Juan Daniel Machin Mastromatteo
Born on November 11 in Caracas, Venezuela.
Information Science; Reference Service; Information literacy; Information and Communication Technologies; Online Resources; Knowledge Management; Educative Technologies; Social Networks; Artistic and Literary Creation.
PhD in Information Science (2010-current). Institute of Information Studies, Tallinn University, Estonia.
International Master degree in Digital Library Learning by Oslo University College (Norway), Tallinn University (Estonia), and Parma University (Italy) (2008-2010). Master Thesis: “Exploring Users’ Information Behavior in Social Networks.”
Bachelor degree in Librarianship by the School of Librarianship and Archives, Faculty of Humanities and Education, Central University of Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela (2000-2006) Thesis: “Implementation of an electronic reference service in the Pedro Grases Library of the Metropolitan University” (in Spanish).
Studied High school in the field of science in Emil Friedman School. (1995-2000) Thesis: Database for the Theses of the School.
2010. Special award: Received the 2nd place award in Social Sciences Master Theses category at the Students Scientific Research Contest. Granted by Tallinn University for the academic year 2009/2010
2005. Received the merit prize for students in the category of cultural activities. Granted by the Central University of Venezuela, for the work of foundation and coordination of a literary group of university extension “Canibalizacion Aleatoria”, and the edition of 5 numbers of the literary magazine “Canibalizate”
01/09/2010 – 31/06/2011. Tallinn University, Institute of Information Studies. Project Assistant / Assistant Editor. Activities: Providing support in running European and local projects. / Supporting the Editor and Editorial Board of the academic journal InfoForum ISSN: 1406-9848. Maintain communications with institutions, authors and reviewers regarding the workflow and public relations of the journal. Redesign of the journal’s website and administration of social media sites. Design of new numbers.
16/11/2009 – 04/12/2009 European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Library. Internship period as part of the Master in Digital Library Learning (DILL). Activities: Writing of reports about the feasibility of changes in the library catalog. Writing of manuals for library staff and library users for the use of the e-book platform. Training of invited staff.
27/03/2006 – 15/07/2008 Pedro Grases Library, Metropolitan University of Caracas, Venezuela. Reference Librarian and Instructor. Activities: Person in charge of the reference service. Formation, training and advising of users and investigators in the use of information resources and making of multimedia resources. Quality control in services, resources, products and publications of the Library. Supervision and training of auxiliary and assistant staff. Elaboration of manuals, procedures, flow charts, reports and documentation relative to projects, resources, products and services.
15/01/2006 – 15/05/2006 Arturo Uslar Pietri Latin-American Studies Center, Metropolitan University, Caracas, Venezuela. Hired to do cataloguing, classification, indexation and database transcription of the Arturo Uslar Pietri collection.
15/03/2004 – 15/03/2006. Juan Francisco Lupini Library, Geohidra Consulting, Caracas, Venezuela. Library Assistant. Activities: Cataloguing, classification, indexation, and database entry of bibliographic and archive materials, documental provision and informational support for the company’s projects. Design of a database for the description of digital geographic material.
15/09/2002 – 15/07/2003 Urban Transport Foundation Fund. Archivist.
15/11/2001 – 15/10/2002. Library Miguel Acosta Saignes, Faculty of Humanities and Education, Central University of Venezuela. Library intern.
01/04/2001 – 30/05/2001. Banco de Venezuela Library, Caracas. Quality control of the Library’s Databases.
01/02/2001 – 30/04/2001. Muelles de Alejandría, Caracas. Database transcriber for the project of digitization of government gazettes for the Central Bank of Venezuela.
01/07/1999 – 15/11/1999. Faculty of Humanities and Education, Central University of Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela. Database transcriber.
01/06/1996 – 30/09/1996. Quinta Anauco Library, Caracas. Database transcriber for bibliographic databases on Microisis.
2011. 3rd International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries (QQML 2011). Athens, Greece. 25/05/2011: “Studying the Influence (or Mutual Shaping) of Social Networks in a Learning Experience: A Pilot Study.”
2011. InfoForum No. 8, Digital Journal of Tallinn University’s Institute of Information Studies. ISSN: 1406-9848. “Advantages and Disadvantages of Implementing LibraryThing for Libraries: a Literature Review.”
2010. 2nd International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries (QQML 2010). Chania, Greece. “Exploring Users’ Information Behavior in Social Networks.”
2009. IX Congress of the International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO), Spanish Chapter. Valencia, Spain, 11.03.2009. “Program for the Development of Information Use Competencies in the Pedro Grases Library: present and future” (in Spanish).
2008. VI Congress of Intellectual Creation in the Metropolitan University Caracas, Venezuela, 06.05.2008: “The Information Literacy Program of the Pedro Grases Library, Metropolitan University” (in Spanish).
2008. IX Iberoamerican Congress of Educational Informatics. Caracas, Venezuela, 06-03.2008: “Animated Tutorials and Podcasts, Web 2.0 resources for Information Literacy” (in Spanish).
2007. 2nd International Conference on Digital Libraries and Distance Education. Valencia, Venezuela, 01.11.2007: “Approximation to the Information Literacy Program of the Pedro Grases Library, Metropolitan University.” (in Spanish).
2006. IV Congress of Investigation on Librarianship, Archives and Information Science. Faculty of Humanities and Education, Central University of Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela, 24.10.2006: “Implementation of an electronic reference service in the Pedro Grases Library of the Metropolitan University of Caracas.” (in Spanish).
2006. Faculty of Humanities and Education (Auditorium), Central University of Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela, February 2006: Auditorium of the Faculty. Coordination and presentation of a poetry recital.
2006. School of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities and Education, Central University of Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela, March: Poetry recital.
2005. Days of the University Extension Activities in Humanities of 2005, Faculty of Humanities and Education, Central University of Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela, May 2005: “The legend of the slept cannibal”: history and tendencies of the “Canibalizacion Aleatoria” group. Poetry recital by the Group
2005 Month of the Book and Language of 2005, Faculty of Humanities and Education, Central University of Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela, April 2005: “The legend of the slept cannibal”: history and tendencies of the “Canibalizacion Aleatoria” group. Poetry recital by the Group.
2004. V National Congress of Investigation on Humanities and Education, Faculty of Humanities and Education, Central University of Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela, 02.12.2004: “Electronic Reference Service Via Chat.” (in Spanish).
2004. “A Cannibalization Afternoon” (poetry recital) Auditorium of the Faculty of Humanities and Education, Central University of Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela, July 2004: “Coordination and presentation of the event.”
2003. VII Congress of Humanistic Investigation, Faculty of Humanities and Education, Central University of Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela, November 2003: “Librarianship in Japan: a comparative approach” (in Spanish).
2006. Literary Magazine “Remolinos”, Year II, Number 17. http://es.geocities.com/revista_remolinos/index_p3.htm (publication of three poems).
2006. “Switch off” (short story). http://www.cervantesvirtual.com/escaparate/switchoff.jsp
2005-2006. Literary Texts in Predicado.com. http://www.predicado.com/pagina.php?usuario=judamasmas
2005. Editor and author in the 5 numbers of the literary magazine “Canibalizate”
2002. Primavera Eterna (Eternal Spring). Madrid: Center for Poetic Studies (coauthor, with a contribution of a poem).
1999. Donde se mece la palabra (Where the word is rocked). Caracas: Emil Friedman School (coauthor, with a contribution of several poems).
Social Skills and Competences
Abilities in interpersonal relations; valuation and recognition of diversity and different cultures; capacity to work in multi and interdisciplinary teams; ethical commitment. Excellent capacity to present and to deliver speeches in front of an audience.
Organizational Skills and Competences
Capacity to organize and to plan; capacity of observation, understanding and analysis; capacity to identify and to solve problems; capacity to generate new ideas. Capacity to write reports and justify organizational needs.
Computer Skills and Competences
Excellent handling of Windows and Mac OS operating systems; Microsoft Office and Open Office; web browsers; library management systems; and academic journals databases. Intermediate Handling of Adobe Premiere, Final Cut and Adobe Captivate.
Very good web publishing skills, use of social media for organizations and use of different tools to build tutorials and presentations.
Artistic Skills and Competences
Intermediate ability in graphical design, and in digital edition of audio and video; special inclination to write Literature (poetry and prose).