May 19, 2022

Coalition For Networked Information (CNI) Associate Executive Director, Joan Lippincott, Announces Retirement

From a CNI Announcement by Exec. Director, Clifford Lynch:

Dr. Joan K. Lippincott, CNI’s long-time associate executive director, has informed me that she will be retiring effective January 1, 2020. It’s impossible for me to readily summarize her achievements and contributions in over 30 years of dedicated service to the library community. Joan joined CNI in the fall of 1990, soon after the organization’s inception under the leadership of founding director Paul Evan Peters, and she has played a critical role in shaping CNI’s trajectory since the earliest days. When I joined CNI as director in 1997, we immediately formed what I believe was an extraordinarily effective leadership team, and our partnership over the past two decades has been one of the great pleasures and most rewarding experiences of my career.


Diane Goldenberg-Hart, who currently serves as CNI’s communications coordinator, has added the role of assistant director designate to her portfolio and will assume operational responsibilities as CNI’s assistant executive director at the start of 2020. Diane is well known to the CNI community; she’s been part of our organization for over 15 years, coming to us after various roles in the Yale University Libraries. Please join me in welcoming Diane to her new role at CNI.

Read the Complete Announcement by Cliff Lynch

See Also: CNI Associate Executive Director Joan Lippincott Selected Publications, Presentations, and Interviews

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