Lynn Berard is Principal Librarian, Engineering & Sciences and Director of Research Curation at Carnegie Mellon University, where she managed the science libraries for over 20 years. She holds a B.S. degree from Eastern Michigan University and an MLS degree from The University of Michigan. In addition to her expertise as an engineering information professional, Lynn has taught graduate library science courses for Clarion University of Pennsylvania.
Lynn served on the Special Libraries Association International Board of Directors in the posts of Chapter Cabinet Chair and Director. She has also held many leadership positions at both the division and chapter levels. Among her various recognitions, most notably in 2003 she was named a Fellow of the Association and was the recipient of the SLA Rose L. Vormelker Mentoring Award in 1999.
Lynn has been a speaker at a variety of library conferences and has authored the Engineering and Technology Section of the reference work Magazines for Libraries. Her textbook, "Science & Technology Resources: a guide for information professionals and researchers", co-authored with James E. Bobick, was published in May 2011 by Libraries Unlimited.