Atlanta, GA – May 5, 2015 – LYRASIS members elected four new Board of Trustees members, who will each serve a three-year term. The new Board members will start their terms on July 1, 2015.

The LYRASIS Member Election was open for two weeks, beginning April 13 and closing April 24. LYRASIS members voted for candidates to fill the open Board positions, which included two representatives from academic and/or research libraries, one public library representative and one representative from a state library or group library.

The new Board Members are:

2 Academic and/or Research Library Representatives:

  • Joe Lucia – Temple University (PA)
  • Kathlin (Kathy) Ray – University of Nevada, Reno

1 Public Library Representative:

  • Gina Millsap – Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library (KS)

State Library Representative or Group Member Representative:

  • Jo Budler – State Library of Kansas

“LYRASIS is honored to have such a strong new group of accomplished representatives join the Board of Trustees, and I am happy to welcome back Joe Lucia and Kathy Ray, who are veterans on the LYRASIS board. As a member-focused organization, LYRASIS is guided by our board as they represent the voices of our membership. Their contributions and dedication keep us aligned with the needs and new directions of our member libraries, archives and museums, and their experience and knowledge help us determine priorities and our future direction. We are grateful for their service and I thank all our members for participating in our annual election.” stated Kate Nevins, Executive Director of LYRASIS.