photo Lisa Larson, Senior Director of Outreach & Engagement
Lisa Larson is the Senior Director of Outreach & Engagement and has worked with the library community for over 25 years. Lisa is dedicated and driven by her work with libraries, archives, and museums and how LYRASIS programs and services might bring them closer, through open technologies, services, and community engagement. The Outreach and Engagement teams are not only responsible for introducing the diverse array of services and programs to cultural heritage institutions, but also for bringing back critical news and feedback into LYRASIS, so that LYRASIS is a responsive and adaptive organization, focused on the now and the future. Lisa drives the Membership program, which is that the heart of every program or service we develop, adopt or partner around. The Outreach and Engagement teams under Lisa’s guidance stretch across the globe. It is through this local and regional engagement strategy that LYRASIS is able to operate as a global organization, yet scale to engage locally and recognize regional opportunities and issues. Lisa’s particular passion is ensuring that smaller or less-resourced cultural heritage institutions have access to the same opportunities that come more readily to larger or better endowed institutions. Lisa graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a degree in Communications and has been accepted into the MLIS program at University of South Florida.

photo Teddy Gray, Outreach and Engagement Manager - MLIS
Teddy Gray, who serves LYRASIS members in the South, brings over 20 years experience of working in libraries. Before joining LYRASIS, he spent 14 years at Duke University in a variety of positions, including science liaison, branch manager, collection development librarian, and head of the acquisitions department. This unique blend of experience gives him a deep understanding of the challenges libraries face on both the public and technical services side. His strong understanding of the resource lifecycle, including budgeting, selection, licensing, and access, allows him to effectively help members in their eResource acquisitions. He is especially committed to ensuring that LYRASIS members get the most value out of their membership. A native of Louisiana, Teddy received a BS in Geography from Louisiana State University and an MS in Geography and MLIS from the University of Tennessee.

photo Katy Klettlinger, Outreach Representative & Consultant, Mid-Atlantic & Great Lakes - MLIS
Katy Klettlinger, Outreach Representative and Consultant, serves states in the Mid-Atlantic region and has over fifteen years' experience in archival, government, and public library settings in Ohio. Previously, Klettlinger was a Library Consultant for the State Library of Ohio where she assisted public libraries with digitization, space planning, and strategic planning. Before coming to the State Library, Klettlinger worked for six years as the Records Manager and Archivist for Licking County Government where she built the county's program from the ground up and created its first county-wide digitization program. Her background in archival and digitization management for government settings in addition to public library needs provides unique perspectives for librarians to consider when offering quality services to their patrons. Katy takes pride in supporting colleagues and helping them succeed. Katy serves libraries in the Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes.

photo Michele Mennielli, Sr. Global Strategist
Michele is the International Outreach Representative at LYRASIS. His primary responsibility is to broaden and extend the organizational reach and strengthen global partnerships in support of the preservation and accessibility of cultural heritage and academic resources globally. He’s currently a Member of the OpenAIRE Advisory Board and served as Board Member, Executive for External Relations at euroCRIS (the International Organization for Research Information), Chair of the ORCID in Repository Task Force and Secretary and Board Member of EUNIS (European Organization of University Information Systems). He’s been a member of Program and Organizing Committees for several international events in the field of Higher Education Technology, Research and Repository such as EDUCAUSE, Open Repository Conference, euroCRIS Conferences, etc.Before joining LYRASIS (former DuraSpace), Michele had experience in private and public organizations supporting universities, research and cultural institutes in managing and realizing digital projects.

photo Jordana Vincent, Outreach Representative, Northeast - MSLS
Jordana Vincent serves as the Outreach Librarian to members in the Northeast region. She comes to LYRASIS with over sixteen years of public and school library experience, focusing primarily on Collection Development, Electronic Resources, and Genealogy and Local History. Some of her notable projects include work on the creation of an open resource eBook platform at Douglas County Libraries; the digitization of local history collections in partnership with the Colorado State Library; and assisting in the creation of a statewide database of famous Coloradoans. In addition, she has extensive experience in streamlining processes, procedures, and staffing, and is a passionate advocate for all libraries, museums, and archives. A native New Yorker, Jordana completed her BA in English at the University at Albany, and her MSLS at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. She is also the recipient of a Library Journal Movers & Shakers Award.