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Kansas State University


Annual Meeting 2014

James L. Mullins
Dean of Libraries &
Esther Ellis Norton Professor of Library Science
Purdue University

James L. (Jim) Mullins has over 40 years of library experience. He has been at Purdue as dean of libraries and Esther Ellis Norton Professor since 2004, prior he was with MIT Libraries as associate director for administration. Earlier, he held administrative/faculty positions at Villanova University and Indiana University.

Mullins received BA and MALS degrees from the University of Iowa and the PhD from Indiana University.

He has been active professionally within ACRL, ARL, IFLA, and IATUL. He has been recognized as a leader in advancing research libraries and their roles within e-science, scholarly communication, and space use, along with redefining how the work of a librarian must change and evolve within the research university environment.

Rebecca Kennison

Rebecca Kennison, Director of Columbia University Libraries’ Center for Digital Research and Scholarship, is a visiting program officer for SHARE with ARL, the Association of Research Libraries. Her responsibilities are to help develop the SHared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE). SHARE is a joint initiative of ARL, the Association of American Universities (AAU), and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) to collaboratively build a cross-institutional coordination framework for the long-term management and preservation of—and expansion of access to—the results of academic research. The initiative was made urgent by the February 22, 2013, memorandum from the US Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) directing federal agencies to develop draft plans for the public deposit of research articles and data sets associated with federal funding.

The complete speaker list will be announced following the April 1 submission deadline.