Susan Perry Appointed CLIR Interim President

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CLIR Press Releases

For Immediate Release: June 8, 2006

Kathlin Smith

Susan Perry Appointed CLIR Interim President

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Board of the Council on Library and
Information Resources (CLIR) today announced the appointment of Susan Perry
as interim president, effective July 1.

“We feel very fortunate that Ms. Perry has agreed to lead CLIR as the Board
continues its search for a permanent president,” said Chairman Charles
Phelps. “Her energy, ability, and years of experience with CLIR, as well as
her reputation in the field, will serve the organization well in the months

Susan Perry will succeed Nancy Davenport, who steps down June 30.

Ms. Perry joined the CLIR staff in 2001 on assignment from The Andrew W.
Mellon Foundation. As director of programs at CLIR, her portfolio has
included serving as co-dean of the Frye Leadership Institute, and as staff
officer for the Academic Librarians Advisory Committee, the CLIR Chief
Information Officers Group, and the initiative for workflow restructuring.
Ms. Perry has simultaneously served as a senior advisor to the Mellon
Foundation, working on a range of initiatives for liberal arts colleges’
library and information technology services.

Ms. Perry was formerly director of library, information, and technology
services at Mount Holyoke College, where her work focused on integrating the
college’s library and information technology services.

“I am honored to be asked to lead the staff during this transition,” said
Ms. Perry, “and to support the fine work CLIR has done over the years in
serving as a catalyst for moving library, information, and scholarly
communication issues forward.”

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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