PALNI supported libraries pay annual membership fees to PALNI, Inc. that cover the costs to operate and manage the PALNI Project and systems. No state funds are used to directly support the PALNI systems or organization. PALNI has received several grants over the years for specific program purposes. The latest to be received is a five-year grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc. in support of our PALSave program.
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-three libraries and reduce duplication of problem-solving, environmental scanning, strategic planning, and development. Investments made by each school in their staff come back twenty-three-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 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.
2020-2021 Executive Committee:
Chair – Marisa Albrecht (University of Indianapolis)
Past Chair – Janet Brewer (Anderson University)
Chair-Elect – Joseph Thomas (Saint Mary’s College)
Secretary – Jessica Trinoskey (Marian University)
Treasurer – Fritz Hartman (Goshen College)
Board of Directors:
Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
EC Past Chair
Christian Theological Seminary
Concordia Theological Seminary
Robert V. Roethemeyer
Oakland City University