Head of Library
Kyle Strand is a Senior Knowledge Management Specialist and Head of the Felipe Herrera Library in the Knowledge, Innovation and Communication Sector of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). For more than a decade, his work has focused on initiatives to improve access to knowledge both at the Bank and in the Latin American and Caribbean region. Kyle designed the first open repository of knowledge products at the IDB and spearheaded the idea of software as a knowledge product to be reused and adapted for development purposes, which led the IDB to become the first multilateral to formally recognize it as such. Currently, Kyle coordinates library services within the organization, supports the open knowledge product lifecycle including publications and open data, and promotes the use of artificial intelligence and natural language processing as a cornerstone of knowledge management in the digital age. Kyle is also executive editor of Abierto al Público, a blog in Spanish that promotes the opening and reuse of knowledge. He has a B.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.A. from the George Washington University.
|Ranieli Piccinini Machado Shinohara
Ranieli Piccinini is a Senior Librarian of the Felipe Herrera Library in the Knowledge, Innovation and Communication Sector (KIC). She joint the IDB in 2018 working with Publications, Reference Services, and contributing with the Taxonomy and technology projects. She has previously worked with Knowledge Management at the World Bank and was Chief librarian in Brazil, working with Art and Education Librarianship. She won two awards from the Getty Foundation and the ARLIS/NA (Art Library Society of North America), published an article in the Art Libraries Journal and was Vice President of REDARTE, the Art Library Society of Rio de Janeiro. Prior, she also worked as a Digital Archive Librarian Taxonomist at Rede Globo, the largest TV broadcast media company in Brazil.
Ranieli is a Brazilian citizen, holds a bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science from the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, a Knowledge Management Practitioner Certification from KMI and an MBA in Administration from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation, FGV-RJ. Currently she is interested in Repository Management, Library Policies, Process and Procedures and Taxonomy.
|Diana Silva Gaitán
Reference Services Coordinator
Diana has worked in public and specialized libraries, mainly in process related with knowledge management, information services, library extension, local management, user training, information literacy, curation of contents, bibliographic software and digital collection management tools. With experience in the mobilization of human talent, resources and technology. Diana was Library’s leader from the most important agricultural research center in Colombia– Agrosavia, and she holds a Bachelor’s degree on information sciences and documentation from the Universidad de la Salle. She coordinates the reference services and support ORP, SPD and VPC portfolios to publish their documents and supply them information products.
Ivette is a member of the library’s reference team. She is the Embedded Librarian for departments involved in Climate Change related topics, such as the Infrastructure & Environment Sector (INE) and the Climate Change and Sustainable Development Sector (CSD). Her areas of work include environment, energy, water, agriculture, food security, urban transport and waste management. She was the head of a newspaper documentation center before joining the country office in the Dominican Republic. After working for two years in the country office, she joined Secretariat as a Records Assistant, where she worked for two years before joining the library. Ivette, from the Dominican Republic, has a Bachelor degree in Latin American Studies from George Mason University and holds a Masters in Library and Information Science from Drexel University.
|Javiera Verdugo Oyarzún
Research and Reference Librarian
Licensed Librarian from the Universidad de Playa Ancha (Valparaíso, Chile). He has worked in Chilean public libraries in the areas of references, customer service, digital content, book and reading promotion, project generation, user training, and acquisitions. Academic of the Universidad de Playa Ancha, in the Department of Gender, Politics and Culture; in the subjects of Uses and Databases and Informational Skills, for careers at the Faculty of Social Sciences. She currently works as a research and reference librarian at the FHL and is studying postgraduate studies in the Master's Degree in Library and Information at the Universidad de Playa Ancha.
|Jorge Portocarrero Fernández
IDB Invest Information Officer
Jorge holds an MBA from the University of Warwick, and more than 07 years of national and international experience, performing budgeting and administration duties for international organizations and industrial companies such as the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), International Potato Center (CIP), Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), Consulate of Peru in Washington DC, Camposol SA, and Goodyear Peru. Proactive, committed, results and team-oriented, high adaptation capacity, and strong leadership skills. Advanced MS Office and SAP. Native in Spanish, Proficient in English and Intermediate level in Portuguese.
Cataloging & Metadata Librarian
She has a degree in Library and Information Sciences from the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM). He worked in the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Peru Representation, in information management, as well as in the Social Sciences Library of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP), Library of the Postgraduate Unit of the Universidad San Ignatius of Loyola (USIL); among other institutions. She has a diploma in Bibliometrics from the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University of Bogotá (Colombia) and in Culture and Science Management from the Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University (UPCH).
Carol is responsible for ordering, receiving and processing a wide variety of print and electronic material, including databases and serials for headquarters and country offices. She works and negotiates with library vendors and other content providers. She is also responsible for resolving accounting, budgetary and billing issues. She joined the Country Office in Jamaica in 1993 as a Records Assistant with responsibilities for the Library. She joined the Felipe Herrera Library in 1996. Prior to working at the Bank, she was a High School teacher and also worked as a Reference Assistant at the University of the West Indies, School of Education Documentation Center. Carol is Jamaican and holds a BA in Library Science from the University of the West Indies, as well as, a Diploma in Teaching English and Library Science from Mico University College. She has a Masters of Science in Library Science from Catholic University.
Project Manager Consultant
Curtis is in charge of the project management and continued development of the Findit platform on behalf of the Felipe Herrera Library. Curtis has a background in information technology management and has worked as a project manager on multiple types of data projects from database management to web platform development, and machine learning. Curtis also has experience working on the deployment of a knowledge management framework in an organization. Curtis has worked in both the public and private sectors, as well as having international organization experience at the United Nations prior to joining the IDB. Curtis has an undergraduate degree from the University of the West Indies and a master's degree from the City, University of London, both in Computer Science.
Editor of the blog Abierto al Público
Ana Ramírez is the editor of the open knowledge blog "Abierto al Público" of the Inter-American Development Bank. Her experience includes working for other multilateral organizations in Mexico, Panama, and the US, as well as international news corporations and local newspapers in the UK and the US. Her work at the IDB focuses on open knowledge issues and she has a special interest in artificial intelligence and open data initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean. Ana is a sociologist from the University of Sussex and has a postgraduate degree in Epidemiology from University College London in the UK, and in Journalism from The New School in New York.
Data and Information Consultant
Brandon Mora is a data and information consultant in the Knowledge, Innovation and Communication Sector of the Inter-American Development Bank. He has worked as a research and data consultant at the World Bank's Impact Evaluation department, and as a data analyst in the strategic planning office of the Ministry of Education in Peru. He is an economist with a degree from Universidad Andina del Cusco and has a MicroMaster in Data, Economics and Development Policy from MIT.
|Marycielo Pariona Bernaola
Web Developer Consultant
Marycielo is a web developer consultant in the Knowledge, Innovation, and Communication Sector of the Inter-American Development Bank. She has worked as a lead project coordinator and quality assurance for US and Peruvian companies and has successfully led and quality assured more than 25 web development projects for clients such as Microsoft, Ford, Coinstar, LightBox, among others. Marycielo is a web developer graduated from Laboratoria, she has a degree in Food Science and Technology from the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos and a specialization in Quality Management from the Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina.
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