Ray Bankoski is Vice President, Electronic Asset Management, for Cengage Learning. He oversees all aspects of the capture, conversion and quality assurance of rare material for the Gale Digital Collections product line. In his 17 years at Gale he has worked closely with dozens of institutions including Yale, Harvard, the British Library and the Smithsonian in the digitalization of their rare materials, resulting in the release of more than 50 products.

Gwen Bird is University Librarian and Dean of Libraries at Simon Fraser University. She served as Executive Director of the Vancouver-based Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL) from 2011-2014. She was Associate University Librarian for Collections Services at Simon Fraser University from 2005-11, before returning to head the library in 2014.  She holds a Master of Library Science degree from the University of British Columbia

Susan Bokern is Vice President, Information Solutions, at ProQuest. Before joining ProQuest, Bokern held senior leadership positions at NewsBank; New Century Network (NCN), an online consortia of major newspapers; and at Gannett and USA TODAY. 

Mike Furlough is Executive Director of HathiTrust. He oversees a digital repository containing millions of public domain and in copyright volumes, digitized from partnering institution libraries and other sources. In 2013-2014 he served as an inaugural member of HathiTrust's Program Steering Committee. Furlough has more than a dozen years of experience leading initiatives in digital scholarship, content stewardship, and scholarly communications. He served as Associate Dean for Research and Scholarly Communications at Penn State University, and as Director of Digital Research and Instructional Services at the University of Virginia.

Susan Gibbons is University Librarian and Deputy Provost for Libraries and Scholarly Communication at Yale University. She was appointed in 2008 as the Vice Provost and Dean of River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester, before moving to Yale in 2011. She holds several masters degrees and a PhD in higher education administration from the University of Rochester. She is completing a second term on CRL’s Board of Directors.

Denise Hibay is Susan and Douglas Dillon Head of Collection Development at the New York Public Library. Since joining New York Public in 1987, Hibay has held positions as Collection Development Librarian for Latin America, Spain & Portugal, Assistant Chief Librarian for Collection Development, and Interim Director for Collections Strategy.  Recently she has worked with MaRLI and ReCAP partners to develop plans for a shared print collection. She received an MLS from the University of Pittsburgh and an MA in Latin American Studies from New York University. 

Mark Jacobs  has served as Executive Director of the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) since 2010. Jacobs was previously on the staff of Georgetown University Library, serving as Associate University Librarian for Access and Public Services from 1992-2008, and subsequently as AUL for External Relations and Communications. The WRLC, comprising nine universities in the Washington, DC area, provides a shared online catalog and integrated library system, collaborative digital collections, and a high-density storage facility that houses a shared print journal archive and a shared print monograph collection.

David Magier has served as Associate University Librarian for Collection Development at Princeton University since 2008. He was South Asia Librarian and Head of Area Studies at Columbia University for 22 years previously. Magier holds a PhD in South Asian Linguistics from Berkeley.

Deanna Marcum is Managing Director of Ithaka S + R, leading research and consulting services to assist universities and colleges, libraries, publishers, and cultural institutions make the transition to a digital environment. She oversaw library services at the Library of Congress from 2003-2011, where she was also responsible for integrating emerging digital resources into the traditional library. She served as president of the newly formed Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) from 1997-2003. Marcum holds a PhD in American Studies.

Mary Miller is Director of Collection Management and Preservation at the University of Minnesota. She oversees a department providing strategic stewardship of content to ensure continuing access. At the 2015 Charleston Conference Miller participated in a panel on best practices and tools for thoughtful withdrawal of monographs, drawing on findings from the 2015 survey of ARL and Oberlin Group Libraries. She holds an MLIS degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Jacob Nadal is Executive Director of the Research Collections and Preservation Consortium (ReCAP) located at Princeton, where he oversees the preservation repository and resource sharing services jointly owned by Columbia University, The New York Public Library. and Princeton University. ReCAP has undertaken a planning project, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to transform the partnership from management of independent collections in a shared facility to management of a shared collection. Nadal was preservation officer at the University of California, Los Angeles, from 2008-2012, and served as the director of library and archives at the Brooklyn Historical Society from 2012-2014. He holds an MLS from Indiana University.

James O'Donnell is University Librarian at Arizona State University and a professor in the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at ASU. O’Donnell previously served as provost for a decade at Georgetown University. A classicist, he has also been described as a “pioneer in emerging digital technologies,” having started the first online open access journal in the humanities and served as chief information officer of the University of Pennsylvania from 1996-2002. He currently chairs the board of directors of the American Council of Learned Societies. O’Donnell holds a PhD from Yale University.

Virginia Steel is University Librarian at the University of California, Los Angeles. Steel was Director of Libraries at Washington State University from 2001-2005, and has also served as Associate Director for Public Services at MIT (1997–2001), and in various positions at the University of California, San Diego, and Arizona State University. She holds an MA from the University of Chicago. Steel also serves on the CRL Board of Directors.

Craig Van Dyck was named Executive Director of CLOCKSS in 2015, having served as a CLOCKSS board member and advisor. He worked in scholarly publishing for 37 years, at John Wiley and at Springer-Verlag New York. He has participated in many industry standards initiatives including the Boards of Directors of CLOCKSS, ORCID, CrossRef, the Society for Scholarly Publishing, and the International DOI Foundation, and on the Portico Advisory Committee and the CHORUS Technical Working Group. 

Kate Wittenberg has served as Managing Director of Portico since 2011, previously handling Client and Partnership Development for Ithaka S+R. Wittenberg was Editor-in-chief of Columbia University Press until 1999, and then founded and directed EPIC (the Electronic Publishing Initiative at Columbia). EPIC was a pioneering initiative in digital publishing, and a model publishing partnership for libraries, presses, and academic IT departments.


Martha Hruska, University of California, San Diego, CRL Collections and Services Policy Committee

Karla Strieb, Ohio State University, CRL Collections and Services Policy Committee

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.