RIVAL network members

We are pleased to list here the members of the RIVAL network. They are listed and profiled below. They also feature according to geographic location on the RIVAL map.

Richard Aird

What I do: Head of customer service, Information Services, University of Stirling

email: richard.aird@stir.ac.uk

Twitter: @ricaird

My LIS skills and interests: Virtual Learning Environments, Leadership skills, Strategic planning, Business planning and asset management, Project management, Change management, Communicating with stakeholders, Service innovation, development, and design, Customer service skills, Library, information and knowledge technologies

A bit about me: The furthest I’ve travelled on a single day trip was to Cyprus!

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Ines Byrne

What I do: Digital Transition Manager, Digital, National Library of Scotland

Phone: 0131 623 3759

Email: I.byrne@nls.uk

Twitter: @ByrneInes

My LIS skills and interests: Digitisation, Collection management, Selection of materials and resources, Legal deposit, Collection promotion, Digital literacy, Virtual Learning Environments, Strategic thinking and evaluation, Advocacy, Partnership development

A bit about me: In November 2019 I celebrated 30 years of freedom of movement thanks to the fall of the Berlin Wall, an event without which I would not be where and who I am today.

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Laura Cagnazzo

What I do: Repository and research data librarian, Library, University of the West of Scotland

Email: laura.cagnazzo@uws.ac.uk

Twitter: @laurafcagnazzo

My LIS skills and interests: Cataloguing and resource description, Metadata, Understanding research contexts, Library, information and knowledge technologies, Networking skills

A bit about me: I spent nine months on a working holiday visa, travelling around Australia and New Zealand.

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Jeanette Castle

What I do: University Librarian, Information Services, University of the West of Scotland

Phone: 0141 484 3750

email: Jeanette.Castle@uws.ac.uk

Twitter: @JeanetteCastle

My LIS skills and interests: Reading literacy and reader development, Leadership skills, Strategic thinking and evaluation, Advocacy, Demonstrating value, Partnership development, Strategic planning, Policy, Financial management, Service innovation, development, and design

A bit about me: I ‘sing’ in the Rock Choir!

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Gillian Daly

What I do: Executive Officer, SCURL, National Library of Scotland

email: g.daly@nls.uk

Twitter: @gillhdaly

My LIS skills and interests: Knowledge sharing and collaboration, Leadership skills, Strategic thinking and evaluation, Advocacy, Demonstrating value, Partnership development, Influencing key stakeholders, Working with decision makers, Policy, Project management

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Marshall Dozier

What I do: Academic Support Librarian, Library and University Collections, University of Edinburgh

Phone: 0131 650 3688

email: marshall.dozier@ed.ac.uk

Twitter: @mafrado

A bit about me: I love making crafty things.

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Giulia Giganti

What I do: Open access & impact administrator, Research office – school of philosophy, psychology and language science, University of Edinburgh

Phone: 0131 515 0306
email: Giulia.Giganti@ed.ac.uk

Twitter: @giuliagiganti

A bit about me: I enjoy cooking korean food because I like spicy food.

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Paul Gooding

What I do: Lecturer in information studies, Information studies, University of Glasgow

Email: paul.gooding@glasgow.ac.uk

Twitter: @pmgooding

My LIS skills and interests: Information Resources, Knowledge synthesis and information integration, Knowledge sharing and collaboration, Understanding information seeking behaviour, Informetrics, Information analysis, Understanding research, Evaluative research, Desk Research, Understanding and presenting research reports

A bit about me: In my professional librarian days, I spent three weeks in South Africa providing library support for the BBC Sport World Cup coverage.

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Hazel Hall

What I do: Professor of Social Informatics, School of Computing: Centre for Social Informatics, Edinburgh Napier University

Phone: 0131 455 2760

Email: h.hall@napier.ac.uk

Twitter: @hazelh

My LIS skills and interests: Knowledge management, Knowledge transfer/organisational learning, Knowledge sharing and collaboration, Understanding research, Evaluative research, Understanding and presenting research reports, Information literacy, Social media and collaborative tools, Communication skills, Networking skills

A bit about me: Humphrey Littleton once mentioned me on I’m sorry I haven’t a clue on Radio 4, thanking me for sending in a game suggestion.

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Morag Higgison

What I do: Librarian, Library and Information Services, Scottish Government

Phone: 0131 244 4551

Email: morag.higgison@gov.scot

Twitter: @moraghiggison

My LIS skills and interests: Understanding information services, Understanding research, Desk research, Information literacy, Digital literacy, Social media and collaborative tools

A bit about me: I had an amazing summer crossing America by public transport – planes, trains and buses (took 3 weeks). I had never been outside Europe.

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Sally Kerr

What I do: Digital and data innovation consultant and producer, D S Kerr Consultant

Email: kerr.sally@gmail.com

Twitter: @weebletherer

My LIS skills and interests: Knowledge management, Data management, Knowledge sharing and collaboration, Information governance, Leadership skills, Advocacy, Partnership development, Strategic planning, Service innovation, development, and design, ICT skills

A bit about me: I play the French Horn.

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Asif Khan

What I do: Director, Scottish Poetry Library

Phone: 0131 557 2876

email: asif.khan@spl.org.uk

Twitter: @AsifKhanSPL

My LIS skills and interests: Leadership and Advocacy, Strategy, Planning and Management, Customer Focus, Service Design and Marketing, Literacies and Learning, Collection Management and Development

A bit about me: I am a Bristol Happiness Champion.

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Hayley Lockerbie

What I do: Network librarian, Library, Live Life Aberdeenshire Libraries

Phone: 01467 539467

Email: hayley.lockerbie@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

My LIS skills and interests: Understanding information services, Understanding information seeking behaviour, Understanding research, Information literacy, Reading literacy and Reader Development, Teaching and training skills, Supporting users, Demonstrating value, Partnership development

A bit about me: I’m a Gilmore Girls superfan and loom-knitter.

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Martina McChrystal

What I do: Director of library services, University of Glasgow

email: Martina.Mcchrystal@glasgow.ac.uk

Twitter: @mmcchrystal

My LIS skills and interests: Collection management, Leadership skills, Strategic thinking and evaluation, Advocacy, Demonstrating value, Partnership development, Influencing key stakeholders, Working with decision makers, Strategic planning, Financial management, People management, Change management

A bit about me: I am depicted as Cutty Sark on a mural in the Torphichen Inn.

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Paul McCloskey

What I do: Strategic Manager – Community Learning and Development and Libraries, Communities and Families, City of Edinburgh Council

Phone: 0131 529 6156

Email: paul.mccloskey@edinburgh.gov.uk

My LIS skills and interests: Leadership skills, Partnership development, People management, Customer service skills, Communication skills

A bit about me: I sang on television aged 11. Fortunately no recordings exist!

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Kirsten McCormick

What I do: Academic librarian, Library, Glasgow Caledonian University

Email: Kirsten.McCormick@gcu.ac.uk

Twitter: @kirstenmccorm11

My LIS skills and interests: Knowledge sharing and collaboration, Knowledge synthesis and information integration, Understanding information seeking behaviour, Information retrieval, Understanding and presenting research reports, Copyright, intellectual property and licensing, Information literacy, Digital literacy, Supporting users

A bit about me: I won 2013 CILIP travelling librarian award, went to Australia to research building collections around international sporting mega-events.

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Sean McNamara

What I do: Head, CILIP Scotland

Email: sean.mcnamara@cilips.org.uk

Twitter: @seanmacnamara1

My LIS skills and interests: Knowledge transfer/organisational learning, Digital literacy, Supporting users, Leadership skills, Strategic thinking and evaluation, Advocacy, Demonstrating value, Influencing key stakeholders, Working with decision makers, Operational planning, Policy, Financial management, Service innovation, development, and design

A bit about me: I recently got married in New York.

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Andrew McTaggart

What I do: Strategy officer (libraries), Children & young people, prison, mobiles, health, City of Edinburgh Council

email: andrew.mctaggart@edinburgh.gov.uk

My LIS skills and interests: Information resources, Information management, Data management, Knowledge sharing and collaboration, Obtaining benefits from information products/expertise, Understanding information services, Data analytics, Information analysis, Understanding research, Statistics and statistical analysis

A bit about me: I played at ‘T in the park’ at Strathclyde park in 1998. Main instruments: guitar and mandolin

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Maureen McWhirter

What I do: Knowledge and Information manager, Research and evidence division, Department for International Development

Email: M-McWhirter@dfid.gov.uk

My LIS skills and interests: Knowledge management, Information management, Knowledge sharing and collaboration, Obtaining benefits from information products/expertise, Understanding and presenting research reports, Research ethics, Communicating with stakeholders, Social media and collaborative tools, Communication skills

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Eva Nueno

What I do: Library learning support officer, Library learning support – library and university collections, University of Edinburgh

Phone: 0131 651 5276

Email: eva.nueno@ed.ac.uk

Twitter: @evanueno

My LIS skills and interests: Copyright, intellectual property and licensing, Cataloguing and resource description, Archiving (open access repositories), Digitisation, Preservation, Advocacy, Knowledge management, Influencing key stakeholders, Informetrics, Data analytics

A bit about me: I’m doing a Masters (DL) on Library and Information Science, Digital Library and Information Services.

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Diane Pennington

What I do: Senior lecturer, Computer and information sciences, University of Strathclyde

Phone: 0141 548 3900

Email: diane.pennington@strath.ac.uk

Twitter: @infogamerist

My LIS skills and interests: Ontologies, Cataloguing and resource description, Information architecture, Metadata, Knowledge sharing and collaboration, Digital literacy, ICT skills, Library, information and knowledge technologies, System design and development of systems, Social media and collaborative tools

A bit about me: My chihuahua, Thistle, and my basset hound, Juniper, run my life.

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Emily Prince

What I do: School Librarian/Lifelong Learning Library Development Leader, Wester Hailes Education Centre, City of Edinburgh Council

Email: emily.prince@whec.edin.sch.uk

Twitter: @miss_e_prince

My LIS skills and interests: Subject indexing, Knowledge sharing and collaboration, Collection management, Reading literacy and Reader Development, Digital literacy, Demonstrating value, Service innovation, development, and design, Social media and collaborative tools

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Hilary Reid

What I do: Learning Resource Officer, Learning Resources, Ayrshire College

Phone: 01563 523501

Email: hilary.reid@ayrshire.ac.uk

My LIS skills and interests: Information literacy, Digital literacy, Supporting users, Virtual Learning Environments, Leadership skills, Strategic thinking and evaluation, Advocacy, Demonstrating value, Partnership development, Influencing key stakeholders, Working with decision makers, Service innovation, development, and design, Customer service skills, Quality management

A bit about me: I own a rescue dog from Romania, whose Romanian name was ‘Willy’!

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Lynne Robertson

What I doLifelong learning library supervisor, Lifelong learning libraries, City of Edinburgh Council

email: lynne.robertson@edinburgh.gov.uk

My LIS skills and interests: Copyright, intellectual property and licensing, Cataloguing and resource description, Archiving (open access repositories), Digitisation, Preservation, Advocacy, Knowledge management, Influencing key stakeholders, Informetrics, Data analytics

A bit about me: I enjoy hill/trail walking.

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Bruce Ryan

What I do: Researcher, School of Computing: Centre for Social Informatics, Edinburgh Napier University

Phone: 07909 504328

Email: b.ryan@napier.ac.uk

Twitter: @bruce_research

My LIS skills and interests: Understanding research, Evaluative research, Desk research, Understanding research contexts, Understanding and presenting research reports, Supporting users, ICT skills, Communication skills, Networking skills

A bit about me: I’m a vegan cyclopath, and I blog personally at bruceryandontexist.info. I also blog professionally at bruceryan.info.

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Rachel Salzano

What I do: PhD student, School of Computing: Centre for Social Informatics, Edinburgh Napier University

Email: r.salzano@napier.ac.uk

Twitter: @librarygryphon

My LIS skills and interests: Cataloguing and resource description, Metadata, Understanding information seeking behaviour, Understanding research, Collection development policy, Collection promotion, Supporting users, Customer service skills, Communication skills

A bit about me: I’m currently writing two novels: a historical romance in its second draft and a high fantasy in its first draft.

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Katherine Stephen

What I do: PhD student, School of Computing: Centre for Social Informatics, Edinburgh Napier University

Email: k.stephen@napier.ac.uk

Twitter: @metaskillsPhD

My LIS skills and interests: Knowledge sharing and collaboration, Understanding information seeking behaviour, Understanding research, Digitisation, Frameworks and curricula for education and training, Teaching and training skills, Communication skills

A bit about me: I do coastal rowing.

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Alison Stoddart

What I do: Lifelong learning strategy officer, Libraries, City of Edinburgh Council

Phone: 0131 242 8032

Email: alison.stoddart@edinburgh.gov.uk

My LIS skills and interests: Information resources, Information analysis, Understanding research, Understanding research contexts , Digitisation, Digital literacy, Supporting users, Demonstrating value

A bit about me: I love travelling and visiting new places. (last visit: Bruxelles)

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Andy Taylor

What I do: Senior Research Software Engineer, Edinburgh Imaging / Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh

Email: andy.taylor@ed.ac.uk

My LIS skills and interests: Ontologies , Database design and management, Metadata, Data management, Data analytics, Information analysis, Statistics and statistical analysis, Understanding and presenting research reports, Library, information and knowledge technologies, System design and development of systems

A bit about me: I play with swords.

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Melissa Terras

What I do: Professor of Digital Cultural Heritage, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Edinburgh

email: m.terras@ed.ac.uk

Twitter: @melissaterras

My LIS skills and interests: Understanding information seeking behaviour, Understanding research, Copyright, intellectual property and licensing , Digitisation, Legal deposit, Leadership skills, Strategic planning , Project management, Library, information and knowledge technologies, Social media and collaborative tools

A bit about me: I collect Belgian Ceramics, and snow globes.

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Alyson Tyler

What I do: Freelance researcher

Email: alyson@Phonecoop.coop

Twitter: @dralysontyler

My LIS skills and interests: Evaluative research, Desk research, Understanding and presenting research reports, Reading literacy and Reader Development, Digital literacy, Policy, Project management, Strategic marketing, Social media and collaborative tools, Communication skills

A bit about me: I am also a yoga teacher and massage therapist.

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Karen Walker

What I do: Principal librarian, Education (Leisure, Culture & Inclusion), Orkney Islands Council, Orkney Library and Archive

Phone: 01856 873166 ext 3025

Email: karen.walker@orkney.gov.uk

My LIS skills and interests: Knowledge transfer/organisational learning, Understanding information services, Statistics and statistical analysis, Information governance, Reading literacy and Reader Development, Strategic thinking and evaluation, Operational planning, Community planning and engagement, Social media and collaborative tools, Communication skills

A bit about me: I’m a keen knitter.

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