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CLIR Board Elects New Officers

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For Immediate Release:

November 1, 2004

Contact: Kathlin Smith

Washington, D.C.—The Board of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) elected three new officers at its semiannual meeting October 29. Charles Phelps, provost at the University of Rochester, was named chair, succeeding Stanley Chodorow, professor at the University of California, San Diego. Mr. Phelps has served on CLIR’s Board since 1998.

Herman Pabbruwe, chief executive officer of the Netherlands-based Brill Publishing, was elected treasurer, succeeding Dan Tonkery, vice president of information services at EBSCO. Mr. Pabbruwe joined the CLIR Board in 2002.

James Williams, II, dean of libraries at the University of Colorado at Boulder, succeeds Jerry Campbell, chief information officer and dean of the university libraries at the University of Southern California, as secretary. Mr. Williams joined the CLIR Board in 2002.

Paula Kaufman, university librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will continue to serve as vice chair. She joined the CLIR Board in 2001.

Each of the three new officers will serve a three-year term.

Mr. Chodorow, Mr. Tonkery, and Mr. Campbell retired after each serving nine years on the CLIR Board, the maximum allowed by the organization’s bylaws. Board member Paul LeClerc, president of the New York Public Library, also retired after nine years of service.

“I am indebted to the retiring Board members for their years of contributions to this organization,” said CLIR President Nancy Davenport. “They have positioned CLIR well to address the complex challenges that face libraries and information organizations. I look forward to working with the new officers in developing a strategic plan that reflects the key concerns of this community,” she added.

The Council on Library and Information Resources is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the management of information for research, teaching, and learning. CLIR works to expand access to information, however recorded and preserved, as a public good.

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