Library Advisory Board

Curtis Brundy (Iowa State)

Curtis Brundy is the Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Communications and Collections at Iowa State University. He is active in efforts to transform scholarly communications and is especially interested in finding sustainable open models for self-publishing societies and university presses. His work at Iowa State has largely focused on finding ways to shift its traditional subscription collections spend towards supporting open access. He currently chairs the OA2020 US Working Group and is involved with several other groups working to transform scholarly communications.

Jee Davis (American University)

Jee Davis, MIT Press, Library Advisory Board

Jee Davis is the University Librarian of the American University. She is committed to organizational development and transformation through meaningful organizational review and inclusive strategic planning. She is a member of both Deans’ Council and President’s Council at the American University in which she actively contributes to campus leadership and management. Ethical, inclusive leadership lies in the center of her leadership, and she firmly believes in the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion which has been the foundation of her management and leadership practice. Prior to the American University, Jee was the Associate University Librarian for Collections and Stewardship at Villanova University Library and held various positions at the University of Texas Libraries including the Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services.

Lanette Garza (Center for Research Libraries)

Lanette Garza is the Director of Licensing and Acquisitions at the Center for Research Libraries (CRL). As part of her broad leadership portfolio at CRL, Garza is responsible for leading and supporting the NERL program and its collective action mission. Garza has spent her career in higher education, and has held previous appointments in a variety of contexts, including Palo Alto College and Trinity University, both in San Antonio, TX. Garza is especially passionate about bringing a data-informed approach to foster an open knowledge ecosystem. At Trinity University, she developed the library’s first data center dashboard to inform negotiations and licensing decisions. Over the past year, Garza’s leadership at CRL has brought this valued based and data-informed approach to negotiations with some of the largest academic publishers, including Sage, Springer Nature, Wiley, and Oxford University Press.

April Hathcock (NYU)

April Hathcock is Director of Scholarly Communications & Information Policy at NYU where she educates the campus community on issues of ownership, access, and rights in the research lifecycle. Before entering librarianship, she practiced intellectual property and antitrust law for a global private firm. Her research interests include diversity and inclusion in librarianship, cultural creation and exchange, and the ways in which social and legal infrastructures benefit the works of certain groups over others. She was a 2018 Library Journal Mover and Shaker, as well as the author of the article “White Librarianship in Blackface: Diversity Initiatives in LIS” and the blog At the Intersection, which examines issues at the intersection of feminism, libraries, social justice, and the law.

Allen Jones (The New School)

Allen Jones is the director of Digital Library and Technical Services at The New School Libraries & Archives in New York City. He is the former Primo Product Working Group chair for the Ex Libris Usergroup of North America (ELUNA) and he is currently the discovery liaison for Summon, Primo, Content and Aleph within ELUNA’s Steering Committee. Allen is also the convenor for the subject matter experts group within Project ReShare, a FOLIO-based resource sharing network within the PALCI consortium (Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc.). His professional interests include discovery and delivery systems within library technology systems. His personal interests include writing and philosophical approaches to psychology.

Sharla Lair (LYRASIS)

Sharla Lair serves as a strategist for the Content & Scholarly Communication Initiatives team at LYRASIS, a non-profit, membership organization serving the library, museum and archives communities. Sharla obtained a Master of Science in Library and Information Studies and a Master of Science in Geography from The Florida State University. Her professional passions fall under the broad umbrella of scholarly communication. In particular, she is interested in developing new strategies for sustainable scholarly publishing by way of connecting multiple stakeholders, revealing common goals, and facilitating collective action.

Adam Mazel (Indiana University Bloomington)

Adam Mazel is the Digital Publishing Librarian at Indiana University Bloomington Libraries. There, he is establishing a publishing service for IU’s grey literature: documents that are not publishable by scholarly or commercial presses. His interests include experimental publishing, specifically how digital publishing and data science might productively intersect. Before librarianship, Adam was a scholar of Victorian literature, and his peer-reviewed articles are in Victorian Literature and Culture, Victorian Poetry, and Nineteenth-Century Literature. His M.S. in Library and Information Science is from Simmons University (2019), and his Ph.D. in English Language and Literature is from the University of Michigan (2014).

Caroline Muglia (USC)

Caroline Muglia is the Co-Associate Dean for Collections at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles. In this role, she directs the strategy and budget in areas of assessment, resource sharing, and interlibrary loan operations. Prior to joining USC, Caroline worked as a Digital and Manuscript archivist at the Library of Congress and later as a Data Librarian at an educational technology firm located in Washington, DC. She is a project team member on an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant focused on sustainable reuse assessment in a digital library environment. Caroline is an assistant professor in the USC Marshall School of Business, Masters of Management in Library and Information Science (MMLIS) program and was a member of the 2018-2019 ARL Leadership Fellows cohort. She holds an MLIS from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill where she concentrated on digital archives management.

Ana Noriega (Colby College)

Ana Noriega is the Assistant Director of Collections Management at Colby College, in Maine, where she manages the acquisitions, e-resources and technical services work of the Libraries. She has worked in academic libraries for 20 years, with short stints in public and school libraries. Her interests and scholarship reflect her eclectic background and include the use of portals in children’s literature, the ‘language’ of fashion in popular culture, and the history of intentional communities. In her free time, she likes to answer reference letters as part of the Prison Library Support Network (PLSN) collective.

Weijing Yuan – (University of Toronto)

Weijing Yuan is the Head of Acquisitions & Collection Services at the University of Toronto Libraries, where she oversees licensing and acquisitions activities in the largest academic library system in Canada. She has served on the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) Content Strategy Committee since 2017. Weijing’s current professional and research interests include electronic resource management, open access, and the changing landscape of collections in academic libraries.