May 18, 2022

Laine Farley, Executive Director of California Digital Library Announces Retirement; Ivy Anderson Named Interim Executive Director

From the CDL:

Laine Farley, longtime Executive Director of the California Digital Library, will retire from the CDL effective September 30th, 2015.

Farley is CDL’s third and longest-running Executive Director, having served in that capacity for nine years—first as Acting Executive Director from 2006 to 2008, and then as Executive Director from 2008 to the present. During her tenure, the scope and extent of CDL’s digital library programs have undergone significant expansion, ensuring the national prominence of the digital library services that CDL manages on behalf of the University of California campuses.


A national search for a successor to lead the next era of digital library development at the CDL is currently underway.

While the recruitment is in progress and until a successful search is concluded, Ivy Anderson, Director of Collection Development and Management at the CDL, will serve as Interim Executive Director of the CDL. Anderson is well-known among the research library community for her work in collaborative licensing, shared collection development, and scholarly communication innovation, and will continue these current responsibilities in addition to taking on the duties of CDL Executive Director.

Felicia Poe, Manager of User Experience Design and Interim Director of the UC Curation Center (UC3), will serve as CDL’s Interim Deputy of Operations. In addition to her expertise in user experience design and assessment, Poe is known and respected within the UC library community for her contributions to effective organizational development.

Read the Complete Announcement Including More on Farley’s Accomplishments

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