CIFNAL Steering Committee

CIFNAL shall be managed by a Steering Committee comprised of elected representatives from the membership.

The Steering Committee is empowered to conduct the business of CIFNAL in accordance with the recommendations of the membership; approve and enact project activities; discuss and recommend future policy or changes in policy to be adopted by the membership; make budgetary decisions for CIFNAL; approach funding agencies; conduct periodic membership drives; and maintain communication with scholarly and professional associations as well as with other, similar cooperative projects.

Current Members of the CIFNAL Steering Committee:

CIFNAL Chair (2023-2026):  Claude Potts (University of California, Berkeley)

Secretary (2023-2026):  Emma Popowich, University of Manitoba

Members-at-Large (2023-2025):

Paula Carns, University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign

Joanneke Fleischauer (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) 

Members-at-Large (2022-2024):

Laura Martin, University of Wisconsin Madison
Jessica Grzegorski, Newberry Library

Engaging Francophone Partners Working Group Chair (2023-2025):
Hélène Huet, University of Florida

Collection Development Working Group Chair (2023-2025):
Monica Moore, University of Notre Dame


Ex Officio Member:
Marlies Bauhofer, Center for Research Libraries


CIFNAL Steering Committee Meeting Minutes and other information related to the ongoing work of the CIFNAL Steering Committee can be found in the CIFNAL Steering Committee Workspace. Meeting Minutes of the CIFNAL Members Meetings and other information related to CIFNAL can be found in the CIFNAL Workspace. The CIFNAL Workspaces are wiki tools that members can access to review and edit or add content. They are open only to CIFNAL Members. Contact the CRL representative Marlies Bauhofer for information on access to the Workspace.

Event Highlight

New Directions for Libraries, Scholars, and Partnerships: and International Symposium

Friday, October 13, 2017
Frankfurt, Germany

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Featured: Bibliothèque Bleue

CIFNAL is collaborating with the University of Chicago to add text-searching and analysis capabilities to Bibliothèque Bleue, a collection of fiction, popularized histories, and advice manuals printed in France in the 17th to the early 19th centuries.