Meet the EveryLibrary Board
I am extremely pleased, proud, and humbled to announce that Patrick Sweeney and Erica Findley are joining me as founding Board members here at EveryLibrary.
As members of the Board, they will be responsible for good governance, regulatory filings, and serve a fiduciary role for the organization, as well as serving on the Advisory Committee. Both have played a key role in shaping the initial idea for this library PAC. Each will now bring their energy and enthusiasm for library advocacy to help make EveryLibrary operational. Their first formal role will come very soon as we file with the IRS and Illinois Secretary of State.
Meet my colleagues:
Erica Findley is a passionate library supporter and is influential in the broader library advocacy ecosystem. Ms. Findley is the Digital Resources and Metadata Librarian at Pacific University (OR) and is a 2008 MLS graduate from Emporia State University. She is an active member of the American Library Association where she was chosen as an Emerging Leader. She currently serves as a mentor in the Emerging Leaders program, co-chairs the Instructional Technologies Interest Group for LITA, and is an intern on the ALCTS board. Ms. Findley is a co-convener of the ALA Think Tank and tweets @efindley.
Patrick Sweeney is a tireless and innovative advocate for libraries. A 2005 graduate of the San Jose School of Library and Information Sciences, Mr. Sweeney works for the San Mateo County (CA) Library and manages the East Palo Alto and Portola Valley Public Libraries. He is active in the American Library Association where he is an at-large member of their governing Council. As a California Library Association member, Mr. Sweeney has most recently served on their Conference Committee. His library blog is well respected, and he is a sought-after speaker and presenter. His most recent project, the Story Sailboat, works to provide library services and materials, by boat, to advocate for libraries and literacy in the San Francisco Bay area. He can be found online at www.pcsweeney.com or via email at [email protected].