First #citymash Session Leaders Announced

#citymash – Libraries and Technology Unconference

Saturday 13 June 2015,  10 am-5 pm (registration from 9:30 am), City University London

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#citylis is delighted to announce the first speakers for our #citymash event*, which takes place next month:


  • Owen Stephens – Independent Library & IT services consultant
    • Owen Stephens has worked with Higher Education institutions for over 15 years, and worked on the management teams of libraries at Royal Holloway, University of London and Imperial College London.  As well as founding the Mashed Libraries series of events, Owen has worked on several innovative LIS projects, including EthosNET.
  • Simon Barron – Analyst Programmer, SOAS Library
    • Simon Barron specialises in library systems, with a focus on open-source technology.  He has worked in a variety of libraries, including the British Library, Senate House and a British Army library.  He is currently working at SOAS Library on the implementation of the open source VuFind resource portal and Kuali Open Library Environment.  Simon also works on the SLA Europe board.
  • Anna Brynolf – Digital Resources Librarian, Chatham House
    • Anna Brynolf has worked at Chatham House library since 2014, and previously worked at London South Bank University as a Senior Information Resources Assistant and as librarian at Malmö University.  Her current role involves developing Chatham House’s library management system, management of e-resources, and teaching information literacy.
  • Ernesto Priego – Lecturer in Library Science, City University London
    • Ernesto Priego is a lecturer in Library Science at City University London, and completed his PhD in Information Studies at UCL in 2011.  He is the co-founder and editor of the open access e-journal, The Comics Grid Journal of Comics Scholarshipand is also an advocate for the use of social media for research purposes.  Ernesto has also worked as a researcher affiliated to the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities.
  • Karine Larose – Systems Librarian, Imperial College
    • Karine Larose has worked as systems librarian in Imperial College since completing a Masters in Library Science at City University London.  Her current focus is on emerging technologies, user experience and open access in libraries.
  • Andrew Preater – Assistant Director, Imperial College Library
    • Andrew Preater has a background in both web applications and library systems, and completed an MSc in Information and Library Management in 2010. He has worked at Durham University and Senate House Library, and currently works as Assistant Director at Imperial College’s library.  His interests centre on open source software, user experience, innovation, information seeking behaviour, and the impact of the web on cataloguing and classification practices.

Designated slots are still open to speakers who are interested in running a session.  To propose a session please contact Sarah Stewart.

We will also be running parallel sessions in an unconference style, where participants are encouraged to pitch and deliver their own sessions, or discuss and debate the issues that are of interest to them.

* Speakers are subject to change.

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#citymash has been supported by the Software Sustainability Institute. The Software Sustainability Institute cultivates world-class research with software. The Institute is based at the universities of Edinburgh, Manchester, Southampton and Oxford.

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#citymash has been supported by figshare. figshare is a repository where users can make all of their research outputs available in a citable, shareable and discoverable manner.

About Ludi Price

PhD student in Information Science, City University London. My research interests include library science, folksonomies, fan studies, fan information behaviour, participatory culture, produsage and social metadata.
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