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Karl Pettitt received his MLIS from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He has served on numerous national committees through ALA including the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services Subject Analysis Committee and the Library History Round Table Executive Committee. His research has focused on the education of librarians, assessment strategies for cataloging departments, culturally sensitive classification and controlled vocabularies, and the history of libraries. His publications include a chapter in the edited volume Re-Envisioning the MLS: Perspectives on the Future of Library and Information Science Education as well as a chapter in the edited volume Assessment Strategies in Technical Services. He co-wrote with his fellow committee members the Report of the SAC Working Group on Alternatives to LCSH “Illegal aliens”. Karl serves as the Coordinator of Cataloging and Metadata Services at the University Libraries here at the University of Denver. He previously served as the Technical Services Librarian for the David C. Shapiro Memorial Law Library at Northern Illinois University and the Catalog Librarian at Buswell Memorial Library at Wheaton College in Illinois.