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. He is a RSA Fellow and a member of CILIP, the Chartered Institute of Information & Library Professionals; he is the Advocacy and Outreach Officer on CILIP’s Information Literacy Group.
InformAll is overseen by its board of Directors, as follows:
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 is an artist and researcher based at the Ruskin School of Art and the Oxford Internet Institute, both at the University of Oxford. Her doctoral project, supported by the ESRC and DACS, investigates the digital curation and information literacy practices of professional visual artists. A preservation researcher at the Digital Curation Centre until 2015, she continues to represent the value of DCC tools and services as an affiliate researcher at the University of Glasgow. She is Co-chair of the Research Data Alliance Interest Group for Education and Training for the Handling of Research Data, and the RDA IG Archives and Records Professionals, Laura previously managed the pilot phase of the UK Research Data Discovery Service, led development of the EC-funded DigCurV skills framework for digital curation
Jane Secker is a Senior Lecturer in Educational Development at City, University of London where she teaches on the MA in Academic Practice She is the former Copyright and Digital Literacy Advisor at London School of Economics. 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’.
Drew 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.