Michele Cloonan

Michèle V. Cloonan/Simmons College/Boston, MA 02115/Michele.cloonan@simmons.edurnrnMichèle V. Cloonan is Dean Emerita and Professor of the Graduate School of Library & Information Science at Simmons College. Prior to that she was Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Information Studies, UCLA. She has written widely in the areas of preservation, book trade history, and bibliography. Her most recent publications have concerned the preservation of digital media and the ethical, social, and political aspects of preservation. Before she began her teaching career, she designed the preservation program at Brown University. Dean Cloonan has held a variety of offices in the American Library Association, served on the board of the American Printing History Association, and is past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC). She has also served on the editorial boards of Libraries & Culture, Library Quarterly, and Libri. Long interested in international preservation education, she was a member of the Preservation and Conservation Section of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) from 2006-09. From 2004-07 she coordinated a Simmons College/Harvard University/UCLA Libraries initiative to train Iraqi librarians. Michèle was president of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) in 2008-09. She is the recipient of the 2010 Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award of the American Library Association.rnrnMichèle has been PI or co-PI on grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of State, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the California State Library, as well as from several foundations. Her degrees are from Bennington College, the University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois.rnrnShe has published over fifty articles and books. Recent publications include:rnrnIn press, with Martha Mahard, “Digital Preservation: Whose Responsibility?” for the Annual Review of Cultural Heritage Information, 2013.rnrnIn press: Preserving Our Heritage: Perspectives from Antiquity to the Digital Age. Selections and Essays by Michele V. Cloonan. Chicago: ALA Publishing, 2014.rnrn“The Boundaries of Preservation and Conservation Research,” Libraries & the Cultural Record 46.2 (2011).rnrnWith Jeannette Bastian and Ross Harvey, “From Teacher to Learner to User: Developing a Digital Stewardship Pedagogy,” Library Trends 59.3 (Winter 2011).rn This article won ACRL/NE award for best article in 2012.rnrn“Preserving Records of Enduring Value,” in Currents in Archival Thinking, edited by Heather MacNeil and Terry Eastwood. Libraries Unlimited, 2010.rnrn“Association for Library and Information Science Education,” Library and Book Trade Almanac, 54th ed., 2009.rnrnWith Rebecca Knuth, “Libraries, Archives, and the Pursuit of Access,” chapter 13, in volume 4 of, The Impact of 9-11: The Day that Changed Everything? Edited by Matthew J. Morgan and Rory Stewart. Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. rnrn“Conservation and Preservation of Library and Archival Materials,” Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences (ELIS), 3rd ed. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2009.rnrn“The Paradox of Preservation,” Library Trends (Summer 2007), in an issue co-edited by Ross Harvey and Michèle Cloonan, The Preservation of Cultural Heritage.rnrn“The Moral Imperative to Preserve,” Library Trends (Winter 2007).rnrnCloonan, Michèle V. “Alice Millard and the Gospel of Beauty and Taste,” Women in rn Print (Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2006): 159-178.rnrnVarnet, Harvey and Michèle V. Cloonan, “Educating Iraqi Librarians and Library and rn Information Science Educators: Risks and Rewards,” College & Research rn Libraries News 67.2 (February 2006): 87-90.rnrnMichele lectures widely about preservation. She was recently interviewed in the “Portraits in Preservation” series. See: