Head of Collection Development, Cabot Science Library, Harvard University
Michael Leach is the Head of Collection Development, Cabot Science Library, at Harvard University. He has worked in science libraries for more than 20 years. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the Simmons School of Library & Information Science, where he has taught courses on information technology, web publishing, collection development and database management. He joined the SLIS doctoral program in 2004, and is focusing on digital libraries and the adoption of corporate principles in academic information settings. Over the past 9 years, Michael has taught over 45 continuing education programs, and he has been a frequent speaker at conferences, including annual meetings of ALA, ASIS&T, ACRL and SLA. Currently, he is past president of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T).