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.
Dean of Libraries, Temple University - Paley Library
Term FY 2016-2018
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.
Lucia's educational background includes a BA from McGill University in Montreal and graduate degrees in English and Information Science from the University of Toronto and Syracuse University respectively.
In addition to his professional work, he is an active amateur musician with a current solo project called Sounds from Upstairs audible on Soundcloud at
Eric U. Miller
CFO, Atlanta University Center- Robert Woodruff Library
Term FY 2017-2019
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 University, Spelman College, Morehouse 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
University Archivist, Brigham Young University- Harold B. Lee Library
Term FY 2017-2019
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.
Senior Manager, Ernst & Young
Term FY 2018-2020
Katrina (Kate) Pugh is Senior Manager in the Digital and Emerging Technologies practices at Ernst & Young. Previously, as the Academic Director of the Master of Science in Information and Knowledge Strategy program at Columbia University.
Additionally, she is president of AlignConsulting, specializing in business planning and knowledge-based transformation. In addition, she is 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 is 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 is on the AIIM Knowledge Management Education Standards Committee, the Mitokine Bioscience Board, and is a member of SIKM Leaders (International and Boston Chapter).
Kathlin Ray, Immediate Past President
Dean of Libraries and Teaching & Learning Technologies
University of Nevada, Reno Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
Term FY 2016-2018
Kathlin Ray, Dean of University Libraries and Teaching & Learning Technologies at the University of Nevada, Reno, is proud of her team's innovative and ground-breaking work with libraries and technology including the award-winning makerspace in the DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library and a new virtual and augmented reality studio in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center.
She also served as Interim CIO, April - Nov 2015. University Librarian, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2006-2010. Associate Univ. Librarian, 2004-2006. Associate Dean, University Libraries, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California, 2000-2004. Access Services department head, 1996-2000. Reference librarian, 1993-1996. Head of Reference, (Public) Library of the Chatham, Chatham, New Jersey, 1991-1992. Head of Circulation Services, Morris County.
Ray served on the LYRASIS Board of Trustees, 2012-2018; Chair 2015-2016. LINK+ Executive Committee, 2012-2016 and Chair, 2015-2016. LINK+ is a consortium of 68 public and academic libraries in California and Nevada that share a unified catalog and facilitate ILL. ACRL (most recent) Membership Committee, 2014-2015, Chair, 2015/16 National Conference Contributed Papers, 2015-2017 ACRL President's Program, 2015-2017 American International Consortium of Academic Libraries (AMICAL) Annual Conference Program Committee, 2008, 2009 Information Literacy Group, 2005-2010 Information Literacy Network of the Arabian Gulf (ILN), 2006 - 2010 Steering Committee, 2008-2010 Professional Development Committee, chair, 2008-2009.
Institute Archivist /Head Institute Archives and Special Collections
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries
Term FY 2017-2019
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.
Preservation Specialist, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
Term FY 2017-2019
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.
State Librarian of Georgia, Georgia Public Library Service
Term FY 2017-2019
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.