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Rick Anderson

Rick Anderson is the Director of Resource Acquisition at the University of Nevada, Reno. He received his B.S. and M.L.I.S. at Brigham Young University. Before assuming his current position, Mr. Anderson was a bibliographer for Yankee Book Peddler, Inc., Head Acquisitions Librarian for the University of North Carolina, Greensboro and Electronic Resources and Serials Coordinator at Nevada.

Mr. Anderson serves on the editorial boards of ACQNET, Serials and Library Collections, Acquisitions and Technical Services and edits the Sound Recording Reviews column for Notes (the quarterly journal of the Music Library Association). He writes a regular op-ed column for Against the Grain entitled “In My Humble (But Correct) Opinion.”, and his book, Buying and Contracting for Resources and Services: A How-to-Do-It Manual for Librarians, was published in 2004 by Neal-Schuman. In 2005, Mr. Anderson was identified by Library Journal as a “Mover & Shaker” – one of the “50 people shaping the future of libraries.”

Walt Crawford

Walt Crawford is a Senior Analyst at the OCLC RLG Service Center in Mountain View, California. Mr. Crawford has been a professional in library automation since 1968 and at Research Libraries Group (RLG) from 1979 through June 2006. He is currently working on OCLC-RLG transition/integration issues.

Mr. Crawford has published fourteen books and more than 400 articles and columns. His most recent book is First Have Something to Say: Writing for the Library Profession (ALA Editions, 2003). Mr. Crawford writes the "disContent" column in EContent Magazine and the "PC Monitor" column in Online Magazine. He also writes and publishes Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large, a Web-distributed journal of libraries, policy, technology and media, which began in December 2000. He is a former president of the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association.

Jim Neal

Jim Neal is the Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian at Columbia University providing leadership for university academic computing and a system of twenty-five libraries. Previously, he served as the Dean of University Libraries at Indiana University and Johns Hopkins University, and held administrative positions in the libraries at Penn State, Notre Dame, and the City University of New York.

Mr. Neal has served on the Council and Executive Board of the American Library Association (ALA), the Board and as President of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and as Chair of OCLC's Research Library Advisory Council. He currently is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Research Libraries Group (RLG), on the Board of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO), and on the Board of the Freedom to Read Foundation. He has served on the Scholarly Communication Committees of ARL and ACRL and as Chair of the Steering Committee of SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, and currently serves on the Board of the Columbia University Press.

Grace ("Jinx") Roosevelt

Grace Roosevelt is Associate Professor of History and Education at Metropolitan College of New York where she teaches both in the undergraduate human services program and in the Masters of Education program. Her research interests bridge the fields of educational philosophy and political theory and have focused mainly on the educational and political thought of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. She is the author of Reading Rousseau in the Nuclear Age (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1990) and of several articles on Rousseau published both in the U.S. and abroad. Her work-in-progress includes a reader in educational philosophy and a systematic method for improving adult students’ writing skills.