This page is intended as an informal and open-ended list of resource persons working with statistics for advocacy.

You are very welcome to suggest names – or groups – to be included, by sending a comment to this page or an email to a member of the working group (Toni Feliu Oller, Colleen Cook, Tord Høivik – see Contact). It would be helpful if you could include links to some relevant publications as well.

The list will will seek a balance between regions, countries, languages and specific areas of competence.



Public Libraries

Maria José Ramos, Director General, National Library of Angola
Largo António Jacinto, s/n. C.P. 2925, Luanda.
Tel : 244-222-326299 / Fax: 244-222-326299


*See Elisha R.T. Chiware under South Africa


Public Libraries

Emmanuel Oyegade, Director, Oyo State Library Board
Dugbe, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria

Academic Libraries

Victoria Okojie, President, Nigerian Library Association, National Library of Nigeria
Sanusi Dantata House, Central Business District, Abuja, Nigeria
Tel : 234-803-334-8817
Email :

South Africa

Public and Academic Libraries

Solomon Dude, Chairman of Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA), South Africa

Karin de Jager, Associate Professor, Dept. Information & Library Studies, Centre for Information Literacy, University of Cape Town
Private Bag X3, Rondebosch 7701, Cape Town
Tel. +27 (0)21 650 3094

Academic Libraries

*Elisha R.T. Chiware, Director – CPUT Libraries, Cape Peninsula University of Technology [originally from Namibia]
Tel:  + 27 (021) 959 – 6320
Fax:  + 27 (021) 959-6109
Alt.Fax: 0866658643
Web Site:

A: Mary Nassimbeni, Associate Professor
Department of Library and Information Studies, University of Cape Town


A: Maria Musoke, Director, Makerere University Library.


Benson Njobvu, Chairman of Zambia Library Association, University of Zambia, School of Education, Department of Library and Information Studies
PO Box 32379, Lusaka, Zambia
Tel: 260-729464
Fax: 260-1-253952


IFLA Regional Office for Africa, University of South Africa. P.O.Box 392

Pretoria 0003
South Africa
Tel. +(27)(11)471 2826
Fax: +(27)(11)471 2200
Mobile +(27)(72)7145 125
E-mail: +

Regional Manager: Lindy Nhlapo



*[Jenny] Hongxia Zhang, Director of Quality Management Office, Director of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Hainan University Library,
Renmin Avenue 58, 570228 HAIKOU, Hainan Province, China
Email: rbgzhx(@)


Sanjana, READ Nepal, P.O. Box  11995, Baluwatar – 4,  Kathmandu, Nepal


IFLA Regional Office Asia and Oceania
c/o National Library Board

Postal & Visiting Address:
100 Victoria Street
Singapore 188064
Tel. +(65) 6332 3347
Fax +(65) 6332 3616

Regional Manager: Ms Tan Keat Fong


Simon Ellis. UNESCO Institute for Statistics Asia Pacific Regional Advisor/ Head, AIMS Unit. More
Tel: +(662) 391 0577, ext. 201

Assessment, Information Systems, Monitoring and Statistics (AIMS) Unit is the Regional Office of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS). Its main focus is the capacity development  of Member States’ national statistical information systems for policy formulation, planning, monitoring, evaluation and assessment, in areas of the UNESCO mandate, and to support efforts to achieve Education for All (EFA) by 2015.



Sue Henczel, Manager, Faculty Library Services, Deakin University Library,
Waterfront Campus, GEELONG Victoria 3217, Australia
Tel. +(61)(3)52278246
Email: ocean101(@)



A: Markku Laitinen. Planning officer, National Library of Finland.


*Roswitha Poll.
Schlüterstr.6, D-48149 Münster, Germany,

D: Ulla Wimmer
Deutscher Bibliotheksverband (dbv)
Koordinatorin des Kompetenznetzwerks für Bibliotheken (KNB)
Straße des 17. Juni 114
10623 Berlin

Tel: (030) 644 9899 15
Fax: (030) 644 9899 29


Great Britain

Frankie Wilson, School Liaison Manager, Middlesex University Learning Resources,
Trent Park, Bramley Road, LONDON N14 4YZ, United Kingdom
Email: f.wilson(@)


Maria Casella
AIB – The website of the italian Library Association


Kristine Paberza, Impact Assessment Specialist,

Public library development project “Father’s Third Son” co-funded by the Government of Latvia and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


*Ugne Rutkauskiene, Institute of Library and Information Science, Faculty of Communication, Vilnius University

Project “Libraries for Innovation”, Martynas Mazvydas National Library of Lithuania


*Fiona Bradley, Programme Manager, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), Netherlands [resident in London]

Stuart Hamilton, Senior Policy Advisor, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), Netherlands


D: *Tord Høivik. Associate Professor, Oslo University College ,
Box 4, St. Olavs plass, 0130 OSLO, Norway
Tel. +(47)(22)452600 (= Oslo University College)
Cell phone. +(47)97543721
Fax + (47)(22)452605
Email: tordhoivik(@)


Marcel Chiranov, Impact Assessment Specialist, IREX Romania


D: *Toni Feliu Oller, Head of Programming, Quality and Innovation, Diputació de Barcelona, Gerència de Serveis de Biblioteques,
Comte D’Urgell, 187 , 08036 BARCELONA, Spain
Email: feliuoa(@)


A: Britt Omstedt, University librarian [Universitetsbibliotekarie], Göteborgs Universitetsbibliotek, Ekonomiska Biblioteket
Box 670
405 30  GÖTEBORG
tel: 031 – 786 27 18


Florence  Muet.  Professor, Haute école de gestion de Genève. More
Campus Battelle – Bâtiment F,  Route de Drize 7, 1227 CAROUGE, SUISSE

Has expressed an interest in collaborating  with EBSI (School in Library Science of  University of Montreal), IFLA and UNESCO  on  library outcomes (info from Pierre Meunier). Research project: Indicateurs stratégiques pour les bibliothèques académiques

United Kingdom

Christine Rooney-Browne. PhD student at University of Strathclyde. Topic:  Overlooking the Real Issues: Evaluating the Social Value of Public Libraries

*Michael Heaney. Oxford University Library Services, Streatfield, Principal, Information Management Associates, United Kingdom – Independent Impact Planning and Assessment Consultant to the Global Libraries Initiative.



Marcela S. Fushimi, National University  of La Plata.

Contact person  concerning  the university libraries in Argentina.
Together with Romina De Lorenzo she created  a  committee to coordinate a program to redefine  the statistics  and to revise the data gathering process  for all university libraries in Argentina.

Romina de Lorenzo

Worked on the questionnaire  for Phase I.

Silvia Texidor, Head Librarian of the Centro de Estudios Poblacion (CENEP) Library in Buenos Aires,  More.

Texidor and de Lorenzo wrote the chapter. “Experiencia en la busqueda de datos estadisticos sobre bibliotecas de la Republica Argentina” in Library Statistics for the Twenty-First Century World


IFLA Regional Office Latin America and Caribbean, c/o Biblioteca Pública do Estado do Rio de Janeiro

Av. Presidente Vargas, 1261, 20071-004 Centro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
Tel. +(55)(21)33225330
Fax +(55)(21)33225733

Regional Manager: Ms Elizabet Maria Ramos de Carvalho


Clemencia Montalvo. CERLALC – Centro Regional para el Fomento del Libro en América Latin

CERLALC  collaborates with Commission of UNESCO in South America.  Mrs. Montalvo have many contacts with public libraries in Argentina, Chile, Columbia, Brazil and other countries of South America.


*Filiberto Felipe Martinez Arellano, Chair of the IFLA/LAC Section. Researcher, Center for Library Science Research, National Autonomous University of Mexico

Puerto Rico

Vigo Cepeda, Luisa. Directora Interina, Escuela Graduada de Ciencias y Tecnologias de la Información.
San Juan

Trinidad and Tobago

Simeon, Diane. Head of Research and Planning, National Library and Information System, Trinidad and Tobago

Simeon wrote the chapter “Trinidad and Tobago’s Response to UNESCO’s Survey on Global Statistics” in Library Statistics for the Twenty-First Century World



Claude Akpabie, Programme Specialist, UNESCO Institute for Statistics.

Akpabie wrote the chapter “The 2007 International Library Survey in Latin America and The Caribbean” in Library Statistics for the Twenty-First Century World

Cynthia Lisée
Student  from  EBSI involved in the project with UNESCO (Phase I)

Jean-Michel Salaün. Directeur de l’Ecole de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information de l’université de Montréal. More.
Bloc-notes de Jean-Michel Salaün

Pierre Meunier. Bibliothèque de Montréal, 801 rue Brennan, 5e étage, Montréal, QC H3C 0G4, Canada,

United States

*Adriana Gonzalez, Assistant Professor, Department  Info and Coll Svc – Humanities, Social Sci and Instructional Svc. Texas A & M University Libraries

Carlos A. Manjarrez, Associate Deputy Director for Research and Statistics, Institute of Museum and Library Services
Phone: 202-653-4671
Fax 202-653-4611

D: *C. Colleen Cook, Dean, Texas A & M University Libraries, 5000 Tamu, COLLEGE STATION, TX 77843 , United States
Tel. +(1)(979)8458111
Fax +(1)(979)8456238
E-mail: ccook(@)

Ray Lyons

Lib(rary) Performance Blog


  • D = has directed a course
  • A = has attended a course
  • * = participated in the planning workshop in the Hague, December 2009

Since the information above is meant as a working tool for a community of practice
–  a group of people who work together on a shared task –
I’ve ordered it by first names rather than family names.

Sue Henczel
Manager, Faculty Library Services
Deakin University Library
Waterfront Campus
GEELONG Victoria 3217
Tel. +(61)(3)52278246
Email: ocean101(@)

One Response to “Persons”

  1. Anne White Says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    On behalf of the Voice Of Child Empowerment Organization (V.O.C.E.O) we are delighted to invite you to the United State and Gambia for the Joint International Conference for the Protection of Human Rights, Fundamental Freedoms and child abuse, holding from 18th to 21st May 2014 in the United States and from 23th to 27th May in Gambia.

    This Conference will bring together practitioners, researchers and educators from around the world who are engaged in Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.

    Interested delegate should contact the Conference Secretary for more information: via Email:

    We look forward to welcoming you all.

    Best regard
    Anne White
    assistant field operations manager
    (V.O.C.E.O) 2014.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: