Penn State librarian appointed to Digital Library Federation Advisory Committee

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Librarian Patricia Hswe, digital content strategist and head of ScholarSphere User Services at Penn State, as well as co-director of the department of Publishing and Curation Services, has been appointed to the Digital Library Federation (DLF) Advisory Committee, within the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) in Washington, D.C. The committee advises the DLF director on matters relating to program activities, initiatives, partnerships and strategies. 

CLIR is an independent, nonprofit organization that forges strategies to enhance research, teaching and learning environments in collaboration with libraries, cultural institutions and communities of higher learning. It aims to promote forward-looking collaborative solutions that transcend disciplinary, institutional, professional and geographic boundaries in support of the public good.

Dean of Penn State Libraries Barbara I. Dewey noted, “Hswe’s participation in the DLF committee will bring Penn State to the forefront in a program that aims to build and support a robust, engaged community whose members share an interest in advancing research, teaching and learning through the application of digital library research, technology and services.”

Hswe points out, “My work heading user services for Penn State’s ScholarSphere repository service has given me a solid foundation of experience with which to raise its profile and deepen collaborations among digital library developers, project managers and all who are invested in digital library issues.”

Hswe and two other new committee members will serve a three-year term and will expand the DLF Advisory Committee to eight members representing both the university and public sectors.

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Last Updated March 28, 2014