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I am a Professor in Library and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Information Sciences. Prior to my current position, I worked at the New York State Archives and Records Administration, Alabama Department of Archives and History, the City of Baltimore, and the Maryland Historical Society.

My professional activities have been varied, starting my career as an archivist in late 1972. I chaired the Society of American Archivists (SAA) committee that drafted new graduate archival education guidelines ultimately adopted by its Council in 1988, served for four years as a member of that association's Committee on Education and Professional Development, and was a member of the Society's governing Council from 1986 through 1989. I also served as Editor of the American Archivist from 1991 through 1995, Editor of theRecords & Information Management Journal published by M.E. Sharpe from 2001 to 2007, and the Publications Editor for the Society of American Archivists from 2004 to 2007. I was elected a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists in 1989.

I joined this School’s faculty in 1988 as a Lecturer, becoming an Assistant Professor in 1992, an Associate Professor in 1996, and Professor in 2000.  I have served in many administrative positions, including the Chair of the Library and Information Science Program, Chair of LIS Doctoral Studies, and, presently, the Chair of the School of Information Studies Council. I am presently the Chair of the Department of Information Culture and Data Stewardship.

My educational background includes a Ph.D., School of Library and Information Science, University of Pittsburgh, 1992; MA, History, University of Maryland, 1978; and BA, History, Towson State College, 1972.

A full C.V. can be downloaded from here.


Standing in front of the Secretary's Office, Colonial Williamsburg, 2005 - the oldest public records building in the United States.