LYRASIS is currently seeking Member Outreach Representatives based regionally within the United States. These locations are in the Western United States and Mid-Atlantic region. LYRASIS supports enduring access to our shared academic, scientific and cultural heritage through leadership in open technologies, content services, digital solutions and collaboration with archives, libraries, museums and knowledge communities worldwide.
The position is primarily responsible for outreach activities that inform members and potential members of the broad array of products and services that LYRASIS provides. It is a highly rewarding opportunity to advocate on behalf of libraries across many areas of need and service: electronic resource price leveraging and discounts, open access participation, open source software solutions and advocacy, digitization and preservations solutions. The ideal Member Outreach Representative will be someone who is both passionate and literate about the issues facing libraries and wants to engage with multiple libraries, archives and museums on a spectrum of solutions.
This is a mission-critical role that is highly rewarding and dynamic. The position requires regional travel and some national travel for conferences and other library events. For more information, please visit http://www.lyrasis.org/job/Pages/LYRASIS-Positions.aspx or reach out to Lisa Larson at email@example.com. Note that while the posted job description lists previous sales experience within the library and/or higher ed communities, we more than welcome conversations with librarians looking to expand their professional horizons by taking a different path.
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.