Summary, highlights, and the national action goals developed at the recent "Preserving America's Printed Resources" conference, co-sponsored by CRL and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
James Green, the Center's Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for Membership and External Affairs since 1994, resigned in August to accept a new position as Vice President and CFO of the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans. Accounting Manager Susan Poole, who has been with CRL for five years, was appointed Acting Chief Financial Officer. In this capacity, Poole assumes all management and oversight of CRL budget and finance activities. Membership activities and issues — the other part of Green's responsibilities — will now be managed through the office of the President.
South Asia scholarly study will be significantly improved as a result of a $90,000 Ford Foundation grant recently awarded to the Sundarayya Vignana Kendram (SVK) research library in Hyderabad for the creation of a South Asia Union Catalogue. The three-year, self-sustaining project will create an on-line bibliography of books and periodicals, including newspapers, in addition to a union catalogue of holdings.