Deanna Marcum is senior advisor to Ithaka S+R’s program areas in Educational Transformation and Libraries & Scholarly Communication. She previously served as Ithaka S+R’s managing director.
From 2003 to 2011, Deanna served as associate librarian for library services at the Library of Congress. There she managed 53 divisions and offices whose 1,600 employees were responsible for acquisitions, cataloging, public service and preservation activities; services to the blind and physically handicapped; and network and bibliographic standards for America’s national library. She is also responsible for integrating the emerging digital resources into the traditional artifactual library, the first step toward building a national digital library for the 21st century.
In 1995, Deanna was appointed president of the Council on Library Resources and president of the Commission on Preservation and Access. She oversaw the merger of these two organizations into the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) in 1997 and served as its president until August 2003.
She has been awarded several accolades including a doctorate in humane letters by North Carolina State University in 2010, the Melvil Dewey Medal, the highest award conferred by the American Library Association, in June 2011, the NFAIS Miles Conrad Award in 2016 for achievement in fostering the growth of information services in recognition of her significant accomplishments in librarianship and helping establish the digital future for libraries through her leadership roles during her career in government, academia and non-profit organizations.
Deanna has also been appointed to the Japan-US Friendship Commission, which seeks “to strengthen the US-Japan relationship through educational, cultural and intellectual exchange,” in 2013.
She has been an advocate and longtime friend of LYRASIS. Read Deanna’s recent Interview with Robert Miller on the Inclusive Model. We look forward to her keynote session. Click to register for the Annual Member Summit, Oct 11-Oct 12.