PALNI supported libraries pay annual membership fees to PALNI, Inc. that cover the costs to operate and manage the PALNI Project and systems. PALNI has received several grants over the years for specific program purposes, including a five-year grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc. in support of our PALSave program, and an IMLS 2-year grant to support the development of Hyku, a low-cost, collaborative institutional repository.
Supported Library Contribution
Each institution is required to contribute knowledgeable staff to boards, advisory groups, and task forces through deep collaboration. Expertise developed by each library is returned through the ability to advance deeper skillsets and experience across the twenty-four libraries and reduce duplication of problem-solving, environmental scanning, strategic planning, and development. Investments made by each school in their staff come back twenty-four-fold through the work of advisory groups, task forces, one on one work, and conferences and through the coordination of PALNI staff.
The Board of Directors elects a five-member Executive Committee (EC) with responsibility for the operation of the organization. The PALNI Executive Director acts as an ex officio member of the EC and serves as the main point of contact for external organizations. The PALNI EC includes a rotating Chair, Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and Past-Chair, and the PALNI Executive Director, and meets in person approximately 6 times each year with additional virtual meetings.
2022-2023 Executive Committee:
Past Chair – Joseph Thomas (Saint Mary’s College)
Chair – Tonya Fawcett (Grace College)
Chair-Elect – Robert Roethemeyer (Concordia Theological Seminary)
Secretary – Darla Haines (Manchester College)
Treasurer – Dan Kolb (Saint Meinrad School of Theology)
Board of Directors:
Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
Christian Theological Seminary
Concordia Theological Seminary
Robert V. Roethemeyer
Oakland City University