DSpace is excited to announce the Leadership Group for the 2018 membership year.

Allen Bell University of British Columbia Library
John Butler University of Minnesota
Scott Hanrath University of Kansas
Barbara Hirschmann ETH Zurich
Jyrki Ilva National Library of Finland
Salwa Ismail Georgetown University
Inba Kehoe University of Victoria
Pierre Lasou Université Laval
Agustina Martinez Garcia University of Cambridge
Joao Mendes Moreira Foundation of Science and Technology Portugal
Kristi Palmer Indiana University Purdue University Indiana
Kristi Park Texas Digital Library
Maureen Walsh The Ohio State University Libraries
Andrew Weaver Washington State University Libraries
Heather Yager Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Members of the Leadership Group play a key role in setting the strategic direction and priorities of the project through the approval of the annual budget allocation and project roadmap and establishing the annual community direction.  Under the governance of DSpace, Leadership Group members represent Platinum member institutions or are representatives of Gold, Silver, or Bronze member institutions that have been nominated and/or elected by DuraSpace Members in support of DSpace.  The DSpace community benefits greatly from the engagement of it’s Leadership Group and is excited to welcome these members.

Additionally, the DSpace project is seeking two individuals from the community to be an active participant in the future of DSpace by serving as a member of the DSpace Leadership Group.  

Beginning today, we invite anyone in the DSpace community, DuraSpace members (whose institution doesn’t already have a Leadership Group seat) or non-members of DuraSpace, to nominate an individual who you believe would be a good representative of the community (self-nominations are welcome).

Ideal candidates should be familiar with DSpace and have an interest in being engaged with key project decisions and the broader user community. It is also helpful if the candidate has fiscal or staffing responsibility within their organization and able to bring the commitment, creativity, and dedication that the role calls for.

Learn more about the DSpace Leadership Group here.

Please submit your nomination using this form by Friday, June 29, 2018.  Self-nominations are welcome.

Next Steps

At the end of the nomination process anyone nominated will be asked to submit a brief personal statement expressing why they would be a suitable candidate for the Leadership Group.  An election will follow at which time the DSpace community will be asked to vote for two candidates.

If you have any questions about the DSpace project governance or the nomination and election process please contact Kristi Searle.