Terry Reese Jr., has been named as the new holder of the Gray Family Chair for innovative library services at the Oregon State University Libraries.
Reese is known nationally and internationally for his leadership in the investigation and application of new metadata and digitization standards to digital library collections.
He has been with OSU Libraries since 2003 and has had his MarcEdit program adopted by libraries in the United States, Australia, France and Pakistan.
More recently, Reese, along with former Gray Chair holder Jeremy Frumkin, developed LibraryFind, an open source resource discovery tool used by libraries in the United States and Europe.
Reese, an adjunct professor with the Emporia University School of Information, is the author of numerous articles and is co-author of the book Building Digital Libraries: A How-to-do-it Manual.
The Gray Family Chair for innovative library services is an endowed chair designed in part to identify innovative means for accessing and improving the delivery of information to the students, faculty and staff — with the goal of moving OSU Libraries to the forefront as an information provider.