October 16, 2021

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.

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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.

Learn More, Read the Complete Announcement

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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