Lauran Hartley (PhD, Indiana University) is Tibetan Studies Librarian for the C.V. Starr East Asian Library at Columbia University and occasionally serves as Adjunct Lecturer in Tibetan Literature for the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. She has also taught courses on Tibetan literature and religion at Indiana and Rutgers universities. In addition to co-editing the book Modern Tibetan Literature and Social Change (Duke University Press, 2008) and serving as Inner Asian Book Review Editor for the Journal of Asian Studies, she has also published several literary translations and articles on Tibetan intellectual history and discourse from the eighteenth century to the present. Since joining Columbia full-time in 2007, and as co-founder of the Tibetan Resources Working Group, Lauran has worked especially to revise the Library of Congress Tibetan Romanization Table, assist in coordinating Tibetan Studies metadata practices, and initiate Tibetan archival and digital preservation projects. She also jointly serves the University of Toronto Libraries through a cooperative agreement.