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Convener and Speaker Bios for Spring 2013 Membership Meeting

Wednesday, May 3

Reflections on Strategic Thinking: Conversation with Ann Pendleton-Jullian

Speakers

Ann Pendleton-Jullian is an architect, writer, and educator whose work explores the interchange between culture, environment, and technology. From a first short career in astrophysics, Pendleton-Jullian has come to see the world through a lens of complexity framed by principles from ecology theory. This, in tandem with a belief that design has the power to take on the complex challenges associated with an emergent highly networked global culture, has led her to work on architecture projects that range in scale and scope from things to systems of action—from a house for the astronomer Carl Sagan, to a seven village ecosystem for craft-based tourism in Guizhou province, China—and in domains outside of architecture including patient-centered health, new innovation models for K-12 and higher ed, and human and economic development in marginalized populations.

Pendleton-Jullian is currently distinguished visiting professor at Georgetown University, and professor at The Ohio State University, where she served as director of the School of Architecture. Prior to Ohio State, she was a tenured professor at MIT. She is also a core member of a cross-disciplinary network of global leaders established by the Secretary of Defense to examine questions of emerging interest. As a writer, she has most recently finished a manuscript Design Unbound, with co-author John Seely Brown, that presents a new tool set for designing within complex systems and on complex problems endemic to the 21st century.

Elliott Shore has served as executive director of ARL since January 1, 2013. From 1997 to 2012, Shore served as the Constance A. Jones Director of Libraries and Professor of History at Bryn Mawr College. In 2002, he was appointed CIO of the college. Before arriving at Bryn Mawr, Shore was director of the Historical Studies-Social Science Library at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton, New Jersey, from 1985 to 1997. In 1974, Shore began his career in libraries at Temple University as curator of the Contemporary Culture Collection and in 1982, was appointed history bibliographer, reference librarian, and assistant to the director, a position he held through 1984. Shore has been a leader in the CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship in Academic Libraries program since its inception in 2003 and a CLIR Senior Presidential Fellow since 2008. He served as a co-dean of the Frye Leadership Institute in 2012.


Thursday, May 2

APTrust: What, Why, When, and How?

Convener

Patricia A. Steele, Dean of Libraries, University of Maryland, provides strategic direction and leadership to an organization committed to addressing the changing needs of the academic community. Since becoming Dean in September 2009, Steele has focused on increasing services and experiences for students, most visibly in the creation of the Terrapin Learning Commons, a technology-rich space to support student learning and collaboration in McKeldin Library. A comprehensive study of McKeldin Library, informed by ethnographic research and observations of how students use the building, began in Fall 2011. Prior to her appointment as Dean, Steele was Ruth Lilly University Dean of Libraries at Indiana University, where she served for more than 30 years in numerous leadership roles. At Indiana, Steele served as president of the Indiana Library Federation and officer in the Digital Library Federation.

Steele serves on the executive board of Kuali OLE, a nationwide project funded in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to create community-sourced software for library transactions, and on the newly formed board of governors of the HathiTrust Digital Library. At the university, Steele is a member of the Council of Deans and on the executive board of USMAI.

Speakers

Sarah C. Michalak is the university librarian and associate provost of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Michalak came to the University of North Carolina from the University of Utah, where she served as director of the J. Willard Marriott Library for nine years. She has also worked at the University of California, Riverside and the University of Washington. Michalak served two terms on the ARL Board of Directors and as chair of the ARL Influencing Public Policies Steering Committee. She is the chair of the Board of Directors of CRL. Two of her favorite projects were serving as the librarian lead on construction of the Allen Library at the University of Washington and hosting the North Carolina Literary Festival.

James G. Neal iis the vice president for Information Services and university Librarian at Columbia University, providing leadership for university academic computing and a system of 22 libraries. Previously, he served as the dean of University Libraries at Indiana University and Johns Hopkins University, and held administrative positions in the libraries at Pennsylvania State, Notre Dame, and the City University of New York.

Neal is a member of the OCLC Board of Trustees. He is the elected treasurer of ALA, also serving on the ALA Council and Executive Board. He has served on the Board and as president of ARL, on the Board and as chair of RLG, on the Board and as chair of NISO, and on the Board of the Freedom to Read Foundation. Neal has served on the Scholarly Communication committees of ARL and ACRL, as chair of the Steering Committee of SPARC, and is on the Board of the Columbia University Press.

Martha Sites is the deputy university librarian, University of Virginia, where she is responsible for the day-to-day operation of 12 libraries and an off-site high-density shelving facility. Prior to her move to the library in 1996 to serve as associate university librarian for information technology, she was director of user support in University of Virginia’s central information technology organization. Sites has played a significant role in shaping the University of Virginia’s “library of tomorrow” which blends digital and traditional library activities and programs to provide scholars with innovative collections, tools, spaces, and services. Her passion is enabling the use of technology in research, teaching, and learning. She has served on numerous University and national councils and task forces. Her current professional interests include digital preservation; data curation; next-generation organization and service models in libraries; and development of library leaders. She is executive lead for Academic Preservation Trust.

Suzanne E. Thorin has been the dean of libraries and university librarian at Syracuse University since 2005. Between 1996 and 2005, Thorin was the Ruth Lilly University Dean of Libraries and Associate Vice President for Digital Libraries at Indiana University. Her previous experience includes 16 years at the Library of Congress, where she served in numerous capacities including chief of staff to the Librarian of Congress. She holds a bachelor's degree in music from North Park College (now University) in Chicago and master's degrees in music history and literature and in library science from the University of Michigan. Thorin formerly served on the ARL Board of Directors and now is a member of the Transforming Special Collections in the Digital Age Working Group. She is a member of the NERL Executive Committee. In 2012, she was appointed by President Obama to the IMLS Board.

Diane Parr Walker is the Edward H. Arnold University Librarian at the University of Notre Dame. Prior to this appointment, Walker served the University of Virginia Library for 26 years as music librarian, coordinator for humanities and social sciences branch libraries, associate university librarian for user services, and deputy university librarian. Walker earned master’s degrees in musicology from the University of Iowa and in library and information science from the University of Illinois. She earned her bachelor’s degree in music literature at MacMurray College in Jacksonville, IL. She began her library career in the music library at the University of Illinois and as music cataloger and reference librarian at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Walker is a past president of the Music Library Association and has served as a member-at-large on the Board of Directors and as treasurer of that association.


Advancing Research and Teaching in Digital Humanities

Convener

Ingrid Parent was appointed university librarian at The University of British Columbia in 2009 after holding increasingly senior positions at Library and Archives Canada, culminating in her role as assistant deputy minister. Parent has been actively involved in the governance of IFLA for the past 14 years and is currently serving as the organization’s president for a two-year term beginning August 2011. Within IFLA, Parent has been a strong proponent of equitable access to information and promoting the diversity of voices in the world of information. Over her career, Parent has been involved with several international information associations including UNESCO, the International Publishers Association, the ISSN International Network, WIPO, and ARL. Parent won the CARL award for Distinguished Service to Research Librarianship in 2009, and in 2011 was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Ottawa.

Speakers

Katherine Rowe is the chair and professor of English at Bryn Mawr College, where she teaches and writes about literature and media change. Trained as a scholar of Renaissance drama, she turned her attention to questions of media history and adaptation. Her courses explore the history of reading, writing, and performance from the Renaissance to the digital age. Rowe has received grants from the NEH, the Mellon Foundation, and the Pennsylvania Department of Education that support her work in the digital humanities. She is associate editor of The Cambridge World Shakespeare Online, cofounder of Luminary digital press, and a principle investigator for the Folger Shakespeare Library’s F21 Project. She has served on the editorial board of Shakespeare Quarterly, the Association of Departments of English Executive Committee, and has contributed to several Modern Language Association initiatives including the MLA Ad Hoc Committee on the Structure of the Annual Convention. She has longstanding interests in faculty development, undergraduate research, and curricular innovation.

Donald J. Waters is the program officer for scholarly communications and information technology at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Before joining the Foundation, he served as the first director of the Digital Library Federation from 1997 to 1999, as associate university librarian at Yale University from 1993 to 1997, and in a variety of other positions at the Computer Center, the School of Management, and the University Library at Yale. Waters graduated with a bachelor's degree in American Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1973. In 1982, he received his PhD in Anthropology from Yale University. Waters conducted his dissertation research on the political economy of artisanry in Guyana, South America. He has edited a collection of African-American folklore from the Hampton Institute in a volume entitled Strange Ways and Sweet Dreams. In 1995 and 1996, he co-chaired the Task Force of the Commission on Preservation and Access and the Research Libraries Group on Archiving of Digital Information, and was the editor and a principal author of the Task Force Report. From 2001 to 2008, Waters served on the Library of Congress National Digital Strategy Board, and in from 2005 to 2008, served on the Library of Congress Section 108 Study Group. He has served on the Steering Committee of CNI since 1999, and is a fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He is the author of numerous articles and presentations on libraries, digital libraries, digital preservation, and scholarly communications.


Custodian, Authenticator, Watchdog or Critic? The Role of the Library in the Next 25 Years

Convener

Deborah Jakubs is the Rita DiGiallonardo Holloway University Librarian and Vice Provost for Library Affairs at Duke University. Prior to her appointment in 2005, she served as director of collections services, founding head of the International and Area Studies Department, and librarian for Latin America and Iberia at Duke. As visiting program officer at ARL, she launched the Global Resources Program, a joint initiative of ARL and the Association of American Universities (AAU), and directed it from 1996 until 2002. Jakubs holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, an MLIS from the University of California Berkeley, and an MA and PhD in Latin American History from Stanford University. She is an adjunct associate professor of history at Duke.

Jakubs co-chairs the board of Kuali OLE and is a member of the SPARC steering committee. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors of ARL and as president of ASERL, and has published on library management, international education, and Latin American studies. Her scholarship has focused on the social history of Latin America, immigration to Argentina, the history of tango, and memory and identity.

Speaker

James Boyle is the William Neal Reynolds Professor of Law, and co-founder of the Center for the Study of the Public Domain at Duke Law School, where he joined the faculty in July 2000. He has also taught at American University, Yale, Harvard, and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is the author of The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind, Shamans, Software and Spleens: Law and Construction of the Information Society and The Shakespeare Chronicles, a novel about the search for the true author of Shakespeare's works. He is the co-author of Bound By Law, (Duke U.P. 2008) an educational comic book on fair use, and is the editor of Critical Legal Studies (Dartmouth/NYU Press 1994), Collected Papers on the Public Domain (Duke: L&CP 2003), and the co-editor of Cultural Environmentalism @ 10 (with Larry Lessig). In 2003, Boyle won the World Technology Award for Law for his work on the "intellectual ecology" of the public domain, and on the new "enclosure movement" that threatens it.

Boyle's shorter pieces include Missing the Point on Microsoft, a speech to the Federalist Society called Conservatives and Intellectual Property, and numerous newspaper articles on law, technology and culture. Boyle currently writes as an online columnist for the Financial Times' New Economy Policy Forum and teaches Intellectual Property, the Constitution in Cyberspace, Law and Literature, Jurisprudence and Torts. He was one of the original board members of Creative Commons, serving as a board member from 2002 until 2009, the last year as chairman of the Board. He was also a co-founder of Science Commons, and of ccLearn, which works to promote the development of open educational resources. Professor Boyle is a member of the academic advisory board of Public Knowledge. In 2006, he received the Duke Bar Association Distinguished Teaching Award.


Friday, May 3

Lightning Rounds

Convener

Robert J. Fox has been the dean of university libraries at the University of Louisville since February 2011. Prior to that, he was associate dean for the Georgia Tech Libraries from 2005–2011. He serves as chair of the ARL Statistics and Assessment Committee and is a 2010 graduate of the ARL RLLF program. Fox’s publications and presentations have been in his research interests of library facilities, assessment, and user engagement. He holds a BBA and MBA in finance from the University of Georgia and an MSLS from Clark Atlanta University.

Position Description Bank

Speakers

Tiffany Allen is the director of library human resources at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Library. Allen’s prior library experience includes working in a large academic library catalog department, a subject-based branch library in a University system, a small non-profit resource center, and a library in a large for-profit pharmaceutical company. She holds a BA and the MLS, both from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has published articles in LISCareer.com, Info Career Trends Newsletter, and C&RL News, as well as a chapter in Priscilla Shontz’s The Librarian’s Career Guidebook. Additionally, she has spoken to a number of student groups including the UNC chapters of SCALA and SCOSAA, and works one-on-one with students on cover letters, resumes and preparing for academic interviews. She also volunteers as a resume reviewer for NMRT’s Resume Review Service. Allen has been writing and sharing advice as co-author of “Career Q&A with the Library Career People” since 2003.

Judy Ruttenberg is the program director for the Transforming Research Libraries Strategic Direction. Her responsibilities also include the E-Research Working Group and the Transforming Special Collections in the Digital Age Working Group. Prior to joining ARL in 2011, Judy was a program officer at the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) where she coordinated the work of TRLN's collections groups, focusing on issues such as collections analysis, shared collections, and large-scale digitization. She has also held library appointments at the University of California Irvine, California State University at Fullerton, and the National Criminal Justice Reference Service. Judy holds an MLS from the University of Maryland College Park, an MA in history from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a BA from the University of Michigan.


Parents, Alumni and Libraries: What Customers Really Believe About the Library

Speaker

Lorraine Haricombe

is dean of the University of Kansas Libraries, which serves 25,000 students and 1,300 faculty. One of the founding members of the Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions, Haricombe is also the Provost's designate for open access implementation at KU.

Haricombe is a Past Chair of the Greater Western Library Alliance Board of Directors, a current member of the Lyrasis Board, PubMed’s Central Advisory Committee, a member of ARL’s Influencing Public Policies Steering Committee, and Chair of SPARC’s Steering Committee. Recently, Haricombe participated in the South African Research Library Consortium’s Executive Management Academy. Prior to joining KU in 2006, she was Dean of Libraries at Bowling Green State University. She holds doctoral and master’s degrees in library and information science from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

Irene Hoffman is executive director, Partner Programs, OCLC.  In this position, she is responsible for developing and facilitating strategic relationships with networks and other library service providers in the US to enhance services, education and service options for member libraries. Prior to joining OCLC, Hoffman’s career has been in academic libraries working for the University of California system, the California State University system and Georgetown University. She has expertise in areas of professional development for library professionals, library assessment, fund raising, personnel, recruitment and strategic planning.

Hoffman holds a MLIS from the University of Illinois, and a BA degree in Fine and Applied Arts from Northeastern Illinois University. She has written and spoken on such topics as careers for librarians, diversity in research libraries, successful fund-raising, and library outreach and marketing programs. She was also co-author and director of a successful IMLS grant to recruit and retain new librarians to academic libraries. She is an active member of ALA and ACRL.


The Global Dimensions of Scholarship and Research Libraries

Speaker

Deborah Jakubs is the Rita DiGiallonardo Holloway University Librarian and Vice Provost for Library Affairs at Duke University. Prior to her appointment in 2005, she served as director of collections services, founding head of the International and Area Studies Department, and librarian for Latin America and Iberia at Duke. As visiting program officer at ARL, she launched the Global Resources Program, a joint initiative of ARL and the Association of American Universities (AAU), and directed it from 1996 until 2002. Jakubs holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, an MLIS from the University of California Berkeley, and an MA and PhD in Latin American History from Stanford University. She is an adjunct associate professor of history at Duke.

Jakubs co-chairs the board of Kuali OLE and is a member of the SPARC steering committee. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors of ARL and as president of ASERL, and has published on library management, international education, and Latin American studies. Her scholarship has focused on the social history of Latin America, immigration to Argentina, the history of tango, and memory and identity.


Doing Less with Less

Convener

Mark Haslett has been university librarian at the University of Waterloo since 2003. He began career in 1980 as a library intern at McMaster University. From 1981 to 1985, he worked at UTLAS Inc. in several management positions, and from 1985 to 1996 he was an acquisitions and a systems librarian at McMaster. In 1996, he came to the University of Waterloo as associate university librarian, information services and systems. Haslett has served on various committees of external associations, including ARL, CARL, and OCUL, among others with a focus on public policy matters such as intellectual property, copyright, technology, and e-research. A favorite title is George P. Grant’s Lament for a Nation: The Defeat of Canadian Nationalism.

Speakers

Anne R. Kenney was appointed the Carl A. Kroch University Librarian at Cornell University in 2008. After a fulfilling archivist role at the University of Missouri, she came to Cornell University Library in 1987. Her previous positions at Cornell include serving as interim university librarian; senior associate university librarian for instruction, research, and information services; and associate director for the department of Preservation and Conservation. Active in the archival and preservation communities, Kenney is known internationally for her pioneering work in developing standards for digitizing library materials and research into digital preservation issues. She is also a fellow and past president of SAA, serves on the Social Science Research Council's Committee on Libraries and Archives of Cuba, and was on Portico’s Advisory Board. An author of three award-winning books and over 50 scholarly articles and reports, Kenney received her bachelor’s degree from Duke University, a master’s degree in history from the University of Missouri–St. Louis, and a master’s degree in library science from the University of Missouri–Columbia.

Hugh O'Neill is the Edward M. O'Herron, Jr. Distinguished Scholar and Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research interests include turnaround strategies, corporate governance, mergers, entrepreneurship in emerging and recovering economies, and managerial decision-making. O’Neill served as associate dean of Executive Evening and Weekend MBA Programs from 2003 to 2012. He teaches courses and programs in quality management, corporate transformation, and strategic management. O’Neill also has delivered executive programs for companies such as Wachovia Corporation, W.C. Bradley, Quintiles Transnational Corp., the US Postal Service, US Navy and US Marines Corps.

Prior to joining University of North Carolina, O’Neill served as founding director of the Wolff Family Program in entrepreneurship at the University of Connecticut. He was the founding director of the regional office of the Connecticut Small Business Development Center. He received his PhD from the University of Massachusetts, his MS from Polytechnic Institute of New York, and his BA from Syracuse University.

Martha Whitehead was appointed university librarian at Queen's University in July 2011, following one year as interim university librarian and six years as associate university librarian. Prior to 2004, Whitehead worked at the University of British Columbia Library in positions spanning information systems, learning technologies, and academic services. She was a visiting scholar in the Information Division at the University of Melbourne for several months in 2003, and a fellow in the second cohort of ARL's Research Library Leadership Fellow program in 2007–2008. Whitehead was actively involved with the Ontario Scholars Portal from 2004–2010, as a member of the Operations and Development committee and chair of the Pubic Services Advisory Group, and she is currently a member of the OCUL Executive Committee. She was on the Board of CRKN as chair of the Negotiations Resource Team from 2008 to 2011, a member of the Executive Committee from 2010 to 2012, and vice-chair from October 2011 to February 2012. She currently serves on ARL’s Influencing Public Policies Steering Committee, the SPARC Steering Committee as CARL representative, is chair of CARL's Data Management Subcommittee, and has been elected to the CARL Board for a term starting in May 2012.
 
 
 

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