G. Sayeed Choudhury Appointed CLIR Senior Presidential Fellow

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G. Sayeed Choudhury

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For Immediate Release: December 22, 2008

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G. Sayeed Choudhury Appointed CLIR Senior Presidential Fellow

Washington, D.C.—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is pleased to announce the appointment of G. Sayeed Choudhury as CLIR Senior Presidential Fellow. Mr. Choudhury is associate dean for library digital programs and Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center at the Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University. He is also director of operations for the Institute of Data Intensive Engineering and Science (IDIES) based at Johns Hopkins. Mr. Choudhury serves as principal investigator for projects funded through the National Science Foundation, Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Mellon Foundation.

“I am delighted that Sayeed Choudhury has accepted the appointment of CLIR Distinguished Fellow,” said CLIR President Charles Henry. “Sayeed’s work in support of the humanities and the sciences-a rare combination of expertise and methodological scope-is exemplary. As a Fellow, CLIR will call upon Sayeed for advice and occasional participation in selected conferences and symposia that align with his interests. He will bring to CLIR a unique perspective and a reputation for building successful coalitions of diverse constituencies, something that is at the heart of CLIR’s mission.”

“I am deeply honored to be chosen as a CLIR Distinguished Fellow, especially given the respect that I have for CLIR and the existing Distinguished Fellows,” said Mr. Choudhury. “More than anything, this recognition from CLIR reflects the excellent work of many colleagues within the Sheridan Libraries and many faculty and students at Johns Hopkins and beyond. I look forward to working with CLIR in this capacity,” he added.

Mr. Choudhury’s appointment begins January 1, 2009.

CLIR is an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to expand access to information, however recorded and preserved, as a public good. Through publications, projects, and programs, CLIR works to maintain and improve access to information for generations to come. In partnership with other institutions, CLIR helps create services that expand the concept of “library” and supports the providers and preservers of information. Details about CLIR and its work are available at www.clir.org.