Nancy M. Cline is the Roy E. Larsen Librarian of Harvard College. Appointed to the position in 1996, Ms. Cline is responsible for the leadership of 11 major libraries and 67 departmental libraries in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, with combined collections totaling approximately 10 million volumes. Prior to her appointment at Harvard, Ms. Cline served as the Dean of University Libraries, Pennsylvania State University from 1988 to 1996 where she was the chief administrative and academic officer for libraries at University Park and 20 other campuses.

Ms. Cline currently serves on the JSTOR Board of Trustees, the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries Advisory Board, and the editorial board of the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, and she was elected to a second term on the Board of the Research Libraries Group. Ms. Cline presided over the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) from 1995 to 1996, served on its Board from 1991 to 1997, and has served on various ARL committees dealing with research collections, networks, and information policies. She has been a member of the Advisory Council of the School of Library and Information Science of the University of Michigan, the Advisory Council of the University Library at Princeton University, and the Advisory Board for Academic Services at Carnegie Mellon University. From 1991 to 1994, she served on the Steering Committee of the Coalition for Networked Information, and from 1996 to 1998 she was a member of the Board of the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

An active participant in national and international dialogues regarding research libraries, Ms. Cline has attended the Getty Information Institute conferences entitled "Technology, Scholarship and the Humanities: The Implications of Electronic Information" and "Communicating Culture." She chaired the advisory panel for the U.S. Office of Technology Assessment, which produced the 1994 report "Information Security and Privacy in Network Environments" and participated in the National Research Council's Computer Science and Telecommunications Board strategy forum, which led to the 1993 report "Rights and Responsibilities of Participants in Networked Communities." She was a participant in the Pew Higher Education Roundtable on Managing Intellectual Property, sponsored by the Association of American Universities and the Association of Research Libraries, and the International Virtual Library conference held at New York Public Library in 1999.

At Harvard, Ms. Cline currently chairs the Steering Committee of the Library Digital Initiative and the Planning Committee of the Widener Renovation Project. In 1997 she was a member of two subcommittees of the University's Committee on Information Technology: the Intellectual Property Subcommittee and the Partnerships Subcommittee.

Ms. Cline has published and lectured widely, with a particular focus on strategic planning, management issues, quality improvement, information policy, research libraries and computing, and telecommunications. She holds a B.A. in English and an MLS in Librarianship from the University of California, Berkley.

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