Director of Information Resources and Scholarly Communication
Tim Jewell began serving as Director of Information Resources and Scholarly Communication with the Libraries in 2006. He has worked for the Libraries since 1983, when he became Computer Based Reference Librarian. He served as Acting Head of the Libraries' Reference and Research Services from 1990-1992, when he became Head of the Libraries' Electronic Information Program, and then Head of Collection Management Services in 1998.
From 2002-2008 Tim coordinated the Digital Library Federation's Electronic Resource Management Initiative, which led to the development of systems and services that many libraries now use to manage their electronic resources. For these, and related efforts, he was the inaugural recipient of the ALA/ALCTS Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources Management in 2008.
He has been active within NISO (the National Information Standards Organization), currently serving on its Business Information Topic Committee, and co-chairing its ERM Data Standards and Best Practices Review Working Group. He has a long-time interest in measurement issues related to electronic resources, and did work in that area as Visiting Program Officer for Electronic Resources with the Association of Research Libraries from 1996-1998. He has also been active over a number of years in such regional library consortia as the Orbis Cascade Alliance, Greater Western Library Alliance, and Washington Cooperative Library Project.
He is a frequent conference presenter, most recently at the 2010 ER&L (Electronic Resources and Libraries) Conference in Austin, TX. He also contributed the article on "Electronic Resource Management in Libraries" to the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, 3d. ed. (2010).
Tim holds an M.L.S. (1974) from SUNY-Albany, an M.A. in Sociology (1978) from the Pennsylvania State University, and an undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Manhattan College in New York. He attended the Harvard/ACRL Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians in 2005 and the ARL/ACRL Institute on Scholarly Communication in 2006.