Hermina G.B. Anghelescu earned her M.A. in foreign languages and literatures from the University of Bucharest and her M.L.I.S. and Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Texas at Austin. From 1979 to 1992 Anghelescu was a librarian at the National Library of Romania. Currently, she is assistant professor at the Library and Information Program, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. Anghelescu is a member of the editorial board of several periodical publications, including the Annual Bibliography of the History of the Printed Book and Libraries—ABHB, published by the Department of Special Collections of the Royal Library, The Hague, under the auspices of the Committee on Rare and Precious Documents of IFLA, Library & Archival Security, and Slavic & East European Information Resources. Her publications include coediting the volume Books, Libraries, Reading, and Publishing in the Cold War (2001), published by the Library of Congress, Center for the Book. Other works include coediting Libraries & Culture: 25-Year Cumulative Index, 1966–1990 (1995), published articles, book chapters, as well as dictionary and encyclopedia articles. Currently, she is the secretary of IFLA’s Library History Section.
Alistair Black is professor of library and information history at Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom. His research interests have included the history of libraries, the information society, and information management. He has also undertaken research on contemporary public library sociology and policy. He is author of A New History of the English Public Library: Social and Intellectual Contexts 1850–1914 (1996) and The Public Library in Britain 1914–2000 (2000). He is coeditor of the forth-coming Cambridge History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland: Volume 3: 1850–2000. He is a former chair of the Library History Group of the Library Association and is currently chair of the IFLA Library History Section.
James V. Carmichael, Jr., is professor of library and information studies at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. He received his B.A. and his M.Ln. from Emory University and his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has written extensively on southern librarianship, gender issues, and GLBT history.
John Y. Cole, a librarian and historian, has headed the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress since Librarian of Congress Daniel J. Boorstin created it in 1977. A private-public partnership, the center’s [End Page 218] mission is to use the resources of the Library of Congress to stimulate public interest in books and reading. Cole, who won the American Library Association’s 2000 Joseph W. Lippincott Award for distinguished service to the profession of librarianship, has published five books and more than one hundred articles about the history and the activities of the Library of Congress.
John W. Fritch is associate professor of library science and reference and instruction librarian in the Hicks Undergraduate Library at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. He has published articles in numerous library and information science journals, among them the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Library Trends, Online Information Review, and Reference Services Review.
Edward A. Goedeken is humanities bibliographer and professor of library science at Iowa State University. He earned a B.A. from William Penn, an M.A. from Iowa State University, an M.L.S. from the University of Iowa, and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Kansas. He serves as book review editor for the Serials Librarian and is active in the Iowa Center for the Book, a program of the State Library of Iowa. He is bibliographer for several historical journals, author of biennial bibliographic essays for Libraries & Culture, and, since 1990, bibliographer for the LHRT Newsletter. He is currently collaborating with Donald G. Davis, Jr., as coeditor of a new edition of the foundational 1989 Davis-Tucker American Library History: A Comprehensive Guide to the Literature.
David M. Hovde is an associate professor of library science at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He is also the sociology and anthropology bibliographer and a reference librarian for the Humanities, Social Science, and Education Library. His most recent work is the book Libraries to the...