February Lyrasis Instructor Spotlight: Jill Hurst-Wahl

January 31, 2023By LyrasisClasses and Events, Lyrasis

Our February Instructor Spotlights Jill Hurst-Wahl. Jill is teaching Copyright and Fair Use in Academic Libraries on February 7. Jill is a consultant, speaker, writer, and educator, who frequently focuses on copyright law. She has taught copyright law for the American Library Association and the Syracuse University iSchool, where she is now professor emerita. Her … Read More

Lyrasis Webinar Series: FADGI (Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative) Returns!

January 30, 2023By LyrasisClass Spotlight, Classes and Events, Digitization, Lyrasis

The FADGI webinar series returns! Join us for an overview and deep dive of the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) with Don Williams and Jim Studnicki. In this five part series, ee’ll begin with Don Williams giving an overview of the FADGI guidelines, their purpose, and his work with the Still Image Working Group, … Read More

Grants Funds Available for Public Libraries

January 23, 2023By LyrasisCatalyst Fund

Lyrasis invites and encourages Lyrasis Public Library members to submit proposals and ideas for the Catalyst Fund. The Catalyst Fund provides financial support for new ideas and innovative projects from the Lyrasis membership. Initiated by the Lyrasis Leaders Circle in 2016, the Fund expands opportunities to share expertise and collaborate on innovations with potential for … Read More

ORCID US Community Newsletter – December 2022

December 12, 2022By LyrasisORCID US

The ORCID US Community is closing out our 5th year and we’re still growing strong, with plenty of exciting updates and important information from across the community below. Past newsletters can be found in the ORCID US Community Blog. To contribute to future newsletters, please email orcidus@lyrasis.org. Stay well! Community Snapshot Member institutions = 185 … Read More

Columbia University Joins The Palace Project Platform and App

December 9, 2022By LyrasisFeatured, Lyrasis, Press Release, The Palace Project

The nonprofit library-centered platform enables equitable e-content access through public libraries and universities ATLANTA, GA – December 12, 2022 – The Palace Project (“Palace”), the nonprofit library-centered platform and e-reader app for digital content and services, announced today that the Columbia University Library has adopted its platform. The Palace Project is an easy-to-use platform for … Read More

December Instructors Spotlight: Leigh Grinstead and Tanya Diggs

December 7, 2022By LyrasisLyrasis

Our December Instructors Spotlights Leigh Grinstead as the Program Lead for the Catalyst Fund and Tanya Diggs, who is the Lyrasis Grants Administrator. Leigh and Tanya work closely together to manage the Catalyst Fund grant activities. They advise and support members as they develop concepts into polished ideas or proposals and work with recipients to … Read More

Computers in Libraries 2023

December 5, 2022By LyrasisEvents

Computers in Libraries is back in person for 2023! As a LYRASIS member, you are eligible to attend Computers in Libraries 2023 March 28 – March 30, 2023 at a discounted rate. Use the following discount registration information to purchase your pass. This year, the Gold Pass will be available for the group rate of $649 … Read More

A Letter from John Wilkin

December 1, 2022By adminCEO Letter, Featured, Lyrasis

Dear Colleague, It is with great enthusiasm that I write to all of you, the members, users, partners and the entire Lyrasis community. Some of you may already know me through my decades of work in the library and technology fields, and to some of you I am likely a new face. Regardless, I am … Read More

WALDO Transition

October 31, 2022By LyrasisLyrasis

In August 2022, it was announced that the WALDO Executive Board voted to discontinue its 501c3 organization as a discrete entity and will gradually conclude WALDO’s operations during fiscal year (FY) 2023, which ends June 30, 2023. WALDO has been in discussion with Lyrasis since early 2020, with the Board investigating its options to make … Read More

Lyrasis November Instructor Spotlight: Audrey Barbakoff

October 27, 2022By Jennifer BielewskiClass Spotlight, Classes and Events, Lyrasis

Our October Instructor Spotlights Audrey Barbakoff, founder and CEO of Co/Lab Capacity LLC. Audrey has over a decade of experience as a librarian and manager in public libraries, ranging from a tiny rural library in Connecticut to a 50-branch system in Washington state. Audrey’s innovative library work has been recognized by Library Journal Movers & … Read More

Lyrasis Announces John Wilkin as New Chief Executive Officer

October 26, 2022By LyrasisFeatured, Press Release

Atlanta, GA – October 26, 2022. Lyrasis, a mission-driven, community-led nonprofit serving libraries, museums and research communities, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Wilkin as the organization’s new CEO. He will begin the role effective December 1, 2022. Wilkin, who is currently Dean of Libraries and University Librarian at the University of Illinois, … Read More

October Instructor Spotlight: Lauren Comito and Christian Zabriskie

October 10, 2022By LyrasisLyrasis

Our October Instructor Spotlights not one but two LYRASIS instructors, Lauren Comito and Christian Zabriskie. They are teaching Trauma in the Workplace on October 12. Lauren is currently a Neighborhood Library Supervisor at Brooklyn Public Library and Executive Director of Urban Librarians Unite, a national 501c3 not for profit focused on providing training, advocacy, and … Read More