James G. Neal (PoP)

Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, Columbia University

James G. Neal (PoP)

Jim Neal is currently the vice president for information services and university librarian at Columbia University, providing leadership for university academic computing and a system of 25 libraries. He works with the Electronic Publishing Initiative at Columbia (EPIC), the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL), Digital Knowledge Ventures (DKV), the Office of IT Planning and Policy and the Office of IT Research and Development. He serves on key academic, technology, budget and policy groups at the university. Previously, Neal served as the dean of university libraries at Indiana University and Johns Hopkins University and held administrative positions in the libraries at Penn State, Notre Dame and the City University of New York. At Columbia, he has focused in particular on the development of the digital library, special collections, global resources, instructional technology, building construction/renovation and fundraising programs. Neal has served on the Council and Executive Board of the American Library Association (ALA), on the board and as president of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and as chair of OCLC's Research Library Advisory Council. He currently is chair of the board of directors of the Research Libraries Group (RLG), on the board of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and on the board of the Freedom to Read Foundation. He has also served on numerous international, national and state professional committees and is an active member of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA).
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