Clare Appavoo is the Executive Director of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN). Claire joined CRKN in 2012, and was reappointed as Executive Director for a five year term in 2018. Prior to joining CRKN, Clare worked as Director, Sales and Strategic Support at Ingram, Coutts Information Services where she worked closely with university libraries across North America to provide collections and acquisitions services for monographic content.

Karen Colbron is a Digital Content Manager at Jisc. In her role she facilitates the access and use of digital content for learning, teaching and research. Karen’s background is as a digital archivist with experience in the areas of preservation and access to multimedia collections, copyright, and contracts. Before joining Jisc Karen worked for the BBC Archives.

Nancy Godleski is the Associate University Librarian for Collections and Core Services at Vanderbilt University Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries. In this role she is responsible for coordinating collection development activities for eight campus libraries as well as directing activities for the library’s off-campus storage facility (annex) and interlibrary loan/document delivery service. Most recently, she was an account executive with ProQuest Government Information Services. Prior to that, Godleski was the Kaplanoff Librarian for American History and American Studies at the Yale University Library.

Deborah Heller is the Acting Director of the Pace Law Library. She began working at Pace University as the Environmental Law Librarian in January 2018. Previously, Deborah worked at Columbia University’s Arthur W. Diamond Law Library as a Reference Librarian and later Head of Public Services. Deborah is an active member of the American Association of Law Libraries and currently serves as the Vice Chair of AALL’s Committee on Vendor Relations.

Julie Linden is the Director of Collection Development at Yale University Library. In this position, she leads and manages collection development activities in all formats for the library, directs the creation of collection development policies and best practices, and is the Chair the library's Collection Steering Committee. Previously she served as the Head of Collection Management for the Center for Science and Social Science Information from 2011-2013.

Paola Marchionni is the Head of Digital Resources for teaching, learning and research at Jisc. Paola leads the overall strategic and operational responsibility for a number of services and projects aimed at improving access to digital collections in support of teaching and research in higher education. Previously, Paola served as Jisc’s Program Manager, overseeing a number of large-scale digitization programs and projects.

Craig Olsvik is the Senior Content and Licensing Officer at the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN), having joined CRKN in 2011. Craig is responsible for coordinating CRKN’s negotiation processes, managing on-going contracts, and supporting license maintenance.

Jason Sokoloff is the Head of the Foster Business Library at the University of Washington, where he manages collections and services that support researchers in the School of Business and in entrepreneurial and commercialization endeavors campus wide. Jason has served the UW Libraries in strategic planning leadership and as President of the UW Association of Librarians. He is active on the executive board of the Academic Business Library Directors and recently served on the Association of College and Research Libraries President’s Program Committee.

Christine Stamison is the Executive Director of Northeast Research Libraries Consortium (NERL). Christine Stamison came to NERL in 2013 after NERL moved to the Center for Research Libraries. Christine came with valuable experience in negotiating contracts and managing customer relations during her work with a subscription agency for 20 years. Previously she worked at the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago libraries.

Monica Ward is the Head of Collection Strategy at the University of Ottawa Library, which she joined in 2018. Most recently, Monica was the Senior Content & Licensing Officer at the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) where she was responsible for the content program including coordinating the renewal and negotiations process, on-going license agreement management, and license maintenance support.

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.