A frequent speaker on issues relating to open access, library modernization and institutional transformation, Haricombe serves on numerous boards and committees including Vice President/President Elect of the Board of Directors for the Association of Research Libraries (2019-2020), the International Federation of Library Association’s (IFLA) Committee on Academic and Research Libraries, the Visiting Committee for the Harvard Library, Notre Dame University’s Hesburgh Library Advisory Council, and SPARC Africa, a global affiliate of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC). She has held positions in the past as president of Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA) and as chair of the Steering Committee for SPARC.
Omo Oaiya is Chief Strategy Officer of the West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN). With the other sister regional networks, he is currently assisting with the development of high-capacity internet networks for research and education across Africa. Prior to this, he has been project manager, network manager and system developer in different IT sectors offering consultancy with a focus on developing academic networks in the last decade.
Omo has a Pharmacy degree from the University of Benin, Nigeria and maintains his interest in health as volunteer team lead for the IT development group in the Peoples Open Access Initiative (Peoples-uni), a UK based initiative providing postgraduate public health education via Internet based e-learning.
Lena Nyahodza and Jill Claassen (servicing officers)