Alibris for Libraries Advisory Board

Alibris is pleased to introduce our Alibris for Libraries Advisory Board, comprised of experienced librarians who have graciously volunteered to help us meet some strategic challenges, including the following:    

  • Positioning Alibris's basic offering, including out-of-print, new, and used books, movies, and music
  • Offering premier library collections to libraries of all types
  • Matching both acquisitions and collection-development workflows
  • Creating a common community for libraries using Alibris

Our Advisory Board plans to meet throughout the year.   If you are interested in participating or making recommendations to the Board, please just send us an e-mail with your questions or suggestions.

Michael Arthur

Michael Arthur

Michael A. Arthur is Head of Acquisitions & Collection Services at the University of Central Florida Libraries. Michael has been working in academic libraries since 1988. He is a member of the North American Serials Interest Group, the American Society for Public Administration, and Pi Alpha Alpha, the National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration. Michael received an MLS from Indiana University, and an MPA from Old Dominion University.
Ednita Bullock

Ednita Bullock

Ednita W. Bullock retired from the position of Collection Management Librarian at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. She has library experience spanning nearly 40 years, with 33 of those years as a professional librarian. Her professional library experience has been at Bennett College, where she was employed as Technical Services Librarian and Head Librarian, and at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, where she has also been a cataloger and Head of the Acquisitions Department. Bullock is a member of ALA and NCLA.
Steve Corrsin

Steve Corrsin

Steve Corrsin graduated from Pomona College in Claremont, California, and received an MLS and a Ph.D. in Russian and European History from the University of Michigan. He was curator of the Bakhmeteff Archive of Russian and East European History and Culture at Columbia University. He has been a librarian at Columbia, Princeton, Brooklyn College of CUNY, Columbia again, Wayne State University in Detroit, and the Research Libraries of NYPL. What he enjoys most about acquisitions work is the opportunity to spend millions of dollars of other people's money every year.

Norm Desmarais

Norman Desmarais is a professor and acquisitions librarian at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island. He is an active member of ALA and frequent speaker at The Charleston Conference. He was Founding Editor and Editor-in-Chief of Electronic Resources Review, Senior Editor of CD-ROM World and Editor-in-Chief of CD-ROM Librarian. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of The Brigade Dispatch: The Journal of the Brigade of the American Revolution. Norman is a prolific author of many articles and books on technology, librarianship, and history. His latest book is Battlegrounds of Freedom: A Historical Guide to the Battlefields of the War of American Independence and he is currently working on a companion volume that will cover the raids and skirmishes.
Jane Fitzpatrick

Jane Fitzpatrick

Jane Brodsky Fitzpatrick is Acquisitions and Collection Development librarian at the City University of New York (CUNY), The Graduate Center, the Ph.D. granting institution at CUNY, in the heart of Manhattan. Before working at CUNY, she was Head of Technical Services & Acquisitions at the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College in the Bronx, for ten years. She received her MLS at Simmons College in Boston, and a second Master's degree in Liberal Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center. In a former life, she ran a family art supply and picture framing business in Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Jim Gwin

Jim Gwin

Jim Gwin is currently the Head of Collections Development and Special Collections Librarian at the University of Richmond. Jim has worked in academic libraries and special libraries since 1970 and holds a Masters in Librarianship from Emory University and a second Masters in Public Policy from Virginia Commonwealth University. Jim is a member of ALA, VLA, PTPL, ACRL, and the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section.
Robert Holley

Robert Holley

Bob Holley is Professor of Library & Information Science at Wayne State University, where he teaches collection development and continues to select materials in the Romance Languages for the library. In 2005, he published a research study on the effect of the Internet on the out-of-print book market that found 90-95% availability and significantly lower prices. Bob has been a small, out-of-print, Internet book vendor for almost two years and hopes to join the Alibris team shortly. He has given several presentations and workshops on his research and experiences as an out-of-print vendor and plans to do a second research study on the availability of scholarly materials.
 

Caroline Killens

Caroline is currently Head of the Acquisitions Department at the University of Georgia Libraries, 1990 to present. The Acquisitions Dept. purchases and copy catalogs all monographic materials for the UGA collection as well as processes all incoming gift donations made to the Libraries' general collection. In addition, she plays an active role in the Libraries' assessment work, chairing their Assessment Committee from 2004-present. Previous work experience includes positions in acquisitions and reference at the University of Southern Mississippi and as head librarian at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Mary Konkel

Mary Konkel

Mary S. Konkel is currently Associate Professor and Head of Technical Services at the College of DuPage Library. She holds an MLS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an M.A. in Communication Studies from Governors State University. With more than 25 years of experience in librarianship, Ms. Konkel has held positions at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the University of Cincinnati, Governors State University, and the University of Akron. She is an active participant in educational, mentoring, leadership, technology, and health and wellness activities and has held numerous leadership positions in the library profession. An expert in the audiovisual cataloging arena, she specializes in supporting the information needs of the library community through acquisitions, cataloging, and library reference and instruction activities.
 
Anna Korhonen

Anna Korhonen

Anna Korhonen holds an M.A. from Helsinki University and an MLS from Syracuse University. In 1990, she joined Acquisitions Services at Cornell University Library system, which comprises 20 libraries. Currently, she heads Acquisitions Services and also serves as Government Documents Librarian at Olin Library at Cornell. Prior to Cornell, she was Sales and Marketing Manager of the Finnish filial of Organon International, a pharmaceutical subsidiary of Akzo Nobel.
 
Joann Janosko

Joann Janosko

Joann Janosko is Assistant Professor and Acquisitions/Serials/Electronic Resources Librarian at Indiana University of Pennsylvania [IUP] where she was awarded tenure in 2005. She holds a M.L.S. from University of Pittsburgh (1990) and is currently enrolled in their Library Science Ph.D program. She was inducted into the University of Pittsburgh's PI Chapter of Beta Phi Mu, the national honor society for library science, in 1990 and served as chair of Pi Chapter in 1997-8. She is also member of ALA, ACRL, LITA, NASIG, and PaLA [Pennsylvania Library Association]. She currently serves as treasurer for the Southwest Chapter of PaLA [2006-2007].
 
Rich Paustenbaugh

Rich Paustenbaugh

Rich Paustenbaugh is the Associate Dean for Research and Instruction Services at Oklahoma State University, where he has worked since 1990. Prior to 1990 Rich was a reference librarian at the Business/SPEA Library at Indiana University. Rich has a B.A. from Hanover College and an MLS from Indiana University.
   
Marlene Slough

Marlene Slough

Marlene Slough joined the library faculty at Eastern Illinois University in 1993. She has held a number of positions, including reference librarian, head of periodicals, and head of circulation services. She is currently head of acquisition services. Marlene serves as subject bibliographer in the areas of art and family and consumer sciences. She received an MLIS from the University of Missouri-Columbia and an M. A. in English literature from Eastern Illinois University.
 
Kristina Starkus

Kristina Starkus

Kristina is currently Head of Acquisitions at Marquette University Libraries in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she is also a collection development librarian in social science subject areas and the Libraries' browsing collection. As a member of the Dean's Administrative Council, she has been involved in strategic planning, assessment, creating library-wide goals and objectives, and planning for a new building. She previously was a Slavic Bibliographer at the University of Washington, and the Russian and East European Studies Librarian at Ohio State University.
 
Michael Wright

Michael Wright

Michael Wright is Head of Acquisitions and Rapid Cataloging at the University of Iowa. Before joining the staff at Iowa he was Member Services Librarian for the Denver-based regional library network, BCR. A native of Michigan with an MALS from the University of Minnesota, he has worked at libraries in Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Iowa.