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Professional Service

  • American Library Association
    • ALA Treasurer, 2010-13
    • ALA Website and Links Task Force, 1999-2000
    • Budget Analysis and Review Committee, 2008-16, Chair, 2008-10
    • Conference Program Committee, 1992-93
    • Congress on Professional Education (Continuing Professional Development, COPE-2) Steering Committee, Chair 2000-02
    • Council, 1994-2001, 2010-13, 2013-16
    • Endowment Trustees, 2010-13
    • Executive Board, 1997-2001, 2010-13, 2013-16
      • Board Effectiveness Committee, 2013-16
      • Executive Committee, 2010-13
      • Finance and Audit Committee, 2008-13, Chair 2010-13, 2013-2016
      • Partnership and Sponsorship Committee, 2010-13
    • Executive Director Search Committee, 1993-94, 2000-01
    • Fundraising Advisory Committee 2011-13
    • Google Settlement Task Force, 2010-11
    • International Relations Committee, 1990-96, 2005-07
      • East Asia/Pacific Subcommittee, 2005-07
    • Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP)
      • Copyright Advisory Committee, 1998-2002, Chair 2001-02
      • Information Policy Revolution! Library Advisory Committee, 2013-15
      • Task Force on Digitization Policy, 2006-07
    • President Advisory Committee, 1994-95, 2005-07
    • Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA) Task Force, 2000-03
  • Association of American Universities, Intellectual Property/Information Technology Committee, 1997-12
  • Association of College and Research Libraries (ALA)
    • ACRL 2017 National Conference Planning Committee, Chair 2015-17
    • College and Research Libraries Editorial Board, 1990-96
    • Heads of Public/Reader Services Steering Committee, 1983-86
    • National Conference Fundraising Committee, 2003-05, 2005-07, 2007-09, 2009-11
    • President's Program Planning Committee, 2004-06
    • Program Planning Committee, 1988-89
    • Scholarly Communications Committee, 2002-06
    • Task Force on Positioning the 21st Century Library in the Competitive Academy, 2007-08
    • University Libraries Section, Policy and Planning Committee, 1988-90
    • Value of Academic Libraries Committee, 2011-12
  • Association of Research Libraries
    • Advisory Committee on the Office of Management Services, 1991-92
    • Board of Directors, 1994-99, 2006-09, President 1997-98
    • Executive Committee, 1996-99
    • Executive Director Search Committee, 2007
    • Influencing Public Policies Steering Committee, 2013-16
    • Information Policies Committee, 1992-96, Chair 1993-96
    • Intellectual Property and Copyright Committee, 1994-2005, Chair 1994-99
    • Leadership and Career Development Program, 1997-99, 2007-09, 2009-11, 2012-14
    • Leadership Development Program Work Group, 2015
    • Leadership Development Task Force, 2006-07
    • Membership Committee, Chair 2000-01
    • Nominations Committee, Chair 1997, 2000, 2011
    • Research Library Leadership Fellows Program, 2005-06
    • Scholarly Communication Committee, 2002-04
    • Scholarly Communication Steering Committee, 2005-09, Chair 2007-09
    • SPARC Working Group, 1997-98
    • Strategic Plan Review Task Force, 2008-09
    • Strategic Thinking and Design Work Group, 2014
    • Task Force on Governance, 2004
    • Task Force on International Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Practices, 2011
    • Transforming Research Libraries Steering Committee, 2009-12
  • Baltimore Community Foundation, Commission on the Current State and Future Development of Finances for the Pratt Library, 1996-97
  • Berkeley Law Digital Library Copyright Project, Advisory Board, 2011-13
  • Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances, Editorial Advisory Board, 1993-98
  • College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Committee on Library, Museum, and Wood Institute, 2010-11
  • Center for Research Libraries
    • Global Resources Network Committee, 2008-12
    • Nominating Committee of the Board of Directors, 2002
  • Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC/Big 10)
    • Director of Center for Library Initiatives Search Committee, 1993-94
    • Library Directors Council, 1989-95
    • Planning Taskforce, 1991-95
    • Virtual Electronic Library Project Steering Committee, 1993-95
  • Council on Library and Information Resources
    • DLF Program Advisory Committee, 2010-12
    • DLF Senior Program Officer Search Committee, 2010
    • Preservation Committee, 2006
  • Council of Pennsylvania Library Networks, Chair 1985-87
  • CrossRef, Library Advisory Board, 2002-06
  • Digital Library Federation
    • Board of Trustees, 2005-09
    • Membership Committee, 2008-09
    • Organizational Review Committee, 2008-09
    • Steering Committee, 2001-05
    • Task Force on Organization and Governance, Chair, 2004-05
    • Transition to CLIR Committee, 2009
  • Digital Preservation Network
    • Board of Trustees, 2013-14
    • Succession Rights Working Group, Chair 2012-13
  • Digital Public Library of America, Legal Workstream, Co-Chair 2011-13
  • Elsevier North American Library Advisory Board, 2006-10
  • Empire State Digital Network Advisory Committee, 2014-16
  • Evergreen Historical House and Museum, Baltimore, Board of Directors, 1997-2001
  • Freedom to Read Foundation
    • Board of Directors, 2005-09, 2010-12, 2013-15, 2015-17
    • Executive Committee, 2007-09, 2013-15, 2015-17
    • Membership Committee, 2005-09, 2010-12, 2013-15
    • Nominating Committee, 2010, Chair 2011
    • Treasurer, 2007-09, 2013-15, 2015-17
  • HathiTrust Research Center, Board of Advisors, 2011-14
  • Indiana Council on Library Automation, 1991-93
  • Indiana Cooperative Library Services Authority (INCOLSA), Board of Directors, 1989-92
  • Indiana State Library Advisory Committee, 1993-95
  • Indiana State Network Study Committee, 1993-94
  • Indiana Statewide Library Automation Planning Task Force, Chair 1989-90
  • Indiana State University Library Automation Network (SULAN), Board, 1989-95, Chair 1990-91 and 1994-95
  • International Federation of Library Associations
    • Committee on Copyright and Other Legal Matters, 1998-2014
    • Corporate Partners Council, Chair 2004-07
    • IFLA 2001 National Organizing Committee, 1996-2002
    • IFLA 2001 Resource Development Subcommittee, Chair 1996-2002
    • IFLA 2016, Scholarship Fundraising Committee, Co-Chair, 2014-16
    • Section Committee on Academic and Research Libraries, 2013-2017
    • Section Committee on Interlending and Document Delivery, 1992-2001
    • Section Committee on University Libraries and Other General Research Libraries, 2003-07, 2007-11
  • Ivy-Plus Chief Information Officers Group, 2001-05
  • Ivy-Plus Library Directors Group, 2001-14
  • Journal of Library Administration, Editorial Board, 1995-2013
  • Library Administration and Management Association (ALA)
    • Assistants to the Director Discussion Group, Chair 1983-84
    • Board of Directors, 1990-94, President 1992-93
    • Budget and Finance Committee, Chair 1990-91
    • Editorial Advisory Committee, 1990-94
    • Executive Committee, 1991-94
    • Middle Management Discussion Group, Chair 1984-85
    • National Conference Planning Committee, 1987-89
    • Personnel Administration Section, Executive Committee, 1985-88, Chair 1986-87
    • Personnel Administration Section, Publications Committee, 1987-89
    • Personnel Administration Section, Staff Utilization and Economic Status Committee, Chair 1985-88
    • Program Committee, 1984-88, Chair 1986-88
  • Library Information Technology Association/Library Administration and Management Association National Conference, Pittsburgh, 13-16 October 1996
    • Networking/Technology Committee, Chair 1994-97
    • Steering Committee, 1994-97
  • Library of Congress
    • Bernstein Digital Library Project Committee, 1994-95
    • National Coordinated Cataloging Project Committee, 1990-93
  • Maryland Advisory Board of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, 1996-2001

  • Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO)
    • Board of Trustees, 2011-14, 2014-17
    • Treasurer, 2015-17
  • Mount Vernon Cultural District, Baltimore, Board of Directors, 1999-2001
  • National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
    • Board of Directors, 2004-09, Chair 2007-08
    • Executive Committee, 2006-09
  • National Institutes of Health, PubMed Central National Advisory Committee, 2000-02
  • New York Center for the Book, Board of Directors, 2002-07
  • New York Historical Society, Vice President and Library Director Search Committee, 2004
  • New York Times, Academic Librarian Awards Jury, 2006-07
  • OCLC
    • Board of Trustees, 2010-13, 2013-17
      • Board Audit Committee, 2013, 2014
      • Board Committee on Finance, 2010-12
      • Board Committee on Nominating and Board Development, 2010, 2015-16
      • Board Committee on Personnel and Compensation, 2011-14, Chair 2013-16
      • Board Committee on RLG Programs, 2006-11, Chair 2010-11
      • Board Executive Committee, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
    • CEO Search Committee, 2011-12
    • Research Libraries Advisory Committee, 1992-98, Chair 1996-97
    • RLG Program Council, 2006-10
  • Open Knowledge Commons, Board of Directors, 2009-12
  • Pennsylvania Governor's Advisory Council on Library Development, 1987-89
  • Pennsylvania Library Association
    • Elections and Nominations Committee, 1985-86
    • Library Administration and Management Roundtable, Chair 1987-89
    • Publications and Research Materials Committee, 1985-87
  • Pennsylvania Preservation Planning Task Force, 1987-88
  • Pennsylvania Regional Library Resource Centers Board, 1983-88
  • Pittsburgh Regional Library Center
    • Board of Trustees, 1983-88
    • Executive Committee, 1984-85
    • Executive Director Search Committee, 1985
    • Personnel Policies Review Committee, Chair 1986-87
    • Strategic Planning Committee, 1986-87
  • Portal: Libraries and the Academy, Editorial Board, 2000-15

  • Pratt Library (Baltimore), Maryland SAILOR Project Advisory Board, 1997-2001.
  • Research Collections and Preservation Consortium (ReCAP)
    • Board of Governors, 2001-14
    • President, 2004-14
  • Research Libraries Group
    • Board of Directors, 2003-06, Chair 2003-06
    • Public Services Committee, 1986-88
  • Research Libraries Group/Commission on Preservation and Access, Task Force on Archiving of Digital Information, 1994-95
  • Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
    • Nominating Committee, Chair 2007
    • Steering Committee, 2000-05, Chair 2002-05
  • United States Copyright Office, Copyright Act Section 108 Study Group, 2005-08

  • University of the People, Libraries Advisory Board, 2010-15.