All -- Some news from our Administrative Host member, CLIR.
From the Forum pre-conference in Boston, where METS, PREMIS, and DLF Services Framework meetings or workshops have already started,
For immediate release: November 6, 2006
Contact: Kathlin Smith: 202-939-4754, [log in to unmask]
CLIR BOARD ELECTS NEW CHAIR, VICE CHAIR
WASHINGTON, D.C.<The Board of the Council on Library and Information
Resources (CLIR) elected Paula Kaufman chair and Wendy Lougee vice chair at
its meeting November 3. Ms. Kaufman, interim chief information officer at
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), succeeds Charles
Phelps, who retired from the Board after serving his term limit of nine
years. Wendy Lougee, university librarian and McKnight Presidential
Professor at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, succeeds Ms. Kaufman
as vice chair.
Before accepting the position of CIO in the summer of 2006, Ms. Kaufman was
the university librarian at UIUC, a position to which she will return when
her term as interim CIO ends. Before coming to UIUC in 1999, she served for
11 years as dean of libraries at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and
in a variety of positions at Columbia University, including acting vice
president and university librarian. Ms. Kaufman has served on the boards of
RLG, SOLINET, the Society for Scholarly Publishing, and the Association for
Research Libraries (ARL), serving as its president in 2002.
Before her appointment to the University of Minnesota in 2002, Ms. Lougee
was associate director of the University Library at the University of
Michigan, with responsibility for digital library services. She had also
served as head of Michiganšs Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library. Ms. Lougee
serves on the Digital Library Federation Executive Committee and the RLG
Program Council, chairs ARLšs E-Science Task Force, and is the current chair
of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation University Librarians group.
Herman Pabbruwe, chief executive officer of Brill Academic Publishers, will
continue as CLIR treasurer. James F. Williams II, dean of libraries at the
University of Colorado at Boulder, will continue as secretary.
The Council on Library and Information Resources is an independent,
nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the management of information
for research, teaching, and learning. CLIR works to expand access to
information, however recorded and preserved, as a public good.
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