Dr. Dick Kawooya’s current research interests focus on the role of information (intellectual property) in fostering innovation. He looks specifically at the role and impact of intellectual property rights in the exchange of innovation between formal institutions—such as universities, research centers, libraries, and others—and informal businesses and sectors in Africa. Dr. Kawooya’s research interests fit the broad theme of access and flow of information. He has particular interest in the ethical and legal barriers to information access and flows, often with the library institution as the backdrop. Dr. Kawooya earned a B.L.I.S. from Makerere University, a M.L.I.S. from Valdosta State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.