joe_lucia.jpgJoe Lucia, Board Chair
Dean of Libraries, Temple University - Paley Library
Term FY 2016-2019

Joseph Lucia is Dean of Libraries at Temple University. Prior to that, he served as University Library at Villanova University for eleven years. During his tenure at Villanova, Falvey Library won the 2013 ACRL Excellence Award in the University category. Before assuming his post at Villanova in 2002, Lucia served as Director for Library Technology & Access within Information Resources (a merged library & computing support organization) at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. 

He served as a member of the LYRASIS Board of Trustees from 2009-2012, where he was founding President during 2009-2010 and he has also served on the boards of the Hathi Trust and PALCI (an academic library consortium serving the mid-Atlantic region). While at Lehigh, Lucia taught creative writing in the English Department from 1995 through 2002.

gina_millsap.jpgGina Millsap, Vice-Chair
Chief Executive Officer
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
Term FY 2018-2019

Gina Millsap is the chief executive officer of the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, the 2016 Gale/LJ Library of the Year. She leads an organization of 220 employees serving a community of 179,000. She's worked in libraries for 40 years and received her Masters of Library Science from the University of Missouri.

She's been recognized as a 2007 Library Journal Mover and Shaker and is Past President of the Library Leadership and Management Association, a division of the American Library Association. She currently serves as chair of the ALA Committee on Library Advocacy and on the boards of the Public Library Association of ALA and LYRASIS, an organization that partners with libraries, archives and museums on digital content management.

In the Topeka and Shawnee County community, she is past chair of Heartland Visioning, the strategic planning process for the Topeka and Shawnee County community. She is currently serving on the Greater Topeka and Shawnee County Holistic Economic Development Strategic Planning Steering Committee and the Momentum 2022 Implementation Committee where she serves on the Talent Development Work Group and chairs the Metrics Task Force, the Mayor's Community Broadband Planning Task Force and the board of 712 Innovations LLC, A cowork/makerspace small business incubator.

She presents and writes nationally on a variety of topics, including community leadership and engagement, library trustee education, 21st century librarianship, advocacy, process improvement and is an experienced facilitator for library and community groups.

derick_dreher.jpgDerick Dreher, PhD, Treasurer
The John C. Haas Director, Rosenbach Museum and Library & VP, Special Collections
Term FY 2018-2019

Derick Dreher is Vice President of Special Collections for the Free Library of Philadelphia, and simultaneously the John C. Haas Director of The Rosenbach, a museum and rare book library formally affiliated with the FLP. His work centers on the effort to engage and inspire ever broader publics through programs rooted in the vast special collections of the Rosenbach and the Free Library.

Dreher serves the community through a variety of boards including the national library consortium LYRASIS and the Independence Foundation in Philadelphia.  Dreher received a B.A. at Princeton and an M.A. and Ph.D. at Yale, all in art history of the Renaissance. His academic work centered on rare books, manuscripts, old master drawings, and prints. Today he publishes and speaks on topics ranging from rare books of numerous periods to museum and library collaborations, mergers and deaccessioning. He is married to an art historian from Germany and has a son in elementary school.

tom_rosko.jpgTom Rosko, Secretary
Institute Archivist /Head Institute Archives and Special Collections
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries

Term FY 2018-2019

Tom Rosko is Head, Institute Archives & Special Collections at the MIT Libraries. Prior to MIT he held positions at the University of Kentucky, New York University and The New-York Historical Society, and Princeton University. For the past ten years, Tom has taught the Society of American Archivist's Digital Archives & Libraries course. 

Rosko is a member of the Board of Trustees of LYRASIS, the Advisory Board of the American Institute of Physics, Center for the History of Physics, and is a reviewer for several grant programs.

He has an MLS degree from Rutgers University and a BA in history from Bucknell University.


kevin_guthrie.jpgKevin Guthrie
President, ITHAKA
Term FY 2018-2020

Kevin M. Guthrie is an executive and entrepreneur with expertise in high technology and not-for-profit management.  Kevin was the founding president of JSTOR (1995) and Ithaka (2004).  ITHAKA is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to help the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways. ITHAKA provides four externally facing services:  JSTOR, the research, teaching and learning platform, Artstor, the digital image collections platform, Portico, the digital preservation service, and Ithaka S+R, a strategy and research enterprise. ITHAKA has offices in New York, NY, Princeton, NJ, and Ann Arbor, MI.

Previously Kevin co-founded a software development company serving the needs of college and professional football teams, and later served as a research associate at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, where he authored The New-York Historical Society:  Lessons from One Nonprofit's Long Struggle for Survival (Jossey Bass). In 2017 Kevin edited Ever the Leader: Selected Writings (1995 – 2016) William G. Bowen (Princeton University Press).  His diverse background also includes experience as a professional football player, a sports broadcaster and producer, and a consultant for an Oscar-winning motion picture (Rain Man, 1988).

Kevin serves on several non-profit advisory committees and is a member of the board of trustees of the National Humanities Center (http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/) and Media Source, Inc. (http://www.mediasourceinc.com/)

Kevin holds a BSE in Civil Engineering from Princeton University and a Masters in Business Administration from Columbia University.  He lives in New York City with his wife, Sari Chang, and their three children.

elizabeth_mcclenney.jpgElizabeth G. McClenney, Immediate Past Chair
Director, Roanoke College - Fintel Library
Term FY 2018-2019

Elizabeth G. McClenney has served as the Director of Fintel Library, Roanoke College since July 2015.  McClenney has oversight for user experience, resources, and budget and operations for the Archives, Instruction & Research Services, Lending & Interlibrary Loan Services, and Systems & Technical Services. 

Prior to her arrival at Roanoke College, McClenney served as Deputy Director of the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library in Atlanta, GA.  She has also held positions at the University of California – Santa Barbara, Virginia State University, Old Dominion University, and Georgia State University. Additionally, McClenney has also served as an adjunct instructor for the School of Library and Information Science at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

McClenney received a Master of Science in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the College of William and Mary. She is a member of the American Library Association and the Association of College and Research Libraries and several of its sections.

eric_miller.jpgEric U. Miller
CFO, Atlanta University Center- Robert Woodruff Library
Term FY 2018-2019

Eric U. Miller is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Assistant Director of Operations of the Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center, Inc., which provides sole library and research services to an exclusive Consortium* of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Eric has served in this position since 2004. Previous professional positions include the controller of ResCare of Georgia, a large provider of outpatient medical services and residential health programs. Miller also served with distinction as an officer in the United States Navy.

Eric has provided curriculum assistance for programs exploring diversity in corporate finance for the American Management Association and Government & Political Solutions development series.  In May 2012, Eric moderated a pioneering, nationwide discussion with selected HBCU Library Directors on fostering their relationship with the University’s CFO, developing greater understanding of institutional financial statements, and introducing creative and institution-impacting methods of cost control that library administrators can directly exercise.**

Eric has coauthored articles on zero-based budget modeling and operational consequences of non-profit entity (NPE) structure selection. He is a consulting partner at U.C. Consolidated, LLC, a tax and accounting group based in Atlanta specializing in NPE structuring and management intelligence. Eric especially enjoys coaching student-athletes reached through the South Gwinnett Youth Athletic Association.

Miller holds an MBA with concentration in Finance from the Georgia State University and a bachelor's in Finance from the North Carolina A&T State University.

* Consists of Clark Atlanta UniversitySpelman CollegeMorehouse College, and the Interdenominational Theological Center

** Titled, "Financial Leadership in Libraries", the session was developed for the HBCU Library Alliance 2012 Leadership Institute and delivered by Eric Miller during a live collaborative web broadcast on May 24, 2012

cory_nimer.jpgCory Nimer
University Archivist, Brigham Young University- Harold B. Lee Library
Term FY 2018-2019

Cory Nimer is a senior librarian and university archivist at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He holds a MA in History from Sonoma State University (2001), and an MLIS from San José State University (2005).

He previously worked as a branch librarian for the Fresno County Public Library, and as a technical services archivist at Brigham Young University. Nimer has been involved with the Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists, where he has served as president and a member of Council.

He has also been involved in standards development with the Society of American Archivists, serving as chair of the organization's Standards Committee, as well as a member of the Technical Subcommittee on Descriptive Standards, the Technical Subcommittee on Encoded Archival Standards, and as SAA representative to the MARC Advisory Committee and the ALA Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access. Nimer currently serves as a member of the ArchivesSpace Technical Advisory Committee and on the LYRASIS Board of Trustees. He has published on a range of topics, including archival descriptive standards, archival literacy, and the history of archives in the Inter-mountain West.

kate_pugh.jpgKate Pugh
Senior Manager, Ernst & Young
Term FY 2018-2019

Katrina (Kate) Pugh is Senior Manager in the Digital, Data and Analytics practice at Ernst & Young. Previously, she was the Academic Director of the Master of Science in Information and Knowledge Strategy program at Columbia University.

Kate was president of AlignConsulting, specializing in business planning and knowledge-based transformation. She was general editor and co-author of Smarter Innovation: Using Interactive Processes to Drive Better Business Results (Ark Group, 2014) and author of Sharing Hidden Know-How: How Managers Solve Thorny Problems with the Knowledge Jam (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, April 2011). Pugh has 18 years of consulting and seven years of industry experience in the healthcare, energy, information technology, and financial services sectors. She consults and lectures widely, and was a lead benchmarker with the Digital Workplace Group (formerly Intranet Benchmarking Forum).

Pugh consulted with Monitor Group, Oliver Wyman, PwC Consulting/IBM and Dialogos, Inc. She held leadership positions with Intel Corporation, JPMorgan, and Fidelity. She launched and ran Fidelity Personal and Workplace Investments KM program, co-managed Intel Solution Services' Knowledge and Process Management Group, and initiated and ran the JPMorganChase's Finance Portal Program for 4,000 users. With Larry Prusak, she co-led a research program on knowledge networks for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She has also launched over 20 communities of practice, including Intel's award-winning Enterprise Architects' community. Pugh has designed and launched dozens of social media, document management, and collaboration platforms.

Pugh holds an M.S./M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School of Management, a B.A. in economics from Williams College, and certificates in dialogue, facilitation, mediation, and project management. She is a LEAN Six Sigma Black Belt. She served on the AIIM Knowledge Management Education Standards Committee, the Mitokine Bioscience Board, and is a member of SIKM Leaders (International and Boston Chapter).

rob_spindler.jpgRob Spindler, Secretary
Head of Archives & Special Collections, Arizona State University Libraries
Term FY 2018-2019

Robert Spindler is University Archivist and coordinator for records management at Arizona State University. He also previously served as Head of Archives & Special Collections at ASU.

Spindler is a Distinguished Fellow of the Society of American Archivists and past chair of several SAA component groups including the Congressional Papers Roundtable, Manuscript Repositories Section, and the Electronic Publications Working Group.

Additionally, he serves as the chair of the Arizona Historical Records Advisory Board and he has published several book chapters and journal articles regarding archival description, electronic records and digital preservation.  

Spindler holds bachelors and master's degrees in American History from Boston University and the master of library and information science from Simmons College.

gregor_trinkaus-randall.jpgGregor Trinkaus-Randall
Preservation Specialist, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
Term FY 2018-2019

Trinkaus-Randall is the Preservation Specialist at the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. He is a member of the Digital Commonwealth’s Executive Board, the USS Constitution Museum Curatorial Committee, LYRASIS’s Board of Trustees, a library/archives member of the Congregational Library and Archives Board, an ex-officio member of the ArchivesSpace Board, and a past member of the Northeast Document Conservation Center's Advisory Committee,. He was instrumental in developing dPlan: an Online Disaster Planning Tool and is Co-Chair of COSTEP Massachusetts (Coordinated Statewide Emergency Preparedness). He has been project director on several national grants, including a current NEH grant, Finding Common Ground: Collaborative Training for the Cultural Heritage and Emergency Response Communities. Concurrently, he is the principal of Stony Creek Consulting, LLC,  providing consulting services to libraries, archives, and other collections organizations on archival and library issues, facilities design and renovation, environmental conditions, and collections preservation.

julie_walker.jpg Julie Walker
State Librarian of Georgia, Georgia Public Library Service
Term FY 2018-2019

Julie Walker is Georgia's State Librarian.  She has also served as Deputy State Librarian, Assistant State Librarian for Support Services and Strategic Initiatives, and as the first Program Director for PINES (Public Information Network for Electronic Services), Georgia's statewide library card program.  She served as Associate Director at the Athens Regional Library System in Athens GA for 13 years, and has held professional positions in library systems in Charlotte, Winston-Salem and Asheboro, North Carolina.  She is a past president of the Georgia Library Association, and Associate Editor of the Georgia Library Quarterly. 

Walker is a member trustee and secretary of the LYRASIS board of trustees, chair of public policy committee of COSLA, and a graduate of the University System of Georgia's Accelerated Leadership Academy, USG's Executive Leadership Institute and Leadership Athens, and serves as coach for the Public Library Association's Leadership Academy. 

She is a member of the Board of Visitors of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science, and a member of the advisory board of Valdosta State University's School of Library and Information Science. 

Walker holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and the Master of Library Science degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


robert_miller.jpgRobert Miller
Chief Executive Officer, LYRASIS

Robert Miller comes to LYRASIS from Internet Archive, a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music and more. While there he served as General Manager of Digital Libraries, building the Digital Libraries Division from the ground up, resulting in more than 600 million digitized pages that are available globally with more than 300 million downloads per year. His work included building key partnerships with state librarians, top global libraries, archives and museums, leading library consortia, grant-funding institutions and technology company leaders such as Yahoo, MSN, Adobe and Canon. Prior to his tenure with Internet Archive, he was co-founder or C-level of 5 start-up companies, including CEO of an Israeli technology company that was commercializing specialized search technology. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Lehigh University.

​Liaison to the Board of Trustees

michael_dixon.jpgMichael A. Dixon
Executive Affairs Liaison, LYRASIS

Michael joined LYRASIS in November 2016. Being no stranger to higher education, he spent 11-years as an accomplished Student Affairs professional working at prominent institutions of higher learning in Ohio, Indianapolis, and Georgia. 

As the former Dean of Student Affairs at The Art Institute of Atlanta, Dixon has proven abilities to re-engage learning environments for students, staff, and faculty through the improvement of student morale, organizational culture, and institutional satisfaction. Prior to his tenure at Ai Atlanta, he worked at the Savannah College of Art and Design (both Savannah and Atlanta campuses), and Ivy Tech Community College- Indianapolis.

He is excited about watching his career morph in a new direction within the non-profit sector. Dixon is eager to coordinate the various pieces to the puzzle for executive leadership to help leverage greater focus in shaping a better future for libraries, archives, museums and other cultural heritage organizations.

As a proud parent of a Pit Bull rescue, you will often hear Dixon talk about Cicely. Cicely spent almost two and a half years at the local animal shelter before showing up at a popular campus event called, Pet-A-Puppy, which was an opportunity for animals to meet and play with students. This event not only provided sheltered dogs an opportunity to socialize and interact with people but helped students with anxiety, depression, and isolation. 

Dixon holds a Master of Arts from The University of Akron and a Bachelor of Arts from Elon University.