JOSEPH J. BRANIN

Mr. Branin serves as Director of Libraries for The Ohio State University, providing leadership for one of the largest university library systems in the nation. Currently ranked 21st among major research libraries in North America, the OSU Libraries has a collection of over 5 million print volumes, an annual budget of more than $22.5 million, and a staff of 430. Mr. Branin has overseen grants from the U.S. Department of Education, the New Media Center, the Council for Library Resources, and the Bush Foundation dealing with the introduction of new information technologies to libraries. He has been consultant to many libraries, and he was a UCLA Senior Fellow and a Council on Library Resources Management Intern. He has published and made presentations widely on collection management and information technology topics.

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