Bachelor, LaSalle College. Master of Arts in English Literature, University Pittsburgh. Master of Library Science, University Pittsburgh.
Branch library Kent State University, Salem, Ohio, 1975-1977. Assistant director libraries University Georgia, Athens, 1977-1986. Associate University library University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1986-1996.
Dean libraries State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1996-1999. Director Ohio State University Libraries, Columbus, since 2000. Consultant libraries, private corporations, since 1985.
1st lieutenant United States Army, 1969-1971, Germany, Vietnam.
Intern Council Library. Resources Columbia University, 1984-1985. Member American Library Association (chair numerous committees), Association College & Research Libraries (editor-designate College & Research Libraries Journal, 2007-2008), Research Libraries Group (member committee).
Married Anita Anker, October 8, 1988. Children: Kathleen, Sara.