CLIR Appoints New Members to Digital Library Federation Advisory Committee

Washington, DC, March 19, 2014-The Board of Directors of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has approved three new members to serve on the Digital Library Federation (DLF) Advisory Committee, which advises the DLF director on matters relating to program activities, initiatives, partnerships, and strategy.

The new members are:

patricia-hswePatricia Hswe
Digital content strategist and head, ScholarSphere User Services
Pennsylvania State University

trevor-munozTrevor Muñoz
Associate director
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)

bess-sadlerBess Sadler
Manager for application development, digital library systems
Stanford University Library

The new members were nominated by the DLF community and received the highest number of community votes. The nominees were then reviewed and approved by the CLIR Board.

The DLF Advisory Committee comprises three CLIR Board members and five members of the DLF community, each of whom will serve a three-year term. The appointments represent an expansion of the committee, which previously consisted of three CLIR Board members, and three community members.

“The Advisory Committee, as a result of such a strong slate of candidates, felt this was a great opportunity to expand the perspective of the group,” said DLF Director Rachel Frick. “I am looking forward to working with this dynamic group and I am confident that the DLF program and community will benefit greatly from their contributions.”

Sadler, Hswe, and Muñoz join current DLF Advisory Committee members:

Stephen Rhind-Tutt, CLIR Board member and president, Alexander Street Press

David Rumsey, CLIR Board member; founder, David Rumsey Map Collection; and president, Cartography Associates

Sarah Shreeves, coordinator, IDEALS; and co-coordinator, Scholarly Commons

Winston Tabb, CLIR Board member and Sheridan Dean of University Libraries and Museums, Johns Hopkins University

Jennifer Vinopal, Librarian for Digital Scholarship Initiatives, New York University

David Rumsey serves as chair of the committee.

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. It aims to promote forward-looking collaborative solutions that transcend disciplinary, institutional, professional, and geographic boundaries in support of the public good. CLIR’s Digital Library Federation program aims to build and support a robust, engaged community whose members share an interest in advancing research, teaching and learning through the application of digital library research, technology, and services. DLF serves as a resource and catalyst for collaboration among digital library developers, project managers, and all who are invested in digital library issues.