Scientific Program Committee - Bonnie Carroll

Bonnie C. Carroll, Founder and Chief Knowledge Officer of Information International Associates, Inc. (IIa), supports government and industry in managing information as a strategic resource. She is Secretariat Director of CENDI, the federal scientific and technical information (STI) managers’ group of 12 Federal US STI programs.  She staffed two White House Interagency Working Groups in Biodiversity Informatics and Digital Data. For over three decades, she has participated in research and development projects including a major assessment of STI in the U.S. for the National Science Foundation; the development of a topography of STI systems for the Library of Congress; and the development of a system to provide input to the DOE's Energy Science and Technology Database.  She helped develop a National Information Strategy for the Kingdom of Jordan and has done special studies for the International Atomic Energy Agency, UNESCO and the World Bank.  Ms. Carroll has been active in gray literature research and management dating back to the early 1990s and was a co-recipient of the 2011international Grey Literature Award.  Ms. Carroll participated in the publishing of two major US reports dealing with scientific data:  Harnessing the Power of Digital Data for Science and Society and Harnessing the Power of Digital Data: Taking the Next Step. Scientific Data Management (SDM) for Government Agencies: Workshop to Improve SDM.

Before starting IIa, Ms. Carroll worked at DOE’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information as Director of Program Development and International Activities and Deputy and Acting Assistant Manager for Information Services. She worked with contract research companies, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Cornell University.  She served as President of the American Society for Information Science &Technology and as Chair of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Section on Information, Computing and Communications. Ms. Carroll is currently the US National Representative to International CODATA under the auspices of the International Committee for Science (ICSU) and is on the editorial board for the journal Information Services and Use.  She has an MS from Columbia University and a BA from Cornell University.