Christine De Bow Klein

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CHRISTINE DE BOW KLEIN is director of research and development for LifeCare.com, a proffesional work-Life services company based in Westport, CT.

Past Employment: manager, information services, Towers Perrin (1998-2000); project manager, General Electric Corporate headquarters information research center (CIRC), Teltech (1997-98); manager, information services, National Association of Chain Drug Stores (1992-97); special assistant to the executive director (1991), assistant to the director of scientific and academic publishing (1990-91), Association of Research Libraries.

SLA Member Since: 1990

Education: M.S. (library science) Catholic University of America (1992); B.A. (history) Chestnut Hill College (1968).

SLA Chapter Activities: Hudson Valley Chapter: president (1999-2000) and president-elect (1998-99); Washington, DC Chapter: co-chair and chair of the Consultation Services Committee and advisory board member (1993-97), career day program planner and speaker (1995 and 1996).

SLA Division Activities: Founding member, Association Information Services Caucus (1995); roundtable leader and program planner (1997-98).

SLA Association level Activities: Global 2000 fellowship mentor (2000)

Other Professional Activities: Capcon Board of Trustees (1996-97); frequent presentations to library schools to encourage students to choose special librarianship

Publications: Jewelry History: A Core Bibliography and Report in Support of Preservation (Commission on Preservation and Access, 1991); collaborated and compiled directories and articles for Association of Research Libraries (1989-1991); numerous contributions to chapter bulletins (1994-2000).

What are the keys to the growth of the information profession, its stature and its image?

* The health and vitality of the profession requires us to find, encourage and energize professionals to bring variety, inspiration and the courage to discover and appreciate the many diverse directions our profession permits us to take. Publicly recognizing innovation, creativity and success will not only encourage others to enter the profession but will raise our stature. …