The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded LYRASIS a grant to support a series of at least 12 “Leaders Forums” to expand our new CEO’s engagement with members and gain deeper insight into their issues and interests. These forums will take across the United States between now-June 2016. Here you can find notes, images and who attended each forum.

Below is the recording of what we’ve learned from the many LYRASIS Leaders Forums, thus far.

Past Forums

June 14, Massachusetts Forum

The Massachusetts Forum was held at the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, Boston.

  • 12 attendees, 9 unique institutions which included: Harvard, MIT, DPLA, Tufts, Boston Athenaeum, State Library, Beacon College, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Slideshow: Massachusetts Forum PPT

May 26, Colorado Forum

The Colorado Forum was held at Anythink Wright Farms, Thornton.

  • 10 attendees, 9 unique institutions which included: Anythink Libraries, Colorado State Library, Colorado Tech University, Denver Public Library, Pueblo Library District, Red Rocks Community College, Public Art Archive, Univ of Colorado, Univ of Denver

Slideshow: Denver Forum PPT

May 10, Florida Forum

The Florida Forum was held at the Tampa Bay Library Consortium, Tampa.

  • 14 attendees, 10 unique institutions which included: State Library, University of Nevada Reno, TBLC, PLAN, SEFLN, Florida State University, Florida International University, University of Miami, University of South Florida St. Petersburg, Tampa Hillsborough Public Library

Slideshow: Tampa Forum PPT

April 13, Ohio Forum

The Ohio Forum was held that the Ohio History Connection, Columbus.

  • 20 attendees, 12 unique institutions which included: State Library, Ohio History Connection, Capitol College, Oberlin College, Wright State University, University of Michigan, Ohio State University, Five Colleges of Ohio, OhioLink, Dension University, Case Western University, Educopia

Slideshow: Columbus Ohio Forum

April 12, Indiana Forum

The Indiana Forum was held at the Indianapolis Public Library, Indianapolis.

  • 17 attendees, 8 unique institutions which included: State Library, IUPUI, Reaching Across Illinois Library System, Indiana State University Kokomo, Indiana State University Bloomington, Chicago Public Library, Northwestern, Indianapolis Public Library

Slideshow: Indianapolis Forum PPT

March 18, DC Forum

The DC Forum was held at the Library of Congress, D.C.

  • 30 attendees, 20 unique institutions which included: The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia, Temple University, Smithsonian, Library of Congress, DCPL, George Washington University, Library of Virginia, Hampton University, Penn State, Catholic University of America, University of Virginia, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Army(Tech & Architecture), National Defense University, National Transportation University, Dept of Justice, Social Security Administration, Morgan State University, Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation, Library Technology (Marshall Breeding), Government Publishing Office

Slideshow: DC Forum PPT

February 25, Utah Forum

The Utah Forum was held at the Salt Lake City Public Library, Salt Lake City.

  • 14 attendees, 9 unique institutions which included: State Library, University of Utah, Utah State University,Weber State College, Snow College, Salt Lake Public Library, Montana State University, Mountain West Digital Library, FamilySearch

Slideshow: Salt Lake City Forum PPT

February 23, North Carolina Forum

The North Carolina Forum was held at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Library, Charlotte.

  • 29 attendees, 18 unique institutions which included: Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library, State Library, NCSU, Triangle Research Library Network, Johnson Smith University, Coastal University, UNC Charlotte, UNC Wilmington, NC State University, NCLIVE, Davidson College, Digital Heritage Center, University of South Carolina Greensboro, Wake Forest, Duke University, Clemson University, NCCU, Winston-Salem State University.

Slideshow: Charlotte Forum PPT

February 16, California Forum

The California Forum was held at the Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles.

  • 14 attendees, 11 institutions which included: Los Angeles Public Library, University of Southern California, California Digital Library, University of California Santa Cruz, University of California San Diego, The Getty Museum, UCLA, Pepperdine University, Cal Tech, The Huntington, DuraSpace, The Califa Group

Slideshow: Los Angeles Forum PPT

January 28, Philadelphia Forum

The Pennsylvania Forum was held at the Free Public Library, Philadelphia.

  • 14 attendees, 9 unique institutions which included: Temple University, Rowan University, New Jersey State Library, PALCI, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Swarthmore College, Haverford College, University of Pennsylvania, Drexel

Slideshow: Philadelphia Forum PPT

January 26, New York Forum

The New York Forum was held at the Moving Image Museum in Astoria, NY.

  • 12 attendees, 10 unique institutions which included: University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Russell Sage Foundation, FEDLINK, Metropolitan Library Council, NYPL, AVPreserve, Columbia University, NYU, Princeton, Fairfield University

Slideshow: Astoria Forum PPT

January 14, Georgia Forum

The Georgia Forum was held at the Woodruff Library at the Atlanta University Center, Atlanta.

  • 14 attendees, 13 unique institutions which included: : State Library of Georgia ,University of Georgia, Equinox,  Director of GA Archives, Alabama State University, Columbus State University, Emory University, Center for Puppetry Arts, University of AL-Birmingham, AUC Woodruff Library, Georgia State University, Troup City Public Library, University of TN-Knoxville

Slideshow: Atlanta Forum PPT