Dr. Ian Ruthven is Professor of Information Seeking and Retrieval in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Scotland where he leads the Information Science research group. His research focusses on the human experience of interacting with information, especially on how people seek information. He has conducted this research in various contexts including health, migration, and cultural heritage with particular emphasis on under-served and marginalized communities. His latest research focuses on how people respond informationally to major life transitions in order to gain a sense of coherence, purpose, and value in their lives. For six years, Dr. Ruthven was Head of Strathclyde’s ischool. He has served on several ASIS&T committees and juries, including the Nominations Committee, Research in Information Science Award, and Best JASIST Paper Award. He is the Conference Chair for the ASIS&T Annual Meeting 2023 and is an inaugural Fellow of ASIS&T European Chapter’s Community of Information Fellows. He chairs the Scottish Library and Information Council, the independent advisory body to the Scottish Government on library and information related matters.