Tom Glynn is the Anglo-American history and political science selector and a reference librarian at Rutgers University Libraries in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He holds an undergraduate degree in history from the University of Chicago, master’s degrees in history and in library science from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, and a doctorate in history from Auburn University. He is currently writing a book on the history of libraries in New York City before 1900.
Erin R. Lawrimore is political papers archivist for acquisitions and processing at the University of Tennessee Special Collections Library. She holds a master’s degree in information studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests include the use of archival material in the K–12 classroom and American archival history, specifically, religious motivations for collecting.
Bernadette A. Lear holds a master’s degree in library science from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and is a behavioral sciences and education librarian at the Penn State Harrisburg Library in Middletown, Pennsylvania.
Jean L. Preer is an associate professor at Indiana University School of Library and Information Science–Indianapolis. She holds a doctorate in American civilization, a law degree from George Washington University, and a master’s degree in library science from the University of California at Berkeley. Her research interests include American library history, intellectual freedom, and professional ethics.
Randy Silverman is the preservation librarian at the University of Utah’s Marriott Library. He has worked in the field of book conservation since 1978 and holds a master’s degree in library science. Silverman is an adjunct faculty member at Emporia State University in Kansas, the University of Arizona, the University of Denver, and the University of North Texas. He served as cochair of the Library Collections Conservation [End Page 515] discussion group of the American Institute for Conservation (1991–98) and was the president of the Utah Library Association (2000–2001). He is currently working with colleagues at the Library of Congress to establish a National Disaster Center for Cultural Property.