Committee on Libraries and Information Resources (CLIR)

The Committee on Libraries and Information Resources (CLIR), consisting of scholars and librarians in the fields of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies, works throughout the year on a wide range of topics and ventures that include–but are not limited to–copyright, digital projects, microfilming projects, vendor issues, collection development, and the American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies (ABSEES).

The tasks are carried out by CLIR subcommittees (Subcommittee on Copyright Issues, Subcommittee on Digital Projects, SEEMP Subcommittee, Subcommittee on Collection Development, and Subcommittee on ABSEES). They meet at the ASEEES convention to discuss the progress and outcome of the year’s efforts.

Appointments to the Committee and Subcommittees are made by the CLIR and approved by the ASEEES Board of Directors.

For a list of all CLIR subcommittees and information on their activities, please see the ASEEES Committee on Libraries and Information Resources (CLIR) web site.

  • Anna Arays, Yale U, Executive Council, 2023-2026, Chair
  • Olga Makarova, U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Member-at-Large, 2023-2026
  • Kirill Tolpygo, UNC at Chapel Hill, The Slavic and East European Materials Project Chair, 2022-2024
  • Janice Pilch, Rutgers U, Subcommittee on Copyright Issues Chair, 2023-2026
  • Liladhar Pendse, UC Berkeley, Subcommittee on Collection Development Chair, 2023-2026
  • Brendan Nieubuurt, U of Michigan, Subcommittee on Education and Access Chair, 2023-2026
  • Jon Giullian, U of Kansas, Website Administrator