Fifth Annual CARL Conference * September 19-20, 1997

Speaker Biographies

Speaker biographies will be added as they become available.

Richard E. Lucier

  Director, Center for Knowledge Management &
University Librarian
University of California, San Francisco

Richard E. Lucier is Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Information Management, Director of the Center for Knowledge Management, and University Librarian at the University of California, San Francisco.

His responsibilities include the management of academic and campus-wide information resources, including academic and instructional computing; the University Library; and campus-wide policy and planning coordination for information technology in support of education, research, and clinical care.

In mid-1995, Mr. Lucier was appointed to lead a University of California planning effort for a Digital Library which would serve all nine UC campuses. In September 1996, Mr. Lucier began an 18-month, 80% appointment as Special Assistant for Library Planning at the UC Office of the President, providing leadership for a university-wide Library Planning and Action Initiative whose goals are:

Mr. Lucier holds a B.M. in Music and Philosophy from the Catholic University of America and an M.L.S. in Library Science from Rutgers University. He has done extensive graduate work in health policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Mr. Lucier was the co-founder and director of the Laboratory for Applied Research in Academic Information at The Johns Hopkins University from 1986 to 1991, and spearheaded the development of the Genome Data Base and the Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man, both in support of the international Human Genome Initiative. The co-originator of the Knowledge Management Model, he has special interests in:

and he has published and lectured widely on these topics.

Dr. C. James (Jim) Schmidt

(Photo of Dr.
Schmidt) University Librarian
San Jose State University
San Jose, CA 95192-0028
(408) 924-2700

Jim Schmidt has more than twenty-five years of experience as a manager in public and private academic libraries in Michigan, Texas, Ohio, New York, Rhode Island, and California. He served as library director at the State University of New York - Albany and at Brown University, and is currently at San Jose State University.

From 1981 through 1989, Jim was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Research Libraries Group. From 1985 through 1989 he served as a member and chair of ALA's Intellectual Freedom Committee. From 1989 through 1991 he was President of the Freedom to Read Foundation. In the 70's, Jim chaired ACRL's Academic Status Committee when the seminal standards documents on faculty status for academic librarians were developed and adopted.

Dr. Schmidt holds the masters degree from Columbia and the Ph.D. from Florida State University. He is the author of more than 35 published articles and has been invited to speak at more than 40 professional conferences.

Jim will speak Saturday, 9/20/97, during Breakout Session 4 (11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.), on the subject of "Shared Problems, Shared Solutions: Creative Partnerships Beyond the Campus". An abstract of his presentation is available.


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