The CDL is pleased to announce that Karen A. Butter, Acting University Librarian at UCSF, will assume a position as Senior Associate in the California Digital Library, effective January 2000.  She will be responsible for leadership of Request and other CDL resource sharing initiatives, working with Director of Shared Content Beverlee French and University Librarian Richard Lucier.

Karen will replace Beverlee French as leader of the Request Project Team.  Other Project Team members will continue in their roles: Mary Heath (D), Tammy Dearie (SD), Laine Farley, John Ober, Sherry Willhite, and Michael Thwaites (CDL).  The Project Team is just completing implementation of Phase II, which introduces article Request in abstracting/indexing databases as well as some other new capabilities.

The CDL is fortunate to have Karen return to a position of leadership in resource sharing.  Karen’s significant contributions to UC resource sharing efforts were instrumental in obtaining funding through the Library Planning and Action Initiative for implementation of Request.  She chaired the HOPS/CDC Task Force on Access and Resource Sharing, which, among other accomplishments, oversaw the “Hughes Report” (University of California a Study of Interlibrary Loan Operations, Report to Library Council, March, 1996) and she served on the Patron Initiated Request Model Task Force while chair of HOPS.