Michele Valerie Cloonan is Dean Emerita and Professor of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College and editor in chief of Preservation, Digital Technology and Culture. From 2004-2007 she coordinated a Simmons College/Harvard University/UCLA Libraries initiative to train Iraqi librarians. She is a former president of the Association for Library and Information Science Education, has held a variety of offices in the American Library Association, has served on the board of the American Printing History Association, has chaired the Northeast Document Conservation Center Board of Directors, and has served on the Preservation Committee of the Council on Library and Information Resources and the Preservation and Conservation Section of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. She is on the editorial board of Libri and has also served on the editorial boards of Libraries and Culture and Library Quarterly. Her honors and awards include the 2010 Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award, Association for Library Collections and Technical Services, American Library Association; 2010 Service Award, Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), Robert Vosper/IFLA Fellows Programme award, the Bibliographic Society of America Fellowship, and a fellowship to the Virginia Center of Creative Arts. She has published over 50 articles, chapters, and books, and has been Principal Investigator on numerous grants.