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Governance and Leadership

Board member presents poster while two other board members look on during a PALNI board retreatWho leads PALNI?

PALNI is led by a board of directors comprised of leaders from all twenty-four of its supported libraries, as well as an executive director. 


PALNI supported libraries pay annual membership fees that cover the costs to operate and manage the PALNI Project and systems. PALNI has received several grants over the years for specific program purposes, including a five-year grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc. in support of our PALSave program, and an IMLS 2-year grant to support the development of Hyku, a low-cost, collaborative institutional repository.

Supported Library Contribution

Each institution is required to contribute knowledgeable staff to boards, advisory groups, and task forces through deep collaboration. Expertise developed by each library is returned through the ability to advance deeper skillsets and experience across the twenty-four libraries and reduce duplication of problem-solving, environmental scanning, strategic planning, and development. Investments made by each school in their staff come back twenty-four-fold through the work of advisory groups, task forces, one on one work, and conferences and through the coordination of PALNI staff.

Consortial Leadership

The Board of Directors elects a five-member Executive Committee (EC) with responsibility for the operation of the organization. The PALNI Executive Director acts as an ex officio member of the EC and serves as the main point of contact for external organizations. The PALNI EC includes a rotating Chair, Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and Past-Chair, and the PALNI Executive Director, and meets in person approximately 6 times each year with additional virtual meetings.

2023-24 Executive Committee

Tonya Fawcett
Grace College
Past Chair

Robert Roethemeyer
Concordia Theological Seminary

Jessica Trinoskey
Marian University

Brooke Cox
DePauw University

Fritz Hartman
Goshen College

Board of Directors

Karl Stutzman
Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary

Jessica Mahoney
Franklin College
Rusty Tryon
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
James Bell
Anderson University

Fritz Hartman
Goshen College
Joseph Thomas
Saint Mary's College
Mark Root
Bethel University

Tonya Fawcett
Grace College
Dan Kolb
Saint Meinrad School of Theology
Josh Petrusa
Butler University

Kelly Joyce
Hanover College
Shannon Eaves
Taylor University
Scott Seay
Christian Theological Seminary

Noelle Keller
Huntington University
Kristina Brewer
Trine University
Robert Roethemeyer
Concordia Theological Seminary

Darla Haines
Manchester University
Marisa Albrecht
University of Indianapolis
Brooke Cox
DePauw University

Jessica Trinoskey
Marian University
Barb Chen
University of Saint Francis
Amy Bryant
Earlham College
Greg Reid
Oakland City University
Jeff Beck
Wabash College