager and later as Deputy Director.  Jeremy re-joined the University of Edinburgh in April 2015.

Jeremy is responsible for ensuring the professional management of and access to the University’s Library and Museum collections, both physical and digital.  He is a member of the converged Information Services Senior Management Team (Library, IT and Learning Technology services).  He has worked on a range of library building related projects throughout his career and is currently leading the project to redevelop the Main Library at the University of Edinburgh.

werner_fotoKlaus Ulrich Werner
Head Librarian Philologische Bibliothek, Freie Universität Berlin

 Klaus has a Ph.D. in German literature and a University degree in LIS. Starting his career as an editor in a publishing house, Klaus has served as an academic librarian at several University libraries of the Freie Universitaet Berlin (Germany) since 1991 as well as project manager for the “Philologische Bibliothek”, The Berlin Brain, designed by Lord Norman Foster. Opened in 2005, Klaus has been the Head Librarian since then. A member of the Commission for Library and Archive Building Guidelines of the German Institute for Standardization (DIN), a Standing Committee member of the IFLA Library Buildings and Equipment Section of IFLA since 2015, Klaus has published various books and articles on library management, architecture and design and serves as a consultant and lecturer in various library topics.