Edward A. Goedeken is humanities bibliographer and collections coordinator at Iowa State University, where he holds the rank of professor of library science. He earned an M.A. in history from Iowa State University, an M.L.S. from the University of Iowa, and a Ph.D in American history from the University of Kansas. He serves as book review editor for the Serials Librarian and writes the biennial review of American library history for Libraries & the Cultural Record. Since 1990 he has contributed a twice-yearly bibliography to the LHRT Newsletter of the Library History Round Table of the American Library Association.
Kevin J. Hayes, professor of English at the University of Central Oklahoma, is the author of several books, including Edgar Allan Poe (2009), The Road to Monticello: The Life and Mind of Thomas Jefferson (2008), The Mind of a Patriot: Patrick Henry and the World of Ideas (2008), and The Library of William Byrd of Westover (1997), for which he received the Virginia Library History Award.
Barbara B. Moran is professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received an A.B. degree from Mount Holyoke College, an M.Ln. from Emory University, and a Ph.D. in higher education and LIS from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Her research is focused on various aspects of management, including organizational structures, career progression patterns, and leadership. She is coauthor of the widely used textbook Management of Libraries and Information Agencies; the seventh edition of that text was published in 2007. She is also the author of numerous articles, book chapters, and three other books on management and leadership.
Herman A. Peterson is head of reference and instruction at Morris Library of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. For nine years he was a Benedictine monk at St. Meinrad Archabbey in Indiana. [End Page 364]
Barry W. Seaver is a lecturer at the School of Library and Information Sciences, North Carolina Central University, where he has taught a survey course on library and archival history, and is a consultant to the North Carolina HBCU Special Collections Analysis Project. He holds an M.A. in history from the University of Connecticut, an M.S. in library science from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in library and information science from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The author of A True Politician: Rebecca Browning Rankin, Municipal Reference Librarian of the City of New York, 1920-1952, Seaver is currently researching the governance of the New York Public Library and the city of New York and their interaction from 1948 to 1978. [End Page 365]