Retired academic librarian , 2001- Present
Consultant on library space design, 2004-Present; Clients include:
Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Fall 2003
University Librarian, Yale University, 1994-2001
Director, The Milton S. Eisenhower Library, The Johns Hopkins University, 1989-1994
Assistant University Librarian for Collection Management, Northwestern University, 1981-1989
Instructor, Assistant and Associate Professor of Library Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1974-1981
Assistant Professor of English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1967-1974
Woodrow Wilson Teaching Intern, St. Paul's College, Lawrenceville, Virginia, 1964-1965
University of Illinois, M.S., 1976 (Library Science)
Indiana University, M.A., 1966; Ph.D., 1967 (English)
Oberlin College, A.B. magna cum laude, 1960 (English)
American Association for the Advancement of Science: Project on Intellectual Property and Electronic Publishing in Science, 1999-2001
Association of American Universities: Member of the Research Libraries Task Force on Intellectual Property Rights in an Electronic Environment, 1993-1994, 1995-1996
Association of Research Libraries: Member of the Preservation Committee, 1990-1993; member of the Information Policy Committee, 1993-1995; member of the Working Group on Copyright, 1994-2001; member of the Research Library Leadership and Management Committee, 1999-2001; member of the Board of Directors, 1998-2000
Carnegie Mellon University: Member of the University Libraries Advisory Board, 1994
Center for Research Libraries: Program Committee, 1998-2000
Johns Hopkins University Press: Ex-officio member of the Editorial Board, 1990-1994; Co-director of Project Muse, 1994
Oberlin College: Member of the Library Visiting Committee, 1990, and of the Steering Committee for the library's capital campaign, 1992-1993; President of the Library Friends, 1992-1993, 2004-2005; member, Friends of the Library Council, 2003-
Wartburg College: Member, National Advisory Board for the Vogel Library, 2004-
Some other activities: Member of the Illinois State Library Statewide Library and Archival Preservation Advisory Panel; member of the Illinois State Archives Advisory Board; member of a committee advising the Illinois Board of Higher Education on the cooperative management of research collections; chair of a major collaborative research project conducted by the Research Libraries Group with support from Conoco, Inc.
Delegate to the Maryland Governor's Conference on Libraries and Information Service; principal in initiating state-wide preservation planning in Maryland; principal in an effort to widen the use of mass deacidification for the preservation of library materials through cooperative action by the Association of Research Libraries and the Committee on Institutional Cooperation; co-instigator of a campus-wide information service for Johns Hopkins University; initiated efforts with the Enoch Pratt Free Library to provide information services to Baltimore's Empowerment Zones; speaker or panelist on academic publishing, copyright, scholarly communication, national and regional preservation planning, mass deacidification.
Consultant for the University of British Columbia (1995), Princeton University (1996), Modern Language Association, (1995, 1996), Library of Congress (1997), Center for Jewish History (1998, 2000), National Research Council (1998); Board of Directors for the Digital Library Federation, 1996-2001; accreditation visiting team at Brandeis University (1997); mentor for Northern Exposure to Leadership (1997); instructor and mentor for ARL's Leadership and Career Development Program (1999-2000)
At the Northwestern University Library, led in the creation of a preservation department and in the renovation of the renovation, for preservation purposes, of the Deering Library book stacks.
At the Milton S. Eisenhower Library, led the refocusing and vitalization of client-centered services; strategic planning and organizational restructuring for the library; building renovation planning. Successfully completed a $5 million endowment campaign for the humanities collections and launched a $27 million capital campaign for the library.
At the Yale University Library, participated widely in campus-space planning, university budget planning, information technology development, and the promotion of effective teaching and learning; for the library, exercised leadership in space planning and renovation, retrospective conversion of the card catalog, preservation, organizational development, recruitment of minority librarians, intellectual property and copyright issues, scholarly communication, document delivery services among libraries, and instruction in the use of information resources. Oversaw approximately $70 million of library space renovation and construction. Was co-principal investigator for a grant to plan a digital archive for Elsevier Science.
Numerous invitations to speak at regional, national, and other professional meetings and at alumni meetings. Lectured and presented a series of seminars on library management at the Yunnan University Library, 2002. Participated in the 2005 International Roundtable for Library and Information Science sponsored by the Kanazawa Institute of Technology Library Center and the Council on Library and Information Resources.