TheUCLA Library has announced the appointment of Sharon E. Farb as associateuniversity librarian for collection management and scholarly communication. Theappointment was effective as of Aug. 1.
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Farbhas been at the UCLA Library since 1989, most recently as head of digitalcollection services. Her responsibilities in that position included advising,developing and encouraging new forms of scholarly communication and new modelsof sustainable publishing; expanding collections of high-use, high-impactlicensed resources; designing and implementing systems, tools and metadata tomanage collections and enhance services; leading UCLA Library and University ofCalifornia negotiations and licensing of digital resources and collections; andadvising on copyright and intellectual property issues.
Farbhas represented the library in campuswide, systemwide, national andinternational planning, policy and consortial activities. She has served onnumerous councils and committees, including as a founding member of the DigitalLibrary Federation's electronic resources management steering committee and onthe National Institute of Standards Organization/Digital Library Federation'slicense expression working group and the California Digital Library's rightsmanagement group. She has also published in the areas of licensing, electronicresources and copyright, and intellectual property.
Farbcompleted her doctorate in information studies at UCLA in 2006. She earned amaster's degree in library science with a specialization in information policyfrom UCLA in 1991, a J.D. from
Farbtakes over the position from Cindy Shelton, who announced her retirement inJune 2006. The associate university librarian has leadership, management, andpolicy and planning responsibilities for collection management functions,including collection development, cataloging, acquisitions, and e-resourcelicensing and management, and for the UCLA Library's scholarly communicationprogram.
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