From a LYRASIS Announcement This Afternoon:
Kate Nevins, Executive Director, will retire from her position effective June 30, 2015. The LYRASIS Board of Trustees will meet in November to create a timeline and begin the search for a new Executive Director.
Nevins has been the Executive Director of LYRASIS since its creation in 2009 and served as the Executive Director of Solinet for 15 years prior. Nevins was a driving force in the creation of LYRASIS, and her leadership helped bring together Solinet, Palinet and NELINET to become LYRASIS. Under her leadership, LYRASIS became one of the largest nonprofit associations serving libraries and other cultural heritage organizations in the United States, and now collaborates with members in 49 states and internationally.
[Clip]Cynthia L. Henderson, Executive Director of the Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library at Howard University and Chair of the LYRASIS Board of Trustees, says, “For two decades Kate Nevins has provided invaluable leadership for LYRASIS and our community. Her consistent focus on innovation and service for our members not only led to the creation of the organization as a whole, but has also allowed LYRASIS to become a trusted partner to libraries, archives and museums during a turbulent period that demanded evolution of services and technologies for all of us. We will miss her leadership. I, along with the LYRASIS Board of Trustees, welcome the opportunity to fill the Executive Director role with another forward-thinking leader to help us continue to serve our members at the highest possible level.”Says Nevins, “I have had one of the best jobs in the library field for the last 20 years. It has been rewarding and enjoyable to work closely with you and the entire membership. Thank you for the opportunity.”
LYRASIS is currently developing new digital initiatives to reach further into the archives and museums community and enable libraries to manage collections and content in new and more effective ways.Information about the timeline and search process will be shared by the LYRASIS Board of Trustees in the coming months. Candidate nominations and queries from interested individuals can be made to Paquita Wright, LYRASIS Senior Director of Human Resources, at firstname.lastname@example.org 800.999.8558, extension 4934.