LYRASIS is thrilled to introduce Katy Klettlinger as the newest member of the LYRASIS Consulting team. You may know Katy as one of LYRASIS’ outreach librarians. Since 2016, she has been working directly with member libraries in the Mid-Atlantic & Great Lakes region. Over the last year, Katy expanded the scope of her work, serving as a subject matter expert and consultant on space planning, strategic planning, and preservation for cultural heritage institutions.  

Katy’s has more than fifteen years’ experience archival, government, and public library organizations. She has expertise in records management, archival reference, preservation, digitization, space planning, strategic planning, and Organizational Culture Assessment.   

Best described as curious, creative, and enthusiastic. Always eager to lend a helping hand, Katy has a history of helping member libraries, archives, and museums troubleshoot challenges. In April 2020, a member institution reached out to Katy for advice on how to safely collect archival materials during the early stages of the pandemic. She dug in, planning and executing a national research project to uncover collecting trends and archival practice during the pandemic. A special report detailing the results of this project is available HERE. A webinar discussion is coming up on September 11. We hope you can join her to learn more by registering here.

Katy has also been moved by the re-opening challenges faced by our members. As an expert in Space Planning, Katy is developing a special workshop on how to reimagine spaces used by patrons, visitors and staff in libraries, archives, and museums. To join Katy for this special, virtual event, please register here.  

Katy’s new consulting responsibilities fall under the  recently launched Research and Innovation division of LYRASIS. Described by her colleagues as a maverick, Katy is an integral part of the team, bringing her capacity of design thinking to any discussion.  

Katy graduated with her Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) degree with a focus on archival administration in 2006 and Bachelor of Education in 2004, both from Kent State University in Ohio.  

To inquire after Katy’s consulting services, please visit here.