Nominating Committee Members Announced

Nominating Committee Members Announced

Posted by Kenny Whitebloom on July 24, 2012 in Blog, Featured.

On July 20, 2012 the DPLA Steering Committee held a conference call to discuss candidates for a five-person Nominating Committee that will recommend members for the inaugural DPLA Board. The Steering Committee reviewed a slate of accomplished and diverse candidates and reached consensus on the following individuals:

  • David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States
  • Carla Hayden, CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, DPLA Steering Committee member
  • Deanna Marcum, Managing Director of Ithaka S+R, DPLA Steering Committee member
  • Maura Marx, Executive Director of the Open Knowledge Commons, DPLA Steering Committee member
  • MacKenzie Smith, University Librarian, University of California, Davis

The Nominating Committee will meet in early to mid-August, most likely virtually or via conference call, to discuss and prepare a slate of candidates for the inaugural DPLA Board. Toward that end, the Nominating Committee will endeavor:

  • to propose a geographically, professionally, and racially/ethnically diverse group of candidates;
  • to propose candidates who possess a broad view of the library and information technology landscape and can claim experience in a variety of professional contexts;
  • to propose a set of candidates that can inspire an actionable, enthusiastic response in the wider library and information technology community; and
  • to propose a set of candidates who will seek to fulfill the DPLA’s broad commitment to openness, inclusiveness, and accessibility.

The Steering Committee will approve the proposed candidates.

Among other duties, the Board will formally launch the search for an Executive Director, approve foundational documents prepared by the Governance workstream, including a charter and bylaws, set an initial budget, and consider such important decisions as staff size and organizational structure.


Notes from the July 20, 2012 Steering Committee Call: pdf / ms word / odt

Leave a Reply