Executive Director, Technical Research, OCLC
6565 Kilgour Place, Dublin, OH 43016
The Catholic University of America (Washington, DC), MSLS 1996
University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA), BA (High Distinction), Rhetoric & Communication Studies, 1991
A member of ALA for 23 years, I am currently a member of the ALA Executive Board (2016-19) and have served on ALA Council as Councilor-at-Large (2012-present). I am an active member of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), the Public Library Association (PLA), the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services Association (ALCTS), the and the Library Information and Technology Association (LITA), serving as its president 2008-09.
I've been a member of the Finance and Audit Committee since 2016, and have served on several other committees, including Committee on Organization, Nominating Committee, Committee on Appointments, and American Libraries Advisory Committee, (Chair, 2010-2012). I've held numerous positions within LITA, including the LITA Budget Review Committee (2007-10), serving as its first chair. I am a current member of the Library History Round Table, the Intellectual Freedom Round Table, the Freedom to Read Foundation and Friends of the Book Art Press (University of Virginia).
In 2006 I was named a Frye Leadership Institute Fellow (now known as the Leading Change Institute) and was named Librarian of the Year by Data Research Associates in 2002.
I've spent my entire career as an active writer, blogger, speaker, and consultant on numerous library issues, with 2 monographs and over 300 blog posts, columns, editorials, book chapters, and scholarly
articles , as well as more presentations than I can count.