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…

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.

MemberMarlena Cravens

My dissertation, Among Aliens Abroad, uncovers the techniques used by the Spanish Empire to translate the indigenous languages and cultures of the New World. It reveals how Spanish colonization depended on erasing and selectively rewriting native languages. My research is supported by the 2019-2020 CLIR/Library of Congress Mellon Dissertation Fellowship in the Humanities in Original Sources, the 2019 Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies Consortium Fellowship, and the 2020-2021 University Graduate Continuing Fellowship from the University of Texas.   I draw upon digital resources such as Voyant, Palladio, and Python, as well as physical and digital collections in the Americas and Spain, including John Carter Brown Library, the LLILAS Benson Library, the Harry Ransom Center, the Huntington Library, the National Library of Spain, and the Library of Congress, each of which has important collections containing New World indigenous grammars, dictionaries, travel accounts, translated catechisms, and “histories.”

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. 

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.

MemberKaryn Hinkle

…Art Libraries Society of North America: ARLIS/NA 48th Annual Conference
St. Louis, Missouri, April 2020
Convener and moderator: “Now Screening: How Films and Video Enhance Documentation of the Decorative Arts”…
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Karyn Hinkle is the visual and performing arts librarian at the University of Kentucky Libraries. She has worked in art libraries for over 10 years, including stints at the Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives and the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture, and Northwestern University. She holds a master’s degree in library science from the Pratt Institute, and a bachelor’s degree in art history from the University of Kentucky.