Jeremy Ott and Megan Daly elected as officers of the FCLSC for 2021-2023
|January 7, 2021||Posted by David Ratzan under Conferences and Workshops, News|
Jeremy Ott and Megan Daly were elected as Chair and Secretary, respectively, of the Forum for Classics, Libraries, and Scholarly Communications at the Forum’s annual meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021.
The Forum for Classics, Libraries, and Scholarly Communications, an affiliated interest group of the Society for Classical Studies convened its annual meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 5 via zoom as part of the 152nd Annual Meeting of the SCS, held jointly with the Archaeological Institute of America.
The meeting was the first to be held virtually for the FCLSC and was the one of the best attended on record, as many were able to attend who would not have made the trip to Chicago, the location for the meeting before the SCS and AIA made the decision in June 2020 not to hold a physical convention. Nearly 70 members attended the business meeting in the first hour and over 150 people attended the second hour, a discussion between Barbara Rockenbach, Stephen F. Gates ’68 University Librarian at Yale University, and Simon Neame, Dean of Libraries at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, about the future of academic and research libraries in the wake of the pandemic experience.
During the business meeting, the FCLSC held its officer elections, electing Jeremy Ott as Chair and Megan Daly as Secretary, both to two-year terms, starting January 2021.
Jeremy Ott is an Associate Librarian of Classics and Germanic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He studied Classics at Wabash College, and received his Ph.D. in Art History and Archaeology at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. Before coming to UC Berkeley in 2015, he worked in a variety of libraries and archives at institutions including the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, the American Research Center in Sofia, and NYU. He is active in the American Library Association and serves on the steering committee of the German-North American Resources Partnership (Center for Research Libraries). In his nomination statement he pledged to help the FCLSC build on its long-term strengths and to explore new ways to be of greater relevance to the large number of schools not currently reflected within FCLSC membership, and which may be facing particularly acute challenges at this time.
Megan Daly has been an Assistant Librarian of Classics, Philosophy, and Religion at the University of Florida for three and a half years. Before taking on this role she earned her Ph.D. in Classics from the University of Florida and taught at the University of North Florida while working on a grant-funded project focused on increasing access to Latin and Greek rare books. She looks forward to collaborating on the various projects of the FCLSC.
The FCLSC extends its congratulations to Jeremy and Megan on their election and its thanks to the outgoing Chair David M. Ratzan and Secretary Rebecca Stuhr for their service over the past two years.