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Karen Calhoun - Bio

Karen Calhoun joined OCLC as Vice President, OCLC WorldCat and Metadata Services, in May 2007.  In this role, Ms. Calhoun is charged with charting a course for the future of cataloging and metadata services and extending WorldCat's global reach.  Ms. Calhoun also worked for OCLC from 1986 through 1996, serving in the OCLC Library Resources Management Division.  From 1996 to April 2007, Ms. Calhoun served in leadership positions at Cornell University Library, most recently as Senior Associate University Librarian for Information Technology and Technical Services. Recently Ms. Calhoun, who is active professionally in research and as a speaker, was principal investigator for The Changing Nature of the Catalog and its Integration with Other Discovery Tools, a Library of Congress-commissioned study that proposed new directions for the library catalog in the digital era. She holds a bachelor's degree from Bucknell University, an M.S. in library and information science from Drexel University, and an M.B.A. from Franklin University.

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