Nancy Carol Kranich
Part-Time Lecturer
Library and Information Science
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Email:
nancy.kranich@rutgers.edu
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Available by appointment.
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Rutgers University

Biographical Information

Nancy Kranich

Nancy Kranich teaches at the Rutgers University School of Communication and Information and conducts special projects for the Rutgers University Libraries. She served as President of the American Library Association in 2000-2001, focusing on the role of libraries in democracies. A tireless advocate for free and open access to information, Nancy has spoken out against censorship, filtering, secrecy, privatization, and other attempts to limit the public’s information rights. She has also spearheaded ALA's right to know, information commons, civic engagement, and Internet filtering initiatives, formed the Coalition on Government Information, and established the James Madison Awards honoring champions of public access to information. She has testified several times before Congress, attended annual legislative days at the state and national levels, and participated in several White House and Congressional briefings.

Nancy has chaired and served on a number of ALA committees that deal with intellectual freedom, information policy, copyright, privacy, information commons and public engagement, and led the Association’s efforts to oppose the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), promote privacy, and advocate media diversity. In addition, Nancy founded and chairs the ALA Center for Civic Life and ALA’s Libraries Foster Community Engagement Membership Initiative Group, and was instrumental in launching ALA’s partnership with the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation. She is the 2015 recipient of ALA’s Ken Haycock Award for the promotion of librarianship. 

Most of Nancy’s library career was based at New York University, where, as Associate Dean of Libraries, she managed NYU’s libraries, archives, press, and media services. She also worked in public libraries in Bridgeport and Windsor, CT, and Madison, WI.  After retiring from NYU, Nancy served as Senior Research Fellow at the Free Expression Policy Project in New York where she authored: The Information Commons: A Public Policy Report and participated in an Indiana University convening about scholarly commons that led to the publication of Understanding Knowledge as a Commons: From Theory to Practice, edited by Charlotte Hess and Nobel Prize Winner Elinor Ostrom.

Prior to moving to New Jersey, Nancy lived and worked for several years as a civic librarian in State College, PA, fostering civic engagement, consulting with libraries and policy organizations, serving as a trustee of the public library, and lecturing at Penn State, UW-Milwaukee (online), Long Island, and other universities.  Now at Rutgers University, Nancy splits her time between teaching information policy and intellectual freedom courses in Library and Information Science and working as Special Projects Librarian. Her teaching was recognized in 2015 by the Rutgers University Department of Library and Information Science for her Distinguished Achievement as a Part-Time Lecturer.  Among her special projects for the Rutgers University Libraries is the leadership of an initiative to strengthen the role of library liaisons through tools developed by the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation. She also directed development of the Library’s Privacy Policy and Audit, and managed a successful NEH-funded grant proposal: Latino Americans in NJ: 100 Years of History.

Nancy has appeared on the Today Show, the C-Span Washington Journal, Bill Moyers’ NOW and National Public Radio. She has conducted hundreds of presentations and media interviews and written extensively on such topics as information policy, civic engagement, scholarly communication, censorship, democracy and advocacy. Her notable publications include: “Libraries and Strong Democracy: Moving from an Informed to a Participatory Citizenry,” Indiana Libraries, (2013); “Can the First Amendment Coexist with Civility? Response to ‘What Is the Role of Law in Promoting Civility? What Are Its Limits?’” Insights on Law and Society (American Bar Association), (2013); “The Conversation Continues @ your library,” with Carlton Sears, American Libraries, (2012); “What’s Daddy’s Roommate Doing in Wasilla?The Nation (2008); “Libraries as Universal Service Providers,” Benton Foundation Universal Service Project, (2007); “The Promise of Academic Libraries Transforming Campus Communities,” College and Research Libraries News (2014); “Libraries and Civic Engagement,” The Library and Book Trade Annual (2012);  “Academic Libraries as Hubs for Deliberative Democracy,” Journal of Public Deliberation (2010); Libraries and Democracy: The Cornerstones of Liberty, ALA (2001); “The Impact of the USA PATRIOT Act on Free Expression,” Free Expression Policy Project, (2003); “Civic Partnerships: The Role of Libraries in Promoting Civic Engagement” (2005); and Libraries and Democracy: The Cornerstones of Liberty, ALA (2001).

Nancy is Treasurer of the National Security Archive in Washington and judges Project Censored's Most Underreported Stories of the Year. She has worked internationally to advance libraries and democracy in Eastern Europe and to promote universal service and information commons in France, China, Mexico and Taiwan. In 2011, she helped plan and lead the workshop, Beyond Books: News, Literacy and Democracy for America’s Libraries, which asked what’s possible when journalists and librarians come together. An active proponent and convener of dialogue, deliberation, and community engagement, she works closely with the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, the National Coalition on Dialogue and Deliberation, and the Kettering Foundation, including participating in the Deliberative Democracy Exchange, serving on the board of its National Issues Forum Institute (NIFI), attending the U.S./Russia Dartmouth Conference dialogues, and chairing the NIFI local affiliate in State College, PA. 

Nancy earned a master's degree and studied for her doctorate in Public Administration from NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service, and an M.A. in Library Science and a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin--Madison.

 

Education
MA, Library Science, University of Wisconsin--Madison; MPA, New York University Wagner School of Public Service; PhD work, NYU Wagner School of Public Service; BA, Anthropology, University of Wisconsin--Madison
Research

Information Policy

Intellectual Freedom

Civic/Community Engagement

Information Ethics

Digital Libraries

Academic and Public Libraries

Leadership and Management

Publications and Presentations

PUBLICATIONS

“Just Another Hysterical Librarian for Freedom,” Choose Privacy Week Blog Posting, American Library Association, May 6, 2014, http://www.oif.ala.org/oif/?p=4968

With Megan Lotts, and Gene Springs, “The promise of academic libraries transforming campus communities,” College and Research Libraries News.  75 #4 (April 2014): 182-186. http://crln.acrl.org/content/75/4/182.full

“Join the National Conversation About Mental Health,” Programming Librarian, August 13, 2013.  http://www.programminglibrarian.org/blog/2013/august-2013/join-the-national-conversation-about-mental-health.html#.Ui4bxGRgZ38 

“Interview,” I Need a Library Job blog, May 6, 2013, http://inalj.com/?p=20854

“Can the First Amendment Coexist with Civility? Response to ‘What Is the Role of Law in Promoting Civility? What Are Its Limits?’” Insights on Law and Society (American Bar Association), 13 (2) Winter 2013: 30. http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7282/T37P8W90

“Libraries and Strong Democracy: Moving from an Informed to a Participatory Citizenry,”

Indiana Libraries, Special Issue on Intellectual Freedom and related issues, vol. 32 (1), 2013: 13-20. http://journals.iupui.edu/index.php/IndianaLibraries/article/view/4228/pdf

“The Conversation Continues @ your library,” with Carlton Sears, American Libraries, March/April 2012, vol. 43 (3/4): 22. http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/columns/my-mind/conversation-continues-your-library

“Libraries and Strong Democracy: Moving from an Informed to a Participatory Citizenry,” Indiana Libraries, Special Issue on Intellectual Freedom and related issues, forthcoming.

“Libraries and Civic Engagement,” The Bowker Annual 2012, New York: Bowker, forthcoming.

“Preparing the Next Generation of Library Policy Makers,” New Jersey Library Association Newsletter, 9 (4): 6, Winter 2011-2012, http://www.njla.org/newsletter/

“Deliberative Dialogue-Changing the Discourse in the Country, the Committee and the Classroom,” In Debbie Abilock, School Librarians as Leaders in Professional Development, Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, forthcoming 2012.

“Interview on Libraries and Democracy,” American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), American Democracy Project, Blog, January 4, 2011, (selected July 2, 2014 by the Educational Testing Service for AP test questions, 2015-2025), http://adpaascu.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/interview-with-nancy-kranich-on-libraries-and-democracy/

“Civic Engagement,” Podcast, Public Library Talk, December 31, 2010, http://publiclibrarytalk.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2011-01-02T13%3A33%3A00-05%3A00&max-results=7

“Promoting Adult Learning Through Civil Discourse in the Public Library,” In Marilyn Parrish and Edward Taylor, Adult Education in Cultural Institutions: Libraries, Museums, Parks, and Zoo, in series, New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, Number 127 (Fall 2010): 15-24. http://hdl.rutgers.edu/1782.1/rucore30126200001.Manuscript.000064282

“Building a Better Journalism: Media Activists and Scholars Share Their Ideas,” Extra: Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), July 2009, http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=3830.

“Academic Libraries as Hubs for Deliberative Democracy,” Journal of Public Deliberation special issue on Higher Education and Deliberative Democracy, vol. 6, #1, 2010, Article 4, http://services.bepress.com/jpd/vol6/iss1/art4; revised from “Academic Libraries as Hubs for Civic Engagement,” Paper prepared for the Democracy Imperative symposium: No Better Time: Promising Opportunities in Deliberative Democracy for Educators and Practitioners, The University of New Hampshire, Durham, N.H., July 8 – July 11, 2009.

“Wasilla, Fahrenheit 451,” The Nation, vol. 287, #12, October 20, 2008: 5.  Available online as: “What’s Daddy’s Roommate Doing in Wasilla?” posted September 18, 2008, http://www.thenation.com/doc/20080929/kranich

“Communities, Learning, and Democracy in the Digital Age,” with Lynette Kvasny and Jorge Schement, in John Carroll, ed., Learning in Communities Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Human Centered Information Technology, London: Springer, 2009: 41-44, available online at: http://www.springerlink.com/content/978-1-84800-331-6.

Review of Librarianship and Human Rights: A Twenty-First Century Guide, by Toni Samek, Oxford: Chando Publishing, 2007, in Library Quarterly, vol. 78, # 3, July 2008: 343-345.

“IF Advocacy and Public Policy: Q&A with Former ALA President Nancy Kranich,” with Marta Magnuson, Wisconsin Library Association IFRT Newsletter, Spring 2008: 10-11, http://www.wla.lib.wi.us/ifrt/Newsletters/IFRT_Spr08-1.pdf.

“Deliberative Dialogue: A Different Kind of Talk—Another Way to Engage Communities,” FOLUSA News Update, vol. 31, #2 (March 2008): 5, 11; and ALTA Newsletter (Spring 2008).

“Librarians and Teen Privacy in the Age of Social Networking,” Knowledge Quest, vol. 36, #2, November/December 2007: 34-37.

“Information Commons,” with Jorge R. Schement, Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, vol. 42, 2008: 547-591.

“Libraries as Universal Service Providers,” paper presented at the Benton Foundation Universal Service Project Meeting, Washington, DC, September 28, 2006; Revised for publication, December 2006, http://www.benton.org/index.php?q=node/4949.

“Preface,” Alternative Publishers of Books in North America,”6th ed., edited and compiled by Byron Anderson, Duluth, MN: Library Juice Press, 2006: v-ix.

“Communities, Learning and Democracy in the Digital Age,” with Lynette Kvasny and Jorge Reina Schement Journal of Community Informatics, vol. 2, # 2, 2006, http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/341/247

“Countering Enclosure: Reclaiming the Knowledge Commons” in Understanding Knowledge as a Commons: From Theory to Practice, edited by Charlotte Hess and Elinor Ostrom, MIT Press, 2006: 85-122.

“The Civic Mission of School Libraries,” Knowledge Quest, vol. 34, #4, March/April 2006: 10-17. http://www.ala.org/ala/aasl/aaslpubsandjournals/kqweb/kqarchives/volume34/KQ_34n4_Kranich.pdf


“Open Access vs. Filtering: An Affirmative Response,” Public Libraries, July/August 2005: 15-21.

“ALA and Political Action: Ensuring the Public’s Right to Know in the Digital Age,” Argus, the official publication of la Corporation des Bibliothécaires Professionnels du Québec, vol. 33, #3, (Fall 2004): 17-23.

“Media, Democracy and Libraries: The Growth of Media Activism in the United States,” Feliciter: Publication of the Canadian Library Association, vol. 50, #5, (October 2004): 200-203.

“Promoting Civic Engagement through the Campus Library,” Friends of Libraries USA (FOLUSA) Newsletter, (October 2004).

“The Information Commons: New Models for the Digital Age,” with Marjorie Heins, Cultural Commons: The Meeting Place for Culture and Policy, (September 2004).  http://www.culturalcommons.org/comment.cfm

“Civic Partnerships: The Role of Libraries in Promoting Civic Engagement,” in “Creative Collaborations: Libraries Within Their Institutions and Beyond,” Special issue of Resource Sharing and Information Networks, Volume 18, # 1 & 2, 2005/6: 89-103.  Downloadable text available at:  http://www.nifi.org/news/news_detail.aspx?itemID=3856&catID=2871

“Another Hysteric Librarian for Freedom,” in Censored: 2005, by Peter Phillips and Project Censored (New York: Seven Stories Press, Fall 2004): 9-13.

The Information Commons: A Public Policy Report, (New York: Free Expression Policy Project, June 2004). www.fepproject.org/policyreports/InformationCommons.pdf.

“The Role of Research Libraries in Conceptualizing and Fostering Scholarly Commons,” paper prepared for the Workshop on Scholarly Communication as an Information Commons, Indiana University Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Bloomington, IN, March 30-April 2, 2004.  http://dlc.dlib.indiana.edu/archive/00001249/

“Civic Engagement and Academic Libraries,” with Michele Reid and Taylor Willingham, in College and Research Libraries News, vol. 65, #4 (July/August, 2004): 380-383, 388, 393. Downloadable text available at:  http://www.nifi.org/news/news_detail.aspx?itemID=3856&catID=2871

"Libraries and the Information Commons: A Discussion Paper," (Washington, DC: American Library Association Office for Information Technology Policy, December 2003). www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/oitp/publications/booksstudies/ic%20principles%20docume.pdf

“MATRIX and the New Surveillance States,” (New York: Free Expression Policy Project, October 16, 2003): http://www.fepproject.org/commentaries/matrix.html.  Modified version, “A Blip in the MATRIX,” (San Francisco, CA: Alternet, October 16, 2003).  http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=16985.

“Libraries: The Information Commons of Civil Society,” in Douglas Schuler, Shaping the Network Society, (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2004): 279-299, http://www.scn.org/sphere/mit-book/.

“Libraries and the Information Commons: New Opportunities to Participate in the Information Society,” (Geneva, Switzerland: World-Information.Org InfoPaper for distribution at the World Summit on the Information Society, December 2003), http://world-information.org/wio/readme/992006691/1070970786.

“Why Filters Won’t Protect Children or Adults,” Library Administration and Management, vol. 18, #1, (December 2003): 29-35, http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/oif/ifissues/issuesrelatedlinks/whyfilterswontprotect.cfm

“The Information Commons: From Metaphor to Reality,” Common Property Resource Digest, # 65 (June 2003): 5-6, http://www.indiana.edu/~iascp/E-CPR/cpr65.pdf

“The Impact of the USA PATRIOT Act on Free Expression,” (New York: Free Expression Policy Project, May 2003), http://www.fepproject.org/commentaries/patriotact.html; “Update,” (August 27, 2003), http://www.fepproject.org/commentaries/patriotactupdate.html; reprinted in Censored, 2004, by Peter Phillips and Project Censored (New York: Seven Stories Press, 2003): 275-281.

“The Information Commons,” (New York: Free Expression Policy Project, April 2003):,http://www.fepproject.org/infocommons/intro.html.

Staking a Claim in the Information Commons,” Knowledge Quest, vol. 31, #4 (March/April 2003): 22-25. Preprint available on the Digital Library of the Commons, http://dlc.dlib.indiana.edu.

“Libraries—Public Forums for Today’s Critical Issues,” with Anne Heanue and Taylor Willingham, American Libraries, 34, #1 (January 2003): 68-70.

Why Do We Still Need Libraries? Tenth Nasser Sharify Lecture, Delivered October 28, 2001, (New York: Pratt Institute, 2002).

“Big Ten Media Conglomerates—Comments,” The Nation, 274, #1 (January 7/14, 2002): 34. http://www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20020107&c=4&s=replies

“Libraries Create Social Capital,” Library Journal, 126, #19 (November 15, 2001): 40-41, http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA180511.html.

“Libraries Bridge the Digital Divide,” Spectra: The NCA newsletter, 37, #7 (July 2001): 4, 12.

“Develop Yourself: Expose Your Mind to a Banned Book,” Essay on Banned Books, http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=Related_Links7&Template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=32783; Reprinted in Learning and Media: Journal of the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association, 29, # 4 (Fall 2001): 8-9.

“Should Public Libraries Use Filters to Block Obscenity and Pornography on the Internet?  NO,” The CQ Researcher, 7, #21 (June 1, 2001): 481.

Libraries and Democracy: The Cornerstones of Liberty. Editor and Contributor. (Chicago, IL: American Library Association), June 2001.

Final Report: Strengthening Library Associations in the South Caucasus: A Regional Workshop--May 5-8, 2001, Tbilisi, Georgia, (June 2001), http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/iro/iroactivities/strengtheninglibrary.cfm

“Libraries Help to Build Civil Society,” American Libraries, 32, #6 (June/July 2001): 7, http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/governance/officers/past/nancykranich/kranichalcolumns.cfm#june/july

“Libraries, Democracy, and Online Access,” American Libraries, 32, #5 (May 2001): 7, http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/governance/officers/past/nancykranich/kranichalcolumns.cfm#may

“Libraries in the Digital Age: Enhancing Teaching and Learning,” Future Courses: Technological Trends That Will Change Education, Edited by Dr. Jason Ohler (Bloomington, IN: Technos Press), 2001: 97-110.

“Why Libraries Are More Popular Than Ever,” American Libraries, 32, #4 (April 2001): 7, http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/governance/officers/past/nancykranich/kranichalcolumns.cfm#apr

“Celebrate Freedom of Information Day,” American Libraries, 32, #3 (March 2001): 7, http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/governance/officers/past/nancykranich/kranichalcolumns.cfm#mar

“Assessing Internet Access: The Public Library Meets the First Amendment in the Information Age,” Media Studies Journal, Vol 14, #3 (Fall 2000): 42-45, http://www.freedomforum.org/publications/msj/msj.pdf. Adobe Reader pps. 53-56.

“Join ALA’s Campaign for America’s Libraries,” American Libraries, 32, #2 (February 2001): 7. http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/governance/officers/past/nancykranich/kranichalcolumns.cfm#feb

“Libraries: Ensuring Information Equity in the Digital Age,” American Libraries, 32, #1 (January 2001): 7. http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/governance/officers/past/nancykranich/kranichalcolumns.cfm#jan

“Libraries, the Internet and Democracy,” Managing the Internet Controversy: Effective Strategies and Successful Models, Edited by Mark Smith, (NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers), 2001, p. 1 - 21. Reprinted in: Libraries and Democracy: The Cornerstones of Liberty (Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 2001): 83-95. Available at: http://www.alastore.ala.org/img/182.pdf

“Building Information Smart Communities,” American Libraries, 31, #11 (December 2000): 7. http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/governance/officers/past/nancykranich/kranichalcolumns.cfm#dec

“Libraries as Civic Spaces,” American Libraries, 31, #10 (November 2000): 7. http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/governance/officers/past/nancykranich/kranichalcolumns.cfm#nov

“Building Advocates for 21st-Century Libraries,” American Libraries, 31, #9 (October 2000): 7. http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/governance/officers/past/nancykranich/kranichalcolumns.cfm#oct

“Building Partnerships for 21st-Century Literacy,” American Libraries, 31, #8 (September 2000): 7. http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/governance/officers/past/nancykranich/kranichalcolumns.cfm#Sept

“Libraries: The Cornerstone of Democracy,” American Libraries, 31, #7 (August 2000): 5. http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/governance/officers/past/nancykranich/kranichalcolumns.cfm#aug

Smart Voting Starts @yourlibrary,” Tip Sheet, American Libraries, 31 #7 (August 2000): insert. http://www.ala.org/Source/smartvoting@yourlibrary.pdf

“Information Equity for the 21st Century,” Censored: The News That Didn’t Make the News (NY: Seven Stories Press, 2000): 221-228.

“Collaborating to Build a Global Digital Library,” The Electronic Library, December 1999, Vol 17, #6: 353-354.

“A Question of Balance: The Role of Libraries in Providing Alternatives to the Mainstream Media,” Counterpoise, #3(3/4) July/October 1999: 7 - 10, reprinted in Alternative Library Literature, 2000/2001, Jefferson, NC: McFarland , 2000; and Collection Building vol.19 #3 (2000): 85-90.

“Digital Libraries: Building a Bridge to the 21st Century,” Texas Library Journal, Fall 1999: 96-103.

“Building a Global Digital Library,” in IT and Global Digital Library Development edited by Ching-chi Chen.  (West Newton, MA: MicroUse Information, 1999): 251-256.

“A Popular Government, Without Popular Information....,” Speaking Out! Voices in Celebration of Intellectual Freedom, edited by Ann Symons and Sally Gardner Reed.  Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 1999: 26-27.

“Scholarly Publishers Hold Universities Hostage: Monopoly on Journals Causes Prices to Soar,” Extra, publication of FAIR (January 1999): 24-25.

"Staking a Claim for Public Space in Cyberspace," in Creating the Future: Essays on Librarianship, edited by Sally Gardner Reed (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1996): 8-28.

Staking a Claim in Cyberspace: Ensuring Public Places on the Information Highway, limited edition prepared for the Media and Democracy Conference, Westfield, NJ: Open Magazine, February 1996; earlier edition reprinted in The New American Crisis: Radical Analyses of the Problems Facing America Today, edited by Greg Ruggiero and Stuart Sahulka, New York: The New Press, 1995: 182-203.

"Building Coalitions: Ensuring the Public Right to Access to the Information Highway," Feliciter: Publication of the Canadian Library Association 41, #3 (March 1995): 18-21.

Internet, Access and Democracy, (Westfield, NJ: Open Magazine Pamphlet Series, #31) 1994.

"The Selling of Cyberspace: Can Libraries Protect Public Access?" Library Journal 118: (November 15, 1993): 34-37.

"Federal Funding for Academic Libraries," in The Funding of Public and Academic Libraries: The Critical Issue for the '90s, ed. by Alphonse F. Trezza (Detroit, MI: G.K. Hall, 1992): 17-27.

"Whose Right to Know Is It Anyway? The Struggle to Insure Public Access to Government Information," Your Right To Know: Librarians Make It Happen--Conference Background Papers (Chicago, IL: American Library Association, June 1992): 12-18.

"The Public's Right to Know and Electronic Government Information," Citizen Rights and Access to Electronic Information: A Collection of Background Essays Prepared for the 1991 LITA President's Program," edited by Dennis J. Reynolds (Chicago, IL: Library and Information Technology Association, 1991): 27‑29.  Reprinted in Citizen Rights and Access to Electronic Information: The 1991 LITA President's Program Presentations and Background Papers," edited by Dennis J. Reynolds (Chicago, IL: Library and Information Technology Association, 1992): 107-110.

"Freedom of Information: Government Information in Electronic Format," Convergence: Proceedings of the Second National Conference of the Library and Information Technology Association, October 2‑6, 1988, Boston. (Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 1990): 228‑234.

"Statement on Federal Information Dissemination Policies and Practices before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Government Information, Justice and Agriculture, May 23, 1989," Federal Information Dissemination Policies and Practices: Hearings, 101st Cong., 1st session, April 18, May 23, and July 11, 1989. (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1990): 306‑332 and Appendix 6, 823‑883.

"Information Drought: Next Crisis for the American Farmer?" Library Journal, 114 (June 15, 1989): 22‑27. Reprinted in Jane Anne Hannigan, The Best of Library Literature, 1989 (Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1990): 190‑204.

"Research Libraries or Library Consortia As the Basis for Creating a Research Infrastructure in Library and Information Science," joint author with a task force chaired by Jerome Yavarkovsky, in Rethinking the Library in the Information Age: Building an Infrastructure for Library Research, Vol. III (U.S. Department of Education, 1989): 43‑53.

"The KGB, The FBI and Libraries," Our Right To Know, (Summer 1988): 1‑5.

"The Coalition on Government Information," The ALA Yearbook of Library and Information Services '88, Vol 13 (Chicago: American Library Association, 1988).

"Government Information: Less is Dangerous," Thought and Action: The NEA Higher Education Journal 4 (Spring 1988): 37‑48. Reprinted in Jane Anne Hannigan, The Best of Library Literature, 1988 (Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1989): 49‑58.

"The Coalition on Government Information," in Libraries, Coalitions, and the Public Good, edited by E.J. Josey (New York: Neal Schuman Publishers, 1987): 143‑150.

"Find the Right Criteria, Then Decide About Fees," Collection Building 8, no. 1 (1986): 21‑22.

"Evaluating the Online Catalog From A Public Services Perspective: A Case Study at New York University Libraries," with Christina Spellman, Deborah Hecht, and Gail Persky, in The Impact of Online Catalogs, edited by Joseph R, Matthews (New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 1986).

"Statement before the U.S. House Postsecondary Education Subcommittee," Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act: Title II, (College Libraries), and Titles VI, VIII, X, XI - Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education, House Document, 99th Cong., 1st sess., September 6, 1985, (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1986): 37‑55.

"Statement of Nancy Kranich before the U.S. House Postsecondary Education Subcommittee," West Virginia Libraries 38 (Fall 1985): 34‑41.

"Proposed Need Criteria for HEA II-A: What Constitutes a Needy Library?" College and Research Libraries News 46(March 1985): 113‑114.

"Action Exchange: Response to Job Sharing in Reference," American Libraries 16(March 1985): 148.

A Study of An Online Catalog From a Public Services Perspective; Final Report to the Office of Management Studies, Association of Research Libraries, with Christina Spellman, Deborah Hecht, and Gail Persky, (Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries, December 1984). ERIC # ED 254 249.

A Study of User Success with an Online Catalog; Final Report to the Council on Library Resources for Grant, CLR 2065, with Christina Spellman and Deborah Hecht, (New York, NY: New York University, December 1984). ERIC # ED 254 247.

"Higher Education Act Revision Due in 1985," College and Research Libraries News 10(November 1984): 542‑544.

"A Study of an Online Catalog from a Public Services Perspective," with Christina Spellman, Gail Persky, and Deborah Hecht, in Preliminary Report From the Public Services Research Projects, (Washington, D.C.: Association of Research Libraries, Office of Management Studies, September 1984).

Copyright Policies in ARL Libraries, (compiler) (Washington, D.C.: Association of Research Libraries, March 1984). SPEC Kit #102.

"Going by the Book: A Case Study -- Analysis," Library Journal, 108 (April 1, 1983): 637‑638.

"New York University Libraries, 1831‑1981", The Booklist, 40 (Winter 1982): 85‑88.

"New York State Passes Landmark Legislation Aiding Academic Libraries," NYLA Bulletin, 29 (November 1981): 7.

"User Fees: They are not Inevitable," Library Journal, 105 (May 1, 1980): 1048‑51.

"Urban Libraries: A Strategy for Survival through Decentralization and Community Control," The Public Sector, 1 (Fall 1978): 1‑7.


SPEECHES AND PRESENTATIONS, 1995-date

“Privacy and Libraries,” Presentation to Temple University Libraries Continuing Education Day, Philadelphia, PA, December 10, 2014.

“Beyond Books: Librarians, Journalists and Dialogue Professionals Working Together,” with Peggy Holman and Marla Crockett, Panel Presentation Accepted for the National Coalition on Dialogue and Deliberation 2014 Conference, Reston, VA, October 18, 2014. 

“Listening to Many Voices: Engaging the Academic Community,” with Laura Palumbo and Jonathan Sauceda, Paper Presentation Accepted for the Library Research Seminar VI, U. of Illinois—Urbana/Champagne, October 9. 2014; VALE—NJ Conference, January 9, 2015.

“Youth Engagement: From Harry Potter and The Hunger Games to Active Participation in Civic Life,” with Andrew Slack, Harry Potter Alliance, Panel Presentation and Dialogue, American Library Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, June 30, 2014.

“Libraries as Universal Service Providers,” Presentation at the Digital Divide Research, Policy, and Practice Preconference Marking the 20th Anniversary of Recognition of the Digital Divide, International Communication Association, Seattle, WA, May 22, 2014.

“Using Harwood Institute Tools to Engage Campus Communities,” ACRL Leadership Planning Meeting, Presenter and Participant, ALA Midwinter Conference, Philadelphia, PA, January 24, 2014.

“Is Government Listening? From e-Government to e-Democracy,” Presentation at International Conference: Pro-Development Empowerment through Governmental Transparency, The Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM), Virtual Participation, Mexico City, MX, November 12, 2013. 

“The Conversation Continues: Hosting Public Issues Forums @ your library: Guides for Community Discussions: National Issues Forums (NIF) and Others,” Webinar 5. Planner and Presenter of Series of Online Webinars, American Library Association Center for Civic Life, November 5th, 2013 Archived at: https://ala.adobeconnect.com/_a1087453682/p1hkfyn8e15/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal.

“From Collecting to Connecting: Engaging the Academic Community,” Presentation at the Temple University Inaugural Symposium: Libraries in the Digital Age—Communities, Collections, Opportunities, Philadelphia, PA, October 18, 2013.

Convener and Presenter, “ALA Community Conversations: A Step-by-Step Guide,” Webinar for Conversation Leaders and Note Takers at ALA 2013 Annual Conference—Chicago, IL, Presentation, June 25, 2013 and ALA 2014 Midwinter Conference—Philadelphia, PA, Presentation January 15. 2014.  Retrieved from http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p1h7lxhpe9q/ and http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p2hdc4753av/

“Turning Outward: Engaging Our Communities in Tough Times,” Presentation at the Ocean County Library System, Tom’s River, NJ: May 17, 2013

“Embedding the Library Within the Campus Community,” Presentation preceding ACRL Webinar: "Embedded Librarians: Integrating Information Literacy Instruction at the Point of Need," New Brunswick, NJ: April 30, 2013.

“Libraries, the First Sale Doctrine, and the Kirtsaeng Case,” Convener, ALA, Committee on Legislation Subcommittee on Copyright, Seattle, WA: January 26, 2013.

“Listening to Many Voices: Community Conversations and the Undergraduate Experience,” Presenter on a panel at The State of the Libraries, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, November 28, 2012.

“Participating in the Work of the American Library Association,” Panelist, Rutgers University School of Communication and Information, SCARLA Professional Organizations 101 Panel Discussion, New Brunswick, NJ, October 23, 2012.

“Open Access: Toward a 21st Century Knowledge Commons,” Panelist at the Rutgers University Libraries Open Access Week, New Brunswick, NJ, October 23, 2012.

“American Libraries as Universal Service Providers,” Seminar Presentation at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, MX, August 15, 2012.

“Libraries at the Crossroads: Programming for Civic Engagement,” American Library Association Annual Conference, Anaheim California, June 23, 2012.

“Why Do We Need a Privacy Revolution?” Presentation at the New Jersey Library Association, Atlantic City, NJ, June 6, 2012.

“The Conversation Continues: Hosting Public Issues Forums @ your library,” Planner and Presenter of Series of 4 Online Webinars, American Library Association Center for Civic Life, February, 28, 2012; March 27, 2012; April 24, 2012; May 22, 2012.  Archived at programminglibrarian.org.

“Teen Privacy and Social Networks: Myths and Realities,” Panel presentation, National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA, November 19, 2011.

“Privacy in a Public Era: Can we still be safe and free in a post 9-11 World?“ Panel presentation, Rutgers University Libraries Cybersecurity Month Panel, New Brunswick, NJ, October 31, 2011.

“Beyond Books: What’s Possible When Journalists and Librarians Meet?” Panel presentation, American Library Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 25, 2011; and Virtual Conference, July 13, 2011.

“Beyond Books: The Opportunity for Journalist/Librarian Collaboration,” Consensus Wrap-Up of the Beyond Books: News, Literacy, and Democracy for America’s Libraries sessions, Cambridge, MA, April 7, 2011. http://www.mediagiraffe.org/wiki/index.php/Biblionews-work-statement

“Deliberative Dialogue and Civil Space,” Presentation at Civil Spaces: A Panel Discussion, Rutgers University Civility Project, Douglas College, New Brunswick, NJ, February 10, 2011.

“Civic Engagement and Libraries,” Podcast, Public Library Talk, December 31, 2010, http://publiclibrarytalk.blogspot.com/2010/12/nancy-kranich-civic-engagement.html.

“Civic Engagement: Libraries Foster Democracy,” Podcast, Public Library Talk Blog, Part 1, December 31, 2010, http://publiclibrarytalk.blogspot.com/2010/12/nancy-kranich-civic-engagement.html

“The National Broadband Plan: The Role of Anchor Institutions,” National Communication Association, San Francisco, CA, November 15, 2010.

“Academic Libraries and Civic Engagement,” American Association of State Colleges and Universities—American Democracy Project, Washington, DC, November 11, 2020.

“US-Russia Relationships: Implications for Public Attitudes,” Kettering Foundation 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Dartmouth Conference, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, DC, October 25, 2010.

“Privacy and Civility,” Rutgers University Project Civility, Panel on Uncivil Gadgets, New Brunswick, NJ: November 3, 2010.

"The Googlization of Libraries: Should We Care?" Illinois Library Association key note conversation with Siva Vaidhyanathan, "The Googlization of Everything: Should We Care?" Chicago, IL, September 28, 2010.

"Turning Outward: Engaging Our Communities in Tough Times," Presentation at the Illinois Library Association, Chicago, IL, September 28, 2010.

“Pump Up the Volume: Be Heard on Legislation,” Panel Presentation at the American Library Association Midwinter Conference, Boston, MA, January 16, 2010.

“Building Partnerships for 21st Century Skills: Bridging Divides and Closing Gaps,” Panel Presentation at the National Communication Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, November 14, 2009.

“E-Democracy: Opportunity or Barrier to Participation in the Digital Age,” Panel Presentation at the National Communication Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, November 13, 2009.

“Google Books: What’s in It for Libraries?” Presentation at Rutgers University MLIS Program Colloquium, October 28, 2009.

“Privacy as a First Amendment Right,” Panel Presentation for Banned Books Week, Rutgers University Libraries, New Brunswick, NJ, September 29, 2009.

“The Nature and Role of Information Commons,” Presentation for OneWebDay at University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee, September 22, 2009.

“The Ethics of Building 'Balanced' Collections,” Presentation at the ACRL Ethic Committee Program at the ALA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, July 12, 2009.

“Civic Engagement and Academic Libraries,” Presentation at the ACRL Law and Political Science Section Program at the ALA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, July 11, 2009. http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/publications/podcasts/lpssac09.mp3

“The Google Book Settlement: Continuing to Explore What’s In It for Libraries,” Presentation at an ALA Committee on Legislation panel, ALA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, July 11, 2009.

“Shaping the Future: Re-imagining Citizenship through E-Government,” Samore Lecture, UW-Milwaukee, May 8, 2009.

“The Google Books Settlement: How Will It Affect Libraries, Scholarship, Publishing and Reading?” Presentation and Moderator at a Rutgers University Panel, New Brunswick, NJ, April 30, 2009.

“James Madison Award Presentation to Thomas Susman,” Freedom of Information Day, Freedom Forum, Washington, DC, March 13, 2009.

“Libraries and the Civic Sphere,” Presentation for Rutgers University LIS Colloquium, New Brunswick, NJ, February 11, 2009.

“The Google Book Settlement: What’s In It for Libraries,” Presentation at an ALA Committee on Legislation panel, ALA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, January 24, 2009.

“The Information Commons,” Doctoral Colloquium at Long Island University, C.W. Post Center, October 30, 2008.

“Banned Books: What’s Hot and What’s Not,” Keystone State Reading Association, Valley Forge, PA, October 20, 2008.

“The Ethics of Copyright,” American Association of School Librarians, ALA Annual Conference, June 29, 2008. 

“Library Advocacy,” Bulgarian Library Association, Sofia, Bulgaria, May 13, 2008.

“Bridging the Divide: Libraries Transform Communities—An Overview of Libraries and Civic Engagement,” Public Library Association National Conference, Minneapolis, MN, March 26, 2008.

“People Watching with a Purpose: Meeting Needs Before They Need It—Civic Engagement,” Soaring to Excellence Teleconference, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL, February 8, 2008.

“Deliberative Democracy,” Presentation and Moderator at the ALA Legislation Committee Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, January 11, 2008.

“Information, Civic Engagement, and Human Rights,” the Boucher Memorial Lecture on Intellectual Freedom,” Colorado Association of Libraries, November 10, 2007, Denver, CO.

“Libraries as Universal Service Providers,” Presentation at the Pennsylvania Library Association Conference, State College, PA, October 15, 2007.

“Civic Engagement by Libraries and Librarians,” Presentation at the Pennsylvania Library Association Conference, State College, PA, October 15, 2007.

“The Information Commons,” Presentation at Beijing University for Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, China, October 9, 2007.

“Public Issues Forums of Centre County: Bringing the Public Back into the Public Square,” Presentation to the Downtown Rotary Club, State College, PA, September 27, 2007.

“Access to Information as a Human Right,” Presentation at Millersville University, Millersville, PA, April 20, 2007.

“Libraries as Universal Service Providers,” Panelist on The Challenges and Opportunities of the Information Age: Exploring the Frontiers of the Digital Divide, National Communications Association Annual Conference, November 17, 2006, San Antonio, TX.

“The Media Affects You: Start Affecting It,” Panelist at the Penn State Media Activism Workshop, October 17, 2006, State College, PA.

“Access and Intellectual Freedom,” Presentation at the University of Wisconsin, School of Library and Information Science Centennial Program, September 30, 2006, Madison, WI.

“Possibilities and Responsibilities for Civic Engagement,” Presentation at the Libraries and Productive Aging Institute, Americans for Libraries Council, August 1, 2006, Chapel Hill, NC.

“The Ethnic Press, Libraries, and Community:  How We Can Strengthen the Ties?” Panel Moderator at the ALA Annual Conference, June 25, 2006, New Orleans, LA. 

“Fostering Civic Engagement with Older Americans through Libraries,” Presentation to the ALA Preconference on Library Service to Older Adults, June 23, 2006, New Orleans, LA.

“Practicing Democracy: Methods, Successes and Failures,” Speech to the Centre County League of Women Voters, State College, PA, April 26, 2006.

“The Big Chill: Staying Safe and Free in a Post 9-11 World," Presentation at SUNY-Cortland, March 28, 2006. 

“The Impact of Federal Antiterrorism Measures on State College, PA,” Presentations in support of a Bill of Rights Safe Zone Resolution (passed unanimously) at the State College Borough Council Meetings, State College, PA, February 13, 2006 and February 21, 2006. 

“The Information Commons: Ensuring Public Spaces for Free Speech, Civic Participation,

Innovation, and Creativity in the Digital Age,” Presentations at the Global Futures Symposium, Rutgers U., Livingston Campus, March 23, 2006

“Staking a Claim in the Digital Commons,” Presentation at the National Communications Association Conference, Boston, MA, November 18, 2005.

“Rip and Burn or Own and Lock? The Future of the Digital Commons,” MIT Communications Forum, Cambridge, MA, September 22, 2005.

“The Information Commons,” Presentation at BayNet Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, May 10, 2005. 

“Practicing Democracy: ALA Means Participation,” Presentation at the Tennessee Library Association, Nashville, TN, April 7, 2005.

“The Big Chill: Intellectual Freedom in 2005,” Presentation at the Tennessee Library Association, Nashville, TN, April 7, 2005.

“Promoting Civic Engagement and Leading Communities through Libraries,” Presentation for the Thinking Ahead Symposium, Salt Lake City, March 18, 2005.

“Libraries as Universal Service Providers,” Presentation at the International Conference on the National Communications Commission, Taipei, Taiwan, March 8-11, 2005

“The Information Commons: Ensuring Public Spaces for Free Speech, Civic Participation, Innovation and Creativity in the Digital Age,” Presentation at the International Conference on the National Communications Commission, Taipei, Taiwan, March 8-11, 2005 

“Getting Around ALA: Orchestrating Democracy,” Presentation at the ALA Council Orientation Boston, MA, January 15, 2005.

“The Information Commons,” Presentation at Beijing University for Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, China, December 14, 2004.

“The USA PATRIOT Act and Local Action,” Presentation to the Centre County Democrats, State College, PA, November 20, 2004.

“The Information Commons: Reframing the Debate over Access,” Presentation at the ALA Workshop on the Information Commons, Cerritos CA, October 29, 2004.

“Libraries as Civic Partners,” Keynote Presentation at the Maine Library Association Conference, Augusta, ME, October 18, 2004.

“Privacy, Security, and Libraries,” Presentation at the Maine Library Association Conference, Augusta, ME, October 18, 2004.

“Privacy, Security and Surveillance,” Luncheon Speaker, Ramapo-Catskill Library Trustees Annual Meeting, Middletown, NY, October 17, 2004.

“The Information Commons,” Luncheon Address, Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, Roslyn, VA, October 1, 2004.

“You Can’t Say That: Censorship and the Media,” Presentation at the Nassau County Library Association Conference, Long Island University, Greenvale, NY, September 30, 2004.

“Copyright and the Commons,” Presentation to the American Association of School Librarians, ALA Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, June 28, 2004. 

“Walking the Highwire: Exploring the Tension between Intellectual Freedom and Intellectual Property,” Presentation sponsored by the Intellectual Freedom Round Table at the American Library Association Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, June 26, 2004.

“Libraries and Civic Engagement,” Presentation at the American Library Association Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, June 26, 2004.

“Libraries: Why They Are More Important Than Ever in the Digital Age,” Presentation to the International Visitors Program, U.S. State Department, NYC, June 17, 2004.

“The USA PATRIOT Act,” Presentation at SUNYLA Conference, Cortland, NY, May 26, 2004.

“Professional Issues –What Are the Hot Topics Today?” Presentation at a Rutgers University SLIS Colloquium, New Brunswick, NJ, February 25, 2004

“The USA PATRIOT Act and the Academy,” Presentation to the Wesleyan University Academic Technology Round Table, Middletown, CT, February 18, 2004.

“Libraries and the Information Commons,” Presentation at the OITP Forum on the Information Commons, ALA Midwinter Conference, San Diego, January 10, 2004.

“Libraries, Democracy and Civic Engagement,” Presentation at the Libraries as Public Forum Training Session, ALA Midwinter Conference, San Diego, January 9, 2004.

"Who Owns Information? Digital Information Today, Tomorrow, and Yesterday," Panel presentation at the National Communication Association Conference, Miami Beach, FL, November 22, 2003.

"Applying Librarianship Approaches to ICT Research, Policy, and Practice,” Panel presentation at the National Communication Association Conference, Miami Beach, FL, November 21, 2003.

"Challenging the Constitutionality of Federally Mandated Library Internet Filters,” Panel presentation at the National Communication Association Conference, Miami Beach, FL, November 21, 2003.

“The Role of Libraries in Serving Multi-ethnic, Multi-lingual Information Needs,” Panel presentation at the National Communication Association Conference, Miami Beach, FL, November 20, 2003

“The USA PATRIOT Act,” Presentation at the Library of Congress, September 25, 2003; Indiana University-South Bend, October 3, 2003; Rutgers University SCILS, October 25, 2003; Westport Public Library, October 28, 2003; Teaneck Public Library, November 12, 2003.

“The Role of Libraries in Civil Society,” Presentation to the International Visitor Project for Russia: Managing Multicultural Library Services, U.S. State Department, New York City, October 15, 2003.

“Why Filters Won’t Protect Children or Adults,” Presentation at the Princeton Public Library, September 23, 2003.

"Free Inquiry, Access and Privacy for 21st Century Learners," Presentation at the EFL Forum and at a Capitol Hill Briefing sponsored by Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington, DC, April 3-4, 2003. 

“Libraries and Fundraising,” Presentation to a delegation of librarians and public officials from Azerbaijan, U.S. State Department, New York City, February 20, 2003.

“The ALA-APA, Why We Need a New Organization,” Presentation at ALISE, January 23, 2003, Philadelphia, PA.

Thomson ISI Samuel Lazerow Memorial Lecture, Indiana University School of Library and Information Science, Bloomington, IN, December 11, 2002.

“Better than Bookstores: Sales and Distribution,” Panelist at the Small Press Center, New York, NY, November 21, 2002.

“Intellectual Freedom in a Time of War,” Presentation before the Association of Connecticut Library Boards, Water’s Edge Inn, Westbrook, CT, October 10, 2002.

“Becoming an Effective Advocate,” Presentation at the Texas Leadership Conference, Austin, TX, September 30, 2002.

“Why We Still Need Libraries,” Keynote speech at the Texas Leadership Conference, Austin, TX, September 29, 2002.

“Libraries and Information Policy in Times of Crisis,” Keynote speech at the British Columbia Information Policy Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, September 26, 2002.

“Advocating for Academic Libraries,” Presentation at the ACRL Legislative Advocacy Pre-Conference Atlanta, GA, June 14, 2002. 

“ALA’s New Allied Professional Association,” Presentations at the ALA Annual Conference Membership Meeting, Council, Planning and Budget Assembly, Executive Board, Atlanta, GA, June 14-18, 2002.

“Libraries: Ensuring the Public’s Right to Know in the Information Age,” Presentation at the National Library of Serbia, Belgrade, May 29, 2002. 

“Libraries in the Digital Age: Enhancing Teaching and Learning,” Speech at the International Conference: Management of a University Library , Polotsk State University, Polotsk, Belarus, May 22, 2002. 

“Literacy in the Digital Age,” Presentation at the CPSR/NCA DIAC Conference, Seattle, WA, May 17, 2002.

“Libraries Create Social Capital,” speech at the New Jersey Library Association, Somerset, NJ, April 11, 2002.

“Internet Filtering Today: The Children’s Internet Protection Act,” panelist at the Florida Library Association, Daytona Beach, FL, April 10, 2002.

“Why We Still Need Libraries,” Keynote speech at the Florida Library Association, Daytona Beach, FL, April 9, 2002. 

“The New Regulatory Environment and Its Impact on Children and Media,”  panelist at the Annenberg Public Policy Center, U. of PA, Summit on Children’s Media, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, April 5, 2002.

“Why We Still Need Libraries,” lunch speaker at the York, PA Rotary Club, March 6, 2002.

“The Digital Divide Is Not Just About Access,” panelist at the IAMCR/ICA Symposium on the Digital Divide, Austin, TX, November 17, 2001.

“Why Do We Still Need Libraries?” Nasser Sharify Lecture, Pratt Graduate School of Information and Library Science,” New York City, October 28, 2001. 

“Sharing Our Passion,” Keynote speech at the New Jersey Recruitment Summit, Manalapan, NJ: October 26, 2001.

“New Technology: What to Cash in on and What to Avoid,” Panel presentation at the Small Press Center, New York City, October 23, 2001.

“Bridging the Digital Divide,” Keynote speech before the Indiana Library Federation District 4 Conference, Plainfield, IN, October 5, 2001.

“CIPA: Pro and Con,” Presenter at the Rutgers University School of Information and Library Science, New Brunswick, NJ, October 3, 2001.

“Libraries: Ensuring the Public’s Right to Know,” Keynote speech before the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, St. Paul, MN, June 23, 2001.

“Communication Research and the Digital Divide: Opportunities through Libraries,” panelist at the International Communication Association Conference, Washington, DC, May 25, 2001.

“The Digital Library in the Age of Electronic Publishing,” panelist at the TextOneZero Conference on Electronic Publishing, Brooklyn, NY, May 23, 2001, and BookExpo, Chicago, IL, June 2, 2001.

“Libraries: Advocating for Democracy, Civil Society and the Public’s Right to Know,” key note and other presentations at a workshop to strengthen library associations in the South Caucasus, Tblisi, Georgia, May 4-9, 2001.

“Libraries: Ensuring the Public’s Right to Know in the Information Age,” presentations to the Washington Library Association, Spokane, WA, April 6, 2001; UCLA Alumni Association, Los Angeles, CA, April 7, 2001; New Mexico Library Association, Albuquerque, NM, April 18, 2001; Oklahoma Library Association, Oklahoma City, OK, April 19, 2001; Pratt Institute Library School Beta Phi Mu Chapter, NYC, April 23, 2001; Catholic University Betty Stone Lecture, Washington, DC, April 25, 2001; and Pennsylvania Library Trustees, Pittsburgh, PA, May 18, 2001.

“Building Information Smart Communities,” presentation at the Texas Library Association, San Antonio, TX, March 28, 2001.

“E-Government: Making Government More Accountable and Efficient,” panel presentation to the Congressional Internet Caucus, Washington, DC, March 22, 2001.

“The American Library Association vs. The United States,” presentation at a press conference announcing the filing of a lawsuit to overturn the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), New York City, March 20, 2001.

“The Campaign for America’s Libraries and ACRL,” presentation at the ACRL National Conference, Denver, CO, March 18, 2001.

“The James Madison Award for John Podesta,” presentation on Freedom of Information Day at the Freedom Forum, Roslyn, VA, March 16, 2001.

“Libraries and Democracy: Advocating for the Public’s Information Rights,” presentation to Oahu librarians, Honolulu, Hawaii, March 3, 2001.

“Libraries for 2020,” presentation to Hawaii and Maui librarians, Hilo, Hawaii, March 1, 2001 and Kahului, Maui, March 2, 2001.

“Free Speech v. Filtering: The Internet in Schools and Libraries,” presentation at the Freedom Forum First Amendment Center, New York, February 20, 2001.

“Libraries, Advocacy, and the Campaign for America’s Libraries,” presentation at the Library Public Relations Council, New York City, February 15, 2001.

“The First Amendment 2001” presentation at the Freedom Forum First Amendment Center, a discussion with Media Studies Journal Fall 2000 contributors, New York, February 6, 2001.

“The Campaign for America’s Libraries,” presentation to the ALA Council, New Members Round Table, and Campaign Workshops, Washington, DC, January 13-14, 2001.

“The ALA Council and Democratic Deliberation,” presentation at the ALA Council Orientation Session, Washington, DC, January 13, 2001.

“Libraries: A Place to Stake a Career,” Speech at the Queensborough Public Library Page Graduation, Jamaica, NY, January 10, 2001.

“More Than BigBookstore.com: Libraries Can Provide Alternatives,” Edith Coulter lecture, California Library Association, Santa Clara, November 12, 2000.

“The Role of Libraries in Bridging the Digital Divide,” presentation at the National Communication Association annual conference, Seattle, WA, November 11, 2000.

“Libraries, Equity and the Digital Divide,” presentation at the New York Library Association, Saratoga Springs, NY, November 4, 2000.

“Libraries: Ensuring the Public’s Right to Know in an Information Age,” keynote presentation at the Kentucky Library Association, Louisville, KY, October 19, 2000.

“Building Smart Communities,” presentation to the Georgia Library Association, Jeckyll Island, GA, October 12, 2000.

“The Digital Divide,” presentation at the New England Library Association, Worcester, MA, October  2, 2000.

“Building 21st-Century Advocates,” presentation to the Libraries for the Future Advocacy Network, Kansas City, MO, September 23, 2000.

“Libraries: Bridging the Digital Divide,” keynote address at the Colorado Library Association, Snomass, CO, September 15, 2000.

“Libraries: Enhancing Teaching and Learning,” keynote address at the Mexico Library Association, College and Research Libraries, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, September 13, 2000.

“Gypsy or Peasant: Career Options of Library Leaders,” presentation at the Tucson Public Library, Tucson, AZ, August 2, 2000.

“Information Literacy for the 21st Century,” presentation at the U. of Arizona Library, Tucson, AZ, August 2, 2000.

“Building Information Smart Communities,” presentation to the Greater Tucson Economic Development Council, Tucson, AZ, August 2, 2000.

“Puttin’ on the Ritz: FDR, Democracy and Libraries,” Inaugural address at the ALA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, July 11, 2000.

“Being Digital: Opportunities for Library Collaboration in the 21st Century,” Keynote address at the Rochester Regional Library Council Annual Meeting, Rochester, NY, June 1, 2000.

“The Role of Libraries and Professional Societies in Shaping the Network Society,” Discussion leader at the DIAC-2000 CPSR Symposium, Seattle, WA, May 22, 2000.

“High Tech, Low Tech, No Tech: Moving Beyond Economics to Bridge the Digital Divide,” Workshop presentation at the DIAC-2000 CPSR Symposium, Seattle, WA, May 21, 2000.

“Access to the Public Sphere,” Plenary session presentation at the DIAC-2000 CPSR Symposium, Seattle, WA, May 20, 2000.

“Intellectual Freedom Issues: A National Perspective,” Presentation at the Utah Library Association, Ogden, UT, May 18, 2000.

“Staking Our Claim in the 21st Century Academy: Emerging Roles for Librarians Throughout the World,” Presentation at the Argentina Library Association, Buenos Aires, April 27, 2000.

“Managing Library Associations: A Case Study of Strategic Planning at the American Library Association,” Presentation at the Argentina Library Association, Buenos Aires, April 26, 2000.

“Spanish Book Buying in the U.S,” Presentation at the Argentine Book Fair/Argentina Library Association, Buenos Aires, April 25, 2000.

“Ensuring the Public’s Right to Know: Librarians Make it Happen,” Keynote speech at the Argentina Library Association, Buenos Aires, April 25, 2000.

“Information Equity and Independent Media,” Panelist at the Project Censored Press Freedom Conference, Fordham University, New York City, April 12, 2000.

“The Digital Millennium Copyright Act: A Librarian’s Perspective,” Roundtable participant at the Columbia University Law School Kernochan Center for Law, Media, and the Arts, New York City, April 11, 2000.

“Staking a Claim in the 21st Century Academy: Emerging Roles for Librarians,” Presentation at the ACRL Delaware Valley Chapter, Academic Librarianship Speaker Series, University of Pennsylvania Van Pelt Library, Philadelphia, PA, April 4, 2000.

“Building Smart Communities,” Presentation at the Smart Communities Conference, WNYLRC, Buffalo, NY, March 24, 2000.

“The Digital Divide,” Presenter and facilitator at the Freedom Forum Freedom of Information Day Celebration, Roslyn, VA, March 16, 2000.

“Literacy and Learning,” Panel Presentation at a Digital Dialogue with Educators, Program Leaders, and Professional convened by Digital Democracy USA, NYC, March 8, 2000.

“Filtering in the Schools,” Panel Presentation at the NYS Association of Computers and Technologies in Education (NYSCATES), NYC, March 4, 2000.

“Net Loss: A Discussion of Information Equity and How to Fight the Corporate Takeover of the Internet,” Presentation at Housing Works Used Book Cafe sponsored by FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting), New York City, February 24, 2000.

“A Question of Balance: Libraries and Publishers Promoting Scholarship,” Presentation before the Bielefeld, Germany, 2000 Conference, Videoconference February 8, 2000.

“Libraries: The Cornerstone of Democracy,” Speech before Archons of Colophon, NYC, December 15, 1999.

“New York Public Libraries Salaries,” Testimony before the NYC Council, Committee on Parks, Recreation, Cultural Affairs, and International Intergroup Relations, NYC City Hall, December 10, 1999.

“Libraries: The Cornerstone of Democracy,” Speech at the Queens Borough Public Library Director’s Forum, Jamaica, NY, December 10, 1999.

“Libraries Are the Cornerstone of Democracy,” Keynote Address for the METRO Annual Meeting, NYC, October 14, 1999.

“School Libraries and Literacy in the Next Millennium,” Keynote Address for the NYC Public Schools Professional Development Workshops, Queens College, NYC, October 5, 6, 1999.

“Creating a New York State Digital Library,” Academic Libraries 2000 Conference, Albany, NY, October 1, 1999.

“Building a Global Digital Library,” paper presented at the NIT >99 Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, August 18, 1999.

“A Question of Balance: the Role of Libraries in Providing Alternatives to the Mainstream Media,” Speech before the ALA, Social Responsibilities Roundtable/Alternatives in Print Task Force, New Orleans, LA, June 27, 1999.

“The Library’s Role in Teaching and Learning,” Presentation before the Tulane University Library Staff and Invited Faculty Members, New Orleans, LA, June 25, 1999.

“Staking Our Claim in the 21st Century Academy: Emerging Roles for Librarians,” Presentation before A Joint Symposium Sponsored by ACRL New Jersey and Greater New York Chapters on Librarians and Leadership: The Role of Librarians in Higher Education, New York City, May 14, 1999.

“Ensuring the Public’s Right to Know: Librarians Make It Happen,” Keynote Speech at the University of Wisconsin SLIS Centennial Celebration, Madison, WI, May 1, 1999.

“Building a State Digital Library: Collaboration for the 21st Century,” Presentation at the Texas Library Association, Dallas, TX, April 22, 1999.

“Posting Chemical Plant Worst-case Scenarios on the Net,” Panel Moderator for National Freedom of Information Day Conference, Freedom Forum, Arlington, VA, March 16, 1999.

“ALA Presidential Candidate’s Forum,” Teleconference from the College of DuPage, March 12, 1999.

“Ensuring the Public’s Right to Know: Librarians Make It Happen,” Presentation at Rutgers University Library School, March 10, 1999.

“The Tangled Web We Weave: Rights, Responsibilities and Freedom of Expression in the Library Internet Access Controversy,” presentation at the National Communications Association Conference, New York City, November 24, 1998.

“The Free Market and Freedom of Information,” presentation at the National Communications Association Conference, New York City, November 21, 1998.

“Local Web Network Issues,” facilitator of panel discussion at METRO symposium: Building Library Webs: Integrating Online and Web-Based Resources in a Networked Environment, New York City, October 21, 1998.

“Collaboration: Lessons From the New York State Digital Library,” presentation before the Western Council Planning for Digitization Conference, Denver, Colorado, September 18, 1998. 

“NYCRL Digital Library Symposium: Welcome, Introductions, and Charge to Participants,” presentation at the NYCRL Digital Library Symposium, New York University, June 1, 1998.

“The Library of the Future,” speech before the Manhattan High Schools Technology Conference, New York City, May 29, 1998.

“Phi Beta Capitalism,” award presentation to Lawrence Soley, Project Censored Awards, New York City, April 27, 1998.

“Digital Libraries: Building a Bridge to the 21st Century,” speech before the Nassau County Library Association, Academic and Special Libraries Division, Brookville, NY, April 24, 1998.

“Freedom of Information in the Publishing Industry The Impact on Scholarly Publishing,” presentation for the Media Literacy Club, New York University, March 11, 1998, aired on C-Span, April 11, 1998.

“The ALA Executive Director Search Process: A Final Report,” Presentation to the ALA Council, New Orleans, LA, January 11, 1998.

“Seamless Scanning in the Virtual World: a View from NYCRL”, presentation at the NYLA ASLS/SMART program, New York Library Association Conference, Syracuse, NY, October 31, 1997.

“Building a Post-917 Action Plan,” presentation at the NYLA Legislation Committee program, New York Library Association Conference, Syracuse, NY, October 31, 1997.

“Life After the Telecommunications Act,” facilitator at the Media and Democracy Congress, New York City, October 17, 1997.

“Ensuring the Public’s Right to Know in a Digital Age: Librarians Make It Happen,” presentation at the Iowa Library Association, Sioux City, IA, October 9, 1997.

“Envisioning Our Future: The Digital Library as New Paradigm, Survival for the 21st Century,” presentation at the Colorado State Library Joint Projects Planning Workshop, Mt. Princeton, CO, September 24, 1997.

“The ALA Planning Process,” presentation to the Planning and Budget Assembly, ALA Annual Conference, San Francisco, June 27, 1997.

“Creating a New York State Digital Library: Survival for the 21st Century,” presentation at the Long Island Library Association Conference, Huntington, NY, May 21, 1997.

“Big Brother Goes High Tech,” presentation of Project Censored Award, New York City, May 6, 1997.

“The New York State Digital Library: Building on the Past, Planning for the Future,” presentation at the ACRL/NY Annual Symposium, New Paltz, NY, March 21, 1997.

“Community Networking and Telecommunications Policy,” facilitator at the “Freeing the Media” conference, NYC, February 1, 1997.

“ALA v. Pataki,” presentation on behalf of the American Library Association at the press conference to announce a lawsuit challenging the New York State Communications Decency Act, NYC, January 14, 1997.

“A 50-Year Celebration of Access to Government Information,” presentation at the Depository Library 50th Anniversary, Hartford, CT, Public Library, December 16, 1996.

“Information Inequality: Public Space and the Information Age,” presentation at the Learning Alliance, New York, October 23, 1996.

"The Information Superhighway and the Free Flow of Ideas," Plenary Speech at the Computers for Social Change Conference, Bronx, NY, June 22, 1996.

"The Academic Library Market," Presentation to the NYU Publishing Institute, NYC, June 18, 1996.

"The New York State Digital Library: Building on the Past, Collaborating on the Future," Presentation at METRO, NYC, June 6, 1996.

"Government Information Dissemination: Issue Briefing," Facilitator at ALA Legislative Day Briefing, Washington, DC, May 6, 1996.

"Keeping On-line Speech Free: Street Corners in Cyberspace,"  Presentation at the 1996 Project Censored Awards Ceremony, New York City, April 24, 1996.

"Social Implications of Computer Communications Technologies," Presentation to the Columbia University Revson Fellows, New York City, February, 13, 1996.

"The ALA Legislative Process," Presentation to ALA Council Orientation Program, San Antonio, TX, January 21, 1996.

"Government Information: Hot Issues," Presentation at the ALA Legislative Update, San Antonio, TX, January 21, 1996.

"Information Highway or Corporate Monorail?" Speech at the Learning Alliance, New York City, December 12, 1995, broadcast on Manhattan Neighborhood Network, February 6, 1996.

"Developing a New York State Digital Library," Presentation to the New York State Board of Regents Cultural Education Committee, Albany, NY, September 13, 1995.

"Government Information: Why This Area Is Contentious," presentation at the ALA Forum on Government Information Policy, Washington, DC, July 19, 1995.

"Ownership of Information and the Role of Libraries in the Information Age," presentation to the Faculty Resource Network Summer Seminar, New York University, June 6, 1995.

"Copyright in the Age of Technology," speech before the U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratories, Library Operations Working Group, Annual Meeting, Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York, May 4, 1995.

"The ALA Council Listserv, Pilot Project Review and Options for Future Use,"  presented at the ALA Council session, ALA Midwinter Conference, Philadelphia, February 7, 1995.

"Resolutions," presented at the ALA Council Orientation session, ALA Midwinter Conference, Philadelphia, February 5, 1995.

"Government Information: Hot Issues and Strategies," presentation at the Legislative Update, ALA Midwinter Conference, Philadelphia, February 4, 1995.

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