Deanna Marcum is senior advisor to Ithaka S+R’s program areas in Educational Transformation and Libraries & Scholarly Communication. She previously served as Ithaka S+R’s managing director. Under her stewardship Ithaka S+R secured grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Lumina Foundation for research into online learning, as well as grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for scholarly communications and digital preservation.
From 2003 to 2011, Deanna served as associate librarian for library services at the Library of Congress. She managed 53 divisions and offices whose 1,600 employees are responsible for acquisitions, cataloging, public service, and preservation activities; services to the blind and physically handicapped; and network and bibliographic standards for America’s national library. She is also responsible for integrating the emerging digital resources into the traditional artifactual library, the first step toward building a national digital library for the 21st century.