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Keynote speakers


lisa givenProfessor Lisa M. Given is Associate Dean, Research and Development for the Faculty of Health, Arts and Design, Swinburne University of Technology. Lisa’s research explores individuals’ information behaviours in the workplace, with a focus on technology use for research engagement and knowledge translation between researchers and practitioners. A former member of the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) College of Experts, and incoming President of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST), Lisa’s interdisciplinary work involves collaborations with scholars in nursing, pediatric medicine, wine science, computing science, humanities computing, and other disciplines. She has received numerous grants from the ARC, Wine Australia, the Australian Department of Education, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, and Canada’s Networks of Centres of Excellence, among other agencies. A former Director of the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (University of Alberta, Canada), Lisa has received numerous awards and published extensively as an information scientist and as a qualitative methodologist. She co-authored (with Donald O. Case) Looking for Information: A Survey of Research on Information Seeking, Needs and Behavior (Emerald 2016) and is author of 100 Questions (and Answers) About Qualitative Research (Sage 2016). Additional information is available online at



Professor Paul Dourish is Chancellor's Professor of Informatics and Associate Dean for Research in the Donald Bren School dourish headshotof Information and Computer Sciences at UC Irvine, with courtesy appointments in Computer Science and Anthropology. He also holds the position of Honorary Senior Fellow in Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne. His research focuses primarily on understanding information technology as a site of social and cultural production; his work combines topics in human-computer interaction, social informatics, and science and technology studies. He is the author of several books, most recently "The Stuff of Bits: An Essay on the Materialities of Information" (MIT Press, 2017). He is a Fellow of the ACM, a Fellow of the BCS, a member of the SIGCHI Academy, and a recipient of the AMIA Diana Forsythe Award and the CSCW Lasting Impact Award. Before coming to UCI, he was a Senior Member of Research Staff in the Computer Science Laboratory of Xerox PARC; he has also held research positions at Apple Computer and at Rank Xerox EuroPARC. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University College, London, and a B.Sc. (Hons) in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh. His personal site:



Dr. Sabina Cisek & Dr. Monika Krakowska

sabina CisekDr. Sabina Cisek is a Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Information and Library Science, Faculty of Management and Communication, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. Her research explores philosophy of information science, qualitative methodology in LIS, information behaviour, and information literacy. In years 2002-2012 Sabina served as a vice-president of Polish Society for Scientific and Technical Information, she is also a member of ISKO – International Society for Knowledge Organization, and a founding member of Polish Association of Information Professionals. Since 2013 she works for ECIL – European Conference on Information Literacy as a Program Committee member and a reviewer. Sabina took part in an international project EMPATIC – Empowering Autonomous Learning Through Information Competencies. She authored, co-authored and edited over 70 scholarly works (articles, conference papers and books), including Filozoficzne aspekty informacji naukowej (Philosophical aspects of information science, 2002), Qualitative research in the field of Information Literacy in the second decade of the XXI century (2014) and encyclopedia entries on information, information behaviour, and information users (2017, in Polish).

Monika Krakowska

 Dr. Monika Krakowska is Assistant Professor in the Institute of Information and Library Science at the Faculty of Management and Social Communication, Jagiellonian University in Kraków. Her area of research and teaching include information behaviour and its affective and social paradigm, mental models in information behaviour, information literacy in context and use of new forms of communication and technologies in information management. She is an author and co-author of many articles published in Polish and international journals. She is also the co-editor and co-author of the first book on digital libraries for Polish practitioners and researchers - Digital libraries (SBP 2012) and author of the chapter on information behaviour in monography Information Science (SBP 2016). Dr. Krakowska is the recipient of the Adam Łysakowski’s award established by the resolution of the Main Board of the Association of Polish Librarians for research works of great importance for the development of the theory and practice of librarianship and scientific information. She was also involved in several interdisciplinary work involving collaborations in international projects with practitioners, researchers and scholars. Additional information is available online at



Speakers (in alphabetical order)

The list of all speakers will be published in spring 2018