Gail Clement is an academic/research librarian with extensive experience in copyright education, scientific electronic publishing and digital library development. In her former position as head of Digital Collections at Florida International University, she directed, managed and provided vision for digital collection development, digital preservation, digital scholarship and learning, scholarly communications and rights management. She founded and directed the Everglades Digital Library, an Ameritech/Library of Congress award winner and now part of the American Memory Program. It was also named a "top ten Internet site for Research and Education" by the Internet Scout Report. In addition to her work in academic libraries, Gail has served as a research assistant and information manager in scientific research settings in the lab, field and onboard ship. Her pre-MLIS experience and skills in data management, scientific publishing, curation of research collections are proving invaluable to current work in the scholarly communications, e-science, data management, and digital scholarship arenas.
Gail speaks, publishes, consults and teaches on copyright and scholarly communications topics including digital library development and electronic publishing. She holds a BA in Geology from Carleton College, an MS in Geology from the University of Oregon, and an MLIS from the University of South Florida. She has earned Certificates in Digital Library Development from Cornell and Berkeley, and in Copyright Management from the University of Maryland's Center for Intellectual Property and the Special Libraries Association.