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Clare Appavoo

Clare Appavoo has been the Executive Director of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) since December 2012. CRKN members represent 76 academic libraries across Canada that include world-class research institutions, innovative teaching-focused institutions, as well as two national libraries, Canada’s largest public library system, and GLAM institutions. CRKN empowers researchers, educators, and society with greater access to the world’s research and Canada’s preserved documentary heritage, now and for future generations. As a national library consortia, CRKN licenses $125M annually on behalf of Canadian Universities.

As an innovative leader, Clare has overseen several collaborative content initiatives at CRKN including the partnership with Érudit in the open access initiative Coalition Publica. In April 2018, CRKN merged with Canadiana.org, resulting in CRKN taking responsibility for the development of the Canadiana collections and a robust digitization and preservation program. At the beginning of 2019, CRKN removed the paywall to Canadiana content, making over 60 million pages of digitized documentary heritage, accessible at no charge, demonstrating CRKN’s commitment to open scholarship.

Mike Furlough

Mike Furlough is Executive Director of HathiTrust, an organization supported by over 150 academic and research institutions dedicated to collecting and preserving the scholarly and cultural record. He oversees the management of this trusted digital repository holding over 17 million volumes, and leading-edge services such as access for users with print disabilities, copyright research, text and data mining, and a distributed print archive among HathiTrust’s members. Previously Furlough served as the Associate Dean for Research and Scholarly Communications at the Pennsylvania State University Libraries (2006-2014) and led digital scholarship services at the University of Virginia Library (1998-2006). His research has focused on developing organizational and financial support models for emerging scholarly communication practices. Getting the Word Out: Academic Libraries as Scholarly Publishers, which he co-edited with Maria Bonn, was published in 2015. From 2011-2013 he served as faculty for the ARL/DLF/Duraspace E-Science Institute.

Deborah Jakubs

Deborah Jakubs is the Rita DiGiallonardo Holloway University Librarian and Vice Provost for Library Affairs at Duke University. Prior to her appointment in 2005, she served as the Director of Collections Services, the founding head of the International and Area Studies Department, and Librarian for Latin America and Iberia at Duke. As Visiting Program Officer at the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), she launched the Global Resources Program, a joint initiative of ARL and the Association of American Universities (AAU), and directed it from 1996 until 2002.

Jakubs holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, an M.L.I.S. from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Latin American history from Stanford University. She is an adjunct associate professor of history at Duke.

She has been a consultant to library systems in Chile and Turkey, as well as in the U.S. She has served as Director and Associate Director of the Consortium on Latin American Studies at Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill, and was a founding member of the steering committee for the Program for Latin American Libraries and Archives, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered for nearly twenty years by Harvard’s Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

Jakubs is a past president of both ARL and the Board of OLE (Open Library Environment). Jakubs has published on library management, global libraries and area studies, international education, and Latin American studies. Her scholarship has focused on the social history of Latin America, immigration to Argentina, and the history of tango.

Adriene Lim

Dr. Adriene Lim is the Dean of Libraries at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she provides administrative leadership and vision for a large library system consisting of eight libraries. Before joining the University of Maryland in August 2019, Dr. Lim was Dean of Libraries and Philip H. Knight Chair at the University of Oregon. She also served as Dean of Libraries at Oakland University in Michigan, and served in a variety of leadership roles at Portland State University in Oregon, including Interim University Librarian. In her early career, Lim served as Head of Digital Library Services at Wayne State University and the Systems Librarian/ Head of Database Management for the Detroit Area Library Network (DALNET).

Lim earned her Ph.D. in library and information science (LIS), specializing in managerial leadership, at Simmons University in Boston. A first-generation college student and native of Detroit, she holds a master’s degree in LIS and a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, both summa cum laude, from Wayne State University. She has published numerous articles and book chapters, and given presentations about managerial leadership, technology, diversity, and other topics at the international, national, and state levels, and has been active in the American Library Association (ALA), the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). She currently serves on the boards of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Center for Research Libraries (CRL).

In addition to receiving several community and collaborative awards over the years, Lim was honored with the Loleta D. Fyan Award for creative library service from the Michigan Library Association and the Butler Award for excellence in faculty service at Portland State. She also received a full, competitive scholarship for the doctoral program at Simmons University and a scholarship to participate as a fellow in the Frye Leadership Institute. She was elected to serve on the national LITA Board and ALA Council in 2010-2013. Among her scholarly articles, Lim was the author of a paper on readability published in the Journal of Academic Librarianship, named among the “Top 20 Articles in 2010” by the Library Instruction Round Table of the American Library Association.

Kathy Peiss

Kathy Peiss is the Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of American History at the University of Pennsylvania. Her work explores modern American cultural history, gender and sexuality, consumer culture, and the history of books, libraries, and information. She is the author of Information Hunters: When Librarians, Soldiers, and Spies Banded Together in World War II Europe, published in early 2020 by Oxford University Press. Other books include Cheap Amusements: Working Women and Leisure in Turn-of-the-Century New York (1986), Hope in a Jar: The Making of America's Beauty Culture (1998), and Zoot Suit: The Enigmatic Career of an Extreme Style (2011). She has also served as a consultant to museums, archives, and public history projects, and appeared in the documentary films New York, Miss America, and The Powder and the Glory.

Roger Schonfeld

Roger C. Schonfeld is director of Ithaka S+R’s Libraries, Scholarly Communication, and Museums program. Roger and the team of methodological experts and analysts that comprise the program conduct research and provide advisory services to drive evidence-based innovation and leadership among libraries, publishers, and museums to foster research, learning, and preservation. This has included extensive survey research of faculty members, students, and the directors of libraries and museums, as well as collaborative qualitative studies that have examined research practices and support needs in ten academic disciplines involving more than 100 universities. Additional research and policy projects have sought to bolster organizational leadership, diversity and community engagement, and collections management and preservation. The team provides strategic guidance and advisory services for content providers, software companies, university presses, and academic libraries on the transformation of scholarly communications and the research workflow.

Roger currently serves on advisory committees for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting and the Center for Research Libraries. Previously, he has served on the NSF Blue Ribbon Task Force for Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access and NISO’s Open Discovery Initiative. Roger has testified before the US House of Representatives on government publishing, advocating for strong approaches to digital preservation. He has authored dozens of research reports, articles, and briefing papers, and his writings can be found at Ithaka S+R and the Scholarly Kitchen. He also tweets at @rschon.

Roger was previously a research associate at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. There, he collaborated on The Game of Life: College Sports and Academic Values with James Shulman and William G. Bowen (Princeton University Press, 2000). He also wrote JSTOR: A History (Princeton University Press, 2003), focusing on the development of a sustainable not-for-profit business model for the digitization and preservation of scholarly texts. He received degrees in library and information science from Syracuse University and in English Literature from Yale University.

Katherine Skinner

Dr. Katherine Skinner is the Executive Director of the Educopia Institute, a not-for-profit educational organization that empowers collaborative communities to create, share, and preserve knowledge. She has helped to found and guide the development trajectories of four thriving community-owned and community-governed networks: the MetaArchive Cooperative (since 2004), the Library Publishing Coalition (since 2012), BitCurator Consortium (since 2013), and the Software Preservation Network (since 2016). 

Skinner received her PhD in American Studies from Emory University, and her work with communities is deeply informed by her work in sociology and social movement theories. She has co-edited three books and has authored and co-authored numerous reports and articles, including Community Cultivation – A Field Guide (2018). She serves as Principal Investigator for research projects on digital preservation (OSSArcFlow, BitcuratorEdu), and scholarly communication (Next Generation Library Publishing), and she also currently is helping to activate several information management communities, including the Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communication (C4DISC), the Coalition of Open Knowledge Institutions (COKI), Internet Archive's Community Webs program, and the Maintainers. She regularly provides consultation services on community cultivation, facilitation, transition planning, and sustainability.

Denise Stephens

As vice provost and university librarian, Denise Stephens manages the University Libraries’ nine locations, the system’s vast archives and special collections, and more than 150 professional and support staff. Prior to coming to Washington University, Stephens served as university librarian at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she planned and executed the $80 million expansion and update of the university’s library.

Stephens has had leadership roles at several other academic libraries in the U.S., including the University of Kansas, where she held positions as strategic and organizational research librarian, information management coordinator and vice provost for information services. She also served as a librarian at Syracuse University and the University of Virginia. Stephens earned both her undergraduate degree and master of library and information science degree from the University of Oklahoma.

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.