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Camila A. Alire

Dean of libraries at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, at the time of the symposium, Camila A. Alire edited the volume Library Disaster Planning and Recovery Handbook (New York: Neal-Schuman, 2000). She and her colleague Orlando Archibeque have presented workshops throughout the United Stares on library services to the Latino community. They are coauthors of Serving Latino Communities (New York: Neal Schuman, 1998). Dr. Alire's research focuses on library services, specifically those for Latinos and other minorities. An active member of numerous professional associations, Dr. Alire is the recipient of a number of honors, including being named by Hispanic Business Magazine as one of the 100 most influential Hispanics in the United States.

Maxwell L. Anderson

Maxwell L. Anderson is director of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. He is a trustee of the American Federation of Arts and president of the Association of Art Museum Directors. He was decorated as a Commendatore by the Republic of Italy in 1990 and was named a cultural laureate of the New York City Historic Landmarks Preservation Center in 1999. Dr. Anderson's commitment to collaboration among museums has led him to work for changes in federal legislation to ensure tax equity for artists and for changes in international conventions and treaties to permit the free circulation of artworks internationally. Dr. Anderson was founding chairman of the Art Museum Image Consortium (AMIGO) and director of the Art Museum Network, organizations that have established databases of museum offerings for use around the world.

Jean W. Ashton

Jean W. Ashton is director of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Columbia University. She began her work experience in the field of rare books in 1984, when she joined the staff at the New-York Historical Society, becoming the director of its library from 1990 to 1993. Dr. Ashton has taught at Fisk University, Hunter College School of General Studies, and Long Island University. Among her publications are Harriet Beechen Stowe: A Reference Guide (Boston: G. K. Hall, 1977) and, written with Iola Haverstick, Caroline Schimmel, and Mary Schlosser, Emerging Voices: American Women Writers, 1660-1920, a catalog for an exhibition at the Grolier Club, March 11 to May 2, 1998. She has published articles about Henry James, PT. Barnum, early American printing, and library theft.

Lynne Chaffinch

Lynne Chaffinch program manager for the Art Theft Program of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, manages the National Stolen Art File and provides support for agents investigating art theft cases. She has held positions in the Autry Museum of Western Heritage in Los Angeles, California, and Monticello, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Ms. Chaffinch is a member of the American Association of Museums and the International Council of Museums. She has conducted training and made presentations on the topic of art theft for national and international audiences.

Nancy M. Clint

Nancy M. Chine is the Roy E. Larsen Librarian of Harvard College. Appointed to the position in 1996, Ms. Cline is responsible for the leadership of eleven major libraries and sixty-seven departmental libraries in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, with combined collections totaling approximately ten million items. She was founding chair and is a member of the steering committee of Harvard's Library Digital Initiative and is chair of the planning committee of the Widener Renovation Project. Ms. Cline has published and lectured widely, with a particular focus on strategic planning and other management issues, quality improvement, research libraries and computing, and telecommuncations and is an active participant in national and international dialogues regarding research libraries.

Jeffrey M. Field

Jeffrey M. Field is deputy director of the Division of Preservation and Access at the National Endowment for the Humanities. He joined the Endowment's staff in 1974 and has fostered the development of humanities programs in public libraries, administered grants for preserving and providing access to collections of research resources, and administered the Endowment's U.S. Newspaper Program. Mr. Field became assistant director for the newly formed Office of Preservation in 1985, its deputy director in 1989, and deputy director of the Division of Preservation and Access in 1995. Mr. Field serves as a liaison to the National Science Foundation for the Digital Library Initiative—Phase II.

Carl Fleischhauer

Carl Fleischhauer works on the collection-digitizing effort at the Library of Congress in the National Digital Library Program. From 1990 to 1994, he coordinated the American Memory program, a pilot project that modeled the dissemination of historical collections in electronic form and, from 1994 to 1998, guided the continued production of digital collections for that program. In 1998, Mr. Fleischhauer began to coordinate a special effort to plan new approaches for the preservation of sound and video recordings. His publications include the compact disc The Hammons Family (1973; Cambridge, Mass.: Rounder Records, 2001), the videodisc The Ninety-Six: A Cattle Ranch in Northern Nevada (United States: American Folklife Center, 1986), and the photographic books Documenting America, 1935-43, coedited with Beverly Brannan (Berkeley: University of California Press in association with the Library of Congress, 1988), and Bluegrass Odyssey written with Neil V. Rosenberg (Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2001).

Werner Gundersheimer

Werner Gundersheimer is director emeritus of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., and visiting professor of history at Williams College. His major field is Europe from 1300 to 1600, with special emphasis on Italian and French intellectual, social, and urban history. Dr. Gundersheimer lectures widely, serves on numerous boards, and is a consultant to various scholarly organizations. A past president of the National Humanities Alliance, he is the author of several books, including Ferrara: The Style of a Renaissance Despotism (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1973), as well as many articles and reviews. He is a member of the American Philosophical Society and holds four honorary degrees.

Nancy E. Gwinn

Nancy E. Gwinn is director of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries, a twenty-two-branch system with facilities in Washington, D.C., Edgewater, Md., New York City, and the Republic of Panama. Before joining the Smithsonian in 1984, Dr. Gwinn served at the Research Libraries Group and Council on Library Resources, gaining extensive experience in the field of preservation as a manager, consultant, and author. Among her publications is Preservation Microfilming: A Guide for Librarians and Archivists (Chicago: American Library Association, 1987), which was awarded the Waldo Gifford Leland Prize of the Society of American Archivists in 1988. She is currently American Library Association representative to the International Federation of Library Associations Standing Committee on Preservation and chairman of the Association of Research Libraries Committee on Preservation of Research Library Materials.

Doris A. Hamburg

Doris A. Hamburg, at the time of the symposium head of Preventive Conservation at the Library of Congress, is currently director of preservation programs at the National Archives and Records Administration. A former head of Paper Conservation at the Library, in that position she oversaw all conservation work on the Library's rare collections of art, manuscripts, photographs, maps, and other unbound materials on paper. She led the effort to develop and undertake the preservation/security assessment program at the Library. From this effort came the comprehensive preservation security program used at the Library in its overall collections security program. Ms. Hamburg has served as a consultant in preservation to institutions and individual collections throughout the world.

Steven J. Herman

Steven J. Herman has been chief of the Collections Management Division at the Library of Congress since the division was established in 1978. In this position, he manages the Library's general collections, which consist of twelve million books and bound periodicals, as well as other collections as signed to the division. Mr. Herman has played a key role in the security of the collections and in particular in the development of the collections security program beginning in 1992. He was a key member developing the Library's integrated security plan for the collections, and he continues to collaborate on planning and implementing the various actions in the collections security program.

Kenneth E. Lopez

Kenneth E. Lopez was appointed as the Library of Congress's first director of security in February 1997, when all security programs of the Library were consolidated under a newly established Office of Security. Mr. Lopez has managerial responsibility for the Library's protective services, police force, personnel security, and criminal investigation functions. In addition, Mr. Lopez is chairman of the Library's Collections Security Oversight Committee. Before coming to the Library of Congress, Mr. Lopez headed federal agency security programs at the Department of Justice, Department of State, National Aeronautics and Space Administration's John F. Kennedy Space Center, and Federal Aviation Administration.

Charles B. Lowry

Charles B. Lowry is dean of libraries at the University of Maryland in College Park, where he has been the principal investigator on federal grants and foundation grants and has served as a consultant on library building projects, technology organization, and management. Dr. Lowry has published articles and commentary on library management and organization, information technology and cooperation. He is the founding executive editor of a new journal from the Johns Hopkins Press, Portal: Libraries and the Academy and is past editor of the American Library Association's Library Administration and Management.

Clifford A. Lynch

Clifford A. Lynch has been director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) since 1997. The coalition, jointly sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries and Educause, includes about two hundred member organizations concerned with the use of information technology and networked information to enhance scholarship and intellectual productivity. Before joining CNI, Dr. Lynch spent eighteen years at the University of California, for the last ten as director of library automation. He is past president of the American Society for Information Science and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Lynch currently serves on the Internet 2 Applications Council, the National Research Council Committee on Broadband Last-Mile Technology, and the National Digital Preservation Strategy Advisory Board of the Library of Congress.

Deanna B. Marcum

Deanna B. Marcum is president of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). The council's mission is to identify the critical issues that affect the welfare and prospects of libraries and archives and the constituencies they serve, convene individuals and organizations in the best position to engage these issues and respond to them, and encourage institutions to work collaboratively to achieve and manage change. Dr. Marcum has had a varied career, including serving as director of Public Service and Collection Management at the Library of Congress and dean of the School of Library and Information Science at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Jan Merrill-Oldham

Jan Merrill-Oldham, Malloy-Rabinowitz Preservation Librarian, directs the work of the Weissman Preservation Center in the Harvard University Library and the Preservation and Imaging Department in the Harvard College Library. Together these programs provide a broad range of services to the libraries at Harvard, including special and general collections conservation, microfilming, digitizing, studio photography photoduplication, and preparation for commercial binding. She has frequently served on national groups engaged in preservation studies and strategic planning, collaborated an the development of conferences and workshops, served as a conference and classroom speaker, and published on a variety of preservation topics. Her current area of focus is the intersection of traditional and new preservation strategies and their appropriate application.

James G. Neal

At the time of the symposium, James G. Neal was dean of university libraries and Sheridan Director of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at Johns Hopkins University. He is currently vice president for information services and university librarian at Columbia University. He served on the executive board of the American Library Association (ALA) and was president of the Association of Research Libraries in 1997-98. He represented the American library community as an adviser to the U.S. delegation at the World Intellectual Property Organization diplomatic conference on copyright in Geneva. Mr. Neal is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and is a consultant and published researcher with a focus in the areas of organizational change, human resource development, scholarly communication, intellectual property, library fund-raising, and the impact of new technologies. He was selected 1997 Academic/Research Librarian of the Year by ALA's Association of College and Research Libraries.

Francis M. Ponti

Francis M. Ponti is research professor in statistics at the Columbian School of Arts and Sciences, the George Washington University, Washington, D.C., and statistical consultant to KPMG, LLP, on several federal government engagements, including the sampling plans for the Library of Congress. Dr. Ponti has wide government experience, most recently as technical director, Quantitative Methods Division, Department of Defense Inspector General (1986-97). He has also held a number of positions in operations research and training at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and the U.S. Civil Service Commission. For his government work, he has received numerous awards, including the Secretary of Defense Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service, Department of Defense Inspector General Citation for Distinguished Civilian Service, and the Director's Award, U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Dr. Ponti has considerable experience as a statistical consultant in private industry as well.

James M. Reilly

James M. Reilly is director of the Image Permanence Institute (IPI) at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. An academic research laboratory devoted to preservation technology and image preservation, IPI is cosponsored by the Society for Imaging Science and Technology. Mr. Reilly is the author of numerous technical articles on photograph and film preservation and has written two books, including Care and Identification of 19th-Century Photographic Prints (Rochester, N.Y: Eastman Kodak Co., 1986). More recently Mr. Reilly has worked in the areas of environmental assessment and institutional preservation and has been retained as a consultant by numerous museums, libraries, and archives.

Abby Smith

Abby Smith is director of programs at the Council on Library and Information Resources in Washington, D.C., which she joined in 1997. She is responsible for development and management of collaborative actions with key library and archival institutions to ensure long-term access to our cultural and scholarly heritage, including the creation of technical reports, newsletters, and other informational products that contribute to the analysis of preservation and access problems in all formats, including digital, and to their solution. From 1988 to 1997, she worked at the Library of Congress, first as a consultant to the special collections research divisions, then coordinating several cultural and academic programs in the office of the Librarian of Congress. As assistant to the Associate Librarian for Library Services, she directed a preservation microfilming programs in the former Soviet Union, curated three exhibitions of Russian library and archival treasures from the former Soviet Union, and was curator and project director for the Library's first permanent exhibition of its holdings, Treasures of the Library of Congress. Dr. Smith has written and lectured widely on the subject of library preservation, the management of cultural assets, and the transformation of research institutions under the influence of new information technologies.

Laurie Sowd

As operations director at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, Laurie Sowd oversees security, facilities, information systems, risk management, safety, and emergency preparedness. She participates in an institution-wide task force aimed at improving visitor services at the museum. Ms. Sowd is on numerous boards and has spoken at national museum, library and cultural property conferences on security loss control, emergency preparedness, and technology topics.

James F Williams, II

James F. Williams, II, has been dean of libraries at the University of Colorado at Boulder since 1988. His research interests include health sciences librarianship, strategic planning, collection development, leadership in research libraries, and resource sharing and networking. He has served on numerous boards, including the board of directors of the Association of Research Libraries. He is a member of the board of visitors for libraries at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the visiting committee at the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He has chaired the Association of College and Research Libraries K.G. Saur Award Committee and is currently a member of the editorial board of the journal College and Research Libraries.

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