32nd Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition
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Bob Kieft

Occidental College
College Librarian
College Librarian, Occidental College (2008--). Prior to moving to Occidental in the fall of 2008, he worked at Haverford College, where he was most recently Director of College Information Resources and Librarian of the College. From 1974-1988, he worked at the Stanford University Libraries in public services and collection development. A member of RUSA/CODES, he has held a number of positions in that Section and in RUSA; he is currently on the executive committee of a discussion group within the Modern Language Association, Libraries and Research in Languages and Literatures, and on the Executive Board of the Western Regional Storage Trust. He was General Editor of ALA’s Guide to Reference from 2000-2009 and has published articles and reviews in Choice, ARBA, College and Research Libraries, Reference Services Quarterly, and Reference Services Review. While in Pennsylvania, he pursued interests in cooperative collections work in the TriCollege Consortium (Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Colleges); as a board member of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries; and as a board member and convener of a task force on cooperative collection initiatives in the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc. He helped to plan and conduct an IMLS-funded grant to LYRASIS and partners in the fall of 2010, “Toward a Cloud Collection: Designing a National Framework to Manage Monographs” and was founder with Bernie Reilly, President of the Center for Research Libraries, of a group who meet informally at ALA to discuss cooperative collections issues. He holds a PhD from Stanford University and an MLIS from the University of California, Berkeley.