Deanna Marcum is president of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), formed by the merger of the Commission on Preservation and Access and the Council on Library Resources. CLIR's mission is to identify the critical issues that affect the welfare and prospects of libraries and archives and the constituencies they serve, convene individuals and organizations in the best position to engage these issues and respond to them, and encourage institutions to work collaboratively to achieve and manage change.
Dr. Marcum has enjoyed a varied career, most recently as the Director of Public Service and Collection Management at the Library of Congress. Before that she was the Dean of the School of Library and Information Science at The Catholic University of America. From 1980 to 1989, she was first a program officer and then vice president of the Council on Library Resources.
Dr. Marcum holds a Ph.D. in American Studies, a master's degree in Library Science, and a bachelor's degree in English.