A leader and spokesperson for information literacy, Dr. Lau currently is a Professor at Universidad Veracruzana, the fourth largest public university in Mexico. With a Law Degree, Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa, Mexico; a Master´s Degree in Library Science, University of Denver, CO; and Ph.D. in Information Science, Sheffield University, England. The author of more than 200 papers and articles and 20 monographs, including the IFLA Information Literacy Guidelines (translated into 12 languages) and an InfoLit Marketing manual. As well as author/researcher of UNESCO Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Global Assessment Framework, among other UNESCO MIL publications. The recipient of numerous awards recognizing his professional contributions, such as Librarian of the Year by BRLA (USA), and FIL-Guadalalara Librarian of the Year; IFLA Medal; the John Cotton Dana award by the Special Libraries Association (USA); and the Global MIL Award by UNESCO / GAPMIL / UNAOC.