Director of Library Services
Bern Dibner Library of Science and Technology
University of Massachusetts
Bachelor of Arts, History
Master of Science, Library and Information Science
Assistant Dean for Technical Services
From: January 1990 to May 1995
Head of Acquisions, Coordinator of Technical Services
From: March 1987 to December 1990
New York University, Bobst Library
Head of Acquisitions
From: September 1981 to February 1984
Assistant Head of Acquisitions
From: September 1980 to August 1981
University of Utah
Gifts and Exchanges Librarian
From: November 1976 to August 1980
I am interested in research on best practices of managing library in the university. As information technology is now shaping both the practice of scholarly inquiry and the daily routine of our students and faculty, research on data management and effective practices for library service is critical.
Presentations " Implementation of KOHA, an open source ILS at NYU-Poly" Web 2.0 conference, NELINET, Southborough, MA, October, 2008
Adapting Libraries to Online Information Literacy. 5th conference of the Knowledge Workers Educational Alliance. Brooklyn, NY, St. Josephs College, April 2002.
"Knowledge Center". Voyager User group meeting. Chicago, Ill. April, 2000.
" Digital Smart Library." Technology for the Next Century. Celebration of 100 years of Mechanical Engineering at Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY. November 1999.
" The Digital Information Bank Network Retrieval Project" Computers in Libraries Conference, Alexandria, VA, March 1997 "Coming or going: are acquisitions and collection development obsolete? (in fact, is all of technical services obsolete).Charleston Conference, Charleston, S.C., November 1992.
"Acquisition of conference proceedings ALA/ACRL/Science and Technology Section, American Library Association, Annual Conference, Los Angeles, 1983.
"The RLIN acquisitions system. ALA/RTSD RS Acquisitions of Library Materials Discussion Group, American Library Association, Annual Conference, Philadelphia, 1982.
"Soviet serial exchanges. ALA/RTSD RS Gifts and Exchanges Discussion Group, American Library Association, Annual Conference, San Francisco, 1981
Prague, The Czech Republic
"Selling to your Steadiest Customers: the Library Market--the LAPT Report. Library Acquisitions : Practice and Theory. Volume 6, Number 2, 1982.
"Cost Effectiveness in Soviet Serial Exchanges. Library Resources and Technical Services. Volume 25, Spring 1982.
"Coordinated System of Processing Gift and Exchange Serials at the University of Utah Library. Library Acquisitions : Practice and Theory. Volume 8, Number 2, 1980.
"The Czech Connection. University of Utah Libraries Newsletter, Volume 8, Spring 1979.
Polytechnic University Dibner Library profiled in Training College Students in Information Literary; Profiles of How Colleges Teach their Students to Use Academic Libraries. NY: Primary Research Group, 2003.
Co-author, Information and Instructional Services Manual. Marriott Library, University of Utah
Authored + Edited Books
Chapter in "Taking Mystery out of European Book Buying. in Business of Library Acquisitions. Karen A. Schmidt ed., Chicago: American Library Association, 1990.
Favorite Books + Authors
Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera
"A room without books is like a body without a soul."
— Marcus Tullius Cicero
Here is New York by E.B. White " There are roughly three New Yorks. There is, first, the New York of the man or woman who was born there, who takes the city for granted and accepts its size, its turbulence as natural and inevitable. Second, there is the New York of the commuter--the city that is devoured by locusts each day and spat out each night. Third, there is New York of the person who was born somewhere else and came to New York in quest of something. Of these trembling cities the greatest is the last--the city of final destination, the city that is a goal. It is this third city that accounts for New York's high strung disposition, its poetical deportment, its dedication to the arts, and its incomparable achievements. Commuters give the city its tidal restlessness, natives give it solidity and continuity, but the settlers give it passion."