Bonnie Tijerina - Participant

Bonnie Tijerina is a librarian, entrepreneur and library community convener. She was an inaugural Fellow and now Researcher at Data & Society Research Institute, New York City a think/do tank focused on social, cultural, and ethical issues arising from data-centric technological development. There she focuses on ethics in big data research and online privacy education in libraries. Bonnie has worked in electronic resource management and leadership positions in libraries for over 10 years, most recently at Harvard University. Bonnie has written and presented on new roles for librarians and the ways libraries can support their communities in the digital world.

She is founder and President of ER&L (Electronic Resources & Libraries) conference and organization, created to facilitate communication and collaboration among librarians and information professionals who provide access to digital content.  She is co-founder of Designing for Digital, a two-day meeting of UX and design professionals from tech, media, academia, and libraries.  In addition, Bonnie has served in an advisory capacity on the American Library Association's Office of Information Technology Policy Advisory Committee for seven years.

She relishes the role of library convener and in 2013 initiated an effort to connect the library community with tech, academia, and business with the Library Idea Drop House during SXSW Interactive, an effort she has since led annually. Bonnie is working to engage the library community in a broad conversation on the future of libraries and the important role library professionals can play in a modern, digital world.



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