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CLIR Appoints NITLE Advisory Council

Contact: Joey King

Washington, DC, November 3, 2015-The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has appointed an advisory council to help determine the future of the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE).

Advisory council members will work with CLIR President Charles Henry and NITLE Interim Executive Director W. Joseph (Joey) King to review a comprehensive assessment of NITLE being conducted by CLIR and to advise on next steps. The advisory council will produce a “Prospectus for the Future,” informed by the assessment, which will be shared with current and former members in spring 2016.

“The advisory council members have decades of experience with NITLE and are conscientious about their responsibility to the future of the organization,” said King. “With deep ties to the liberal arts colleges that make up the organization’s membership, they will serve as ambassadors to the membership during this time of transition.”

Advisory council members are:

Bryon Grigsby
Moravian College

Rick Holmgren
Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Information and Assessment
Allegheny College

Carol Long
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
State University of New York – College at Geneseo

Charlie McCormick
Schreiner University

Ron Smith
Gettysburg College

Kathryn Tomasek
Associate Professor
Wheaton College

In July 2015, NITLE migrated its operations to CLIR from its former home at Southwestern University, and Joey King was named interim executive director. The decision to move NITLE to CLIR stemmed from the recognition that the two organizations’ programmatic interests are closely aligned and that CLIR could help expand NITLE’s audience and potential collaborators.

“NITLE has a distinguished history of providing innovative, cost effective programs and services to the liberal arts college community that facilitate collaboration and shared resources,” said CLIR President Chuck Henry. “These are aspects that are integral to CLIR’s mission, and we are privileged to work with the NITLE constituency to explore ways that can build upon the Institute’s proven strengths.”

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.

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