Atlanta, GA, — October 27, 2011 — LYRASIS, the nation's largest regional non-profit membership organization for libraries, is pleased to announce that Lorraine Haricombe and Ann Joslin have been appointed to its Board of Trustees.
As a result of the retirement of J. Richard Madaus and the resignation of Kimberly Matthews, Lorraine Haricombe and Ann Joslin have been appointed to serve on the LYRASIS Board of Trustees, as mid-term replacements. Effective September 23, 2011, Lorraine Haricombe will complete a term ending in 2013, and effective October 1, 2011, Ann Joslin will complete a term ending in 2012.
An avid supporter of LYRASIS, J. Richard Madaus has served on the LYRASIS Board since its inception in 2009. Kimberly Matthews served on the Board for one year. Another LYRASIS Board member, Jim Scheppke, will retire at the end of this year. He has served on the Board for one year also. "We appreciate Richard, Kimberly and Jim for contributing to the LYRASIS vision to advance library services, and we wish them much success in their future endeavors. Lorraine and Ann are welcome additions to the LYRASIS Board. Their experience and expertise will assist us in our ongoing efforts to support and represent our diverse group of member libraries across the nation," stated Kate Nevins, LYRASIS CEO.
For the past six years, Ann Joslin has served as the State Librarian at the Idaho Commission for Libraries (formerly the Idaho State Library). She has more than 30 years of experience in planning and delivering statewide library services and integrating information technology. As the Associate State Librarian at the Idaho State Library for 19 years, Joslin was responsible for planning and implementing development programs to meet the needs of the state's library community, including networking, continuing education, advocacy, consulting services and federal grant programs. She is a current member of the Idaho Education Network Technical Advisory Committee and the former Higher Education Committee Chair of the Idaho Council for Technology in Learning. She received her MLS degree from the University of Iowa. "I'm so pleased to join the Board and leverage my experiences to help guide the direction of LYRASIS, an important player in positively impacting the library community," commented Joslin.
The Dean of Libraries at the University of Kansas (KU), Lorraine Haricombe is responsible for providing leadership for KU Libraries including the Kenneth Spencer Research Library, Watson Library, Anschutz Library, Murphy Art and Architecture Library, Spahr Engineering Library, Gorton Music and Dance Library, T.R Smith Map Collection, Regents' Center Campus Library, Annex, and the Regional Depository for government publications. She has ten years of experience as Dean of Libraries, previously serving at Bowling Green State University, Northern Illinois University and Peninsula Technikon, Republic of South Africa. Haricombe currently serves as Coordinator for the Coalition of Access Policy Institutions (COAPI) in North America, Chair of the Greater Western Alliance Board, Co-Chair of the ACRL Colleagues Committee, and Editor of the Beta Phi Mu Monographic Series. She is also a member of the Executive Management Academy for the Research Library Consortium in South Africa as well as the Steering Committee of KU's Strategic Action Plan. She received her PhD and MSLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. "LYRASIS is committed to advancing libraries and librarians through creative solutions, thoughtful collaborations and effective networking. I look forward to contributing to its mission of providing advocacy and leadership to the library community," commented Haricombe.
LYRASIS partners with member libraries to create, access and manage information, while building and sustaining collaboration, enhancing library and technology operations, and increasing buying power. For more information, please visit www.lyrasis.org.