January 20, 2022

Jaclyn Grahl Named First Executive Director of Chicago Collections Consortium

From Today’s Announcement:

The Chicago Collections Consortium announced today the appointment of its first Executive Director, Jaclyn Grahl. The Chicago Collections Consortium (“CCC”) is a newly formed organization that preserves, presents, and promotes the history and culture of the Chicago region by coordinating and leveraging the collections, programs, and expertise of its members: libraries, museums, and other institutions with Chicago-focused archival collections.

Grahl comes to the CCC with significant nonprofit fundraising, communications, and management experience and a deep familiarity with Chicago’s arts and culture sector.


As the Consortium’s Executive Director, she will work closely with the board of directors and all member organizations via an office housed at DePaul University.

“DePaul is excited to serve as host to the CCC’s Executive Director,” said Scott Walter, University Librarian at DePaul University and a member of the CCC’s Board of Directors. “DePaul is home not only to collections documenting the history of the city, but also to the ‘Chicago Quarter,’ an academic program for first-year students that encourages engagement with the city, its people, and its institutions. Our work with the CCC builds on existing DePaul partnerships with Chicago cultural institutions and reflects the University’s strategic commitment to deepen our connections to the City of Chicago.”


A major first initiative of the CCC is to develop a freely accessible, online portal to materials documenting the Chicago metropolitan area.

Founding Members of the Consortium

See Also: Chicago Collections Consortium Collections List
4659 collections are currently listed.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.