Inna Gorbatov is an assistant professor of foreign languages and literature at Long Island University, where she teaches French and Russian. She received an M.A. and Ph.D. in French from the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY). Her research interests include the interaction of Russian and French literature in the eighteenth century, the influence of Jean-Jacques Rousseau on the formation of Russian sentimentalism and the French Enlightenment, Russia in theeighteenth century, and Catherine the Great and French philosophers of the eighteenth century.
Phillip Jones is reader services librarian for Grinnell College Libraries in Grinnell, Iowa. He holds an M.L.I.S. degree from the University of Arizona and an M.A. degree in English from the University of Kentucky. Before moving to central Iowa in 2004 he lived in the southwestern United States for fifteen years, where he earned a degree in Spanish from Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado, and began collaborating with Mexican librarians on reference and information literacy projects. In addition to Mexican library history his research interests include library use among Mexicans immigrating to the United States.
Mordecai Lee is professor of governmental affairs at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, where he specializes in public relations and history. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in public administration from Syracuse University. He is author of The First Presidential Communications Agency: FDR’s Office of Government Reports (State University of New York Press, 2005). His research interests include public relations in public administration and U.S. government history.
Michael J. Paulus, Jr., is the archivist and special collections librarian for the Whitman College and Northwest Archives at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. Previously, Paulus was a special collections librarian at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. His research interests include the role of libraries and archives in academic culture and the intersection of book history and American [End Page 329] religious history. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and a master’s degree in library and information science from Rutgers University.
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 (with Maria Grandinette) of the Library Collections Conservation Discussion Group of the American Institute for Conservation (1991–98) in an effort to promote improved standards for book repair in research libraries.