Dear CEAL colleagues:
Last month, I made the announcement of our CEAL 2022 Annual Meeting. Today, I am thrilled to also be able to announce our Presidential Plenary keynote speakers, who are all individuals who have been impactful and visionary in their various roles throughout their careers. The speakers’ talks and panel discussions will be based on our 2022 theme, “The Path Forward: the New Post-Pandemic Normal,” which I shared with you in my annual meeting announcement last month.
- Adriene Lim, Dean of University Libraries, University of Maryland
Dr. Adriene Lim is the Dean of Libraries at the University of Maryland, College Park. Before joining the University of Maryland in late 2019, Dr. Lim was Dean of Libraries and Philip H. Knight Chair at the University of Oregon. She also served as Dean of Libraries at Oakland University in Michigan and in a variety of leadership roles at Portland State University in Oregon. In her early career, Lim served for many years as the Head of Digital Library Services at Wayne State University and the Systems Librarian/Head of Database Management for the Detroit Area Library Network (DALNET). Lim earned her Ph.D. in library and information science (LIS) at Simmons University. A first-generation college student and native of Detroit, she holds a master’s degree in LIS and a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, both summa cum laude, from Wayne State University. She has published numerous articles and book chapters, and given presentations about managerial leadership, intellectual freedom, diversity, and other topics at the international, national, and state levels, and has been active in the American Library Association (ALA), the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). She currently serves on the boards of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) and the Academic Preservation Trust (APTrust), and is now Vice Chair of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) consortium.
- David Magier, Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Collections & Research Services, Princeton University
Dr. David Magier has been an AUL at Princeton University Library since 2008. A specialist in South Asian Studies, he had previously served for 22 years in library management at Columbia University as Director of Area Studies, Director of the Center for Human Rights Documentation and Research, and as South/ Southeast Asia Librarian.
As a member of the Library’s Strategy Council at Princeton, Dr. Magier plays a central role in establishing library-wide strategic priorities and policies, program development, and resource allocation, and in steering Princeton’s inter-institutional relationships with key partners (including CRL, HathiTrust, ReCAP partners and the Ivy Plus Libraries). The sphere of his responsibilities encompasses strategic leadership of his 150 staff (including four department heads, 10 branch libraries, and about 55 subject specialist librarians across the system). His Division coordinates all collection development activities, initiatives for digital projects, acquisitions, resource sharing, research services, liaison and outreach. Magier is responsible for high-level liaison with faculty in all of the University’s Departments and Programs. He holds a BA from Cornell, and an MA and PhD in Linguistics (focusing on Indian and Pakistani languages) from UC Berkeley, and served on the faculty of linguistics at Berkeley and Michigan State University before embarking on his library career. He is well known internationally for his librarian training efforts and his leadership in developing collaborative digital library/global resources projects (including especially the Digital South Asia Library, the South Asia Resource Access on the Internet, the Digital Library for International Research, the Yemeni Manuscript Digitization Initiative, the Latin American Ephemera Digital Archive, and – most recently – the South Asia Open Archives). He has been an active contributor to the Association of Asian Studies, the Bibliography of Asian Studies, and CRL area studies groups for more than thirty years, and a member of CRL’s Collections and Services Policy Committee since 2016. Within the community of research libraries, Dr. Magier has been a strong proponent of careful collection shaping, coordinated collection development, collaborative initiatives for preservation of and open access to endangered archives, shared print projects, and the responsibility of the global community of research libraries to serve the needs of future as well as present scholars and teachers.
- Lorcan Dempsey, Vice President, Membership and Research, Chief Strategist, OCLC
Lorcan coordinates strategic planning and oversees the Membership and Research Division at OCLC. He has worked for library and educational organizations in Ireland, the UK, and the US. His influence on national policy and library directions is widely recognized.
In 2010 he received the National Federation of Advanced Information Services’ (NFAIS) highest award, The Miles Conrad Award. He is an honorary Doctor of the Open University in the UK and has twice received an ALCTS Presidential Citation for his work with OCLC colleagues. Lorcan began his career in public libraries in his native Dublin, Ireland. Before moving to OCLC, he managed the UK higher education national investment in information services for Jisc. He is a member of the Cambridge University Library Visiting Committee. Lorcan has a BA and MLIS from University College Dublin.
- Mike Furlough, Executive Director, HathiTrust Digital Library
Mike Furlough is Executive Director of HathiTrust, an organization that stewards more than 17 million digitized books and journals digitized on behalf of more than 190 supporting member libraries. Furlough oversees the full suite of its programs and services, which include access for print disabled users, large-scale copyright research and investigation, innovative support for text and data mining, and the establishment of a distributed print archive among its members. His career has mostly taken place at the intersection of emerging technologies and scholarly practices. Before he ran away to join the library, Furlough studied American Literature at the University of Virginia.
More information about the plenary session will be available in early 2022. Stay tuned!
CEAL President (2020-2022)