John Collins, Former Director of the Harvard University Education Library
As the Director of the Harvard University Education Library, John Collins was named Distinguished Education and Behavioral Sciences Librarian by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). John earned a Doctorate in Education from Boston University. He was both a member of the faculty and the director of the Gutman Library at Harvard University for 28 years before he retired in 2013. John was also the director of the Special Studies Masters Program at Harvard, a faculty advisor for Harvard College freshmen, and the author and editor of many publications, including the highly acclaimed “The Greenwood Dictionary of Education.” John has an abiding interest in international education with a focus on the Middle East, Eastern Europe and China. He has extensive experience in student study abroad programs, curriculum, teacher training, libraries and information science.