University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
MA, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, 1974
MA, Library Science, 1974

Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania
BA, Economics, 1965


Washington University.
St. Louis, Missouri, Dean of University Libraries, 1989-present; Vice Chancellor for Scholarly Resources, 1995-2012

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Associate Director for Public Services, 1982-1989

Johns Hopkins University, Milton S. Eisenhower Library, Baltimore, Maryland, Access Librarian and Research Libraries Group Coordinator, 1976-82

Northwestern University, Library, Evanston, Illinois, Librarian, 1974-76

L. Myers Company, Chicago, Illinois, Computer programmer, 1970-71

Peace Corps Volunteer, Bihar, India, 1967-69

American Telephone and Telegraph, Long Lines, White Plains, New York, Data Processing Manager, 1965-67


Resource Sharing

Member, MOBIUS Board, 2009-2012; President, 2010-2011

Chair, Association of Research Libraries Task Force on Collections and Access Issues, 2002-2003

Member, Executive Committee, MOBIUS consortium of Missouri academic libraries, 1998-2001; Chair, 1999-2000

Member, Center for Research Libraries Board, 1994-2000, Budget and Finance Committee, 1992-2000

Member, Board of Governors, Missouri Research Consortium of Libraries (MIRACL), 1996-2012

Chair, OCLC Interlibrary Loan Interoperability Task Force, 1999

Member Association of Research Libraries Access to Research Resources Committee, 1990-1998; and Chair, 1994-1998

Chair, Association of Research Libraries’ oversight committee for the North American Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery Project, 1993-1998

Library and University Technology

Member Washington University School of Medicine Information Technology Committee, 2004-2005

Member, OCLC Members Council, and Member, Digital Libraries and Research Interest Group, 2003-2006, and Chair, 2004-2006; Member, Research Advisory Committee, 2004-2006

Chair, Washington University Common Email Addressing Task Force, 2001-2003

Chair, Search Committee for Executive Director, Missouri Library Network Corporation, 2003 and 1993

Member, Board of Directors, St. Louis Internet Access Consortium (SLIAC), 2002-2007

Co-chair, Washington University Digital Archives Task Force, 2002-2003

Member, Washington University School of Medicine Associate Dean/Chief Information Officer Search Committee, 2001

Chair, Washington University Information Security Task Force, 2000-2001

Member, Missouri Digitization Planning Committee, 2000-, chair, 2004-2007

Chair, Washington University Web Task Force, 1999-2001

Board member, Missouri Library Network Corporation Board, 1991-2001, Board vice president 1992-1995; president, 1995-1998

Member, Steering Committee for Coalition for Networked Information, 1999-2002

University representative, EduCause, 1995-2007

Member, Online Computer Library Center’s Research Libraries Advisory Committee, 1994-1999; and chair, 1996-97

Member, Steering Group for revamping Washington University’s Computing and Communications unit, 1994-95

Member, Board of Directors, National Information Standards Organization, 1990-1994

Member, MIT Information Systems Strategic Plan Advisory Council, 1986-89

Scholarly Communication

Member, PubMed Central National Advisory Committee of the National Institutes of Health, 2005-2008

Member, Advisory Board for the Canadian Research Knowledge Network, a collaborative program of Canadian universities to provide access to digital publications for the academic community nation-wide, 2005-2007

Director, BioOne, a public/private collaboration to publish bioscience research journals, 1999-2007, and chair, BioOne Library Advisory Group, 2003-2006

Collaborator and co-signer, American Association of Universities’ and Association of Research Libraries’ Principles for Emerging Systems of Scholarly Publishing, 2000

Member, Association of Research Libraries Research Collections Committee, 2001-2004, Scholarly Communication Committee, 1999-2001

Founding Member, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, 1998

Other Professional Activities

Member, Association of Research Libraries Task Force on New Ways of Measuring Collections, 2005

Member, Missouri Secretary of State’s Council on Library Development, 2003-2006

Co-chair, Association of Research Libraries/Association of College and Research Libraries Joint Task Force for Recruitment into the Profession, 2002-2003

President, Association of Research Libraries, 2000-2001, and member, Board of Directors, 1996-2002

Member, Association of College and Research Libraries Focus on the Future Task Force, 2001-2003

Member, MIT Libraries Visiting Committee, 2009-2012-

Member, Advisory Council on the Library, Brown University, 2003-2006

External Reviewer, University of Pennsylvania Library, 1999

External Reviewer, Carnegie-Mellon University Library, 1999

Senior Fellow, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Library and Information Science, 1991


Member, Task Force on the Future Organization of the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, 2004

Member, Washington University Sesquicentennial Commission and Chair, Sesquicentennial Exhibits Committee, 2002-2004

Member, University Art Collections and Program Committee, 2002-2008

Member, Washington University Council, 1995-2012

Member, St. Louis Forum, 1996-2000

Member, Washington University Chancellor Search Committee, 1994-95

Member, Washington University Management Team, 1993-1995; chair, Steering Group, 1994-95

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