Jill Blaemers is the Senior Editor of SAGE Publishing. She has extensive information industry experience. Former Managing Editor of the CSA (formerly Cambridge Scientific Abstracts) social sciences databases, Ms. Blaemers also held product management responsibility for the social science portfolio of CSA and later ProQuest.

Jeffrey Garrett is an independent researcher and author of CRL’s study on the archiving of web-based primary source content for area and international studies, part of CRL’s Mellon-funded Global Collections Initiative. The study is an appraisal of the scope, functionality, and usefulness of the content archived for use by scholars in history and the social sciences. Garrett was previously Associate University Librarian for Special Libraries and Director of Special Collections and Archives at Northwestern University Library.

Melissa Guy is the Nettie Lee Benson Librarian and Director of the Benson Latin American Collection at the University of Texas Libraries. She has served as Head of Collection Development for the Benson since November 2015. Previously she was the subject specialist for Latin American and Iberian Studies at Arizona State University Libraries.

Irena Knezevic is an Assistant Professor in Communication, Culture, and Health at Carleton University in Ottawa. Knezevic’s areas of expertise include food and culture, food systems, and health. One of her current projects, “Making Data Matter: Analyzing the Material Effects of Big Data Use in the Agri-food Sector,” is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

Sarah Lamdan is an Associate Professor and Faculty Services Librarian at the CUNY School of Law. She specializes in government information access and transparency, especially issues related to environmental law and environmental information access, and teaches on legal research at CUNY. Her blog post “LexisNexis’s Role in ICE Surveillance and Librarian Ethics,” presented on the Law Librarian blog in November 2017, was widely discussed.

Clifford Lynch is the Executive Director for the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), a joint program of the Association of Research Libraries and EDUCAUSE, based in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining CNI, Lynch spent 18 years at the University of California Office of the President, the last 10 as Director of Library Automation. He served as co-chair of the National Academies Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI) from 2011 to 2016. In 2017 Lynch was selected as an Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Fellow.

David Marshall is the Executive Vice Chancellor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and member, CRL Board of Directors. He served for sixteen years as Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts, and from 2005 to 2012 was also Executive Dean of the College of Letters and Science. Before joining UC Santa Barbara, Marshall was a professor at Yale University, where he taught from 1979 to 1997.

Derek R. Peterson is a Professor of History and African Studies at the University of Michigan. His early scholarly work was about the history of African-language literature in Kenya. Currently, with funding from the American Council of Learned Societies and NEH, he is at work on a book about the Ugandan dictator Idi Amin. In 2016 Peterson was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in African Studies and elected Fellow of the British Academy. In 2017 he was named one of the prestigious MacArthur Fellows by the John H. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Virginia Steel has been University Librarian at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) since 2013. Prior to UCLA she was University Librarian at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she oversaw a $100 million expansion and renovation of the largest library on campus. She is past president of the Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA) and is active in the American Library Association. Steel currently serves as Chair on the CRL Board of Directors.

Julie Sweetkind-Singer is the Head of Branner Earth Sciences Library and Map Collections at Stanford University Libraries, and a member of the National Geospatial Advisory Group (NGAC). At Stanford she oversees the map and geospatial data and resources served out of the library and the Stanford Geospatial Center.

The Impact of CRL

Stories illustrating CRL’s impact on research, teaching, collection building and preservation.

Vietnamese Newspapers Essential for Berkeley Dissertation

UC Berkeley graduate student uses CRL’s extensive collection of South Vietnamese newspapers for his dissertation on the social history of the interregnum period, 1963-1967..

Helping Libraries Deal with ‘Big’ Data

At CRL’s 2018 Global Collections Forum, Julie Sweetkind-Singer, Head of Branner Earth Sciences Library and Map Collections at Stanford University Libraries, discussed how satellite imagery and large geospatial datasets are being used as source materials for scholars in a variety of disciplines, and the new types of library support they require.