Some of Robert Darnton's books include The Case for Books: Past Present, and Future; The Great Cat Massacre: And Other Episodes in French Cultural History; and The Corpus of Clandestine Literature in France, 1769-1789. He has been a New York Times reporter, a Junior Fellow in the Society of Fellows at Harvard, a Rhodes Scholar, and a professor at Princeton from 1968 to 2007. Darnton has received numerous awards, including the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1995 for The Forbidden Best-Sellers of Pre-Revolutionary France. Additionally, in 2012, he was awarded the National Humanities Medal from President Obama for his work to make knowledge publicly accessible. He is the current Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and Director of the University Library at Harvard.