2023 Presenters

2023 Presenters

Preethi Fernando-Keynote Speaker

Preethi Fernando

Preethi Fernando is the author of twelve books and is a speaker. She serves as a consultant for companies, associations, and businesses. She enjoys hiking, meeting people, biking, and reading. Preethi has won the Stephen King Haven Foundation Award, which is given to one author each year. Preethi’s life motto is to rise every time you fall. Preethi says “It is not what happens to us, but what we do with what happens to us, that determines how our lives turn out in the end.”

Danielle Bromelia

Danielle Bromelia is the product manager for WorldCat.org. She has worn many hats at OCLC working in customer support, training, with WorldCat Discovery, and now as the product manager of WorldCat.org. At home she enjoys reading, playing board games with family, and walks through the local metroparks.

Christopher C. Brown

Christopher C. Brown, DU

Christopher C. Brown works at the University of Denver Main Library. As Reference Librarian and Coordinator for Government Documents he assists undergraduate and graduate students in academic research. Among his publications are Harnessing the Power of Google: What Every Researcher Should Know (Libraries Unlimited, 2017), and Librarian’s Guide to Online Searching: Cultivating Database Skills for Research and Instruction, 5th edition (with Suzanne S. Bell, Libraries Unlimited, 2018).

Peter Collins

Peter Collins, OCLC

Peter Collins is Director of Resource Sharing at OCLC and the current Chair of the IFLA Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Standing Committee, which is focused on international ILL solutions. Peter has a long history in resource sharing as well as platform development and support for unmediated borrowing services at Ivy Plus libraries and PALCI. Previously, he also was the Director of Public Services at the University of Pennsylvania and held a number of access services and public services positions in academic libraries.

Alena Miller

Alena Miller, OCLC

Alena Miller is a product manager on OCLC’s Resource Sharing team who enjoys working with library staff and patrons to understand obstacles, analyze potential solutions, and implement improvements to the overall user experience. She enjoys spending time outdoors and traveling for both fun and education.