Cheryl Gunselman is the business and economics reference librarian at Washington State University in Pullman. She holds an undergraduate degree in English and economics from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, a master’s degree in liberal studies from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and an M.S. in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She was employed for seventeen years in the investment securities industry as a manager, bond trader, and account executive. Special interests focus on the Progressive Era of American history in the Far West.
Daniel F. Ring is a professor and reference librarian at the Oakland University Library in Rochester, Michigan, where he has been employed since 1975. He holds an undergraduate degree in history from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a master’s degree in history from the same institution. In addition, he holds an M.S. in library science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A frequent contributor to Libraries & Culture, he is the author, most recently, of “Women’s Club Culture and the Failure of Library Development in Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio,” in Carnegie Denied (Greenwood Press, 1992). Current research focuses on the origins of the Billings Public Library.
Kathleen A. Smith is pursuing an M.L.S. at Indiana University in Bloomington. She holds an undergraduate degree in English and German from Earlham College and a master’s degree in West European studies from Indiana University in Bloomington. She has served as the vice-president of the ALA student chapter in Bloomington since January 2000 and as a graduate student representative for library science on the Curriculum Steering Committee at Indiana University, Bloomington. Her research interests include German libraries as well as libraries in Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Flanders and the field of social informatics and education for librarianship in the United States.