¶ 1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 The research team dedicates this work and its published artifacts to Beverly Lynch of the Graduate School of Information Studies (GSIS) at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Lynch is a professor at GSIS, is the founding director of the California Rare Book School and is the Director of the Senior Fellows Program at UCLA.
¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 Most of the research team had the fortune to be a part of the 2010 Senior Fellows program. During that time, Dr. Lynch encouraged all of the Fellows to continue to explore the themes covered by the program and to expand on subthemes or points of interest that resonated with each Fellow. Members of this team had converging interests in how library organizations develop new services and following Dr. Lynch’s inspiration agreed to pursue a joint research project.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Dr. Lynch’s dynamic approach to the study of libraries and information studies and her natural intellectual curiosity were inspiring to us and have fueled the work throughout the multi-year project. We are grateful to her for including this emphasis on continued study and collaboration as a feature of the Senior Fellows Program and we enthusiastically dedicate the project to her.