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Laine Farley

Laine Farley


California Digital Library Management


Executive Director


In her role as executive director, Laine provides leadership to the CDL and determines its strategic direction. She is responsible for the organization's overall management, including planning, policy development, and resource allocation.


B.A. in Liberal Arts (Plan II), University of Texas at Austin

M.L.S., University of Texas at Austin


Laine has been with the CDL since its inception in 1997 and assumed the position of executive director in 2008. Previously, her roles at the CDL have included positions as director of digital library services and deputy university librarian. In addition, she was the user services coordinator and the coordinator of bibliographic policy and services at the UC Division of Library Automation. She has also been a reference librarian and coordinator of bibliographic instruction at UC Riverside, and head of the humanities department at the Steen Library at Stephen F. Austin State University.

Throughout her career, Laine has worked on a wide range of projects involving bibliographic database design, user interface design, cataloging theory and practice, interlibrary loan processes and standards, government information, digital images and archival finding aids. Laine has a special interest in identifying emerging service needs in support of scholarship in a digital realm, and developing innovative solutions that blend traditional and new service environments.

Committees / Affiliations

  • UC Press Board, 2013-
  • HathiTrust Board of Governors, 2013-
  • HathiTrust Research Center Advisory Board, 2011-
  • Western Regional Storage Trust Executive Committee, 2011-
  • Council of University Librarians, 2006-

Past Service

  • HathiTrust Executive Committee
  • Systemwide Library and Scholarly Information Advisory Committee (SLASIAC)
  • University Committee on Library and Scholarly Information, Consultant
  • UC Next Generation Melvyl Pilot, Executive Committee
  • UC Next Generation Technical Services, Executive Committee
  • UC Shared Research Computing Service Pilot, Oversight Board
  • UC Global Health Institute, Information, Communications and Technology Task Force
  • University Librarians

Papers / Presentations

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