Sirje Virkus is a professor of information science and the head of the study area of Information Sciences at the School of Digital Technologies of Tallinn University. She is working at Tallinn University since 1985 and has been the Head of the Department of Information Studies (1999-2002 and 2005-2007) and Vice Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences (1999-2000) at Tallinn University. Since 2007 she has been engaged in the consortium of the international collaborative MA programme Digital Library Learning (DILL) and works as the coordinator of the programme at Tallinn University. She has been taking part more than 30 national and international projects, aiming at methodological research, e-learning, course development and networking. Her research interests are focused on the development of information-related competencies (information literacy, digital literacy, media literacy, data literacy), ICT innovation in education and internationalization. She has written more than 180 research publications. She belongs to the editorial board of several high quality scientific journals (e.g. Information Research, Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication, Nordic Journal of Information Literacy in Higher Education, Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries (QQML)) and conference programme committees. She has been a visiting professor in many countries, including Austria, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Aira Lepik is a lecturer at the School of Digital Technologies of Tallinn University. She is working at Tallinn University since she received PhD in Library and Information Science (1983) from Saint-Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts. She has been Head of the Department of Information Studies (1993-1996; 1997-1999) and Head of Graduate School of Social Sciences (2001-2008) at Tallinn University. Since 2007 she has been engaged in the consortium of the international collaborative MA programme Digital Library Learning (DILL). Her areas of research and teaching are the assessment of information services, the marketing of information in the digital environment, and the management of human resources in digital libraries. Aira Lepik has published more than ninety papers in various journals and conference proceedings both nationally and internationally, and has been a visiting professor and scholar in the Netherlands, Austria, Germany, Finland, Norway, Italy and Russia.