Dr James Herring lives in Dunbar, Scotland. He is now retired and taught in universities in Scotland and Australia for 34 years. He is the author of 11 books on information literacy, ICT in schools and school libraries. He is an internationally recognised researcher in information literacy in schools and presented papers at conferences in the UK, Australia, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa and Greece. Since retiring, James has taken up cycling more seriously and aims to cycle between 75 and 100 miles a week. He is a keen gardener (including building stone walls) and photographer. He is also a keen traveller. James' latest project is a history of his home town, Dunbar, in 1950 and the research project will eventually develop a grounded theory of shops and shopping in Dunbar High Street in the early 1950s. James is a long suffering (i.e through thin and thin) supporter of Hibernian Football Club.