LLNE Spring Meeting 2004 : Speaker Biographies



Dr. Randolph Hock
is President of Online Strategies, a company dedicated to training for effective use of the Internet.  Dr. Hock has trained over 10,000 online researchers nationally and abroad over the last 20 years.  During his career he has held management and training positions with DIALOG and Knight-Ridder Information Services and has served as chemistry librarian at M.I.T. and a reference librarian at the University of Pennsylvania.  He has been selected for inclusion in the Internet Hall of Fame by Richland College Library to recognize his contributions toward integrating the Internet into library services.  He is the author of The Extreme Searcherís Guide to Web Search Engines, now in its second edition, and The Extreme Searcherís Internet Handbook, which became available in February of 2004.  He holds a Ph.D. from Temple University.
Karen Calhoun
M.L.S., M.B.A
is Associate University Librarian for Technical Services at Cornell University Library.  A major contributor to the development of Cornell's Library Gateway and a frequent speaker on technical services in the digital library, Ms. Calhoun's recent research and operational interests have focused on the organization of electronic resources, metadata, and library staff development.  She led the Cornell team that co-developed ENCompass, a digital library management system, with Endeavor Information Systems, Inc.  Before joining the Cornell library staff seven years ago, she worked for eleven years at OCLC, Inc.  Her first professional library job was as a cataloger at the University of Oregon in Eugene.
Dr. James Henderson
has been Maine State Archivist since 1987.  Prior to that he served as Deputy Secretary of State.  He served six years on the Bangor City Council and two terms in the Maine House of Representatives.  In 1996 he was successful in obtaining a grant from the National Historical Publicans and Records Commission to develop and plan to identify, maintain, and access digital records.  The Maine State Archives Digital Records Management Plan was published in 1999.  A former university political science teacher, he holds a Ph.D. from Emory University in Atlanta.
Nina Platt

LLNE is pleased to welcome
our AALL Board representative
Nina Platt

is currently Director of Library Services at Faegre & Benson in Minneapolis.  Her experience in law libraries is very broad; she has worked in law schools, law firms, and the state attorney generalís office.  She has also worked in  academic and public libraries.  One of her current AALL assignments is Board liason to the Access to Electronic Legal Information Committee, a standing committee charged with supporting the delivery of legal information to the public via the Internet.