Evviva Weinraub Lajoie, Board Chair
Vice Provost for University Libraries, University at Buffalo
Term FY 2022-2024

Evviva Weinraub Lajoie is the Vice Provost for the University at Buffalo Libraries. She received her undergraduate degree from Boston University in History and her MLIS from the University of Maryland, College Park. Prior to her role at SUNY Buffalo, she has had increasingly prominent roles at Yale University on the Research4Life programs, Tufts University, Oregon State University, the Digital Preservation Network (DPN), and most recently served as the Associate University Librarian for Collections & Technologies at Northwestern University.

She is an active leader in ALA, ARL, IFLA, and serves on the Steering Committee for the Investment in Open Infrastructure (IOI). She has published and spoken extensively on open-source software infrastructure, development, communities, and collaboration, library management, user experience, and intersectional feminism.

Alexia Hudson-Ward Alexia Hudson-Ward, Vice-Chair
Associate Director of Research and Learning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Libraries
Term FY 2019-2022

Alexia Hudson-Ward (she/her/hers) is the Associate Director of Research and Learning of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Libraries. She holds an MLIS degree from the University of Pittsburgh & a BA in English Literature and African American Studies from Temple University. She is currently a Simmons University doctoral candidate in the Managerial Leadership in the Information Professions program. Prior to her appointment within the MIT Libraries, Alexia was Oberlin College’s Azariah Smith Root Director of Libraries – the first BIPOC person appointed to this role. Alexia aligns her scholarship with a deep commitment to public service and diversity principles as the Editor in Chief of the multimedia blog Towards Inclusive Leadership (TIE), hosted by Choice Editions.

She is an elected Board member of The Conversation U.S. Edition and the Center for Research Libraries. She is an appointed member of the MIT Press Editorial Board and the Advisory Board of the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography. She has served on the faculty of Harvard University Graduate School of Education’s programs for library leaders and conducted scores of presentations for membership organizations and consortia.


Kevin Guthrie, Treasurer
President, ITHAKA
Term FY 2021-2023

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).

Tyler Walters Tyler Walters, Secretary
Dean, University Libraries, Virginia Tech
Term FY 2019-2022

Tyler Walters, dean of the University Libraries at Virginia Tech, advocates for access to scholarly work.  He has a history of leadership in the area of making knowledge publicly available.

He served as founding director of SHARE, a higher education initiative developing services to gather and freely share research and scholarly activities. He is a member of the Association of American Universities and Association of Public and Land-grant Universities public access working group. He also serves as President of the Board of Directors, DuraSpace, a not-for-profit organization providing leadership and innovation for open technologies that promote durable, persistent access to digital data.


Lee Bagby Ceperich
Director, Library and Special Collections, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Margaret R. and Robert M. Freeman Library
Term FY 2019-2022

Lee Bagby Ceperich has served as Director of the Margaret R. and Robert M. Freeman Library at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts since 2010 and has held positions at VMFA since 2005. Prior to her arrival at VMFA she held positions at The Library of Virginia and the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. She has served as a consultant for institutional special collections, as a reviewer for NEH grant programs and as an adjunct faculty member for Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Ceperich received an MLIS degree from Catholic University, an MA in Museum Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University and a BA in Art History from James Madison University. Professional affiliations include ARLIS/NA, ALA (CALM, ACRL, RBMS) AAM, VAM, and WALRC.

Kaitlin Thaney
Executive Director, Invest in Open Infrastructure
Term FY 2022-2024

Kaitlin Thaney is the Executive Director of Invest in Open Infrastructure, a non-profit initiative designed to enable durable, scalable, and long lasting open scientific and scholarly infrastructure to emerge, thrive, and deliver its benefits on a global scale.

She previously served as the Endowment Director for the Wikimedia Foundation, where she led development of a fund to sustain the future of Wikipedia and free knowledge. Prior to joining Wikimedia, Thaney directed the program portfolio for the Mozilla Foundation, following her time building the Mozilla Science Lab, a program to serve the open research community. She was on the founding team for Digital Science, where she helped launch and advise programs to serve researchers worldwide, building on her time at Creative Commons, where she crafted legal, technical, and social infrastructure for sharing data on the web.

Kathleen Moeller-Peiffer Kathleen Moeller-Peiffer
Deputy State Librarian for Library Support Services at the New Jersey State Library
Term FY 2019-2022

Kathhleen Moeller-Peiffer is the Deputy State Librarian for Library Support Services at the New Jersey State Library. Before rejoining the New Jersey State Library, Kathleen was the State Librarian of New Mexico since 2015. Ms. Moeller-Peiffer served in a variety of positions at the New Jersey State Library, including Grants Specialist, Director of Library Development, Associate State Librarian for Legislative and Special Projects, and Deputy State Librarian for Lifelong Learning. Prior to joining the New Jersey State Library, Ms. Moeller-Peiffer worked in public libraries as Head of the Information Technology Department, Durham County Library (NC), county librarian, Orange County Library (NC) and assistant county librarian, Lake City Public Library (FL). Ms. Moeller-Peiffer has also held a variety of leadership positions within ALA’s Association of Specialized, Government and Cooperative Library Agencies, including the elected position of President. She has just been elected to ALA Council. Ms. Moeller-Peiffer is a graduate of the University of South Carolina at Columbia. She also holds an MSLS from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Florida State University in Tallahassee.


Dr. Donald A. Outing, Ph.D.
Vice-President for Equity and Community, Lehigh University
Term FY 2022-2024

Dr. Donald A. Outing, Ph.D., is Lehigh University's first Vice President for Equity and Community. In this role, he leads institutional efforts to advance its work on diversity, equity and inclusion. Dr. Outing reports directly to the Lehigh President and is the senior administrator responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive plan to enhance and continue to build on the University's efforts.

Prior to his appointment at Lehigh, Dr. Outing served as the Chief Diversity Officer at the U.S. Military Academy (USMA) at West Point. In that role, he served as the academy's senior leader in coordinating efforts to create a more diverse and inclusive environment and developed and implemented USMA's first diversity and inclusion strategic plan.

Before serving as West Point's Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Outing was an Academy and Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and the founding director for the Center for Leadership and Diversity in STEM at West Point. In that role, he conceived and implemented an innovative STEM outreach strategy directed at middle school students that impacted more than 10,000 students nationwide.

Dr. Outing is a certified diversity and equal opportunity practitioner having completed the Department of Defense (DoD) Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) in 2015, and the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education's inaugural Standards of Professional Practice Institute in 2017. Dr. Outing has more than 34 years of distinguished federal service, having served his nation as a Navy noncommissioned officer, an Army officer, and a DoD civil servant.

Dr. Rhea Brown Lawson
Executive Director, Houston Public Library
Term FY 2022-2024

Dr. Rhea Brown Lawson’s impressive career as a library professional spans over 30 years. A strong and passionate advocate for public libraries, Dr. Lawson is keenly focused on ensuring that they remain highly visible and vibrant organizations that proactively contribute to the quality of life in their communities. She has served as the executive director of the Houston Public Library (HPL) since 2005. The Houston Public Library is the largest public library in the state of Texas, serving over 2.2 million people through a network of 42 locations. It ranks seventh among the largest public library systems in the nation according to population served.

Dr. Lawson ensures that HPL is continuously evolving and moving forward a comprehensive, innovative platform of library services and programs to meet the diverse needs of Houston’s residents and the virtual environment. HPL aggressively promotes its vast resources through exemplary customer service, strategic partnerships, and strong community engagement. Under Dr. Lawson’s leadership, HPL has earned over 40 prestigious local, state, and national awards for services, programs, innovation and building projects. Active on the local, state, and national levels.

Dr. Lawson serves on a number of professional and civic committees and boards. She holds a BA from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, an MLS from the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland, and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in Madison, Wisconsin.

Dr. Anne Huang
Executive Director, World Arts West
Term FY 2022-2024

Dr. Anne Huang is the Executive Director of World Arts West, a regional presenting and arts services organization that supports Northern California artists and dance companies that sustain the world’s diverse dance and music traditions.  World Arts West supports over 450 dance companies that engage more than 20,000 artists, sustaining over 100 dance forms from around the world.  Anne is the former Executive Director of the Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC), one of the largest pan-Asian cultural centers in the United States. 

Anne is a highly regarded culturally specific capacity building consultant and resource equity advocate. She has worked extensively with cultural artists and arts organizations such as Charya Burt, Naomi Diouf, Alleluia Panis, Parangal, Los Danzantes de Aztlan, Diamano Coura, Chinese Culture Center, Dimension Dance Theater, CubaCaribe, LIKHA, Bisemi, Halau ‘o Keikiali’i, Cunamacue, and many others.  Anne also advocates for resource equity by working with funders to create equitable funding guidelines and connecting funders with culturally specific communities.  

As a thought leader with deep knowledge of challenges and solutions for cultural artists in the 21st century, Anne is a sought-after speaker and consultant for conference panels, cultural convenings, and resource equity in philanthropy. Anne has served in leadership roles for National Dance Project’s Regional Dance Development Initiative, New York Foundation for the Arts’ Immigrant Artist Program, and the City of Oakland’s Mayoral Arts Task Force. She is the Board Chair of Dance/USA Board of Trustees.


robert_miller.jpgRobert Miller
Chief Executive Officer, LYRASIS

Robert Miller has led the transformation of LYRASIS as it has become recognized as both a leader in technology, community supported programs, open software, SaaS services, and eLicensing, and also in thought leadership as it pertains to innovation and productionizing solutions at scale. He is passionate about the community, insatiably curious, and is honored to lead a world-class LYRASIS team.

Previously, he headed the Global Books Division at the non-profit, Internet Archive, a top 200 internet company. There he concepted the vision, and then hired, built and led the global team that made over 2.5M free eBooks available to over 330M readers around the world. He brings to LYRASIS the experiences and successes from 5 start-up companies (3 in consumer products, 2 in technology) he founded or co-founded, including an Israeli technology company that was commercializing specialized search technology used in the health field.

Emeritus Board Members

Rob Cartolano, Associate Vice President, Technology and Preservation, Columbia University Libraries

Dan Cohen,  Vice Provost for Information Collaboration, Dean of the Libraries, Professor of History at Northeastern University

Mike Conlon, Emeritus Faculty, University of Florida

Elizabeth Gail McClenney, Immediate Past Chair; Director, Roanoke College – Fintel Library

Eric Miller, CFO, Atlanta University Center, Robert Woodruff Library

Cory Nimer, University Archivist, Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library

Tom Rosko, Institute Archivist, Head Institute Archives and Special Collections, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries

Rob Spindler, former Secretary; Head of Archives & Special Collections, Arizona State University Libraries

Gregor Trinkaus-Randall, Preservation Specialist, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

Julie Walker, State Librarian of Georgia, Georgia Public Library Services

Laura Wood, Associate University Librarian for Research and Education, Harvard Library