Barbara McCorkle is author of New England in Early Printed Maps, 1513 to 1800: an Illustrated Carto-bibliography. She was curator of the map collection at Yale University for many years.
Melissa Conway is Head of Special Collections at the University of California, Riverside and a consultant in a private collection of pre-1600 manuscripts. She holds an M.S.L.S. from Catholic University and a doctorate from Yale University in Medieval Studies, with a concentration in the Book Arts.
Lisa Fagin Davis is an independent scholar and manuscript specialist working in the Boston area. She holds a doctorate from Yale University in Medieval Studies, with a concentration in the Book Arts and has worked as a cataloguer in the collections of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Dibner Library at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Walters Art Museum, among others.
Simon Eliot is Professor of the History of the Book in the Institute of English Studies at the University of London and Deputy Director of the Centre for Manuscript and Print Studies. He has recently been appointed General Editor of the four-volume History of Oxford University Press and is editor of the journal Publishing History.
Jack W. C. Hagstrom is Professor Emeritus of Pathology at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City.
Oliver Lei Han is from China's northeast region, received a B.S. from Tianjin University and has turned his teenage interest in vintage propaganda art during the regime of Chairman Mao into a business opportunity. He has been working as translator and specialist in modern Chinese history for Battledore Ltd., rare and antiquarian booksellers (in Kingston, New York), since December 2001.
Rumiko Handa is Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
T.H. Howard-Hill was the Editor of the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America and
Professor Emeritus of English at the University of South Carolina.
Scott Husby has been a bookbinder and conservator since the 1970's. He was for ten years the Rare Books conservator at Princeton University before retiring in 2007 to devote more time to his working census of "Bookbindings on Incunables."
Maura Ives is Associate Professor of English at Texas A&M University.
MacD. P. Jackson, Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Auckland, is an associate general editor of Thomas Middleton’s
Collected Works (Oxford, 2007) and a coeditor of The Works of John Webster (Cambridge, 1995–2007).
Michael Laird is the sole proprietor of Michael Laird Rare Books (New York). In 1989 he received his MLS from the University of Texas at Austin; subsequently he has worked as a bibliographer and rare book cataloguer for Martin Breslauer Inc., Ursus Rare Books, and Sotheby's (New York). His areas of specialization include early printed books, illustrated books of all periods, bibliography, and fine and historic bookbindings.
Marcus McCorison is President Emeritus of the American Antiquarian Society.
James McLaverty is Professor of Textual Criticism at Keele University, Staffordhire. He is the author of Pope, Print, and Meaning (2001) and one of the general editors of the Cambridge Swift, currently in preparation.
James E. May edits the "Printing History and Bibliographic Studies" section of the annual ECCB: Eighteenth Century Current Bibliography, as well The
Eighteenth-entury Intelligencer , a newsletter published three times a year for the East-Central American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. He is working on a descriptive bibliography of Edward Young to 1775.
Paul Needham is Librarian of the Scheide Library, a privately owned collection associated with Princeton University's Department of Rare Books and Special Collections.
Chris Nighman is a Professor of Medieval and Renaissance History at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. His primary research interests include late medieval conciliar sermons (primarily at the Council of Constance) and Latin florilegia of the late Middle Ages and early Renaissance.
David Pearson is Director, University of London Research Library Services and has worked in many academic, historic and research libraries in England. He is a Vice-President of the (London) Bibliographical Society and has published numerous books and articles on provenance studies, bookbinding history, and other aspects of book history.
David Wallace Spielman is a Ph.D. candidate in English at Pennsylvania State University, where he is working on late seventeenth-century and eighteenth-century drama and theatre history. His article on “Sir Robert Howard, John Dryden, and the Attribution of The Indian-Queen” recently appeared in The Library.
Phillip Stump is Professor of History at Lynchburg College and is author of The Reforms of the Council of Constance (1414-1418) (Brill, 1994).
Everett C. Wilkie, Jr. is the author of several works in descriptive bibliography, Texana, and emigration studies. He has also published on special collections library security. In 1994, he authored The French Image of America: a Chronological and Subject Bibliography of French Books Printed before 1816 with Durand Echeverria, a long-time professor of comparative literature at Brown University and author of numerous works on French-American relations, including Mirage in the West: A History of the French Image of American Society to 1815 (1957) and an English translation of Brissot de Warville’s Voyages as New Travels in the United States of America, 1788 (1964).
Leslie Perrin Wilson is Curator of the William Munroe
Special Collections of the Concord (Massachusetts) Free Public Library and
a writer on Concord-related historical and literary topics.
Smith Professor of English at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, and one of the editors of the Swift Poems Project and the Cambridge Works of Jonathan Swift.