Atlanta, GA - April 30, 2013 - LYRASIS members elected four new Board of Trustees members, who will each serve a three-year term. The Board also appointed non-member trustees and named new officers. The new Board members will start their terms at the beginning of the LYRASIS fiscal year on July 1, 2013.
The LYRASIS Member Election was open for two weeks, beginning April 7 and closing April 21. LYRASIS members voted for candidates to fill the open Board positions, which included 2 at-large representatives from any library or organization type, 1 public librarian and 1 state librarian.
The new Board Members are:
2 At-Large Representatives (from Any Library or Organization):
- Alberta Comer - Dean of Library Services - Indiana State University
- Elizabeth Gail McClenney - Deputy Director - Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library (GA)
1 Public Librarian:
- David Singleton - Director of Libraries - Charlotte Mecklenburg Library (NC)
1 State Librarian:
- Julie Walker - Deputy State Librarian - Georgia Public Library Service
The Board also announced the appointment of two non-member trustees: Jim Pierce, Director of Treasury Services at the Georgia Institute of Technology, serving his second term, and Gregor Trinkaus-Randall, Preservation Specialist, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, serving his first term.
The Board of Trustees has selected the officers for fiscal year 2013-2014, including new Vice Chair, Treasurer and Secretary from existing Board Trustees. Siobhan Reardon, President and Director of the Free Library of Philadelphia, will continue to Chair the Board. Ms. Reardon will be joined by Cynthia Henderson, Executive Director of the
Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library at Howard University, as the Vice Chair of the LYRASIS Board of Trustees. John Arnold, President of Linkage Systems and Non-Member Trustee, has been selected to serve as Treasurer. Ann Watson, Dean of the Library at Shepherd University, will serve as Secretary. All officers serve a one-year term.
"LYRASIS is honored to have these distinguished library and information professionals serve on our Board of Trustees. As a membership organization, we value our members' input and participation in elections and helping to select our Board members. We are thankful for the Board's commitment and contributions to the organization and wish the outgoing Trustees good luck. We also thank the outgoing officers for their service. Moreover, we are looking forward to working with the returning Trustees and having the new Board members and officers bring new perspectives and solutions to continue our mission of serving libraries, cultural heritage organizations and the larger community through collaboration, creative solutions and leadership," stated Kate Nevins, Executive Director of LYRASIS.
LYRASIS partners with member libraries and cultural heritage organizations to create, access and manage information with an emphasis on digital content, while building and sustaining collaboration, enhancing operations and technology, and increasing buying power. For more information, please visit www.lyrasis.org.