Archie L. Dick is a professor in the Department of Information Studies at the University of Pretoria in the Republic of South Africa. He holds undergraduate degrees in library and information science from the University of the Western Cape, South Africa; a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Washington in Seattle; and a doctorate from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He has published articles on the intellectual and historical aspects of library and information science, and he is currently working on a research project dealing with the politics of the regulation of reading in South Africa.
Jean-Pierre V. M. Hérubel is a philosophy/history and art/design bibliographer, reference librarian, and associate professor of library science at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree in library science and doctorate in European history from Kent State University. He has written articles and reviews for a number of library and interdisciplinary journals, including Libraries & Culture, and he is the author of Annales Historiography and Theory: A Selective and Annotated Bibliography (Greenwood Press, 1994). In addition, he is a bibliographer for the semiannual publication French Historical Studies. Research interests include historiography and the philosophy of history, the history of disciplines, bibliometrics, and intellectual and cultural history.
Suzanne M. Stauffer worked as a lecturer in historical methods at the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2004 and served as the chair for gender issues at ALISE in 2004–5 and member-at-large for the Library History Round Table (ALA) from 2004 to 2006. She holds an undergraduate degree in psychology from Weber State University in Utah, a master’s degree in library science from Brigham Young University, and a doctorate in library and information science from UCLA. Her research interests include the history of the public library as an American social and cultural institution, librarianship as a profession, and gender issues.
Billie E. Walker is a reference librarian at the Penn State-Berks campus in Reading, Pennsylvania. He is also a doctoral candidate in [End Page 88] the School of Communication and Information and Library Studies at Rutgers University. His undergraduate degree in sociology is from the University of Mississippi in Oxford, and he also holds a master’s degree in library science from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. Areas of interest include undergraduate information studies education in library and information science schools, African American history, and information literacy.