Communications and Society Program

Dialogue on Public Libraries Working Group

Updated May 28, 2014.

Tom Allen
President & CEO
Association of American Publishers


Akhtar Badshah
Senior Director, Microsoft Citizenship and Public Affairs


Susan Benton
President and CEO
Urban Libraries Council


Lesley Boughton
State Librarian
Wyoming Public Libraries


John Seely Brown
Independent Co-Chairman
Deloitte Center for the Edge


Jonathan Chambers
Office of Strategic Planning & Policy Analysis
Federal Communications Commission


Bonnie Cohen
Finance Chair, DC Public Libraries
Board Member Cohen and Steers Mutual Funds
Board Member Defense Business Board


Dan Cohen
Executive Director
Digital Public Library of America


Karl Dean
Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson


Jessica Dorr
Deputy Director, Global Libraries Program
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


David Ferriero
Archivist of the United States
National Archives and Records Administration


Tessie Guillermo
President and CEO


Tomeka Hart 
Vice President
African-American Community Partnerships 
Teach For America


Susan Hildreth
Institute of Museum and Library Services


Renee Hobbs
Professor and Founding Director
Harrington School of Communication and Media
University of Rhode Island


Reed Hundt
REH Advisors


Norman Jacknis
Metropolitan New York Library Council


Deborah Jacobs
Director, Global Libraries Program
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


Beth Jefferson
Co-Founder and CEO


Linda Johnson
President and CEO
Brooklyn Public Library


Joshua Kauffman
Design Director
The Quantified Self


Anthony Marx
President and CEO
New York Public Library 


Bret Perkins
Vice President, External & Government Affairs
Comcast Corporation


Lee Rainie
Pew Research Center Internet Project


Graham Richard
Chief Executive Officer
Advanced Energy Economy


Gloria Rubio-Cortés
National Civic League


Andrew Sliwinski
Co-Founder and Chief Maker


Pam Sandlian Smith
AnyThink Libraries


Maureen Sullivan
Past President
American Library Association


Bonnie Svrcek
Deputy City Manager
City of Lynchburg


John Szabo
City Librarian
Los Angeles Public Library


Susana Vasquez
Executive Director
LISC Chicago


Amy Webb
Chief Executive Officer
Webbmedia Group

Ian Smalley
Senior Project Manager
Communications and Society Program
Aspen Institute