Ms. Teresa Hackett

Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), Dublin

Teresa Hackett is the Project Manager of eIFL-IP: Advocacy for Access to Knowledge, a programme to raise awareness in copyright issues for libraries in member countries and to represent their interests in international policy fora.

Teresa was the Director of the European library association (EBLIDA) from 2000-2003, provided technical support to the European Commission library research programme and was part of the team to establish electronic information centres at the British Council Germany.

Teresa has a special interest in legal issues in information work, especially in the electronic environment, and has worked as a consultant to a variety of European organisations. She is currently an Expert Resource Person on the Copyright and Other Legal Matters Committee of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA-CLM). Teresa is a chartered librarian and in 2004 completed a post-graduate diploma in legal studies at the Dublin Institute of Technology. Teresa is a native English speaker and speaks Irish, German and Dutch.