32nd Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition
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Rush Miller

Hillman University Librarian and Director
University of Pittsburgh
Rush G. Miller has served as University Librarian and Director of the University Library System at the University of Pittsburgh since 1994.  He also holds a joint appointment as Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science.  In addition, he holds the Hillman Endowed Chair.  He received the M.A. and Ph.D. in Medieval English History from Mississippi State University, and the M.L.S. from Florida State.  Before coming to Pitt, he was Dean of Libraries at Bowling Green State in Ohio for eight years.  He has also served as Director of Libraries at Sam Houston State and Delta State Universities.  His career as a library director spans 32 years.
Since joining Pitt, Dr. Miller has become a leader in change management and information technology management. Among his achievements at Pit is the development of D-Scribe Digital Publishing Program, which is the publisher for 30 open access journals worldwide and host to another 30.  His programs in opening Chinese and Korean resources to world scholars through a collaborative with the key universities in China have had a profound effect on scholarly access to remote resources and have become a model for international global resource sharing.  In addition, he initiated an extensive training and staff exchange program with more than 30 university libraries in China and Korea.  
Dr. Miller has been active as an author and speaker on issues as diverse as digital libraries, global library resources, collection development of digital libraries, organizational development, diversity, and management.  His most recent effort is a co-authored book entitled, Beyond Survival:  Managing Academic Libraries in Transition by Libraries Unlimited; and contributions to new books on leadership and services to the disabled.  He has served on a number of boards and advisory committees, including the boards of ARL, PALINET, and PALCI in the past several years.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, November 8

10:15am EST