Library Dean Beth McNeil re-elected to HathiTrust Board

Oct 12, 2016

Dean Beth McNeilDean of Library Services Beth McNeil has been re-elected to serve on the HathiTrust Board of Governors and a term that runs through December 2018. The Board is comprised of 12 elected and appointed members and oversees the HathiTrust?s 10-million-volume digital preservation repository, research center and other programs.

McNeil is committed to the preservation of the scholarly record, in print and digital forms and recognizes that these large, long-standing challenges need community solutions. ?I am pleased to be able to continue my service to HathiTrust. During my short tenure on the Board, HathiTrust has launched a major strategic program in support of shared print collection management, and I am excited to engage on its development in the coming two years,? McNeil said. HathiTrust?has been successful in building shared infrastructure for digital preservation, which can serve as a foundation to help build effective shared print storage strategies.

McNeil arrived at Iowa State University in 2015 and is a current member of the Hathi Trust Board of Governors and the Association of College and Research Libraries Board of Directors.?

Contact:

M. Monica Gillen, communication specialist, University Library
mgillen@iastate.edu
302 Parks Library
515-294-1442

Beth McNeil, dean of library services, University Library
mcneil@iastate.edu
302 Parks Library
515-294-1443