Join us in congratulating Kate Nevins, LYRASIS Executive Director, on her upcoming retirement after 20 years with the organization.

In recent years, Nevins and the LYRASIS Board of Trustees have steered the organization into the digital realm and introduced LYRASIS Digital, an initiative designed to expand digital capacities in member institutions and make content and collections more readily accessible and easily managed. LYRASIS Digital Technology Services, ArchivesSpace Hosting Services, Repository Hosting Services, the LYRASIS Digitization Collaborative, and Digital and Preservation Services all grew out of the desire to serve members and their needs in a rapidly changing technology environment. Nevins also guided LYRASIS as it became the organizational home for ArchivesSpace and CollectionSpace, open source software solutions for the library, archives and museums communities.

“It is hard to leave an organization that has meant so much to me and has had such an impact in the community. However, this is a good time for the Board to consider the needed leadership for continued LYRASIS relevance and effectiveness in the future. The Board is confident, as am I, that LYRASIS will find an innovative leader to guide LYRASIS into the future,” says Nevins of her retirement.

While we are sad to see her go, we wish her all the best in her new adventure, which begins July 1, 2015.

In the meantime, the Board of Trustees is undergoing a search for Kate’s successor. If you would like to nominate a candidate or have inquiries regarding the process and timeline, please contact Paquita Wright, LYRASIS Senior Director of Human Resources, at and 800.999.8558, extension 4934.

Read the full press release here.