Matt Ball is the Outreach and Student Services Librarian at Clemons Library, the undergraduate and media library at the University of Virginia. Matt oversees over 30 outreach programs, and spent five years coordinating library instruction for first-years in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Matt holds degrees from Georgia State and Syracuse universities, and worked in the libraries of Emory University and Harvard Law School before arriving at U.Va.
He’s currently at work designing the Library Ambassadors program ¬ which wwill train students to serve as Library representatives across U.Va. ¬ and conducting a rigorous assessment of hoow students use the services and resources of Clemons Library.
Randal S. Brandt
Randal S. Brandt is Principal Cataloger at The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley. As one of the editors of DCRM(S), he was charged with preparing the final text for publication. He has been an active member of RBMS since 2003 and is currently serving as Chair of the Bibliographic Standards Committee.
Annie Copeland is Special Collections Cataloging Librarian at the Pennsylvania State University Library. In RBMS she has been a member of the Bibliographic Standards Committee and the Thesaurus Committee. Recently, with other RBMS colleagues, she led the workshop Cataloging and Organizing Ephemera (Baltimore, 2007). Annie is one of the editors of Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Serials) and is currently working on the Application Manual to Accompany DCRM(S).
Jane Gillis has been cataloging serials for the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Yale University for over 25 years. In RBMS she has been a member of the Bibliographic Standards Committee, the Conference Development Committee, and the Executive Committee. She is one of the editors of Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Serials) and is currently working on the Application Manual to Accompany DCRM(S).
Julie Grob is the Digital Projects and Instruction Librarian for Special Collections at the University of Houston Libraries. She works with subject librarians and faculty members to integrate primary source materials into the classroom. In 2008, Grob collaborated with Dr. David Mazella of the UH Department of English to design and teach the research-intensive undergraduate course 1771: A Geography of Feeling. She currently serves on the Discovery Curriculum Task Force for the university’s Quality Enhancement Plan.
Peter B. Hirtle
Peter B. Hirtle is the Intellectual Property Officer for the Cornell University Library. Hirtle also serves as the bibliographer for United States and General History. Previously at Cornell, Hirtle served as Director of the Cornell Institute for Digital Collections and as the Associate Editor of D-Lib Magazine
Stephen Skuce is the Rare Books Program Coordinator at MIT. In RBMS, he has served on the Bibliographic Standards Committee and the Security Committee, and he has been knee-deep in all things DCRM since taking part in the 2003 DCRM Invitational Working Conference. His M.S. is from the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science, where, as an adjunct, he has repeatedly taught "Information Organization."
Kate Theimer is the author of the ArchivesNext blog and the Archives 2.0 wiki—a comprehensive listing of archives using Web 2.0 tools.
Kate is currently at work on a book for Neal-Schuman on implementing Web 2.0 in archives and historical organizations, and is also editing a volume on the same topic from the theoretical perspective for the Society of American Archivists. Before becoming a professional writer and blogger, Kate worked at the National Archives and Records Administration in College Park, Maryland, working with their Standards and Electronic Records Archives programs.
Lynne M. Thomas
Lynne M. Thomas is the Head of Rare Books and Special Collections at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL, where she is responsible for popular culture special collections that include the papers of SF authors Robert Asprin, Tamora Pierce, E.E. Knight, Kage Baker, and Jack McDevitt, and significant collections of dime novels and popular historical children’s literature. She has published scholarly articles about cross-dressing in dime novels. Blogging both personally and professionally, she is also the co-author of Special Collections 2.0, a book about web 2.0 technologies and special collections in libraries with Beth Whittaker of Ohio State University, forthcoming from Libraries Unlimited.