ARL Standing Committee elections

IFLA Standing Committee elections are currently underway, and the ARL Standing Committee is excited to be welcoming new members.  We have invited our candidates to submit short biographies so that those of you who are voting members will have some background in making your selections.  Jayshree Mamtora is our first candidate to submit her biography – please see below.

Currently I am Chair of the IFLA Asia and Oceania Section, 2015-2017, and have been an active committee member of the section over the last few years. I have always been keen to contribute having acted as Program Convenor for the RSCAO Open Session at a number of IFLA conferences; and was responsible for setting up the Section Handbook.

Given the opportunity, I would be pleased to contribute to the ARL Section as a committee member. I would bring many years’ experience as an academic librarian having worked at universities in the UK, the South Pacific and now at Charles Darwin University Library in Australia. As Research Services Coordinator, I provide support to our research community which includes running workshops, developing research resources, organising Open Access Week activities, to name a few. I have also been instrumental in setting up the annual Research Support Community Day in Australia.

I have published a  number of journal articles and presented conference papers – the most recent are listed below:

Conference Papers

Godfrey, N., Mamtora, J. and Cathy Bow (2016). Preserving a living archive of Indigenous language material. Presented at the VALA 2016 Conference, Melbourne, 9 February 2016.

Haddow, G. and Mamtora, J. (2016). Practice supporting research in Australian academic libraries. Presented at the RAILS Conference, Wellington, 8 December 2016.

Mamtora, J and Gaby Haddow (2015). From bibliometrics to altmetrics: an Australian study. Paper presented at the IFLA Academic and Research Libraries’ Satellite Meeting, August 2015, Cape Town, South Africa.

Book Chapter

Mamtora, J and Gaby Haddow (2015). Australian academic libraries and research support. In R. Raju et al (ed.), The Quest for the Deeper Meaning of Research Support, 80-89. Cape Town: UCT Libraries.

Journal Articles

Mamtora, J, Yang, T and Diljit Singh (2015). Open access repositories in the Asia-Oceania region: experiences and guidelines from three academic institutions. IFLA Journal, 41 (2): 162-176.

 Accepted Manuscripts

Mamtora, J and Cathy Bow (2017). Towards a unique archive of Aboriginal languages: a collaborative project. Journal of the Australian Library and Information Association.

Haddow, G, and J Mamtora (2017). Research support in Australian academic libraries: Services, Resourcing and Relationships. New Review of Academic Librarianship. Special Issue: Supporting Researchers: Sustainable Innovation in Strategy and Services.

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