Stanley Chodorow is professor emeritus at the University of California at San Diego, where he teaches history. From 1983 to 1994 he served UCSD as associate vice chancellor for academic planning and dean of arts and humanities. Dr. Chodorow is the past chair of the board of directors of the Council on Library and Information Resources in Washington, D.C., and of the board of the Center for Research Libraries in Chicago. He was the founding chief executive offi cer of the California Virtual University, a consortium of accredited colleges and universities in California that offers distance learning programs. He received his B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University. He also studied law as a postgraduate fellow at the Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley. He is a medieval historian specializing in the history of Western legal systems, constitutional ideas and institutions, and political thought.
Michael Fultz is professor and chair of the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he teaches courses in the history of American education, African American education, and urban education. He holds master’s and doctoral degrees from Harvard Graduate School of Education. His research interests focus on the history of African American teachers in the South and the organizational infrastructure African Americans developed from the post–Civil War period through the 1960s.
Jing Liao is assistant librarian, Ricker Library of Architecture and Art, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received her undergraduate degree in studio art from Smith College and a master’s degree from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her major area of research is Chinese academic librarianship, particularly issues of Western infl uences and Chinese responses in the formative period of modern Chinese academic librarianship (late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries).
James P. Niessen is world history librarian at the Alexander Library of Rutgers, State University of New Jersey in New Brunswick. He is [End Page 401] an historian of modern Romania and Hungary, specializing in Romanian nationalism, religion, and politics and the history of Romanian, Hungarian, and German libraries in Hungary, Romania, and Transylvania. He holds a doctorate in history from Indiana University and a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Texas at Austin. He has taught history at Colgate University, Cornell College, and the University of Southern Mississippi and was librarian for history and foreign languages at Texas Tech University before assuming his current position in 2001.
Christine Pawley is associate professor in the School of Library and Information Science and director of the University of Iowa Center for the Book. Before joining the University of Iowa faculty in the fall of 2000 she spent a year as visiting fellow at the School of Information Systems, Technology and Management at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. In 1998–99 she was visiting assistant professor at the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and from 1996 to 1998 assistant professor in the Information Management Department at the College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, Minnesota. A native of England, Dr. Pawley holds degrees from the Universities of Oxford and Surrey in the United Kingdom and from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she received her Ph.D. in 1996.
Emily Ray is catalog librarian, Slavic and East European Cataloging Team, Sterling Memorial Library at Yale University. She holds an undergraduate degree in Russian and East European studies from Yale, a master’s degree in Russian and East European studies from Indiana University, and a master’s in library science from Indiana University. Her areas of research include preservation issues, emergency management in libraries, and libraries in the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Central Europe. She has previously served as reference/instruction librarian at Florida International University in Miami. She was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to the Czech Republic for 1999–2000.