Thank you all for completing the INFORUM 2011 survey, the results are now available for downloading along with the list of winners.
INFORUM 2012 Conference
The INFORUM 2012 will take part again in Prague at University of Economics from May 22 to May 24, 2012.
INFORUM 2011 conference proceedings are available online.
ProQuest, United States
Jane Burke is Senior Vice President of ProQuest for Strategic Initiatives. In that role, she works to create new products and services for ProQuest and Serials Solutions. Jane joined ProQuest in 2005 as the Vice President and General Manager of Serials Solutions. Prior to joining ProQuest, Jane co-founded and served as President/CEO of Endeavor Information Systems. In addition to working as a librarian at Cook Memorial Library in Libertyville, Illinois early in her career, Jane served as President of NOTIS Systems. Both Endeavor and NOTIS were library automation companies. Jane earned Master’s degrees in Library Science from Dominican University and in Management from the Kellogg School of Northwestern University. Always an involved member of the library community, she now serves on the Board of Governors for the Northwestern University Library and on the Board of Directors for the Dominican University Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Jane was inducted into the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame.
Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries, United States
George is the Associate Director at the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries a position he has held since 1993. He was head of systems at Arizona State University (ASU) Libraries from 1987–1993 and from 1977–1986 he was a reference librarian and head of the Solar Energy Collection at ASU. George is the managing editor for The Charleston Advisor which provides in-depth reviews of products and services for libraries as well as monitoring trends in the information marketplace. He has published many articles, book chapters and books relating to digital libraries. Some specific areas in which George has been involved in the last decade include the deployment of a regional union catalog, the development of an electronic resource management system and link resolver called Gold Rush, involvement with a digital repository project and cooperative purchasing of electronic resources.
Roland Renner is responsible for business development and partner management Digital Marketing Platform Group in Central Eastern Europe at Microsoft. Previously he was heading the Channel and Alliance business in South, Eastern and Central Europe at FAST Search & Transfer as well Senior Account Manager at Saba Software GmbH; a Human Capital Management solution provider based in the US. In total he is looking at 11 years of experiences in the software space in various roles but mainly working in the Central and Eastern European area. Roland has a degree in Business Administration: Diplom Betriebswirt (FH), 1998, Emphasis Accounting, Finance and Controlling, at Pforzheim University of Applied Science. He is married and has two young boys.
The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic - Institute of Czech Literature, Czech Republic
Prof. PhDr. Jiří Trávníček, M. A. (born 1960) received his M.A. in Czech language and literature – history from the Faculty of Arts J. E. Purkyně University (now Masaryk University). He studied at School of Slavonic and East European Studies – University of London (1991–1992). His research areas include modern Czech and Central European literature, interpretation and hermeneutics, reading surveys, editorial work, writing of literary critiques. At the present time he works at the Institute for Czech Literature of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and he also teaches at Faculty of Arts – Charles University in Prague. J. Trávníček is author and co-author of seven books (for example Poezie poslední možnosti /Poetry of the Last Chance/, 1996; Příběh je mrtev? /Is Story Dead?/; 2003, Čteme? Obyvatelé České republiky a jejich vztah ke knize /Do We Read? Czech Citizens and Their Attitude to the Book/, 2008).