CLIR Board Elects New Members, New Officers

Washington, DC, November 26, 2012-The Board of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has elected new members Kurt De Belder, of the University of Leiden; Kathleen Fitzpatrick, of the Modern Language Association; and Michael A. Keller, of Stanford University. Their terms will begin April 2013.

Mr. De Belder is university librarian and director of the Leiden University Libraries and Leiden University Press in the Netherlands. His main area of expertise is scholarly communication, digital libraries, e-publishing, and e-learning. He has held positions at New York University, the University of California at Berkeley, and Stanford University, as well as at the University of Amsterdam and Leiden University. He is a member of the executive board of LIBER, the Association of European Research Libraries.

Ms. Fitzpatrick is director of Scholarly Communication at the Modern Language Association, and is on leave from a position as professor of Media Studies at Pomona College in Claremont, California. She is the author of Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy (NYU Press, 2011); and The Anxiety of Obsolescence: The American Novel in the Age of Television, (Vanderbilt University Press, 2006). She is co-founder of the digital scholarly network MediaCommons. Ms. Fitzpatrick was the keynote speaker at the 2012 Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum.

Mr. Keller is the Ida M. Green University Librarian at Stanford University, founder and publisher of HighWire Press, and publisher of Stanford University Press. He is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Keller is primarily focused on the support of research, teaching, and learning; effective deployment of information technology hand-in-hand with materials; and the evolution and growth of scholarly communication.

The Board also elected a slate of new officers, as follows: Chair–Herman Pabbruwe (Brill); Vice-Chair–David Rumsey (Cartography Associates and David Rumsey Map Collection); Secretary–Karin Wittenborg (University of Virginia); Treasurer–David Gift (Michigan State University).

CLIR is an independent, nonprofit organization that forges strategies to enhance research, teaching, and learning environments in collaboration with libraries, cultural institutions, and communities of higher learning.