Planning Team


  • Sarah How, European Studies Librarian, Cornell University; Chair, CIFNAL
  • Dr. Heidi Madden, Librarian for Western European and Medieval Renaissance Studies, Adjunct Assistant Professor of German Studies, Duke University


  • Judy Alspach, Area Studies Program Manager, Center for Research Libraries
  • Jill Baron, Librarian for Romance Languages & Literatures and Latin American Studies, Dartmouth College
  • Dr. Paula Carns, Head, Literatures and Languages Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Katie Gibson, Humanities Librarian, Miami University, Ohio
  • Dr. Richard D. Hacken, European Studies Librarian, Brigham Young University
  • Rex Hatfield, German Studies Librarian, Princeton University
  • Meredith Levin, Western European Humanities Librarian, Columbia University; Interim Head, Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
  • Dr. Michael Seadle, Director, Berlin School of Library and Information Science, co-Director, HEADT Centre, Research Dean, Faculty of Humanities, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Dr. Sarah Sussman, Curator, French and Italian Collections; Head, International and Area Studies Resource Group, Stanford University Libraries
  • Kristen Totleben, Modern Languages and Cultures Librarian, University of Rochester
  • Dr. Lidia Uziel, Head of Western Languages Division and Bibliographer for Western Europe, Harvard University
  • Brian Vetruba, Germanic Languages and Literatures, Comparative Literature, and European Studies Librarian, Washington University, St. Louis; Chair, GNARP
  • Sarah G. Wenzel, Bibliographer for Literatures of Europe and the Americas, University of Chicago Library

Institutional Partners and Advisors

  • Raphaëlle Bats, Chargée de mission relations internationals, Enssib, Lyon
  • Professor Tom Becker, Berufsverband Information Bibliothek e.V.
  • Bibliothèque Nationale de France
  • Fabrice Gabriel, Director, Institut français, Berlin
  • Dr. Doris Grüter, Romance Studies Information Service (Romanistik FID), Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Bonn
  • Ute Schwens, Director in Frankfurt am Main, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek
  • Dr. Heiner Schnelling, Director, Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg, Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main