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1998 – 2011
Laurence McKinley Gould Library, Carleton College.
College Librarian & Senior Lecturer
College Librarian Emeritus, August 2011 -
Administer the library and archives/special collections programs. Provide leadership within the library and on campus in scholarly communication and information support for teaching, learning and research. Lead ongoing visioning and strategic planning in evolving the library into an organization encompassing the full range of information resources and services needed to support scholarship at Carleton. Represent the college library on campus and in appropriate regional and national forums. Guide transition from emphasis on print to inclusion of robust digital collections. Develop and support an outstanding library staff and forge strategic partnerships on and off campus to advance college information resources and services aims. Provide support for and imaginative stimulus to the library’s contributions to campus intellectual life through a lively program of interdisciplinary discourse, celebration of books and ideas, and art and exhibitions. Provide leadership in stewardship of the college’s digital assets and in the Bridge Consortium with St. Olaf College. Strengthen the college archives and lead initiative to secure more manuscript collections in support of learning and teaching. Provided leadership in a major renovation to develop a learning commons, and on campus to stimulate coordinated curricular support. Gould Library was awarded the 2008 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award to recognize the accomplishments of the staff working together as members of a team to support the mission of the college.
1985 – 1998
Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University.
Head, Collection Development and Preservation Division
Administer Division employing 12 FTE staff (five librarians), plus students, with functions including selection, policy formulation, collection evaluation, special collections management, gifts and exchange operation, faculty liaison, and preservation (including conservation treatments; reformatting via microforms, facsimile production and scanning; disaster planning; and commercial binding) for Mann Library and the Entomology Library. Mann Library (50 FTE staff plus students) maintains research level collections in agriculture, biological sciences, social sciences, and nutrition. Collection of 685,000 volumes, 9,000 serials currently received, and a very large number of network accessible resources (see http://www.mannlib.cornell.edu). Allocate and monitor acquisitions budget of over $1,400,000, a personnel budget of over $300,000, and endowment funds. Chair Electronic Resources Council to coordinate library-wide implementation of electronic resources selections (including full-text, bibliographic, numeric, and GIS resources in various formats). Fund development, including solicitation of gift collections and book and preservation endowments. Write grant proposals and administer grant-funded projects. Represent the library in collection and preservation related matters within the university, including active cooperation with other units of the Cornell University Library (CUL). Serve on Administrative Council of the Library. Conduct faculty liaison program, serve as permanent member of Mann Library Faculty Committee, and continuously cultivate support for the library among the faculty, students, and administration. Provide leadership in national preservation planning in Mann’s disciplines.
1983 – 1985
Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University
Served in a staff position as second in charge of the Library during a time of intense organizational change; assisted in all aspects of administration, with particular emphasis on managing organizational change and staff development. Responsible for overall operation of the library in the absence of the Mann Librarian, for periods of several days to 6 months. Directed internal personnel operations, including recruitment, classification, evaluation, training, staff development, and counseling. Writing and reviewing grant proposals. Management of space and facilities, including initial planning for building expansion and renovation. Oversight of collection development and management activities with Bibliographer, and coordination of activity affecting the collection throughout the library. Represent the library to the Cornell community through activities such as membership on the Faculty Committee, other faculty/administrative committees, and CUL committees. Special projects, public relations, and problem solving.
Sept. 1981 – 1982
John M. Olin Library, Cornell University.
Access Services Librarian
Administered overall operations of a department of 25 regular staff and 80 student assistants. Department responsibilities included the complete range of circulation services, graduate carrels and reserve/study rooms stack maintenance, collection management, security, some book preservation activity, management of the Annex Library and Olin current periodicals room. Responsible for managing the department’s budget of over $400,000, all personnel matters, and program of registering outside borrowers and visitors. Chair of the “7 Day ” Book Committee, selecting a lively collection of popular fiction and contemporary affairs for general browsing in the lobby. Liaison with other departments in Olin and CUL, member of Olin administrative council, and represented Access/ Circulation concerns in system-wide forums.
Sept. 1977 – Aug 1981
Uris Library, Cornell University. Circulation/Reserve Librarian
Administered the Circulation and reserve sections, including collection management, stacks, and security. Responsibilities included setting departmental goals and objectives and monitoring, reviewing, and improving operations as necessary. Personnel management of 11.5 FTE regular staff and 35 student assistants, including: hiring , setting performance standards, training section heads, conducting performance appraisals, staff development, and managing student personnel budget. Prepare management information and documentation such as procedure manuals, statistical analyses and operations and planning reports. Oversee ordering of books for reserve reading and conduct systematic liaison program with faculty using reserve services. Book selection in biological, physical, and environmental sciences and in sports and recreation. Member of administrative council. Work at reference desk and teach classes. Assist in building maintenance and space planning.
Jan. – Sept.1977
Goddard College Library. Assistant Director for Public Services
Responsible for all public services operations, including reference, circulation and reserve, inter-library loan and stacks. Hiring and supervision of 3 FTE and managing work-study program of 45 student assistants. Served on library administrative council, library faculty committee, college accreditation committee, etc. Liaison with faculty for collection development program; book selection in sciences, education, and reference. Consulting with library staff in to improve procedures and clarify policies in acquisitions and serials. Assist in building maintenance and space planning.
June – Dec. 1977
Indiana University Libraries.
While on leave from Goddard College Library to attend graduate school, worked in three libraries: Bradford Woods Outdoor Education Center: cataloged and organized a natural history collection; Main Library, Reference Department. worked at reference desk; Biology Library: canvassed all faculty for their publications to add to the library’s reprint file.
Jan. 1973 – June 1976
Goddard College Library. Coordinator of Public Services
Began as library associate in charge of circulation and stacks. Responsibilities increased to include: coordination of work study program (45 students), reference service, and library instruction. Member of faculty library committee & administrative council, and served as administrative assistant to director.
Springfield (VT) Child Development Center.
Head Teacher & Center Director
Responsible for all phases of a combined Head Start and Day Care program serving 60 children. Supervision of a staff of 12 FTE in providing transportation, meals, home visits, medical care, and instruction. Staff development and curriculum development. Program representative at parent and board meetings, and general public relations.
1977 M.L.S., Indiana University
1974 Vermont Teacher Certification in Experimental Education and Curriculum Development
1974 M.A. in Environmental Education, Goddard Graduate Program
1971 B.A. in English and Education, University of Massachusetts
1969 Univ. of the Americas, Mexico City. Studied Spanish, photography & art history.
1966-69 Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana. Completed most of the coursework for a major in English. Independent study in Europe (Italy and Greece), Fall 1968.
Spanish – fair speaking and reading ability; French and Latin – minimal reading ability;
Modern Greek – good speaking and fair reading ability.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS For links to selected publications see Publications page
“Policies for Shared Print Programs: Thoughts on Future Coordination .” Against the Grain 26, no. 2 (June 2014): 80-82.
“Policies for Shared Print Programs: Emerging Shared Print Policy Choices as Reflected in MOU’s.” Against the Grain 26, no. 2 (April 2014): 87–88.
“Policies for Shared Print Programs: Questions to Address in Writing a MOU.” Against the Grain 26, no. 1 (February 2014): 72–73. The first in a three part series.
“Agriculture and Rural Life: a discipline or domain based approach to preservation and access” by Sam Demas, Amy Paster (Penn State), and Joy Paulson (Cornell), in Against the Grain, April 2013, p. 79-81.
“Learning from Collection Management Kerfuffles.” in Against the Grain, 25, no. 1, (February 2013), 78-79, 81.
Book chapter: “In Unison With Our Communities and With Each Other: Striving for Excellence in College Librarianship”, in Press: Excellence in the Stacks, Woodhead Publishing, Ltd, (2012?).
“Rethinking Collection Management Plans: Shaping Collective Collections for the 21st century”, in Collection Management, v. 37, issue 3-4, 2012, p. 168-187.
“What’s Your Plan? Writing Collection Management Plans” in Against the Grain, March 2011.
“Curating-the-Collective-Collection-Final.docx” Curating Collective Collections — Prospectus for a New ATG Column”, in Against the Grain, January 2011.
“Curating Collective Collections — Prospectus for a New ATG Column”, in Against the Grain, January 2011.
“Shaping a National Collective Collection: will your campus participate?”, with Wendy Lougee in Library Issues v. 31, no. 6, July 2011.
“From the Ashes of Alexandria: What’s Happening in the College Library?” in Library as Place: Rethinking Roles, Rethinking Space, Washington, DC: Council on Library and Information Resources, 2005, p. 25-40.
“Esprit de Place: Maintaining an Designing Library Buildings to Provide Transcendent Spaces”, with Jeffery A. Scherer in American Libraries, 33(4):65-68, April 2002.
“Guidelines for Collecting Aggregations of Web Resources”, with William H. Walters, Linda Stewart, and Jennifer Weintraub, in Information Technology and Libraries, 17(3):157-160.
“Determining Copyright Status for Preservation and Access: Defining Reasonable Effort”, with Jennie L. Brogdon, in Library Resources and Technical Services 41(4):275-290, October 1997.
“What Will Collection Development Do?,” p. 13 – 21 in Selecting Library and Archive Collections for Digital Reformatting, Research Libraries Group, 1996.
“The Internet and Collection Development: Mainstreaming Selection of Internet Resources”, with Peter McDonald and Gregory Lawrence, in Library Resources and Technical Services 39(3): 275-290, July 1995.
“Setting Preservation Priorities: a disciplinary approach,” in Library Hi Tech, 12(3): 81-88.
“Collection Development for the Electronic Library: a conceptual and organizational model”, in Library Hi Tech, 12(3): 41-57.
“Cooperative preservation of state level publications: preserving the literature of N.Y.S. agriculture and rural life” with Dorothy Wright and Walter Cybulski, Library Resources and Technical Services, 37(4): 434-443.
“National Preservation Planning for Agriculture,” Agricultural Libraries Information Notes, 17 (11/12): 1-8, November/December 1991.
“Preserving the literature of Agriculture: a model for decision-making,” in Information and the End User, Proceedings of the VIII World Congress of the International Association of Agricultural Librarians and Documentalists, Budapest, May, 1990, Quarterly Bulletin of the International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists, XXXVI (1-2): 83-86.
“Software and collection development,” Technical Services Quarterly 7(3):13-16, 1990.
“Mainstreaming Electronic Formats,” Library Acquisitions: Theory and Practice 13:227-232, 1989.
“Comparing BIG bibliographies on CD ROM,” American Libraries 18 (5):332-335, May 1987.
“Copyright and Legal Considerations”, chapter in Public Access Microcomputers in Academic Libraries, ed. by Howard Curtis, American Library Association, 1987.
“Developing and organizing collections of computer-readable information in an agriculture library,” with Katherine S. Chiang, Mary A. Ochs and Howard Curtis, Quarterly Bulletin of the International Association of Agricultural Librarians and Documentalists 30(3):66-72, 1985.
“Microcomputer software collections,” Special Libraries 76(1): 17-23, Winter 1985.
“School Gardening and Environmental Education,” Nature Study — Journal of the American Nature Study Society, Spring 1979.
“Uncle John Spencer” in Cornell Plantations, Fall 1979.
Teachers Guide to Arbor Day, Vermont Agency for Environmental Conservation, 1975.
Teachers Guide to School Gardening, Vermont Department of Education, 1975.
“Elements of a 21st Century Collection Management Program”, presented at Charleston Conference, Nov. 2, 2011, as part of a pre-conference program Shared Print Archiving: building the collective collection and a print safety net.
“Managing the Collective Collection”, presented at Charleston Conference, Nov. 4, 2011, as part of a panel with Bob Kieft and Rick Lugg.
“From Bus Boycotts and Reading Forts to Gardens and Gov Docs” with Margaret Pezalla Granlund, Heather Tompkins and David Silver, panel presentation on exhibitions in academic libraries at ACRL National Meeting, March 29, 2011.
“Solving the Last Mile Problem in Local History Networks: an update on the Northfield History Collaborative”, presented as part of a panel at the Minnesota Association of Museums and Association of Midwest Museums Conference, September 29, 2009.
“Liberal Arts Scholarly Repository (LASR): an experiment in archiving and showcasing liberal arts scholarship”, conference paper presented with Michael Paulus and Cecelia Knight, ACRL Conference, Seattle, April 2009.
“Job and Expertise Exchanges”, co-led with Rachel Frick and Susan Perry, NITLE Summit, March 2009.
“Library Design and University Mission: an Odyssey of change and continuity”, invited paper, 17th Conference of Greek Academic Librarians, University of Ioannina, September 2008.
“A Committed Relationship: Library/IT collaboration at Carleton College”, NITLE Summit, April 2007.
“LASR: an experiment in archiving & showcasing liberal arts scholarship”, ARLD Conf., April 2007.
“Creating a Northfield History Collaborative”, Minnesota Association of Museums Conference, May 2008.
“Learning Spaces in New Libraries”, University of St. Thomas Libraries, July 2006.
“New Learning Spaces in European and North American Libraries”, presented at MINITEX conference on Library as Place: Physical Realms, Virtual Possibilities, May, 2006.
“Library as Cultural and Academic Center” presented at MN Library Association conference session “The Library’s Role in the Changing University”, Duluth, September 2004.
“Library Self Studies and Libraries as Agents in Institutional Change”, invited talk at Mankato State University, August 2004.
“An initiative to share repository services among liberal arts colleges” with Diane Graves and Eric Jansson, EDUCAUSE, April 2004.
“SPARC: an initiative of the Association of Research Libraries”, Bucknell University, March 2004.
“Open Access and the College Library” Panel discussion of the keynote presentation by Ken Frazier at Minnesota Library Association, Academic and Research Libraries Division conference on “Academic Library Values” April 30, 2003
“Evolving Roles for the Library Building”, keynote talk at ACLCP (Association of College Libraries of Central Pennsylvania), March 21, 2003.
“Designing Libraries for Users”, guest speaker at 10th Anniversary Celebration of Paul J. Gutman Library, Philadelphia University, November 2002.
“The Challenges of Designing/Delivering Learning Spaces” chaired session and presented a paper at Rethinking Teaching and Learning Spaces for Liberal Arts Colleges: Libraries, Classrooms, Computing and Media Centers, the Inaugural Conference of National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education, Atlanta, Georgia, January 11-12, 2002.
“Library as Place”, presented at a symposium on “The Role of the Library Building in the 21st Century” at an RLG Symposium at Emory University (date?).
“Virtual Space Virtuous Place: College Libraries in the 21st Century” presented (with LaVerna Saunders, Stephanie Bangert, Joyce Ray, and Deanna Markum) at ALA Conference, ACRL, College Libraries Section Program, San Francisco, June 2001.
“What Will Collection Development Do?”, Liber Annual General Conference, Prague, July 1999.
“Discipline Based Approaches To Preserving The Published Record”, presented at XVI International Botanical Congress, Saint Lois, Missouri, August 1-7, 1999.
“A Look into the Future of Greek Academic Libraries”, 7th Conference of Greek Academic Librarians, University of Thessaly, November 1998.
“To Net Or Not To Net? That Is The Question”, presented at ALA Annual Conference, RUSA/CODES, PLA, ALCTS program, June 29, 1997.
“Building the Digital Library With Thoughtfulness Befitting a Librarian,” presented at the ALA Conference in San Francisco, June 29, 1997 (panel presentation entitled “To Net or Not to Net” with Michael Gorman and James Rettig). Similar paper presented at Library of Congress for a forum organized by their Collection Policy Committee, combined with discussions with the LC Electronic Resources Committee, 30 September 1997.
“Progress on a National Discipline-based Preservation Program: Report on the USAIN National Preservation Program for Agricultural Sciences Literature”, USAIN National Conference, Tuscon, AZ, April 4, 1997.
“Creating a Preservation Action Plan for USDA Digital Publications — the Land Grant Perspective”, presented at invitational conference USDA DIGITAL PUBLICATIONS: Creating a Preservation Action Plan, March 2, 1997, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
“What Will Collection Development Do?”, presented at the Research Libraries Group Symposium on Selecting Library and Archive Collections for Digital Reformatting, Washington, D.C., Nov. 5-6, 1995.
“Integrating Electronic Formats into Collection Management”, presented at the New England Collection Management and Development Institute, Wellesley College, July 29, 1995.
“Writing Collection Policy Statements for Electronic Libraries”, presented at the ALA/RASD/CODES program “Hammurabi and the Electronic Age”, 27 June 1994.
“Selection of Internet Resources”, presented at the ALA/ALCTS/CMDS Pre-conference “The New Collection Management: internet and other networked resources for the ‘wired’ collection manager”, June 24, 1994.
“Mainstreaming the selection and acquisition of electronic resources”, presented at A Symposium on Collection Management in an Electronic Environment, Univ. of Minnesota, May 23, 1994.
“Selection of Electronic Resources – a conceptual and organizational framework”, .ALCTS Presidents Program at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, June 27, 1993.
“Budgeting for Electronic Resources”, presented in the ALA/ALCTS/CMDS Discussion Group program “Budget Dilemmas for the 1990′s”, ALA Conference in New Orleans, June 26, 1993.
“CORE Chemistry Project–overview of a research and development project on electronic delivery of journal literature”, ALCTS Committee on Scholarly Communication, ALA Midwinter Conference in Denver, January 1993.
“Collection Development for Electronic Resources”, workshop presented at the Collection Management and Development Institute, Toronto, October 23-25, 1992.
“Challenges to the Practice of Academic Librarianship”, Keynote speech at first annual meeting of Greek Academic Librarians Association, May 11, 1992.
“Management issues in the implementation of computer files capabilities”, panel presentation at Research Libraries Group computer Files Workshop, Chicago, January 11, 1991.
“Selection for Preservation – a model for decision-making”, paper presented at the VIII World Congress of the International Association of Agricultural Librarians and Documentalists, Budapest, May, 1990.
“Software and Collection Development Part 1: Mainstreaming Software”, paper presented at the ALA/RTSD 1988 Conference Program on microcomputer software (with Kathy Chiang), July 1988.
“Developing and Organizing Collections of Computer-readable Information in an Agriculture Library”, paper presented at the VIIth World Congress of the International Association of Agricultural Librarians and Documentalists, Ottawa (with K. Chiang and M. Ochs),1985.
“Developing Software Collections”, paper presented at the 75th Special Libraries Association (SLA) Conference, New York City, June 1984.
AWARDS AND HONORS
•Research leave from Carleton College: 8 weeks in 2010 and 6 weeks in 2011.
Conducted a second Carleton Alumni Adventures walking tour, this time on the island of Lesvos. Conducted research on the libraries of Mt. Athos, Greece.
•Research leave from Carleton College June – November 2005. Visited 103 notable libraries in Europe and North America studying contemporary library design; took over 10,000 photographs and interviewed architects and librarians.
•Honorary Lifetime Membership with United States Agricultural International Network. For leadership and direction in the development of the national preservation program for agricultural information.
•Best of LRTS Award for 1997, along with Jennie L. Brogdon, awarded by the American Library Association for our article, “Determining Copyright Status for Preservation and Access: Defining Reasonable Effort” in Library Resources and Technical Services 41(4):275-290, October 1997.
•Best of LRTS Award for 1995, along with Peter McDonald and Greg Lawrence, awarded by the American Library Association for our article, “The Internet and Collection Development: Mainstreaming Selection of Internet Resources” in Library Resources and Technical Services 39(3):275-290, July 1995.
•Blackwell North America Scholarship Award for 1995, for the year’s outstanding publication in the field of acquisitions, collection development and related areas, along with Peter McDonald and Greg Lawrence for our article, “The Internet and Collection Development: Mainstreaming Selection of Internet Resources”.
•SUNY Chancellors Award for Excellence in Librarianship, 1994.
•LAPT Research Award, awarded by Pergamon Press to Sam Demas, Bill Kara, and Anne Caputo to support investigation of the viability of the “vendor model” for access to a very large number of electronic resources through a library gateway. June 1993.
•Fulbright-Hays Research and Teaching Fellowship at Univ. of Thessaly in Greece, 5 months in 1992
•Ans VanTienhoven Travel Award for 1987, $500 cash award to support one week of investigations in Washington D.C. at the Library of Congress, The National Library of Medicine, and the Joint World Bank/IMF Library.
•Best Article of the Year in Special Libraries for 1985, H.W. Wilson Co. and Special Libraries Association, $500 cash award.
•Special Award — 1984 John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Contest, H.W. Wilson Co. and American Library Association. Awarded to A.R. Mann Library for an exhibit and public relations campaign which succeeded in controlling the use of food and beverages in the library. Chaired the group that planned and conducted the project.
SELECTED PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEES
•Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Board of Trustees, 2007 -
•CLIR College Libraries Advisory Committee, 2006 –
•SPARC Board of Directors, 2003-2005, Nominating Committee 2008.
•OCLC College Libraries Advisory Committee, 2001-2005.
•USAIN National Preservation Program Steering Committee, Co-Chair, 1995 – 96, Chair, 1997 – 98
•BIOSIS Board of Trustees, 1997 - 2002
•Library Acquisitions: Theory and Practice — Editorial Board, 1993 – 1996
•ALA, Association Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS)
•Best of LRTS Committee, 1999
•Collection Management and Development Section, Continuing Education Committee, 1996 – 97
•Collection Management and Development Committee (CMDC),1988 – 90
•CMDC, Continuing Education Subcommittee,1986 – 91
•CMDC, Subcommittee to revise “Guidelines for Review of Collections”,1986 – 89
•CMDS, Elected to Executive Committee, 1992 – 95
•CMDS/PLMS, Joint Discussion Group, Co-chair,1993 – 96
•Springer Verlag — Library Advisory Council, 1986 – 87
CONFERENCES, PROGRAMS, ETC. IN WHICH I HAVE PLAYED A MAJOR ROLE IN ORGANIZING AND SHEPHERDING NEW INITIATIVES
•Organized all day Pre-conference program on Shared Print Archiving for 2011 Charleston Conference with Bob Kieft and Rick Lugg featuring leading figures in the field.
Workflow analysis consultancy for National Library of Medicine with R2 Associates, with particular focus on History of Medicine Division. March – May 2011.
•Consultancy for University of Minnesota Libraries and MINITEX to develop options and a plan for the future of MLAC, the state’s underground storage facility. September 2010 – February 2011.
•Program review of Wheaton College Library (IL) with three colleagues, November 2010.
•Program review of Augustana College Library with two other colleagues April/May 2010.
•Consultancy for University of Minnesota Libraries to develop a plan and priorities to guide the development of a preservation plan for the University Libraries, September 2009 – February 2010. Finalreport:https://netfiles.umn.edu/ul/LibrariesWide/Preservation/Final%20Document%20FEB%208%2C%202010/Enduring%20Access%20to%20U%20of%20M%20Libraries%20Collections.pdf
•”Book Arts and the Liberal Arts”, chair of the organizing committee for a one day symposium on increasing the use of artists’ books in higher education. Minnesota Center for Book Arts, April 2009.
•”Northfield History Collaborative”, instigator and co-leader of a cooperative effort among local libraries, archives, museums, businesses, churches, and cultural heritage organizations to solve the “last mile” problem of exposing the fragmented holdings of local history of a municipality for web. 2007 –
•”First-ever joint meeting of Oberlin Group and CLAC”, served on organizing committee of a long-term effort to bring these two groups into cooperation, October 2008. Follow up on a joint initiative to develop basis for a common review of copyright policy is ongoing.
•Consultancy for Claremont Colleges to assist with strategic planning and engage faculty and administrators in discussing library futures, Fall 2005.
•One of four founding members of LASR, the Liberal Arts Scholarly Repository, a cooperative institutional repository showcasing liberal arts scholarship, 2005 -
•Workshop on Library/IT Collaboration in support of Liberal Arts Education, The Oberlin Group (OBE) and the Consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges (CLAC). Helped organize and lead a 3-day workshop at Wabash College Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts to explore: 1. the roles of library and IT organizations in liberal arts colleges and how they can best collaborate to contribute to a liberal arts education, and 2. how collaboration between OBE and CLAC can enhance library/IT collaboration locally and nationally, February 17-20, 2005.
•USDA Digital Publications: Creating a Preservation Action Plan. Co-Chair, with Pam Andre, Director of National Agricultural Library, of a 3 day conference to develop a plan of action to create a digital archive of USDA publications. Smithsonian Institution, March 2-5, 1997.
•ALA/RTSD Preconference on Collection Development in the Electronic Age. Organized all day preconference program & presented a paper “Mainstreaming Electronic Formats”, New Orleans, 1988.
•Collection Development for the Electronic Library. Organized a 4 day national conference at Cornell April 29-May 2, 1990. Convened 92 collection policy makers from around the nation to consider the impact of electronic publishing on the concept and practice of collection development. Conducted a workshop on management and staff development issues.
•Organized a 3 hour ALCTS/CMDC program at the 1990 ALA Annual Conference on the topic: “Collection Development for the Electronic Library: the selection process”. Presented the introductory speech and one of three case studies. Chicago, June 23, 1990.
•”National Preservation Plan for Agricultural Sciences Literature”, a founding member of this effort.
•Preconference Program on National Preservation Planning for Agricultural Sciences Literature at the 2nd Annual United States Agricultural Information Network Conference, October 12 & 13, 1991 in Minneapolis. Organized this two day program to explore the feasibility of developing a national preservation plan for the literature of the agricultural sciences and to discuss the use of the Cornell Core Historical Literature Project as a central component of such a plan. Presented lead paper: “Nature of the agricultural literature and status of its preservation”.
•Conducted two day seminar on “Trends in U.S. research libraries” at the National Library of Bulgaria in Sofia, for a group of 30 Bulgarian library directors, May 5 and 6, 1992.
•University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece. Ongoing consultancy in development of library program.
•American Farm School, Thessaloniki, Greece. Ongoing consultancy in development of: 1. library program in support of secondary and post-secondary program in technical agriculture, 2. an agricultural information center serving agribusiness and farmers in Greece and the Balkans.
•Pennsylvania State University Libraries, Consultancy on selection for preservation of state level agricultural and rural life literature as part of the National Preservation Plan for Agricultural Sciences Literature. October 1994.
• Consultant in review of journal coverage of Biological and Agricultural Index for HW Wilson Co., in 1990 and 1995.
• Consultancy on development of collection development program at Norwich University, Northfield, VT., May 1995.
•Two presentations as part of an all day program entitled “Building the Electronic Library”. Program developed by myself and colleagues Susan Barnes, Janet McCue, and Marty Schlabach. I presented and introductory overview to the program: “Building the Electronic Library: Philosophy and Methods”, and a separate presentation on collection development for the electronic library. Canadian Library Association, Vancouver, June 15, 1994.
•Organized the 1995 STS Conference Program (ALA Annual Conference, June 26, 1995) on Preserving the Record of Science and Technology: A Call to Action. Moderated program and presented paper on “Building Alliances for Disciplinary Preservation”.
•“Selecting Electronic Resources in Agriculture and the Sciences”. conducted an all day workshop for librarians at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, October 9, 1995.
CUL Collection Development Executive Committee, 1988 – 1991, 1993 – 95, 1997 -
CUL Database Selection Task Force, Chair, 1991
CUL Conservation Committee, 1982 – 90.
CU Search Committee for University Librarian, 1987.
NOTIS Fund Accounting Implementation Task Force, Chair, 1987
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Representative to Int’l Agriculture Committee, 1984 – 90.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Faculty Policy Committee, 1983 – 85
CUL Automation Review Board, 1984
CUL Job Review Committee, 1983-85
Steering committee of the CUL Academic Assembly, Chair 1983/84
CUL Safety, Emergency and Disaster Committee, 1982-83
CUL Circulation/Reserve Group, 1977-82, Chair several times
Resources and Services Committee of CUL Academic Assembly, 1979-80, Chair 1979/80
Cornell University Libraries Staff Association, 1978 – 80, President 1979/80
Campus Store Advisory Committee, 1979-81
Orientation for New Librarians, Co-coordinator, 1979/80
CUL Committee on Library Services to the Handicapped, 1978-80
•Northfield Buddhist Meditation Center, Board Member, May 2011 -
•Northfield Historical Society, Board Member, April 2011 -
•Northfield Community Garden, Steering Committee 2008 -
•Northfield Arts Guild, Board Member 2002 – 2007, Board President 2004 – 2005
•Finger Lakes Land Trust, Volunteer Committee, 1997 – 1998
•Ithaca Shade Tree Advisory Committee, 1996 – 1998
•Ulysses Philomathic Library Building Committee, 1995 – 1998
•Chairperson, Pioneer Party, Trumansburg, N.Y. 1993 -95
•Durland Alternatives Library Advisory Board, 1991 – 1992, 1994 – 1998. President of the Board, 1996 – 1997
•Village Trustee, Village of Trumansburg, 1987 – 1991 ( two terms of office) Elected representative to local government legislative board; Water and Sewer Commissioner 1987 – 90, Fire Commissioner 1990 – 91
•Trumansburg Street Tree Commission, 1987 – 1991
•Trees For Trumansburg, 1982 – 86
•Ulysses Philomathic Library, Trustee 1980 – 87, President 1984 – 87 Developed an active friends group and fund raising program; led 50th anniversary building renovation drive.
•Troop 13, BSA, Trumansburg, Program Committee, 1982 – 85
•N.Y.S. Cooperative Extension Service, Master Gardener Certification, 1978
•Vermont Cooperative Extension Service, Mastesr Gardener Certification, 1976