2023 Keynote speakers

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Julie Todaro and Ms. Ramona Naicker as our 2023 keynote speakers.

Dr. Julie Todaro 

Dr. Julie Todaro is currently a library dean, and her career includes academic library manager; iSchool educator (management, public libraries); public librarian (general, children’s); and training and consulting with all types and sizes of libraries in management and leadership areas. In her role as an academic dean, she manages 170 employees providing resources and services throughout eleven campus libraries in 8 counties. She is the author of several monographs including: the 2014 Library Management for the Digital Age A New Paradigm with Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.; the 2020 Emergency Preparedness for Libraries, Bernan Press; and the 2022 The Post Pandemic Library Handbook, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 

Ms. Ramona Naicker 

A Librarian for healthcare subjects at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, Ramona has a particular interest in critical appraisal of research, and highlighting the issues around racial bias in healthcare studies and medical education. Having presented at numerous conferences, her work has led to collaboration with universities and other institutions, including Health Education England, to develop critical appraisal teaching programmes with a focus on underserved groups.

Ramona is also very keen on supporting the research of others, and her previous role as Information Specialist for the NHS allowed her the opportunity to co-author systematic reviews.