Hermina G. B. Anghelescu, PhD

Dr. Hermina G.B. Anghelescu is a professor at the School of Information Sciences, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. She holds a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin and a doctorate degree in foreign languages and literatures from the University of Bucharest. Prior to coming to the United States, Anghelescu worked as a librarian at the National Library of Romania. Author of numerous articles and co-author of several monographs, Anghelescu is also a member of the editorial board of several scholarly journals, including “Library Trends, Libraries: Culture, History, and Society, Library & Archival Security” and “Slavic & East European Information Resources.” Anghelescu has served as an expert consultant from Eastern European libraries to various national and international organizations and agencies such as the US Department of State, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), and the International and Research & Exchanges Board (IREX). She was involved in the implementation of the Global Libraries project in Romania, a 28.3 million USD project in Romania sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). The Presidency of Romania awarded her with the Cultural Merit Order for the rank of Knight for her outstanding contributions to the advancement of the Romanian civilization, culture, and history abroad. In addition, she was instrumental in securing a 12 million USD grant from the BMGF to modernize the public library system in the Republic of Moldova. The Moldovan Government awarded her with one of the highest distinctions in the country.

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