Small-town Public Librarian Added to DPLA Steering Committee

On August 11, 2011, DPLA chair John Palfrey announced the newest member of the Digital Public Library of America Steering Committee:

“I am writing with the good news that Dwight McInvaill, Director of the Georgetown County Library (South Carolina), will be joining the Digital Public Library of America Steering Committee.

The Steering Committee is working to bring together representatives from the educational community, public and research libraries, cultural organizations, state and local government, publishers, authors, and private industry in a series of meetings and workshops to discuss legal, policy, and technical issues surrounding public access to comprehensive online resources. We hope to emerge with a concrete workplan and a governance structure that captures the consensus of representatives of the country’s libraries, universities, archives, and museums for moving forward together with a shared vision for a Digital Public Library of America.

We are thrilled to welcome Dwight to the Steering Committee.”

Mr. McInvaill will bring to the steering committee 30 years of public library service, as well as experience chairing the American Library Association’s Taskforce on Rural School, Tribal, and Public Libraries and the Rural Libraries Committee of the Public Library Association. He is currently a board member of the Association of Rural and Small Libraries. In 2009, Mr. McInvaill was presented with an I Love My Librarian Award from the Carnegie Foundation and the New York Times.