Syracuse University Library Dean & University Librarian Susan Thorin Nominated to National Museum and Library Services Board
From Syracuse University:
Suzanne E. Thorin, dean of libraries and University librarian at Syracuse University, was nominated to the National Museum and Library Services Board by President Obama on March 12. She is one of three individuals nominated by the president to serve as an adviser to the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) on general policy and practices, and on selections for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The board includes the IMLS director and deputy directors, and 20 members of the general public with demonstrated expertise and commitment to libraries or museums.
“President Obama’s nomination of Suzanne Thorin to this post reflects broad appreciation at the highest levels for her national impact,” says SU Chancellor and President Nancy Cantor. “As libraries re-invent themselves as nerve centers of the information revolution, Suzanne continues to be recognized by her peers not only for the depth and breadth of her experience, but for her intellectual agility as an innovator. We’re thrilled for her and honored by this presidential recognition of one or our own.”
The National Museum and Library Services Board (NMLSB) is an advisory body that includes the director and deputy directors of IMLS and twenty presidentially appointed and Senate-confirmed members of the general public who have demonstrated expertise in, or commitment to, library or museum services. Informed by its collectively vast experience and knowledge, the NMLSB advises the IMLS director on general policy and practices, and on selections for the National Medals for Museum and Library Service.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.