Be Part of the Discussion

We’re excited to hold our third annual Member Summit, an in-person event that will be held in Nashville on October 24-25 at the Nashville Public Library, a LYRASIS member institution and the 2017 Public Library of the Year. This summit will continue the discussions on Experiments in Innovation, content and technology stemming from our last three years of Leaders Forums, as well as focus on our 2018 Catalyst Fund projects, It Takes a Village, and more member driven and member focused projects.​

Our summit will include:

  • Presentations by this year's 2018 Catalyst Fund recipients with project updates 
  • Panels and speakers focused on Experiments in Innovation
  • In-person collaboration with your fellow members and leaders in the archives, libraries and museums community

Keynote Speaker

We are honored to announce John Bracken, Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America, as our 2018 Annual Member Summit Keynote Speaker! This year’s Member Summit will be held on October 24 and 25, 2018 at the Nashville Public Library with John delivering his keynote on the 25th.

As Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America, Bracken leads a nonprofit digital library powered by a national network of thousands of libraries, archives, museums, and other institutions. DPLA makes millions of cultural heritage materials freely accessible to all, collaborates with partners including LYRASIS to maximize access to ebooks for libraries and readers, and works to equip libraries for the challenges of the digital age.


Nashville Public Library

615 Church Street

Nashville, TN 37219​

​​Where to stay:

Hotel Blocks have been arrange for a LYRASIS Group Rate until 9/20/2018. Reserve your room today!

Hampton Inn & Suites Nashville-Downtown

  • $249 per night​
  • 310 4th Avenue South​
  • Nashville, TN 37201​
  • Register Here​
  • Group Name: LYRASIS
  • Group Code: LYR

Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville at Vanderbilt

  • $219 per night
  • 1811 Broadway
  • Nashville, TN 37203
  • Register Here​
  • Group Name: LYRASIS - Summit
  • Group Code: LYR

2017 Member Summit

Thank you so much for attending our 2nd LYRASIS Member Summit. We are grateful you could join us for these critical discussions on IMPACT + INNOVATION.

All presentations from the panel discussions and a recording of the opening remarks by Robert Miller, LYRASIS CEO, and keynote by Deanna Marcum, senior advisor to Ithaka S+R's program areas in Educational Transformation and Libraries & Scholarly Communication are now online.

Look for details for our next Member Summit in October.

Also, we would love your feedback about the Summit and future planning. If you have not yet completed the survey, please click here.