Board directors Carbondale Community Arts Board, since 2006, Carbondale Information and Telecomm. Commission, since 2006. Member American Library Association (councilor 1985-1989, Bogle International Travel award 1988, Heriot-Watt University Wilson Library.
Staff development grant 1981), Library. Administration/Management Association (president 1981-1982, numerous others), Committee on Institutional Cooperative/Resource Sharing (chair 1987-1991), Coalition for Networked Information (Southern Illinois University at Carbondale representative 1991-1900), Council Directors State University Libraries in Illinois (chair 1992-1993, 99-00), Council on Library and Information Resources Digital Leadership Institute Steering Committee (Association Research Libraries representative 1998-1900), Illinois Association College and Research Libraries (chair Illinois Board Higher Education liaison committee 1993-1994), Illinois Network (board directors), Indiana Library. Association (chair college/university division 1982-1983), United States Grant Association (board directors since 1992), Illinois Library.
Computer Systems Organization (policy council 1992-1995, 96-00), National Association State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (commission on information technical and its distance learning and library boards 1994-1996), NetIllinois (board directors 1994-1996), Online Computer Library Center Users Council (elected representative 1995-1998), Big 12 Plus Library. Consortium (chair 1997-1998), National Commission on Libraries and Information Science Working Group on Scholarly Communications, Association Research Library. (visiting program officer 2000-2001).