InformAll was founded and is managed by Stéphane Goldstein, who has several years of experience in developing collaborative projects in information literacy. He was responsible for developing RIN’s initial involvement in IL from 2010, and from 2012 for setting up, piloting and managing InformAll (and previously RIDLs); and successfully bidding for HEFCE funding. Whilst at RIN, he prepared the ground for InformAll’s independent existence as a community interest company. As well as his work in the realm of IL, between 2005 and 2015 his broad areas of responsibility at RIN included project management, research, facilitation and networking; and before that, he worked in a variety of science policy, public outreach and research management roles at the Medical Research Council and Research Councils UK.
InformAll is overseen by its board of Directors, as follows:
Moira Bent (Chair of the Board of Directors) – Faculty Liaison Librarian and National Teaching Fellow, Newcastle University
Stéphane Goldstein – Executive Director, InformAll
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Charlie Inskip joined UCL’s Department of Information Studies in 2013 as a Lecturer and teaches Collection Management and Preservation, Information Sources and Retrieval and Information Literacy on the MA Library and Information Studies programme, which he currently leads. He has worked in academic, public libraries and special collections, and has taught at City University London, University of Westminster, and London Metropolitan University. Prior to this, he worked in the music industry and used this experience to inform his AHRC-funded PhD, “Upbeat and Quirky, With a Bit of a Build”, which investigated the information needs and behaviours of creative professionals around the use of music with moving images. He is currently researching information literacy in the workplace and in the library and information profession.
Laura Molloy – Researcher, University of Oxford
Jane Secker is the Copyright and Digital Literacy Advisor at London School of Economics where she coordinates the Digital Literacy workshops for staff and PhD students and is responsible for copyright advice and support. She is Chair of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals special interest group, the Information Literacy Group. She is also a member of the Universities UK / Guild HE Copyright Working Group and the Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance. She has a PhD from Aberystwyth University and author of five books, the most recent of which was the second edition of Copyright and E-Learning: a guide for practitioners which was published in July 2016 and co-authored with Chris Morrison.
Geoff Walton has worked in the Higher Education sector for 22 years before that in the private, public and voluntary sectors. He is an expert in information and digital literacy. His research interests also include investigating the role of information and digital literacy in lifelong learning and the experience of non-traditional undergraduate students. He is developing research interests in a number of areas such as, information literacy in the workplace, e-learning in the learning organisation, online identity, social enterprise and web analytics. Geoff has worked on a number of research projects funded by CILIP ILG, British Academy/ Leverhulme Trust, EU Comenius, AHRC, LearnHigher, British Council and EU CEDEFOP, He was SLA Europe Information Professional 2010. His paper for the Journal of Documentation won an Emerald Literati Highly Commended Award in 2012. The American Library Association described an article he wrote for the Journal of Librarianship & Information Science in 2013 as ‘one of the 20 twenty most important of 2013’.
Andrew Whitworth has been at the University of Manchester since 2005 and was appointed Director of Teaching and Learning Strategy, Manchester Institute of Education, in 2016. His research interests lie in the way communities configure a range of resources in their environments for collective learning processes, and how digital, media and information literacy assist these processes and bring them into being in the first place. He is the author of two books on these matters, Information Obesity (2009) and Radical Information Literacy (2014) as well as several papers in academic journals. In 2012 he was one of the principal authors of the UNESCO Moscow Declaration on Media and Information Literacy.