Clifford Lynch has led the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) since 1997.
Clifford Lynch has led the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) since 1997. CNI, jointly sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries and Educause, includes about 200 member organizations concerned with the intelligent uses of information technology and networked information to enhance scholarship and intellectual life. CNI’s wide-ranging agenda includes work in digital preservation, data intensive scholarship, teaching, learning and technology, and infrastructure and standards development. Prior to joining CNI, Lynch spent 18 years at the University of California Office of the President, the last 10 as Director of Library Automation. Lynch, who holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, is an adjunct professor at Berkeley’s School of Information. He is both a past president and recipient of the Award of Merit of the American Society for Information, and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Information Standards Organization. Lynch currently serves on numerous advisory boards and visiting committees, including the National Digital Preservation Strategy Advisory Board of the Library of Congress and Microsoft’s Technical Computing Science Advisory Board. His work has been recognized by the American Library Association’s Lippincott award, the Educause Leadership award for public policy and practice, and the American Society for Engineering Education’s Homer Bernhardt award.