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James V. Carmichael, Jr., is a professor of library and information studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He received his BA and MLn from Emory University and his PhD from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Carmichael has written extensively on southern librarianship, gender issues, and LGBT history.

Allen Finchum, associate professor in the Department of Geography at Oklahoma State University, has been a member of the faculty at OSU since 1996. He holds graduate degrees from the University of Cincinnati and the University of Tennessee. His specialties include geographic information systems and urban geography, and he has done numerous studies in Oklahoma, including projects for the Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office as well as studies on vernacular regions in Oklahoma and across the United States.

Tanya Ducker Finchum is a professor and oral history librarian in the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program at the Oklahoma State University Library. She holds an MLS from the University of Tennessee and a doctorate from OSU and has been a member of the library faculty at OSU since 1999. Her research interests include the history of libraries, oral history methodology, and work with older adults.

Linda Jacobson serves as keeper of the North Carolina Collection Gallery and as assistant librarian in the Wilson Special Collections Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received a BFA in fine art and an MA in American history and museum studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. An active member of several national and regional historical organizations, Jacobson recently served as president and publications chair for the Chapel Hill Historical Society.

Joyce M. Latham is an assistant professor in the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and codirector of the Center for Information Policy Research. She has served as an executive [End Page 343] director with the Onondaga County Public Library in Syracuse, New York, director for information technology with the Chicago Public Library, and assistant director for automated services with the Southern Maryland Regional Library Association. Latham's research focuses on the historical and contemporary politics of public libraries.

Eileen McGrath is associate curator of the North Carolina Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She holds an MLS from George Peabody College for Teachers and an MA in religion from Vanderbilt University. McGrath published her first library history article in the quarterly of the St. Lawrence County (New York) Historical Association in 1980 and has periodically published in the field since. Her profile of Lester Asheim appeared in the second supplement of the Dictionary of American Library Biography.

Eric Novotny, humanities librarian for history at Pennsylvania State University, serves as member-at-large on the Library History Round Table Executive Committee. He has published and presented on early-twentieth-century library services for immigrants and on the Chicago Public Library. [End Page 344]



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