Friday, January 21, 2011

DC/SLA Past-President James King one of SLA's 2011 Fellows!!

Please join us in congratulating DC/SLA's immediate Past-president, James King for being named as one of  SLA's 2011 Fellows!

For those of you who haven't met him here's a little more info about James:

As the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Library's Information Architect in Bethesda, MD, James King is investigating new services and processes to help provide even better service to the over 5,000 clinicians/researchers and 15,000 support personnel at NIH.  This has recently focused on creating Virtual Research Environments based upon the Drupal platform.  The NIH Library's first Drupal-based site is the Pandemic Influenza Digital Archive, a site being built around a collection of historical texts about the Pandemic Influenza of 1918, is being built from the ground up as a virtual collaboration space for historical influenza virologists.

Previously, James spent over 18 years at the Naval Research Laboratory's (NRL) Ruth H. Hooker Research Library, using his IT background to transform the NRL Research Library from a print-based library to a cutting-edge digital library, and was instrumental in broad-reaching consortium negotiations with all major scientific information providers.  James has a Master in Library & Information Science from Catholic University of America (2002) and a Bachelors of Computer Graphics from Salem International University (1989).  James has served on several industry library advisory boards, has received the SLA Innovations in Technology Award, and was the 2010 President of the DC/SLA Chapter and is the Convener of the SLA Information Futurist Caucus.  In his 'free' time, he and his wife Carla are active in their church's children's ministry and spoil their little daughter Sarah.

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