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Selected National and Global Service Leadership Roles

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PALNI staff hold positions in a number of organizations outside of our consortium. 

Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI)
NAME PALNI TITLE ROLE IN OUTSIDE ORGANIZATION TERM
Kirsten Leonard Executive Director Board Member, Chief Investigator/Project Lead for ALI Shared Collections, co-chair ALI Infrastructure TF June 2017 – Present
Eric Bradley Information Fluency Coordinator Information Literacy Committee, Liaison September 2014 – Present
Vanessa French Steering Committee RAC Committee Member August 2017 – Present
Amanda Hurford Scholarly Communications Director Scholarly Communications Committee Member September 2017 – Present
Amanda Hurford Scholarly Communications Director Affordable Learning Committee Chair April 2019 – Present


About ALI:

Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI) represents all academic libraries in accredited non-profit institutions of higher education in Indiana. Its 68 members include major research libraries, law and medical libraries, theological school libraries, and undergraduate libraries.

Established in 2003, ALI advances higher education excellence in Indiana by strengthening the services, resources and expertise of member libraries.

Its mission is to build community and advance collaboration among academic libraries in Indiana while providing cost-effective services, professional development, and shared resources​.

Visit the ALI website.

Association of College & Research Libraries
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Lauren Magnuson Development Coordinator ACRL TechConnect Regular Contributor 2014 – 2019


About ACRL TechConnect:

ACRL TechConnect is a moderated peer-reviewed blog produced by a group of academic librarians. ACRL TechConnectalso contains information on ACRL technology-related events, professional development opportunities, publications, articles, podcasts, and communities. Check out ACRL Technology Resources in addition to our blog.

About College & Research Libraries:

College & Research Libraries (C&RL) is the official, bi-monthly, online-only scholarly research journal of the Association of College & Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association.

Visit the CR&L website and the TechConnect website.

COUNTER
NAME PALNI TITLE ROLE IN OUTSIDE ORGANIZATION TERM
Heather Loehr Analytics Coordinator Board of Directors May 2020 – Present


About COUNTER:

COUNTER is a non-profit organization supported by a global community of library, publisher and vendor members, who contribute to the development of the Code of Practice through working groups and outreach. The COUNTER Code of Practice helps librarians demonstrate the value of electronic resources by facilitating the recording and reporting of online resource usage stats in a consistent and credible way.

Visit the  COUNTER website.

Digital Humanities Quarterly
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Amanda Hurford Scholarly Communications Director Peer Reviewer 2014 – Present


About Digital Humanities Quarterly:

Digital Humanities Quarterly (DHQ), is an open-access, peer-reviewed, digital journal covering all aspects of digital media in the humanities. Published by the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO), DHQ is also a community experiment in journal publication, with a commitment to:

  • experimenting with publication formats and the rhetoric of digital authoring
  • co-publishing articles with Literary and Linguistic Computing (a well-established print digital humanities journal) in ways that straddle the print/digital divide
  • using open standards to deliver journal content
  • developing translation services and multilingual reviewing in keeping with the strongly international character of ADHO

DHQ publishes a wide range of peer-reviewed materials, including:

  • Scholarly articles
  • Editorials and provocative opinion pieces
  • Experiments in interactive media
  • Reviews of books, web sites, new media art installations, digital humanities systems and tools

Visit the Digital Humanities Quarterly website.

Indiana Memory-DPLA Service Hub
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Amanda Hurford Scholarly Communications Director Executive Committee Past Chair, Conference Planning Committee Member, Council Member 2015 – 2019


About Indiana Memory and DPLA:

The mission of Indiana Memory Digital Public Library of America (IMDPLA) is to determine and provide a set of services that support inclusion of digital material from Indiana entities into the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Services will at least include metadata aggregation. Additional services will be determined and supported through the Indiana DPLA Council and Committees.

Visit the Indiana Memory and DPLA website.

Indiana State Library
NAME PALNI TITLE ROLE IN OUTSIDE ORGANIZATION TERM
Noah Brubaker Associate Director PALNI Representative: Professional Development 2018 – 2019


About Indiana State Library Professional Development:

The Professional Development Office (PDO) supports the advancement and development of library staff in all Indiana libraries for improved services to the citizens of Indiana. The PDO includes specialists in the areas of programming, children’s services, continuing education opportunities, and services available from the Indiana State Library.

Indiana Digital Preservation (InDiPres)
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Amanda Hurford Scholarly Communications Director Steering Committee Past-Chair 2017 – 2019
Amanda Hurford Scholarly Communications Director Nomination Committee 2018 – 2019


About Indiana Digital Preservation (InDiPres):

The mission of Indiana Digital Preservation (InDiPres) is to collaboratively manage and sustain a low-cost, secure, and geographically distributed archive for the long term preservation of locally created digital resources in Indiana. The Indiana State Library is the lead institution for InDiPres, which is a collaborative member of the MetaArchive Cooperative Preservation Network. The Indiana State Library Foundation serves as the fiscal agent.

Visit the Indiana Digital Preservation website.

International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC)
NAME PALNI TITLE ROLE IN OUTSIDE ORGANIZATION TERM
Kirsten Leonard Executive Director Strategic for Open Collaboration in Library Consortia April 2021 – 2022
Kirsten Leonard Executive Director OCLC Task Force 2018 – 2021
Kirsten Leonard Executive Director Coordinating Committee Member April 2013 – April 2017
Kirsten Leonard Executive Director Meeting Planning Committee April 2011 – 2017
Megan West Communications & Marketing Director Consortial Communications Group Facilitator 2016 – 2021


About International Coalition of Library Consortia:

The International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) is an informal group currently comprising approximately 200 library consortia from around the world. ICOLC supports participating consortia by facilitating discussion on issues of common interest. From time to time ICOLC also issues statements regarding topics which affect libraries and library consortia.

Visit the ICOLC website.

Library Publishing Coalition
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Amanda Hurford Scholarly Communications Director Professional Development Committee Chair


About Library Publishing Coalition (LPC):

The Library Publishing Coalition (LPC) extends the impact and sustainability of library publishing and open scholarship by providing a professional forum for developing best practices and shared expertise. LPC is an independent, community-led membership association of academic and research libraries and library consortia engaged in scholarly publishing. LPC welcomes strategic affiliate relationships with other membership organizations with similar values and interests, and relationships with publishers and service providers who are interested in working with the community of library publishers.

Visit the Library Publishing Coalition website.

Partnership for Shared Book Collections
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Kirsten Leonard Executive Director Executive Committee & Chair



July 2020 – June 2022
Kirsten Leonard Executive Director Steering committee member and Services & Business Models WG Convener January 2017 – 2020
Kirsten Leonard Executive Director Infrastructure Working Group Open Retention Database TF June 2022 – August 2022
Molly Reed Strategic Communications Director Communications and Advocacy Working Group June 2022 – Present

About the Partnership for Shared Book Collections:

Organization which grew from a Mellon grant formed to ensure the long-term preservation of, access to, and integrity of monographic print resources in North America.

Visit the Partnership for Shared Book Collections website. 

National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
NAME PALNI TITLE ROLE IN OUTSIDE ORGANIZATION TERM
Lisa Gonzalez KnowledgeBase and License Manager Librarian KBART Automation Working Group 2017 – 2019
Noah Brubaker Associate Director Open Discovery Initiative Working Group August 2017 – June 2018


Visit the NISO KBART website and the NISO ODI website.

OCLC
NAME PALNI TITLE ROLE IN OUTSIDE ORGANIZATION TERM
Kirsten Leonard Executive Director Americas Regional Council, Global Council, Alternate June 2015 – June 2017
Josh Petrusa Steering Committee Acquisitions Advisory Group  
Ruth Szpunar Information Fluency Coordinator WorldCat Discovery Advisory Committee Sept 2016 – Present
Noah Brubaker Associate Director WorldCat Discovery Advisory Committee June 2017 – Present
Lisa Gonzalez KB/LM Librarian WMS Community Leadership Team, Collection Manager Advisory Group 2017 – 2019
Vanessa French Steering Committee Collection Manager Advisory Group  


About OCLC Member Groups:

As a member-driven cooperative, OCLC collaborates and consults with members to help shape our shared future. Much of this collaboration occurs in member groups. There are several types of member groups: Advisory Groups, User Groups, Working Groups, Online Communities and Affinity Groups.

Visit the OCLC website.

Open Education Network (OEN)
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Amanda Hurford Scholarly Communications Director Steering Committee Member


About Open Education Network (OEN):

The Open Education Network (OEN) helps higher education institutions and systems advance the use of open textbooks and practices on their campuses. OEN maintains the Open Textbook Library, the premiere resource for peer-reviewed academic textbooks. All their textbooks are free, openly licensed, and complete; their adoption creates a measurable, positive impact on student success. With its members, OEN moves the open education conversation forward on local and national levels.

Visit the Open Education Network website.