CHORUS Welcomes Two New Board Members from Academic Institutions

CHORUS is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members-at-large representing academic institutions to its Board of Directors: Rick Anderson, Associate Dean for Collections & Scholarly Communication in the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah and Judith Russell, Dean of University Libraries at the University of Florida. The new board positions reflect CHORUS’s ongoing commitment to serve and represent all of its stakeholders — researchers, research institutions, publishers, and funders — in the scholarly community.

“Guidance and input from librarians is essential to furthering CHORUS’s mission to facilitate sustainable open access, sharing, discoverability, reporting, and preservation of content reporting on funded research.” said CHORUS Board Chair, Michael Forster. “Rick and Judith bring a tremendous depth and breadth of knowledge and experience to our board, which is of great value as we develop policies and strategies to ensure CHORUS’s strength and relevance in the ever changing scholarly publishing environment.”

About Rick Anderson
Rick Anderson is Associate Dean for Collections & Scholarly Communication in the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah. Rick has worked previously as a bibliographer for YBP, Inc., as Head Acquisitions Librarian for the University of North Carolina, Greensboro and as Director of Resource Acquisition at the University of Nevada, Reno. Rick serves on numerous editorial and advisory boards and is a regular contributor to the Scholarly Kitchen. Rick has served as president of the North American Serials Interest Group, and was the recipient of the HARRASSOWITZ Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award. In 2015, Rick was elected President of the Society for Scholarly Publishing, and he is the author of three books, including Scholarly Communication: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2018).

About Judith Russell
Judith Russell is tenured at the University of Florida with the rank of University Librarian, the equivalent of full Professor. Judith has served as the Dean of University Libraries at the University of Florida since 2007. She was the Managing Director, Information Dissemination and Superintendent of Documents at the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), now the Government Publishing Office, from 2003-2007. Judith served as Deputy Director of the U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS) from 1998-2003 and as director of the Office of Electronic Information Dissemination Services and the Federal Depository Library Program at GPO from 1991-1997. Judith has worked for over ten years in the information industry, doing marketing and product development as well as serving as a government-industry liaison. Her corporate experience includes Information Handling Services (IHS) and its parent company, the Information Technology Group; Disclosure Information Group; Lexis-Nexis (then Mead Data Central), and IDD Digital Alliances, a subsidiary of Investment Dealers Digest. She also worked for over 10 years in special libraries.

Judith was selected to receive the NFAIS 2017 Miles Conrad Award, long considered the information community’s premier annual honor for achievement in fostering the growth of information services, in recognition of her significant achievements in librarianship and for her leadership in information services throughout a career spanning academia, government, the non-profit and private sectors.

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