Born: 1952. Degrees: A.S. Science,
Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamazoo, MI — 1974; B.S. Botany,
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor — 1978; and Accredited Masters Library
Science, Univ. Michigan, Ann Arbor — 1981.
Professional Positions: Reference Librarian, Natural Sciences
Library, University of Michigan (1981–1984); Head Librarian, Chemistry Library,
University of Michigan (1985–1989); Head Librarian and Bibliographer, Swain
Library of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Stanford University (1989–present);
and Head, Science and Engineering Resource Group Libraries, Stanford University
Current Professional Activities: American Chemical Society’s
Joint Board Council Committee on Publications (JBCCP) (Member), JBCCP’s Copyright
Subcommittee (Chair), ACS Taskforce on Electronic Dissemination of Meeting Content (Chair),
ACS Chemical Information (CINF) Division Education Committee (Member), ACS Committee on
Community Activities (Consultant), CIC-CINF Collaborative Working Group (ACS CINF and GDCh
Computers in Chemistry) (Member), CAS Academic Advisory Committee (Member), Bio-Rad’s
KnowItAll U Advisory Board (Member), Chemical Structure Association Board of Trustees
(Member), CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics Advisory Committee (Member), and
Thieme’s Science of Synthesis Advisory Board (Member).
Honors: Stanford’s Marsh D. O’Neill Award, 1996;
Stanford University Libraries Distinguished Service Award, 1997; CINF Meritorious
Service Award, 2004.
Research interests: End-user searching and the development of search
interfaces, collection development and management, and issues associated with scholarly
Memberships: American Chemical Society, American Libraries
Association, Special Libraries Association, and Beta Phi Mu.