Speakers


Bob Berring, Walter Perry Johnson Professor of Law, UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall

Before joining the Boalt faculty, Robert Berring, Jr., worked at the University of Washington, Harvard University, the University of Texas and the University of Illinois.

In 1982, Professor Berring came to Boalt to serve as a professor and the director of the law library. From 1986 to 1989, he held a joint appointment as dean of the School of Library and Information Studies. He also served as interim dean of the law school from January 2003 to June 2004. He stepped down as director of the library in 2005.

Professor Berring teaches contracts, advanced legal research and courses covering Chinese law. He also regularly teaches an undergraduate course about China for the Legal Studies Department, and offers freshmen seminars about law and cognitive studies.

In 1997, Professor Berring was named to the Walter Perry Johnson Chair. In 1987, he was awarded UC Berkeley's Distinguished Teaching Award. In 2003, he won the Frederick Charles Hicks Award for contributions to law librarianship. In a survey conducted by the Academic Law Libraries section of the American Association of Law Libraries, Professor Berring was named the author of the most influential work on the profession of law librarianship from 1957 to 2006.

Professor Berring is the author of several texts on legal research and has written extensively about the conversion of information from print to electronic form. His recent publications include Finding the Law (with Beth Edinger, 11th ed., 1999) and Legal Research Survival Manual, (with Edinger, 2002). He also created the award-winning video series Legal Research for the 21st Century.

Chris Borgen, Associate Professor of Law, St. John's University

Christopher J. Borgen is an Associate Professor of Law at St. John's University School of Law, where he teaches International Law, National Security and the Law, and Contracts.

Professor Borgen is the co-founder of Opinio Juris an international law "weblog" devoted to discussion, debate, and reports concerning international law.

He is also the co-author, with David Bederman of Emory University and David Martin of the University of Virginia, of INTERNATIONAL LAW: A JUDGES’ HANDBOOK, which was written under the auspices of the Judicial Outreach Program of the American Society of International Law, which was chaired by Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. The Handbook was distributed to all federal district and appellate judges.

Professor Borgen's current research focuses on the relationship of law and hegemony in Eurasia. He is the author of Thawing a Frozen Conflict: Legal Aspects of the Separatist Crisis in Moldova, a report issued by the New York City Bar. The report has been the subject of conferences convened under the auspices of the United Nations, the Parliament of Moldova, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Prior to joining the faculty at St. John's, Professor Borgen was the Director of Research and Outreach at the American Society of International Law, a non-partisan membership organization and think tank. At the ASIL, he was responsible for defining research areas and implementing public outreach programs as well as specialized programs for the judiciary and the media. He also was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he taught International Business Transactions.

Professor Borgen began his legal career as a law clerk to Federal Magistrate Judge Arlene R. Lindsay of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. He later spent three years as an associate with the Manhattan law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton, practicing in both the litigation and international corporate groups. Professor Borgen has also served as an international trade consultant in Hungary and has published and lectured on public international law, litigation, and related issues.

Professor Borgen is the Chairperson of the United Nations Committee of the New York City Bar and sits on the City Bar's Council on International Affairs. He is a former Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also the recipient of the Order of Civic Merit, the highest honor awarded to a civilian by the Republic of Moldova, for his work on the ongoing separatist conflict.

Laura E. Campbell, Associate Librarian for Strategic Initiatives, Library of Congress

On October 2, 2000, Laura E. Campbell was appointed by Librarian of Congress James H. Billington as Associate Librarian for Strategic Initiatives, a new Library of Congress position.

Creation of the position responds to a recommendation contained in the July 26, 2000, National Academy of Sciences report, "LC21: A Digital Strategy for the Library of Congress."

Ms. Campbell is responsible for the overall strategic planning for the Library, which includes development of a national strategy, in cooperation with other institutions, for the collection, access and preservation of digital materials. This collaborative effort is formally called the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program. Ms. Campbell also oversees the Information Technology Services directorate at the Library. In 2007, Ms. Campbell was the recipient of the EMC Information Leadership Award from the Computerworld Honors Program.

Ms. Campbell is also Director of the National Digital Library (NDL) Program, which she has led since 1994 at the Library. In this capacity she led a cooperative national effort to digitize and make available online important and interesting materials of America's history and culture from the Library and other repositories throughout the country. The flagship of the NDL Program is the award-winning American Memory Web site, which makes freely available more than 11 million historical primary source materials. The NDL Program continues to add new content from the Library of Congress and other institutions.

Ms. Campbell joined the Library in April 1992 as director of Library Distribution Services, a directorate that included programs for the Cataloging Distribution Service, the Federal Research Division, the Photoduplication Service and Retail Marketing. These areas of the Library operate on a cost-recovery basis.

Before joining the Library, Ms. Campbell was a private consultant and vice president of QueTel Corp., a business and systems-integration consulting firm, from 1989 to 1992. At QueTel, she directed consulting engagements in strategic planning and financial systems, including work for the Library of Congress, where she served as a project manager for the strategic planning review of the institution.

From 1984 to1989, she was a principal with Arthur Young & Co. (now Ernst and Young), directing projects for industry and government.

Ms. Campbell is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University (B.A., 1973), the University of Maine (M.A. in management, 1979) and Georgetown University (M.S. in accounting, 1983).

Linda Frueh, Regional Director, Washington D.C., Internet Archive

Linda Frueh is an 18-year veteran of Silicon Valley technology companies with experience in strategic planning, partnership development and general management. She joined the Archive in Washington with the mission to support our partnerships with federal agencies and other DC-based organizations.

Before joining the Internet Archive, Ms. Frueh was a partner with a technology incubator and consulting firm, held Vice President positions at the public companies Lexar Media and Network General Corporation, and was a Board member for several internet startups. She began her career in Washington as a technical assistant at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Ms. Frueh holds a BS in physics from MIT and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Tom Goldstein, Partner, Akin Gump

Thomas C. Goldstein is co-head of Akin Gump's firmwide litigation and Supreme Court practices. Mr. Goldstein has argued 20 cases before the Supreme Court, including matters involving federal patent law, class action practice, labor and employment, and disability law. In addition to practicing law, Mr. Goldstein teaches Supreme Court Litigation at both Stanford and Harvard Law Schools.

Before joining Akin Gump, Mr. Goldstein was a partner at Goldstein & Howe, the firm he founded in 1999. He previously practiced law at Boies & Schiller, LLP and at Jones Day Reavis & Pogue.

Since 2003, Mr. Goldstein has been principally responsible for SCOTUSblog, which is devoted to coverage of the Supreme Court and is widely regarded as one of the nation’s premier legal Internet sites.

Mr. Goldstein has been repeatedly recognized as a leading member of the bar. He is listed in the most recent edition of The National Law Journal’s list of the nation’s 100 Most Influential Lawyers. Also, in 2008, Legal Times recognized him as one of the "90 Greatest Washington Lawyers of the Last 30 Years," and praised him for "transforming the practice" of Supreme Court law in the last decade. Among other recognitions, The American Lawyer lauded Mr. Goldstein as one of the "Star Laterals of the Year," and Legal Times named him as one of the leading appellate lawyers in Washington.

In addition, Mr. Goldstein has been hailed as a leading young lawyer. In 2006, Lawyers USA named him one of seven lawyers in America who have positioned themselves to make a significant impact on their profession; The National Law Journal named him as one of the nation’s leading attorneys under the age of 40 (and profiled him as one of the top 10); The American Lawyer recognized him as one of the nation’s top 45 attorneys under the age of 45; and Washingtonian magazine named him one of the leading constitutional lawyers and one of a half-dozen attorneys to watch in the 21st century in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Goldstein is involved with a number of professional organizations. He serves on the board of trustees of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, on the Amicus Committee of the ABA Intellectual Property Section and on the board of advisors of the Georgetown University Supreme Court Institute.

Mr. Goldstein received his B.A. from the University of North Carolina in 1992 and his J.D. summa cum laude from American University’s Washington College of Law in 1995, after which he clerked for the Honorable Patricia M. Wald of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He is a member of the District of Columbia and Maryland Bars.

Carolyn Hank, Triangle Research Libraries Network Doctoral Fellow at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC).

Carolyn Hank served as PI on the research studies, "Blogger Perceptions on Digital Preservation," and "Building from Trust: Using the RLG/NARA Audit Checklist for Institutional Repository Planning and Deployment." Her most recent study, "Babies in Bathtubs: Public Views of Private Moments in the Flickr Domain," looked at issues of online privacy and disclosure.

Ms. Hank is currently project manager for the IMLS-funded DigCCurr I project, and led the study on "Challenges, Curricula, and Competencies: Researcher and Practitioner Perspectives for Informing the Development of a Digital Curation Curriculum."

She served as project manager for the university-wide Digital Curation/Institutional Repository Committee (2005-2008), charged with creating a digital preservation program and proof-of-concept institutional repository at UNC-CH.

She teaches in the areas of digital preservation and access, digital curation, and human information interactions.

Prior to entering the doctoral program at SILS, she worked in the Office of Research at OCLC.

Toby McIntosh, Director of Editorial Quality Review, BNA

Toby McIntosh previously was Managing Editor of BNA’s Daily Report for Executives, and several other publications. For six years he was BNA’s White House correspondent. After joining BNA in June 1975, he covered Congress and a wide variety of regulatory agencies. Mr. McIntosh is a founder of the Global Transparency Initiative, a coalition advocating transparency at international financial institutions.

While at BNA, Mr. McIntosh received a fellowship from The Reuter Foundation Programme for study at Oxford University and a National Endowment of the Humanities Journalism Fellowship at the University of Michigan. He has received journalism awards including: the University of Florida Joseph L. Brechner Freedom of Information Award, National Press Club award for Outstanding Newsletter Journalism, Newsletter Publishers Foundation first place award for best interpretive or analytical reporting, American Library Association commendation, and Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild Front Page awards.

Mr. McIntosh previously worked at the Lawrence (Kansas) Journal-World. He graduated from Oberlin College.

Lee Peoples, Associate Professor of Law Library Science, Associate Director of the Law Library, and Director of International Programs at Oklahoma City University School of Law

Lee Peoples is Associate Professor of Law Library Science, Director of the Law Library (effective July 2010), and Director of International Programs at Oklahoma City University School of Law. His research and scholarship focus on comparative law and on the impact of technology on legal research, the judiciary, and the law. He has published articles, books, and book chapters on these topics. He is co-founding editor of the Legal Information and Technology eJournal on SSRN. He teaches advanced legal research classes and is a frequent lecturer in law school classes. Professor Peoples is active in professional organizations including the American Association of Law Libraries and Association of American Law Schools. He is past president of the Mid-American Association of Law Libraries.

Professor Peoples is currently finalizing The Citation of Wikipedia in Judicial Opinions, 12 Yale Journal of Law & Technology _____ (2009). The article examines the impact of references to Wikipedia in judicial opinions on the law of evidence, judicial ethics, the judicial role in the common law adversarial system, and proposes best practices for citing Wikipedia.

Victoria Reich, Director of the LOCKSS Program (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe), Stanford University

Victoria Reich is the director of the LOCKSS Program (for Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) at Stanford University and a member of the CLOCKSS Board of Directors. CLOCKSS, founded by leading publishers and academic libraries, is a community-governed, geographically-distributed, dark archive, unique for releasing triggered content to the world for free. Prior to LOCKSS and CLOCKSS, Ms. Reich helped launch Stanford University's HighWire Press. She has extensive library experience in both the public and private sector, having held positions at Stanford University Libraries, the National Agricultural Library, the Library of Congress, and the University of Michigan. Ms. Reich is a member of the Stanford Copyright & Fair Use Web Site Advisory Board. In 2008, she received the Ulrich's Serials Librarianship Award. For a list of publications and presentations, see http://www.lockss.org/lockss/Vicky_Reich.

Donna Scheeder, Director, Law Library Services, Law Library, Library of Congress

Donna Scheeder is currently the Acting Law Librarian of Congress, at the Law Library of the Library of Congress. In that capacity, she provides leadership for the provision of a wide range of information and collection services for the U.S. Congress, the Courts, the Executive Branch agencies and the public. Previously, Ms. Scheeder held a number of positions with increasing responsibilities at the Congressional Research Service.

Ms. Scheeder has traveled to Japan, Brazil, and Australia at the request of their legislatures to lecture and conduct workshops on a variety of topics related to the management of legislative libraries and research services, and the competencies needed for legislative research librarians. She also is a member of the National Conference of State Legislatures research Librarians section and has made numerous presentations at their meetings on professional issues including succession planning, and web services. She has been a virtual workshop presenter for SLA on the topic of Power Networking.

Ms. Scheeder's own networking skills have been sharpened over a 35 year career and record of volunteer public service. She is a former President and Treasurer of SLA. She is also an SLA fellow and a recipient of the John Cotton Dana  and SLA Hall of Fame awards given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of special librarianship. She also received the Federal Librarians Achievement award at the 2009 ALA meeting in Chicago. Ms. Scheeder has served as a member of the Governing Board of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, and as Vice Chair of the Professional Committee, and Chaired the Standing Committee on Libraries and Research Services for Parliaments.

Ms. Scheeder has also been active in national and community affairs. She is currently the Chair of the Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee and is the former Vice President of the Association of State Democratic Chairs, and former Chair of the District of Columbia Civilian Complaint Review Board. She was a founding member of the Ward 6 Democrats and served as Secretary, Vice Chair and Chair of the D.C. Democratic State Committee. Ms. Scheeder was an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner representing ANC 6B01 and served on the ANC Zoning Committee. She also chaired the Ward 6 Redistricting Committee that drew the new ANC boundaries for 1990-2000. She is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.

Margaret A. Schilt, Faculty Services Librarian, D'Angelo Law Library, University of Chicago

Margaret Schilt has been the Faculty Services Librarian at the D'Angelo Law Library since 2000. She has an M.A. degree in Library and Information Science from Dominican University, A.B. and J.D. degrees from the University of Michigan and an M.A. in early modern European history from Northwestern University. As Faculty Services Librarian, she administers library service programs for the University of Chicago Law School faculty as well as teaching legal research in the Law School's legal writing and research program. She also serves on University of Chicago Library committees for library assessment and copyright compliance. Ms. Schilt is active professionally in the American Association of Law Libraries, where she co-chaired the Faculty Services Committee of the Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section in 2006-2007and in the Chicago Association of Law Libraries, where she co-chaired the Public Affairs Committee from 2005-2007. She is the author of "The Future of Legal Scholarship," Legal Times, July 9, 2007, "Faculty Services in the 21st Century: Evolution and Innovation," 26 (No. 1/2) Legal Reference Services Quarterly 187 (2007), co-published in Public Services in Law Libraries: Evolution and Innovation in the 21st Century, B. Bintliff and L. Peoples, eds. (2007) as well as numerous articles for professional organization publications. Ms. Schilt is a member of the Michigan and Illinois Bars.

Maureen Sullivan, Maureen Sullivan Associates

Maureen Sullivan is an organization development consultant whose practice focuses on the delivery of consulting and training services to libraries and other information organizations. She has more than twenty five years of experience as a consultant on organization development, strategic planning, leadership development, introducing and managing organizational change, organization and work redesign, establishment of staff development and learning programs for today's workplace, creating a work environment that supports diversity, revision of position classification and compensation systems, and the identification and development of competencies. Her experience includes twelve years as the human resources administrator in the libraries at the University of Maryland (1977-1980) and at Yale University (1983-1991). She has had a long association with the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and was instrumental in the design and delivery of several of ARL's management training programs.

Among the topics for which Ms. Sullivan has designed and offered workshops and learning institutes are: leadership development, redesigning work, improving work relationships, managing stress, career planning, introducing the learning organization, process improvement, building teams, creating the collaborative organization, improving individual and organizational performance, generational synergy, cross-cultural communication, and project management.

Ms. Sullivan is a past president (1998-1999) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). During her term as President, she helped establish the ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute in partnership with the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is now a member of the faculty for this annual program. She was president of the Library Administration and Management Association for the 1988-89 term. In 1999, she received the Elizabeth Futas Catalyst for Change Award from the American Library Association.

She received her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Maryland in 1974 and her M.A. degree in Library Science from the University of Maryland in 1976.

Mike Wash, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Government Printing Office

Mike Wash has been a prominent figure in the technology industry for more than a quarter of a century. Prior to joining GPO in 2004, he served as the Executive Director of Product Management and Marketing at Gerber Scientific Products. He joined Gerber from Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, N.Y., a world leader in photographic and digital imaging, where he spent a total of 26 years. At Kodak he served as the Worldwide General Manager of Digital Photo Finishing Systems. In this capacity, he directed the digital photo finishing equipment business at Kodak, driving more than $2 billion in services revenue for its consumer imaging division. He was responsible for developing the system to deliver Kodak Perfect Touch Processing for the consumer photo market in North America and Europe.

Mr. Wash has held positions at Colorado Memory Systems, in Loveland, Colorado, as Director of Engineering; and was a founder and Vice President of Engineering at ComByte, Inc, in Fort Collins, Colorado, a company that develops and manufactures storage devices for the personal computer market.

Mr. Wash received his BSEE degree from Purdue University in 1977. He holds 18 patents, one of which was awarded the National Inventor of the Year in 1996 by the Intellectual Properties Owners Association.