We are extremely pleased to announce that Daniel Greenstein has accepted the position of University Librarian and Executive Director of the California Digital Library.  He is expected to assume his new position in May 2002, and all are encouraged to help us welcome him to UC.

Dr. Greenstein is currently Director of the Digital Library Federation, based in Washington, D.C., a position he has held since 1999.  The DLF consists of 28 leading research libraries (including Berkeley and the CDL) that are pioneering in the use of electronic information technologies to extend their collections and services.  Through its members, the DLF has provided leadership to libraries throughout the nation by identifying standards and “best practices” for digital collections and services, coordinating leading-edge research and development, and collaborating to create digital collections and services that libraries cannot develop individually.

After receiving the Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, Dan was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Oxford University in 1989.  His academic career has included appointments in Modern History at Glasgow University, director of the Glasgow University Arts Faculty Computing Facility, and founding director of the Arts and Humanities Data Service of the United Kingdom, where he led the strategic and operational development of a digital information service to support arts and humanities research and teaching at higher education institutions in the U.K. Building on this success, he was named founding co-director of the UK Resource Discovery Network in 1998.

In his new position Dr. Greenstein will assume responsibilities for providing leadership to the CDL and, in consultation with the University Librarians and the Systemwide Library and Scholarly Information Advisory Committee (SLASIAC), for systemwide library planning.

Beverlee French, CDL’s Director for Shared Content who has been Interim University Librarian since February, 2001, will resume her previous responsibilities for the development of the University’s shared digital collections upon Dan Greenstein’s arrival.