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Amy Friedlander Named CLIR Director of Programs

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For Immediate Release: April 9, 2007

Kathlin Smith

Amy Friedlander Named CLIR Director of Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Amy Friedlander has been appointed director of programs of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). She will start April 30.

Ms. Friedlander is senior program manager at Shinkuro, Inc., a U.S.-based research and development company. She has done extensive work at the intersection of public policy, technology, education, and outreach. Prior to Shinkuro, she was special projects associate at CLIR, working with the Library of Congress to help organize its initiative in long-term preservation of digital content, the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP). Before her tenure at CLIR, she was associate director for research at SAIC’s Center for Information and Strategy Policy, where she founded the online magazine, iMP: The Magazine on Information Impacts, examining the issues that arise at the interface between information technology and public policy. Ms. Friedlander was also the founding editor of D-Lib Magazine, and is the author or editor of numerous reports and articles on information technologies and their societal implications, including a series on the history of large-scale, technology-intensive infrastructure in the United States, which is published by the Corporation for National Research Initiatives. She holds an AB from Vassar College, an MSLS from The Catholic University of America, and MA and PhD degrees from Emory University.

“CLIR is most fortunate to have Amy Friedlander as the new director of programs,” said CLIR President Chuck Henry. “Amy is a nationally recognized leader and brings a unique breadth of interests and expertise, both conceptual and technical, to the Council. She will be integral to the success of advancing CLIR’s agenda, particularly in the areas of cyberinfrastructure, new models of knowledge organization, and emerging research methodologies. Her extensive knowledge of the science and engineering communities, and the high regard in which she is held, will help to guide CLIR as we work more programmatically with these constituencies.”

“I am grateful for the opportunity to participate in the exciting agenda that Chuck Henry has laid out and look forward to joining the team at CLIR,” said Ms. Friedlander.

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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