How will my LYRASIS membership be impacted by this change?
ANSWER: your membership will not be changed or impacted, and we will seek a new CEO who will continue the tradition of representing your needs and priorities into the future.
Will LYRASIS be changing any programs or services as a result of this announcement?
ANSWER: All programs and services will continue uninterrupted.
Does this announcement reflect a shift in areas of organizational focus for LYRASIS?
ANSWER: LYRASIS and Robert Miller as CEO will remain committed to the mission-centered work of serving libraries, archives, museums and research communities with no program changes.
When is this change effective?
ANSWER: Robert Miller will continue to serve as LYRASIS CEO through June 30, 2022, and will assist with the transition to the new CEO.
What are the next steps?
ANSWER: The LYRASIS Board of Trustees has identified a search firm to work with the LYRASIS staff and members of the community. The search will begin immediately.
My organization has a contract with LYRASIS. How will that be impacted by this announcement?
ANSWER: All existing contracts with LYRASIS will continue to be valid and honored with no changes. If you would like to discuss this in more detail, please reach out to Robert Miller, CEO or Vern Ritter, CFO.
My organization is negotiating a contract with LYRASIS. How will that be impacted by this announcement?
ANSWER: LYRASIS will continue to operate with no changes to the negotiation process and Robert Miller will continue to be the CEO through June 30. All activities in which LYRASIS is currently engaged will not be impacted by this announcement.
Who should I reach out to if I have questions?
ANSWER: Feel free to reach out to Robert Miller with questions, or any of the LYRASIS staff.