Governance

Leadership

The Digital Library Federation is directed by Dr. Bethany Nowviskie, with the guidance of a distinguished advisory committee and in collaboration with CLIR and DLF’s creative and energetic staff.

DLF’s Executive Director sets goals and strategic directions for the Digital Library Federation and works, with the assistance of CLIR and DLF staff, to achieve them. She manages the program’s activities and finances, facilitates information sharing among community members, communicates about the DLF and its activities to national and international audiences, establishes external alliances, creates new programs, and works to broaden and support the DLF community. The Executive Director reports to the president of CLIR and the CLIR Board of Directors. In addition, she seeks periodic guidance from a DLF Advisory Committee. This is a full-time position on the staff of CLIR.

Advisors

The DLF Advisory Committee serves the community by providing guidance to the DLF Director. The committee meets annually and provides recommendations for and feedback on DLF program activities and initiatives. Matters brought before the Advisory Committee for discussion can include budget, strategic direction, performance, and goals. Advisory Committee members are appointed by the president of CLIR and the DLF Director, with approval of the CLIR Board.

Liaisons from the CLIR Board

The Advisory Board includes liaisons to DLF from the CLIR Board of Directors. These are current CLIR Board members who serve as a bridge between the Board of Directors, the DLF Advisory Committee, and the DLF Director. Liaisons advise the CLIR Board on issues relating to the DLF strategic plan, program direction, community issues, governance, and membership fees.

DLF Community Advisors

Beginning in 2011, at least three positions on the Advisory Committee have been drawn from the DLF community at large. Additional Community Advisors may be appointed from time to time by the president of CLIR and the DLF Director, with approval of the CLIR Board. Community Advisors’ terms are for three years, renewable once. At present, fully half of the DLF Advisory Committee are Community Advisors.

 

Stacie Williams

Digital Learning and Scholarship Team Leader, Case Western Reserve

DLF Community Advisor 2018-2020 (1st term)

    Sohair Wastawy

    Executive Director, Qatar National Library

    CLIR Board member

      Yasmeen Shorish

      Data Services Coordinator, James Madison University Libraries

      DLF Community Advisor 2017-2019 (1st term)

        Shilpa Rele

        Digital Program Librarian, Loyola Marymount University

        DLF Community Advisor 2017-2019 (1st term)

          Trevor Owens

          Head of Digital Content Management, Library of Congress

          DLF Community Advisor 2018-2020 (1st term)

            Trevor Muñoz

            Associate Director of MITH and Assistant Dean for Digital Humanities Research, University of Maryland Libraries

            DLF Community Advisor 2017-2019 (2nd term)

              Buhle Mbambo-Thata

              Director of Resource Development Organization for AfLIA (African Library and Information Associations and Institutions)

              CLIR Board member

                Max Marmor

                President, Samuel H. Kress Foundation

                CLIR Board member

                  Jill Cousins

                  Director, Hunt Museum, Ireland

                  CLIR Board member

                    Dan Cohen, Chair

                    VP for Info Collaboration and Dean of Libraries, Northeastern U

                    CLIR Board member

                      Andy Ashton

                      Director, Vassar College Libraries

                      DLF Community Advisor 2017-2019 (1st term)

                         

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