Derick Dreher, PhD
The John C. Haas Director, The Rosenbach; VP, Special Collections,The Free Library of Philadelphia
Term FY 2018-2021
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.
Lee Bagby CeperichDirector, Library and Special Collections, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Margaret R. and Robert M. Freeman LibraryTerm 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.
SPARC, Executive Director
Term FY 2019-2021
Heather Joseph serves as SPARC’s Executive Director, leading the
strategic and operational activities of the organization. She has
focused SPARC’s efforts on supporting new models for the open sharing of
digital articles, data and educational resources. Under her
stewardship, SPARC has become widely recognized as the leading
international force for effective open access policies and practices.
Prior to joining SPARC, Heather spent 15 years as a publishing
executive in both commercial and not-for-profit organizations. She was
the publisher of the first journal to commit its full content to the
NIH’s pioneering open access repository, PubMed Central, and
subsequently served on the National Advisory Committee for this
initiative. She is also the founder BioOne, a collaborative publishing
organization designed to keep non-profit publishers operating
Chief Executive Officer
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
Term FY 2018-2021
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
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.
Endowment Director, Wikimedia Foundation
Term FY 2019-2021
Kaitlin Thaney helps mission-driven organizations think strategically
about program design, participatory engagement and sustainability.
She’s currently the Endowment Director for the Wikimedia Foundation, a
permanent fund to sustain Wikipedia and its sister projects in
perpetuity. Prior to joining Wikimedia, Thaney oversaw the program
portfolio for the Mozilla Foundation, including science, learning,
advocacy, Internet of Things, and women and web literacy. She founded
and directed Mozilla’s first science program – the Mozilla Science Lab –
empowering thousands of researchers, developers, and librarians to
collaborate through fellowships, open source and project-based learning.
Thaney has also helped launch and advise programs, governments and
companies through work at Digital Science, the U.K. eLeadership Council,
Creative Commons, MIT, Microsoft, and more.
Evviva Weinraub Lajoie
Vice Provost for University Libraries, University at Buffalo
Term FY 2019-2021
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, IFLA, and serves on the Program
Steering Committee for Hathi Trust. She has published and spoken
extensively on library management, user experience, and open source
software development, communities, and collaboration.
Kathleen Moeller-PeifferDeputy 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.
Director of the Göttingen State and University Library and University Librarian of the University of Göttingen (Germany)
Term FY 2019-2020
Wolfram Horstmann is the Director of the Göttingen State and
University Library and University Librarian of the University of
Göttingen (Germany) and teaches electronic publishing and digital
science as professor in the iSchool at the Humboldt University of
Berlin. He is an executive member and Chair of the Steering Group on
Scholarly Communication and Research Infrastructure for the European
Research Library Association LIBER, active in the Research Data Alliance
(RDA), leads the German consortium of the European Digital
Infrastructure for the Humanities DARIAH and is scientific coordinator
for the Open Access initiative OpenAIRE and executive board member of
the Confederation of Open Access repositories (COAR). In science policy,
he is appointed to in standing committees in the German Research
Foundation (DFG), the Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany and
the European Open Science Cloud. Prior to his current position, he was
the Associate Director at the Bodleian Libraries of the University of
Oxford, UK and Chief Information Officer at Bielefeld University,
Germany. He has worked in Computational Neuroscience and made his PhD on
questions in Philosophy of Science before he turned his attention
towards digital science, scholarly communication and libraries.