John D. Byrum (Library of Congress) Summit Steering Committee
John D. Byrum is currently chief of the Regional and Cooperative Cataloging Division at the Library of Congress where he has been employed since 1974. Prior to his current position, he served as chief of the Descriptive Cataloging Division and for several years he also served concurrently as chief of LC's Subject Cataloging Division. He served as principal organizer for the Library of Congress Bicentennial Conference on Bibliographic Control for the New Millennium, Nov. 2000 and continues as member of the team appointed to implement the resulting action plan. He is chair of the MARC Harmonization Coordinating Committee and the Foreign MARC Coalition. He serves as Secretariat to the Program for Cooperative Cataloging, as chair of the Bibliographic Enrichments Advisory Team, and as chair of the LC Portals Applications Issues Group. He has received several awards from the Library, including awards for Special Achievement, for Meritorious Service, and for Superior Service.
Byrum has been active in the American Library Associations various cataloging committees, serving as the chair of the group which coordinated ALA's participation in the creation of AACR2. He has been active in IFLA for many years, formerly as member of and currently as consultant to the Standing Committees of the Sections on Cataloguing and Section on Bibliography. He was chair of the Working Groups which produced ISBD(CF) and ISBD(ER). He is currently head of the ISBD Review Group. He has authored numerous articles on a range of cataloguing topics.
Cornelia Owens Goode (Library of Congress) Logistical Coordination
Cornelia Owens Goode, Program Specialist, Regional and Cooperative Cataloging Division, is serving as the Summit Logistical Coordinator. Ms. Goode is responsible for lodging accommodations, administrative and logistical support.
Les Hawkins, CONSER CoordinatorLes has worked at the Library of Congress since 1982. From 1988 until 2001 he was a cataloger at the National Serials Data Program (NSDP), specializing in e-serials. From 2001 to 2003 he was CONSER Specialist, working with CONSER documentation, Web development, and other program initiatives. He is co-author with Steve Shadle of the SCCTP Electronic Serials Cataloging Workshop and has written about cataloging e-serials in several library journals and newsletters.
Jean Hirons, Conference Coordinator, Summit Steering Committee
Jean Hirons, the former CONSER Coordinator from 1993-2003, is serving as a consultant and coordinator of the Summit. During Jean's twenty years at the Library of Congress she created the CONSER Editing Guide and CONSER Cataloging Manual, as well as the Serials Cataloging Cooperative Training Program (SCCTP). Her tenure as CONSER Coordinator coincided with the rise of the electronic journal and she championed many of the CONSER initiatives developed during that time, such as the "CONSER single record approach" and the "aggregator-neutral record." Jean received the Bowker-Ulrich's Serials Librarianship Award in 1996 for her development of CONSER documentation, and the Margaret Mann citation in 2002 for her work in the revision of the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules and the development on SCCTP. She retired in June 2003 to pursue pastel painting.
Maureen Landry, Chief of the Serial Record Division, Library of Congress
Carlen Ruschoff (University of Maryland) Summit Steering Committee
Steve Shadle (University of Washington) Summit Steering Committee
Steve Shadle has been a Serials Cataloger at the University of Washington Libraries since 1995. Prior to that, he was an ISSN Cataloger at the National Serials Data Program of the Library of Congress, where Les Hawkins was his cataloging trainer (trained by the best ;-). Steve has been heavily involved in the Serials Cooperative Cataloging Training Program (SCCTP) serving as trainer, mentor, advisory board member and (with Les Hawkins) co-authoring the Electronic Serials Cataloging Workshop. Steve has authored several articles on serials and electronic resource cataloging and has contributed to the work of e-serial CONSER groups, including those that developed the single-record and aggregator-neutral cataloging practices.
Sally Sinn (National Agricultural Library) Summit Steering Committee
Sally Sinn is Associate Director for Technical Services at the National Agricultural Library (NAL) -a CONSER member library since 1984. Prior to joining NAL in 1995, Ms. Sinn was associated with the CONSER program as a member of the technical services and cataloging staff of the National Library of Medicine. From 1998 - 1999 she served as the CONSER representative to the Policy Committee of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) and served as chair of the PCC for the 1999/2000 term. Most recently, she chaired the CONSER Task Force on Publication Patterns and Holdings from 2000-2002.
Robert Wolven (Columbia University) Summit Steering Committee
Robert Wolven is Director of Library Systems and Bibliographic Control at Columbia University Libraries. He is currently Chair Emeritus of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Committee and Chair-Elect of the ALCTS Heads of Technical Services in Large Research Libraries. Long active nationally in developments related to metadata and cataloging, he has served on the Digital Library Federation's Metadata Working Group, the DLF/OCLC Registry of Digital Masters initiative, and the RLG Database Advisory Group. He currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Computational Linguistics for Image Metadata Building (CLiMB) Project and the RLG Cultural Materials Initiative's Content Advisory Group.