From a DPLA Announcement:
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) today welcomes four library and civic leaders to our board of directors: Joshua Frazier-Sparks, Director of Culture, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at Walmart; Joseph Lucia, Dean of Libraries at Temple University; Marcia Walker-McWilliams, Executive Director of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium; and Kelvin Watson, Executive Director of Las Vegas-Clark County Library District.
We are thrilled to be adding these leaders’ voices to the DPLA Board,” said Denise Stephens, DPLA Board Chair and Dean of University Libraries at the University of Oklahoma. “Their combined experience runs the gamut from large public library management to publishing to community-based archives to classroom teaching, all sharing the common thread of dedication to information access for all that is at the heart of DPLA’s work.”
Frazier-Sparks, Lucia, Walker-McWilliams and Watson join DPLA board members Jill Bourne (San José Public Library), Laura DeBonis, Katherine Maher, Denise Stephens (University of Oklahoma), Felton Thomas (Cleveland Public Library) and Elaine Westbrooks (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). They began their three-year terms on September 1.