Ian Clark is a subject librarian at the University of East London. He has a specific interest in the digital divide and associated issues, particularly in terms of libraries and librarianship, as well as general information politics including freedom of information and data protection. He holds a degree in English Literature and History and a postgraduate qualification in Information and Library Studies.
Ian has a particular interest in public engagement on professional issues, and has written articles for The Guardian, the Open Rights Group, Library Journal and InfoToday EU. He is also a co-founder of a number of professional related organisations including Voices for the Library, Informed and the Radical Librarians Collective.
Ian's current area of interest is in surveillance and encryption in relation to the digital divide and the extent to which the library and information profession can support individuals and bridge this aspect of the digital divide.