John D’Amicantonio, Information Resource Officer for Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia, has served in U.S. embassies in Baghdad, Abu Dhabi and Brasilia. Before joining the State Department in 2004 John was an academic librarian at California State University, Long Beach for 16 years. Prior to obtaining his M.S.L.S. in 1988 John was a social studies teacher in New York State. He also holds a master’s degree in reading from the State University of New York, New Paltz. John has written several articles on librarianship and is an invited speaker on topics related to information science and the digital divide.