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MemberPeter Johan Lor

Semi-retired after a career as librarian, researcher,  library director and library school professor.  Current research focuses on international and comparative librarianship, with an emphasis on research method and on the ethical and political economic aspects of international information relations. Recent publications on libraries in the political process, libraries and peace, and libraries in a post-truth environment.

MemberValerie Hawkins

… ALA (American Library Association) Library at its headquarters in downtown Chicago, answering most of the questions that came in to its reference desk, from member and non-member libraries as well as from the public, for nearly twenty years. Valerie was on the front lines of the transition within librarianship to electronic and online communications, public…
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My first attempt at explaining how all the social media I’ve set up works to increase knowledge on libraries, books and publishing, and technolog…
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Nearly twenty-five years of experience working in special and academic libraries, including 18 years as reference librarian in the Library of the American Library Association.

MemberLaurie Taylor

I’m the Chair of Digital Partnerships & Strategies in UF’s Libraries. I provide leadership for digital partnerships between the UF Libraries and partners across the university, regionally, nationally, and internationally. I work closely with library colleagues to create and sustain supports for collaborations for building collections, community, and capacity, including for the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) and LibraryPress@UF. My work is geared towards enabling a culture of radical collaboration that values and supports diversity, equity, and inclusion.

MemberFletcher Durant

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Fletcher Durant is the Preservation Librarian at the University of Florida Smathers Libraries. His work focuses on the preventive conservation of library and archival materials, the sustainability of cultural heritage, and risk management. He is a trained book and paper conservator and a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation. Prior to joining the University of Florida, he was the Preservation Archivist for NYU Libraries and an Assistant Conservator for Special Collection at the New York Public Library.

MemberMike Furlough

Mike Furlough is Executive Director of HathiTrust Digital Library, an organization that preserves and provides access to millions of digitized books and journals from the collections of more than 120 member libraries. 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 how libraries and universities develop organizational support for emerging scholarly communication practices. Getting the Word Out: Academic Libraries as Scholarly Publishers, which he co-edited with Maria Bonn, was published by the Association of College and Research Libraries in 2015. From 2011-2013 he served as faculty for the ARL/DLF/Duraspace E-Science Institute.  He currently serves on the board of the Digital Preservation Network and was a member of The Future of the Print Record working group sponsored by the Modern Language Association and American Historical Association. 

MemberEric Hellman

Eric Hellman is Co-Founder and President of the Free Ebook Foundation. After 10 years doing physics research at Bell Labs, Eric got interested in electronic publishing, started an e-journal, started a company, built linking technology for libraries, sold that company to OCLC and worked there a few years, started blogging (at Go To Hellman), and then started working to make free ebooks work for libraries and everyone else. Eric has been raising awareness about “privacy leakage” in the internet services of libraries and scholarly publishers and has volunteered with the Library Freedom Project to promote encryption for library and publishing websites. Eric believes that modern cryptographic tools must be widely deployed in the library and publishing industries to ensure digital privacy and security for all.