Daniel J. Caron [JCDL2011 Opening Keynote speaker on Tuesday, June 14th - 9:00-10:00]
Librarian and Archivist of Canada
Mr. Daniel J. Caron is currently the Librarian and Archivist of Canada. He joined the federal public service in 1982. In January 2010, one year after he had been appointed, he launched the modernisation initiative in order to ensure the institution would be able to embrace the XXIst Century and the multiple challenges of the digital environment. This initiative is a call for collaboration, epistemologically grounded institutional policies and policy driven decisions. In addition to his organizational experience, Mr. Caron is a seasoned author and speaker on public administration and issues related to information and memory both in Canada and abroad. Mr. Caron has also taught in several Canadian universities. He holds a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Economics from the Université Laval, and went on to obtain a doctorate in Applied Human Sciences from the Université de Montréal.
Joan Morris DiMicco [JCDL2011 Keynote speaker on Wednesday, June 15th - 9:00-10:00]
Research Manager, Visual Communication Lab
Center for Social Software, IBM Research
Joan DiMicco is a Research Scientist leading the Visual Communication Lab, part of IBM's Center for Social Software. Her research focuses on understanding the impact of technology on human behavior, by taking a hybrid approach of designing and engineering social and visual systems, followed by analysis of the altered social dynamics. Her work has spanned the domains of social software for the enterprise, small group collaboration, technology for citizen engagement, and data visualization. Her work has resulted in over 25 peer-reviewed academic publications, as well as popular press, including the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, and BusinessWeek.
Prior to IBM, she was at Sun Microsystems Labs working on distributed social network visualizations and at two early-Internet startups: First Virtual Holdings and Open Sesame. Joan holds a BS in Applied Mathematics from Brown University and an MS and PhD from the MIT Media Lab.
Christopher R. Barnes [JCDL2011 Closing Keynote speaker on Thursday, June 16th - 11:00-12:00]
University of Victoria
Project Director, NEPTUNE Canada
Chris Barnes is Director of NEPTUNE Canada (2001-), the large Canadian ocean megaproject that will help transform the ocean sciences. He has helped secure over $140 million toward the installation and operation of the worldâ€™s first regional cabled ocean observatory network and leads a staff of over 40 specialists. For the previous decade, he served as Director of both the Centre for Earth and Ocean Research and the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. Geology degrees (Birmingham, Ottawa) and a PDF (Wales) were followed by an academic appointment at the University of Waterloo, Ontario in 1965, including as Chair of Earth Sciences (1975-81). In a similar chair position at Memorial University of Newfoundland (1981-87), he also established and led the Centre of Earth Resources Research. From 1987-89, he was the Director General of the Sedimentary and Marine Branch of the Geological Survey of Canada.
Chris Barnes has served on many boards and councils, including as President of the Geological Association of Canada, the Canadian Geoscience Council, and the Academy of Science of the Royal Society of Canada; also as Group Chair of both Earth Sciences and Interdisciplinary for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC); and as a commissioner of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and a member of the International Ocean Drilling Program and the International Commission on Stratigraphy. His own research involves geology, micropaleontology, stratigraphy, paleoceanography and paleoclimatology. He has authored or co-authored over 150 publications.
For his various contributions, Chris Barnes has received the J. Willis Ambrose, Elkannah Billings, Past Presidents, and Logan medals of the Geological Association of Canada, the Bancroft Award of the Royal Society of Canada, the Pander Society Medal, the Brady Medal of The Micropalaeontological Society, and the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo in 2007. Fellowship has been awarded in the Royal Society of Canada and the National Academy of Sciences, Cordoba, Argentina. In 1996, he was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada.