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Information Resources Management Association
Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

Carolynn Rankin

Carolynn Rankin is currently a Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Arts, Environment, and Technology at Leeds Metropolitan University. Carolynn worked as an information management specialist for 20 years before moving into professional education in 2000. At Leeds Metropolitan University, she was Postgraduate Course Leader in the School of Information Management and in the School of Applied Global Ethics. Carolynn has interdisciplinary research interests, exploring the connections between civil society, social justice, and access to literacy and learning via libraries. Her current research projects include a longitudinal evaluation of the development of the Sister Libraries programme for the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA). Carolynn’s professional activities include the role of External Examiner for the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) Professional Registration Board, and Assessor for CILIP Accreditation for Learning Providers. She is a member of the IFLA Standing Committee Library Theory and Research Section. Carolynn has co-authored and edited many publications. Her book titles include Library Services from Birth to Five: Delivering the Best Start and Library Services for Children and Young People: Challenges and Opportunities in the Digital Age, both published by Facet; Professionalism in the Interdisciplinary Early Years Team published by Continuum; and Communication, Language, and Literacy from Birth to Five published by Sage.
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