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Susan Katherine Martin, American librarian. Named Samuel Lazerow distinguished lecturer, Drexel University, 1984, Long Island University, 2002; recipient Simmons College Distinguished Alumni award, 1977; Council on Library. Resources fellow, 1973.


Martin, Susan Katherine was born on November 14, 1942 in Cambridge, England. Daughter of Egon and Jolan (Schonfeld) Orowan. came to the United States, 1950, naturalized, 1961.


Bachelor with honors, Tufts University, 1963. Master of Science, Simmons College, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, University California, Berkeley, 1983.


Intern library Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1963-1965, systems library, 1965-1973. Head systems office general library University California, Berkeley, 1973-1979. Director Milton S. Eisenhower Library.

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1979-1988, executive director National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, 1988-1990. University library Georgetown University, Washington, 1990-2001, teacher, consultant, since 2001. President SKM Associates, since 2001.

Consultant director Marstons Mills Public Library., 2003—2005, director, 2005—2008. Member library committee Princeton (New Jersey) University, 1987—1995. Member visiting committee Harvard University Library., 1987—1993, 1994—2000.

Board overseers for university library Tufts University, 1986—2001, Tufts University School Arts and Sciences, 2001—2006. Consultant various libraries and information companies, since 1975. Member library advisory committee Hong Kong University of Science Technology, 1988—1995.

Member academy library advisory group University Maryland School Libraries and Information Sciences, 1994—1996. Member advisory board Educational Research Information Clearinghouse, 1990—1992. Member Chadwyck-Healey North America Advisory Committee on Literature Online, 1997—1999.

Vice chair, chair Chesapeake Information and Research Library. Alliance, 1996—1998; consultant library development & fundraising, since 1998. Speaker in field; member advisory board Georgetown University Library., since 2001.


Trustee Philadelphia Area Library. Network, 1980—1981; board directors Universal Serials and Book Exchange, 1981—1982, vice president, 1983, president, 1984. Trustee Capital Consortium, 1992—1995.

Member board Potomac Internet, 1995—1996. President, trustee Marstons Mills Public Library., 2002—2003, 2008—2009. Member of American Library Association (council 1988-1992, structure revision TF 1995-1997, chair task force on external accrediting body 1999—2002), Association College and Research Libraries (president 1994-1995, visiting program officer for scholarly committee 2002-2003), Coalition for Networked Information (leader working group 1990-1992), Association Jesuit Colleges and University Libraries (chair 1997-1998), Library. of Congress (optical disk pilot project advisory committee 1985-1989), Association Research Libraries (information policy committee 1995-1997, statistics committee 1998—2000), Library and Information Technology Association (president 1978-1979, chair Frederick Kilgour award committee 2006-2007), Research Libraries Group (board governors 1981-1988, executive committee 1985-1987), International Federation Library.

Associations Commission on Access to Information and Freedom of Expression, Cranberry Shores Chorus (publicity coordinator 2002-2005, webmaster since 2004, president 2005-2007), Sweet Adelines International (region 1 management team since 2005), Cosmos Club (library committee 1988—2005), Phi Beta Kappa (chair Georgetown University chapter 2000-2001).


Married David S. Martin, June 30, 1962.

Egon Orowan

Jolan (Schonfeld) Orowan

David S. Martin