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Greetings from the new board!

Hi all,

since October 15, we have a new ESC board – and it is larger than ever! Some of the members may be familiar to you while others are not. Time for a presentation of the new board members!

Christine Meschede, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf

Christine fills the newletter editor position in the chapter.Christine

“I’m Christine, a Bachelor student of Information Science and Language Technology at Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf (Germany).
I am currently working as a research assistant at our department of Information Science. My research interests are mainly informational world cities and knowledge representation.
As the new newsletter editor I like to contribute to the ESC community and keep everyone informed about interesting events activities of other members.”


Elena Corradini, University of Zadar

Elena is the new ESC project manager.

“After a one-year experience as an assistant librarian in a research library, since 1997 I have been a public librarian. In 2004 I was awarded a MA/MSc in Information Studies from the University of Northumbria (Newcastle, UK) and the University of Parma (Italy). ElenaSince then, I have been busy with research issues regarding youth’s information seeking and using, and now I am focusing particularly on the selection of web information sources. I feel that this is an issue also for adults, not only for youth, and often also for students of any level (PhD students included!). For this reason, my wish for 2015 is clearly to advance rapidly to the end of my student’s career, but also to help maintain a network of contacts to support mentoring, as it was envisaged by former ESC members.”

Sarah Hartmann, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf

Sarah is as social media manager responsible for our Facebook activities.Sarah

“Hello everybody, I am Sarah, a Master Student at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf in Germany. My research interests are in social media and e-government and I give courses in information retrieval, information indexing and career planning as information scientist.
As the social media manager of the ESC I hope I can inform you fast as can about the latest news and I would like to meet more students from the library and information science field to exchange about our research.”



EhsanEhsan Mohammadi, Wolverhampton University

Ehsan is the new Webinar coordinator.

Ehsan recently completed his Ph.D in information science at the Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group at the University of Wolverhampton. His current research focuses on validating alt(ernative) metrics for research evaluation. His studies have been published in prestigious international peer-reviewed journals and conferences of information science (see He also holds a Master’s degree in library and information science. Previously, Ehsan served more than five years as an information specialist in different roles including, educational manager, online information manager, reference librarian, and webmaster.
Personal webpage:

Last but not least: all former board members of 2013/14 are still active in the new board!

Evelyn Dröge, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, replaces Agnes as ESC chair. Agnes Mainka, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, is now ESC vice chair. Tamara Heck, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, remains secretary and treasurer. Tomislav Jakopec, J.J. Strossmayer University Osijek, remains webmaster. See the presentations of those four here.

We have lots of plans for 2014/15 and are looking forward for a great new period of the European Student Chapter!

Stay tuned!

Your ESC board 2014/15