CLIR Board Elects Members Leslie Weir and Herman Pabbruwe

Contact: Kathlin Smith

Washington, DC, December 29, 2011-The Board of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has elected new members Leslie Weir, chief librarian at the University of Ottawa, and Herman Pabbruwe, chief executive officer of Brill. Their terms will begin April 2012.

Mr. Pabbruwe has a distinguished career in academic publishing. Before joining Brill he worked as a consultant with Book-Ties, and in various capacities at Wolters Kluwer. Mr. Pabbruwe also previously served on the CLIR Board.

Ms. Weir has served as university librarian at the University of Ottawa since 2003. She was president of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries from 2007-2009. Ms. Weir also served as chair of the Ontario Council of University Libraries, and has chaired the Scholars Portal Operations and Development Committee.

“I’m delighted by these appointments,” said CLIR President Chuck Henry. “Mr. Pabbruwe and Ms. Weir bring exceptional talent and experience to our work, and the Board is honored to welcome them.”

Carole Moore, former chief librarian at the University of Toronto, retired from the CLIR Board in November after six years of service.

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.