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Paula T. Kaufman

Paula T. Kaufman, American university librarian. Recipient Robert B. Downs Intellectual Freedom award, 1989, Hogh C. Alkinson Memorial award, 2010. Board directors Community Shares, Knoxville, 1993—1997, Lincoln Trails Library. Systems, Champaign, Illinois, 2001—2007; board trustees Champaign (Illinois) Public Library., 2004—2007; Member American Library Association, Society for Scholarly Public.

Background

  • Kaufman, Paula T. was born on July 26, 1946 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of Harry and Clara (Katz) Kaufman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Smith College, 1968. Master of Library Science, Columbia University, 1969. Master of Business Administration, University New Haven, 1979.

    Career

    • Reference library Columbia University, New York City, 1969-1970, business library, 1979-1982, director library services, 1982-1986, director academy information services, 1986-1987, acting vice president, university library, 1987-1988. Dean of libraries University Tennessee, Knoxville, 1988-1999. University library University Illinois, Urbana Champaign, since 1999, interim chief information officer, 2006—2007, library and dean of libraries, since 2007.

      Reference coordinator McKinsey & Company, New York City, 1970—1973. Founder, partner Information for Business, New York City, 1973—1976. Principal reference library Yale University, New Haven, 1976—1979.

      Board chair Solinet, 1992—1993. Board director Center Research Library., 1994—2000, chairman, 1996—1997. Board directors CAUSE, 1996—1998.

      Board director Association Research Library., 1997—2003, vice president, president-elect, 2000—2001, president, 2001—2002. Board director ILCSO, 2000—2004, chair, 2001—2002. Board directors Council on Library and Information Resources, since 2001, vice chair, 2001—2006, chair, since 2006.

      Board member CARLI, 2005—2010, Sparc Advisory Committee, since 2008.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to magazines. Member editorial board Directory of Industry Data Sources, HARFAX, 1980-1982, Journal Academic Librarianship, 1987-1992, Journal Library. Administration, 1995-2001.

    Membership

    Board directors Community Shares, Knoxville, 1993—1997, Lincoln Trails Library. Systems, Champaign, Illinois, 2001—2007. Board trustees Champaign (Illinois) Public Library., 2004—2007.

    Member American Library Association, Society for Scholarly Public.

    Connections

    • Married L. Ratner, 1989.
    • father: Harry Kaufman
    • mother: Clara (Katz) Kaufman
    • spouse: L. Ratner
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    Born July 26, 1946
    (age 70)
    Nationality
    • 1968
      Smith College
    • 1969
      Columbia University
    • 1979
      University New Haven
    • 1969 - 1970
      Reference library Columbia University
    • 1979 - 1982
      Reference library Columbia University
    • 1988 - 1999
      dean of libraries University Tennessee
      Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
    • 1999
      university library University Illinois
    • 2007
      university library University Illinois
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