IASSIST 2023 - Conference Committees

Program Committee

Jonathan Bohan, Cornell University, USA
Jonathan is passionate about helping researchers find and use data; making older and historical data usable with modern statistical programs; and making Cornell’s Data and Reproduction Archive more FAIR. He was born and raised in northern New Jersey and lived in the Boston area for 16 years before moving to Ithaca, NY, with his family in 2015. He has been working for Cornell since late 2016. Jonathan holds Master’s degrees in History and Library and Information Science, and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration.
Kevin Manuel, Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada
Kevin is from Ontario, Canada and is the Data Librarian at Toronto Metropolitan University and a member of the Library’s Data Services team. Also, he is the Librarian for Black Studies, LGBTQ+ Studies and Sociology, and has been involved in the Library’s outreach initiatives with local Indigenous communities. Recently, Kevin established a Social Justice Collective for his colleagues in his Library and is currently a co-chair for the Ontario Data Group which includes data professionals from across Ontario universities. He has a BA in Anthropology, MA in Sociology and Master’s in Library and Information Science.
Anja Perry, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany
Anja lives in Cologne, Germany, and works for the GESIS Data Services for the Social Sciences. There, she is responsible for data acquisition and research data management training. She is also active in the German National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) to train future research data managers and professionalize research data management. Her research interests are data sharing, data protection, and data feminism. She has a PhD in Economics.

Local Arrangements Committee

Bobray Bordelon, Princeton University, USA
Bobray Bordelon joined Princeton University as the Economics & Finance Librarian in 1993 after three years as a Business Librarian at New Mexico State University. He has led Data & Statistical Services since 2004. His Bachelor of Science in Finance and Master of Library and Information Science are from Louisiana State University and his Master of Business Administration from New Mexico State University. His professional interests involve service to state, national, and international organizations while promoting subject content and knowledge and its access. He has been awarded the Thomson Gale Award for Excellence in Business Librarianship award and the William H. Flanigan Award for Distinguished Service as an ICPSR Official Representative.
Lynda Kellam, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Lynda is the Head of Research Data Services in Research Data & Digital Scholarship at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries. Previously, she was the Senior Data Librarian at the Cornell Center for Social Sciences. She is the co-author of Numeric Data Services and Sources for the General Reference Librarian (2011) and co-editor of Databrarianship: The Academic Data Librarian in Theory and Practice (2016). She received her MA in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, MLIS from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and is a doctoral candidate in American History.
Ryan Womack, Rutgers University, USA
Ryan has been at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, since 1999, having first served as Business & Economics Librarian, and as Data Librarian since 2008. He is currently serving as Head of the New Brunswick Libraries Research Services Unit. He has authored articles in PLOS, the Journal of Academic Librarianship, Library and Information Science Research, and of course, IASSIST Quarterly. He holds an MA in Economics from Penn, an MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an MS in Statistics from Rutgers. His latest project is the development of a guide to gender data resources for Central Asia and Mongolia.

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