Associate University Librarian for Services
1965-1969: B.A. (magna cum laude) Russian Literature, Tufts University
1973-1975: M.A. Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
1975-1976: M.L.S. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
1976-1978: Certificate of Advanced Study in Librarianship, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
1984-1988: Ph.D., Library and Information Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
1995-2001: Non-degree student in College of Commerce, took courses in accounting, economic statistics, and business administration with the purpose of sitting for the CPA exam
2001 (May): Certified Public Accountant (not yet licensed
Limited Service Fellow, 1973/1974, U. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University Research Fellow, 1974/75, U. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Phi Kappa Phi
Beta Phi Mu
Samuel Lazerow Fellowship for Research in Acquisitions and Technical Services (1989)
Included in Incomplete List of Excellent Teachers, 1982, 1987, 1989
Chosen one of twelve Outstanding Airmen in the United States Air Force, 1971
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
2001 (Feb) to present: Associate University Librarian for Services. Responsible for the coordination, measurement, and evaluation of both public and technical services throughout the library.
1999-Feb. 2001: Temporary position as Assistant to the University Librarian. Responsible for Services, Strategic Planning Committee and associated work, training, working with untenured members of the faculty, and creating an administrative presence among the 42 departmental libraries.
1993-1999: Coordinator, Area Studies Division. Responsible for the coordination of activities within the Area Studies Libraries (Africana, Afro-Americana, Asia, Latin American, Slavic, and Women’s Studies.
1989-2001: Head, Slavic and East European Library. Responsible for the operation of Slavic Acquisitions, Slavic Cataloging and the Slavic Reference Service. The Slavic and East European Library has had between five and eight professional librarians, 8 FTE support staff, in addition to graduate assistants and student workers.
1987-1988: Associate Slavic Librarian, Professor, Head of Slavic Acquisitions Section. Responsible for acquisitions and pre-cataloging processing of all Slavic and East European materials; managed annual budget of approximately $160,000; supervised 3 FTE support staff.
June 1976-1987: Assistant Slavic Librarian, University of Illinois. Instructor (1976-1978); Asst. Professor (1978-1981); Associate Professor (1981-1987); Responsible for cataloging of monographs and serials in Slavic and East European Languages; assistant head of cataloging section; coordinator for special cooperative cataloging-related projects with the Library of Congress.
June 1969-June 1973: Administration Specialist, U.S. Air Force
1982-1989: Taught LIS 407 (Cataloging and Classification) several times and LIS 307 (Introduction to Bibliographic Organization once.
1982-1995: Guest lecturer in LIS 300 (Foundations of Library and Information Science), LIS 433 (Slavic Bibliography), LIS 415 (Library Automation), and LIS 450 (Systems Analysis), among others, as well as giving bibliographic lectures to various classes within the Russian and East European area.
1996-2000: Co-taught with Larry Miller, LIS 433C (Slavic Bibliography)
Library related: Library Executive Committee (1982-1983, 1985-1989); General Services Advisory Committee (1978-1982, 1987-1989, Chair, 1987-1989); On-Line Catalog Technical Committee (1978-1989); Library EEO Committee (1984-1987, chair 1985-1987); Library Research and Publication Committee (1977-1979, co-chair, 1979, 1998-1999, chair); Library COPE Committee, Subcommittee on Allocation, 1978; chair, Cataloging Task Force (1989-1990); Ad-hoc Bylaws Committee, chair, 1992-1993); Bylaws Committee, 1993-1996, chair 1993-1996); Measurement and Evaluation Committee (1991-1993); Salary Studies Committee, 1992-1995, chair 1994-1995); Area Studies Advisory Committee, 1993-, chair 1993-; Matrix Committee (1994-1995); chair, Search Committee for Deputy University Librarian (1994); Mortenson Center Advisory Committee, 1990-1996; Technical Transition Team (1995-1998, chair 1997-1998); Cataloging/Authorities Implementation Team (1995-1997); DRA Netcat Training Committee; chair, Strategic Planning Task Force, 1998-2000; chair, Library Organizational Structure Committee, 1999-2000; co-chair, Cataloging Process Task Force, 2000; member Task Force on Access; co-chair Oak Street Facility Committee; International Strategy Committee, 2001-2002.
Campus related: U-C Senate (1981-1983, 1984-1985); Ad Hoc Committee on Research Services (1978-1979); Search Committee, University Librarian, (1987 and 1998/1999); Russian and East European Center Executive Committee (1991-present); Ad-Hoc Committee to Evaluate the Director of the Russian and East European Center, (1994-1995); Chair, Student Outcomes Committee, Russian and East European Center (1999-2000); Library Allocation Steering Committee, 2000- ; member of Investigation Panel created by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research to examine allegations of academic misconduct, Spring, 2001; member of Graduate College’s Electronic Theses and Dissertations Committee, 2002.
Profession Related: American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies: Liaison Committee for the Current Digest of the Soviet Press (1979-1982), Bibliography and Documentation Committee, 2000- ; Midwest Slavic Conference, Nominating Committee (1985); Association for the Bibliography of History, Committee on Bibliographic Methods (1980-1981, chair, 1981); Research Society for Victorian Periodicals, member of Steering Committee for a Manual on Serials Bibliography (1979-1981); National Endowment for the Humanities, proposal reviewer (1982- ); Bibliographer for Modern Language Association Bibliography (1980-1983); Led workshops on MARC Authority Format for Illinois State Library (1980-1984); Advisor, Illinois On-Line Union Catalog Committee 1986-1988; Co-coordinator of Conference on Access to Slavic Materials in North American Libraries, Urbana, Ill. May 1989; Advisory Committee for the American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies (1991-1997); Series Editor, Reference Sources in the Social Sciences Series (Libraries Unlimited), 1997-; Consultant with OCLC, Inc. and Forest Press for the Russian edition of the Dewey Decimal Classification, 1998-present; member of advisory board, English Russian Dictionary of Library and Information Science Terminology, 1999-present; Chair, ILCSO (Illinois Computer Services Office) Planning Committee, 2001-;
Research & Publication:
Monographs: Sole Authorship
Information Policy: A Framework for Evaluation and Policy Research. Norwood, N.J.: Ablex Publishing Co., 1993.
The Evaluation of Information Policy: A Case Study Using the SATCOM Report (Ph. D. Dissertation, U. of Illinois, 1988)
Authority Work: The Creation, Use, Maintenance, and Evaluation of Authority Records and Files. Littleton, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 1985.
T’u shu pien mu kuei fan kung tso (Chinese translation of my book Authority Work by Kuang-ying Hsiung) Beijing: Shang wu yin shu kuan, 1993.
Deta besu no tenkyo sagyo (Japanese translation of my book Authority Work by Sachiko Matsui and Eisuke Naito) Tokyo: Maruzen, 1987.
translator of: Scientific Communications and Informatics by A.I. Mikhailov, A.I. Chernyi and R.S. Giliarevskii. Washington, D.C.: Information Resources Press, 1984.
with Helen Sullivan. Russia and Eastern Europe: A Bibliographic Guide to English Language Publications, 1992-1999. Littleton, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 2001.
with Helen Sullivan. Eastern Europe: A Bibliographic Guide to English Language Publications, 1986-1993. Littleton, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 1995.
with Helen Sullivan. Russia and the Soviet Union: A Bibliographic Guide to English Language Publications, 1986-1991. Littleton, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 1994.
Compiler of Fifteen Year Index to the Slavic Review, 1965-1979. Urbana, Ill.: American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, 1981.
“The Kanawha County Textbook Controversy: A Study of Communication and Power” Library Quarterly 48(1978): 143-162.
“Indexing the 19th Century Russian ‘Thick Journals’: Past Attempts, Future Prospects” Russian History 5(1978): 197-205.
“General Retrospective Indexes to Prerevolutionary Russian Periodicals: A Brief Historical Survey” Libri 29 (1979): 144-157.
“Caveat Lector, Caveat Descriptor, or What You Think Flowcharts Say is Not What They Should Have Meant” Journal of Academic Librarianship 6(5) (1980): 260-263.
with Michael Gorman. “Serial Control in a Developed Machine System” Serials Librarian 5(1) (1981): 13-26.
“Conversion of Catalog Records to Machine-Readable Form: Major Projects, Continuing Problems, and Future Prospects” Cataloging and Classification Quarterly 3(1) (1982): 27-40.
“Present Trends in Indexing Prerevolutionary Periodicals: International Aspects” in Proceedings of the First International Conference of Slavic Librarians and Information Specialists, ed. by M.T. Choldin. New York: Russica, 1982. p. 81-88.
“Data Definition and the Decline of Cataloging Quality” Library Journal 108 (18) (Oct. 15, 1983): 1924-1926.
“Artificial Intelligence and Authority Control” Library Resources and Technical Services 28 (4) (1984): 337-345.
“Scientific Communications and Common Sense” ASIS Bulletin August, 1984, p. 17-18.
with Lois Pausch. “The Making of the Adaptable Cataloger” Illinois Libraries 67 (5) (1985): 440-442.
“The Analysis of Information Policy” in Library Trends, vol. 35 (1) (Summer, 1986):171-182.
“NACO--The Illinois Experience” Cataloging and Classification Quarterly 7(2) (Winter 1986): 19-28.
“Current Mechanisms for Controlling the Flow of Scientific and Technical Information Abroad” in Proceedings of the Second International Conference of Slavic Librarians and Information Specialists, ed. by Marianna Tax Choldin. New York: Russica, 1986. p. 335-359.
“The Meese Report on Pornography and Its Respondents” Library Quarterly 57(4) (October 1987): 436-447.
with F.W. Lancaster “Macroinformatics, Microinformatics and Information Policy” in The Information Environment: A World View: Studies in Honour of Professor A.I. Mikhailov. ed. by D.J. Foskett, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1990, p. 149-158.
“Slavic Technical Services” In Technical Services Today and Tomorrow, ed. by Michael Gorman. Littleton, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 1990, p. 130-141.
“NCCP as a National Information Policy: An Evaluation” Technical Services Quarterly, 8, (2) (1990): 55-65.
“with F.W. Lancaster and Beverly Rauchfuss. “Use of Literature by East European Scientists: What Influences Place of Publication of Sources Cited?” Scientometrics, 24 (3) (1992):419-439.
“Computer Assisted Theory-Building in Library Technical Services” Library Resources and Technical Services 36 (4)(Oct. 1992):461-469.
with Marianna Tax Choldin. “O filosofii razvitiia bibliotechnogo dela v SShA” (On the Philosophy of the Development of Librarianship in the USA) in Biblioteki i bibliotechnoe delo SShA: Kompleksnyi podkhod, 2nd ed. edited by V.V. Popov. Moskva: Nauchno-proizvodstvenoe predpriiatie “Inform-Sistema”, 1993.
“Computer Assisted Theory-Building: Library Applications” in Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, v. 55, supplement 18, 1995, p. 92-99.
“Authority Control” in Technical Services Management, 1965-1990: A Quarter Century of Change and a Look to the Future: Festschrift for Kathryn Luther Henderson, ed. by Linda C. Smith and Ruth C. Carter. New York: The Haworth Press, 1995. pp. 105-118.
With Alvan Bregman. “Implementation of Library Automation at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1965-2000: A Case Study of Technological and Organizational Validity” IEEE Annals of the History of Computing vol. 24, no. 2 (April-June 2002), pp. 71-85.
Major Reviews have appeared in Slavic and East European Journal, Slavic Review, Slavonic and East European Review, College and Research Libraries.
Co-contributor to “Reference Books of 19..” in Slavic Review (1977-1991, 1997-)
Reviewer (short reviews) for American Reference Books Annual and Library and Information Science Annual
“Multilingual Thesauri” at American Council of Learned Societies, Soviet Academy of Sciences Symposium on Documentation and Information Problems, Urbana, Ill., July, 1985.
Chair of roundtable discussion “The Scholarly Indexing of Russian Periodicals” Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Boston, Mass., November, 1987.
Chair of “Panel on the Preservation of Slavic Materials in North America” Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Chicago, Ill. November, 1989.
Chair of “Panel on Recent Trends in Slavic Librarianship” Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Miami, Fl., November, 1991.
Chair of “Panel on Budgetary Problems of Slavic Collections in North American Libraries” Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Miami, Fl., November, 1991.
Member of Roundtable Discussion on Cooperative Collection Development in Midwest Slavic Collections. Midwest Slavic Conference, Columbus, Ohio, May, 1992.
Presented paper “Electronic Resources for Slavic and East European Studies”
Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Philadelphia, Pa. November, 1994.
presented paper “The Economics and Politics of Slavic Librarianship: Caveats and Prophecies” 5th Annual Slavic Librarians’ Workshop, Urbana, Ill. June 1995.
Presented paper “Teaching of Slavic Bibliography at the University of Illinois” 16th Annual Conference on Ukrainian Subjects, Urbana, Ill. June 1997
Presented paper “Slavic Periodical Index Construction and Design” Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Seattle, WA. November 1997
Presented paper “But They Can’t Do That!: or They Have Cut Our Budget, and They will Continue to Do So: Musings about Defending the Slavic Collection in Late 20th Century American Academic Libraries” at the Annual Slavic Librarians’ Workshop, Urbana, Ill., 1999