CLAC Featured Speakers

Keynote Speaker, Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Skip Prichard
President and CEO

Skip Prichard is the fifth president of OCLC since its founding in 1967. Attracted to OCLC’s public purpose, he joined OCLC in 2013 after leading several multi-national organizations that provide a variety of services and content to libraries around the world.

Before joining OCLC, Skip was President and CEO of Ingram Content Group Inc., a leading global content and services provider. During his time at Ingram, he expanded Ingram’s international locations to continental Europe and Australia, strengthened its digital offerings, and repositioned the company as a services provider. Prior to his leadership at Ingram, he was President and CEO of ProQuest Information and Learning, a respected global publisher and information provider serving library, education, government and corporate markets with offices around the world. Skip led a successful transformation at ProQuest. Earlier in his career, he held a number of executive positions with LexisNexis.

Among Skip’s many passions is his Leadership Insights blog where he interviews authors and thought leaders, and shares his views on a number of topics. His views on the future of books, publishing, and libraries have been featured in various national and international media. He is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences around the world.

Skip received his Bachelor of Science degree from Towson State University and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law.

Keynote Speaker, Thursday, June 19, 2014

Adam Weinberg
Denison University

Adam Weinberg joined Denison University as its 20th president on July 1, 2013. He previously served as president and CEO of World Learning, one of the premier international education, exchange and development organizations. World Learning works with young people from more than 140 countries, helping them develop the ability to address critical global issues.

Previously, he was vice president and dean of the college at Colgate University, where he was a member of the sociology department for more than a decade. At Colgate, he gained national prominence for his work on increasing the level of civic engagement at colleges and universities. He also founded a number of organizations, including the Center for Outreach, Volunteerism, and Education (COVE) and the Partnership for Community Development.

Weinberg brings to Denison a breadth of experience with the liberal arts and global education. He was drawn to Denison by its innovative faculty and motivated students; its momentum on the landscape of higher education; and its academic rigor, scholarly research, civic engagement and steadfast commitment to the liberal arts.

A native of Texas, Dr. Weinberg’s passion for ice hockey took him to New England, where he attended Deerfield Academy and Bowdoin College, graduating magna cum laude. He studied at Cambridge University before earning his master’s and doctoral degrees in sociology from Northwestern University. He has co-authored two books, Urban Recycling and the Search for Sustainable Development and Local Environmental Struggles, and currently is writing a book on the relationship between higher education and civil society. He also has published articles in The Washington Quarterly, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Education, Peer Review and a range of academic journals.

He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the Higher Education Working Group on Global Issues, and has served on a variety of national and local boards including the Alliance for International Education and Cultural Exchange, InterAction and Vermont Campus Compact. When he arrived at Denison, Weinberg joined the boards of Ohio Campus Compact, The Works and Our Futures of Licking County.