John P. Abbott has been Coordinator, Collection Development at Appalachian State University since 1998. He previously worked at NC State and Texas A&M. Earlier lives include field biologist, assistant pig farmer, and, in the summer of 1972, making Preparation H. John holds BS and MS degrees from Colorado State University and an MLS degree from Florida State.
Rick Anderson is Director of Resource Acquisition at the University of Nevada, Reno. He has worked previously as a bibliographer for Yankee Book Peddler, Inc., as Head Acquisitions Librarian for the University of North Carolina, Greensboro and as Electronic Resources and Serials Coordinator at Nevada. He serves on the editorial boards of ACQNET and Library Collections, Acquisitions and Technical Services and edits the Sound Recording Reviews column for Notes (the quarterly journal of the Music Library Association). He writes a regular op-ed column for Against the Grain entitled "In My Humble (But Correct) Opinion," and his book, Buying and Contracting for Resources and Services: A How-to-Do-It Manual for Librarians, was published last year by Neal-Schuman. He speaks and writes regularly on vendor relations, license negotiation, and the future of librarianship, and is feared and hated by directory-scam perpetrators all across North America.
Rosann Bazirjian is the University Librarian at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Before coming to UNCG she was at Pennsylvania State University, where she served as Assistant Dean for Technical and Access Services since 1999. Her previously held positions were at Florida State University, Syracuse University and the University of West Florida. She is a former member of the PALINET Board of Trustees and of the OCLC Members Council and has served on committees and task forces of several professional library organizations. The author of 28 articles, chapters, and reviews, Ms. Bazirjian has co-edited four volumes of the annual Charleston Conference Proceedings. At Penn State, she was involved in several projects involving the use of information technology to enhance library services. In July 2005, she will become President of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services.
Beth Bernhardt is the Electronic Journals / Document Delivery Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has her graduate degree in Library Science from the University of South Carolina. She is responsible for providing electronic journal access to all faculty, staff and students at the University. Beth has seventeen years of experience working in academic libraries.
Robert W. Boissy is currently Manager of Subscription Agent Relations for Springer. This is a new role with responsibilities that are still in the development stages, but the creation of service level agreements with all major agents is definitely part of the picture. Prior to taking this role in March 2005, Bob was an Academic Licensing Manager for Springer and Kluwer Academic Publishers for 2 years. Before that he held several positions over 15 years relating to data exchange services at the Faxon subscription agency. Bob holds an MLS from SUNY Albany and a Certificate of Advanced Study from the Syracuse University School of Information Studies.
Tim Bucknall is Assistant Director for Information Technologies at Jackson Library, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is chair of the NC LIVE Web Advisory Committee and one of the inventors of Journal Finder and the first OpenURL link resolver to go into production in the United States. He is also the faciliator of the newly created Carolina Consortium.
Adam Chesler joined the American Chemical Society in February 2004. As Assistant Director for Library Relations/Sales Manager, he supervises the North/South American sales team and works closely with subscription agents and other ACS trading partners. He also serves as ACS's ambassador to, and ombudsman for, the library community, to ensure they have a voice in the development of the organization's publishing policies and practices. Previously, Adam worked for Ingenta, as Vice President of New Business, working with both publishers interested in building an online presence for their books and journals, and with libraries seeking to streamline their access to digital content. From 1985 through 2002, Adam worked at Kluwer Academic Publishers (now part of Springer Business and Media), one of the largest academic content providers in the world, where he helped develop the Kluwer Online (electronic books and journals) service. Adam is extremely active in the profession, and has spoken numerous times at the NC Serials Conference as well as at many other national and international conferences.
Eleanor Cook is Serials Coordinator & Professor at Appalachian State University, where she has worked since 1990. Prior to this she held positions at UNC-Chapel Hill, Georgia Institute of Technology and North Carolina State University. Eleanor was President of the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) in 2002/2003. She has been Chief Editor of ACQNET-L, an Internet discussion list for acquisitions topics, since 1994, and is on the editorial boards of the Serials Librarian and Against the Grain.
Evelyn P. Council is currently serving the Chesnutt Library at Fayetteville State University as the Associate Director for Collection Development. Previously, she has served Chesnutt Library in the positions of Head Periodicals Librarian, Assistant Reference Librarian and Assistant Periodicals Librarian. Evelyn has served as a member of the North Carolina Serials Planning Committee since its inception and is a M.S.L.S. graduate of NCCUSLIS.
Rebecca Day is Director of Account Development for EBSCO Information Services' Southeast Regional Office in Birmingham, Ala. She has worked for EBSCO for 7 years, first in Marketing and Communications, and for the past 3 as a liaison between publishers and customers, working primarily with e-journal packages and consortia purchasing. Rebecca holds a degree in Communications from Samford University.
Yvette Diven has been a library-focused Bowker employee for 12 years. Her Bowker experience has spanned CD-ROM development, database licensing, and the development of web-based services. As Director of Serials Product Development, Yvette's primary focus is on bringing new suites of products to library professionals and library patrons to enhance serials search, discovery, and understanding. Yvette is member of the ISSN Standards Revision Working Group (ISO/TC46/SC9/WG5), and actively participates in and presents at conferences, regional meetings, and user groups each year. Prior to her Bowker career, Yvette worked in library automation and database design, and was the assistant editor for a legal history journal. She holds a B.A. summa cum laude in History & Philosophy from Cal Poly Pomona U., and M.A. in History from UC Santa Barbara.
Audrey Fenner, MLS, BMus, BMusEd, ARCT, is Head of the Acquisition Department at Walter Clinton Jackson Library, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. A librarian since 1984, Ms. Fenner has held professional positions in academic, research, business, government, and public libraries in the United States and Canada. She has had experience in a wide variety of library settings, from a one-person branch library housed in a trailer in the Arizona desert, to the National Library of Canada, where she did both cataloging and reference work in two languages.
Nancy Gibbs is currently head of Acquisitions at Duke University Libraries. She has her graduate degree from the University of Denver. She had worked at Penn State University Libraries as a Reference Librarian and Head of Personnel, Auburn University as a Humanities Cataloger and Approval Plan Librarian, and at NC State Universities Libraries as Head of Acquisitions.
Barbara Gushrowski is Serials Librarian at the Sampson-Livermore Library of University of North Carolina Pembroke and enjoys the challenges presented in serials management. One of the greatest challenges is determining use of print and electronic journals. Barb is currently working with colleagues in developing and applying criteria to measure use of electronic resources at UNCP.
Patricia Bowers Hudson is the US Marketing Manager for Oxford Journals, a division of Oxford University Press. Tricia began her publishing career at the Radcliffe Publishing Course. After marketing publications for The Voyager Company and the UNC School of Government, she found her true serials calling in the journals marketing department of Duke University Press. She moved to OUP in 1999, initially marketing OUP's science and medical journals in North America. In her free time, Tricia enjoys luring local undergraduates into publishing careers, and she speaks at Duke and UNC regularly. The daughter of a librarian, and a long-time student library assistant, Tricia especially enjoys working with the library community and is thrilled to be speaking at the NC Serials Conference.
Linda Kubala is a Reference Librarian and the Web Resources Librarian (webmaster) for the Francis A. Drexel Library at Saint Joseph's University. In addition to serving on University committees, Linda served on the board of ACRL's Delaware Valley Chapter as webmaster for five years.
Selden Durgom Lamoureux is currently the Electronic Resources Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Selden has over 5 years of experience with electronic resources licensing and management. A graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science, she also serves as adjunct professor there. Selden has worked closely with a number of graduate students in independent studies focusing on electronic resources; is active in the profession; and has spoken at several national conferences, including NASIG and Charleston. In addition to her other duties, Selden currently serves on the ALA ALCTS Acquisitions Committee.
Kristine E. Mudrick is the Serials/Electronic Resources Librarian for the Francis A. Drexel Library at Saint Joseph's University. She was formerly the library director for Chowan College, Murfreesboro, NC. Employed in academic libraries for over 25 years, her experience includes technical services, public services, and senior leadership positions.
Andrew K. Pace is Head of Systems at NCSU Libraries, where he has participated in several successful initiatives, including a major ILS migration, E-Book circulation, web Interface design, a laptop lending program, and development of NCSU Libraries' electronic resource management system. Prior to NCSU, Pace was a product manager for library vendor, Innovative Interfaces. Pace is an at-large member of the LITA Board, and is active in the Open eBook Forum (OeBF) and NISO. He is currently co-chair of the NISO Metasearch Initiative. Pace is a frequent speaker and writer on several library topics. He has a regular column in Computers in Libraries magazine titled "Coming Full Circle," and is the "Technically Speaking" columnist for American Libraries magazine. His first book, The Ultimate Digital Library: Where the New Information Players Meet, was published by ALA Editions in 2003.
T. Scott Plutchak has been the editor of the Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) since 1999. The JMLA began publishing as an open access journal, hosted on PubMed Central, in 2001. Plutchak is currently Associate Professor and Director of the Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He began his library career with a post-graduate appointment as a Library Associate at the National Library of Medicine, where he spent several years as a Technical Information Specialist before going to St. Louis University as Associate Director and then Director before moving to Birmingham in 1995. In 2001 he was named Academic Librarian of the Year by the Medical Library Association. He is a frequent guest speaker on topics ranging from intellectual property issues to scholarly communication to the future of librarianship.
Frieda Rosenberg is Head of Serials Cataloging and Interim Head of Cataloging at the Academic Affairs Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has an MA from Johns Hopkins University and an MSLS from UNC-CH. She has worked in libraries since 1968, with serials since 1979, and with CONSER since 1997. She is a member of CONSER's Serials Cataloging Cooperative Training Program and its Publication Patterns Initiative. With the Initiative, she has studied some of the FRBR-inspired ideas for grouping serial titles for easier access in (and out of) catalogs. Frieda won the Bowker/Ulrich's Serials Librarianship Award in 2003.
Allan Scherlen is Collection Development Librarian for the Social Sciences at Appalachian State University Libraries in Boone, North Carolina. Allan is active in ALCTS and the Government Relations Committee of ACRL and is currently co-editor of The Balance Point column in Serials Review. Allan presented on the topic of Open Access last year at both ALA and The Mexican Library Association (AMBAC) conferences.
James N. Siedow received his BA from the University of Texas at Austin in 1969 and completed his Ph.D. in plant biochemistry from Indiana University in 1972. He did postdoctoral research at the University of Michigan and Rice University before joining the Duke faculty as an Assistant Professor of Botany in 1976. He became a Full Professor of Botany in 1987 and a Professor of Biology in 2000. He was a recipient of the Trinity College Distinguished Teaching Award in 1984. Past service at Duke includes election to the Executive Committee of the Academic Council (1992-93) and as Chair of the Academic Council (1994-96). He also served as the Dean of Faculty Development in Arts and Sciences from 1997-99. He became Vice Provost for Research in January, 2001.
Professionally, Siedow has held numerous positions in the American Society of Plant Physiologists (ASPB), including President, Secretary, and Chair of the Board of Trustees and Public Affairs Committee. He currently chairs the ASPB Education Foundation. He spent a year as a Program Director of the Cellular Biochemistry Program at the National Science Foundation in 1998-99. He has served as an Associate Editor of the journal Plant Physiology and Editor of Plant Science and is currently an Associate Editor of Plant Molecular Biology and serves on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Current Opinion in Plant Biology and Genome Biology.
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