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Dr

John Howard

Librarian

Library

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01 716 7067
john.b.howard@ucd.ie
University College Dublin, Library, James Joyce Library Building Belfield Dublin 4

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BIO

Dr John B Howard is University Librarian and Adjunct Professor of Computer Science and Informatics at University College Dublin (UCD); since July 2012 he serves as Head of the Irish Social Science Data Archive (ISSDA) and, since 2017, as Irish National Coordinator for the Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA). He holds a concurrent position as Adjunct Professor of Informatics in the School of Human Evolution & Social Change at Arizona State University. He served from 2004-2009 as Associate Dean of Libraries at Arizona State University, with a concurrent appointment as Affiliate Professor in the School of Computing and Informatics. He previously held positions at Harvard University, from 1979 through 2004, including: Keeper of the Isham Memorial Library; Richard F. French Music Librarian; Senior Lecturer in Music; Librarian for Information Technology in the Harvard College Library; and Associate Director for Research and Informatics at the Countway Library of Medicine. Dr Howard has undertaken sponsored research in archaeology, anthropology, history and philosophy of science, and music. He has served as PI or Co-PI on awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Irish Research Council, the European Commission, the Hewlett Packard Corporation, the Laura Boulton Foundation and other funders. He has served on the boards of several organisations that support scholarship in the humanities, including the Digital Antiquity Center at Arizona State University, the Laura Boulton Foundation, the Répertoire International des Sources Musicales (RISM), and Stanford's Center for Computer Assisted Research in the Humanities. He is a founding member of the CoreTrustSeal Board of Directors, an organisation that certifies trustworthiness of data repositories. Research interests include: history of music theory; tradition and convention in the music of the early Protestant church in Germany; musical paleography; digital representation of musical information and music information retrieval; digital libraries; digital repositories; and the application of informatics in the humanities and social sciences.

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Professor (Adjunct), School of Human Evolution and Social Change
    Arizona State University, United States1 Jul 2009 - present
  • Associate Dean/Associate University Librarian
    Arizona State University1 Sep 2004 - 30 Sep 2009
  • Affiliate Professor in Informatics, School of Compting, Informatics and Decisions Systems Engineering
    Arizona State University1 Jan 2008 - 30 Jun 2010
  • Interim Director, Fletcher Library
    Arizona State University1 Oct 2008 - 30 Sep 2009
  • Associate Director, Countway Library of Medicine
    Harvard Medical School, Harvard University1 Sep 2001 - 30 Sep 2004
  • Librarian for Information Technology in the Harvard College Library
    Harvard University1 Sep 1998 - 31 Aug 2001
  • Richard F. French Librarian of the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library
    Harvard University1 Jan 1992 - 31 Aug 1998
  • Senior Lecturer in Music, Department of Music
    Harvard University1 Jan 1992 - 31 Aug 1998
  • Associate Librarian, Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library
    Harvard University1 Jul 1988 - 31 Dec 1991
  • Keeper of the Isham Memorial Library
    Harvard University1 Jul 1986 - 31 Dec 1991
  • Assistant Librarian, Eda Kun Loeb Music Library
    Harvard University1 Jul 1986 - 30 Jun 1988
  • Principal Investigator and Project Librarian, Répertoire International des Sources Musicales (RISM), U.S. Music Manuscript Inventory
    Harvard University1 Jul 1985 - 30 Jun 1988

NON-ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Head, Irish Social Science Data Archive (ISSDA)
    University College Dublin, Library, Dublin, Ireland1 Oct 2013 - present
  • Director, U.S. RISM Office (U.S. Working Group of the Répertoire International des Sources Musicales)
    Harvard University, Music, Cambridge MA, United States1 Jul 1988 - 31 Aug 2000
  • Director, Digital Library Initiatives Program
    Harvard University, Harvard College Library, Cambridge MA, United States4 Aug 1997 - 31 Aug 2000

DEGREES

  • BA
    Connecticut College New London CT USA
  • MA
    Byrn Mawr College PA
  • MLIS
    University of Rhode Island
  • PhD
    Byrn Mawr College PA

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Deutsches Sprachdiplom
    Goethe Institut, Grafing-bei-München, Germany1 Jan 1978 - present
    Certification of language competence in German
  • Frye Leadership Institute, Fellow
    Emory University, Atlanta, United States2 Jul 2001 - 31 Jul 2018
    Participant in the Frye Leadership Institute, a program of the Council on Library and Information Resources, EduCause, and Emory University
  • Hartwick Humanities in Management Institute
    Hartwick College, Oneonta NY, United States2 Jul 2001 - 31 Jul 2001
    Management program certification

LANGUAGES

  • English
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review
  • French
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review
  • German
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review
  • Dutch; Flemish
    Can read
  • Swedish
    Can read