January 19, 2022

The Ivy Plus Libraries Appoint Heidi Nance as Director of Resource Sharing Initiatives

From Penn Libraries:

The Ivy Plus Libraries, a partnership of 13 academic research libraries, are extraordinarily pleased to announce the appointment of Heidi Nance as Director of Resource Sharing Initiatives. Nance comes to the Ivy Plus Libraries from the University of Washington, where she served as the Head of Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services & Special Projects Librarian for Scholarly Communications.  She brings over a decade of experience in leading interlibrary loan, document delivery, and consortial resource-sharing initiatives and operations at the University of Washington and across the Orbis Cascade Alliance. She earned a bachelor of arts in English at Seattle Pacific University and a master of library and information science at the University of Washington.

As the Ivy Plus Libraries Director of Resource Sharing Initiatives, Nance will work with library staff across the 13 Ivy Plus Libraries on planning, maintaining, and enhancing collective resource-sharing initiatives including the premier BorrowDirect resource-sharing service. BorrowDirect, an unmediated library resource-sharing partnership, was the Ivy Plus Libraries first cooperative initiative.


The Director of Resource Sharing Initiatives is organizationally based at the University of Pennsylvania.

Read the Complete Announcement (via Penn Libraries)

Ivy Plus Libraries Members include:

  • Brown
  • Chicago
  • Columbia
  • Cornell
  • Dartmouth
  • Duke
  • Harvard
  • Johns Hopkins
  • MIT
  • Princeton
  • Penn
  • Stanford
  • Yale

See Also: Ivy Plus Libraries Appoints Galadriel Chilton Director of Collections Initiatives (July 2016; via Yale Library News)

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