Joshua Frazier-Sparks, Joseph Lucia, Marcia Walker-McWilliams, and Kelvin Watson Join Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Board of Directors
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.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.