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John McDonald

University of Southern California
Associate Dean for Collections
Los Angeles, California
John McDonald is the Associate Dean for Collections at the University of Southern California. In this role he handles all aspects of Collections and Technical Services. Active professionally, he has published a number of articles on collection development and information usage behaviors, with a focus on statistical analysis of data. He has served on a variety of national and international publisher and vendor library advisory boards, as well as on the Executive Committee of Project COUNTER and the Board of Directors for the SCELC Consortium. He is the co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, 4th edition. He previously held positions with the Claremont Colleges as Chief Information Officer and interim Library Director and has held positions at the California Institute of Technology and Virginia Commonwealth University. He has degrees in History and Library & Information Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.