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2015 - 2018: Interim Editor (as part of consulting responsibilities), Open Monograph Series, American Theological Library Association

2014 - 2017: Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Knowledge Content Development and Technology, Konkuk University, South Korea

2003 – present:  International Consultant and Fulbright Scholar (see "Recent Presentations (and related activities)" below for details)

2003 -2012 --Editor in Chief, Journal of Academic Librarianship

University of Cincinnati

Jan. 2003 – Retired from University of Cincinnati Digital Press; Awarded Dean and University Librarian, Emeritus status

Oct. 2001 – Retired as Dean and University Librarian; Director, UCDP ongoing

June 1996 - Additional Duties, Director, University of Cincinnati Digital Press

June 1995 - Reappointed, Dean and University Librarian

June 1991 - Position:  Dean and University Librarian

Responsibilities:  Overall responsibility for U.C. libraries (except medical and law), including 175 FTE staff and $10M budget; overall responsibility for library automation in all U.C. libraries, including medical and law, through the central library systems office of 5 FTE staff.

Status:  Appointed with tenure, Senior Librarian

University of Colorado at Boulder

September 1989 - May 1991  Position:  Head, Norlin Library and Assistant Director for Public Services

Responsibilities:  All those below plus responsibility for all library information services, non-library tenants, and building policies of Norlin Library (the main library); includes responsibility for developing and overseeing a new East Asiatic Library and all CJK cataloging; liaison with the Boulder Faculty Assembly Library Committee.

April 1986 - May 1991  Position:  Assistant Director for Public Services

Responsibilities:  Overall responsibility for all library public services including Music, Engineering, Earth Science, Business, Math/Physics, Science, Art/Architecture and Map libraries, as well as Interlibrary Loan, circulation and the Colorado Technical Reference Center (fee based business services); includes 30 FTE librarians, 45 FTE classified staff and $1/4 million student wage budget; oversee music and media cataloging; assist in allocating and monitoring of $4 million library materials budget; coordinate library automation operations.

Status:  Appointed with tenure, Associate Professor

University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana

1980 - 1986   Position:  Undergraduate Librarian/Assistant Director for Undergraduate Libraries and Instructional

Responsibilities:  Oversaw the Undergraduate Library, Library Media Center and Illini Union Browsing Room with a collection of 180,000 monographs, 380 current journals and 57,183 media volumes; included a staff of 7 librarians, 3 FTE pre-professional staff and 17 FTE support staff; oversaw all media and UGL original monograph cataloging; allocated and monitored $150,000 library materials budget; allocated and monitored $76,000 student wage budget.

Status:  Appointed with tenure (Assistant Professor); promoted to Associate Professor
Washington State University

1977 - 1980   Position:  Head, Central Circulation, Holland Library

Responsibilities:  Holland Library circulation (semi-automated) and stack maintenance, WSU Libraries payments desk, Copy Center, Central Reserve and Central Microform area; included 12 FTE staff and 75+ students; coordinated all WSU Libraries circulation units; led development and implementation of new online circulation system.

1972 - 1977   Position:  Social Sciences Reference Librarian

Responsibilities:  Reference (10-15 hours/week Social Sciences reference including substantial work with government documents and Machine Readable Data Files); Collection Development (selection, weeding and departmental liaison in Sociology, Social Work, Alcoholism and Criminal Justice); Administration (Head, Social Science Circulation overseeing 4 FTE staff and 20+ students).

Status:  Tenured, Associate Professor

University of Chicago

1969 - 1972   Position:  Assistant Director, Admissions and Aid

Responsibilities:  Recruitment, interviewing, financial aid computation, counseling and budgeting; liaison with the State of Illinois Scholarship Commission.



American Library Association:
     Library Administration and Management Association (not current)
     Reference and Adult Services Division
     Association of College and Research Libraries

Service (selected list)

National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Commission on Information (1996 -2001).

Research Libraries Advisory Committee, OCLC (1996 -2001).

Association of Research Libraries, Preservation Committee (1996 -1997); Access to Information Resources Committee (1994 - 1995); Task Force on Copyright (1996 - 1998 ); Membership Committee (1999 – 2001).

Center for Research Libraries, Planning Committee (1996 -2000).

OhioLINK Librarians Advisory Council Coordinating Committee (1995 - 1999).

Association of Research Libraries Delegate, International Federation of Library Associations, Committee on Interlending (1995 - 2001).  To explore and facilitate international library resource sharing.

US Department of Commerce Conference on Copyright and Fair Use (CONFU) (1994 -1998).

Finance and Planning Committee, RASD (1995 - 1996), Chair.  To plan Division’s budget for the forthcoming year.

Materials Reviewing Committee, RASD (1989 - 1993), Chair. To monitor and upgrade professionalism in library materials reviewing.

Planning Committee, RASD (1989 - 1991). To review the Division's structure and make recommendations for change.

RASD Division Board (1988 - 1989).  All Board Business.

Executive Committee, Collection Development & Evaluation Section, RASD (1987 - 1989) To oversee activities of CODES including organizing, goal-setting, providing leadership, direction and guidance.

By-Laws Committee, Collection Development and Evaluation Section, RASD, (1987 - 1988), Chair.  To develop the bylaws for the newly established section.

Conference Program Committee, (1986 - 1988), Chair.  To develop the division program for ALA Annual, 1988 (New Orleans).

Ad Hoc Committee on Collection Development & Evaluation, RASD, (1986 - 1987).  To hold hearings and advise the Board on the feasibility of forming a section on Collection Development and Evaluation. Chaired Hearings; RASD Board accepted recommendation for formation of a section.

LAMA Board of Directors (1984 - 1985).  All Board Business.

Publications Committee, RASD (1982 - 1986).  Selection of RQ editor in 1982 and 1985; Selection of RASD Update editor in 1986; Review of divisional publications.

Committee on Development, Organization, Planning and Programming, LAMA, (1982 - 1983 member; 1983 - 1984 chair). All reports and projects as assigned by LAMA/Systems and Services Section.

Undergraduate Librarians Discussion Group Program Task Force (1981). Planned program for ALA Annual Conference, 1982.

Organization Committee, RASD (1980 - 1982), Chair. All reports and projects as assigned by RASD Board.

Facts on File Award Committee, RASD (1979 - 1981). Selection of award recipients.

Operations Research Committee, LAMA/CSS (1978 - 1981), Chair. National survey of information needs of circulation managers; report submitted and published.

Ad Hoc Committee on Section and Division Development, LAMA/CSS (1977 - 1978), Chair.  Report evaluating and restructuring Circulation Services Section prepared and accepted.

Anglo-American Filing Rules Committee, RTSD (1976 - 1980), RASD liaison. Work completed, monograph published, ALA Filing Rules, ALA, 1980.

Catalog Code Revision Committee, RTSD (1975 - 1978), RASD liaison. Work completed, AACR II accepted and published.

Ad Hoc Committee on Fines and Penalties, LAMA (1975 - 1977). Work completed and report published.

Catalog Use Committee, RASD (1974 - 1978); chairperson (1975 - 1978).
Committee projects:
International survey of use of LC Subject Catalog in conjunction with Library of Congress 1976; ALA Annual Conference Program, "Public Service and the Online Catalog," Detroit, 1977; ALA Mid-winter Hearing, "Closing the Library of Congress Card Catalog," Chicago, 1978; ALA Annual Conference Workshop, "Commercial COM Catalogs:  How to Choose, When to Buy," Chicago, 1978.

Officer (elected positions)

OhioLINK Librarians Advisory Council, Chair 1995 - 96.

President-Elect/President/Immediate Past President, Reference and Adult Services Division, 1993 - 1996.

Chair, Reference & Adult Services Division/Collection Development & Evaluation Section (first elected chair and co-founder), 1988 - 1989.

Chair/Chair-elect, Systems and Services Section, Library Administration and Management Association, 1983 - 1985.

Member-at-large, Reference and Adult Services Division Board, 1980 - 1982.

Publications (articles and selected columns)

David F. Kohl. "Not Change to...Change! The Last 40 Years in (Academic) Librarianship and What it Tells Us."  International Journal of Knowledge Content Development and Technology.  (December, 2015) pp. 3-7.

David F. Kohl. "Learning to See." DRTC-IATLIS Conference Proceedings, 2013 (in press)

David F. Kohl. "Collection Development in the ARL Library." in Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, 3rd ed. New York: Taylor and Francis, 2010

David F. Kohl, “La negociation des resources electroniques au XXIe siècle: etat de la question et tendances en cours,” Chapter 17 in Les Collections Electroniques, Une Nouvelle Politique Documentaire. Ed. Pierre Carbone. Electre: Paris (France), 2009.

David F. Kohl. “Toward a New Understanding of the Library Mission: Vision and Implementation,” in Globalizing Academic Libraries Vision 2020/International Conference on Academic Libraries 2009. New Delhi (India): Mittal Publications, 2009. 1-8

David F. Kohl. "Knowledge Life Cycles: renewal and obsolescence." in El Profesional de la Informacion 18/4 (Julio-Agosto, 2009), 374-381.

David F. Kohl. “Collection Development in the ARL Library” (revised and updated)  in Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, 3rd ed. New York, NY: Taylor and Francis, 2010.

David F. Kohl. "The Evolution of the Journal as a Vehicle for Scientific Communication: Wrestling with Proteus." In Information Digital: Nuevas Perspectivas en la Sociedad del Conocimiento. Grupo de Investigacion en Tecnologia e Informacion CALSI. Valencia, Spain (2007) 63-79.

David F. Kohl and Tom Sanville. “More Bang for the Buck: Increasing the Effectiveness of Library Expenditures.” Library Trends. 54:3 (Winter, 2006) 394-410.

David F. Kohl. “Ongoru ve Duzenekler: Ortaklik Olanaklari,” in Turk Kutuphaneciligi (translated) 3:17 (2003) 294-305.

David F. Kohl. “Paper and Digital Repositories in the United States,” in Liber Quarterly: The Journal of European Research Libraries 13:3/4 (2003); also http://liber.library.uu.nl/

David F. Kohl. “Consortial Licensing vs. Tradition: Breaking Up is Hard to Do” Learned Publishing – The Journal of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers. 16:1 (2003) 47-53

David F. Kohl. “Collection Development in the ARL Library” in Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, 2nd ed. New York, NY: Marcel Dekker, 2003.

David F. Kohl. “Transforming the Academic Library Organization for Service in a Budget Constrained, Digital World,” in Bibliothek. Forschung und Praxis , 26:2 (2002) 136-142.

David F. Kohl. “Learning from our Experiments: The Remarkable Implications of OhioLINK and HEAL-Link Electronic Use Data for Collection Development.” In [Conference Proceedings] Management in Academic Libraries,  Greece: University of Macedonia, 2002.  27-34.

David F. Kohl. “Mass Purchase vs Selection.”  Charleston Conference Proceedings, Charleston, SC, Nov. 2, 2001. 97-101.

David F. Kohl.  “Cheaper by the (Almost Half) Dozen: The Ohio State-Wide Remote Storage System,” in Library Off-Site Shelving: Guide for High Density Facilities. Ed. Danuta A Niticki and Curtis L. Kendrick. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 2001. 30-41.

David F. Kohl. “To Select or Not Select: Taking Off the Blinders in Collection Development,” in  2000 Charleston Conference Proceedings: Is Bigger Better?  Ed. Rosann Bazirjian and Vicky Speck.  Charleston, SC: Against the Grain Press, 2000. 25-33.; also reprinted in Collection Management 26:2 2001.

David F. Kohl.  “IFLA’s Other Activity,” Library Hi Tech News. 17:3 (2000) 6-8.

David F. Kohl with Claudine Dervos.  “Getting Acquainted:  HEAL-Link, the Greek National Academic Library Consortium,” in Library Consortium Management:  An International Journal 1:3 (1999) online.

David F. Kohl.  “Starting a Library Based University Press,” in Reference Services Review 27:1 (1999) 4-12.

David F. Kohl. “Redefining the Academic Library for the 21st Century: Citizenship in the Bibliographic Polis,” in Proceedings of the 7th Greek Conference of Academic Libraries. Volos, Greece. Nev. 4-6, 1998.

David. F. Kohl.  "Resource Sharing in a Changing Ohio Environment" in Library Trends 45:3 (Winter, 1997) 435-447.

David F. Kohl.  "Farewell To All That...Transforming Collection Development to Fit the Virtual Library Context:  The OhioLINK Experience" in Restructuring Academic Libraries: Organizational Development in the Wake of Technological Change.  Charles A. Schwartz, editor.  (ACRL Publications in Librarianship, no. 49)   Chicago, IL: American Library Association/Association of College & Research Libraries, 1997.

David F. Kohl.  "As Time Goes By...: Revisiting Fundamentals," in Library Trends 44:2 (Fall, 1995) 1-7.

David F. Kohl.  "Revealing UnCover," Online 19:3 (May/June, 1995) 52-60.

David F. Kohl.  "OhioLINK:  A Vision for the 21st Century," Library Hi Tech 12:4 (Consecutive Issue 48, 1994) 29-34.

David F. Kohl.  "OhioLINK:  A Statewide System Raises New Issues and Opportunities for Cooperation," Reference Services Review 22:2 (Summer, 1994) 27-29.

David F. Kohl.  "Celebrating Libraries:  A Link With Humanity, Past and Present," ARL 173 (March, 1994) 4 (reprinted from the Cincinnati Post).

David F. Kohl.  "OhioLINK:  Plugging Into Progress," Library Journal 118:16 (1993) 42-46.

David F. Kohl. "Collection Development:  An Overview of the Research," Collection Management 10:3/4 (1988) 1-13.

David F. Kohl and Lizabeth A. Wilson. "Effectiveness of Course-Integrated Bibliographic Instruction in Improving Coursework," RQ 26:2 (Winter, 1986) 206-211.

David F. Kohl. "A Populist Approach to Automation:  Developing Local Systems in a Mainframe Context." in Energies for Transition:  Proceedings of the Fourth National Conference of the Association of College and Research Libraries. Danuta A. Nitecki, editor.  Chicago: American Library Association, 1986.
David F. Kohl and Charles H. Davis. "Ratings of Journals by ARL Library Directors and Deans of Library and Information Science Schools," College and Research Libraries 46:1 (January, 1985) 40-47.

David F. Kohl. Guest Editor for special issue of Research Strategies "Large Scale Bibliographic Instruction:  The Illinois Experience." author of "Introduction" and "Library Administrator's View," Research Strategies 2:1 (Winter, 1984) 4-5, 6-11.

David F. Kohl. Guest Columnist. "Current Issues in Reference and Adult Services," RQ 23:2 (Winter, 1983) 155-157.

David F. Kohl. "Circulation Professionals:  Management Information Needs and Attitudes," RQ 23:1 (Fall, 1983) 81-86.

David F. Kohl. "High Efficiency Inventorying through Predictive Data," Journal of Academic Librarianship 8:2 (May, 1982) 82-84.

David F. Kohl. "LC News for Reference Librarians," occasional column in RQ.  (Spring, 1979 through Summer, 1982).

David F. Kohl. "Examining the LC Subject Catalog," Library Resources and Technical Services 23:1 (Winter, 1979) 69-74.

David F. Kohl. "Public Service and the Disappearing Card Catalog," RQ. 17:4 (Summer, 1978) 308-311.

David F. Kohl, editor.  Public Service and the On-line Catalog, ALA tape publication.  (ALA Annual Conference, Detroit, 1977) Chicago:  American Library Association, 1977.

Publications (Monographs)

David F. Kohl. editor. 12 Years Till 2000:  Preparing for Reference in the 21st Century.  Chicago:  American Library Association/RASD, 1990.

Patricia McCandless, et. al. The Invisible User:  User Needs Assessment for Library Public Services. Washington, D.C.:  Office of Management Studies/Association of Research Libraries, 1985.

Susan C. Biebel, et. al. ALA Filing Rules. Chicago:  American Library Association, 1980.

David F. Kohl. editor. Commercial COM Catalogs:  How to Choose, When to Buy, Chicago:  American Library Association, 1978.

Publications (Books)

David F. Kohl. Handbooks for Library Management. 6 vols. Digital Open Access. www.bibliopub.com (under construction, 2007 - ).

David F. Kohl. Handbooks for Library Management. 6 vols. Santa Barbara, California:  ABC Clio, 1984-86.

     Library Education and Professional Issues. v.6 (1986).
     Circulation, Interlibrary Loan, Patron Use, and Collection Maintenance. v.5 (1985).
     Cataloging and Catalogs. v.4 (1985).
     Reference Services and Library Instruction. v.3 (1985).
     Acquisitions, Collection Development, and Collection Use. v.2 (1985).
     Administration, Personnel, Buildings and Equipment. v.1 (1984).

Publications (Book Reviews)

A New Path:  Undergraduate Libraries at United States and Canadian Universities, 1979-1987.  In Library Quarterly 59:2 (April, 1989).

Circulation Policy in Academic, Public, and School Libraries. In Library Quarterly 58:3 (July, 1988).

Abington Dictionary of Living Religions. In RQ 21:3 (Spring, 1982).

Indexing and Abstracting:  An International Bibliography. In RQ 20:4 (Summer, 1981).

Who's Who in the Bible. In RQ 20:4 (Summer, 1981).

Publications (Editor)

Editor in Chief, International Journal of Knowledge Content Development and Technology (IJKCDT), 2014 -2017.

Editor in Chief, Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2003 -  2012

Reference Books Reviews Editor, RQ, 1988 - 2000 .

Publications (Editorial Boards)

Library Leadership Network. Advisory Board, 2005 -

Library Consortium Management:  An International Journal Editorial Board, 1998 - 2001.

Reference Services Review Editorial Board, 1991 - 2017.

RQ Editorial Board, 1988 - 2001.

Presentations (and related activities)

Keynote Speaker, "Lessons Learned from Worldwide Consortia Building: Practical Advice for Your Consortium", 2017 Academic Seminar in Digital Resource Construction and Knowledge Service of Research Libraries, Northwest Normal University, Changchun, China, October 16-20, 2017. (Speech read by proxy due to airline problems.)

Consulting, American Theological Library Association (ATLA), tasked to develop the ATLA publishing program (journal and monographs), August 2015 - April 2018, Chicago, IL.

Participant, NFAIS Conference, "The Impact of Open Access Models: Finding Stable, Sustainable, and Scalable Solutions," Philadelphia, PA, October 23, 2015.

Delegate (and recording secretary), Southern European Library Link Conference, European University Institute, Fiesole, Italy, May 22-23, 2014.

Consulting, Aristotle University Library, Thessaloniki, Greece, May 19-22, 2014.

Delegate (Heal-Link), EICOLC Conference, Vilnius, Lithuania, October 13-16, 2013.

Invited Presentation, "Getting Published," ANKOSlink Annual Conference, Antalya, Turkey, April 27, 2013

Panel Member (w/Derek Haak, CEO Springer Science), "Factors Influencing the Global Consortium Bargaining Models," ANKOSLink Annual Conference, Antalya, Turkey, April 26, 2013.

Keynote Speaker, "Learning to See", DRTC-IATLIS Conference, Bangalore, India, March 20, 2013.

Delegate (HEAL-Link), EICOLC Conference, Vienna, Austria, October 9-11, 2012

Consulting, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece, June 17 - 20, 2012.

Delegate (and recording secretary), Southern European Library Link Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece, June 13 - 16, 2012.

Delegate (HEAL-Link), ICOLC Conference, Denver, CO, April 22-25, 2012.

Consulting, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece, September 23 – 28, 2011.
Delegate (HEAL-Link), ICOLC Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, September  18 – 21, 2011.
Consulting, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece, May 3 – 14, 2011.
Delegate (HEAL-Link), ICOLC Conference, Austin, TX, March 20-23, 2011.

Invited Expert, "Publication for Librarians," SLIS 7811, Louisiana State University (June 30, 2011)

Consulting, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece, Oct. 7 - 14, 2010.
Delegate (HEAL-Link), ICOLC, Amsterdam, Netherlands, October 4-6, 2010.
Invited Expert, "Publication for Librarians," SLIS 7911, Louisiana State University, (July 5 - 7, 2010), M. McKnight, course instructor
Delegate (and recording secretary), SELL, Bordeaux, France, June 11-13, 2010.
Consulting, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece, May 7 - 20, 2010.
Delegate, (HEAL-Link), ICOLC Conference, Chicago, IL, April 19 - 21, 2010.
International Advisory Committee ICDK 2011 (International Conference on Digital Libraries and Knowledge Organizations), (March 2010- ) February 14-16, 2011, Gurgaon, Haryana, India.

Invited Resident/Consultant, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore, India, September 24 - October 4, 2010

Invited Speaker, "Toward a New Understanding of the Library Mission: Vision and Implementation," International Conference on Academic Libraries: Vision for the Future, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India, October 5-8, 2009.
Invited Expert, "Publication for Librarians," SLIS 7911, Louisiana State University, Online course session (June 29, 2009), M. McKnight, course instructor.
Consulting, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece, May 22 - June 4, 2009.
Delegate (and recording secretary), SELL, Izmir, Turkey, May 18-21, 2009.
Invited Guest, Editors' Conference, "Non Solus: Supporting Each Other for Advancement in Research," Boston, MA, April 24-26, 2009.
Delegate (HEAL-Link), ICOLC Conference, Charlotteville, VA, April 15-18, 2009.
Keynote Speaker, "Knowledge Life Cycles: Renewal and Obsolescence," IX Congress ISKO Spain, Valencia, Spain, March 11, 2009
Invited Lecturer, "Professional Writing," SLIS The Academic Library, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, February 12, 2009, Susan Weaver, course instructor.
Delegate, ICOLC Conference, Munich, Germany, October 19-24, 2008.
Consulting, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece, October 4-18, 2008.

Invited Expert, "Publication for Librarians," SLIS 7911, Louisiana State University, Online course session (July 28, 2008), M. McKnight, course Instructor.

Workshop, “Professional Writing for Publication,” Tampa Bay Library Consortium, Tampa Bay, Florida, June 18, 2008.

North American Delegate, Southern European Library Link, Sala Atti della Facolta' di Scienze Politiche - Facolta di Scienze, Trieste, Italy, May 20-June 1, 2008.

Invited Speaker, “Accountability in the University: Evaluating Faculty Productivity and Library Services,” Aristotle University, May 6, 2008.

Workshop, "Getting Published," CBUC Writing for Publication Workshop, Barcelona, Spain, November 21, 2007.
Invited Speaker, "Inheriting the Past or Creating the Future," Universitat de Barcelona's Aula Magna, Barcelona, Spain, November 20, 2007.
Invited Speaker, "The Evolution of the Journal as a Vehicle for Scientific Communication: Wrestling with Proteus," CALSI Workshop: A Decade of Digital Journals, Valencia, Spain, November 15, 2007.

Invited Speaker, “Staying Off the Chopping Block: How Librarians Decide to Cancel Journals and What Your Society Can Do to Stay Off ‘the List’,” Wiley/Blackwell Executive Seminar for Society Heads, National Press Club, Washington, D.C., June 15, 2007.

Workshop, “Getting Published,” MOBIUS Annual Conferece, Tan-Tar-A Resort, Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, June 7, 2007.

North American Delegate, Southern European Library Link, Residencia de Estudiantes, Madrid, Spain, March 16-17, 2007.

Invited Speaker, “Ten Years of Big Deals,” FECYT [Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology], FECYT Seminar on Big Deals and Consortia, Madrid, Spain, March 15, 2007.

Workshop Leader, “Strategic Library Issues for European Union Funding Period 2007-2011,” Greek Academic Libraries and their Future Perspectives, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece, December 4-5, 2006.

Invited Speaker, “Inheriting the Past or Creating the Future (Turkey),” Workshop on Institutional Repositories, e-Books, and Long Term Preservation, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey, October 26-27, 2006.

Invited Speaker, “Inheriting the Past or Creating the Future (Italy),” [Annual Conference Italian Academic Libraries], La Sapienza [University of Rome], Rome, Italy, October 9, 2006.

North American Delegate, Southern European Library Link Annual Meeting, Thessaloniki, Greece, May 8-9, 2006.

Invited Speaker, “Inheriting the Past or Creating the Future (Greece),” Library Symposium, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece, May 8, 2006.

Workshop, “Getting Published,” Oklahoma ACRL Conference, November 18, 2005.

Workshop, “Print and Digital Repositories,” Consorci de Biblioteques Universitaries de Catalunya, Barecelona, Spain, October 4-7, 2005.

Invited Presentation, “2+2=6: The Power of a Consortium for the Future,” Conference of Academic Libraries III, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal, June 20, 2005.

North American Delegate, Southern European Library Link Annual Meeting, Lisbon, Portugal, June 17, 2005.

Invited Presentation, “Visions and Possibilities for a World Voice: The Potential of E-Repositories,” CityU University, Hong Kong, March 21, 2005.

Workshop, “Getting Published,” National Taiwan Normal University, Institute of Library and Information Science, Taipei, Taiwan, March, 2005.

Invited Presentation (with Tom Sanville), “Cooperating Beyond the “Buying Club,” International Coalition of Library Consortia, Barcelona, Spain, October 28, 2004.

Invited Presentation, “Making the World Safe for Library Purchase of e-Journals,” NASIG Continuing Education Workshop, Mississippi State University, May 21, 2004.

Invited Presentation, “A Library Consortium: A Good Deal Better!” Workshop on Library Consortia, University of Toronto, Canada, April 21, 2004.

Invited Presentation, “Paper Repositories in the U.S.: Document Storage on a Grand Scale,” Conference of the Taiwan Library Consortium, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan, March 25, 2004.

Invited Presentation, “The University of Cincinnati Digital Press: An Experiment in Creative Problem Solving,” Conference of e-Learning, Digital Publishing and Scholarly Communication. Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan, March 24, 2004.

Keynote Presentation, “Towards a Strategic Vision for Academic Libraries in the IT Era,” National Seminar on Challenges of Managing Academic Libraries in an IT Era, Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bangelore, India, February 6, 2004.

Invited Presentation, “A Library Consortium: Why and How,” Workshop on Library Consortia, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangelore, India, February 5, 2004.

Invited Presentation, “Digital Library Update: Myth and Reality,” Elsevier Editors’ Conference, January 17, 2004.

Invited Presentation, “The Digital Library Update: Comforting Myths, Statistical Realities, and Realistic Opportunities,” Elsevier Editors’ Conference, Philadelphia, PA, November 1, 2003.

North American Delegate,  e-International Coalition of Library Consortia 5, Elsinore, Denmark, October 23-25, 2003.

Workshop,”Management Series – 2: Management Tools and Budgets,” Thessaloniki, Greece, October 13-17, 2003.

Invited Debater, “Be it Resolved: It is Time to Kill Print,” Society for Scholarly Publishing, Baltimore, MD, May 30, 2003.

Workshop, “Management Series – 1: Working in Teams and Groups,” Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey, May 5-7, 2003.

Invited Presentation, “Vision and Mechanisms: Consortial Possibilities,” ANKOS Conference, Kusadasi, Turkey, April 19, 2003

Invited Presentation, “Better Value from Bigger Deals: Issues and Experiences,” Spring Conference, Association of Subscription Agents and Intermediaries, London, England, February 24-25, 2003.

Invited Presentation, “The Big Deal…A Good Deal!” International Coalition of Library Consortia, Thessaloniki, Greece, October 3-5, 2002

North American Delegate, Second Annual Southern European Library Link Meeting, Escola Superior d’Agricultura de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, May 18, 2002.

Invited speaker, “The Big Deal and How to Fund it,” Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece, May 15, 2002.

Keynote speaker, “Choosing a Consortial Buying Model: Good Lessons and Warning Lessons,” Second International ANKOS Meeting, Istanbul, Turkey, May 9-11, 2002.

Invited speaker, “Consortial Licensing vs. Tradition: Breaking Up is Hard to Do,” 18th International Learned Journals Seminar, London, England, April 12, 2002.

Professor, “U.S. Consortia and Licensing: Good Lessons, Hard Lessons, Warning Lessons,” Ticer Spring School (EU), CERN Switzerland,  March 4-8, 2002.

North American Delegate, International Consortium of Library Consortia. Helsinki, Finland. Nov. 30-Dec.1, 2001

Invited speaker with Ken Frazier, “Mass Purchase vs Selection: A Point/Counterpoint Discussion,” Charleston Conference, Charleston, SC, Nov. 2, 2001. (published in Conference Proceedings)

Invited speaker, “Learning From Our Experiments: The Remarkable Implications of OhioLINK and HEAL-Link Electronic Use Data for Collection Development,” Panhallenic Library Association, Thessaloniki, Greece, October 15-17, 2001.

Professor, “U.S. Consortia and Licensing: Good Lessons, Hard Lessons, Warning Lessons,” Ticer Summer School (EU), Florence, Italy, October 7-12, 2001

Keynote speaker, “New Tools, New Data, New Ideas: Electronic Collection Use and Collection Building in the New Millennium,” CONCERT 2001 (Consortium on Core Electronic Resources in Taiwan), Taipei, Taiwan, October 3-4, 2001.

Invited speaker and participant, “Strategy Session,” Canadian National Site Licensing Project (CNSLP), Halifax, NS, September 12-13, 2001.

Invited speaker, “Future Growth, Future Strength: The Library-Consortia Partnership,” IFLA Library Consortium Preconference, Boston, MA August 16-17, 2001.

Invited speaker, “Myth and Reality in the Library World: Reviewing our Assumptions,” Annual Meeting of the Dutch Library Association (Dutch Serials Group session). Ede, Netherlands. June 21, 2001.

Invited speaker, “What If What We Know, Isn’t True? Redefining Library-Publisher Relations for the 21st Century,”   (series, 3) Society for Scholarly Publishing. San Francisco, CA June 7-8, 2001.

Keynote speaker, “What if What We Know, Isn’t True: Selection, Collection Development and Usage,” (series, 2)E-Books and E-Journals Conference, NELINET, Amherst, MA.  May 22, 2001

Keynote speaker, “What if What We Know, Isn’t True?”  (series ,1) BIBSAM Conference on Electronic Journal Licensing, Stockholm, Sweden.  May 14-15, 2001.

Invited speaker, “Scholarly Communication Today: What’s Wrong and What You Can Do About It,” Open Meeting on SPARC. London, England. February 21, 2001.

North American Delegate, International Consortium of Library Consortia.  Berlin, Germany.  December 1-3, 2000.

Plenary speaker, “Rethinking Collection Development:  Is Selection Still Appropriate?”  Charleston Conference, Charleston, South Carolina.  November 2, 2000.  (Paper published in Proceedings)

Invited speaker, Ibid., Catchword Publisher Presentations,
Charleston, South Carolina.  November 6, 2000
Oxford, England.  November 30, 2000.

Invited speaker.  Ibid., MCB Publisher Presentations, Washington, DC.  January 12, 2001.

Professor, “Consortia and Licensing in the United States:  Good Lessons, Hard Lessons, Warning Lessons,” Ticer Summer School, Tilburg, Netherlands.  August 7-11, 2000.

Invited speaker, “Shifting Approaches to Collection Development:  Should We Bother Selecting Journals at All?”  Oxford 2000.  Keble College, Oxford University, Oxford, England.  July 20-22, 2000.

Keynote speaker, “Beyond Negotiations:  Consortial Experiments in New Publication Models,” Greek National Academic Library Conference—Weaving New Webs:  Cooperation for Survival in the New Millennium, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece, March 20-21, 2000.

Invited speaker, “Contract Services:  Making Money for the Library,” Nankai University, Tianjin, China, October 27, 1999 (ditto Tianjin Public Library, October 28, 1999).

Invited speaker, “Redefining the Academic Library for the Twenty-First Century:  Transformation and Continuity,” Nankai University, Tianjin, China, October 26, 1999 (ditto Tianjin Public Library, October 28, 1999).

Invited speaker, “Consortia and Licensing in the U.S.:  Lessons Learned, Deals Struck,” Thessaloniki Spring Course on the Digital Library, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece, May 25, 1999.

Invited speaker, “Libraries, Publishing and Evolution: Putting Tradition to New Uses,” Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece. November 3, 1998.

Invited speaker, “Redefining the Academic Library for the Twenty-first Century: Citizenship in the Bibliographic Polis,”7th Annual Greek Academic Library Conference, Volos, Greece, November 4-6, 1998.

Invited participant (one of six North American librarians), Communicating Culture Conference at the J. Paul Getty Center, Los Angeles, California, October 21-23, 1998.

Keynote speaker (State Library Association): Pennsylvania, 1997; Arkansas, 1998; Minnesota, 1998.

Program chair/speaker, "Preserving, While Sharing, Our Treasures," International Federation of Library Associations Annual Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, September 3, 1997.

Invited speaker, "How the Virtual Library Transforms Interlibrary Loan," Interlending and Document Supply 5th International Conference, Aarhus, Denmark, August 26, 1997.

Invited speaker, "From Documents to Data: Anticipating the Next Wave," ACRL Pre-conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 28, 1995.

Invited speaker, "Public Services in the Revolutionized Environment," Computers in Libraries >95, February 27-March 3, Washington, DC, 1995 (proceedings published).

Invited speaker, "A River Runs Through It - Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and the 21st Century Library," Northern Kentucky Library series, Northern Kentucky University, July 22, 1994.

Keynote speaker, "Symphony in a New Key:  The 21st Century Library," Kentucky Library Network Ninth Annual Membership Meeting, Lexington, Kentucky, May 16, 1994.

Moderator and introductory speaker, "Creating the Virtual Library in Ohio - New Partnerships, New Politics, New Money," EDUCOM Concurrent Session, 1993.

Invited speaker, Cincinnati, various professional occasions, 1991 - .

Invited speaker, "A New Definition of Integrated Library Automation," Association of College and Research Libraries Conference Program, ALA Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, Summer, 1988.

Moderator, "12 years Till 2000:  Preparing for Reference in the 21st Century," Reference & Adult Services Division Conference Program, American Library Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, Summer, 1988.

Invited speaker, "The Reviewing Process," Special Libraries Association National Meeting, Denver, Colorado, Spring, 1988.

Invited paper, "Patterns in Quantitative Library Research," Library Research Roundtable program, American Library Association Annual Meeting, New York City, Summer, 1986.

Refereed paper, "A Populist Approach to Automation: Developing Local Systems in a Mainframe Context," Association of College and Research Libraries, Biannual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, 1986.

Co-leader, Office of Management Studies Workshop on Library Management, Philadelphia, 1985.

Invited speaker, "Microprocessors in Public Service," Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries, Annual Meeting, Sangamon State University, 1983.

Group leader, "Using Statistics to Analyze Library Services," American Library Association Preconference, Dallas, 1979 (two days, teaching sampling, statistical tests and SPSS).
San Francisco, 1981 (similar to above).
Los Angeles, 1983 (similar to above).

Group leader, "Reference Statistics Workshop," American Library Association Preconference, Detroit, 1977 (two days, teaching sampling, statistical tests, computer coding and SPSS).

Teaching (Full Course Only)

LIS 560 "Management in Library and Information Science," University of Kentucky, Graduate Library School, Spring, 1996.

LIS 646 "Academic Libraries," University of Kentucky Graduate Library School, Spring, 1994, 1995.

LI 859 "History of Books and Printing," Emporia State University Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Fall, 1992.

L 558 "Library as Organization," Indiana University Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Spring, 1992.

LI 826 "Bibliographic Function of Libraries and Information Agencies," Emporia State University Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Fall, 1991.

LIS 405 "Library Administration," University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science.
Spring Semester, 1986
Spring Semester, 1984

Grants, Awards and Honors

Fulbright Senior Specialist
     2003     Electronic Theses and Dissertations project, METU University Ankara, Turkey
     2004-5  National consortial development project, ISI, Bangelore, India
     2004-5  Library management training and skills project, Aristotle University, University of Athens and Crete University
     2005    Academic publishing project, Taiwain Normal University, Taipai, Taiwan

1998        ALA/ALCTS Award for Best New Article in 1997 (Library Trends article above).

1995 - 1997    Association of Research Libraries delegate to Document Interlending Section, International Federation of Library Associations.

1987        Principal investigator, CU Instructional Grant, $5,000, to develop a pilot project for using NASA CD ROMs as an instructional tool.
1985        Co-investigator, National Agriculture Library Grant, University of Illinois, $30,000 to investigate the feasibility of providing USDA publications online through use of photocomposition tapes and to demonstrate the process and to produce a sample online publication.

1983        Co-recipient of the University of Illinois AMOCO Special Award awarded through the office of the Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs) for development of an outstanding program of undergraduate instruction (first time a library faculty member had received this award).

1983        Co-investigator, General Electric Grant through the Association for Research Libraries, $5,000 to study the impact of widespread access to personal computers on information needs and uses of academic library patrons.

1982        Co-recipient, Undergraduate Teaching Award, University of Illinois, $4,000, to expand and diversify the Undergraduate Library Bibliographic Instruction program (one of six awards given campus-wide and the first time library faculty had received such an award).

1979 - 1980    Selected to be an assessor in the Assessment Center Program, a management development program jointly sponsored by the University of Washington and the Washington State Library which helps library professionals interested in management to assess their strengths and weaknesses and plan a specific program for enhancing their management skills and strengths.

1979 - 1980    Selected to be a facilitator in Washington State University's "Managing for Productivity" program (12 facilitators were selected university-wide to use a 10-week commercial management package to help employees upgrade their management skills; led several programs both in and out of the library).

Grant Reviewer

1988        National Endowment for the Humanities.

2001 -2003    Institute of Museum and Library Services

Library Service (selected assignments)

University of Cincinnati

1998 -        Academic Technology Planning Committee

1998 -        Vice President for Information Technology Search Committee

1996 -        Provost’s Task Force on Distance Learning.

1994 -        Technology Implementers, Chair.

1993 - 1994    Dean's Executive Committee (liaison with the President).

1992 -        Academic/Administrative Council (reports to the President).

1992 - 1993    Assistant Vice President and Director of Center for Information Technology Search Committee, Chair.

1992 - 1997    Instructional Technology Advisory Committee.

1991  -        Deans Council.

1991 - 1992    Administrative Labor Negotiating Team (AAUP contract for 1993-95).

1991 - 1992    Task Force on U.C. Foundation and Fund Raising, Chair.

Community Services

1986 - 1991    Mental Health Foundation, Trustee, Boulder County, Colorado.

1975 - 1981    Koinonia House Board:  President, 1979-80, Pullman, Washington.

1973 - 1975    Relief House Parents for Learning Disabled Students, Pullman, Washington.


Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota
Degree:  Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, June, 1965
Department:  History

University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Degree:  Master of Theology, June, 1967; Doctor of Ministry, August 1969, Divinity School
Dissertation Title:  Athens and Jerusalem:  A Contemporary Model for Campus Ministry
Honors:  Rockefeller Fellowship, 1965-66
Disciples House Scholar, 1965-69

University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Degree:  Master of Arts, June, 1973, Graduate Library School

Washington State University, Pullman, Washington
Course work in statistics and business administration
Sociology 321, Quantitative Sociology I
Sociology 421, Quantitative Sociology II
Business Administration 534, Survey of Accounting
Business Administration 533, Administrative Control
Sociology 520, Survey Research

Foreign Languages:
German (fluent)
Russian (5 quarters college, rusty)
French (limited reading knowledge only)


Birthdate:  July 31, 1942            Height: 5'8"
Health:  Excellent            Weight: 152 lbs.

Dr. David Kohl

 "Libraries in the digital age are experiencing the most profound transformation since ancient Mesopotamian scribes first began gathering and organizing cuneiform tablets."

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