2nd International

Conference of Asian Special Libraries
 Feb 10-12, 2011

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Ms. Anne Caputo

Anne Caputo is the Executive Director of Dow Jones Learning & Information Professional Programs, where she is responsible for the planning and development of learning initiatives for the Enterprise Media Group product training, and for marketing and strategic alliances to information professionals. An adjunct faculty member at the University of Maryland, College of Library and Information Services, she teaches Access to Information in Electronic Environments. 

A history graduate of Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, Ms Caputo holds advanced degrees in architectural history from the University of Oregon and in library and information science from San Jose State University.

Ms. Caputo is the 2010 President of SLA (the Special Libraries Association), and has also served as President of SLA‚€™s Washington, DC Chapter. She is a past member of the SLA Board of Directors and in 2004 she received SLA‚€™s Rose L. Vormelker Award for mentoring students and/or practicing professionals in the field. She was named an SLA Fellow in 2008.

Executive Director
Learning & Information Professional Programs
Dow Jones & Company
1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 1103
Washington, DC 20036

BP Prakash

At TCS, Mr Prakash, directs one of the largest and diverse informational professional team in Asia.He has successfully lead his team to win SLA B&F's " Centre of Excellence Award", in 2009.
He has PG degrees in Development planning and Library Science from Univ of Mysore, Karnataka state, India.An university gold medalist in library science , he is also a Fulbright scholar from Univ of Wisconsin, USA.
He has 27 years of experience across national institutes, manufacturing sectors, global IT firms & research environments.He enjoys professional interactions & believes that learning is a continual process.
He is a life member of Indian library associations (ILA, IASLIC and SIS) and has been a member of SLA since 1999.He feels librarianship is at crossroads today and organizations like SLA have a major responsibility in shaping the future of librarians.

Global Head, 
Information Resource Centre,
Tata Consultancy Services,


Stephen Abram
Vice President, strategic partnerships and markets
Gale Cengage Learning
412-120 Perth Ave.
Toronto, ON
Canada M6P 4E1


Stephen Abram , MLS, is a Past President 2008 of SLA and the past-President of the Canadian Library Association. He is the Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and Markets for Cengage Learning (Gale). He was Vice President Innovation for SirsiDynix and Chief Strategist for the SirsiDynix Institute. He has been VP of Corporate Development for Micromedia ProQuest and Publisher Electronic Information for Thomson. He ran libraries for Suncor, Coopers & Lybrand, Smith Lyons Torrance Stevenson and Mayer and Hay Group. Stephen has been listed by Library Journal as one of their first "Movers and Shakers", the 'key' people influencing the future of libraries and librarianship. He has been awarded SLA's John Cotton Dana Award as well as being a Fellow of the SLA. He was Canadian Special Librarian of the Year and Alumni of the Year for the Faculty of Information Studies at the University of Toronto. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Information Studies. He was President 2002 of the Ontario Library Association as well as sitting on the SLA Board of Directors as Director and Secretary. He gives over 90 international keynote talks annually to library and information industry conferences and writes articles and columns for Information Outlook, Feliciter, Access, Multimedia & Internet @ Schools , and Library Journal . He is the author of ALA Editions' bestselling Out Front with Stephen Abram . His blog, Stephen's Lighthouse , is a popular blog in the library sector.

Ms. Kay Sook Park
Library Manager
Electronics and Telecommunications
Research Institute (ETRI)
138 Gajeong-ro Yuseong-gu,
South Korea

Kay Sook Park is the library manager of ETRI, the largest government research institute in Korea, where she has been working for 28 years. She studied Library and Information Science in Yonsei University and also taught college students for several years as an adjunct professor. She is the 2010 President of KSLA (the Korea Special Library Association) and feels responsibility to lead young librarians to change and innovation for the sustainable library future. For this purpose, KSLA is planning lecture courses,   mentoring program, and even consulting for small libraries so that many librarians can share other’s best practice experience.  

General Manager
Knowledge Center
Dentsu Innovation Institute  

Dentsu Innovation Institute (DII) is a Research and Development Department at Dentsu Inc., the largest advertising agency in Japan.  The Knowledge Center, division of DII. is responsible for some of the department’s major roles that are aggregating in-house knowledge and providing a wide range of information to the employees. Nobutaka MORIZUMI works as a General Manager of Knowledge Center. He joined Dentsu Inc. in 1977, and served as a marketing planner in the first decade of his career. After that, he belonged to Information Service Department (under the management of Knowledge Center) where he has been engaged in library management, and development and operation of information reference system as well as intranet provided by Information Services Department. He is also a member of the Survey Analysis Committee of the Japan Special Libraries Association

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