CLIR Board Elects New Members W. Joseph King and Joachim Küpper

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W. Joseph King
Joachim Küpper

CLIR Press Releases

For Immediate Release: February 18, 2010

Kathlin Smith

CLIR Board Elects New Members W. Joseph King and Joachim Küpper

Washington, DC—The Board of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has elected new members W. Joseph (Joey) King, executive director of the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE), and Joachim Küpper, dean of humanities at the Free University of Berlin and director of the university’s Dahlem Humanities Center. Their terms will begin April 2010.

Mr. King is concurrently vice president for innovation at Southwestern University. Previously, he was executive director of Rice University’s Connexions, a leading open education system with more than one million unique visitors per month. He serves on the oversight board of Connexions and as chairman of the board of Rice University Press, the first fully digital academic press.

Mr. Küpper is professor of Romance Philology and Comparative Literature at the Free University of Berlin. From 2003-2009, he was a visiting associate professor in the Department of Romance Languages and Literature at Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Küpper is general editor of Poetica, and a member of Leopoldina/German National Academy of Sciences.

“We are pleased to welcome these distinguished individuals to the CLIR Board,” said Chairman Stephen Nichols. “Each brings a wealth of experience that will be invaluable to the Board in the months and years ahead. We deeply grateful to the commitment of service both have made to CLIR,” he 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.