SCALA Speaker – John Webb

SLIM-OR SCALA is proud to announce the first speaker in its lunchtime speaker series. John Webb will be speaking about his involvement with ALA and how it has intersected with his career.

He will be coming to PSU on Saturday November 10th. There are OR7&8 classes that weekend so hopefully most of you should be able to come. We will try to get started at 12:15 (Perri is asking professors to let us out at 12 and resume at 1:30)

The talk will take place in Cramer Hall Room 401.

Webb’s library experience includes six years as Assistant Director for Systems at Washington State University Libraries, seventeen years of experience at the Oregon State Library where he was Head of Technical Services and then Deputy State Librarian, and five years of experience at Wright State University in positions as Head of Archives and Special Collections and then as Assistant Dean for Public Services. Prior to working in libraries Webb worked at the University of Dayton Research Institute for five years where he developed and operated computerized technical information retrieval systems for the Air Force Aeropropulsion Lab and then served as Assistant to the Director of the Institute. Webb is currently “steward” of a Pacific Northwest OCLC FirstSearch group of 50-60 libraries, and has just finished a term as a member of the Editorial Board of LITA’s journal, Information Technology and Libraries. Webb is currently on the LITA Publications Committee and the ACRL Government Relations Committee. He has served on and chaired a number of ALCTS and RTSD committees, served as RTSD Section Chair, as a member of the OCLC Users Council for six years, and as a member of the OCLC Oxford Advisory Committee and the Serials Control Advisory Committee

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