PALNI Executive Director Kirsten Leonard to continue her leadership service on the Executive Committee for the Partnership for Shared Book Collections. The Partnership was formally launched in January 2020 to ensure the long-term preservation of, access to, and integrity of monographic print resources. A founding member of the original steering committee, Leonard has been elected to chair the executive committee of the newly formed organization to provide valuable governance and organizational expertise as the new partnership advances.
The Partnership is leading initiatives on best practices, research on cost and risk, and communication on the value of the print monograph. The Partnership has grown to 14 shared print program members representing over 346 libraries and will continue to grow. The Partnership for Shared Book Collections and PALNI will continue working together to retain access to collections across North America.
Ms. Leonard joins Daniel Dollar of Yale University (Vice Chair), and Susan Stearns of EAST to form the executive leadership team.
More information on the Partnership is available on the website https://sharedprint.org/